Wikipedia:Bug reports

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The bugs in the MediaWiki software should be reported at Bugzilla. You can request new features in the same place. Wikimedia's Bugzilla was launched in August 2004 to replace the old MediaWiki bug tracker at SourceForge.

You can also find information about the MediaWiki software and ask questions on the special website—mediawiki.

Don't report errors in articles. Just click edit this page and make the change yourself. Or write it on that article's talk page.

Reported bugs[change | edit source]

Forced lowercase[change | edit source]

Currently, MonoBook skin (although very beautiful) nonsensically forces some UI stuff, like MediaWiki:Mycontris, to be all in lowercase like it looks sexy or something. It is bad English and is misleading. --Menchi (Talk). 12:14, 29 May 2004 (UTC)

Unless there is another MediaWiki message that uses lowercase I. --Menchi (Talk). 12:23, 29 May 2004 (UTC)
Eeek. I've reported this at Meta. It's a problem for some other languages as well it seems. Angela 03:42, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
Adding li { text-transform: none; } to MediaWiki:Monobook.css fixed this. Angela 14:54, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)

The $1 search[change | edit source]

Currently, if I search for anything in the Simple English Wikipedia search box, the results page includes the following statement: "For more information about searching Wikipedia, see $1." See $1? I'm guessing that's a missing text string or something, but it could be very confusing to users of the Simple English Wikipedia. Starblind 14:41, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Non-existent categories[change | edit source]

If I add a category to an article and it doesn't exist, it doesn't go red anymore, it pretends to exist. It's getting annoying. Archer7 19:05, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Appears to be fixed. Archer7 10:35, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Screwed up dates[change | edit source]

Some of the dates in signatures have changed years, some even to March 2006. Archer7 22:46, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh, it is March 2006. But the message said 16th March 2006, when it was 16th March 2005. Archer7 22:47, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Category in preview[change | edit source]

When you press 'show preview' and the page is in a category, it doesn't show the category in the preview

Rollback[change | edit source]

Rollback has been applied for. Microchip  talk 21:49, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Trying to access Special:RecentChanges is giving me an error message[change | edit source]

When I try to go to Recent Changes, it gives me the following error message:

[31a32497] 2012-12-11 04:00:26: Fatal exception of type MWException

This is annoying, especially as I'd like to revert some vandalism here and Recent Changes is my main way of doing so.

Maniesansdelire 04:03, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

This is a known issue that came with a recent software update. Supposedly it happens when there's a high server lag. I think it's being looked into. Osiris (talk) 06:21, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Feature Requests[change | edit source]

English Wikipedia alway on Top of the Wikipedias List[change | edit source]

I want to suggest placing the (regular) English Wikipedia on the first place in the list of available languages on the left of every article, as the English WP is most likely used most for translations and further searches. And this not only because it's the largest one, but also because it basically is written in the same language. --Jackson (talk) 12:31, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Don't block edits, instead allow suggested updates[change | edit source]

There are plenty of pages that are blocked to established users. It would be nice if in this case, anonymous users could suggest a change that could be approved by an established user.

For example when iPad came out the article was blocked from anonymous users edits. With this enhancement anonymous users would create a patch of there suggested update and people who are watching the page can approve or deny the request. Could go a step further and automatically approve requests that haven't been denied with in 24 hours. Thx, Daniel.Cardenas (talk) 23:24, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

{{editprotected}}, and are you sure you're not talking about English Wikipedia? Griffinofwales (talk) 02:26, 20 May 2010 (UTC)