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pjk

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So the hack I was using to integrate vBulletin and MediaWiki has been removed. The hack basically allowed seamless browsing between the wiki and the forum (and the rest of the site), and also merged logins (such that if you were logged in on speedsolving.com [vB], you would already have an account and be logged into the wiki [MediaWiki]. However, this will no longer be the case.

Although this hack worked well, in general, it has also caused several issues. It stopped being developed, and has become uncompatible with the recent versions of vB and MedaWiki. Because of this, it makes sense to no longer use it, upgrade vB and Mediawiki, and continue to the develop both without worrying about a third party hack.

I've backed up everything, and have removed the hack. Please let me know what errors you're now getting, and if the previous errors you mentioned are still occuring. I will be upgrading to the latest MediaWiki version soon. You may notice the Wiki link is not in the Navbar atm. I will get that back up soon once we ensure things are working okay.
 

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I've upgraded MediaWiki to the latest version, 1.19. Please let me know of any issues.

I see on the homepage that "Puzzle Hardware" and "Other Puzzles" are now red, meaning the page doesn't exist. Not sure if this is an issue from the upgrade or not. Can anyone confirm?

Thom: Are you still having issues?
 

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I see on the homepage that "Puzzle Hardware" and "Other Puzzles" are now red, meaning the page doesn't exist. Not sure if this is an issue from the upgrade or not. Can anyone confirm?
Page log says that the pages were deleted by Macky
 

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I can't log into the wiki. My speedsolving password doesn't work. I can't get details by e-mail beacuse my account at the wiki doesn't have an e-mail registred. I can't register a new account with the name Ickenicke, beacuse there is an account with the name that already exist. Can you fix it pjk?
 

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I can't log into the wiki. My speedsolving password doesn't work. I can't get details by e-mail beacuse my account at the wiki doesn't have an e-mail registred. I can't register a new account with the name Ickenicke, beacuse there is an account with the name that already exist. Can you fix it pjk?
I'm having this problem aswell.
 

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I can't log into the wiki. My speedsolving password doesn't work. I can't get details by e-mail beacuse my account at the wiki doesn't have an e-mail registred. I can't register a new account with the name Ickenicke, beacuse there is an account with the name that already exist. Can you fix it pjk?
I'm having this problem aswell.
Click Forgot Password and get a new one. Let me know if that works.
 

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I got a new problem!

I did tested some different skins in the wiki and now all pages looks like this:




I can't do anything. The only thing I can do is to click on speedsolving banner and I come to the forums instead.
 

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I created a new acconut with the name Ickenicke1 instead.
That is fine since you can edit, but it doesn't help solve this problem.

I got a new problem!

I did tested some different skins in the wiki and now all pages looks like this:
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I can't do anything. The only thing I can do is to click on speedsolving banner and I come to the forums instead.
Was this the setting in your wiki preferences? I did notice a lot of leftover skins that I need to remove. For now, I've disabled changing skins in preferences.
 
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That is fine since you can edit, but it doesn't help solve this problem.
No, you are right.
But for me it doesn't matter if my username is Ickenicke or Ickenicke1.
Hope you can solve the problem!



Was this the setting in your wiki preferences? I did notice a lot of leftover skins that I need to remove. For now, I've disabled changing skins in preferences.
Yes it was in wiki preferences. (Appearance)
 

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What, where did the mega-tableof methods go?
That was the ultimate, concise reference to get anywhere, quickly.

Is there a way we can keep the old and still implement the new way of categorizing, or are there concerns regarding keeping the old?

Personally, I loved the mega-table.
 

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What, where did the mega-tableof methods go?
That was the ultimate, concise reference to get anywhere, quickly.

Is there a way we can keep the old and still implement the new way of categorizing, or are there concerns regarding keeping the old?

Personally, I loved the mega-table.
I started reorganizing things, or sometimes more adding a parallel organization structure, modeled after Wikipedia. The table you mention has been moved to [wiki]List of methods[/wiki]. I will place a link to it in the top of [wiki]Category:Methods[/wiki]. We could also place a link on the Main Page to both the category and the list.

If you want to help, reply on and watch this page: [wiki]Project:General discussion[/wiki].
 

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