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Recent updates[edit]

Hi! OrbiterWiki is on a new server again, and should be a bit faster now. It's also running the latest software now. Among notable improvements is improved support for high-DPI screens (or zooms above 100% on any screen). In particular, thumbnails will now be sharp as long as the source image is large enough, and MediaWiki Math equations are rendered nicely for such devices.

I've modified the main page slightly; if anyone wishes to trim down the list of links, suggestions are welcome.

Finally, I'm thinking about switching the default font for the entire site; if done, the site will look like this: low DPI high DPI. Speak up now if you have objections!

--RaMan (talk) 17:52, 20 October 2014 (IST)

Fighting the spam[edit]

Can we enable the ConfirmEdit extension of Mediawiki? I am overwhelmed with the amount of spam we get and if this is properly configured, it might reduce this a lot. --Urwumpe (talk) 10:03, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

It's done! --RaMan (talk) 23:37, 27 April 2021 (UTC)


Last year we moved to a new server and upgraded MediaWiki, and a bunch of extensions got disabled in the process, and the move was generally left unfinished.

It is finally finished, I've done some much needed maintenance, everything is looking much happier now!

  • Burninated all of the spam. If anything's gone that shouldn't be, let me know, I have backups.
  • Fixed all of the anti-spam extensions that were disabled during 1.34 upgrade. We now have: AbuseFilter, SpamBlacklist/TitleBlacklist, hcaptcha for signups, Nuke, CheckUser.
  • Fixed the caching settings; everything is faster.
  • Fixed email
  • Fixed rendering of SVG previews
  • Fixed rendering of MathML
  • Installed the Citizen skin, though it's less amazing than I hoped - check it out in your user preferences. It has a dark mode.

--RaMan (talk) 23:37, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

I can't log-in anymore, there seem to be some problems with the CSRF tokens. -- Urwumpe
Could you try again? I have seen it a few times but never consistently. I think it may only be an issue the first time. If it's still not working please try clearing your cookies? After that, if it ever returns please let me know. --RaMan (talk) 13:52, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Same problem, despite erasing all cookies and restarting the browser session, in case there is a bad CSRF token hanging around. Happens also when using different browsers. Tried Edge, Chrome and Firefox now. It complains about the CSRF protection in a red box, maybe that is a hint. --Urwumpe
I've tweaked the settings again. It was weird: worked for a day before breaking; any time I touch the settings, it starts working again - and then breaks again later. User sessions are now stored in the DB instead of the PHP cache so hopefully this is now fixed for good? --RaMan (talk) 17:59, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

It worked, I’m in. So far so good. RaMan and Urwumpe, thanks for all the work you’ve done to get this fixed. Hopefully, it stays.Arvil (talk) 20:52, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

I am back again as well, looks fine now :) Urwumpe (talk) 09:51, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

More spam pages[edit]

Next time one of you guys happen to stop in, there are a number of spam pages I added spam categories to, if you could take a look at. And the one titled 10 Best NFT Games To Play In 2022 - Tezro Blog, I added the categories and another undid that, so I reinstated it. We'll see how long that lasts. Thanks. Arvil (talk) 04:05, 6 March 2023 (UTC)

Hey, another question. If I browse this wiki as a guest, not logged in, and follow this to Special:Categories, and scroll down to List Pages, it says there are 670 or so pages, but, if I click on the link and go to the page <nowiki>Category:List pages<nowiki>, there is only Dwarf planets listed. But, if I log in as my user, I can see all the pages. Any idea why?Arvil (talk) 02:45, 30 March 2023 (UTC)