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Discussion Originally Misplaced in Page Header

Hello friends, I wish I had come here earlier as the forums are well organized and I look forward to gaining further knowledge and sharing my experiences. Ive been reading the posts and learning quite a bit from the members.

Forums? You might have the wrong site :P
Shifti is a wiki, and we do strive to have it structured in a very coherent and easy to understand manner.
Anyway… Shifti exists for authors and fans alike. If you really enjoy the site, you could help support it. And you can also register and contribute your own works. ShadowWolf 01:30, 7 April 2008 (EDT)
Yes, this is more than a little odd. The poster might have at least left a name. I'm inclined to think of unsigned comments outside of user and story pages as spam and thus deletable. --Buck 02:59, 7 April 2008 (EDT)
Nah, unsigned usually either means the user forgot to add the tildes or isn't bothering because he isn't logged in anyway. I see nothing inherently wrong with unsigned comments in general (though I do add signatures for them simply to make it easier to keep track of conversations). In this particular case, though, the commenter does seem to be a little confused about the nature of Shifti. :) Bryan 03:22, 7 April 2008 (EDT)

Inverse mermaids and idea banks

Not sure where this belongs; it seems as though this René Magritte painting, Collective Invention (1934), is crying out for a story to go with it. --Trismegistus Shandy 22:12, 4 May 2008 (EDT)

Heh! If there's no good place to put something like this, how about we create one? I'm thinking an ideas and inspirations page (or some similar page title) where random tidbits like this could be listed. With the understanding that ideas posted there could be used freely by other authors, and that the contents of the page may be pruned or archived over time if it gets cluttered, it'd serve as a general forum-like sort of place. Joysweeper's recently been working on a personal "idea bank", as an example - see Joysweepers Incoherent Idea Bank. Though that's explicitly intended as for-Joysweeper-only. Bryan 23:45, 4 May 2008 (EDT)
*grins* Hooray recognition! At any rate, a public idea bank doesn't sound like a bad idea. I'd still want to keep my own, if only because I've planted so much Capslove and weird excited ranting that it would kind of start taking over. My Idea Bank is just a garden of story-seeds and things that get me motivated when I'm stuck; a public one could consist of more pictures like above. Oh, and story prompts. That reminds me, I really should stick those in. --Joysweeper 23:57, 4 May 2008 (EDT)
I don't know where else to put this, but the Toolbox?

Previously Unlabeled Discussion About Broken Image Uploading

"The upload directory (/home/shifti/public_html/images) is not writable by the webserver."

Can we fix that? --Joysweeper 15:02, 12 December 2008 (EST)

Gah! More fallout from moving the web side of the system to the new server. Should be fixed now... -- ShadowWolf 18:31, 12 December 2008 (EST)
Hmm. "Could not rename file "/home/shifti/public_html/images/7/75/Gawk.JPG" to "/home/shifti/public_html/images/archive/7/75/20081213020952!Gawk.JPG"." --Joysweeper 21:11, 12 December 2008 (EST)
Okay, lets see if changing that entire directory trees permissions has an effect... -- ShadowWolf 07:33, 13 December 2008 (EST)
All right, thanks. --Joysweeper 11:07, 13 December 2008 (EST)

Old Notice About a New Story Originally Misplaced in the Middle of Another Section

I have added a new story to the site set in the Xanadu Setting call Three Minds. The first two chapters are now up. Comments are welcome! JoharaGuardian 08:30, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Old, Previously Unlabeled Notice About an IRC Network Relevant to This Site

I don't think users can edit the front page so I'll put this here: Please add a link to Anthrochat IRC:

[Anthrochat] - An IRC network (also available through a Web client) for anthropomorphics fans. Channel #thezoo in particular hosts writers and readers of transformation tales. --Kris (talk) 07:18, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Status Report?

Hey, everyone. I keep forgetting to mention this, but it seemed like Shifti was down last Wednesday. Does anybody have any idea as to how this could have happened?
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 17:13, 9 February 2015 (EST)

I don't see anything in the public logs for February 4th. I wonder what could have gone wrong that day? — RandomDSdevel (talk) 16:19, 24 February 2015 (EST)
Did anything funny show up in the private logs that day? — RandomDSdevel (talk) 16:17, 27 February 2015 (EST)
Oh, wait: this was probably discussed on TSA-Talk the day it happened. Guess I'd better go and subscribe to that so I can look through the archives…
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 19:35, 20 March 2015 (EDT)
I didn't see anything in the mailing list's archives, so does the IRC channel have an archive? —&thisnp;RandomDSdevel (talk) 15:39, 23 March 2015 (EDT)
First I've heard about this, actually. I don't recall it, but...
--ShadowWolf (talk) 14:44, 23 March 2015 (CDT)
Maybe the outage was intermittent and I just had the bad luck to keep coming back to check to see if it was up again while it was in effect?
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 12:10, 25 March 2015 (EDT)
Never mind! Apparently, the connectivity issues were all on my end (our cable modem's coaxial data input cable must have been loose again.) Anyway, everything should work fine now.
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 18:49, 17 May 2015 (EDT)

Labeled Section Transclusion?

Could the 'Labeled Section Transclusion' extension be installed here on Shifti? I'd like to include parts of some sub-pages in their parent articles, and being able to use that extension would make my work a lot easier.
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 16:38, 27 February 2015 (EST)

Can Echo Be Installed?

I'm kind of starting to get somewhat tired of posting replies to discussion threads in which I'm participating and not receiving replies back. Maybe the lack of replies is due to the fact that Shifti users have no way of knowing whether or not they have a discussion thread to which they have to reply without checking their watchlist but don't visit the site very often sometimes? In that case, maybe installing Echo, a notifications extension for MediaWiki, here would probably help by prompting users to reply to updated discussion threads? Do you guys think that installing Echo would be a good idea?
Never mind; I was thinking of this more in the context of e-mail, and I believe that this use case might actually be covered by one of MediaWiki's e-mail–notification extensions, one of which we may have installed, if I remember correctly, though I don't see it on Special:Versions — RandomDSdevel (talk) 15:24, 4 March 2015 (EST)

Every story 403 03/03/16

Every story seems to be giving 403 forbidden errors. TheAkashicTraveller (talk) 11:44, 3 March 2016 (CST)

And all the skins except the wiki default have gone from my settings. TheAkashicTraveller (talk) 18:06, 3 March 2016 (CST)
Stories seem to be working now but still only the default skin in preferences. TheAkashicTraveller (talk) 11:50, 4 March 2016 (CST)