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People who can fix things. Please take note. Something on your end is borked.

Sometimes serving onsite images by non-standard coding works, sometimes it doesn't. We're not changing anything to make it go either way. Observe:

OnsiteImagesBroken

Onsite image serving broken.


OnsiteImagesWorking

Somehow not broken, five minutes later.



Please fix this. And an explanation would be nice too, since the utter randomness of it is driving me crazy. Thanks. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 04:38, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Was this a one off or does it often happen? Which page is the screenshot from? Is the problem only with images in signatures, or also with images in articles? Angela@fandom (talk) 04:41, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
It happens often. That screenshot is from Wookieepedia:Featured article nominations. The problem also applies to images in articles. --Imperialles 04:43, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I've also seen the same problem with images such as the era icons. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 04:45, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
It happens a lot, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of pattern. It's especially noticeable with {{Eras}} which is on 75%+ of our pages. We've gotten problem reports about it before, but the only recent one I can find is #5431. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 04:47, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for all the information. Our ops team are looking into it. Angela@fandom (talk) 06:40, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
According to Emil, this can be a memcache issue. If you use a regular link (http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/...) rather an wikilink ([[File:Something.jpg]]) then it is cached. Is it possible to change these external-style links to regular links? Angela@fandom (talk) 10:36, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Only if there's some way to make an image into a link with regular wikicode. I don't know of a way to do that without plain HTML or ImageLink (which I don't think is installed here). -- Darth Culator (Talk) 13:06, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Do you mean this File:OnsiteImagesWorking.png ?
Done by [[:File:OnsiteImagesWorking.png]]. — TulipVorlax 02:02, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
No, he means making the image itself into a link, so you can click on the image and have it take you somewhere. jSarek 02:17, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Changes madeEdit

... to the servers. Hopefully this should stop the problem, which turns out to be a combination of the way WikiMedia caches pages, and the external image whitelist. If this change doesn't work, then I can turn off external image blocking on this wiki, so the whitelist doesn't need to be checked before showing images linked in this way. But for now, what I really need is any reports of it happening again. Please let me know! Thanks -- sannse@fandom (talk) 16:54, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

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