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If you encounter a bug it should be entered on this page so that we do not forget to fix them.

Please create a sub-section for each bug and sign your entry with four tilde signs (~) after you have entered all the relevant details. However, before doing so, check this page first to see if it is already in the list.

Note! This page is not for articles you think should be improved.


Details to enter

At a minimum you should enter:

  1. A brief description of the bug
  2. The page(s)/article(s) you have seen it on
  3. A priority, High, Medium or Low. By way of guidance, any problem that shows up on more than 100,000 pages is a High priority issue. If it only shows up on a few pages or in a namespace other than main, it is of lower priority. There are other criteria that will be used as well.
  4. Status: [Not] Fixed, etc.
  5. The minimum amount of text required to provoke the bug if you have figured it out

As an example of the last point, the following was determined to be the smallest amount of text required to provoke a bug that is now fixed:

 | above = Bug Alugs 
 | data1 = {{marriage|Bill Clinton| October 11, 1975}} 
 | label1 = {{marriage|Bill Clinton| October 11, 1975}} 
Some more text to see what happens

Sorted bugs: "No such module" errors

028. The {{User sandbox}} template has a script error - PARTIAL FIX

The {{User sandbox}} template ( includes the following message:

Script error: No such module "AFC submission catcheck".

This message can be seen on

-- Viking (talk) 02:39, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Also have the same bug on my personal sandbox. Here is a screenshot just in case. [1] Anders (talk) 17:32, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
Module:AFC_submission_catcheck is broken and can't be edited. However, since we haven't replicated Wikipedia's "articles for creation" process, perhaps references to the module in question should be removed from Template:User_sandbox. --Idris (talk) 17:51, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

I deleted the {{afc}} template from the {{User sandbox}} template. This eliminated the script error.

-- Viking (talk) 03:07, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the template still has bug # 037: several links to Wikipedia.

-- Viking (talk) 03:21, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

030. Script error on Category pages showing No such module "Cat main" - FIXED.

  1. There is a script error on certain Category pages.
  2. You can see it on the page:
  3. Low Priority (less than 50 instances):
  4. Status: Not fixed

Screenshot of issue: [2] -- Zurdo (talk) 01:48, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Module:Cat_main is broken. --Idris (talk) 02:26, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

This problem is also present in because it uses Template:Cat_main. The template claims to be used in over 100,000 pages.

-- Viking (talk) 19:43, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

I just fixed this. The database had an issue, so I renamed that entry to a parking table (+3000) and pulled in the correct module contents from Wikipedia. -- Crew (talk) 05:30, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

031. Script error on certain Highway Route pages showing no such module "Infobox road". - FIXED

  1. Module:Infobox_road is broken.
  2. You can see it on the page: Louisiana Highway 3125
  3. Template for "Infobox Road" is used on 18,000+ pages
  4. Status: FIXED.

Screenshot of issue: [3] -- Zurdo (talk) 05:30, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

OK, I fixed this when I fixed bug 032. -- Crew (talk) 15:39, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

035. Script error: No such module "Road data/browse". - FIXED

  1. Module:Road_data/browse doesn't exist; Module:Road_data appears to be okay.
  2. You can see it on the page: U.S. Route 81 at the bottom of the page.
  3. Unknown number of occurences
  4. Status: Fixed

-- Zurdo (talk) 06:42, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

-- This was another problem with the database where the page record(s) existed but the revision records did not. There was another once I got the module loaded. -- Crew (talk) 15:33, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Sorted bugs: Templates with LUA errors

Category:Pages_with_script_errors contains 1,580 pages and 15 subcategories.

-- Viking (talk) 23:11, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

008. Lua error in pages that use the {{Authority control}} template - FIXED

  1. The error Lua error in Module:Authority_control at line 346: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). appears at the bottom of any page that uses the {{Authority control}} template. The same does not occur for Wikipedia.
  2. You can see it in the Sandra Eisert page.
  3. Status: Not fixed.
  4. The minimum page probable just contains {{Authority control}}. It does!

The issue is possibly that the Wikibase Client/Lua extension is not installed. The error is complaining about this line:

     local item = mw.wikibase.getEntityObject()

The module mw.wikibase is not part of the base Scribunto package for Mediawiki 1.26.2 or 1.27.1 but could possibly be added separately.

(Crew (talk) 02:50, 27 September 2016 (CEST))

Fixed this by commenting out the #invoke! We can revisit this later.

-- Crew (talk) 20:36, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

009. Lua error in pages that use the {{Pp-semi-indef}} template - INTERIM FIX

  1. The error Lua error: callParserFunction: function "PROTECTIONEXPIRY" was not found. appears in any page using the {{Pp-semi-indef}} template.
  2. The Hillary Clinton page shows it.
  3. Status: An interim fix has been put in place.
  4. Probably just {{Pp-semi-indef}} by itself is enough. I won't add it here.

Also, the {{pp-semi|small=yes}} also causes the same problem and needs to be fixed. The Template:Pp-semi, that is.

This template invokes the Module:Protection_banner. That module requires the Module:Effective_protection_expiry which contains this line:

local rawExpiry = mw.getCurrentFrame():callParserFunction('PROTECTIONEXPIRY', action, pagename)

OK, the following:


should work, but produces this:

It is a version issue. I am using 1.26.2 on my test system at home and I see the same issues. 1.26.2 is the version currently installed. Wikipedia is on 1.28.2. It works with 1.27.1.

(Crew (talk) 04:45, 28 September 2016 (CEST))

NOTE! I put in a workaround to prevent this problem while Rifleman is working on other issues.

(Crew (talk) 22:47, 28 September 2016 (CEST))

-- Looks like this is fixed now that we have moved to 1.27.1 and I can revert the workarounds. (Crew (talk) 01:54, 10 October 2016 (UTC))

011. The {{Tracks Wikidata|...}} template produces a LUA error message

  1. When you use the {{Tracks Wikidata|...}} template you get this message: Lua error in Module:Uses_Wikidata at line 10: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  2. See Template:Coord
  3. Status: Not fixed.
  4. Probably this:
This page tracks the Wikidata property: Lua error in Module:Uses_Wikidata at line 10: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

This is probably only visible in Template documentation, so is kind of low priority.

{Crew (talk) 04:37, 27 September 2016 (CEST))

016. See messages about Expression Error at the bottom of some pages - FIXED

  1. At the bottom of some pages we see Expression error: Unexpected > operator. Expression error: Unexpected <= operator. Expression error: Unexpected <= operator. Expression error: Unexpected <= operator.
  2. See for example Peter Devine, Bum rushing
  3. Priority: Low so far.
  4. Status: Not fixed.
  5. Not sure if it is caused by the {{Short pages monitor}}
It was not caused by the Short pages monitor template but provoked by it in those cases where the latest revision of the page it was included in had a rev_len value of NULL. The actual reason was that code like {{#ifexpr:{{PAGESIZE:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|R}} > 1000|[[Category:Long monitored short pages]]}} would fail if rev_len was NULL (and not 0 or some other value.) We have an expensive fix and a quick fix. Checking which one is better. -- Crew (talk) 21:07, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
A small change to includes/Revision.php to deal with the fact that many rows in the revision table have a non-present rev_len field 'COALESCE(rev_len, 0) AS rev_len' -- Crew (talk) 02:13, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

025. The {{Internet Archive author|...}} template produces a LUA error message

  1. When you use the {{Internet Archive author|...}} template you get this message: Lua error in Module:Internet_Archive at line 573: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  2. See Revilo_P._Oliver#External_links

-- Viking (talk) 05:32, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

032. LUA error message on certain Highway Road pages using the Infobox Road module

  1. Lua error in Module:Infobox_road/map at line 16: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). is shown on certain Highway Road pages.
  2. See Nebraska Highway 13, Florida State Road 970
  3. Template for "Infobox Road" is used on 18,000+ pages
  4. Status: Not fixed

-- Zurdo (talk) 05:43, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

033. Lua error in Module:Location_map - NOT FIXED

  1. Lua error in Module:Location_map is shown on certain location pages.
  2. See Getafe, Bohol
  3. Low number of occurences (less than 20):
  4. Status: Seems to be fixed now.

-- Zurdo (talk) 05:56, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

See Prairie Dunes Country Club for error message stating:
Neither "Module:Location map/data/USA relief" nor "Template:Location map USA relief" exists. -- Zurdo (talk) 06:03, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

The linked page is still very broken. Thales (talk) 15:35, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

OK, this seems like two different issues. The issue around Prairie Dunes Country Club is fixed. The other wont be fixed until I get the Wikidata stuff working. -- Crew (talk) 16:22, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

034. Lua error in Module:Geobox_coor

  1. Lua error in Module:Geobox_coor is shown on certain location pages.
  2. See Getafe, Bohol
  3. Extremely low number of occurrences (less than 10):
  4. Status: Not fixed

-- Zurdo (talk) 05:56, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

039. Lua error in Module:Progress_box

Template:Progress_box complains about

Lua error in mw.title.lua at line 205: too many expensive function calls.

Several templates, including

complain about

Lua error in Module:Progress_box at line 57: too many expensive function calls.

-- Viking (talk) 23:11, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

040. Lua errors in {{Infobox_medical_condition}} template

Template:Infobox_medical_condition complains about:

Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 511: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

Lua error in Module:Uses_Wikidata at line 10: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 905: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

This template is also known as Template:Infobox symptom and Template:Infobox Disease. It is used by about 325 articles, including Abortion, Headache, and Pain.

-- Viking (talk) 04:38, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

I will attempt to fix this problem next by commenting out the use of #invoke:Wikidata or seeing if we can get the Wikidata LUA stuff to work under MediaWiki 1.27.1. There seems to be about 6000+ pages using this template as well. -- Crew (talk) 04:53, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
The problem is that it looks like this:
|  data4  = {{{field|{{{Field|{{{specialty|{{{Specialty|{{{Speciality|{{{speciality|{{#invoke:Wikidata|getValue|P1995|{{{style|FETCH_WIKIDATA}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
What I think that means is set data4 to the parameter called field, unless that is empty, in which case take it from Field, unless that is empty, in which case take it from specialty, unless ... otherwise #invoke Wikidata to get value P1995 passing style or FETCH_WIKIDATA. Sigh.
Looking at the history of this template on Wikipedia, it seems that Wikidata goes back a long way, so maybe it is not that hard to get it going under Lua on 1.27.1
Success. A little bit of searching turned up this:
I will install it in my local setup and check it out first. Give me a couple of days.
-- Crew (talk) 05:44, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
I have checked this out fairly thoroughly and believe that it can be done, but it will take a while yet.

056. Lua error in Module:Chessboard - FIXED

  1. Lua error in Module:Chessboard at line 294: invalid escape sequence near . is shown wherever that module is used to draw chess diagrams
  2. See Chess
  3. Template:Chess_diagram is used on 400+ pages
  4. Status: Fixed
I think this is fixed.

059. Lua error in Module:WikidataCheck

  1. Lua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 22: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). is shown in certain External Links and Reference sections, where a citation uses a template that uses Module:WikidataCheck.
  2. See List of Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduate dormitories, Eiffel Tower
  3. Template:Structurae is used on 1,000+ pages
  4. Status: Not fixed

-- Viking (talk) 00:57, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I need to get the Wikibase stuff working. Soon. --Crew (talk) 01:48, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

060. Lua error in Module:Chem2 - FIXED

  1. Lua error in Module:Chem2 at line 73: invalid escape sequence near ^'. is shown in place of the chemical formula
  2. See Venus#Atmosphere_and_climate
  3. Status: Fixed

Thales (talk) 19:49, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

OK, I think I fixed it. It will take a while for the articles to be regenerated ... let me know if this is still a problem. --Crew (talk) 01:47, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

063. Lua error in Module:About-distinguish

  1. Lua error in Module:About-distinguish at line 61: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  2. See Zcash

Thales (talk) 07:03, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

064. Lua error in Module:Location_map

  1. Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 357: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  2. See Jandial

Thales (talk) 13:30, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

OK, looks like I have to invest some effort in getting the Wikibase stuff working. -- Crew (talk) 14:09, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

067. Lua error in Module:Infobox_body_of_water_tracking - FIXED

  1. Lua error in Module:Infobox_body_of_water_tracking at line 69: invalid escape sequence near ^[%s]*[0-9'.
  2. See Reelfoot Lake

Thales (talk) 00:16, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

OK, I know how to fix that. I should get it done tomorrow. --Crew (talk) 04:15, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Finally fixed this. There was about 10 of those. -- Crew (talk) 03:41, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

069. Template:Gutenberg doesn't work

  1. The links fail to point to Project Gutenberg
  2. See Barsoom#External links

Thales (talk) 01:05, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, you are correct. It will take some effort to figure out the problem. -- Crew (talk) 02:45, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

070. Template:OSM_Location_map doesn't work

  1. Script error: The function "coord2text" does not exist.
  2. See October 2017 Northern California wildfires, Toronto van attack, and Kannur

Thales (talk) 00:40, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

OK, it looks like the Maps extension is missing ... I will add it soon. -- Crew (talk) 03:36, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
That was wrong. The underlying issue seems to relate to Wikidata. I guess I need to work on that next. -- Crew (talk) 00:53, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
It requires the Kartographer extension. --Idris (talk) 04:11, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, let me see if I cannot add the additional extensions this weekend. -- Crew (talk) 02:41, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

078. Template:Simple_Horizontal_timeline doesn't work FIXED

  1. Lua error in ...extensions/Scribunto/engines/LuaCommon/lualib/mwInit.lua at line 17: bad argument #1 to 'old_pairs' (table expected, got nil).
  2. See Template:Western Schism and Template:Extinction events graphical timeline for an example

Thales (talk) 00:28, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

I looked at the Lua code and it requires more knowledge of Lua than I have. Perhaps Scribunto needs updating. -- Crew (talk) 17:06, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
OK, I think I understand the problem. It relates to the fact that we are usin LuaJIT, and the Modules being used use the Lua varargs feature (...) which some versions of LuaJIT does not support. I think I can fix it. -- Crew (talk) 23:07, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
OK, I just fixed it. -- Crew (talk) 23:11, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, it took a bit more effort than I expected because for the second example, which was invoking another template that had a syntax error (a missing closing curly brace) which created another issue. -- Crew (talk) 00:34, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

082. Lua error in Module:About-distinguish

  1. Lua error in Module:About-distinguish at line 61: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  2. See Golden ratio

Thales (talk) 07:05, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

This can be fixed by installing Wikibase. -- Crew (talk) 17:02, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

084. Lua error in Module:Language/scripts FIXED

  1. Lua error in Module:Language/scripts at line 49: attempt to call field 'listToSet' (a nil value).
  2. See Domestic turkey

Thales (talk) 02:49, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Looks like we have a really old version of Module:table. I will try to get that updated soon -- Crew (talk) 16:48, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
OK, I fixed it by loading Module:Table and Module:Table/doc from W.

086. Lua error: Invalid escape sequence in package.lua: FIXED

  1. Lua error in package.lua at line 75: invalid escape sequence near .
  2. See 1911 or any other year.

The traceback does not make much sense. There is no escape sequence I can find in line 75 in package.lua. More digging required.

OK, the error turned out to be down in a data module. We are using LuaJIT and it is more anal about escape sequences. So, you cannot use things like \%, you have to use \\%. Similarly, \- must be \\-. These are the sorts of problems we have seen, but there may be more.

-- Crew (talk) 16:24, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

089. Lua errors in Module:Wikidata

Danao, Cebu contains the errors

  1. Lua error in Module:Wikidata at line 511: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  2. Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 411: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  3. Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".
  4. Error: Invalid time.

Thales (talk) 18:39, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorted bugs: Wikipedia links

010. The {{marriage}} template contains links to, likely others do too - FIXED this one

  1. The {{marriage}} template contains a hard-coded reference to, and other templates likely do as well. These will cause redirects back to Wikipedia.
  2. Check Template:Marriage and click edit.
  3. Status: FIXED.
  4. The smallest example likely includes the {{marriage|John Doe|October 11, 1977}}

John Doe (m. 1977)

Hover over to see what it says.

Unfortunately, a bug with the special variable {{BASEPAGENAME}} appears to prevent this problem from expressing itself here.

(Crew (talk) 03:28, 27 September 2016 (CEST))

013. The Module:Asbox module includes references to Wikipedia and - FIXED

  1. This module claims that it affects 1.9M pages. It is used in the various stub templates. The references to Wikipedia need to be changed to Infogalactic.
  2. See Module:Asbox and click edit.
  3. Status: FIXED, although some issues exist with the Infogalactic:Stub page.
  4. Priority: High because it affects so many pages.
  5. See below

(Crew (talk) 01:38, 28 September 2016 (CEST))

017. Most of the Wikipedia: namespace pages did not come across

  1. Although some of them are not interesting, most of the Wikipedia: namespace pages did not come over.
  2. See Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion
  3. Priority: Medium
  4. Status: Not fixed.
  5. Probably simply dropped by the code pulling things over.

Many of them should end up in the Infogalactic namespace. I have pulled over Wikipedia:Stub and placed it in the correct place, but others will need to be pulled over. Probably need a query to find all the pages in the database that contain the string [[Wikipedia:...]].

Actually, what happened was that the setting $wgSitename is used as the name of the namespace that is namespace number 4, but out $wgSitename is "Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core" and that upsets things.

It is also causing links at the bottom of each page to not work.

I have to figure out how to deal with them because they are full of references to Wikipedia etc.

There are also 973,403 of them, with only about 100,000 being redirects. This will take a long time to fix manually, so I need to come up with a database method of fixing them.

(Crew (talk) 02:00, 5 October 2016 (UTC))

023. The {{BLP}} template points to wikipedia

Priority: High

The Caitlyn Jenner article has a "Biography of Living Persons" template at the top. This template asks users to report repeatedly-added potentially libellous content to a wikipedia page, not an infogalactic page.

-- Viking (talk) 06:00, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

The template is

-- Viking (talk) 06:38, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

I have partially fixed it ... still more work to do.

-- Crew (talk) 02:31, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

024. Wikipedia Special:PermanentLink broken, with misleading explanation

The oldest edit summary in the Revision history of "Template:BLP" contains a link to a wikipedia page. The revision history is:

The link (as written by the wikipedia editor) was probably to a wikipedia Special:PermanentLink Special:PermanentLink/702428803

Wikipedia should translate this link to an old version of Jimbo Wales' User talk page:

Infogalactic translates this link to:

which provides a message that:

The revision #702428803 of the page named "Main Page" does not exist.
This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log.

Can the database used by wikipedia to lookup a Special:PermanentLink be imported into Infogalactic? If so, the links can be made to work.

If not, can the message be changed to something like:

The revision #702428803 of the page named "Main Page" does not exist.
This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log.
This can also be caused by following a Wikipedia history link.

-- Viking (talk) 05:06, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Just noticing this. Let me look at the Special:PermanentLink stuff and how to fix this page. There seems to have been a few ages for which the revision info did not make it, so maybe this was one of them. (See above for other such pages that have been fixed now.) -- Crew (talk) 15:57, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

027: The welcome message to new editors is broken - Interim FIX

  1. There is a link error in the Welcome message placed in the pages of new editors. Also, it refers to Help pages that do exist but which are riddled with Wikipedia links.
  2. See your own page.
  3. Priority: High, as it affects our credibility with new editors.
  4. Status: Not fixed.

The following is the sort of welcome message new editors currently get:

Welcome to Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the [Help:Contents help pages]. Again, welcome and have fun! Crew (talk) 11:44, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

The text [Help:Contents help pages] should be [[Help:Contents| help pages]]. However, before that is fixed, the Help pages need to be worked over and all references to Wikipedia changed to Infogalactic and any references to Wikipedia concepts we do not agree with should be fixed/removed. Eg, Neutral Point of View.

The actual message comes from the json file in the ConfirmAccount extension, so that can be fixed quickly. However, I don't want to do that until we fix the help pages.

-- Crew (talk) 16:10, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

To fix the problem, you would have to edit MediaWiki:Confirmaccount-welc. --Idris (talk) 17:12, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for that link. If we restart Apache will it revert to the version encoded in extensions/ConfirmAccount/i18n/confirmaccount/en.json? -- Crew (talk) 19:58, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
We currently have $wgUseDatabaseMessages set to false because of the performance hit it causes and the fact that we are currently not using memcached, so I will likely have to modify the json file, and then ensure that the correct translations are provided when we support other languages. (See$wgUseDatabaseMessages for discussion around the performance hit.) -- Crew (talk) 20:23, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
Okay. That makes sense. --Idris (talk) 22:51, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

I have fixed it as mentioned above, but we are cleaning up the Help pages as well. Not sure how long that will take.

029. Most user pages are not derived from Wikipedia

The User: space pages, including the user sandbox pages, have a footer that says

This article's content derived from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (See original source).

"See original source" is a link to a top-level page with the same username.

But there is no guarantee that a Wikipedia username and an Infogalactic username belong to the same person.

-- Viking (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

036. Help:Attached KML references/uses Wikipedia linking throughout.

  1. In articles with a related KML file, a display box for Bing maps and Google maps is provided; this box utilizes "" linking.
  2. Refer to U.S. Route 81 and Help:Attached KML
  3. Template:Attached KML is used on 8,000+ pages
  4. Not fixed

-- Zurdo (talk) 06:54, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

037. The {{User sandbox}} template points to wikipedia

The {{User sandbox}} template has several links to wikipedia. This template is designed to be used at the top of all user subpages.

-- Viking (talk) 03:21, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

047. Featured Article feature links to wikipedia - FIXED


   {{Featured article}}

tag on pages like openbsd redirects to wikipedia when you click on the star in the top right corner. --Less (talk)

never mind, fixed it myself after reading up on MediaWiki Templates --Less (talk)

Sorted bugs: File uploading and image bugs

019. Uploading graphics files produces an error - FIXED

  1. When you upload a graphic, at the end you see the following error message: Error creating thumbnail: /usr/local/bin/convert: not found
  2. Try uploading a graphic.
  3. Priority: High, as it might prevent editors from uploading graphics.
  4. Status: FIXED, Rifleman installed Imagemagik.

(Crew (talk) 05:58, 3 October 2016 (UTC))

048. The File Upload licensing choice dropdown has zero options.

On the Special:Upload page, there is a "Licensing" dropdown. This dropdown is not populated currently. --Less (talk)

053. The Upload File Wizard seems unable to upload graphics that have svg as the second last component - FIXED

If you try to upload a file called Second_national_flag_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America.svg.png, the Upload File Wizard prevents you from doing so and seems not to like the .svg in the name. It also does not let you upload .ogv files and a few other useful ones.

I think it is a bug in the PHP that drives the Upload File Wizard. They are possibly not checking for .svg being at the end of the string.


The real issue here seems to be that MediaWiki converts uploaded SVG files to PNG's because of browser compatibility issues and when you download such images from Wikipedia they have .png as an extension. These cannot be uploaded to a file with a .svg extension. You need to upload the actual .svg file.

Exploring more -- Crew (talk) 16:16, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

OK, I fixed this a while ago. -- Crew (talk) 02:00, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

054. The ImageMap extension does not seem to work - FIXED

Articles like the one on China use the imagemap tag which requires the ImageMap extension. This extension seems to be loaded but it still does not word.

It was an image problem. -- Crew (talk) 17:11, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

057. File uploading appears to be broken - FIXED

Any file I try to upload, it thinks it's empty.

Priority: High

Thales (talk) 01:25, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Working now.

058. Some Images not fully loading on pages - FIXED (on an individual basis)

Some images aren't fully loading on the pages, e.g., the map on Moscow Kremlin, or not loading at all, e.g., the coat of arms of Nizhyn here.

Thales (talk) 18:23, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Manual purging the image page (and possibly also the linking page fixes it).

Thales (talk) 04:43, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

See also Maybe that section should be moved here? Kaggelkooltjie (talk) 03:11, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

061. Some Image Overlays not respecting transparency-FIXED

Some image overlays, most notably with the chess template aren't respecting transparency, e.g., up-left arrows here, the number on the right here, and Berolina pawns here. Note, unlike the above bug, purging the image pages doesn't help here.

Thales (talk) 04:43, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Can you say more please. I looked at the first image an could not see a problem. Doesn't mean there isn't one, however. -- Crew (talk) 02:04, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
No problems. I can see what you mean now. -- Crew (talk) 02:05, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
It is strange. Both of the UR and UL SVG files have the correct backgrounds. Something must have screwed up in their conversion to PNG files. -- Crew (talk) 04:01, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
So, I don't believe that because I took a look at the html and it is sending the svg files to the browser. It's also apparent on different browsers. -- Crew (talk) 02:50, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
As a result of using rsvg this now seems fixed. However, I have had to regenerate some of those pages. Let's see if that is enough. -- Crew (talk) 02:11, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

066. Some svg's not properly converting to png for display - FIXED

Some svg's (which contain simple geometric shapes) aren't properly converting to png's for display, e.g., File:ArrowUp.svg and File:Disc_Plain_black.svg.

Thales (talk) 20:50, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Yes. The original SVG is OK, because I can display it by clicking on it. It does seem to be the utility used to convert an SVG to a PNG that is the problem. That also raised the issue that the SVG should not need to be converted because all browsers these days support SVG. I will look at it soon. -- Crew (talk)
I think this is fixed now. You may need to empty your browser cache, though. -- Crew (talk) 01:53, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

071. Can't create thumbnails for files with dimensions greater than 25 MP

  1. Error creating thumbnail: File with dimensions greater than 25 MP
  2. For example, File:Italy. Papal States, 1860-1868 (NYPL b14896507-1535566).tiff

Thales (talk) 03:08, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

074. Some large SVGs cause problems with large numbers of convert jobs running-FIXED

  1. Upon uploading a largish SVG (~4MB is the example seen), MediaWiki will try to convert it to a PNG, however it takes so long (about 4 minutes) that the conversion times out and a new one is started, eventually pushing the load average very high and causing access problems for people accessing the site.
  2. Examples not needed.

Curiously, the SVG in question converts using rsvg-convert in around 20 seconds on Linux while it takes around 3.5 minutes on our server. More investigation occurring.

-- Crew (talk) 01:26, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

OK, I think we have a solution to this which will require a little coding. It will also fix other problems we have seen with SVGs. I expect to implement the solution over the next couple of days. It involves figuring out the view box size in the SVG and if width is larger than 2400 scaling it back to 2400 or maybe smaller. -- Crew (talk) 23:33, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
I think this is fixed now. It required upgrading the version of rsvg we have installed plus configuring MediaWiki to use it for SVGs. -- Crew (talk) 23:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

079. Error creating thumbnail: File missing

This should be a church.

At right, there should be an image of a church, but I get an error message instead. The exact error message is the title of this section. The file being referenced exists, it is here. The example at right comes from Our Lady of Porta Vaga and there is another image with the same problem in Palm Sunday. In the past, I've seen this error message a couple times and I've solved it by uploading a new version of the image. For the two examples today, I cannot upload a new version. If I try to, it tells me I do not have permission. It also tell me I do not have permission if I attempt to click on "original file" on the file page. Gilgamesh (talk) 00:50, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

I attempted to update/upload the exact same file (from Wikimedia), and it failed with the following error: "Could not create directory "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/7/70"."--Froglich (talk) 07:30, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Looks like another issue with a database entry. That path is recorded in the database, but the file does not exist at that location. I will try to clean it up today. -- Crew (talk) 15:01, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
OK, I think I see what went wrong. When we migrated from the previous server some dangling symlinks were created. I will try to clean that up soon. -- Crew (talk) 21:54, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
We believe the files have been restored. I checked the Church one and was able to upload a new verison. The Brooklyn Museum one is fixed too. -- Crew (talk)

All or most images are problematic on Pillette Village and Drama in the Desert, original IG articles. I can re-up the images if needs be but I'd prefer the backend get fixed for all our sakes. Eventually I intend to upload a bunch of images across months and years for IG and my projects and hope they'll be secure here. I am a little concerned, but I'm not in a rush. I'd rather it be fixed than patched. Thanks in advance. ~ JasonCarswell (talk)

It looks like those were lost in the move to the new server ... the originals are just not on the new server. I will check with Rifleman. -- Crew (talk)
That's a little disturbing. Data doesn't really fall off the truck. Out of curiosity, how big is the IG encyclopedia, database, and/or media files? I hope you plan to set up mirror servers to decentralize, get alternative domains, ZeroNet, Interplanetary Internet, etc. Is there a way for us to participate? (ie. daily builds, weekly updates, monthly mirrors, etc?) The censorship machine is getting crazy. Google is going to stop 3rd party searches, etc. Maybe there's a way to add blockchain to it. If you want to set up a server in Canada I'd be happy to help in my limited way (ie. I think my local computer guy has servers in the back), assuming you'd manage it all from afar. Anyway, so I'm unclear, do you want me to re-upload all those images? ~ JasonCarswell (talk)
Is this being resolved, should I wait, or should I re-up? Sorry if I seem impatient, as I'm not about those articles. I'm actually more curious to know if this might ever happen again, so I can take precautions. In this uncertainty I'm on pause about proceeding with my other projects. ~ JasonCarswell (talk)
Ping? ~ JasonCarswell (talk)
Missing images extend beyond my 2 articles mentioned above. For example, Burning Man is another article with missing images, a couple that I used on the Drama in the Desert article. This missing images issue is important. The text is in a database, and is easier to back up, etc. But if there is no solution or long term stability for images then 1) people should be warned, 2) this jeopardizes future projects, and 3) we should find solutions. I'd help if I could but it's not my area of expertise nor is it my site nor do I have or desire access to the back end. I just want to feel secure about contributing here. Updates would be nice. Sorry if I sound too harsh, I don't mean to be. I just don't know how better to voice my concerns. ~ JasonCarswell (talk)

080. Invalid SVG file: Expected <svg> tag, got in NS

Some svg's for example File:Weimar Republic states map.svg, File:09.RABDF-1LT.svg, and File:BlankMap-World6, compact.svg give the above error message. I've had problems with some svg's before, but I've always been able to easily fix those by manually editing the file. Thales (talk) 04:44, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Looking at this some more, what I think happened is that when I attempted to upload an svg file previously it would fail while giving an error message that was helpful in figuring out how to manually fix it by editing the file. Now it accepts it and gives this generic error message when trying to display it. Thales (talk) 19:05, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

087. SVG converter has problems with Chinese characters

The SVG converter creates Unicode boxes instead of Chinese characters, e.g., File:Periodic_table_zh-hans.svg. Thales (talk) 00:25, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

File:Silk Road (Chinese characters).svg also has this problem. Thales (talk) 06:36, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

File:3 Pramana Epistemology Samkhya Yoga Hindu schools.svg also has a similar problem. Thales (talk) 07:07, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

093. Error creating thumbnail: first locnoggThumb failed to create the thumbnail. for ogv file

File:Papilio dardanus emerging.ogv isn't properly converting. Thales (talk) 08:51, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

096. Image blank on Brave, works fine on Safari and Pale Moon

1939 RCA Television Advertisement.jpg Thales (talk) 00:01, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

097. Adding support for .mid files

There are an number of existing .mid files but they can't be played. Thales (talk) 16:44, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

098. Image shows up as black square

File:SaivismFlag.svg shows up as a black square. Thales (talk) 03:52, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

099. 450 × 600 pixels version of Image contains errors

450 × 600 pixels version File:Nabatean Pillars Bosra.jpg not displaying. Thales (talk) 00:33, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

100. mp3 file not displaying properly

File:1981 government shutdown White House phone message.mp3 not displaying normal playback bar. Thales (talk) 00:07, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Search engine and throttling issues

072. Is Infogalactic being blocked

I'm getting an

Secure Connection Failed

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

error when attempting to access Infogalactic directly, I'm currently editing through a proxy. Is anyone else having these problems, either with Comcast or in general?

Thales (talk) 02:07, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Just started working again today.

Thales (talk) 01:07, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

075. Search-engine crawling is disabled (or the site is being blacklisted) (?)

  1. As far as I can tell, Infogalactic is either not being "crawled" by search-engines at present, or the process is so glacially protracted (or accorded such low priority) that it's taking weeks. Only "old" material (past some arbitrary n date) appears.
  2. A new page of an obscure term topic created by me on the 7th (eleven days ago) does not yet appear in search-engines, even with "Infogalactic" included as a search term, on any of Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Ask, Baidu, Reference, Quant, Dogpile, or Yahoo as of noon CST on the 18th.
  3. Priority: ...given that this phenomena effectively "memory-holes" the site from view of the internet-at-large, I'd rank it "high", and extremely so.--Froglich (talk) 19:18, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Hmmm, this might be because I have become too draconian in some measures taken to stop them from overwhelming us. I will change the settings later today to see if that changes. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I will probably discuss this out of band to see what your suggestions are. -- Crew (talk) 20:06, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I like the way BitChute (now monickered SpkOut) envisions handling bandwidth (as well as censorship) concerns going forward. How much trouble would it be to transform a wiki into a P2P-transmitted data-set along the same lines?--Froglich (talk) 22:21, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
I have no idea at this point. I will have to research what they are doing. However, that will not resolve the immediate problem, which is that search engines are not indexing us. There were two aspects to what I did. One was via robots.txt, which I have now undone. The other ... -- Crew (talk) 02:28, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
What they're doing is pretty slick: decentralization, i.e., getting away from central servers, is the only way to evade DoS attacks (or worse, government seizure of sites and hardware). Figure that whatever torrents sites and the darkweb have to deal with now, non-PC sites will have to deal with in the future the next time the SJWs run things.--Froglich (talk) 05:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

We seem to be being searched now

OK, I notice that a page created today has now appeared in Stephen Trafton now shows up. Not sure if it shows up in other search engines. Perhaps if you update your article it will also show up. -- Crew (talk) 23:36, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Let's see if the absolute minimal effort does the job. I'll check the engines listed above tomorrow. (Next stage is finagling our way onto the front page of the returns.)--Froglich (talk) 08:29, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Well, trivial edits aren't doing the job, and neither does moving the article to a new page and back. (Entirely newly-created articles seem to be found, so long as "infogalactic" is included as a search-term.) -- Would it be possible to write a script that would cruise the site in the overnight hours and jigger every article, or at least all of those that have seen some editing in, say, the last few months.?

077. Search-engine blacklisting

1. Detail: InfoGalactic is apparently being blacklisted by Google and Baidu (which together have an 85% market-share), as well as a few others. (I italicized "apparently" because some articles at least a year old, e.g., such as this page, are retained in Google's database.) Brief discussion: "Why is this in the bug-list?" Answer: Indigenous to concept of an "alternative" encyclopedia is an intent to "get information out" to the widest possible audience. Inability to account for and circumvent "enemy action" (i.e., censorship) is therefore a design flaw.

2. Evidence of black-listing, using the page Fall-back propaganda (an obscure-term article created here by me February 22nd, with over 70 edits since then). Comparison of search-returns for "Fall-back propaganda" (quotes around term), Fall-back propaganda (no quotes), and "Fall-back propaganda" Infogalactic (quotes + Infogalactic):

Google: [4], [5], [6]
Bing: [7], [8], [9]

3. Priority: High. (The precise reason for Infogalactic being blacklisted by Google -- whether deliberately, or incidentally due to "analytics" -- is immaterial; what matters is that it is occurring and thereby results in the encyclopedia currently residing down a memory-hole.

4a. Potential solutions (false): "Use Bing!" (& similar). This is not a solution, because Bing (product of Microsoft) could easily be the next to incorporate blacklisting or "adsense" exclusionary mechanisms. In any event, 85%+ of the global search-engine market is currently blacklisting the encyclopedia.

4b. Potential solutions (actual): Google must be "gamed" via SEO ("search-engine optimization") and other means. This article is a good place to start (follow its included links), but actual long-term solutions will probably involve something similar to what torrent sites such as PirateBay has implemented (albeit largely for other reasons that are defensive in nature), namely URL & site spoofing, mirroring, and redirecting.

Google has succumbed to O'Sullivan's Law and is now an enemy-held outpost waging an information war as a primary component of the de facto Propaganda Ministry (its new role is to ensure that only "legacy" dinosaur media promoting either official narratives, or co-opted "new media" pushing fall-back propaganda, are heard).

Proposal: Work begin on developing an external test site explicitly constructed to circumvent Google censoring utilizing whatever approaches work (i.e., including and "tickling" Adsense code, etc, if that's what it takes). Once it is successfully functional, its scope will expand to redirecting and/mirroring a select small percentage of Infogalactic articles of a politically-incorrect nature.--Froglich (talk) 20:40, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

IG censorship

I will create more online links to IG entries and see if they turn up in mainstream search results later. The Googlebot doesn't seem to be crawling the Recent Changes page anymore. Same for Bing and Yahoo Search. -- Jack-arcalon (talk) 20:06, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jack-arcalon: I've known for a long time that IG is censored on most search engines. After I first wrote the Pedophocracy article there was not much of it online and it showed up lower on the first page of a Google search. Then it was lost for a long time. Then it was buried but there. I haven't checked recently. Meanwhile it was always in the first couple pages on DuckDuckGo. I don't know about now as there seems to be an awakening to the perversions of the elite. Like it's some surprise... Which is worse: fucking a child or dropping bombs on their communities to mangle them for life or worse? You choose the lesser of two evils. ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 17:44, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

PING and DARK THEME please

If IG doesn't have {{ping|username}} then we need to get it for better communications and a stronger community. Otherwise some changes are made that may only be discovered months later if ever.

Also get/make a good dark theme or point me to where/how I can make one for you to add. Answer here if you must or on my discussion page if you actually want me to read it. ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 17:44, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

081. Search-engine non-tracking update

Tests on April 14, for the page Euphemasia (choosing this article, March 1 creation date, as it's non-political and less likely to trigger any keyword auto-filtering algoritms):

  • There were ZERO "hits" to Infogalactic pages, for either "Euphemasia" -or- "Euphemasia"+"infogalactic" search terms, on any of Baidu, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Ask, Reference, Quant, or Dogpile.
  • There was one hit for "Euphemasia"+"infogalactic" on Google and on Searx, although the hit was not to the Euphemasia article page, but for the word euphemasia being used in a different Infogalactic article. Froglich 01:45, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Unsorted bugs

001. Coordinates display incorrectly - FIXED (broken again)

  1. Many infoboxes that include coordinates cause coordinate display to screw up and increase the width of the infobox. The word #coordinates and what looks like a template invocation is left behind (see below)
  2. The Göttingen page no longer shows an example.
  3. Status: Completely fixed.
  4. This might do it: Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

The following shows what is left behind in at least one page:

{{#coordinates:51|32|02|N|09|56|08|E|type:city(116891)_region:DE-NI |primary |name=

(Crew (talk) 05:17, 26 September 2016 (CEST))

This also happens on The problem with its infobox was so bad it was messing up the entire page formatting. Now it only returns an error in the coordinates display like the one above.

51°30′22.86″N 00°07′54.63″WCoordinates: 51°30′22.86″N 00°07′54.63″W{{#coordinates:51|30|22.86|N|00|07|54.63|W| |primary |name=

The Edit window shows this message- Warning: Page using Template:Infobox organization with unknown parameter "opponents" (this message is shown only in preview). Rectified (talk) 17:55, 26 September 2016 (CEST)

It also shows up on Bööler Pass with:

{{#coordinates:47.307271|N|8.084093|E|source:dewiki_region:CH-AG_type:pass|||| |primary |name= }}

Another page contains this:

{{#coordinates:34.6892|N|135.2693|E|source:wikidata|||| |primary |name= }}

Hmmm, it appears that the following extraneous stuff is in our version of the {{Coord}} template:

 |inline, title
 |title, inline
  |#default={{talk other||primary}}

and is causing the problem. I am going to delete it. Don't know how it got there. The Wikipedia version does not contain that extra material.

I have removed it and most pages seem good now..

Note: The big messed up infobox problem was fixed on Sunday after Rifleman and I found the problem. (Crew (talk) 01:22, 27 September 2016 (CEST))(Crew (talk) 04:42, 28 September 2016 (CEST))

Yeah, it's broken again because I install/updated a module that now needs the Google MAPS feature. I am testing it out in a jail. -- Crew (talk) 15:12, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Broken in 2021 at least for some pages. Example of broken page. The Template:Coord page also has many examples that don't currently work. Editor 2120 (talk) 18:38, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

002. Poem module not installed - FIXED

  1. Pages with the <poem>...</poem> do not render correctly and the poem tags are left on the page.
  2. The Sonnet page shows an example. The same does not occur on the equivalent Wikipedia page.
  3. Status: Fixed. The module was installed but not enabled. I enabled it, and now poem tags work.
  4. There is no need for a smaller example.

The following shows what turns up in the page:

This example, On His Blindness by Milton, gives a sense of the Italian rhyming scheme:

When I consider how my light is spent (a)
 Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, (b)
 And that one talent which is death to hide, (b)
 Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent (a)
To serve therewith my Maker, and present (a)
 My true account, lest he returning chide; (b)
 "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?" (b)
 I fondly ask; but Patience to prevent (a)
That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need (c)
 Either man's work or his own gifts; who best (d)
 Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state (e)
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed (c)
 And post o'er land and ocean without rest; (d)
 They also serve who only stand and wait." (e)

(Crew (talk) 06:10, 26 September 2016 (CEST))

Fixed now.

(Crew (talk) 05:15, 4 October 2016 (UTC))

003. NUMBEROFARTICLES special statistic does not work

  1. Pages with the {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} template do not work and it reports a vastly smaller number of pages than there actually is
  2. The Proposed_Main_Page shows this
  3. Status: Not fixed.
  4. There is no need for any smaller example page

(Crew (talk) 06:10, 26 September 2016 (CEST))

This appears to be because the site_stats table is incorrect with respect to the umber of articles and some other values.

-- Crew (talk) 05:38, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

004. The portal namespace does not seem to exist - Mostly FIXED

  1. The Portal: namespace does not seem to exist because weird stuff happens for pages in that namespace
  2. The Portal:Restaurants/box-footer page shows the problem
  3. No need for a smaller example page.

(Crew (talk) 06:10, 26 September 2016 (CEST))

We understand what has happened here:

  1. The Portal namespace is not defined in LocalSettings.php
  2. Some of the Portal pages have been inserted into namespace 0 as Portal:<some-name>
  3. Others have been inserted into namespace 100 as <some-name>
  4. Some exist in both.

This will be fixed in a while.

(Crew (talk) 12:50, 10 October 2016 (UTC))

I have fixed this. It turned out simply to require some definitions in the LocalSettings.php file. However, I still have to deal with those pages in namespace 0.

-- Crew (talk) 03:18, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

005. Egyptian hieroglyphs not displaying-FIXED

There is an extension that need to be installed. -- Crew (talk) 02:45, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

006. Math symbols not displaying in tables - FIXED

  1. Help:Displaying_a_formula has a group of what appear to be LaTeX or similar calls that are not functioning. Many are font, subscripts, and superscripts, others are equation formatting. They occasionally show up as red-letter errors on other pages like Quantum Mechanics and Partial Differential Equation. Might be a missing LaTeX module or two. Rectified (talk) 18:32, 26 September 2016 (CEST)
  2. Status: Unknown.

Can you be more explicit? I looked at that page and most things render OK. I did see this error message, however:

Failed to parse (unknown function "\backprime"): \prime, \backprime, f^\prime, f', f, f^{(3)} \!, \dot y, \ddot y

This bit is fixed now as texvc is defined. -- Crew (talk) 15:55, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

(Crew (talk) 23:36, 28 September 2016 (CEST))

After the move I now see things like:

Failed to parse (Missing texvc executable. Please see math/README to configure.): E = h \nu\

(Crew (talk) 23:06, 2 October 2016 (UTC))

Interesting that it didn't show on your end before. texvc is the error in Quantum Mechanics. There are a bunch more of these further down the page. texvc is the missing code on Maxwell's Equations is worse now. Some of the formulae on Maxwell's Equations displayed before; others had errors about subscripts and things like "\frac" and "\backprime" noted above. Rectified (talk) 12:29, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

found texvc

IMPORTANT: The content of this page is outdated. If you have checked or updated this page and found the content to be suitable, please remove this notice.

texvc is one of many external programs that are necessary for the typing of formulas in MediaWiki. This program is mentioned in the manual of the installation of MediaWiki, see Math.

texvc is a shortened version of TeX validator and converter.

Rectified (talk) 02:46, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

I see this page discusses this exact problem

How can I help? Mistaben (talk) 02:00, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

I'm seeing the same thing. For example look at the Torus page. It appears to be LaTex code, which is free. Cloudswrest (talk) 02:16, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

I have been looking at this and it does not seem to be a texvc problem because the strings 'Failed' and 'unknown function' do not appear in it. The problem seems to be upstream of texvc. -- Crew (talk) 15:53, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
After looking at it some more and trying texvc on the command line and reading the source code, it is some sort of texvc problem. The texvc source definitely understands \scriptstyle and \backprime but only in TEX mode or something. I am not an ocaml programmer so I am only guessing what stuff in that crazy language means. -- Crew (talk) 02:19, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Updated. It is because the version of texvc is out of date and we should build a verion from the path extensions/Math/math and use that. Just run strings on texvc and grep for scriptstyle. If you do not see it, you have the wrong version of texvc. However, building it requires ocaml. -- Crew (talk) 04:40, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
That reminds me- the problem may not be restricted to texvc. Pick a page with math on it, like Acceleration. Copy an equation and paste it back in again in a different place, so now there are two identical versions. The original one should still display in Preview, but the second 'instance' generates a red-lettered 'PNG' type error. Rectified (talk) 02:38, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Do you mean like this?  s = v_0 t+ \frac{1}{2} at^2 = \frac{v_0+v}{2}t or this?  s = v_0 t+ \frac{1}{2} at^2 = \frac{v_0+v}{2}t
That looks fine. I had seen examples where the identical copied instance would not render, could not reproduce that now. But make one tiny change (e.g. d for v) from  s = v_0 t+ \frac{1}{2} at^2 = \frac{v_0+v}{2}t to  s = d_0 t+ \frac{1}{2} at^2 = \frac{v_0+v}{2}t

and no go. Rectified (talk) 05:05, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

OK, I have now gotten this working on my home Linux system with many of the equations that do not work. It came down to having the correct packages installed. Now I have to figure out what the equivalents are on FreeBSD. -- Crew (talk) 04:34, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
Many of them are now fixed ... but there are still one or two issues.

Awesome! PNG conversion failed is the only error left in this short tour-

Not Quite Fixed

After installation of the texlive-full package and some more space we got this fixed. You might have noticed a problem along the way with broken links to the images of equations, but that is gone as well.

Next step is probably getting MathJax working.

Prolix124c41 (talk) 11:18, 6 January 2017 (UTC) List_of_dimensionless_quantities has errors in a table. First example is

Failed to parse (PNG conversion failed; check for correct installation of latex and dvipng (or dvips + gs + convert)): V = \frac{ n_d - 1 }{ n_F - n_C }
OK, this is probably another package that needs installing. I will try to look at this on the weekend. --Crew (talk) 17:03, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

All seems to be working

All math stuff seems to be working now.

Issues remaining are some references to pages in the M: namespace. Will have to figure that out. -- Crew (talk) 15:11, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

007. The {{dab}} template leaves behind the string in a page - FIXED

  1. If you add the {{dab}} template to a page it inserts the text __DISAMBIX__ under the disambiguation warning. If you check the equivalent page on Wikipedia it does not appear. It appears to be a MediaWiki magic word because the Special:ExpandTemplates shows what is shown below when you paste the contents of the Template:Dab page into it.
  2. This can be seen on the Two-striped mabuya page.
  3. Status: Solution found, fixed.
  4. The above page is about as simple as it gets.

The following shows up in one of the Expand Template boxes:

  Detect and report usage with faulty "type" parameter:
--><!-- Do nothing, valid "type" --><!-- 
  Magic word for disambiguation pages:

For example, this is what you see on the page:

(Crew (talk) 02:50, 27 September 2016 (CEST))

Found the issue. This requires that we install the MediaWiki Disambiguator extension: [[10]]

Installed and the correct things done in LocalSettings.php.

(Crew (talk) 04:15, 9 October 2016 (UTC))

012. Many of the Infogalactic: namespace pages have mostly disappeared - FIXED (mostly)

  1. If you try to look at many of the pages that had Infogalactic: as a prefix they can no longer be found. This is a known problem.
  2. See Infogalactic:Editors' guidelines
  3. Status: Fixed with some database changes.
  4. Priority: High (we need this fixed before we go live)

This is a known problem and we think we know what the issue is. It should be fixed in the next few days.

014. Some templates use the {{SITENAME}} special template and our sitename screws it up

  1. Some templates include the {{SITENAME}} special template but it screws up because we have a long string as our site name and our $wgMetaNamespace name.
  2. See Template:More_footnotes as it shows it right there.
  3. Priority, maybe medium
  4. Status: Partially fixed. It no longer has the line break in it but does have an invalid link because our sitename has problems.
  5. See below, but we might have to define a short name and a long name.

(Crew (talk) 05:18, 28 September 2016 (CEST))

There needs to be an additional Magic Word/variable called LONGSITENAME so we can include that in special places and leave the Sitename as Infogalactic.

(Crew (talk) 15:13, 3 October 2016 (UTC))

There are two problems here:

  1. Our current $wgMetaNamespace is set to "Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core" but it should not be.
  2. We want to put the tagline under each page's title and it currently defaults to Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core which is set from $wgSitename, and we have $wgSitename set to "Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core". I think we should add a new magic word as described above so we can separate out the three functions, and have proposed a fix, but it is under discussion at the moment.

015. Wikidata access does not work and Wikidata page does not exist

  1. Some pages use Wikidata but that does not work and causes the ugly LUA message No URL found. Please specify a URL here or add one to Wikidata.
  2. See this page ... see also TBD
  3. Priority: Medium
  4. Status: Not fixed
  5. See below

No URL found. Please specify a URL here or add one to Wikidata.

We may have to pull in some missing pages and Lua modules.

018. Several templates, eg Template:Pp-pc1, do not exist and give strange errors when you try to edit them - FIXED known ones

  1. When you go to Template:Pp-pc1, or Template:Pp-dispute you get the message shown below
  2. See Template:Pp-pc1.
  3. Priority: Low, not sure how many pages it is on.
  4. Status: Fixed three. If you come across more, add them to the list
  5. Not sure how to fix. Also, when you try to save, you get another error

The thing that alerts you is that a page will have Template:Pp-vandalism as a link at the top somewhere. If you click that link you will see the message below.

The revision #619983053 of the page named "Template:Pp-pc1" does not exist.

This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log.

When you try to save to this page, you get:

[95d99894] 2016-09-29 01:31:22: Fatal exception of type MWException

This appears to have been due to database corruption in that the page table had an entry but the pagecontent table did not.

I have parked the original entry in the namespace 6010 in case we want to recover it and recreated Template:Pp-pc1.

(Crew (talk) 01:31, 5 October 2016 (UTC))

List of templates with problems and their status:

  1. Pp-pc1 - Should be fixed now
  2. Pp-dispute - Should be fixed now
  3. Pp-vandalism - Should be fixed now
  4. Pp-semi-blp/Pp-blp - Should be fixed now
  5. PP-semi/Pp - Should be fixed now
  6. Decdeg - not fixed
  7. Infobox map (Read talk before fixing)
  8. RailGauge (should be redirect to Template:Track gauge) -- Hmmm, this one has problems.
  9. Country_data_Republic_of_Crimea -- Fixed
  10. Country_data_First_Portuguese_Republic -- Fixed
  11. Redirect-confuse -- Fixed
  12. Outline_footer -- Fixed
  13. Chemical elements named after scientists -- Fixed but this template does not exist on Wikipedia
  14. File:Sabaton - Carolus Rex LTD.jpg -- not a template, but has the same problem -- Fixed
  15. File:Glassy carbon and a 1cm3 graphite cube HP68-79.jpg -- Fixed
  16. Periodic_table_(alkali_metals) -- Fixed
  17. Template:Flagdeco/doc -- Fixed
  18. Maeotian marshes -- not a template, but has the same problem -- Fixed
  19. Template:Puzzles -- Fixed
  20. Template:Bishops of Worcester -- Fixed
  21. Template:Canada macroriding -- Fixed
  22. Template:Canadian federal election, 1980A -- Fixed
  23. Template:Canadian federal election, 1984A -- Fixed
  24. Template:Canadian federal election, 1993A -- Fixed
  25. Template:Canadian federal election, 1997A -- Fixed
  26. Template:Canadian federal election, 2004A -- Fixed
  27. Template:Canadian federal election, 2006A -- Fixed
  28. Template:Canadian federal election, 2008A -- Fixed
  29. Template:Canadian federal election, 2011A -- Fixed
  30. Add any more you see here.
Damn, I thought I searched for all articles that did not have a revision associated with it, but it seems like we have more. I will use that to figure out how to find more of these. I will fix it in a day or so. -- Crew (talk) 02:13, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
OK, we have a (large) list of pages where this problem exists and will be working though it over time with something like ForkBot. --Crew (talk) 23:07, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

020. The timeline tag does not work - FIXED

  1. Timelines do not display properly, for example [here] and [here].
  2. Priority: Medium--it's important, but there aren't timelines on most pages.
  3. Status: not fixed
  4. It's working on Wikipedia pages, but not here with precisely the same text. Is the template missing?

John Rumford (talk) 01:30, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

The Ancient chronology template looks OK, but there is a <timeline> tag in there that might need an extension loaded. I will have to search.

Yeah, I think it needs this extension: [EasyTimelines]

(Crew (talk) 05:03, 4 October 2016 (UTC))

I have started working on getting EasyTimeline installed and working. -- Crew (talk) 16:10, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Fix this just now. Needed the EasyTimeline extension installed plus a couple of minor mods to fix some paths. -- Crew (talk) 13:39, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
Looks like there is an issue with a font still. -- Crew (talk) 13:43, 7 April 2017 (UTC)


Fixed now, I believe. It was an issue of getting GDFONTPATH passed to Ploticus ... had to mess with the PHP. -- Crew (talk) 15:03, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

It's still broken here. Thales (talk) 04:23, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

021. Special:Protected Pages database error

As an autoconfirmed user, I clicked on a link to

The page was formatted "normally". But the firstHeading was "Database error", and the mw-content-text was "A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software."

-- Viking (talk) 16:09, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

I am getting the same when I try to rename a protected page. This appears to be the error:

SELECT  pr_id,page_namespace,page_title,page_len,pr_type,pr_level,pr_expiry,pr_cascade,log_timestamp,log_user,log_comment,log_deleted  FROM "page","page_restrictions" LEFT JOIN "log_search" ON (ls_field = 'pr_id' AND (ls_value = pr_id)) LEFT JOIN "logging" ON ((ls_log_id = log_id))  WHERE (pr_expiry > '2016-10-09 16:26:50 GMT' OR pr_expiry IS NULL) AND (page_id=pr_page) AND (pr_type='edit')  ORDER BY pr_id LIMIT 51  
Function: IndexPager::buildQueryInfo (ProtectedPagesPager)
Error: 42883 ERROR: operator does not exist: text = integer LINE 1: ..."log_search" ON (ls_field = 'pr_id' AND (ls_value = pr_id)) ... ^ HINT: No operator matches the given name and argument type(s). You might need to add explicit type casts.

Which is pretty hairy. I think I can see what it is, but will have to consult with Rifleman. I think the quotes around pr_id above are wrong, but not sure. It looks like ls_value is of type text and pr_id is of type integer so probably pr_id needs to be converted in Postgres while in MySQL automatic conversion occurs.

-- (Crew (talk) 16:19, 9 October 2016 (UTC))

My guess is that ls_field = 'pr_id' is okay, but ls_value = pr_id is not OK. The error message is complaining that a string is being implicitly cast to an integer. My guess is that pr_id is a string, and ls_value is expecting an integer. Does this language have an explicit cast from strings to integers? -- Viking (talk) 16:41, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

-- Yeah, I agree with you. postgresql does have explicit casts, which the code should be using for portability. Rifleman will fix it, I believe. (Crew (talk) 23:06, 9 October 2016 (UTC))

022. Unknown/Unrecognized property 'format' when saving some Template changes - FIXED

  1. Got this when trying to comment out the #invoke in Template:Pp. Occurs in the doc section of a template usually. Prevents changes to the template from being saved however.
  2. Won't mention any templates
  3. Priority: Medium. Only effects templates that are having problems.

The problem is a difference between 1.26.2 of the Wikimedia code we started with and 1.27.1. In 1.27.1 they introduced a new property in the TemplateData extension that the 1.26.2 version did not understand but we pulled a lot of templates from Wikipedia already running 1.28. The crazy thing is that 'format' : 'inline' is the default, so it can be left out for backward compatibility.

It can be fixed by removing that format statement from the json section.

Looks like I have to fix this soon, because the Refimprove template uses it as well, but I have removed it for now.

-- Crew (talk) 20:42, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

026. Database query error message - FIXED

  1. Message "A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software." on page
  2. Also found the same error message on
  3. Priority: Medium (since it may be related to bug 006 regarding not being able to display math symbols).
  4. Status: Fixed
  5. Note, the corresponding Wikipedia page shows status of math rendering modes, including PNG images, LaTeX, and MathML.
  6. Suspect that the MathML converter may not be installed.

Pollux (talk) 22:54, 14 October 2016 (UTC) Pollux

Fixed, I think

I believe I have fixed the database error. There was a missing table in the database. The remaining issues with the MathML page relate to the error about rendering (see Infogalactic:Bug_list_for_editors#006._Math_symbols_not_displaying.) -- Crew (talk) 14:44, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

038. The {{GAN_backlog_elimination_drive/clear_queue}} template has an expression error

Priority: Low. This template was created for a Wikipedia project to eliminate a backlog of Good Article Nominations.

Template:GAN_backlog_elimination_drive/clear_queue complains about an

Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".

-- Viking (talk) 19:24, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

This is probably because this template is missing: Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/GAN backlog elimination drives/March 2011
If you follow the rabbit hole deep enough you run up against that template.
-- Crew (talk) 04:32, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

041. Youtube URL is rejected as spam by 'Save page'

  1. Happened on the Miles Mathis page and on this page
  2. Priority and Status: Don't know the priority or status
  3. The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site. The following text is what triggered our spam filter: you USS3KAE (Broke up the link here.) Rectified (talk) 15:08, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

042. The SyntaxHighlight extension is not installed - FIXED

  1. The SyntaxHighlight extension, used in articles that include computer program code, is not installed.
  2. See the Samba (software)#Early history article.
  3. Priority: Medium
  4. Status: FIXED.

-- OldCaliber (talk) 04:23, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

043. Creation of categories and updating of category lists does not work

  1. When you add a new category with [[Category:Some New Category Unknown to Man]] the appropriate tables are not updated, and when you add that category page(Category:Some New Category Unknown to Man, it does not get the list of pages that link to it.
  2. You can see this with any new page that adds a category indication.
  3. Priority: Medium
  4. Status: Not fixed.

I am working this issue. Under discussion among the volunteers.

044. Source code blocks do not display correctly on various pages - FIXED

  1. Source code blocks on numerous pages do not display correctly.
  2. Example pages: C++, Comparison of Java and C++, Common Lisp.
  3. Priority: Medium
  4. Status: FIXED.
  5. Example (from C++):
#include <iostream>

int main()
	std::cout << "Hello, world!\n";
Yes, this is because of Bug 42 above. I have been busy on other issue, currently the Categories issue. -- Crew (talk) 16:06, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
I have this working elsewhere. I hope to transition this to the main site soon. -- Crew (talk) 23:03, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
OK, I have this working here now. -- Crew (talk) 03:41, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

045. Account creation email - spam, content and flow

  1. Description: Account creation emails are been flagged as spam and the user password should not be sent as plain text.
  2. Example pages: Not applicable.
  3. Priority: High
  4. Status: Not fixed.
  5. Example: Not applicable.

Additional Information

  1. When sending emails to outlook the header "Received-SPF: None ( does not designate permitted sender hosts)" is added.
  2. InfoGalactic's emails need a sender like Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core and, now it is [unknown].
  3. The first password or a temporary password(in case of recovery) should not be sent in a email as plain text.
    • A link to a page receiving a token should be sent in those cases. The token should be random generated, have a expiration time and invalidated after used.
  4. The origin IP address shown on the emails is to technical and irrelevant in most cases, if needed it could be at the end of the email.
Thank you for this information. We will get it fixed. -- Crew (talk) 01:19, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

046. Recent Changes does not show not-so-recent changes

As of 22:30 UTC on January 1, 2017, the following URL produces a Recent Changes page with exactly 30 listings, with the oldest change dated 18:18 UTC on December 31, 2016:

I expected the output to include more listings (perhaps up to 500) from a longer period of time.

-- Viking (talk) 22:40, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Refreshing the page 11 minutes later (after 3 pages, including this Bug List, were edited), produced a Recent Changes page with 33 listings. The oldest change was still dated 18:18 UTC on December 31, 2016. Thus, the problem is not a limitation to 30 pages.

Did the Recent Changes feature "forget" about changes before 18:18 UTC on December 31, 2016?

-- Viking (talk) 22:46, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

049. Today's Featured Infogalactic Article of Aug 15, 2004

Looks like a bug in {{pd}}

File usage The following 2 pages link to this file: Peer review Infogalactic:Today's featured article/August 15, 2004

Add "Infogalactic" to the Edit window spell checker? Also, the peer-review image is as unverifiable as peer review itself. Rectified (talk) 09:15, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

050. Special:MergeHistory doesn't function properly

Special:MergeHistory doesn't function properly. For example, if you try to merge User:Idris/sandbox01 into User:Idris/sandbox02, it won't succeed; instead, it states, "A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software." --Idris (talk) 13:50, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes. I tried this with the test version and I got the same error. I had some debugging switched on but it did not show me the SQL error like I expected. More investigation required. -- Crew (talk) 12:34, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

051. - FIXED

prefer spelling Infogalactic over InfoGalactic

052. Main Page says "Village pump", not "Galactic boardroom" - FIXED

On the Main Page, the Village pump section should be renamed to the Galactic boardroom. -- Viking (talk) 19:23, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Fixed. --Idris (talk) 21:53, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

055. The account request page won't submit unless the bio and credentials are at least 10 words

The text on the page claims the bio is optional and that Infogalactic welcomes anonymity.

Thales (talk) 08:07, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

062. E-mail notifications about old edits

I received an e-mail notification today about an edit that another user made to my user talk page. The edit in question was made on the date mentioned in the e-mail. This would be fine, except the edit was made in October 2016 (over nine months ago.) -- Viking (talk) 19:36, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Confirm same. NeitherNor (talk) 22:32, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Yeah. We were not running cron jobs to force those out. As part of an effort to clean things up I have been running the various jobs. Will convert them to cron jobs soon. -- Crew (talk) 02:57, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

065. User problem publicly citing Infogalactic using iPhone

I don't THINK this is a real bug, but it could be (no page finds on iPhones?), so I thought I'd raise the flag.

A Gab user in USA cited reasons for citing to Wikipedia instead of Infogalactic "There is no Infogalactic iPhone app, so to post a link to Gab I have to (a) close Google with the Gab window open, (b) re-open Google, (c) search for "Infogalactic," (d) go to Infogalactic's homepage, then (e) search for my term.

Often I don't find it (e.g. no page for "dekulakization")

It turns out that Dekulakization did exist, but I updated it. However, I have asked around for the development of an iPhone app for Infogalactic. -- Crew (talk) 02:56, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

068. EasyTimeline 1.90 doesn't work

EasyTimeline 1.90

Timeline generation failed: 1 error found
Line 23: ScaleMajor = unit:year increment:200 start:-3200 gridcolor:grid1

- Scale attribute 'grid' invalid. Unknown color .

For example, Template:Ancient_Near_East

Thales (talk) 17:52, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

I wonder if it relates to Wikipedia using a more recent version of EasyTimeline -- Crew (talk) 15:14, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
OK, I looked at it briefly and lots of other Wikis see this problem. Looks like some serious debugging is going to be needed. -- Crew (talk) 15:37, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
I have reproduced this issue in the VM I have set up for these things, so now I can debug it outside of the main site. It will take a day or so to find the time. -- Crew (talk)
I have made some progress on this. There is a locale issue with the Perl code, but I know how to fix that. I am now working on debugging the issue with the unknown color. -- Crew (talk) 04:29, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
OK, I think it is fixed now. The issue eventually came down to a couple of things. I upgraded to a more recent version of and fixed some issues with it. Also, it seems there are some maps with ISO-8859-1 chars in them so I converted them to utf8 so that the MAP HTML stuff will load. There may still be a residual problem in that in testing I noticed that my test runs with EasyTimeLine failed reliably one in three times. I have not imported a fix for that yet. -- Crew (talk) 22:34, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Information I have to hand suggests that there are some 22 timelines that had failure, but I do not know which pages they relate to. I am going to change the code to give me more information and then delete all the timeline graphics we have so far (forcing them to be regenerated) so I can find out which ones are causing problems. -- Crew (talk) 02:42, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

073. Highway pages reach parser function limit

  1. Airline Highway is missing the highway shield icons for the final 6 rows of the Major intersections table.
  2. If you click on the edit button at the top of the page and choose Show preview, you see the warning message "This page contains too many expensive parser function calls. It should have less than 100 calls, there are now 106 calls."
  3. If instead you click on the edit button for the Major intersections section, and again choose Show preview, there is no warning message and all of the highway shield icons display in the preview screen.
  4. Using transclusions of {{Infobox road}} as a proxy for highway pages, I found 20,000 pages. It is likely that less than half of such pages reach the limit of 100 calls. On a quick search, I found the same issue on Alberta Highway 2. --Gilgamesh (talk) 05:29, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Not sure what to do with this issue. Maybe we can relax the limit, but it seems like it will eventually hit us again. -- Crew (talk) 16:29, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

This particular issue is quite minor. However, I know some of our ugly LUA error messages mention something about "too many expensive function calls." I thought maybe both issues may be related to an overly strict limit. --Gilgamesh (talk) 17:08, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

076. Search-term bug

A search for "abc xyz" will not properly redirect if the article's name is "Abc Xyz" (i.e., capitalization on words other than the first).--Froglich (talk) 09:31, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

083. More problems with math formulas FIXED

Intersection form (4-manifold) is not rendering correctly.

Failed to parse (Missing texvc executable. Please see math/README to configure.):

Thales (talk) 02:17, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I fixed this a couple of days ago. -- Crew (talk) 17:20, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

085. List tables screwing up

At Alternatives to socialist organizations, in the Internet section, the table stubbornly refuses to display all the entries no matter how I edit the darn thing...which is confusing the hell out of me because I cloned the wikitable format from List of longest novels, which it's displaying perfectly with many more columns and two-dozen entries. (If there's a table style that works better here, please advise.) --Froglich 10:49, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

I am not sure I understand. Which ones are missing? I see 10 entries with only two having alternatives when I look at the Wikitext. -- Crew (talk) 14:41, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

088. Yet another math error

Moon#Appearance_from_Earth is not rendering correctly.

Failed to parse (unknown function "\text"): \text{perceived reduction}\%=100 \times \sqrt{\text{actual reduction}\% \over 100}

Thales (talk) 02:58, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

090. Problem with the safesubst template

Template fails to resolve and we get text like {{safesubst:#property:P41}} instead.

For example Danao, Cebu.

Thales (talk) 18:42, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

091. Citation module is missing trans_title parameter

Proto-Indo-European_root#References cites a German-language source, with an English translation of the title. The page complains "Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>". Wikipedia's version of the page renders the translated title as italicized text inside unitalicized square brackets.

-- Viking (talk) 07:30, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

092. Another LaTex bug

Failed to parse (unknown function "\begin")

For example 2019_redefinition_of_SI_base_units#Uncertainty_of_fundamental_physical_constants or Fischer_group_Fi24#Generalized_Monstrous_Moonshine

Thales (talk) 08:30, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Looks like another version of LaTex is needed. -- Crew (talk) 03:34, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

094. Templatestyles

Just about every page on the site with references is now displaying garbage text such as "<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>" in the reference section next to each ref. --Froglich 12:13, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Yeah. We need to install another extension, but we have not upgraded for a long while. -- Crew (talk) 18:11, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

095. Invisible "(|)" articles?

On the Recent Changes page, on 6 September 2019, at 7:07 (the eighth entry down from the date) there's an unclickable entry which begins "(|)..(+1,021)..." --Froglich 06:12, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Bugs 001-100 already exist. The next bug # should be 101