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Current notices

Scrolling bug in IE8

I don't know if anyone else uses IE8, but there's this nasty scrolling bug that I keep getting here. Sometimes when I'm typing or pasting text into the edit window, the edit window scrolls upward each time something is entered. So after typing about three words it's scrolled up enough I can't see what I'm typing anymore. The problem seems to happen more often and slightly differently during pasting; I'll paste something and it scrolls up about a page, but if I type anything it scrolls back down to where I was typing.

I had these exact problems with Wikipedia when IE8 first came out; I had thought they patched IE to fix the problems but apparently they patched Wikipedia to fix the problem. So I think having an outdated version of MediaWiki is the source of the problem and updating would eliminate it? Anyone else experience this issue? Thelonesoldier 22:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I also experience this, ever since I switched to Windows 7, and it's really bothering me. I thought it applied to every text edit field - I don't remember. If you want to experiment, it could also possibly be related to very large screen resolutions. --MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen) 21:36, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I also have Windows 7. I don't recall ever having the issue with any other large text boxes but I can't think of anything else I do on the web with such large textboxes. I hadn't thought about screen resolution; my monitor is 1920*1080. Thelonesoldier 21:44, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
So is mine (I have an Acer GD245HQ monitor.) but lowering it to 1600*900 or 1280*720 does not fix this bug. (Just tried it. I won't go lower because it will probably mess things up.)--MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen) 22:56, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
This is a known issue with IE8. Upgrade to IE9 or download Chrome --Nacimota Talk | Contributions 16:45, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Requesting translators to translate Markup tags in select languages

This may be a lot to ask for, but it'd be helpful if there were translated versions of cleanup tags, like {{cleanup:ru}}, {{ToTranslate:ru}}, etc. so we can tag pages in their own languages. Say a Russian-only editor needs to tag a Russian page for cleanup. Not much help if he tags it with an English-written tag :P I'm sure this has been brought up before, though, and I understand translators are hard to come by. Just a suggestion to slide on to the to-do list. --—Mattshu (Talk) 00:02, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

The translations on the VDC are community-driven. If you would like a translation of one or more of those pages, you can try asking one of the users that has translated other pages in that language. --JeffLane 16:58, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Not sure why I didn't think of that. I forgot I even posted this —Mattshu 17:16, 11 July 2011 (PDT)

Unrelated Steam games

I'm starting to find a lot of random Steam games on this Wiki that are not relevant to Valve, Source, or VDC development in any way, including titles such as Advent Rising and Wolfenstein 3D. I'm also afraid these might set a precedent of adding every single game on Steam to this Wiki. Should such articles be marked for deletion? Thelonesoldier 02:25, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Those pages were likely added when Steam had fewer games in the catalog. So the answer is probably "yes". --JeffLane 17:01, 11 July 2011 (PDT)

Navbox Template

I am desperately trying to get the transwiki version of wikipedia's navbox template to work on VDC. It's one of the most useful wiki templates ever written (and consequently one of the most widely used). I think it would add a lot to articles by allowing users to navigate through certain projects more effectively.

Unfortunately there seems to be some dependacies required for it to work. It has special classes which need to be added to MediaWiki:Common.css and collapse code that needs to be added to MediaWiki:Common.js. Both of those pages are protected (for understandable reasons). I am really keen to get this template working if possible; as I said before, it's a great template and I think it will make browsing the VDC a more pleasant experience.

On a slightly unrelated note, while I was investigating this matter I was having a chat with the guys over at MediaWiki. Apparently there are several security issues with our version of MediaWiki. You might want to consider another upgrade in the future but that's for you guys [valve] to discuss I suppose. --Nacimota Talk | Contributions 16:45, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

It is unlikely we're going to add such a complex template to the site very soon. We try to avoid such complex templates to reduce editor barrier-for-entry and keep the site running smoothly. Though we do have some templates that provide similar (though much narrower) function, such as Template:MenuBox. --JeffLane 17:09, 11 July 2011 (PDT)

Unable to upload images

Attempting to upload an image yields an error: Could not rename file "/tmp/php9UFXzc" to "public/d/df/Puzzle_Maker_XOR_gate.png". A very brief google states that the problem is incorrect folder permissions and that it can be fixed via chmod 777-ing the folders (& subfolders) within /public/. I have also had this problem with the folders /public/4/42 and /public/6/66, and another user also reported this issue on Jeff Lane's talk page with folders public/a/a4. RJackson 23:43, 14 May 2012 (PDT)

Storage issue. This should now be fixed. --JeffLane 16:32, 15 May 2012 (PDT)

Unable to edit SFM pages

Not sure if this is intended or not, when I go to edit a page in the SFM section I get:

 The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users.

but this should be the default group? -- Miek 04:37, 3 July 2012 (PDT)