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Unable to edit wiki page

Postby CaptB » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:57 pm

Hi folks,

I am trying to edit : http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php?title=Pl/Strona_g%C5%82%C3%B3wna&action=edit but i'm getting this error message:

A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software.

Any ideas? :?

Thanks!
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Re: Unable to edit wiki page

Postby Johan G » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:26 am

Please contact Simon or Gijs. See the Help:Contents page.

I have had this with some Russian page whose category I tried to change, but one of the above fixed that for me somehow.
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Re: Unable to edit wiki page

Postby dot_sent » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:41 pm

Hello everyone, and sorry for necroposting.

I just met the same problem when I tried to add a new page for Altitude in Russian to the Wiki (http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php?ti ... ction=edit).

I am pretty sure that MediaWiki somehow does not treat Cyrillic characters in the article name well, as I was able to successfully translate Cessna 172P without any issues.

A couple of days ago I've sent an email as suggested at Help:Contents - however, I got no response so far. Is there anyone else on the forum who could help solve the issue?

UPD: Got in contact with Simon, looking into this.
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Re: Unable to edit wiki page

Postby bugman » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:36 am

This is exactly the same wiki SQL database corruption bug. It is very, very severe and something must be done about it! In the mean time, there is a workaround. Simply create the articles with the title Ru/[English page name] (or a direct latin character mapping of the Cyrillic). In the talk page, you can note down what the page title in Cyrillic should be. Once the bug is resolved, then the page can be renamed to the correct title. If you avoid non-latin characters in the page names, then you can edit away :)

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Re: Unable to edit wiki page

Postby dot_sent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:02 pm

Thanks for your reply! I actually found another workaround: mobile version of Wiki just works :)
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Re: Unable to edit wiki page

Postby bugman » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:53 am

Wow, that's true! That might help us work out what this nasty bug is.

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