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The server for ** was finally replaced on May 15, 2007 and a second server is being used to serve static content such as images, skins and downloadable backups. About time. Hopefully the sites should be running a little more quickly now. I shall be keeping an eye on things, in any case.

Veja também pt:Forum:Desciclopédia_2.0! --Carlb 14:42, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

unable to upload a newer version of image to zh-tw[edit]

Dear carlb, I found that I cannot upload a newer version of image to zh-tw:Image:Example.jpg, even though I have uploaded the new version, the old version is still displayed (but with new version's resolution). I have tried to delete the page and re-upload, but the image still cannot be uploaded. The image I need to upload is [1], which is the original example image. Many thanks. --Leeyc0 06:46, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

suddenly recovered...seems reverse proxy cache? --Leeyc0 12:31, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Huff request[edit]

There's some school vanity I'd like huffed. Could you delete West Vancouver Secondary off the mirror please? Alksubsig.gifAlksub - VFH CM WA RV {talk} 04:20, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


For the bot add the following entries

Style sheet problem[edit]

Hello Carl. Currently, the style sheets is not being applied to any page in Japanese Uncyclpedia.[2] CSS files in ns:8 have been not changed recently though I checked them. [3] Can you know the cause of the problem, and fix it? --ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 11:05, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Fixed now:) Thanks! --ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 12:36, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

No Forum_talk in Japanese Uncyclopedia[edit] has a Forum namespace (ns:110), but no Forum_talk (ns:111 ?) there. We should have a that stupid ns. thanks. bye. --話切徒 21:46, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

namespace creation can be done by any administrator via ja:Special:Namespaces. --Leeyc0 07:28, 24 June 2007 (UTC) upload image problem[edit]

Dear Carlb, I found that we cannot upload images with Chinese character Destination filename recently. When we upload such images, it seems the image can be uploaded successfully, but when we see it's image page, the system cannot find the image and 404 not found error comes out when we tried to click the link. But the upload function is normal if we use alphanumeric characters for the file name. Please check it for us, many thanks. --Leeyc0 07:25, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

I suddenly found that a lot of recently uploaded (say in this month) images with Chinese character filename in disappered, for example in zh-tw:阿囧.--Leeyc0 07:47, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
resumed, thanks. --Leeyc0 01:24, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

utilisation d'un pywikipediabot[edit]

Bonjour, je suis PiRK de la désencyclopédie. J'ai vu que tu utilisais un bot (Hymie le robot) sur la désencyclopédie. Est-ce que c'est toujours possible de faire ça ? Si oui, je ne sais pas ce qu'il faut mettre sur la ligne family du fichier Est-ce que c'est family = 'desencyclopedie'  ? -- 17:20, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Il faut ajouter une liste des uncyclopédias comme fichier de contrôle, puis ça doit fonctionner. Je crois que la version la plus récente d'uncyclopé se trouve au Usuario:Chixpy/; voir aussi Usuario:Gudproyect/


On n'arrive pas à enregistrer le bot... La page Special:Makebot qui existe sur wikipédia n'existe pas sur la désencyclopédie. Est ce que tu sais comment faire ? -- 06:01, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Il faut demander à un membre du «staff» de Wikia de faire ça, inexpliquement on ne nous donne pas accès pour le faire. Pour les wikis qui ne sont pas chez Wikia, n'importe quel bureaucrat peut intervenir, mais...

On peut faire fonctionner un pywikipediabot sans le drapeau «bot», tout ce que ce p'tit flag donne c'est de cacher les changements de fr:special:recentchanges. --Carlb 13:56, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

liens interwiki[edit]

J'ai vu sur la page [4] que tu t'occupes des liens interwikis. Celui de la désencyclopédie ne marche plus. Je pense qu'il faudrait remplacer par -- 17:37, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Mais est une adresse légitime; ce domaine était donné à Wikia par Philo, le fonteur de la dÉsencyclopédie. Si Wikia continue de la briser d'une façon ou une autre, il n'y a pas grande chose que je puisse faire, malheureusement. Seulement leur personnel de support technique peut y intervenir, si (bien sûr) ils soient assez compétent pour le faire.

On a déjà posé les mêmes questions ici au sujet de dÉ et de chinois simplifié car les problèmes, ce ne sont rien de nouveau. --Carlb 19:22, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Korean Uncyclopedia has a problem[edit]

When I open Korean Uncyclopedia, it says "백괴사전 has a problem." (백괴사전 is translation of "Uncyclopedia.") What should Korean Uncyclopedia's users do? ―에멜무지로 21:39, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Wait a minute and then hit shift-refresh or shift-reload in your browser. The page should then appear. --Carlb 13:59, 6 July 2007 (UTC)[edit]

  1. - The newest URL
  2. - The URL since the independent day
  3. - Is it for test purpose before zh-tw Uncyclopedia's independence?
  4. - Is it also for test purpose before zh-tw Uncyclopedia's independence?

I believe I have to ask the users on --Hant 16:24, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank You for --Hant 13:46, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

I think and are enough. No need to register --Hant 14:10, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for asking; please let me know once they have consensus. :)

The only way to get .mo is to register a company in Macau, then get, then get .mo. Very expensive; I can't see anyone doing this. Anyone can register any domain (just so long as I know, to tell the server what pages to return for which domains) but it does seem easier just to use .tw (or .tw and .hk) if they're the same language.

An .hk site could be useful if ever the community follows Wikipedia's pattern of a separate wiki for Cantonese ( but for now it remains just a duplicate of

So are the same now and any others just redirect to the .tw domain. After the community decides what they want to do, I shall update this accordingly. --Carlb 15:09, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

The members tend to keep, and alive. No redirect were purposed on these 3 URLs. Other URLs, just redirect to, as nobody care their disappearance. --Hant 13:23, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Where is, and's server physically located? i.e. Which place's law is now applied on zh-tw uncyclopedia? --Hant 13:35, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

The server itself is co-located at 151 Front St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. --Carlb 14:50, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

The necessity of the policy of the making of policy[edit]

Hello Mr.Carlb. I'm Beuraucrat of Japanese. We(I) have problem and please teach me method of English version.
I make various rules recently for the cause of the agreement formation of the person of the community. But recently,The person who insisted that a rule to make a rule was necessary appeared. Therefore, please teach me How to making rules at the English version. The Japanese edition seems to become gradually Wikipedia and is tight:-). Thank you! -- by Muttley 15:34, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

The usual method appears to be to attempt to get a consensus between the administrators, either on IRC or by discussion on the wiki. A free Internet Relay Chat server is provided to projects like ours by; once a few admins agree with an idea, it is opened for wider discussion by the community. --Carlb 09:39, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much! -- by Muttley 13:39, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

This comment does not exist[edit]

I tried to leave a comment on Talk:This page does not exist, but I couldn't save it. I think it has something to do with the page's protection. – Kip > Talk Works Sophia It's Peanut Better Jelly Time!!! Carlton2.gif Rotating Rick Astley.gif derp Sexy Snoo.png Knight of the Order USA!

Um, this comment does exist...

zh-tw upload image problem[edit]

Dear carlb, I found that the upload image function has some problem. When I uploaded a new version of image, it seems that unable to display the new version. For example, I am uploading a new version of image to zh-tw:圖像:Example.jpg, which should be [5], but I found that it is still displaying the old version. Another example is zh-tw:圖像:Lucky Haruhi.jpg, the new version should be [6], but unable to display the new version, and I have reverted to old version now. (BTW, the first version is broken mysteriously.) -- 14:59, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

The previous message is left by me, but forgot to login.--Leeyc0 15:02, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Carlb ^_^. --Leeyc0 13:27, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Turkish Uncyclopedia[edit]

Dear Carlb,

We made an election in order to change our logo with a new one, so we designed a new logo for Turkish Uncyclopedia but i cand upload it. I uploaded the new one several times but the old logo which you've uploaded still appears there. Could you please help me to solve that problem?

Thanks and Best Regards, Lord Assyrius Luciferianus

Subpage feature activation[edit]

Hello Carlb-san. In Japanese Uncyclopedia, subpage feature is activated in all talk namespaces and user namespace maybe. But we need this feature in the following namespaces too:

  • Uncyclopedia
  • Template
  • Help
  • Category
  • Portal
  • UnNews
  • Forum

Is it possible? thanks. --話切徒 17:57, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Poll Extension does not work in Japan[edit]

One more thing...

Japanese uncyclopedia has a poll extension tag (ja:Special:Version). But this extension does not work, and dump the following error messages.

Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_vote' doesn't exist
Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_vote' doesn't exist
Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_message' doesn't exist
Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_message' doesn't exist
Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_info' doesn't exist
Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_info' doesn't exist
Table 'uncyc_ja.poll_message' doesn't exist

could poll tag work properly? thanks. --話切徒 17:57, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Poll and subpages should be working now. --Carlb 07:57, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
They're working well. thanks! --話切徒 11:50, 1 August 2007 (UTC)



Vandalism and open proxies[edit]

Hikipedia has been vandalised frequently during last few weeks. Edits have been done behind open proxy so blocking does no good. Edits aren't probably done by a bot, so using ConfirmEdit extension to request confirm for every edit would just irritate other users. Would it be possible to adopt some kind of no open proxies policy on your server to prevent this kind of vandalism from happening? There is an extension (beta) which could be used by admins. There's also an another extension which could be useful in Hikipedia. Other useful tips for spam fighting are also welcome... --JAT 15:17, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for extensions. Unfortunately we can't use SpamRegex, because its special page won't show up in fi:Special:Specialpages. Ability to block unwanted usernames would also be nice... --JAT 08:50, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
fi:Special:SpamRegex and fi:Special:RegexBlock should be working now. --Carlb 18:07, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


We need subpage feature in Korean Uncyclopedia, in these namespaces:

  • 백괴사전 (4)
  • 백괴사전토론 (5)

Can you do this? --Peremen 00:06, 12 August 2007 (UTC)


I think that you turned off subpage feature in these namespaces:

  • 사용자 (2)
  • 사용자토론 (3)

Can you re-enable on these namespaces? There were several complains about this. --Peremen 02:32, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Is there anything happened in koun?[edit]

I checked koun today, and something serious was happened. All locally-modified system messages has stopped to work. We changed the "Main Page" page, and it was returned to default value, even if ko:Mediawiki:Mainpage exists. Also, we heavily modified ko:Mediawiki:Monobook.css in many ways, for example, like font sizes and other styles. It has stopped to work, too. ko:Mediawiki:Recentchangestext also stopped working, too. Can you figure out what has happened and revert everything back? --Peremen 12:25, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

unable to visit[edit]

I found that I cannot visit Traditional Chinese Uncyclopedia. May you check for it? Thanks. --Leeyc0 15:10, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

What happened to Lithuanian Uncyclopedia?[edit]

What happened to Lithuanian Uncyclopedia? 18:10, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Hiya, boss. We in Hikipedia suuu-re need some subpages[edit]

Excuse me, my lord, but we in Hikipedia (Finnish Uncyclopedia,, so forth) need this strange and outlandish "subpage feature" I have heard so much about. We are (I am) going to establish a brand new namespace, "Hikipeli", similar to the Uncyclopedia "Games", in which the subspace feature is needed. Also, I was noted that the subspace feature should be asked to the "Hikikirjasto" and "Ohje" (Help) -namespaces as well. I will vigilantly wait thy response, my lord. --Hjassan 13:39, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

For many of the help pages, such as fi:ohje:Aloittelijan ohje, it seems that various subpages exist but the main page does not. This may explain why the link from the subpage to the (missing) page above it is not generated and displayed? -- 06:18, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
I think we have some serious confusion between the "Hikipedia" and "Ohje" namespaces...
Yep. Fixed "Hikipedia:aloittelijan ohje" to "Ohje:Aloittelijan ohje". Subpage feature is still required to the new namespaces, though. (I think) --Hjassan 16:32, 12 September 2007 (UTC) image upload problem[edit]

Hi carlb. I have received report from zh-tw user that they faced image upload problem again. The user tried to upload a resized version of image but failed. The affected image are zh-tw:圖像:StrikerS14-00.jpg. You can see that this image is still using old image even that new image is upload. (You can see that the aspect ratio is incorrect, the correct new version is zh-tw:圖像:一家.JPG). Another affected image is zh-tw:圖像:中正紀念堂.jpg. Although a smaller version is upload but you can see from this that the old version is still kept. (668x226 instead of supposed 496×226 as shown in history). The correct new version of this is zh-tw:圖像:中正.jpg. May you also check for other images that if they are also affected by this problem. Seems that there may be more undiscovered images are suffering from this problem. (See "zh-tw upload image problem" on 24 July 2007). --Leeyc0 16:21, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Japanese Uncyclopedia has SQL problem[edit]

Hi Carl, long time no talk. Japanese Uncyclopedia has the problem now. The following error messages are displayed when we are about to edit the pages.

データベース検索の文法エラー。これは恐らくソフトウェアのバグを表しています。 最後に実行を試みた問い合わせ: 
from within function "SearchMySQL4::update". MySQL returned error "145: Table './uncyc_ja/searchindex' is marked as crashed and should  be repaired (localhost)".

Mysteriously, the page's update itself has done though the error message is displayed. However, many users are discontented with that they cannot confirm the results of their updates directly. Moreover, the page's moves seem to be impossible. Please fix this situation. Thanks.--ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 14:21, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


Se você for o Carlb da desciclo brasileiro, veja porque lá não tá pegando. 22:08, 14 September 2007 (UTC) User Brazil is User:Dragomaniaco/ass (minha assinatura)

Oncyclopedia seems to be having similar errors, as well as everything else on --Sir Starnestommy Icons-flag-us.png (TalkContribsCUNCapt.) 22:09, September 14, 2007

what's going on Korean Uncyclopedia?[edit]

Localized namespace names aren't working properly. Instead of Korean one, Japanese one is displayed and Korean namespace names aren't working. I think there was a mistake, but it is serious problem. For example, the User: namespace in Korean is "사용자:", but currently, Japanese one "利用者:" is displayed. Other namespaces that is built-in in MediaWiki has same problem. (Not only User: Namespace) Can you fix it? --Peremen 02:23, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

That's odd, I look at ko:사용자:Peremen and it looks normal; ko:special:allpages appears to be using the Korean namespace names. --Carlb 05:56, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Well, now it's reverted. I don't know how. (I saw that Japanese namespaces problem too.) I think there still is a conflict between Ko Uncyclopedia and Ja Uncyclopedia. --에멜무지로 06:39, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

zh-tw image upload problem[edit]

Dear carlb,

Now we have another image upload problem. In zh-tw:圖像:庫羅諾的假面計畫.jpg seems that new version is uploaded, but when you include it in article (see the "To carlb" section in zh-tw:用戶討論:Leeyc0), the old version is still displayed. And when you click the latest version in "File history", the old version still displays (the yellowish one is the old version, the new version is the white background one). --Leeyc0 07:09, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

zh-tw infinite redirect loop[edit]

Dear carlb, I found that would redirect indefinitely to and the redirect would loop infinitely. May you have a check? Thanks. --Leeyc0 04:14, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello again, Carl. According to a user's report, Japanese Uncyclpedia too seems to have had the same problem. It has recovered now. Thanks. --ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 13:54, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Account mix-up with[edit]

Dear carlb,

I found that I appeared to logged in, which I never registered. (I have registered for zh-tw and ja uncyclopedia only, both with user name Leeyc0) May you have a check? The account in problem is Leeyc0 --Leeyc0 07:42, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Inciclopedia's user list is shared with every other Wikia-hosted site except en:uncyclopedia. That'd include ar: ca: cs: de: el: fr: he: it: la: pl: ru: sk: yi: zh-cn: and several others in the Uncyclopedia set, plus many that have nothing much to do with Uncyclopedia. As far as I know, there is no way to mix up zh-tw: or ja: (both of which have their own independent userlists) with * (which uses a list shared with other wikia only)
Thanks, most probably it inherits my account in zh-cn and I didn't aware of isn't hosted by instead of carlb. (And I forgot to mention I also have account in zh-cn, I found that I am so stupid these days...) --Leeyc0 03:12, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
伪基百科 (zh-cn) is Wikia, 偽基百科 (zh-tw) is not. So yes, passwords for 伪基百科 would work on Inciclopédia. --Carlb 18:13, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

A página não pode ser exibida (desciclopédia)[edit]

Carlb, a desciclopédia tem problema. Dragomaniaco 20:59, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Last word in #desciclopedia on this was "Posted On: 16 Oct 2007 07:04 PM (EDT) Hello, There was a fibre cut. We're working on restoring the service." (according to the datacentre - so looks like it's temporary). Backups on are on a different server, off-site, way off-site. -- 23:15, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Hello Carl, Oncyclopedie has been out of the air for 14 hours atm. I guess it'll be because of the same fibre cut? I haven't a clue what that means though. D.G.Neree 10:33, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Hi Carl, I'm from Desciclopédia too. When the site returns? 14:03, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Hello Carl. Japanese Uncyclopedia has been being downed for more than twelve hours. I can't access even the rebooting page. Can you restore it or check up the cause of the problem? Thanks in advance.--ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 14:13, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
It's one of the Internet connections *to* my upstream provider that's the problem. I asked today and latest word was "On: 17 Oct 2007 01:40 PM (GMT-4) - WE'er still working on it with teleglobe." That's why the remote APC reset isn't accessible; it's on the same broken Internet connection as the main server itself. The and files are on the old server (Vancouver instead of Toronto) and would be unaffected (all the data for the various projects was backed up there on the 15th). Odd they didn't say how long this would be down, as a server with no Internet connection is rather pointless? Last I'd heard was that, if it was still down as of tonight (EDT), it would be moved to a different IP address (on some other Internet connection in the same datacentre), in order to get back everything except the ability to restart the server remotely. We've been offline for a day, this is unusual for even a small part of a major commercial datacentre. --Carlb 18:09, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

server down?[edit]

Cannot visit . :( --Hant 07:55, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

See the previous notice. The datacenter's internet connection broke down. --Leeyc0 08:30, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

It's back![edit]

Unciklopédia in Hungarian language, and Uncommons are don't working. Why??? OsvátA

Looks like it will be down until tonight, and when it will be put back up it will have a different IP address. As stated above, this is affecting many Uncyclopedias and is a problem caused by an upstream provider.
It's back! I've had Vistapages move us to a new IP address ( instead of and operations appear to finally be returning to normal. If your local ISP has the old addresses cached, you may see problems on certain URL's until the outdated cached values expire. If this is happening, the site will look fine through Babelfish translation or through an anonymous proxy but not work if you try to access it directly. If a wiki has multiple domain names, one may work while another (pointing to the same place) may return an outdated address. This should clear itself automatically. --Carlb 18:31, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Very good, Carlb. The Norwegian Ikkepedia is online! --Jeff no 18:48, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
BTW: We blame hackers from Wikipedia to be the culprits, as a part of their great plan to destroy all knowledge, replacing it with their own propaganda. --Jeff no 20:47, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Hackers? Desciclopédia described the Wikipedia operatives as «terroristas». --Carlb 23:42, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
I also confirm that zh-tw and ja are up now. --Leeyc0 01:49, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I can access Ja smoothly! We have no problem at present. Thank you very much! --ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 02:34, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Strange problem in zh-tw Special:DoubleRedirects[edit]

Dear carlb, I found this minor problem in zh-tw:Special:DoubleRedirects. In this page, you can see a double redirect

"脫肛‎ →‎ 這篇文章在寫什麼鬼? →‎ 偽基百科:這篇文章在寫什麼鬼?"

But in fact, "脫肛" already redirected to "偽基百科:這篇文章在寫什麼鬼?" directly long ago. I have tried many methods, but still cannot get rid of this false double redirect. Maybe there is some problem in the database. May you do me a favour to remove this incorrect double redirect list.

(By the way, there is a self redirect "無限", which means "infinite" in English. This is an intention infinite loop, so just keep it as if.) --Leeyc0 14:33, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


After 3 days of working perfectly, oncyclopedie is inaccessible again. ;_; D.G.Neree 14:05, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Ikkepedia is also inaccessible... Norwegian Blue 14:35, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
We're back!!! ^_^ D.G.Neree 14:50, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Yup. Norwegian Blue 14:52, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

zh-tw: unable to edit my own user talk page[edit]

Dear Carlb, when I am performing maintenance to my my talk page, I found that I cannot edit my talk page. When I edit my talk page, an mysql error ""Article::insertOn 1205: Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction (localhost)" comes out. I can edit other pages normally. Would you please help me to fix the problem? Many thanks. --Leeyc0 00:43, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Sometimes when I try to edit my talk page, no response at all and at last squid error comes out (zero sized reply). --Leeyc0 07:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Same problem happens to my user page and zh-tw:用戶討論:Leeyc0/7 either. --Leeyc0 10:22, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Today these pages resumed normal, thanks carlb. --Leeyc0 00:28, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Customary down[edit]

Japanese Uncyclopedia is customary-serverdowned now, and perhaps other Uncyclopedias in the same server are in the same situation. I can no longer access the reboot page since the IP address was changed in October. Please reboot it. Thanks in advance. --ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 12:12, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

The problem appears to be not the server itself, but the Internet connection to the server. As such, reboot isn't going to help; I've reported the problem to and am waiting for them to fix it. --Carlb 15:45, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
The Norwegian Ikkepedia is still not «Up-and-go» --Jeff no 19:08, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Response so far from my upstream provider has been "30 Nov 2007 01:26 PM - I believe Teleglobe is up to something. I will figure it out and let you know." --Carlb 19:28, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Whatever they where up to, it's working again. Thanks! --Jeff no 19:31, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Strange... I discovered that the CheckUser on does'nt work anymore.... Norwegian Blue 19:58, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
I just tried it; it gives some message about "can't find log file" but it does seem to be working. --Carlb 23:59, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
On zh-tw, I found that some configured namespace doesn't work now. From example, zh-tw:用戶:Leeyc0 has a link "Uncyclopedia:互助客棧/偽基鄉民", which should have its namespace configured in zh-tw:特殊:Namespaces, but it doesn't work now.--Leeyc0 03:18, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
I have removed and added the related namespace table and fixed the problem, thanks.--Leeyc0 03:18, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer. And Ja:Un is working now.

By the way, should we make the effort to decrease the edit frequency? In Japanese Uncyclopedia, some admins and users have many hundreds of edits per a day for unimportant maintenances. Most of them are trivial wikifies, and not indispensable work. If the huge amount of edits in Ja are harmful for our server, I can ask the admins and users for the self-imposed control of trivial maintenances.--ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 12:12, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

At this point, the discs on the main server are slightly over 50% full. There will be an additional server added in the new year, which will have more space. I don't forsee the number of edits causing a problem any time soon. --Carlb 15:43, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

We are downed again! (at least the and --Jeff no 21:30, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Looks like Portugese and swedish sites are down too. --Trubadurix 23:24, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Subpage feature on zh-tw[edit]

Dear carlb, I found that the subpage feature on namespace "uncyclopedia" is disabled. May you help us to enable it? --Leeyc0 12:25, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

HTML markup auto closing problem[edit]

Dear carlb, thank for your help before first. Now I found another problem about HTML markup and template. I need to create a template (e.g. zh-tw:用戶:Leeyc0/Test1) that one opens a <div> section, and the other template that closes the </div> section (e.g. zh-tw:用戶:Leeyc0/Test2). Now, I included these template like


(e.g. zh-tw:用戶:Leeyc0/Test)

But I found that the <div> tag in zh-tw:用戶:Leeyc0/Test1 automatically closes first before being included in zh-tw:用戶:Leeyc0/Test. This caused problem for me to have a special formatted <div> section. May you check it for me? --User:Leeyc0 12:33, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

I tried installing a current version of MediaWiki (1.12alpha) here (so on a different 偽基百科 domain) as a test. We're currently at MediaWiki 1.11alpha on the actual .tw site. I do see some differences in the way <div> is being handled between the two MediaWiki versions.
In the new MediaWiki version, your test works. Oddly, the <div style="padding-left:7px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; text-align: left">{{languages}}</div> code used at the bottom of the main page, which looks fine in MediaWiki 1.11alpha, doesn't look right in the new version. Changing it to just be {{languages}} fixes this.
As such, it looks like there's nothing inherently wrong with your tags; the issues are caused by differences between various MediaWiki versions - they don't all handle <div> exactly the same way. In the next MediaWiki version, it looks like your test will be passed... with flying colours. :) --Carlb 21:31, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks carlb :) --Leeyc0 00:12, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
After the upgrade, I found a strange problem for the "edit section" link. Originally the "edit section" link ([編輯]) is above the line, but now it is below the line. (See zh-tw:偽基百科:互助客棧/偽基鄉民 for example.) After the HTML code analysis, I found that the [編輯] HTML tag appears after the title, while in old version, the [編輯] HTML tag appears before the section title. Would you help us to check what's the problem in it? --Leeyc0 03:37, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Just edited MediaWiki:Monobook.css as a workaround for this issue.--Leeyc0 07:25, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Undone for your checking. The complications of this issue is far more than I thought. --Leeyc0 09:48, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
For the {{language}} problem, it is not the new version problem, but due to a unclosed <p> tag near the end in the template. --Leeyc0 04:05, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
For you information, the job queue in zh-tw is very long (over 2000), since there were many broken (incorrect wiki syntax) templates that applied to many articles, and need to be regenerated after my fix. I think the server loading would be expected to be high during this period. --Leeyc0 11:17, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Also, for some unknown reason, the image positioning is wrong, which overlapped the works like in zh-tw:講倒線. If you use the "show preview" function, it is OK, but after you actually save the article, the position goes wrong. --Leeyc0 09:32, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Found out to be another complication from the "edit section" issue. I tried to edit the HTML directly (using a firefox plugin that allows me edit HTML on the fly) and put the "edit section" link before the section title, and found out the problem solved. --Leeyc0 09:48, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

To be clear, I put the code snippet here.

The original code is

<h2><span class="editsection">
[<a href="/index.php?title=aaa&action=edit&section=15" title="編輯段落: aaa">編輯</a>]
</span><span class="mw-headline">aaa</span </h2>

Now become

<h2><span class="mw-headline">aaa</span>
<span class="editsection">[<a href="/index.php?title=aaa&action=edit&section=15" title="編輯段落: aaa">編輯</a>]
</span> </h2>

This cause some layout problems. --Leeyc0 10:00, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

This appears to be the result of a one-line change in one of the core MediaWiki files; I've moved the issue here. Changing that one line causes the section headers to appear as they did on previous MediaWiki versions. --Carlb 15:07, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Dear carlb, thank you for your effort. But seems that you have put <span class="editsection"> before <h2>, the correct format is <span class="editsection"> contained in <h2> may you fix it? --Leeyc0 15:30, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Thank carlb very much ^o^ --Leeyc0 15:55, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

MW1.12 upgrade: Some notes after yesterday's issue.[edit]

Dear Carlb,

Today I have inspected the page rendering issue again. First have a look in the HTML source.

<style type="text/css" media="screen, projection">/*<![CDATA[*/
	@import "";
	@import "";

But I discovered that shared.css is 404 not found...--Leeyc0 10:45, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh, wait a minute, here it is, wedged behind the sofa. Sorry about that. --Carlb 20:13, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

After uploading shared.css, I discovered (the so-called buggy version) works normally, while the "edit" link in being too high now. Maybe that "bug" is actually caused by us that the CSS is missed...--Leeyc0 00:29, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

RSS error after MW upgrade[edit]

Dear carlb, an user in in zh-tw reported me RSS no longer works. See for the error. Thanks. --Leeyc0 07:40, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. --Leeyc0 16:37, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Errors on Ikkepedia[edit]

Happy new year, Carlb. Has there been any software updates on Ikkepedia lately? On our forum, one of the forum templates is broken, and the new thread-button does not add the Forum: prefix anymore. --Trubadurix 07:24, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

We also had a lot of databese errors yesterday, and the check user function doesn't work. --Trubadurix 11:34, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, it's working now. --Trubadurix 07:15, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

An IP in Finnish Hikipedia[edit]

So, are you behind this IP-adress? --Crea(te)dit 07:33, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Japanese MediaWiki in trouble[edit]

A Happy New Year! Mr.Carlb. We Japanese Uncyclopedia is in trouble that "SQL sever error". Especially on Check User and few special page, occurs "CheckUser::doUserIPsRequest". MySQL returned error "1072: Key column 'cuc_user_ip_time' doesn't exist in table (localhost)" and We can't user Check User function. Error message it self are occurss in other namespace, but he result is reflected definitely. It is thought that I am caused by version up. And please repair it. --Muttley 11:17, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

I confirmed that it worked well. Thakn you! --Muttley 08:20, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

zh-tw Watch function failed[edit]

Dear carlb, an uncyclopedian discovered in zh-tw the watch function failed. When he press the "watch" tab, the tab changed to "watching" but stays there, and cannot add the page to watch list. Would you help us to check with this? --Leeyc0 10:40, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Looks like a problem with $wgAjaxWatch, which appears on-by-default in MW 1.12 and rather buggy. For instance, when watching a page (page_id = 3507, page_title = 'ETC') it will add 3507 to the watchlist instead of adding ETC. Yuck. While special:watchlist/raw is unaffected, the watch(unwatch) tags on the individual articles won't work properly; setting $wgAjaxWatch=false in the configuration file makes this go away and act as previous MediaWiki versions had. --Carlb 02:23, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

People's Republic of China[edit]

Some fucking idiot messed things up big time. This is how the article use to look with my last edit and my many contributions to a developing article:

Now go to the page; some complete pro-Communist-China douchebag edited the page to make THE ENTIRE THING SERIOUS, ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS AND BORING. Yes, I'm serious, it looks like it's straight out of - gasp - WIKIPEDIA! No joke.

So I went to the edit page to show this guy what-for, and realized uncyclopedia doesn't have an "undo" option like wikipedia. There is way too much crap to wade through in order to fix this gigantic mess he created. Can you handle this asshole? You seem like a responsible administrator who knows what to do with douchebags like this.--PericlesofAthens 01:24, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Looks like it has already been reverted by another admin. And yes, 'undo' does exist here as on Wikipedia. Go to the article's history, and from there compare the current version to the previous one - (edit)(undo) will appear as options. It's also possible to view any of the old revisions from the history page, then edit, then save - that puts the old version back, reverting it to its former state.
In general, copy-and-paste of entire Wikipedia articles to Uncyclopedia is a bad idea; their free license (GFDL) is incompatible with ours (CC-BY-NC-SA) and there's also the problem that the original authors of the text must retain attribution for their work. Besides, the purpose of the two wikis is too different - they're an encyclopaedia parody and we're a serious reference work. Or was that the other way around? And no, I'm actually irresponsible... --Carlb 01:38, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


It looks like the main server for Desciclopédia, Ansaikuropedia, et al has been either running slowly or not responding since mid-afternoon. The issue has been reported to the data centre and I am awaiting a response the old server will be removed tonight.

The hardware for the new server is here, but both servers will soon be operational with the second ready for redeployment hopefully this weekend. That should leave the Babel project less dependent on one pain main server should there be any further problems. --Carlb 20:56, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the report, Carl. But I can't understand the meaning of your last sentence because I have the problem in English. Are you saying "The problems of the Babel project will be solved by second server"? --ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 08:03, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
That's what I understood him to mean, Kasuga. (Sorry, just passing through and saw this question and thought I'd answer it).--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 13:23, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks.--ChibiSauron.gif | Kasuga | Talk | 17:54, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Korean Uncyclopedia is reverted back to 1 year ago[edit]

It seems that server is now working, but Korean Uncyclopedia lost a year of articles. Name was reverted to Feb 2007's, and all other contents, too. It is very serious problem for us, so I strongly want to restore all missing contents. --Peremen 00:36, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Also Japanese and Chinese (tw) Uncyclopedia have been reverted to 1 year ago too. --에멜무지로 00:49, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I've seen this happen before – I don't know what causes this, but they should eventually come back.--Ryoske 02:42, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
It doesn't seem to be back again. It lasted at least 5 hours, but it's still not back. --에멜무지로 04:17, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I've been spending the last six hours copying the data from the old server to the new server and it's still not done yet. Everything's here, it's just a lot of data to transfer. Still left to be done (as of 5:25am est) are zh-tw pt ja and some of the images for various projects. --Carlb 10:24, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
The Uncyclopedia namespace (id=4) in zh-tw became in English, would you change it to Chinese (偽基百科)? I have tried to edit the namespspace table but no help. --Leeyc0 00:23, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
I've set the project name to 偽基百科. The sites are up and all wiki/database text has been uploaded, but there are still some images I shall need to put back online tomorrow for ja zh-tw zh-hk fi no. --Carlb 03:57, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


Today only hungarian Unciklopedia don't working. Why? OsvátA Palackposta 15:47, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Seems to be a network problem, nothing in the address range 64.86.167.* is responding, and this since 1:27GMT today. I've asked my provider to check this.
I also will be deploying a second main server to another Toronto data centre (hopefully) tomorrow - my third Uncyclopedia-related trip to Toronto in a little over a week. This server's sitting here freshly upgraded and ready for installation.
This should make it easier to deal with any future server problems as if one fails, we shall have a spare. --Carlb 17:34, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. OsvátA Palackposta 18:23, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

It's a full chaos. 7 days to be missing. Why? OsvátA Palackposta 18:11, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

The Internet connection to reset one of the two servers is down, so everything is running from the other server. The data for Jan 9-14 exists but needs to be copied from one server to the other; I can do that only once both servers are online. So not quite "missing", as we know exactly where they are: 151 Front St W, Toronto. I'll import those revisions once the second server comes back online. --Carlb 18:33, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Job queue in zh-tw[edit]

Dear carlb, seems that the job queue displayed in zh-tw:Special:Statistics doesn't decrease, may you check for it? --Leeyc0 15:08, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Finnish Hikipedia[edit]

Finnish Hikipedia had a few days ago some serious mental problems, any idea what that might have been? IE 7 had the page which said the server is under maintenance or the adress has changed and this lasted about three days. During those three days, at least I couldn't open Hikipedia and it seems that neither could the others or at least it was very slow. And in case it did open, all files were mixed and it showed me some pages that have not existed in months. It also showed some old versions of pages and the toolbar was sometimes pretty messy. Some pages were normal. And then some 30-minute problems occured a little afterwards for about 2 days. Since then Hikipedia has normalized. --Black Eagle 18:13, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

And most of the pictures didn't work properly. I'm not sure if they are in UnCommons or in Hikipedia, but the pictures were the last thing that was repaired. --Black Eagle 18:16, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
The Dutch Oncyclopedia has the same problem, but the pictures are save. Carl has saved them somewhere. VSOTVEP-TALK- 13:47, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Something else, the Oncyclopedia was working since sunday, but it's very slow at the moment... VSOTVEP-TALK- 13:47, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Hikipedia is down again! As you can see here or here, almost every page that existed before is now gone! --Crea(te)dit 16:59, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

One of the two servers is down. When it comes back up, I shall export the most recent data (all recent edits from the last five or six days) in order to re-insert it into the database. The rest I should be able to reload in a few minutes...
It may be a good idea to post some sort of notice on the site itself? --Carlb 17:13, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
OK, thanks. --Crea(te)dit 17:36, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
We do have a notice, but people still tend to edit pages - what will happen to those edits after you reload all the changes between 8th and 16th? Will they just disappear? And...well, when are you going to do this, you mighty overlord? Black Eagle 22:04, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
The revisions from Jan 9-14, when imported tomorrow, will be inserted in the article history and appear before the current edits. Nothing will disappear, and the most recent version of the page will be displayed normally. I am picking up the other server at 1pm (edt) tomorrow and installing it in the new datacentre two hours later; by tomorrow evening I should have everything back in its proper place. --Carlb 23:28, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

About lost articles[edit]

Thanks for your recovery, Mr.Carlb. However, unfortunately articles written about from January 8 to 15th seems to disappear. Where gone these articles ? If can, please recover articles written this period, and if cannot, please tell me the fact about having occurred or your process in this period.-- by Muttley /Talk/ Mail 09:48, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I confirmed the same phenomenon was generated also in other uncyclopedia pages.( http://백괴사전.org/ )--Sts 12:12, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I asked same question.--Muttley 12:22, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
We have switched datacentres and are currently operating with just one of the two servers, now co-located to Teleglobe, 825 Milner, Scarborough, Toronto. As mentioned above (Finnish, Hungarian) the updates for Jan 9-14 are all on the other server and are at 151 Front St W, Toronto. The revisions will be imported into the main database as soon as I can retrieve that server from the old datacentre. So no, nothing has been lost and there's no need to re-create those pages manually. I'd expect that it will be at least a day before everything is back to normal. My apologies. --Carlb 13:44, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I see. We continue making articles and judge the problem not to be it as it is. Thank you.--Muttley 14:26, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
How about deleted pages? I have deleted several pages in zh-tw during that period. Shall we need to delete the pages again after import? --Leeyc0 13:51, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
It is all right even if I do not worry.--Muttley 14:26, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
If they were still in the database on Jan 14th and were edited last week, they will be fully restored (and will need to be deleted again). If they were deleted earlier, the import of missing revisions should not affect them. --Carlb 14:01, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I might have a plan:
  1. Temporary Editing Block
  2. New Memory(since 14th Jan) Storage
  3. Old Memory Recover
  4. New Memory Recover
  5. Re-Open

Hope that it can be useful.--Edward Knave(Say something here)15:02, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Once the second server is back here? The old revisions could be inserted to the main server's database without having to impose any temporary editing blocks at all:

  1. Bring second server home, go to special:recentchanges to get list of edits since the 8th
  2. Go to special:export to put the text of those edits into an XML file
  3. Go to special:import on the main server and import those changes
  4. Go to special:newimages to find which images need to be copied to the main server

At that point, the text of any missing revisions are inserted into the article history before the current changes and images copied. One last check of special:log/delete to ensure that nothing has been inadvertently re-created, and done. --Carlb 16:56, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

When your recovery have done, please tell us here.-- by CatofsignatureofMuttley.jpg Muttley /Talk/ Mail 12:35, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Godspeed to the recoverers.--Edward Knave(Say something here)12:56, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

We have the same problem at, but it looks like you got it covered. Thanks for all the work you're doing for us, Carlb, we really appreciate it. --Trubadurix 22:10, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

some problems happened to zh-tw after server restoration[edit]

Dear carlb,

Uncyclopedians in zh-tw discovered the following problems after server restoration:

  1. In zh-tw:很黃很暴力, all images disappeared (which is uploaded during the history loss period).
  2. favicon.ico disappeared
  3. Email alert for Watch list doesn't work

Thanks in advance. --Leeyc0 11:55, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I've checked for missing image descriptions; it finds many additional images, but some do seem to be unused or leftover from other-language projects. Would it be worth excluding images that aren't in use, don't have descriptions and already exist in
I've also noticed that, since the servers were moved, automated e-mail sent from the site does reach me... unless I use a Hotmail address. Maybe their spam filters are rejecting the messages? --Carlb 17:22, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks carlb. In fact we are performing mass clean-up with those images, but in high delay. (In fact ALL administrators in zh-tw are in fact so busy that have limited time to perform clean up, and even one bureaucrat is undergoing compulsory military service that he is unable to be online.) --Leeyc0 04:17, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
I am using yahoo email address, but it doesn't work either. --Leeyc0 13:48, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
I opened another uncyclopedia account to test. When I tried to set email to this account, normally it will send a acknowledge email to that address, but error message "mailer error" comes out instead. [7] --Leeyc0 03:55, 20 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello Carl, for the last two days, there has been a delay in the editing results. When i save a page after editing, i see the result, but when i click on edit again, the source code is again as it was before the last edit. Also the change doesn't show in recent changes until after about fifteen minutes or so, as is the timelapse in edit mode. Today i logged in and when i opened a second window i was still logged out and couldn't log in on that page, although i was still logged in in the first window. Is there a database delay? D.G.Neree 02:33, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Everythings running smoothly now :) D.G.Neree 23:24, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Done ?[edit]

The recovery of the servers seems to have been considered to be it, but how? -- by CatofsignatureofMuttley.jpg Muttley /Talk/ Mail04:24, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

As far as I know, the sites are back to normal - the Jan 15+ revisions have been copied back to the main database, the wikis have been checked for missing images, the email-to-user is working. We are now using two servers instead of one, so hopefully things are going a wee bit faster now. --Carlb 01:46, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Special thanks for your works that data recovery and reinforcement severs. -- by CatofsignatureofMuttley.jpg Muttley /Talk/ Mail06:29, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
P.S.Except site icon.

Edit section link problem in zh-tw[edit]

Dear carlb, I discovered that after you have upgraded MediaWiki in zh-tw, the "Edit section" link become too much above the title (because you have modified CSS (refer to 18 December discussion about MW 1.12 upgrade). Would you restore the CSS to default version? Thanks in advance. --Leeyc0 01:56, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Hikipedia has problems again[edit]

I feel sorry for you, people just whine about something not working properly. =) Well anyway, Finnish Hikipedia occured this problem when editing:

Sisäinen virhe Detected bug in an extension! Hook wfRegexBlockCheck failed to return a value; should return true to continue hook processing or false to abort.


  1. 0 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/User.php(956): wfRunHooks('GetBlockedStatu...', Array)
  2. 1 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/User.php(1095): User->getBlockedStatus(false)
  3. 2 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/User.php(1108): User->isBlocked(false)
  4. 3 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/Title.php(1049): User->isBlockedFrom(Object(Title))
  5. 4 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/EditPage.php(364): Title->getUserPermissionsErrors('edit', Object(User))
  6. 5 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/EditPage.php(323): EditPage->edit()
  7. 6 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/Wiki.php(444): EditPage->submit()
  8. 7 /home/sophia/domains/fi/includes/Wiki.php(48): MediaWiki->performAction(Object(OutputPage), Object(Article), Object(Title), Object(User), Object(WebRequest))
  9. 8 /home/sophia/domains/fi/index.php(89): MediaWiki->initialize(Object(Title), Object(OutputPage), Object(User), Object(WebRequest))
  10. 9 {main}

What is this? Is the problem over there or is it here? Black Eagle 21:32, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

It seems to have been an error related to the use of one individual MediaWiki extension, which appeared briefly after the MediaWiki 1.12 upgrade. The old versions of MediaWiki were not as quick to display "detected bug in an extension" but a few old extensions now give errors under the new MediaWiki. --Carlb 05:22, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
The problems are gone now, did you do something? --Black Eagle 07:21, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Since you seem to know these things...[edit]

Care to take a look. We were trying to create a link that would refresh the page. It's not good enough because it refreshes a random page. See the MediaWiki source and then click random page in a new window and see that the link doesn't work very well. Why does it do that and what can we do? --Black Eagle 12:10, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Looks like MediaWiki:Sitenotice itself is being cached somewhere, so using it to generate the per-page "Päivitä" link won't work. The solution is/was to add this to the configuration file:

# add page-refresh tab

$wgHooks['SkinTemplateContentActions'][] = 'wfContentRefreshHook';

function wfContentRefreshHook( &$content_actions ) {
    global $wgRequest, $wgRequest, $wgTitle;

    $action = $wgRequest->getText( 'action' );

    if ( $wgTitle->getNamespace() != NS_SPECIAL ) {
        $content_actions['purge'] = array(
            'class' => false,
            'text' => wfMsg( 'refresh' ),
            'href' => $wgTitle->getLocalUrl( 'action=purge' )
    return true;

--Carlb 00:48, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Question about Forum:Suggestions on reducing the need for CVP[edit]

An IP editor apparently misunderstood the shortcut UN:PT to mean the Portuguese version of Uncyclopedia. I would like to amend the discussion to indicate that this was a misunderstanding (or a poor attempt at sarcasm), but I took an unscheduled UncycloBreak and the topic went stale. Is there any way you could do this for me, or do not even administrators have permission to edit stale forum topics? Thank you very much.

Oh, and sorry I didn't recognize the extent to which CVP was declining and redirection was rising. The problem really wasn't as bad as I thought it was, other than the need for more rewriting of articles. Pentium5dot1 05:20, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Never mind; sorry for bugging you. Withdrawing request. --Pentium5dot1 23:46, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Deleted files[edit]

Lately, I became an admin in Hikipedia. I tested can I undelete files, but I failed. Look at this. I can only undelete the description of the file, not the file itself. I don't want to undelete that image, but I just tested if I could. There is also some deleted files I can undelete, like this one. Has somebody deleted conclusively those images I can't undelete? Thanks. --Crea(te)dit 15:40, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

This seems to be determined by when the files were deleted. MediaWiki originally did not provide any support for image undeletion; this was something that was added to their software less than a year ago. While the current version archives the deleted images so that they may be recovered later, the versions of MediaWiki which were available when Hikipedia was originally built did not.
Sometimes the downloadable copy of the wikis at can be used to retrieve missing content, another possibility is to check if the image was copied from some other site (such as Wikimedia's commons) which may still have the original online. --Carlb 20:53, 4 February 2008 (UTC)