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22 Nov 2017

  • Installed the MwEmbedSupport and TimedMediaHandler on content1/2 (was testing on content3). Note that only the client side portion of the TimedMediaHandler extension is working as I cannot get the server side portion to fully compile. -- Daveh (talk) 15:07, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

17 Nov 2017

  • Installed the UespLegendCardData extension on content1/2/3. -- Daveh (talk) 15:07, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

8 August 2017

  • config/Extensions.php: Tweaked captcha to see if it's enough to throw off bulk account creations. Robin Hood  (talk) 17:36, 8 August 2017 (UTC), and again at 18:08, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

13 July 2017

  • Permissions.php: Added confirmed group and allowed admins to add/remove members. Robin Hood  (talk) 21:57, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
    • Temporarily wrapped top ad in <div id='topad'> so it can be suppressed on a user-by-user basis until the design issues can be worked out. Robin Hood  (talk) 21:33, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
    • Re-applied 16 April 2017 changes to fix sidebar headers. Robin Hood  (talk) 03:00, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

19 June 2017

  • A few more tweaks to config/Mobile.php to redirect and correctly to on a mobile device. Also now redirects to http or https depending on the original URL. -- Daveh (talk) 12:47, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

17 June 2017

  • Running maintenance/populateCategory.php --force due to incorrect counts on some categories. Robin Hood  (talk) 20:20, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

16 June 2017

  • A small change to config/Mobile.php on content1/2/3 to try and prevent the 302 redirect itself from being cached by Squid. -- Daveh (talk) 19:12, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Installed a new wildcard SSL certificate for the * domains. -- Daveh (talk) 20:16, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • The mobile site no longer goes through Squid but is directed to content2. Squid 2.x doesn't seem to be able to handle multiple SSL certificates going to the same IP address. -- Daveh (talk) 20:16, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

15 June 2017

  • Modified config/Mobile.php on content1/2/3 to force a redirect to the mobile if required. This should prevent mobile users from poisoning the cache of desktop users as MobileFrontEnd was not handling the mobile redirects as I assumed it was. -- Daveh (talk) 19:32, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

14 June 2017

  • php.ini: Temporarily increased upload_max_filesize and post_max_size maximum sizes from 60MB to 200MB on content3 only. Robin Hood  (talk) 19:28, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

30 April 2017

  • Extensions.php: Disabled really old StringFunctions extension in favour of ParserFunctions with $wgPFEnableStringFunctions = true;. Robin Hood  (talk) 08:32, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Extensions.php: Added $wgPFStringLengthLimit = 30000; to allow template string functions to work on really long strings. Robin Hood  (talk) 09:18, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

27 April 2017

  • IP banned a dozen+ addresses on squid1 that were repeatedly requesting Special:RecentChangesLinkedHere/... pages to the point of overloading content1/content2. -- Daveh (talk) 20:34, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

20 April 2017

  • Changed the negative_ttl on squid1 from 0 to 1 seconds to try and prevent 500 responses from being cached by Squid. -- Daveh (talk) 13:44, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Restarted Squid to reset the large (500GB) access log which also seems to have fixed Main_Page from returning blank on HTTPS conections. -- Daveh (talk) 13:44, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

17 April 2017

  • Updated all old MySQL passwords on db1/db2 to the latest password hash. Removed a bunch of users that were no longer being used. Basic process is just:
  • Use select User, Host, Password from mysql.user; to see which users have short password hashes.
  • Delete a user with drop user 'name'@'host';.
  • Reset any password with set password for 'user'@'host' = PASSWORD('password');.
-- Daveh (talk) 14:25, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

16 April 2017

  • fixed an errant set of <h5></h5> tags to <h3></h3> so all sidebar titles are aligned the same. Robin Hood  (talk) 01:28, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

15 April 2017

  • Updated UespVector to load numerous styles that are loaded outside of Vector.php in 1.23 (most of this bizarreness is fixed in 1.24). This fixes display of numerous pages, most notably, Special:SpecialPages. Robin Hood  (talk) 21:23, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Disabled built-in Vector skin. Robin Hood  (talk) 19:44, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Added UespVector skin. Robin Hood  (talk) 00:07, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

13 April 2017

  • config/CommonSettings.php: Disabled built-in Monobook skin in $wgSkipSkins so only our custom Monobook is available. Robin Hood  (talk) 20:48, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
  • SiteSpecialSearch.php:

6 April 2017

  • Fixed the preferences "Default Settings" link which wasn't working due to changes in the MediaWiki base code relating to preferences. -- Daveh (talk) 13:50, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Enabled HTTPS on most UESP sites including the wiki. Needs more testing to ensure all URLs are used according to the relevant protocol (i.e., HTTPS doesn't try to load resources/files from HTTP). -- Daveh (talk) 20:58, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

15 March 2017

  • Ran populateLogSearch.php --force to re-update log_search table, which is missing older entries. This caused some special pages, such as Special:ProtectedPages, to be missing historical information, even though it was available in the log. Robin Hood  (talk) 17:42, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Note: ineffective - populateLogSearch only handles old RevisionDelete logs currently. Robin Hood  (talk) 18:00, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

11 March 2017

  • Completely dumped all databases on content3, dropped all databases, deleted the large ibdata1 MySQL file, restarted MySQL and reimported the database dump. Restarted slave replication from db1 which took a few hours to catchup. With all the recent database optimization free space on content3 has improved from 40GB to 320GB free. -- Daveh (talk) 00:16, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

10 March 2017

  • Moved the uesp_esolog database from content3 to db1. Temporarily made db1 the 100% read database due to slave replication delay on db2 causing issues. -- Daveh (talk) 01:21, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
  • After moving the database made db1/db2 50% read databases each for wikis. -- Daveh (talk) 01:21, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

9 March 2017

  • Moved the uesp_esosalesdata database from content3 to db1. -- Daveh (talk) 17:19, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Increased the query cache size and a few other buffer sizes on db1/db2/content3 (based on available free memory). -- Daveh (talk) 17:19, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

3 March 2017

  • config/CommonSettings.php: Added $wgApplyIpBlocksToXff = true; to block proxy addresses that travel through blocked proxy IPs, in addition to those that come directly from those IPs. See mediawikiwiki:Manual:$wgApplyIpBlocksToXff.

1 March 2017

  • config/Extensions.php: Added $wgStringFunctionsLimitReplace=50; as an interim fix for problem with #replace calls in {{WordWall}}. Robin Hood  (talk) 22:44, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
    Although no longer required by the template, I've left this setting in place for now, against future need, since text replacement is somewhat common in our templates. Robin Hood  (talk) 20:51, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

25 February 2017

  • Changed Squid cache to never cache Wiki edit links (queries containing action=edit) due to issues with some edits returning 500 error codes. -- Daveh (talk) 19:28, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

9 February 2017

  • Removed the dev wiki from content3. Both the files and database have been copied to backup1 but it is not currently setup.

3 February 2017

  • Added the new server backup1 to the cluster intended mainly as a standalone backup file repository for all other servers. All backups previously done on content3 are being moved to backup1 to increase the available free drive space on content3. The offsite backup server has been renamed to backup2. -- Daveh (talk) 17:33, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  • qwebirChat.php: Commented out chat tab hook on all servers. Robin Hood  (talk) 21:46, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

23 January 2017

5 January 2017

  • LocalSettings.php: Increased $wgMaxImageArea to 2.5e7 to allow thumbnails to be generated for the larger images that are allowed on that server. Robin Hood  (talk) 18:34, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

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