TF2 Wiki:Current events
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10 December 2009
- Wikitables have had a slight makeover giving them a lighter orange, slightly smaller header text, and rounded corners in mozilla clients. If anyone has any visual issues or comments, please leave them on the discussion portal.
3 December 2009
- ConfirmEdit extension added with reCAPTCHA implemented on account sign ups which should reduce the amount of automated spam.
- Cite extension added to allow sources to be referenced. See Mediawikis cite extension page for documentation of usage.
- Addthis bar added to the navigation column, you can now link articles directly to your favourite social networking sites.
- FLV support added, allowing for Flash video files to be uploaded and embedded into articles. See Mediawikis FlvHandler extension page for usage.
- Wilsonator and Aurora promoted to Administrators while G-Mang and DJTricky have been promoted to Moderators.
14 August 2008
Upgraded us to the most recent version of MediaWiki (1.13). It appears everything went well, but if you notice anything strange, leave me a message on my talk page. -- Nos 14 August 2008
4 June 2008
Copied over the "old" current events link. Installed and setup lighttpd. Currently running side by side with apache on the same physical server, but on a different IP address. Working out some minor bugs, but later today will start moving traffic to the lighttpd service via DNS. -- Nos 4 June 2008
- Okay, now running completely under lighttpd. We'll see what happens. I also made a change to the Medic page, namely removing the Language template. Seems to have helped. Once things stabilize, I can try adding it back in to see if its still unresponsive. -- Nos 4 June 2008 13:53 (CST)
14 May 2008
More Server Load It seems that most of the load is coming from the front page of the site. I'm looking into it, and it might be an issue with the Template: Languages. I'm trying to isolate the cause for sure, so I've removed that template from the front page for the time being to see how the server reacts. Thanks for your patience while I work through this. -- Nos 14 May 2008 (CST)
- Well, more tweaking, and understanding and I think its getting better and better. I've enabled local file caching for anonymous visitors. This should reduce the load substantially. I had attempted this earlier but couldn't get it working, but finally this morning discovered the missing setting, namely $wgShowIPinHeader = false; In any case, its up and running, as well as many tweaks to apache. The site seems to be remaining responsive, though I'm still trying to determine why the load on the server itself is getting so high. -- Nos 14 May 2008 (CST)
1 May 2008
Server Load Sorry I had to block everyone from the site. This was temporary, and done to try and produce better response times overall.
I've been trying to determine what exactly is causing the load spikes (and thus slow responses) on tf2wiki.net. Obviously its a very popular site, but the server its running on should be handling more than it is. I've done some tweaking to mediawiki to reduce the load, and I'm trying some other meausres as well, like removing the map images from the front page. The front page is by far the most loaded page on the site. With the 9 map images, the site was sending approximatley 474K for each request, which is a bit extreme. Removing the map images dropped that to 360K. I'll keep an eye on things, and we may have to do something similar for the character images. I'm definitely open to suggestions, but reducing the images (both in size and number) will definitely help things. -- Nos 1 May 2008 (CST)
15 October 2007
Friendly URLs I'm in the process of setting up friendly URLs. This will (hopefully) take effect sometime today. Then, URLs like http://tf2wiki.net/wiki/pyro should work. I just need the server administrator to make a small change to apache to allow me to write the redirects. It is working on my testing site. update: its working! -- Nos 15 October 2007
10 October 2007
I moved the server to a more robust hosting environment for a couple of reasons. One, it was starting to put a small load on my home server occasionally. I wasn't really concerned about that, except for the fact that it might slow down page loads for people using the site. I had planned on upgrading my home server at some point in the near future, but the site grew a little faster than I could respond. The second reason was that we could soon be hosting custom maps. Disk space certainly wasn't an issue, but bandwidth certainly could have become one. Its now on a much faster line, and bandwidth shouldn't be an issue at all.
-- Nos 11 October 2007