OpenGeofiction

Tip for wiki loading at normal speed!

Posted by Tito_zz on 19 October 2020 in Spanish (Español)

ATTENTION NEW USERS – AS THE WIKI MAY REMAIN INACCESSIBLE, ALL RULES AND ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ARE LISTED HERE IN THE USER BLUEBOOK!

Hello, I'd like to share a tip for you, how to have the wiki at normal speed.

First you have to go to your Preferences (stopping it after 10 seconds to load basic HTML should work), then go to Appearance, and change the Skin to Modern. Click save. Then, enjoy wiki-ing.

Thanks to TheMayor for sharing this trick with me.

Happy mapping and maybe writing, Tito_zz

Comment from Tito_zz on 19 October 2020 at 17:54

also for good-quality Spanish mappers: join Deodeca! :)

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Comment from KTheBritMC on 19 October 2020 at 19:55

You bloody saviour Tito lmao

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Comment from KTheBritMC on 19 October 2020 at 20:01

I take that back, it don't work lol

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Comment from Halvarda on 19 October 2020 at 22:35

For me, it worked when I changed it to "cologne blue". Try previewing different themes and see which one loads the quickest.

I still get the "(Cannot access the database)" screen a lot, though.

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Comment from geoboi on 19 October 2020 at 22:44

website's completely broken for me, can't access any page...

currently editing wiki documents in Microsoft Word. Good times!

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Comment from eklas on 20 October 2020 at 06:00

Hi, to the top (above your text), please add the following:

" ATTENTION NEW USERS – AS THE WIKI MAY REMAINS INACCESSIBLE, ALL RULES AND ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ARE LISTED HERE IN THE USER BLUEBOOK! "

Thanks

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Comment from Tito_zz on 20 October 2020 at 11:48

@eklas Done. @Halvarda @KTheBritMC Sometimes it works fast, sometimes less fast, not at all. @geoboi Try often, not just once.

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Comment from eklas on 20 October 2020 at 11:53

oh thanks, only now i'm realizing i mixed two sentences together in my head and left a typo in there. the "may" should not have been there. whoop

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Comment from geoboi on 20 October 2020 at 13:21

@Tito_zz i figured it out, thanks!

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Comment from Tito_zz on 20 October 2020 at 14:19

No problem. @eklas Well this can solve it (or at least make it less worse), so the ‘may’ is accurate.

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Comment from KTheBritMC on 20 October 2020 at 21:46

I take that back again! I've found that it's a bit slow loading to the main page but navigating between pages is very quick!!!

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Comment from Lithium-Ion on 21 October 2020 at 00:23

Yeah this is amazing. I have no idea why it works but it's great! Is it possible that the other themes are less labor intensive and/or are missing certain visual features or something similar that involve the broken extension that make the normal wiki slow?

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Comment from Tito_zz on 21 October 2020 at 12:38

@KTheBritMC Yeah the main page has a lot of funky stuff and a map. You can just use google search “wiki opengeofiction bromley” if you want to find bromley or something idk

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Comment from Tito_zz on 21 October 2020 at 13:02

I hav also noted that the wiki seems to be slower in the late time of the day (European time)

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Comment from Halvarda on 21 October 2020 at 13:53

Oh yeah, the Modern theme is indeed faster. It's just that Cologne Blue loads the main page faster, at least for me.

Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing this!

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Comment from Tito_zz on 21 October 2020 at 20:08

No problem. Yeah, I think the pages with embed maps take longer, logically

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Comment from gannman on 21 October 2020 at 21:58

Looks like the Modern theme works... thank you

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Comment from admin on 22 October 2020 at 01:19

While this may help your access to the wiki in a number of circumstances, it is probably clear that it is not a total solution. Obviously there is more than one issue with the wiki, this only works around one with the default style sheet.

So use the wiki edits wisely. Do not go creating expensive (as if it looks like a festival of {{ and }}) templates which result in extra load for the server. Do not create frivolous articles. Do not upload non-free, non-attributed images. These will be deleted without notice.

The volunteer site admins have limited control over this, please don't make it harder.

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Comment from theruler on 22 October 2020 at 07:47

The wiki problem could probably lie in the style then. That’s possible if the wiki loads faster with the other style.

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Comment from SwissCrusader on 22 October 2020 at 10:44

The Savior !!! Thanks a lot for the trick !

Indeed it only works with the Cologne Blue theme on my PC, not with the Modern theme.

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Comment from Tito_zz on 22 October 2020 at 13:39

Yes, as said, there are numerous wiki faults, and this partially circumvents that in a way I cannot explain. However, sometimes it takes as much time as earlier or doesn't work at all.

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Comment from Eshaan011 on 17 November 2020 at 20:50

you cannot without an account

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Comment from Eshaan011 on 17 November 2020 at 20:50

but if they maybe make modern the default skin?

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Comment from pw1010 on 19 November 2020 at 20:00

Honestly I would donate a few dollars a month to help keep the server up, and i'm sure others would too. We should set up a donation system

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Comment from Halvarda on 20 November 2020 at 18:51

@pw1010 The issue may not have anything to do with the server's capacity. Besides, AFAIK, only Thilo has access to the server, and he's been away for a while.

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