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Following is a list of issues known to exist in the Wiki system and the provided workaround:

  • CONF-32567 - Data cannot be retrieved due to an unexpected error / ADMIN-80 - Data cannot be retrieved due to an unexpected error
    (Workaround: Create the page first and then edit it to copy/paste images directly onto the page)

15 Comments

  1. OK, I've been thinking about some problems for the last few months.


    Editing

        Text cursor vanishes/reappears (seemingly at random), making quick & accurate typo-fixes difficult & time-consuming



        The visual ability to drag & drop selected text (as in eg MS Word) is there, but the /action/ doesn't do anything (not only on new pages and/or for attachments as above). Pease either remove the visual or fix the action!



        'Leading' (space between lines) isn't consistent; <shift-enter> allows minimal leading; <Enter> by itself produces 1.5x leading (ie for paragraph breaks).. most of the time (table entries tend to show this anomaly). This action should be swapped IMO to lead to more consistent understanding with most editing tools



      Losing (visible) cursor after edits.. as above



    'Child space'
    A good idea, but desperately needs to be made more obvious to the viewer. A standout background colour for the sidebar perhaps? Or simply list the tree branches (links) as plain text (small font), thus making the column wider & more immediately visible..

    Ah! Just discovered the >> 'expand sidebar' button; that makes things a lot better but it could be ..umm.. promoted/advertised a little better? Move it to the top of the sidebar so it's immediately visible?

    (I am in no way a web dev so common terms to them may be lost on me; very basic HTML is as far as my knowledge goes)

    I still don't understand what 'Space tools' are or why they may be accessible to /content/ mods, but I'll hope this is resolved at some point in the future (see above WRT my lack of website experience).. Perhaps a brief guide would help? Wink (If posted on the wiki make it 'mod-accessible' only ofc)

    (minor gripe): no spellcheck highlighting for /obvious/ typos; I don't expect Devs to implement a full multi-language checker but something basic would be convenient Smile


    All these actions were undertaken in Firefox (Windows) 64, latest version, with Noscript disabled for this site (Adblock+ still running)

     

    • Snafu
    1. Thanks for the list — part of these are already identified. Will eventually get back to these.

       

    2.  

      Text cursor vanishes/reappears (seemingly at random), making quick & accurate typo-fixes difficult & time-consuming

      This bug is specific to Firefox, you can force cursor to reappear if you click in any other text field and then back in editor.

      The visual ability to drag & drop selected text (as in eg MS Word) is there, but the /action/ doesn't do anything (not only on new pages and/or for attachments as above). Pease either remove the visual or fix the action!

      Drag and drop visuals - are Firefox artifacts: it is browser feature, not supported in editor.

      'Leading' (space between lines) isn't consistent; <shift-enter> allows minimal leading; <Enter> by itself produces 1.5x leading (ie for paragraph breaks).. most of the time (table entries tend to show this anomaly). This action should be swapped IMO to lead to more consistent understanding with most editing tools

      Editor was made with HTML semantics in mind: Enter generate new paragraph (<p>), Shift-Enter generate line-break (<br/>). This behavior is consistent with MS Word.

      Losing (visible) cursor after edits.. as above

      Same workaround as above.

      Ah! Just discovered the >> 'expand sidebar' button; that makes things a lot better but it could be ..umm.. promoted/advertised a little better? Move it to the top of the sidebar so it's immediately visible?

      Sidebar is expanded by default, you may have collapsed it earlier. It has hotkey "[" that you may have pressed by accident

      I still don't understand what 'Space tools' are or why they may be accessible to /content/ mods, but I'll hope this is resolved at some point in the future (see above WRT my lack of website experience).. Perhaps a brief guide would help? Wink (If posted on the wiki make it 'mod-accessible' only ofc)

      Space tools is collection of shortcut links to management tools: List is different for anonymous and logged-in users.

      There is no such thing as "mod" in confluence, there are users, groups and objects with respective sets of permissions.

      (minor gripe): no spellcheck highlighting for /obvious/ typos; I don't expect Devs to implement a full multi-language checker but something basic would be convenient Smile

      Spell-check is performed by browser and may be disabled by default, you can enable it by selecting "Check Spelling" in context menu in text field.

       

      Keep in mind, that this wiki is hosted in Atlassian Confluence, it is very complex system and it is not easy to modify. Only available customization can be made by plugins. You can search Atlassian marketplace for plugins that can improve wiki and suggest them to Egosoft.

       

      -- solntcev

      1. You are not logged in. Any changes you make will be marked as anonymous.
  2. OK tks Sol; I'll try out some of those suggestions

  3. Anonymous

    The expand macro has no flag to be expanded by default, so that the text would be always displayed and could be collapsed, when the information is not needed. This feature would fit perfectly for a table of contents, especially in longer articles. There is already a feature request in the Atlassian JIRA bugtracker here. I realise there is not much you can do at this point, but maybe you could vote for and comment on this feature. This may at least bring it up a bit on the priority list of the Atlassian devs.

    -X2 

    1. Yet another login, requiring assorted details for account creation etc (sad) Couldn't see an 'anonymous' upvote or similar option

      I have effectively zero webpage knowledge, so CSS & similar terms are effectively closed books to me (my last play with web stuff was very crude HTML around 1996 or 7), therefore the terms used are incomprehensible until I get an up-to-date 'CSS for Dummies' book or similar (smile) Therefore I have no idea what you mean by 'macro flag' in this context (I'm familiar with 'macro' as a general term, as well as a generalised computing term, but..)

      Thanks for the suggestion though..

      - Snafu

      1. Anonymous

        My suggestion was directed at Stefan or Egosoft in general. As a licence holder of an Atlassian product, I assume they have access to the Atlassian bugtracker and/or forum to report bugs or make suggestions, and to vote on existing ones. 

        The expand macro is already available in the Confluence editor and allows you to place an expandable text box within your article. Currently I use that as a spoiler to hide information, which people may want to discover for themselves. For example:

         Click here to expand...

        Here comes the spoiler texts.


        However, the only option when placing this macro is changing the headline. The text is hidden by default and can be expanded by the reader by clicking on the headline. What I want now, and what is described in the linked bug report / suggestion above, is the opposite way: The text is displayed by default, and if it's of no interest to the reader they can hide it by clicking on the headline. This would be very useful for a table of contents, see articles in the Wikipedia for reference, but could also be used for hiding other parts of longer section, which may not be interesting for some users. An example would be technical explanations of the underlying mechanics of a certain game feature.

        How this is realised in the end, doesn't really matter. It could also be a completely different macro. However, since the basic function is already present within the expand macro - once the text field is expanded, clicking on the title will hide it again, so within the underlying function there is some kind of state check - it makes a lot of sense to have a flag, which allows the content creator (i.e. the author of an article) to set the initial state of the text box (either hidden or displayed).

        -X2 

  4. Anonymous

    Does anyone know what happened to the images from the XR 4.0 and Home of Light guide by Peter? Several images in different articles are no longer available, please see the following articles for reference:

    When clicking on the placeholder images, the message "The requested content cannot be loaded. Please try again later." is displayed, suggesting it would be a temporary issue. But this is the case for several days, maybe even weeks now. 

    -X2

    1. Hmm, when I click on the images in the first two articles via my phone while i am logged out, they expand. I'll try again from a desktop later and try clearing my cashe to. 

      - Sparky

    2. Pages used links for attachments in user space. It worked for any authorized user and showed errors for anonymous user.

      I replaced links, it should work now.

      -- solntcev

      1. Anonymous

        It does work now. Thanks. (smile) 

        -X2 

  5. Can't remember if I asked this before so I'll add it here:

    Is there any way to add a (small, say 50 char max) sig field, enacted upon posting, to an editor's/commenter's account (possibly as a cookie?) so we know who's making changes (& they don't need to keep remembering to add their name)? This may get around the Atlassian-defined user license limit while allowing a little more personalisation..

    Ideally its use would request their ES forum name as a preference, but anything would be useful to distinguish between assorted "Anonymous" contributions. Ofc this wouldn't be secure, but it may help a lot with active contributors in the future (X4 ;) )

    1. II don't think there's a need for named accounts to sign. The Page History option uses tracked changes to show clearly what was done with every page edit.

    2. I'll note this down, but to be honest, I've to say that atm we are very restricted on resources, so I don't know when I'll get to this one atm. Please bug me (via Skype) if it becomes more pressing so I can try to push priorities a bit.

  6. Tks Stefan. I don't think it's urgent ATM, but it would be a 'nice to have' feature for when anonymous account useage ramps up with X4 (smile)