By Shane | Posted on January 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
Posted in Category: Drifiting Thoughts

Well.. after hours of tinkering with our new server upgrade, everything is up and running smoothly. As we speak, 8GB of ram is currently running on the server with only half of it being used and we have about 4000 active connections on the server.

I will be continuing to monitor the situation over the next few hours.

By Shane | Posted on January 13, 2009 at 10:00 am |
Posted in Category: Maintenance

I found a script that I didn’t knew exist in the MediaWiki maintenance folder for such a long time. The script easily changed everybody’s old and invalid skins to the skins that are now active. Because I didn’t know anyone preference I have reset everyone back to the default “Battlestar” skin.

With that being done you shouldn’t have anymore errors when trying to log into the wiki. Sorry for the very very long delay. There was over 1500 users using old skins.. and that was just on the English wiki.

By Shane | Posted on January 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Maintenance

That’s right folks. This morning been all about getting the servers in check and running smoothly for the final season of Battlestar Galactica. As I speak this is what is going on right now and what has been completed.

  • Battlestar Forum – Upgraded to 3.8.0.
  • Battlestar Blog – Upgraded to 2.7.0.
  • Battlestar Wiki – Currently uploading and upgraded to version 1.13.3

The wiki is what is taking the longest. If you are at the wiki right now trying to edit or post something, you will notice my sign while I do it so I can work without wondering what is going on. There are other things that will be going on soon and as Joe has already pointed out some things have already been done.

The forum and the blog will get their 3.0 makeover before Jan. 16 with new designs and new “perks” before the start of the season. The wiki itself has already gotten those, minus the fact that I need to create the heads for the light skin versions. The blog (the one your reading right now) will get the biggest design change. So stay tuned for that. If you notice any problems, after the upgrading is complete please post in the areas designated for that site so we can keep track of all the changes and problems.

That’s about it. Take are and have a happy 4.5 season!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on January 4, 2009 at 2:27 am |
Posted in Category: How-To, Maintenance

As a result of removing the monobook series skins, users using those skins will see a “blank page”. We’re working on resetting everyone’s preferences, but in the meantime please use the following workaround, as Gordon suggested. Here’s the fix:

You can fix the problem by going to this URL while logged in:
http://en.battlestarwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Preferences&useskin=battlestar
This will take you to your preferences page and temporarily override the skin. Once there, select one of the available skins and save your changes, which will update your preferences in our database.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you have had a spendid New Yahren so far. :D

Good hunting!