Wiki post blank OK box


(Filip) #1

Recently, all the wiki posts on a forum I use have bugged out and when you edit them and click “save edit” it just gives you a blank error box with “ok” on.

Why is this bug caused? How do we fix it?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Update to latest. This was a bug introduced with tagging changes but has since been fixed.


(Filip) #3

Ok, I think the forums just updated a few mins ago. Let me check if it works.


(Filip) #4

It worked for about half an hour, and then the bug returned?


(Jeff Atwood) #5

See if you can repro on try.discourse.org – I will make a topic wiki there.


(Filip) #7

It’s still going on @codinghorror , could it have something to do with the fact it’s in a pm?


(Jeff Atwood) #8

Wow you guys made a private message a Wiki post???


(Filip) #9

Yeah, we’re writing a project all together, and it’s easier to edit our parts in than to post the source code and have 1 person fit them all together.

Will that be the problem then?


(Kane York) #10

Wait, you’re using a forum for source control???

https://bitbucket.org/ has free private repositories for up to 5 users.


(Jens Maier) #11

Speaking of which… feature idea:
Discourse has a full history of edits. It should be possible to merge conflicting changes by 3-way diffing the user’s new version, the version they started editing and the current top version. Might be useful for wiki posts in busy forums.


(Filip) #12

The thing is, Wiki posts used to work in PMs, now they’ve stopped.

@riking we’re formatting it with Markdown to be posted on Discourse later, so we like to instantly see results. The Wiki post also has edit history which comes in handy.


#13

Called it.


(Régis Hanol) #14

If they ever did, it was a side-effect. Was never intended nor tested for.


(Yamikuronue) #15

We’ve done that for other reasons pertaining to our Sekret PM Club on WTDWTF as well…

We’re running roleplay games, and we made the list of characters a wiki so we could add to it as we go.


(Filip) #16

@yamikuronue did it work for you?


(Yamikuronue) #17

Yes, but the posts in question were from December, so it may have been broken since.

ETA: I can definitely still edit them though, even the ones I didn’t post

Far as I can tell we’re on 1.2.0.beta9


(Filip) #18

I’ve just figured out that I can’t seem to edit any posts that begin pm’s. I’ll test now on some other forums to see if it’s just mine.

EDIT: everything seems fine on other forums. I’ll ask my forum’s Admins about it.


(Sam Saffron) #19

I don’t want to tell you “YOUR DOING IT WRONG” … but personally I think groups are a much better fit for that kind of collaboration.


(Yamikuronue) #20

:smiley: yeah, I just didn’t want to bug the forum admins for something this orthogonal to the forum’s purpose, so I invented the Sekret PM Club instead


(Sam Saffron) #21

We have a concept of “group manager” planned which would really help for this kind of stuff, so the forum admins could just create a group for you and make you manager of it so you can control membership.