WTF happened to the wiki?

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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:05 pm

OK. Even with the broken search, I confirmed our Anchor redirect issue is still present (and broken).

In this first link:

http://www.waze.com/wiki/Red_road

"Red road" is a redirect page that should take you to this section:

http://www.waze.com/wiki/Creating_and_E ... ng_details

But when you enter "Red road" (when search is working properly) or when you use the Red_road link above, both take you only to the top of the page for "Creating and Editing street segments"

It should take you to the spot on the page shown with the second link above. Wikipedia does this properly using the same #REDIRECT feature, so I know our Wiki can do it too. We just need to identify the proper module we are missing.

I am still working with Jackson and the web team on this.
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:06 am

shawndoc wrote:Fixed the FAQ link on the landing page so it works (by making it a URL link). I'm guessing the problem is do to redirects not working? If so, it can be reverted back once they start working again. But I refer a lot of people to the FAQ, so its important that the FAQ link on the landing page works.

This one is strange. The FAQ page seems to be the only page that is failing and all the other pages are set up the same way. I will pass this to Jackson as well.
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:13 am

shawndoc wrote:Fixed the FAQ link on the landing page so it works (by making it a URL link). I'm guessing the problem is do to redirects not working? If so, it can be reverted back once they start working again. But I refer a lot of people to the FAQ, so its important that the FAQ link on the landing page works.

Actually its not that you made it a URL link, it seems to be that you forced it to do an index lookup. The page you get with http://www.waze.com/wiki/FAQ appears to be a default link for the standard Wiki FAQ page. I believe we could fix it by moving the page to "Frequently Asked Questions" and redirect FAQ, but we should not have to since it previously worked. I think the Waze team can resolve this one in a few days.
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:27 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:If you search from the sidebar, and then search again from the page that comes up - search works...

Yeah, kinda. But from the sidebar, searching automatically uses the Go button, so searching for redirected terms like "conversations" should redirect immediately to the Update Requests page. This is totally broken. And all that sidebar does, regardless of which button you click, is take you to an empty search page, so you have to type it in again. This time, there's no auto-redirect because it is only a Search box.

For those who do not follow this temp usage solution, here is a picture of the first (left) search box which will only result in the second (right) search box. If you enter your word or phrase into the second search box you will get a list of results. The first result will be a link to the matching page that you would have gotten if the search was working properly. At that point just select that page result and you have what you need. Not a simple work around for the typical user, but will get you to the page if you don't have the direct link already.
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The Waze team is trying to get this solved, but may take until next week now that their weekend has started.
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:14 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
kentsmith9 wrote:The Waze team is trying to get this solved, but may take until next week now that their weekend has started.

WTH did they do to it to cause all these problems?

I have not heard details, but I do know there are upcoming changes to the web interface. I presume they are making changes on the back end to prepare for a transition, but did not recognize the impact to current pages/sections. :o
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:58 pm

I just asked Waze team for an update. I have not seen any replies since last Thursday before they took off for the weekend.
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:58 pm

Search appears to be fixed. Now we can get back to checking the section redirect issues. :roll:
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:00 pm

You are seeing the original problem we have been fighting since before the Wiki general search broke (which is all that got fixed).

I was in the middle of trying to help the Waze team find the Wiki patch that would fix the redirect problem not going to an identified section. Now we can get back to it. ;)
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby shawndoc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:34 pm

I'm having problems with links to the Wiki redirecting to the main page.

Google search for "Waze wiki faq" takes me to this URL: http://www.waze.com/wiki/?title=FAQ
Which instead of taking me to the FAQ takes me to the main page.

When I click on the link to the FAQ from the main page it takes me here: http://www.waze.com/wiki/FAQ which displays:
The MediaWiki FAQ can be found at:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ
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Re: WTF happened to the wiki?

Postby shawndoc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:34 pm

Typing in the search box on the top left takes me to a blank page with no search results.
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