Pedro M.V. | 1 Aug 02:34 2003
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Re: Number separator

For me, it´s a good idea. How implement it ???

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guillaume Blanchard" <gblanchard@...>
To: <wikitech-l@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 3:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] Number separator

No comments ???

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guillaume Blanchard" <gblanchard@...>
To: <wikitech-l@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] Number separator

> It's why I suggest this only for number more than 4 characters length ;o)
> I suppose <nowiki></nowiki> may solve (rare) case you don't want automatic
> separator.
>
> Aoineko
>
>
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> From: "Pedro M.V." <macv@...>
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> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 6:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] Number separator
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Jimmy Wales | 1 Aug 02:46 2003

Re: Pliny feeling the big hurt again...

Oh, duh, I didn't realize all of that.

Where's the 'search' button?  Gone?

What if I want to search for articles containing 'Thomas Jefferson', but
more than just the [[Thomas Jefferson]] article?

Maybe I just overlooked that the main search has been removed for
performance reasons right now?

Erik Moeller wrote:

> Jimmy-
> > Erik Moeller wrote:
> >> usually with running times of several hundred seconds. This is the title
> >> search. The main title search is still disabled, but the Go button still
> >> runs one.
> 
> > Why should the Go button do that?  It seems to me that all the Go
> > button needs to do is change spaces to underlines and redirect.
> 
> The Go button is much smarter, and should be much smarter, than that.
> See
> http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Go_button
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Erik
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> Wikitech-l mailing list
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Jimmy Wales | 1 Aug 02:49 2003

mysql flush

I just did a flush, and things seem happier again.
Jimmy Wales | 1 Aug 02:51 2003

What should I do?

What should I do to resovle the flush-hosts problem?  If it's hardware
we need, then it's hardware we shall have.  Is the problem solvable by
ram?  By CPU?

I'm ready to throw some money at this thing again.  Suggestions would
be much appreciated.

Of course, it'd also be groovy if everyone who is working on a Phase
IV idea might be willing to stop porting, or to port with a STRONG eye
towards helping with the performance problem.  Clever tweaks to the
site to avoid DB queries would probably be *most* helpful, but which
queries to avoid?

--Jimbo
Tim Starling | 1 Aug 04:52 2003
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Re: What should I do?

Jimmy Wales wrote:
> What should I do to resovle the flush-hosts problem?  If it's hardware
> we need, then it's hardware we shall have.  Is the problem solvable by
> ram?  By CPU?
> 
> I'm ready to throw some money at this thing again.  Suggestions would
> be much appreciated.
> 
> Of course, it'd also be groovy if everyone who is working on a Phase
> IV idea might be willing to stop porting, or to port with a STRONG eye
> towards helping with the performance problem.  Clever tweaks to the
> site to avoid DB queries would probably be *most* helpful, but which
> queries to avoid?
> 
> --Jimbo

See http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Blocked_host.html for information about 
our problem.

I think we should increase max_connect_errors, but I would have liked to 
have someone else's opinion on that. I don't know much about SQL. All 
the same, I'm convinced it's a good idea. Here's how you would do it: 
connect to the DB with a SUPER account, and type:

SET GLOBAL max_connect_errors=1000000;

See http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/SET_OPTION.html to read about what this 
does.

That sets the variable until next time pliny is restarted. To make it 
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Brion Vibber | 1 Aug 10:02 2003
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Re: Amillar blocked?

Tim Starling wrote:
> Amillar wrote on [[Wikipedia talk:Bots]]:
...
> The IP I'm having trouble connecting from is 216.99.203.72. Just to verify,
> I resolve www.wikipedia.org as 130.94.122.199, to which I can ping and
> traceroute but not open port 80. Thanks. -- Amillar 15:15 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)
> <<<
> 
> I thought this sounded easy enough to fix, since I had seen a list of such
> bots in the /apache/conf directory on larousse. But after some grepping, I
> couldn't find any IP address in his block listed, or his domain name
> (aracnet). I'm out of ideas, does anyone else know what's going on?

Ah yes, this one was so bad that I blocked the IP at the firewall level. 
I've unblocked it for now, but please no funny stuff. Swamping the 
server is very, VERY not cool.

-- brion vibber (brion  <at>  pobox.com)
Brion Vibber | 1 Aug 10:25 2003
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Re: RSS feeds?

Tobin Richard wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Has anyone thought of setting up a RSS feed for Wikipedia? I know that 
> there was one back in the early days but there doesn't seem to be one 
> now... (and from memory the old one wasn't an official feed).

http://pliny.wikipedia.org/tools/

-- brion vibber (brion  <at>  pobox.com)
Brion Vibber | 1 Aug 10:28 2003
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Re: Database dump

Daniel Mayer wrote:
> I'm sure this could be done automatically if you could trust a script to have 
> the type of access controls needed to make a wiki read only. 

The whole backup process is automated, but I start the script manually 
because we're short on disk space and I prefer to keep an eye on it.

-- brion vibber (brion  <at>  pobox.com)
Brion Vibber | 1 Aug 10:30 2003
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Re: [Fwd: [Wikide-l] Botrechte]

Thomas Luft wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> there is another bot running on the German Wikipedia and the user wanted 
> to set the bot bit in the user database so that the changes made by the 
> bot won't appear in the Special:Recentchanges.
> 
> Could some one of the developers set the necessary bit?

Done.

-- brion vibber (brion  <at>  pobox.com)
Brion Vibber | 1 Aug 10:33 2003
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Re: What should I do?

Jimmy Wales wrote:
> What should I do to resovle the flush-hosts problem?  If it's hardware
> we need, then it's hardware we shall have.  Is the problem solvable by
> ram?  By CPU?

I've no idea what exactly triggers the connection errors, but increasing 
the max_connect_errors (whice I've just done) should keep it from 
blocking future access.

> I'm ready to throw some money at this thing again.  Suggestions would
> be much appreciated.

I'd highly recommend a second database server, which would feed off the 
main one using MySQL's replication feature.

* It could run searches and nonessential but nice special pages; or 
perhaps simply round-robin load sharing

* If the main server crashes again, the wiki can fall back to the second 
server instead of being inaccessible.

-- brion vibber (brion  <at>  pobox.com)

Gmane