User talk:Lyrithya

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Look, it's broken.[edit]

Broken! (talk) 16:30, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Ahahahah so that's the problem. It doesn't like our fancy sigs. -— Lyrithya 16:37, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Athyria: Is mine too fancy? Shouldn't be, but... -— Lyrithya 16:38, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay, great. I just don't get mention notifications from other people because their sigs are too templatey. Good to know! -— Lyrithya 16:40, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

On Arthur's block[edit]

Hi, I just happened to see that Arthur is now indefinitely blocked on this project. Although I did find that Arthur has been abusive on Wikipedia, I didn't see him abusing on Uncyclopedia, and I don't think that block was appropriate (because Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia is a different project). Or... did I simply miss anything? Just I wonder, because if that's the case, I may need to think about his permissions on Uncyclopedia 2.0 as well.--The Pioneer Visit my Japanese Page on Usopedia! 09:50, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

The block was due to his unrepentant behaviour bragging here about his abuse of Wikipedia (and others), which is just trashy. If they do it and it doesn't tie back to them here, we ain't so likely to care, though. I'll admit it's a little unusual to ban someone indefinitely for such, but his entire account was just plastered with it, so if he wants to make/has already made a new account that isn't such a bragbot, that would be a lot more acceptable. -— Lyrithya 10:00, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Hmm. OK, I understand. Thanks for your reply.--The Pioneer Visit my Japanese Page on Usopedia! 10:10, 12 February 2019 (UTC)


I co-admin another wiki, and the wiki's founder asked me to find out how can we back up the wiki? So I'm asking you as I'm not Mr. Computer Tech Guy. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  01:21, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Alden Loveshade: Write some scripts to do periodic db dumps and to automatically copy those and new files and stuff to a separate location so you have them in at least two places, and use git or something for your config (but maybe not the private bits, or at least don't include those in whatever you copy externally) so in a pinch you can re-set it all up quickly. You can probably find other people's solutions for this floating around already, unless everyone is as bad as it sounds. (Backups? What are backups? Why would we need backups?!) -— Lyrithya 22:23, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
I appreciate your suggestions, but you're talking to someone who barely has an inkling of some of what you're talking about. I don't even know how to make my own Uncyclopedia signature without copying and pasting someone's else's code. Is there a way for an ignorant person like me to do this? King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  00:49, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
Alden Loveshade: You might want to consider just paying someone else to do it, then. Some hosting providers will include general backup service (protecting against outages, deletions, etc), if that'll be enough for your needs, or there's folks who do mw-specific services as well, such as this. -— Lyrithya 01:37, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for that. We may go with that, or do the export thing which would probably take significantly longer but be free. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  01:26, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Bear in mind that the export won't be complete, though it will contain the most important stuff (the specific content). For a complete backup, you will need to dump the databases and images directory. And bear in mind that even running this manually every couple of months will be better than nothing, too. -— Lyrithya 04:26, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks from Necyklopedie[edit]

Dear Lyrithya, thanks for your effort with moving our project. I think fast everything is OK, some lists and stats are not updated, but that´s not a problem. I would like to ask, how to link for donation page for / Which way of payment is the best from the Czech Republic? Personally, I don't have any experience with PayPay… --Karkos (talk) 18:22, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

  • If the things continue to not update indefinitely, you might need to have us manually do something to them and see what's going on, so do let let us know.
  • I don't know. Maybe try paypal and see what happens (Uncyclopedia:Donate)? And if it does't work or such, or in general, do you have any ideas or recommendations what we should do? Like I might be in prague in may, so you could just collect anything now yourself and then throw some cash at me then and I'll... uh, probably not spend it all on hats before it finds its way into the accounts. -— Lyrithya 19:13, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Meanwhile I found that PayPal accepts payments without registration, so it is easy. I´ll make also some link from our main page.
According to the stats we have 3975 articlesální:Statistika but we used to have more than 4000 and nothing get lost. So I hope the statistics would be updated sometimes. Here: we have 4041 files.
If you wish to see someone in Prague, suggest a day and time :-))) --Karkos (talk) 09:42, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
All right, great. Maybe the issue with the articles is what's being considered content namespaces? What all should those be? Because I reran the sitestats and came up with an even lower number this time. -— Lyrithya 16:40, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Actually you know what, I think special:statistics is just being dumb. As long as the other numbers check out, I wouldn't be too worried about it? -— Lyrithya 16:42, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Signature template problems[edit]

Lyrithya, I copied one of my signatures from the other U site. It works there fine, but here I'm getting the message "Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls". It's the signature I'm using here. Any idea how I should fix this (or if you want to feel free to fix it yourself). User:Alden Loveshade/sig28 16:21, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

I can't fix it because I'm blocked, but you seem to have two 'image =' lines in it, so I recommend killing the first one. -— Lyrithya 16:47, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Looks like you blocked yourself. In any case, your suggestion worked to fix my bad code, so thanks! King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  22:48, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Good. -— Lyrithya 22:50, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Formal request[edit]

Hello Lyrithya. As you may know, I am a sysop of UnMeta and a bureaucrat of the Galician version of Uncyclopedia. Well, I'm acting as a Wikimerda broker to negotiate a possible wiki transfer to your server. I would like to know the pros and cons for the community to discuss about the way out. If you ask me, yes, a lot of users are dissatisfied with Carlb and they proposed me as an ambassador to negotiate. I need a brief answer if possible. Thank you very much. Rhubella selo-02.png Rhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie preppiedits Rhubella selo-01.png 15:45, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

@Rhubella Marie: So in a word, yes, we would probably be willing to take you on, but be aware we're a bit tight on resources at the moment and it might be some time before we'd be fully ready ourselves (like a month or two before we could feasibly start, regardless of how soon your own community might make a decision).
Anyway, cons of our hosting:
  • Our servers aren't exactly lightning fast, especially when people do dumb things with DPL.
  • We run more up-to-date and secure versions of a lot of the software, so a lot of things like DPL and logo images and other random stuff may break/need to change how they're formatted to work with the versions we use/maintain.
  • There are some things we will not install/allow, for performance and security reasons.
  • Our backend team is currently down to one dedicated person who is barely clinging to sanity (me). Used to be another, but he may actually be dead this time. We have a few other folks who pitch in from time to time, but their availability varies wildly.
  • We don't currently have dumps available because our other guy died in the process of fixing it. If and when it's really needed we'll figure it out then, but I have a bit of a backlog?
  • Fairly reliable servers.
  • Tend to be pretty responsive about issues. If there's a flat-out outage and I'm not paying attention, throw a brick at me on discord and that'll usually get my attention; smaller stuff we also try to fix pretty quickly, but may not get on it right away.
  • We vet and install extensions on request, and have people qualified to do security and performance review... around. Basically you can just ask about config changes and installations and we'll probably do it.
  • We run up-to-date and secure code, as much as is feasible.
  • Technical sides of things run by actual MediaWiki devs who are a part of the Wikimedia technical community, so we do tend to know what's what and what not to do around this stuff.
  • We open source our work and work with other communities outside those we host as well, so things tend to be more robust and better meet everyone's use cases, and are a lot easier to maintain...
I hope that helps. -— Lyrithya 16:13, 17 August 2019 (UTC)