Yesterday, you likely visited the site to be greeted by an error message stating that the database is locked.

If you did not know already, the wiki site, Trollpedia, is currently read-only – This is to ensure that no problem are caused by the users while updating the site since editing the articles will update the database all the while I update several components of the site, and I do not wish for Trollpedia to end up on the same fate as Aediot’s Encyclopedia Dramatica.

We are updating our insfrastucture to fix issues that we previously encountered including the Visual Editor not working as intended.

All the planned changes are as follow:

  1. Updating the PHP to a version more adequate for Trollpedia.
  2. Making sure the RestBASE and Parsoid apis work and then re-enable the Visual Editor.
  3. Make the email for password resets and mail confirmation work correctly (Currently they bounce back, we covered that issue in another post earlier).
  4. Add and update a few extensions.

Do note that we currently do not intend to update the Mediawiki version used by the site, I wanna make sure that no issue occurs when I do update Mediawiki to its most recent stable build and many people have encountered and reported such issues on Mediawiki.org.

This might lasts one week because I’m clumsy when it comes to computers, and I never handled servers previously.

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