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Socky here. For some unknown reason my password doesn't work anymore and I can't login. : / Anyone else having this problem? — 11:27, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

I'm having the same exact problem. And wikia isn't sending me a new password by email. -- 11:28, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I don't even have an email for them to send anything to. O_o — 11:30, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I've been hacked. My name (Xamralco) was changed to Colonel-CommissarAndruet. Just check the revision history of Xamralco. -- 11:50, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
ChiefjusticeDS here. I have exactly the same issue. -- 11:56, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

L.O.L. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 12:04 (UTC) This is the part where you blame Wikia, folks. Here's what I did: I just kept punching my name and password into the login box, until it spat out every possible login error, and then gave up and logged me in. Yes, that's right. I made the software my bitch. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 12:07 (UTC)

It gives me "You have tried to log in with the wrong password too many times. Wait a while before trying again." when I try that. — 12:10, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I know. I just ignored it and kept doing it, because fuck error messages. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 12:12 (UTC)
I love Wikia! PuppyOnTheRadio 12:13, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I've been hacked too recently. The site is really crumbling. Talk Mattsnow 12:14, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
/me scribbles down everybody's IP address furiously ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 12:17 (UTC)

BB, can you patrol edits? PuppyOnTheRadio

Yes, apparently. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 12:23 (UTC)

yo dawg this shit ain't funny. -- 18:29, July 24, 2012 (UTC) (Roman LynX Bird)

Wikia Update


The issue has been fixed. A bug happened as part of a database migration this morning that, while quickly caught, was going to prove to be hard to remove from the cache for 24 hours. As such, after conferring with our engineers, we have fixed the issue with the cost that edits to Uncyclopedia from about 12:30 UTC forward from today will be temporarily off the wiki. Our engineers will dump the XML file and restore those edits as soon as they possibly can.

Please, on behalf of Wikia, accept my apologies for this unfortunate bug. As many of you know, we have made a large commitment this month to upgrading our servers to both be more in line with the current MediaWiki version (1.19) and to improve site speed as a whole. Unfortunately, sometimes these sorts of bumps are going to happen, but certainly we understand any frustration that it seemed to affect this wiki so directly.

But anyway, everyone should be able to log in now as far as I know. I will be watching this thread closely over the coming hours to confirm. Please report ASAP if you can not. You may now return to causing world suffering or burning me in effigy, whichever strikes your fancy. --DaNASCAT (talk) 16:44, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

I still can't login. Also, you might want to restore Xamralco's original username.
This logging in issue is major, but minor things are happening too, like being unable to mark edits as minor, and the "editcount" function didn't work as well. Talk Mattsnow 17:25, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
Mattsnow, were you experiencing the logging-in issue? Edits as minor gone from certain namespace is actually a core feature change from MediaWiki, we will not be fixing it. We are investigating the "editcount" bug. The counting method seems to have changed in MW1.19. --DaNASCAT (talk) 17:46, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
No, I kept my PC alive for at least 2 days, I don't know if I'd experience the log in issues should I log out, but I would rather not try. Should I? I'M SCARED! Talk Mattsnow 18:16, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

user names

So what about corrupted user names? Is that just an ancillary symptom? Xamralco is now known as "Colonel-CommissarAndruet", ChiefjusticeDS shows up as "Tedikuma", and, as you can see above, Roman Dog Bird is showing up as "LynX". I mean, this is sorta funny and all, but I'm betting there will definitely more than burnings in effigy[1] if those guys don't get their hard-earned user names back... ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 20:00 (UTC)

  1. I am talking about teabaggings in effigy. Please do not misconstrue this statement as a vague threat of violence.
It appears the system is still confusing Uncyc usernames with your non-Uncyc, Wikia usernames. So while it appears the bigger issue of login is fixed, yes, usernames are not. As such, we still have the ticket open as the highest prioritized ticket on our network right now. --DaNASCAT (talk) 20:17, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
Did I miss something here? I logged in at approximately 8AM this morning (EST time zone) (and I too have a Wikia account, with a different password) and it was fine for me. A (Ruins) 20:19, 24 July 2012
1. I think just about every active admin may have been affected by this, and maybe just admins, (some are more subtle than others, e.g. Zombiebaron is now "Al200002", RAHB is "Ds2adm"). 2. I have a Wikia account and it is also "Roman Dog Bird". I don't recall ever signing up anywhere as "LynX", so I have no idea what you're talking about, DaNASCAT. --Lee Harvey Osmond (talk) 20:35, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
Those poor admins and their corrupted minds... Sir Georgie Harangue Mediocracy 21:47, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I can now confirm that, yes, only admins had their user names jumbled. Because that's the people we heard from, the working assumption were that quite a many more users were experiencing this, but yes, in the end it appears only four users on Uncyc were affected by this particular bug. --DaNASCAT (talk) 00:36, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
I counted more, but OK. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngWed, Jul 25 '12 0:41 (UTC)
For the purpose of clarification - there were more users having the "incorrect password" error. I was one of those (non-admin). My user name in contribs appears to be unaffected. Many admins can still not log in, but not all (Olipro and PIGGY appear unaffected). I was unable to log in at 14:00 UTC, but can since 23:00 UTC.                               Puppy's talk page12:57 25 Jul
I got the incorrect password and then "Orion Blastar" is not a valid user name. I tried logging into Wikia but that didn't work either. I tried creating a new account only to find out that "Orion Blastar" is already in use despite the fact it told me it didn't exist. So I created this temp account to hide my IP address from stalkers and trolls. The Pirate Formerly Known as Orion Blastar (talk) 04:30, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
It let me create PuppyOnTheErrorMessage last night (about 13:30 UTC) but once logged out it wouldn't let me back in as that. (And given my several hundred IPs I use regularly, I wasn't that fussed. I love having DHCP and multiple ISPs.)                               Puppy's talk page04:37 25 Jul

Also, what can you do about Socky?

He is still locked out, and is getting an "Oops, wrong password. Make sure caps lock is off and try again." error message. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngTue, Jul 24 '12 21:38 (UTC)

I am still locked out with this error. Could it have something to do with me trying to reset my password when the issue first started.? --ChiefjusticeDS 21:57, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I never tried to reset my password, so probably not. —SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg 22:39, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

I am also getting that error. I'm Modusoperandi, and I approve this message. 22:12, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

I can log in again now. Wether I'm logged in as me from Uncyc or me from Wikia I don't know, but it seems I'm using monobook, so my user preferences seem okay.                               Puppy's talk page11:28 24 Jul
I still can't log in. — girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg 11:50, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
Do you have a log-in on Wikia proper?                               Puppy's talk page11:52 24 Jul
Not one that is in any way connected to my Uncyclopedia account or that I have used in the past year, as far as I know. — girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg 23:57, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
I only ask because of this email I got:


Thanks for contacting Wikia.

We can confirm there is a major issue on your wiki, but luckily it seems the variety of issues - from log in errors to misattributed preferences - seems to have one root cause and that is the code to use the Uncyc user table versus the global Wikia one seems have suddenly been ignored. We'll get this working again ASAP - I have opened a "drop everything to fix this" priority bug ticket with our engineers and the issue should be patched within a few hours at the most.

Sorry for the trouble, thanks for your patience.

--- Tim

Which is why I'm wondering which PuppyOnTheRadio I'm logged in as.                               Puppy's talk page12:01 25 Jul

I'm also still locked out

But I couldn't find an opportune place to say that that wouldn't impede on the comment format that was already going and I wanted to point out briefly that "poopy poopy poop poo." - 01:10, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

I wonder if I should go to all the admin pages and add "Queen's reader"...                               Puppy's talk page01:12 25 Jul
I certainly couldn't do anything to stop you : ) - 01:16, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Power. POWER! BWA-HAhahahahaha...                               Puppy's talk page01:20 25 Jul

I don't want to seem insubordinate. But it's been the predicted few hours and I still can't log in. Evidently lots of other people can now, though. Which is fantastic for them. But not so fantastic for me. And anyone else who can't log in. I also just noticed (actually, I'd noticed it before a long time ago and then stopped paying it any attention and it just kind of started failing to register every time I saw it henceforth) that the potatoes in the forum logo are on fire. Because "flaming". Ahahahahahahahahah...god dammit, why can't I log in? - 02:51, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

They're not on fire. They're holding torches. Apparently the potatoes are revolting peasants. I make no comment on what is going on in the psyché of the logo's creator.                               Puppy's talk page02:54 25 Jul
Oh, you're right. I see it now. Well, that could still be something pertaining to a flame war. Or it could be that psyché thing you mentioned. - 02:57, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
I also can't login (I'm Frosty) 05:01, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
My evil plan is working!                               Puppy's talk page05:21 25 Jul
TKF is here!                               Puppy's talk page05:40 25 Jul
And I made a sockpuppet! --Oblique (talk) 06:28, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
And now I'm back! ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Proudly bogan 07:46, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Hang on, I'll get track of your IP addresses for the Cabal:

Right. Socky is from.... Belgium. Yeah, you told me a billion times before. You're Flemish, right?[1] And you, ChiefjusticeDS, you're British. OK.... (writes it down) British. Done. So you're a Pom. Aussies love you, especially PuppyOnTheRadio. Except for Lyrithya. She has the case of Anglophobia. And your name is Xamralco, right? You're from the good ol' Yankeestan! The United States o'America! Now why are you three not getting logged in to patrol Uncyclopedia? We need you guys!

The cabal knows where I live: Australia! Now because you're in the IP mode as you had been locked out from your accounts, what should we do now? Everyone's going to know where you live! So, how can the cabal operate if they are not logged in? Or does the cabal find another way? GiratinaOriginForme.png |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Man on Fire CUN|IC Kill Don't be fooled. I'm an Aussie too. | 06:06, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Is Geelong still classed as Australia?                               Puppy's talk page06:09 25 Jul
Tasmania is not classed as Australia. As a result, who cabals the cabal? GiratinaOriginForme.png |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Man on Fire CUN|IC Kill Don't be fooled. I'm an Aussie too. | 06:09, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
  1. Oh, and Socky, apologies for what happened in the Congo 125 years ago. I know, let's say that it is bad and we move on, OK? Especially Tintin in the Congo. That is way fucked up. So, any apologies for attacking Belgium. And Germany. I apologise to the Germans for labeling them as shit-eating Nazis.

I still can't log in

This is terrible. --ChiefjusticePSX 09:27, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Frosty created a Sockpuppet before and TKF gave him rollbacks. That may be a way to get around this temporary glitch.                               Puppy's talk page09:33 25 Jul
That sounds like a terrible solution, it involves asking TKF for things. --ChiefjusticePSX 09:37, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
I'm sure he'll do it with the minimum of oral sex.                               Puppy's talk page09:40 25 Jul
That's what everyone said last time then I was in there for 5 hours. --ChiefjusticePSX 09:52, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
For him, that's minimum.                               Puppy's talk page01:11 25 Jul


So... out of curiosity, yes, that's it, nothing more... Just exactly how many people of "power" shall we say, are currently completely helpless to stop the revolution random vandals from making Uncyclopedia their street corner organ grinder monkey making unhelpful edits? Not that maniacal sadistic members who can still log in and lust for chaos vandals would take advantage of yet another unwanted Wikia anal rhino hump an unforeseeable bug of course.◄► Tephra ◄► 10:24, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

if the wolverhampington vandal/ED strikes again, we are ready to abandon the wiki.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu.png 12:04, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

I still can't log in

And now I'm more than a little pissed the fuck off about this... - 13:27, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

i'm sorry to tell you but you might want to make a new account. TKF will op you.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu.png 13:28, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Wikia Update: The Horrible Sequel

Okay, so it appears most everyone was able to get back in. I see a few people are reporting that they could not access Uncyc, but of this minority a minority of them reported being able to get back in later. Who here is left who can not access your account. Please provide your Uncyc user name. (and please answer this only if you have this issue, it's incredibly important to the nature of this bug report) --DaNASCAT (talk) 14:18, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

ChiefjusticeDS, I get an incorrect password error when I try to log in. -- 14:24, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Report as of now

Aside of ChiefjusticeDS, the following people are unable to log in;

Status unconfirmed;

--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu.png 14:37, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

If you are still experiencing this issue, could you try logging in on a completely fresh browser? Or something like Google Chrome incognito mode, we suspect your browser are still caching the technical configuration from yesterday even though that cache was supposed to have broken? Have you tried resetting your password and see if that clears the error message up? --DaNASCAT (talk) 15:43, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Tried logging in using Chrome on a computer that I haven't used to log into Uncyclopedia in the last couple months, and I still get the same error message. Could you come onto IRC and PM me my password, in case the whole server weirdness somehow changed it. My nick is "Sockadelic" and my cloak should confirm my Uncyclopedia username to you. 16:01, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Wikia Staff don't actually keep your password. We only see the hash. I would suggest you reset the password via Special:UserLogin. Just to be clear, the error message you see is "You have tried to log in with the wrong password too many times. Wait a while before trying again"? --DaNASCAT (talk) 16:07, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
It's "Oops, wrong password. Make sure caps lock is off and try again." at first, actually. After trying a couple times it says that I've tried to log in with the wrong password too many times. 16:22, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Trying different browsers, flushing my cache, and trying from a proxy do not work. -- 16:17, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Add Orion Blastar to the list. I am locked out too. I keep being told my account does not exist. I can log into Wikia but not here at Uncyclopedia. I am using Chrome and I cleared the cache and cookies. I have to use this account to log on, and can only talk thought this sockpuppet account. The Pirate Formerly Known as Orion Blastar (talk) 18:37, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

The wiki seems to be pretending that these admins in trouble never existed in the first place. When on their userpages, I can find no links in the sidebar to their contributions, logs, etc as you would with a normal user. --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly.jpg 18:22, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

That's because the server seems to be mixing up our usernames with random Wikia usernames, e.g. if you go to my userpage, the contribs page linked there is of a user named "Yautja".
Eh? It linked to your contribs fine when I tried it... unless it got fixed between your attempt and mine just now...
◄► Tephra ◄► 19:08, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
It did! Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 22:17, 25 July 2012


As of about five minutes ago, this situation appears to have been completely resolved after our engineers ran a script to break a number of user cache objects. I confirmed with members of the site who had reported still being logged out on IRC that they were now able to log out. Sorry again for all the trouble and thank you for your patience! I'm way too tired from working on this bug to say anything witty, so just burn me in effigy already! --DaNASCAT (talk) 19:16, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Yep, I'm back on! :) --Xamralco (talk) 21:55, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
"Resolution"? Really? I'm pretty sure these aren't my pants. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 22:18, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
You wear pants?                               Puppy's talk page10:48 25 Jul
Hey, body paint counts! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:41, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Just a quick "Hey this has changed" note. It appears that {{title}}, {{logo}} and {{nologo}} have all stopped working. As far as I am aware, these all rely on our JavaScript for the site. Also it appears that all our patrolled edits have reverted back to being unpatrolled (everything from May 6th to July 23rd had previously been marked as patrolled.) I'm going back through the patrolled stuff over the last 48 hours at the moment, and it seems to be marking as patrolled now, so no major issue, but those templates failing is a pain in the butt. Is that due to MW1.19 using different HTML IDs, or something going screwy with js implementation?                               Puppy's talk page01:30 26 Jul
Yeah, I noticed this a bit earlier. Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 01:32, 26 July 2012
Yeah. I just mentioned it here so DaNASCAT would notice. I noticed it earlier as well but wasn't sure if it was just me, as mobile browsing sometimes sucks.                               Puppy's talk page01:45 26 Jul
Okay, cool. -RAHB 02:12, July 26, 2012 (UTC)

{{USERNAME}} is also broken. A (Ruins) 16:36, 27 July 2012


Site JavaScript appears to be buggered, but personal JavaScript seems to be fine. QVFD and TAG buttons have vanished, and js based templates/hacks are failing. About to send this via Special:Contact.                               Puppy's talk page05:11 26 Jul

Right. Whatever it is that gives me auto delete buttons is broken too. -RAHB 05:25, July 26, 2012 (UTC)
Same thing. I've just patrolled everything back to 23rd (my time), and the auto-patrol seems to be working again now, so as long as we don't try and go back more than a day or so it's all good. (Mine is usually set for 3 days, but I'm not going to be buggered going back another days worth of edits. I'd already checked them all once, so it's just a matter of hitting "patrol" a few hundred times, but not worth the effort.)                               Puppy's talk page05:38 26 Jul
But the Patrol log, and the User rights log, seem to be in my Watchlist and I can't get them out. By the way, I was locked out for a little while, also locked out of another site. One problem was that my list of sites on which to allow cookies had been cleared. It would be astonishing to think that Uncyclopedia did that, but one thing that should be fixed is that, if login fails because cookies are disabled, the message should say that, perhaps among other things, rather than that the "session has timed out." Spıke Ѧ 14:25 26-Jul-12


Grunny, Jul 27 03:16 pm (UTC): Hi,

Thanks for contacting Wikia and reporting this issue. This appears to be because the Yahoo YUI isn't loading properly at all, causing lots of "YAHOO undefined" type JS errors. I have passed the issue onto our technical staff to investigate.

Uncyclopedia makes extensive use of Yahoo YUI in their JavaScript, but it has been deprecated in favor of jQuery and Uncyc is one of the only wikis that still uses it for their custom JavaScript. Yahoo YUI will likely be removed for performance reasons in the near future (one less rather large, mostly unused JavaScript library to load can speed up page load times significantly), so after this is fixed, I'd suggest encouraging the authors of your site's JavaScript to convert Uncyc's JS to use jQuery instead. You could of course load Yahoo YUI yourself, but it would save on page load time if your JS was converted to jQuery.

I hope that helps, and feel free to let us know if you need anything else.

Cheers, grunny

--- Daniel (Grunny) Wikia Community Support Ask a question at

                              Puppy's talk page03:25 27 Jul

I talked to the engineer who is looking after the removal of Yahoo YUI from our code base when I first replied, and he said it should be loading fine on Uncyc at the moment, so he needs to look closer at what's going wrong. He said he'd look at it on Monday, so hopefully should be resolved relatively soon after. Unfortunately, since the reports got to me on a Friday afternoon where most of our engineers are, it means he didn't have time to look at it then.

If you guys run into any issues while updating your JS from YUI to jQuery like just not being able to make something work in jQuery that worked fine in YUI, please feel free to contact me directly through Special:EmailUser either on Uncyc or on another wiki and I'll be happy to look at it.

Cheers, grunny

                              Puppy's talk page02:39 28 Jul
This means we will no longer have our own javascript anymore? i LOVE wikia.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu.png 04:04, July 29, 2012 (UTC)
Nah. It just means that a type of scripting we have been using for a while - and we've known is becoming outmoded - has decided to stop working the way it should. We've known for a while this was going to happen, but the fact that it has happened now is a bug. We will (theoretically) have this until at least the next upgrade. We still have custom js. As with any upgrade, there are issues.                               Puppy's talk page04:45 29 Jul
This isn't just an upgrade, this is a Wikia upgrade. It's different, because Wikia upgrades downgrade. A (Ruins) 16:25, 29 July 2012 Aaaaand now my sig is broken too. Fucking great.)

Bug list

I'm trying to get a list of the things that are glitching at the moment. So far I have:

  • {{logo}}
  • {{nologo}}
  • {{USERNAME}}
  • {{title}}
  • Ban patrol tab
  • QVFD/QVFD-c tabs
  • Tag tab
  • Auto-delete tab (sysop only one)
  • [The patrol log and huffuser rights log being in watch list (So far only SPIKE is affected, as far as I know)]
    Has not recurred in three days. Spıke Ѧ 12:37 30-Jul-12
  • Edit conflicts coming up with the "saved" version in both edit boxes, and changes not being displayed on conflict pages. (This may just be me, but Lyrithya over-writing an edit of mine on her talk page when it looks like we edit conflicted suggests I'm not alone in it.)
  • Patrol log: Only auto-patrolled people are able to patrol, but it's being mis-attributed in the log.

Beyond general kvetching, anyone have anything to add to this list?                               Puppy's talk page01:05 30 Jul

  • There's no distinction in the log between edits patrolled automatically, and ones done manually, so I can't collect stats on who's doing what. Completely minor, and it irks the hell out of me. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-us.pngMon, Jul 30 '12 4:30 (UTC)
So that's why my Wikipedia logo ain't up! GiratinaOriginForme.png |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Man on Fire CUN|IC Kill Don't be fooled. I'm an Aussie too. | 08:53, July 30, 2012 (UTC)
All four of the first ones seem to be working now, BTW. ~[ths] UotM My Farticles. Gobshite of the Month March 2012 Magician of the Month March 2012 Uncyclopedian of the Month November 2012 18:57, 08/04/2012

Ongoing issues

  • Edit conflicts coming up with the "saved" version in both edit boxes, and changes not being displayed on conflict pages.
  • Patrol log: Only auto-patrolled people are able to patrol, but it's being mis-attributed in the log.
  • The word advertisements coming up on Search results.
                              Puppy's talk page03:13 02 Aug
UPDATE: Edit conflicts have apparently been fixed, and "The misattributed patrol log entries issue has been fixed and the fix will go live next week."                               Puppy's talk page08:56 04 Aug