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::Hmmm…apparently, the template in question relied on a Lua script.  I asked somebody over on [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]] about how much effort bringing a copy of [[Wikipedia:Template:In5|the 'In5' template]] over here would take from that wiki's end [[Wikipedia:Template talk:In5|here]] and [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Help Needed Copying a Template to Another Wiki|here]], and they said that Lua isn't available here.  I assume that this could be fixed, but would somebody here be willing to do that?  I'd appreciate this a lot, especially because typing '<nowiki>{{</nowiki>In5<nowiki>}}</nowiki>' is a ''lot'' faster than typing five copies of '<nowiki>&nbsp;</nowiki>!'   
 
::Hmmm…apparently, the template in question relied on a Lua script.  I asked somebody over on [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]] about how much effort bringing a copy of [[Wikipedia:Template:In5|the 'In5' template]] over here would take from that wiki's end [[Wikipedia:Template talk:In5|here]] and [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Help Needed Copying a Template to Another Wiki|here]], and they said that Lua isn't available here.  I assume that this could be fixed, but would somebody here be willing to do that?  I'd appreciate this a lot, especially because typing '<nowiki>{{</nowiki>In5<nowiki>}}</nowiki>' is a ''lot'' faster than typing five copies of '<nowiki>&nbsp;</nowiki>!'   
 
::—&thinsp;[[User:RandomDSdevel|RandomDSdevel]] ([[User talk:RandomDSdevel|talk]]) 14:50, 29 January 2015 (CST)
 
::—&thinsp;[[User:RandomDSdevel|RandomDSdevel]] ([[User talk:RandomDSdevel|talk]]) 14:50, 29 January 2015 (CST)
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::Wikipedia's In5 template uses an extension that is not, currently, in use on Shifti. That extension is called 'Scribunto' and allows for the embedding of scripting languages into MediaWiki templates and pages. According to the documentation for that extension there is currently only one language available - Lua - though there appear to be plans to allow for others.
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::At this point I would rather not install an extension that allows for such things, as they represent a major point of attack, and even though the Wiki is currently locked down, that will not always be the case. I am going to try and discuss this issue with at least one of the other Administrators to see what their thoughts are.
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:::--[[User:ShadowWolf|ShadowWolf]] ([[User talk:ShadowWolf|talk]]) 18:46, 30 January 2015 (CST)
  
 
== Anti-Spam Acting Up Again… ==
 
== Anti-Spam Acting Up Again… ==

Revision as of 18:46, 30 January 2015

First-Line Indentation?

How do I indent the first lines of my paragraphs? — RandomDSdevel (talk) 16:01, 19 November 2014 (EST)

Maybe somebody could import Wikipedia's 'In5' template for me? — RandomDSdevel (talk) 15:45, 19 December 2014 (EST)
Hmmm…apparently, the template in question relied on a Lua script. I asked somebody over on Wikipedia about how much effort bringing a copy of the 'In5' template over here would take from that wiki's end here and here, and they said that Lua isn't available here. I assume that this could be fixed, but would somebody here be willing to do that? I'd appreciate this a lot, especially because typing '{{In5}}' is a lot faster than typing five copies of ' !'
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 14:50, 29 January 2015 (CST)
Wikipedia's In5 template uses an extension that is not, currently, in use on Shifti. That extension is called 'Scribunto' and allows for the embedding of scripting languages into MediaWiki templates and pages. According to the documentation for that extension there is currently only one language available - Lua - though there appear to be plans to allow for others.
At this point I would rather not install an extension that allows for such things, as they represent a major point of attack, and even though the Wiki is currently locked down, that will not always be the case. I am going to try and discuss this issue with at least one of the other Administrators to see what their thoughts are.
--ShadowWolf (talk) 18:46, 30 January 2015 (CST)

Anti-Spam Acting Up Again…

Hey, I've noticed that, lately, this wiki's anti-spam tool is acting up again. It's supposed to have users authenticate using two-word (Re)CAPTCHAs, but recently it's been using less secure two-to-four–digit numbers or one word for the (Re)CAPTCHAs. Is this bad, or was this regression intentional?
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 17:46, 10 January 2015 (EST)

This might be because we've shut off most of the authentication stuff after locking out new users while we search for a replacement for Asirra. ReCaptcha failed hard, as did MathCaptcha and a few others we had tested in the past. (We tried going back to ReCaptcha after Asirra was shut down and got a massive flood of bot-signups - on the order of 40 or 50 in a 4 hour period - so...) I'm still looking, but at this time it seems like our best bet might be trying to get something like Asirra running - that style, at least, since it requires a lot of computing power or a human...
--ShadowWolf (talk) 10:31, 11 January 2015 (CST)