Weird issue with Sega Retro wiki's navigation bar
Posted 10 December 2016 - 12:28 AM
Posted 10 December 2016 - 12:18 PM
Unfortunately my superiors have not answered the pleas I made about this months ago, and only they have the keys. It is an horrendously tragic shame and deeply embarassing that we can't maintain our greatest asset.
About the best I could do was hack in the page menu bit on the top-right. There's not a particularly clean way of doing something similar to the top menu, and I'm not quite at the stage where I'm ready to start stalking Scarred Sun across the internet.
Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:19 PM
I filed a request months ago for a technical bod or two just to keep things ticking along and address the bugs - I'm powerless to touch things myself, and I'm not getting much of a response from anyone who can. It's not so much to drag people from real life problems and get them to dick around with a bit of software - it's this lack of a contingency that's really starting to irk me. We could be attacked tommorrow and there'd be no-one to clean up the mess.
In fact, given that Hivebrain's given up on this continued ordeal, I'm the only pink badge on Sega Retro, NEC Retro and Retro CDN now. Somehow I've ended up in charge of everything?
Posted 11 December 2016 - 06:10 PM
Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:02 PM
It still mostly works. You just have to take the long way round.
Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:18 AM
I understand what it's like the be on the receiving end of complaints like this -- so if the powers that be would like help fixing issues (top menus don't work on pages sometimes, many assets don't load when viewing the site securely, insecure version of the site doesn't automatically redirect to the secure version and Google prefers the secure version, some kind of persistent account/login issue between the forum and wiki) -- I can help.
Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:45 AM
Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:53 AM
Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:42 AM
They've definitely been working on fixing things. Navigation bars and such work again for me.
Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:17 PM
All four of the Retro wikis are using reasonably up-to-date software. None are more than two versions behind the latest MediaWiki build.
The unfortunate thing is that MediaWiki is notoriously terrible at "not being Wikipedia". If it's a feature not being used as part of the Wikimedia family, there's a very high chance it'll break at some point.
So if anything, things are broken because they're "too new"