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Feedback

Thank you for your time and effort in replying to questions on Feedback. I try to keep up with you, (Your doing better than me) but I just got back from a long (March 12-March 23) trip. Henry 18:41, 24 March 2007 (EST)

It's my pleasure. I've got a lot of unanswered questions up there myself, and I figure as long as I'm waiting for replies, I may as well try to help some other folks out. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:57, 25 March 2007 (EST)
 :) Henry 10:33, 25 March 2007 (EST)

Uploading pictures

Hi! I am now able to upload pictures! However, I did set up my logo and I followed everything I was told on the help page. Still nothing. You can vistMy Wiki. Just so you know I started the wiki yesterday. So it is rather blank.--Sportman2 22:50, 28 March 2007 (EST)

I'm glad that you were able to upload your picture. But it seems that it's far too large. I was able to download it, and the entire image is 983x636 pixels, while the logo image is in only the upper left corner of that area. It looks like the wiki engine is centering your logo image where it belongs, so the actual logo portion is off the screen, and the extra whitespace is covering everything up.
I took the initiative to create an account there and upload a new version of the file without all the extra whitespace. The logo is now visible for you, but it's still covering up the user controls. (I guess using a .png isn't the solution to that after all. :( ) Anyway, it's more useful to you now. I hope that helps. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:08, 29 March 2007 (EST)

Deleting a Wiki

Is it possible to delete a wiki?--Sportman2 15:09, 29 March 2007 (EST)

Not so far as I know. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 18:55, 29 March 2007 (EST)
It is through the Editthis.wiki server, I believe. Henry 16:48, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
I don't know anything about that. Is that accessible to us users, or just to RobKohr? —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:45, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
Only Rob Kohr. Henry 12:19, 4 April 2007 (EDT)

History

Hi! On my wiki my history tab suddenly changed to another wiki's history. The reason I know it is another wiki's history is because the history tab has contributions dating from April of 2006 and beyond. My wiki hasn't been up that long.--Sportman2 19:45, 29 March 2007 (EST)

Your wiki should have history entries going back before you founded it, describing the creation and initial modification of the pages that your wiki starts with. My wiki has a history that goes back to January '06, but I created it in April '06. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:56, 30 March 2007 (EST)

Logo

Sorry! But, my logo still isn't working.--Sportman2 19:48, 29 March 2007 (EST)

I just checked your wiki again, and your logo appears to be working just fine. Have you tried refreshing your browser to make sure it's not loading the old version from the cache? —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:56, 30 March 2007 (EST)

Logo (Again)

I am currently working on a different wiki. I got the logo set but it is off center. Could you help? My Wiki

You've done the same thing again: used a logo image that is far too large. Your logo image is 983x636 pixels, most of which is whitespace, and that's covering up some of your wiki's content and tools. Even the meaningful portion within the vast area of your image is too large, at 140x201 pixels for the picture and text. You have to crop it to 150x150 pixels, then upload the smaller version. I've reverted the logo to the default image for you so that you can see what you're doing. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:59, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
I understand. However, am not sure how to as I made the logo in Paint, a basic program that comes with all computers that run on Windows. I do not know how to crop in that.--Sportman2 17:35, 25 April 2007 (EDT)
Oh, I see. Well, I can help you there, too. In Paint, go to the menu Image -> Attributes. You can set up the size of your image there. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 17:58, 25 April 2007 (EDT)

Talk:Main Page

What do you think of Talk:Main Page now? Hopefully Rob can do this when he gets around to it. Btw, I'm Henry but on Wikireligion I'm Forest so I just logged in as Forest today instead of change my name. ForestH2 20:17, 24 April 2007 (EDT)

Not likely to help. I suspect that it's being spammed by spambots, and I don't know what to do about that except keep reverting the vandalism. Spambots won't read the warning, of course. Neither of us is an Admin, and RobKohr doesn't do much to maintain this wiki, so the threat of corrective action is kind of empty. :( —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 20:25, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
I've changed the warning. Check it out now. This may, in the long run, prove more effective. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 22:29, 24 April 2007 (EDT)

Sysop

Hi Stormraven,

I have upgraded your account to sysop.

Thanks,

--RobKohr 07:22, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

Thank you, RobKohr. I hope to make good use of it. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:51, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

Spanish spammer (80.58.205.xxx)

If he comes back again you can block him by applying a range block on 80.58.205.0/24 (which blocks all the IP addresses in that range from 80.58.205.0 to 80.58.205.255) Canderous 12:02, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

Thanks, Canderous. I was wondering how to do that. I'm satisfied for now to have blocked with surgical precision, but if he comes up again, I'll block the range. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 13:13, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

What'd I'd miss?

I leave for like three days and then I get the news of being a sysop! Congrats to you. Henry 21:25, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

8D —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:38, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

Recurring vandal

There is a recurring vandal operating from 4.152.0.0/16 and 4.136.0.0/16, commonly known as Jake Remington or North Carolina Vandal. Blocking those two ranges for 6 or more months could be a good idea. He is the same dude who moved the Main Page to Jew some time ago. Canderous 07:26, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

I don't see any user contributions in those ranges. Can you link me to some history items or user contribs? Possibly the vandalism entries are gone because the associated pages have already been deleted, in which case, if he pops up again, be sure to let me know then.
By the way, thanks for patrolling for pages to be deleted. It's been helpful, and I've been following your lead on that. Keep up the good work! :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 10:10, 10 May 2007 (EDT)
He edited using an ip and created that page with strange characters you deleted. Plus he has a long history of vandalism on Wikipedia and on Code_WIKI. Canderous 11:38, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

!!!! blocks

There are two many of them for me to even attempt to block, but if they do any damage again, please do block them. Thanks. Henry 20:18, 22 May 2007 (EDT)

Count on it. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:35, 23 May 2007 (EDT)

IRC

Do you think we should create our own IRC channel? Henry 10:43, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

I don't really see the point. What would you hope to accomplish? I'm kind of losing my passion for supporting and developing this site when there's little or no support from RobKohr, either of this site or of the wiki system. If he's not interested, why should we be?
I wouldn't be able to monitor an IRC channel, either, but if you think you might like to, don't let me stop you. However, unless you were to somehow persuade RobKohr to monitor it himself, I suspect that you'd get a lot of questions that you could only answer by saying that RobKohr is the only one who can address this or that problem. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 15:22, 4 June 2007 (EDT)
Uh, I've contacted him again at his personal wiki. It is now time he promote us to be the developers so we can start updating features etc. Henry 18:26, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

IP edits

Good idea, blocking all IP edits for a while. Frankly, I'm inclined to forbid them permanently. Not only would it seriously cut down on the spam, but it would also require RobKohr to actually sign in to edit, thus proving conclusively whether he's actually been doing anything here or not. Which we know he hasn't. :p —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:48, 15 June 2007 (EDT)

OK, two things.
1. I also know that out of every ten edits a day 90% are spam, and the other one edit in maybe a Question, or Feedback or something and Rob wouldn't post to feedback.
2. IP edits are now blocked permantly. It doesn't really hurt the IP's because if you want to contribute just log in. Probably after a month or so, I'll activate the IP editing. Maybe protect all the pages that have been spammed so far? But there are so many.....Henry 11:06, 15 June 2007 (EDT)
I would recommend against protecting all those pages. Protection would mean registered users couldn't edit them, either, just admins. Besides, you'd wind up having to protect every page on the site. It looks like the spambots are randomly selecting pages, randomly selecting sections to edit/replace, and putting their spam in there.
Just blocking IP edits ought to be enough... for now... until the spambots are developed to the point that they create their own fake IDs and start spamming that way. Vexatious spammers! >:[ —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:41, 17 June 2007 (EDT)
What about the pages Hannibal is putting up? Some of them are spam but some of them are a joke and stupid. I don't mind them as much as the spam. Henry 11:15, 18 June 2007 (EDT)
I haven't seen any problem with Hannibal's pages, though I haven't been looking very closely. If there have been spam pages, I haven't seen them. As long as there is no Project Policy here, I'm happy to give him the benefit of the doubt. I have considered, though, suggesting to him that he might want to start up a separate wiki of his own rather than build a wikipage network here. Again, there's no policy here, and he's perfectly permitted to go on as he has been, but he's got lots of pages and would probably be better served by containing them within their own system. Anyway, haven't mentioned anything to him yet. Perhaps I'll drop him a line. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 15:37, 18 June 2007 (EDT)


Spam? A joke? I'm presenting a scholarly examination of the basics of logic I can't fathom how anyone would refer to my pages as spam or a joke or 'stupid'.

Hannibal

Your pages are fine, it's just that they were very long. When something gets too long, it should be included as a independent seperate wiki. They were quite interesting. No encylopedia articles, in my opinon should be written here. They should be included as a sub-wiki like you did. Very interesting though. Henry 16:41, 18 June 2007 (EDT)

Ok Henry, thanks for explaining yourself. And Yes I am moving my files to a sub wiki as you note.

Hannibal 16:57 18 June 2007 (EDT)

Wiki of the month

I'd love for you to hear the discussion me and User:Jack Phoenix have been having over on a different IRC channel. But to note, let's discuss the Wiki of the month. Should we just decide our own wiki of the month for June, (Interslang) because that's got the most votes? It's only got one vote. Or should we just let the no wiki of the month streak go on? Henry 23:09, 19 June 2007 (EDT)

I'm inclined to let it go on until the end of June. For July, if the only interest in voting is the one vote for Interslang, then let's make that the wiki of the month for July. After that, if there's no voting at all, I'd say we retire the feature as drawing no interest. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:24, 20 June 2007 (EDT)

I've finally lost all my control...

I've finally lost all of my control with the way editthis.info is never upgraded nor anything. I posted a long list of things on RobKohr's talkpage. User talk:RobKohr. I'm almost fed up, I might leave, but I can't because that leaves only one admin. (you). Henry 17:34, 24 June 2007 (EDT)

Don't worry about me. With IP edits blocked to keep the spam off, there's not much an admin has to do, anyway. I've considered leaving for greener pastures, too, but then I remind myself of two things. One, truly greener pastures are likely to cost me some green of my own, and this site remains free. And two, no one is contributing to my wiki anyway, so there's no point in me carrying it off to someplace better.
Ultimately I think the problem with EditThis is that the business model doesn't require RobKohr to do any upkeep to maintain his income. As long as he has people visiting their wikis, he gets his money from Google. Since he's not getting his money directly from his customers, he has no need to make sure they stay happy. So the only thing that's going to get his attention is if there's a mass exodus of customers heading for the door. That will only happen if there's a better deal out there, and if there is, then you and I have little reason to be concerned over RobKohr's interest in this site. We can just join the exodus for the better deal, too.
So if you figure out where that better deal lies, let me know. In fact, I would recommend that if we find that better deal, before we leave we should post answers to all the Feedback, everything that RobKohr won't address, (a) that he is unresponsive and (b) where the better deal is available. I'm sure there are lots of people who would like to know. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 10:10, 25 June 2007 (EDT)
I am also looking for a new wiki host. :D Henry 10:59, 25 June 2007 (EDT)
Well Wikireligion had been 24 with the same number of page views the whole time, nothing new, or different but maybe it is manually updated. Um, thank you for reverting the undeleted spam. I was sleeply earlier and I just saw an internet link and asssumed it was spam :) I like your idea about the Feedback. Can you readd the Main Page thing and see if it is manually servered? Henry 18:19, 29 June 2007 (EDT)
I don't know how I'd check and see about the list of top wikis. The list was created with an html tag, <topwiki>, and I don't believe I have access to the code behind it. You may be right; it might just be a link to a manually updated list. If you've been monitoring stats, then you would be in a better position to make that call, 'cause I haven't been. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:09, 2 July 2007 (EDT)

Editthis.info (new)

There is a new editthis.info in development! Hopefully, it will be better. Try googling free wiki hosting services and see what you get. I didn't get much that's really as easy as editthis.info. Henry 23:27, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

Yeah, me either. Scribblewiki has some slight potential, but I'm viscerally opposed to anything that gets advertised through spam, and I'm not going to reward that sort of disruptive behavior. However, I'm also starting to think that the people I've invited to edit my private wiki would be better served by a WYSIWYG system. MediaWiki is a little arcane and a little intimidating to new users; hence no one but me has been editing my wiki.
How did you find that new EditThis development page, and how did you recognize it as such? I clicked over to it this morning, and it was just a strange list of settings or instructions or something, with errors at the bottom. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:20, 2 July 2007 (EDT)
Here. Henry 11:30, 2 July 2007 (EDT)
Excellent. :) I'm going to link to the announcement in the Main Page notice, too. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 14:24, 2 July 2007 (EDT)

We should be getting the ability to semi-protect articles.--Jtaylor1 11:33, 6 July 2007 (EDT)

That would be nice. I presume that feature would come with the newer version of MediaWiki. I'm not holding my breath for it, though. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 11:05, 8 July 2007 (EDT)

I am new to this site and was considering transferring my wiki from another host (wiki-site.com), purely for the reason of being able to block edits from unregistered users. Looking at the general chatter here, some people seem to be a bit disgruntled with this site for one reason or another. Possibly just due to lack of support from RobKohr? Is it ok here? Do you think it would be wise for me to move here, or should I stay put? Stocko 06:10, 24 July 2007 (EDT)

EditThis is a useful site, but it has its problems and associated frustrations. You'll have to judge for yourself whether it's a better place for you than the site you're already using, but a look at the Feedback page will give you an idea as to how unresponsive RobKohr is in addressing issues and maintaining the site. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:44, 25 July 2007 (EDT)

A newbie question about extension

Hi, I created a wiki here on editthis (http://cellbe.editthis.info). It's about programming, so it would be nice to have a syntax higlight extension, like [1]. I don't know how to install it, but that page says Download the latest stable build of GeSHi, and unzip it inside the extensionsSyntaxHighlight_GeSHi directory. I guess I'd need some kind of ssh access to do that, but as I said, I'm a noob and I don't know :-). Here's my question: is it possible to install that extension in my wiki, and how to do it? Pointing me to some tutorial/howto/documentation is good enough. Thank you. --Laynor 11:05, 6 July 2007 (EDT)

You can't install an extension to just your own wiki on EditThis.info. If you could, I'd already have installed Semantic MediaWiki on mine. :p Instead, if you want an extension, you just have to request it and hope RobKohr sees your request and acts on it. Sorry. :( —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 11:10, 8 July 2007 (EDT)
Another noob question, what should I do to make google index my wiki? I don't know where to place the metatag...
I've no idea. I don't know anything about Google indexing and metatags. Sorry. :( —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:42, 10 July 2007 (EDT)
If you add your self to the wiki categorization section google will pick you on the next pass. It just needs to have links to follow to new content. Adding your url on different sites then editthis will also increase pagerank. Google flat out ignores metatags since they have been abused too much in the past. --RobKohr 20:27, 13 August 2007 (EDT)

Deletion of 'Huizenjacht'

This morning I wake up, to notice that the content of the wiki 'Huizenjacht' is deleted for the second time (by Henry), with as a comment that it is a personal blog, spam, ... Well I can assure you that it's none of these. Let me describe to you what it is used for: (as you have noticed couple of weeks ago, it's in Dutch). The page was started with he aim of centralizing ideas and information concerning the search for a new house. Four of my friends and I were looking for a new place to rent. A week ago we found a nice house and came to an agreement with the owners to let us rent it. As you may notice, the contents of the page has grown rapidly since about a week ago. That's because there are a lot of things to arrange, before we can actually move to the new house. In stead of continuously mailing back and forth, we agreed that it would be far more practical if all information and ideas was stored at a central page, accessible to all, at any time. That's why we opt for a wiki page.

As you can see, the contents of the page can under no condition be seen as spam, nor can it be described as a blog, since we are not making a diary. Yes, there are time stamps, but that's just to keep the content clear. Putting time stamps allows each one of us to rapidly detect any possible updates made by the others.

As you may understand, by deleting the page, we have also lost all information, ideas, agreements, etc that we had already made. Therefore I'd appreciate it if you could restore the page. If, however, you refuse to do so, then please let us recover the contents in some way, so we can set up another page somewhere else.

greetings, Monoceros

Sorry about that, Monoceros. It appears that Henry and I have differing views about your page and about what EditThis ought to permit. I've restored Huizenjacht, and I've left a longer note on Henry's talk page. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:17, 15 July 2007 (EDT)
thx! Sorry if my post sounded a bith harsh and exaggerated. I was just a bit pissed, because of the deletion, but also more about the loss of the data. --Monoceros 10:55, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

IRC

Can you link to an IRC channel? I don't know how. It would be helpful. Some person named Pinky started this IRC channel. Henry 13:12, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

If it can be done, I don't know how. If the IRC channel has an associated website, that would work nicely. Failing that, I can only surmise. Maybe there's a website or something that allows connection to IRC channels, and you can pass the channel name to that? I've no idea. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:14, 16 July 2007 (EDT)
#editthis ..The IRC link as per request..its on the Freenode server BTW..--Cometstyles 09:44, 16 July 2007 (EDT)
and if there are users without an IRC Client..they can use Java's Freenode application edit this choosing a suitable nickname and logging in..I wanted to add this to the main page but its protected so I left you the link to add ..--Cometstyles 09:57, 16 July 2007 (EDT)
Excellent! Thanks for showing us how to do this, Cometstyles! I'll copy this to Henry so he can make the link. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:40, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

IRC Link

Yeah, it wasn't well written too, I think the MediaWiki:Sidebar would be a good place to have it...um, I think the channel will come of importance after the new editthis.info is created. Henry 10:47, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

You know, it might be best to link to a page here about the IRC channel, in which you could forewarn that RobKohr probably won't be monitoring activity there. Then, on that page you could have the actual off-site link to the IRC channel. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 14:48, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

Willy

Hey.. I tried to remove the vandalism by WoW but it is quite tricky since there is no rollback features or (edit) and (undo) features as well..I hope these features would be included in the new Edit this .. Cheers..--Cometstyles 14:57, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

I appreciate your interest in helping to control vandalism here. I've found a rollback feature, but it's not as conveniently located as on newer versions of MediaWiki. If you go to the user's contributions page, you should find the rollback link next to each entry that's still the newest edit on its page. At least, I found it there and hope you will, too. :p —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:40, 19 July 2007 (EDT)
I believe that's only for admins, Stormraven. Henry 10:06, 19 July 2007 (EDT)
Ah..well.. luckily this site doesn't get vandalized much.. Cheers ..--Cometstyles 08:21, 20 July 2007 (EDT)
Well, of course! Because only Admins are ever interested in reverting vandalism, after all. It makes perfect sense. Doesn't it? :p —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:00, 20 July 2007 (EDT)

Here and There

First, I'd like to thank you for stepping in around here. You're working hard on the Help:Desk; I'm ashamed to say that once I hit a wall with my wiki, I moved on to other things. Now I'm back with a new wiki; we'll see how that goes.

I'm also concerned that Rob has, well, left the building. The man should make money but yes, he should work a little for it, too. I think there are EditThis.info users who would be willing, say, to do the MediaWiki upgrade themselves -- but it's hard for anyone to grant that kind of access and I don't expect Rob to do it.

I agree that the business model doesn't close the loop properly. I'm a cheap bastard but I like to have the ability to offer an incentive for good service -- and overall, Rob's is not too shabby. I broke down just now and sent the guy $20. Dunno if that'll get his attention or not.

One point worth thinking about is that if Rob is making money, so could we. We could learn from his mistakes, keep the free hosting option but also offer premium services at a cost. -- And, naturally, install MW 1.10. Bear 05:14, 28 July 2007 (EDT)

Greetings, Bear, and thanks for your contributions. :) I agree that there's a business opportunity for someone out there. It's not me, though. :p I barely know enough about using MediaWiki to offer a little help around here. I certainly don't know enough about using PHP or installing MediaWiki to create my own hosting service. I'd be no better than RobKohr, and possibly worse. :p I'd certainly encourage anyone else to do it, though. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 10:19, 29 July 2007 (EDT)

You might have seen...

That the new editthis is erm, sort of running, but click on the link to find out! Henry 10:16, 1 August 2007 (EDT)

Good to see that at least there's movement. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 11:49, 2 August 2007 (EDT)
You can now make an account there, so if you want, please do so! Henry 20:00, 9 August 2007 (EDT)
Thanks, Henry. I'm going to wait, though, until it's been fully developed and implemented. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:26, 10 August 2007 (EDT)
I see that it's Mediawiki v1.10.0 on the new site. A step in the right direction! Stocko 18:06, 22 August 2007 (EDT)

Spam

What's all the spam? I thought we had most of it under control. I've now blocked Rob for two hours, I will keep doing that until he decides to respond to some edits. I've been out of town, that's why I haven't been around. Henry 20:11, 19 August 2007 (EDT)

Spammers are not to be deterred by our feeble efforts. Since it's so simple to create an account here, they've created spambots that can create their own dummy accounts to spam from. I knew that was going to happen from early on. We need one of those character recognition systems, where you can't create an account unless you type in the deformed text shown in an image, so we know that real people are (probably) creating accounts and not spambots. But I don't know how to install such a system, and we probably don't have the power to do it anyway.
Very soon I shall lose my interest in hunting spammers. You and I appear to be about the only people any more with enough interest in this site and the EditThis service to make meaningful contributions anyway. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 14:56, 20 August 2007 (EDT)
Oh, me too. I thought about leaving for sometime. I can always remove all edit access on editthis.info, if we want to shut it off completely. Any blunders RobKohr makes and he gets a block. Henry 23:50, 20 August 2007 (EDT)
I've caught the IP behind the spam edits, or most of them, though not all. 221.232.159.112 is the IP responsible. Henry 12:11, 21 August 2007 (EDT)
Good work! I shall call you Henry-Sleuth! :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:29, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

RobKohr

As I continue to block spam, has it occured to you that RobKohr's returned? And guess what he's done? He allowed a bunch of spammers to return to this site...by unlocking account creation/editing pages. You know what...I think he really wants spam here...I don't know what to do but in case you are wondering why spammers return, it's because he's returned the "edit" to spammers. Henry 11:39, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

Added Capcha for user creation. Sorry for unleashing the flood. I thought at first glance the system was hacked because I could no longer even view pages. In any case, thank you for all your efforts. --RobKohr 12:39, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

anymous edits

Are back on. If it has http in the body, then it should catch it and put it through captcha. Let me know if any more spam appears.--RobKohr 13:45, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

Thanks, Rob! That Captcha system is exactly what I had in mind. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:12, 24 August 2007 (EDT)
We are making some progress, even if it is not a lot now that we are working together. Henry 14:01, 24 August 2007 (EDT)

You around?

Just wondering if you were around...we've had major vandalism problems the last week. :) Henry 12:30, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

I'm around, more or less, but every time I check to see how things are going, you've already taken care of any problems. Which I appreciate. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:46, 16 September 2007 (EDT)
Hey, haven't talked to you in a while, how's it going :) I've been inactive at editthis for a while...doing a bit cleaning up on spam today. Henry 11:35, 9 December 2007 (EST)
I've been very inactive. I've completely lost interest in EditThis and no longer patrol for spam or other edits. I just check in now and then to see if there are messages. I just don't have a lot of time to mess around with it anymore. If I did, I'd spend it trying to find another host for my wiki. My users, in general, are wiki novices and would rather have a WYSIWYG editor. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:43, 12 December 2007 (EST)
I've become too busy doing wikia, (another wiki host) What sites are you at? The new editthis never opened. I'm gonna block all edits to the wiki, Rob will know how to unblock it if he wants. :) Henry 22:24, 16 December 2007 (EST)
Oh, I was looking at a couple others, but I just got a new job, and its not allowing me the time I'd need to handle the switch to any other wiki. So I'm not doing much of anything these days. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:44, 21 December 2007 (EST)

Problem with the captcha

Whenever I try to use the pound sign on my wiki (£), and then post a URL relevant to my wiki, the captcha then goes ahead and screws up the sign, rendering it "Ã�£" or something even less comprehensible. What gives? Rickyrab 10:56, 18 December 2007 (EST)

I'm afraid there's nothing I can do to help. A lot of people have been having problems with the Captcha system, especially in non-U.S. character sets. Only Rob Kohr can address the situation. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 08:47, 21 December 2007 (EST)

Software Bug

On my Avatar wiki (The Four Nations) I have been having problems finalizing pages as everytime I try the following message appears:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from within function "Revision::insertOn". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate entry '1625' for key 1 (localhost)".

Is there anything you can do. Thank You and Happy New Year - Xanadu1 12:33 (GMT) 30th December 2007

No, there's nothing I can do to help you. :( I don't have access to the database, and even if I did, I wouldn't know what to do about your problem. Only Rob Kohr can help you out. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 09:07, 30 December 2007 (EST)

New

Hi, I'm very familiar with MediaWiki and wikis but I'm new to editthis, I was wondering if you could help me, there are a few things I'd like to know:

  1. How do I find out what edithis wikis already exist and Does it matter if I create a similar wiki?
  2. Is there a limit to the ammount of pages and images my wiki can have?
  3. I've heard something like this:'25MB of disk space on editthis' what does that mean?
  4. Do I need to use any of my own computers memory if I start a wiki?

I'd prefer your response to be on my talk page if possible, otherwise I may forget to check! Sorry if I'm asking stupid questions, but I find it hard to adjust to other wiki styles immediatley (I use a different skin on hte wikis I edit), so navigation is hard for me at first. Thanks, I'd appreciate a fast response. Hunterj|My talk 15:53, 12 April 2008 (EDT)

  1. There is a categorized wiki list but it is relies on wiki creators adding themselves. I cannot find a mechanical, alphabetical list. I am sure it does not matter if you create a similar one. But is you find one, why not contact the owner and suggest co-operation?
  2. I would not expect there to be except for ...
  3. the 25M byte limit is stated in the wiki hosting comparison guide. To be on the safe side, one must assume that means current pages plus all historical versions plus all images. Worse, I cannot see any way of finding out how much space one is using. But on the other hand, does the system actually check it anyway?
  4. Strangely worded question. At one level the answer is: none at all - it is all on the EditThis servers. The other answer is: you would be strongly advised to backup stuff to your computer's disk. But if you are limited to 25M bytes here, that ain't gonna be a problem on your machine!
But don't ask me, I am almost as much in the dark as you. Repeat your questions at the Help Desk - but don't expect a swift response there either. You could also try pestering Rob Kohr directly. -- RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 03:01, 13 April 2008 (EDT)
Further to 3. I have just rediscovered the Link Quota Page. It says "this may take a day or two since this is manually updated". However given the speed that other things happen round here, I would read between the lines and not worry about how much space you may be using! -- RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 03:23, 13 April 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for picking up this question for me, RHaworth. Sorry, Hunterj, I don't visit EditThis very much any more. My own wiki is idle; the software needs updating; RobKohr is notoriously inactive and unresponsive; and I just don't have the time any more anyway. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:51, 23 April 2008 (EDT)

Sandbox Wiki

Um, excuse me, yesterday, I had just created a new wiki on here known as the Sandbox Wiki. Only problem is is that I can't get into the admin account. The password doesn't seem to work. Could you please help? - Znex 19:41, 23 April 2008 (EDT)

No, sorry, there's nothing I can do to help you. If the default password admin doesn't work, you'll have to contact RobKohr about your issue. —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 07:57, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
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