# Uncyclopedia:Report a problem/archive2

The blinking text template won't work. How do I fix it?--User:Anonymous8

1st, you click the link at the top and add your problem up here, so we notice it.
2nd, you type:
which gets you:
3rd, you don't use this ever, unless you want to get banned. If you have a really, really funny place for it, go for it. But if you abuse this or any other template, you will feel my banstick. Unlubed. 14:28, 16 Dec 2005 (UTC)

## Messed up quotes

It seems that all Oscar Wilde quotes are

“{{{Bush doesn't care about Steve Jobs}}}”

```   ~ Oscar Wilde on [[{{{Steve Jobs}}}]]
```

I'm not sure what's going on or if shomething f...ed up... Regards and Kudos for the best site I've found in years.

Ever since the Great Purge of all the quote templates except for Oscar Wilde's, I've thought quotes shouldn't be in templates at all. Having a template for Oscar Wilde and nobody else seems rather inconsistant. Or something like that. --Nerd42 19:05, 13 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Btw, that was due to a moron editing our basic quote template and messing it up. He got banned. 14:28, 16 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Thanks dudes. Cleared my mind for the very last time. I swear.

When I tried to load a page on Uncyclopedia today it didn't work. I searched all over and I went to a bunch of different articles but none of them were working. No matter how many images and words appeared on the page, none of it was funny. Could someone please fix this soon, it may be a coding error or something, I'm not an Internet person. -Mr. Crawl 03:37, 5 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Ha ha. Please turn off your oxygen supply and wait for biological reboot. ^_^ --Splaka 04:54, 5 Dec 2005 (UTC)

The article Bad religion is listed under both 3. and 4. in Special:Deadendpages. I havn't added links to them in case an Admin wants to take a look. MadMax 00:16, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)

On Special:Newpages it is listed twice, probably was created twice (doubleclick on the submit button) --Splaka 00:49, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)
```# 09:23, 3 Dec 2005 Bad religion (1062 bytes) . . 69.159.41.157
# 09:23, 3 Dec 2005 Bad religion (1062 bytes) . . 69.159.41.157
```
• I've added an internal link to the first article but now the second is still displayed dispite it being the same version as the one I had edited. I would assume an Admin would need to delete and recreate it ? MadMax 07:30, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)

## Possible SQL Injection thingy

if you type bob and george to the search box and click on search, you get some sql error thingy. the reason for this is because for some strange reason, you treat 'and' in the search box as an actual SQL AND keyword

Yes, it appears to be a bug.
No, it does not appear to allow SQL injection.
» Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 15:51, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)

## pictures

how do you put a picture in your article i know what to type but when i type the name of the picture i want it says it's missing

I am unable to directly link to an Undictionary entry using the method: Undictionary:A#An_entry where An_entry is the title of the Undictionary entry. I skimmed through the Dump comments on moving to the new Undictionary format, but this problem doesn't seem to have been raised?

Case in point: Apple I redirects to Undictionary:A#Apple_I but it only loads the page (Undictionary:A) and doesn't goto the Apple I entry. Although, using Undictionary:A#A does actually work, taking me to the A header.

--theRealSheep 11:17, 10 Nov 2005 (UTC) using IE6/Win95.

It is actually a limitation of MediaWiki. You can't port over the # anchor in a redirect because the anchor is part of the url, and MediaWiki does not forward the url but replaces the contents of the page with the redirected page's contents. So your url stays uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Apple_I and not uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Apple_I#Apple_I. If you want you could probably use the link thusly: [[Apple I#Apple I|Apple I]] (but that might be annoying to change later). There is no known workaround or fix for this (I asked a developer), you just can't really do redirects with anchors (except to make doubleredirects, bah). --Splaka 11:26, 10 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Well, that was quite helpful - Thank you. I was more worried that the page wasn't scrolling to the anchor when linked (eg. Undictionary:A#Apple_I) or even when typed into address bar but it works now. Perhaps, my hamsters were not running fast enough to power the internet. *wu-tush* --theRealSheep 15:25, 10 Nov 2005 (UTC) using an electric cattle prodder.

## Submits Fail

I'm seeing many submits fail, and I'm having to re-submit things multiple times before they go through. Examples:

• Hitting "Save page" 3-4 times, getting previews, then finally having it save.
• Rollbacks failing multiple times. After a few tries, it works.

Anyone else having the same issues? 23:31, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Yes, most of us are in the IRC chan (discussing it), on most of wikicities. Intermittent rollback/delete/edit failures. --Splaka 23:52, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Jason is looking into it. He took one of the servers offline temporarily (which seems to have fixed the prob). --Splaka 02:36, 4 Nov 2005 (UTC)

## Foreign pages

There's a few foreign language pages in the dead end section. Shouldn't these be displaying in their respective wikis ? While I've though of adding invisible links, possibly to Template:Jingoism ;-), or trying to look up at least one word in the foreign wiki's, I thought I'd check here to see if this was an error. I don't suppose anyone has any idea where to link these ? MadMax 22:53, 21 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Lazy idea, do a string replace of " " for "]] [[De:", hit 'preview', see if any word has a link. The problem with and (and) is there are now offsite sister project uncyclipediae for them, so much of the content just goes there. --Splaka 23:04, 21 Oct 2005 (UTC)
To add a link to these? Presumably, you should link to them from the respective language's main page, or, to get them off the liste des orphélins :) --Carlb 18:24, 29 Oct 2005 (UTC)

The article Meatballs and Felch seem to be displayed in the Dead-end pages, despite having internal links. The other pages however seem to have no problem. This seems to be similar to the Excommunication of Everything article (whatever happened to that anyway ?). 70.88.222.77 19:28, 17 Oct 2005 (UTC)

## Can article names be corrected?

The article for Intelligent Design is titled "Intelligent design" (note the lowercase D). There appears to be no readily available way to correct capitalization errors, and I understand that you probably do not want people to arbitrarily edit article titles. Could someone convince the wiki's almighty Creator to fix this typo?

Use the move tab and send it to Intelligent Design. --Nytrospawn 18:06, 13 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Intelligent Design redirects to Intelligent design. I don't see that it's a big deal, since either one will get you to the right article. --—rc (t) 18:32, 13 Oct 2005 (UTC)

## Ryan redirects to Satan

Could i please change this--220.238.249.235 04:32, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)

See the post right under this one. If you're remaking Ryan, please don't make it lame vanity or slandanity, eh? --—rc (t) 05:09, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)

just look at Mikhail Gorbachev ... I can't think of anything funny enough at the moment ... --Nerd42 15:22, 5 Dec 2005 (UTC)

## Unredirecting Articles

How is this achieved?--Mrasdfghjkl 03:25, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

After you click on a link and are redirected, it will say "Redirected from [redirect page]" right under the page title. Click that link and you can edit the redirect page. Just make sure your redirect is useful. --—rc (t) 03:27, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

## Math tag not working

The [itex] tag, he no work:

For [itex]G7m(55th^uj*6)[/itex] I get:

```WikiTeX: latex reported a failure, namely:
```

--User:IMBJR/sig 11:48, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

$G7m(55th^uj*6)$
Odd it's working for me, what setting have you got for rendering math in Special:Preferences and what browser you using? --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 12:28, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
"HTML if very simple or else PNG" and Firefox. Looks like your example works. Mine originally didn't. Sob. --User:IMBJR/sig 15:46, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I use " Recommended for modern browsers" give that a shot (dunno what it means mind) --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 16:20, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

## Datebase query syntax errors

I've been getting a lot of these fellows lately when I try to edit pages:

```A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last  attempted database query was:
INSERT INTO `objectcache` (keyname,value,exptime)
from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff:_doquery". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate
entry 'uncyclopedia:messages:Bad_image_list' for key 1 (brussels.wikia.com)".
```

Anybody else having this problem? --—rc (t) 00:24, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Several times a day, I just ignore it (for edits: the info usually went through, for viewing: I just hit reload). Also, I've been getting:
```Sorry! The wiki is experiencing some technical difficulties, and cannot contact the database server.
Too many connections
```
Jason said he's working on that one. --Splaka 00:46, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I don't remember getting that error message. The one I listed isn't a huge deal since reloading usually works (though even then I get the error message again sometimes), but it seems to have been getting worse for the past few days. It might just be my imagination though. --—rc (t) 00:55, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Doesn't happen often, only twice today (during extreme lag). Also, that was funny shit on Talk:Redundancy. Also, that was funny shit on Talk:Redundancy. ^_^ --Splaka 00:58, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)
About a hundred dollars. Yeah, about a hundred dollars. --—rc (t) 01:00, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I'm still getting the error. Same insert. If I didn't know better, I'd think there was a duplicate key error in the temp table. :)

```A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
INSERT INTO `objectcache` (keyname,value,exptime) VALUES('uncyclopedia:messages:Bad_image_list','+?2?RR??\0','2005-09-29 21:08:20')
from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff:_doquery". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate entry 'uncyclopedia:messages:Bad_image_list' for key 1 (brussels.wikia.com)".
```

FWIW. -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] 21:43, 29 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hi, I clicked on Random page, and the server picked Strawberry_Fields, and tried to take me there, but it only found this:

```A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
INSERT INTO `objectcache` (keyname,value,exptime) VALUES('uncyclo:messages:Bad_image_list','+?2?RR??\0','2005-11-22 16:48:30')
from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff:_doquery". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate entry 'uncyclo:messages:Bad_image_list' for key 1 (brussels.wikia.com)".
```

I loaded the page, and it looks okay in display. Sorry I can't recreate the problem.

It's a random Mediawiki bug that occurs from time to time, if you refresh it should fix itself. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 17:17, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

## Database Error in search

Type "Sex and the City" in search. I get a "Database error":

```Database error
From Uncyclopedia
For query "sex and the city"
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
SELECT cur_id, cur_namespace, cur_title, cur_text FROM `cur`,`searchindex` WHERE cur_id=si_page AND ( AND (MATCH (si_title) AGAINST ('city')) ) AND cur_namespace IN (0,2,6,12,14) LIMIT 0,50
from within function "". MySQL returned error "1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AND (MATCH (si_title) AGAINST ('city')) ) AND cur_namespace IN (brussels.wikia.com)".
```
It looks like you can't use "and" in a search. Boolean malfunction! I don't know why, though. If the page actually exists it'll take you to it, but if it doesn't exist you get the error. --—rc (t) 06:03, 24 Sep 2005 (UTC)
It's due to how the sql request is formed. I think this is a bug with the wiki software itself. but, I wouldn't know how to fix it. --PantsMacKenzie 15:44, 31 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I created a page (blind) shortly before I registered - can that be attributed to my account? (Teslacuted)

I think it takes some doing that will probably never get done. Probably the best you can do is list it on your new user page and leave a note on Talk:Blind saying that you're the original author. --—rc (t) 19:23, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I have the basic same problem. However, if you do write that, or "modify your modifications"/creations twice, in order to get credit, is that an acceptable practice? I mean, anybody, could do that with anything. While your IP talks for yourself objectively. And fairly (hopefully). How can you just associate your IP with the user name created from that IP? --Tryggvasson 00:08, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

## Internal error

Internal error From Uncyclopedia

There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Please hit "back" and reload the page you came from, then try again.

I'm getting this when I try to revert edits

--Chronarion 13:40, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Ditto. However on at least one of the edits I was trying to revert, it had already been reverted. I got this message instead of the normal "rollback failed" message. -- 18:07, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

## Trying to conTEMPLATE this

Ok, I added a category to Wacky's Template:NSFWArticle and Template:NSFWImage (so we can find the adult content easier), but the only things that show up in Category:Not safe for work are the templates themselves. I tried moving the cat link to the parent template at Template:Adult warning box and removing it from the other two, but still no go. Oddly enough, the pages marked with the template do have a link to the category (like Cindy_Crawford), but they won't show up in the list! Arg. I did almost the same thing with Category:War Games and Template:Wargame, and it works perfectly. Ideas? --Splaka 23:19, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I've had similar problems on other wikis :( It seems category templates are very flimsy
EDIT: i slapped my template on a new image and article, and now it seems to work. maybe the pages have to be resaved or something for them to be picked up in the categories?--Insertwackynamehere 02:37, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Aha. That is probably the case. Probably needs to be moved on the page or possibly just edited in some way. Elvis had the same prob with his sig template on his talk page (wouldn't update there, would in the sandbox) until I deleted all occurances of it and he tried again. So, cache prob I guess. Bugger. --Splaka 02:46, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Yes I just tried it, thats it :) Just click edit and then save, and voila! No real editing neccessary :) --Insertwackynamehere 02:47, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
All the images are now in the category. However, they appear as a gallery. Know of way to have categorized images appear as a link? (Not that the gallery is bad, but it might get too big) --Splaka 02:51, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Heh i kinda like the gallery, but I dunno how to change it anyway even if I didnt. i dont know if its possible --Insertwackynamehere 03:12, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Occasionally I find that just editing and saving doesn't refresh templates. A more solid way to "refresh" a template on a page is to just drop a comment in and save. No visible modifications to the page that way, and it seems to always refresh the templates when you make a sizable change. -- 12:54, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

## Weird-ass Edits

I made 2 edits to the VFD page, the first can be seen here. However, "go to next diff", and you'll see that my second edit wiped out two unconnected edits, including the one I just made. What's really screwed up, is that I edited the "Collegium V" section - those other two sections weren't even on the screen when I wrote that little rant.

And this isn't the first time I've seen it happen - long ago Carlb accidently did the same to me - he made an edit, and my comment in an unrelated section disappeared. I think it was in a discussion in the community portal. He didn't know wtf had happened, and I forgot about it till now. Anyone have any ideas on wtf is going on here? 00:17, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hmm. I assumed the Feesch sockpuppet/stuffer edits to it's VFD yesterday had purposefully removed two other sections below #Feesch. However, maybe they did this accidentally too, since they only seemed to edit the ->Feesch section. Also, an edit by D3matt earlier chopped my sig in half. --Splaka 00:30, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

## Syntax error

There appears to be a syntax error listed in the External links section of Wisconsin. However in the edit screen there is only one pair of brackets. 152.163.100.204 14:41, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Fixed Looks like it didn't like the newline between the two parts of the link text. --Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 15:01, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## Restore Delay

I tried to restore Space-time continuum to an older version due to a user request, but was unable to do so. Every time I hit "restore" it told me it was restoring, but did nothing.

Aaaah...now that I manually edited and saved, I see that the restored edits are showing in the edit history. Apparently it took either:

1. Time for the deleted edits to propigate back into the database. (I did hit refresh to make sure.)
2. A save of the page to refresh the history.

Can anyone tell me which?

--Famine 22:07, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I know that if you update a template you have to "touch" (i.e. save, even a no change edit) pages that it;s used on for the changes to appear, perhaps this is the same?--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:53, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Are you sure? I made this change and it showed up all over the place straight away. Juan Kerr 10:41, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I know what I'm thinking of, Categories in templates, Doh!--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 12:03, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## Typo in template thingy

(Aah, the irony)

I like I think it's quanit--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 15:02, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## Main Page error ?

Does anyone know if Main Page/images/ is a legitimate Uncyclopedia page, and if so, is there an error regarding the image file ? 64.12.116.204 17:03, 23 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Prepare thyself for a moderately messed up answer....Generically, all pages are legitimate Uncyclopedia pages. Main Page/images/ is a page. It has nothing to do with Main Page, other than the fact that they start with the same 9 characters. In a wiki, a / is treated like any other character in a page name, NOT as a subdirectory. As it is, that page was QVFD'd yesterday, and whacked by me personally. Because it was broken and useless. In the future, if you spot stuff like that, check the history. If it doesn't have actual content, post it to QVFD. Thanks. --Famine 12:38, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## Dynamic Page List's and Inputbox extensions

Any chance of getting m:DynamicPageList and m:Help:Inputbox installed? It'll looks like it'll be really useful for UnNews and OScar quotes etc. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 23:16, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## Recent changes not working?

When I go to Special:Recentchanges I get this error:

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/wikicities/wiki/includes/Skin.php on line 2104

It only seems to apply to recent changes. Wuh? --EvilZak 06:00, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

More of the same I was getting "uncylopedia not found" from my browser for almost the past hour. I take it the server was totally down? --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 20:20, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## Article display error ?

It seems the Tuica cititi article isn't displaying correctly, however I'm not sure if this is an error or purposely incoherent although I assume the administrators would like to take a look at the page. 64.12.116.204 07:07, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

• Apparently the article [1] isn't able to link to any other page. 64.12.116.204 07:11, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Seems OK now, I've deleted it anyway to be sure, if you want recreate it. --Elvis 10:43, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)
• Another article at Debil seems to have a similar error. 209.213.71.78 20:57, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
• Can you post a screenshot as Debil looks OK (but certainly QVFD'worthy) and I'm not sure what you are trying to do with the image. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 12:13, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
• Here is the current page. I'm not sure if there's supposed to be an image or an article. 64.12.116.204 06:41, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
It looks like someone scrabbeling around for the Uncyclopedia:Sandbox, I'll huff it. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 10:11, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

## lista zakwalifikowanych debili:

$time4$
$avader$

dopiszcie sie :P /n00b

## Non english article

I'm not sure if this is the right place however the article Roel appears to be in Dutch. Is there a no english template or a place to list non-english articles needing translation or are they to be rewritten/deleted ? 205.188.117.11 17:40, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)

There is which you are free to edit, eithier translate the Main Page or a simpler version like, then move the articel to <nowik></nowiki>. --Elvis 20:08, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)
• Another non-english article at Graczyk although I can't tell what language it's in. 209.213.71.78 18:04, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I hereby dub this article Polish, and it is correspondingly moved to. Dziekuje, nazywam si,e akt matzenstwa. --Famine 22:37, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Bucuresti is Romanian. Actually, it's the capital city (Bucharest). Oh, fair Bucuresti with the gondoles on your streaming clear waters...

There's a link to it from, dead-end only means that it is not itself properly wikified (ie:no blue outbound links from it to anything else). Category:Spanish and link to, I presume. --Carlb 08:01, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
That's true however the problem is, as it is a Spanish article, I doubt there's anything that would link to an English article. 152.163.100.204 08:54, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Query for the old timers: When a regular user encounters a foreign language page that is not in the correct namespace (for example a spanish article not at Es:articlename) and is not a short brief blurb ({{qua?))-able) should they move it to Es:? (and should all spanish pages be in Es:?) Should we edit to point all links to Es: namespace? --Splaka 23:55, 6 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Yes, Yes and Yes --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 23:57, 6 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Gotcha. Template:Qua? then should only be used for one liners and languages none of us can understand, I suppose. Cheers! BTW 70.88.218.145, if you create a login you can move pages (as well as upload images, and access the X-rated admin gallery). --Splaka 00:03, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

## Admins: Don't delete stubs just for being stubs

Deleting stubs for being stubs is denying those articles a chance for being improved upon. Try to show some restraint before deleting stubs. Thank you. 204.52.215.107 04:22, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I agree with the parent post, however, if it is totally unfunny having nowhere to go, it gets the trash heap. --Chronarion 18:00, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Like I said in my talk page, I believe the standards for UD are different from those of wikipedia. A lot of people make unfunny stubs and leave them, thinking that they're the zenith of wit. I find that it's more efficient to remove what looks like badly written material and resolve the issue with the poster, rather than let it take up needless space, waste time in qVFD, and potentially encourage other drive-by stub posters to do the same. There are standards here, even if they're invisible and otherwise undetectable.--Flammable CUN 04:26, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I agree with Flammable, the crime is not being a stub ,the crime is being an unfunny stub. Everyone has had articles deleted (this includes admins), if it was a WIP and you want to go back to it, ask an Admin to restore the deleted article and most will oblige.--Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 07:37, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)

As Flammable hinted at, we do have standards - they are invisible, constantly-morphing standards, but we do have them. For the most part, admins delete:

• Unfunny stubs they can't see going anywhere
• Stubs that have little linking to them, and thus are unlikely to be stumbled uopn
• Anything they damn well please

And as Elvis said, if you had a stub and now it's gone, check the deletion log and drop a restore request on the talk page of the admin who deleted it, or in the dump, and someone will help you out. --Famine 13:10, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)

If you stumble upon an unfunny stub, and think of a way to make it funny, then by all means do so. The worst that can happen is that your unfunny change will be deleted, and that's where it was originally headed. Nowhere, I mean. That is, I don't mean anything. Oh, crap. -- Tonymec 14:39, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)

## Thing someone meant to add here

Can you remove the following

It is offensive and aimed at my friend.

Added at the top in place of content by IP. Shifted to bottom and content restored. --UU - natter 14:30, Nov 24