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We seem to have been migrated to UCP with major upgrades to our semantic extensions (which will be good when we get our heads around them). I have complained at --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:33, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Semantic versions[]

[ Familypedia today has :


(Our Wiki Manager should be helping to fix these, because he knows what was changed and why. Some things such as the siblings table are very important parts of this wiki and should not remain blank or otherwise malfunctioning because of a version change.) --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 12:06, 26 August 2021 (UTC)


Forum header stuff now needs manual input. The coded version appears at the top. We can create a new forum by entering its page name then copying some code; not satisfactory. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:59, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Expert attentionseems to have fixed that, thank you! --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Tables etc on person pages[]

Footnotes on person pages[] has a note for group 1 child but it doesn't show. It contains aninternal link; is that now a problem? --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Descendants and trees[]

Descendants tab lists no descendants and tree page lists no ancestors. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:33, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

I am seeing "tree pages" work, though sometimes it needs a couple of "refreshes" of the person page for the properties to "stick" Thurstan (talk) 10:25, 2 May 2021 (UTC) has had three null edits and still isn't showing her father. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:38, 2 May 2021 (UTC). At last it shows her father but not his father, So I give her father's tree four null edits with no success; first click on his descendants tab didn't show Susan. Contrarily, another tree i clicked on was OK first time. Goodnight! --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 13:05, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
This one seems to be working well now. Thurstan (talk) 09:24, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Our Manager has done a vast amount of work resulting in what looks like restoration of the descendants pages. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 07:17, 9 May 2021 (UTC) - well, partly; should have another generation or two. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Person sensor[]

Person sensor seems to be working, but you have to refresh the person profile page a couple of times for it to display. MainTour (talk) 03:40, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Green quicklinks[]

Gone? Big nuisance. They were the jigsaw-puzzle pieces visible to the right of the edit box near the link for "show all templates". --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 10:38, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Edit with form[]

"Edit with form" has disappeared. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:33, 27 April 2021 (UTC) But Thurstan has recovered it (as noted below) so that the edit menu dropdown works as before. (Note that "Rename" has reverted to "Move".) --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:59, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

I have been using the "Edit Facts" links so I had not noticed. It is now fixed for Form:Person. Thurstan (talk) 04:28, 3 May 2021 (UTC)


Looking at Henry Scrope, 6th Baron Scrope of Bolton (c1468-1506), I see that Property:Ancestry is being set, but not reported at all. Property:Notable ancestors seems to be broken, and is not being reported correctly. It looks like {{Sensor2Page}} is out by two characters. Thurstan (talk) 06:18, 8 May 2021 (UTC)


"Preview" button on forms generates an error message.

Thurstan (talk) 05:40, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Tweaks in templates[]

I did notice two of my "tweaks" were removed from the templates, one to handle pagenames with commas, the other to handle pagenames with apostrophes. Keep a watch for errors in these areas.

Thurstan (talk) 05:54, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

A few good things[]

  • Holy Smokes - The people pages update tons quicker. Almost instantly. That's a great improvement from before. MainTour (talk) 04:12, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Possible saviours[]

This on Bryce's talk page could be part of what we have been looking for:

Emerging Wikis Assistance[]

Hello there! My name is Nightsilver, and I'll be the Wiki Rep who will walk you through the semantic MediaWiki and templates from CuBaN VeRcEttI. I'm excited to start teaching you all about the technical stuff with this facet of editing. First thing's first, as templates are a broad information space, I'd like to know what it is you need to know specifically so that I can tailor the lesson to your exact issue. Also, let me know your preference of communication, whether you would like to keep speaking on your talk page, my talk page, or on a different space if you wish.

I look forward to working with you!Nightsilver (walltalk) 13:43, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

--- Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:22, 21 June 2022 (UTC)


I'm not sure that a 17-year-old wiki with half a million pages is "emerging", but we welcome all the help we can get since Fandom changes our software with little or no explanation. We have recently had actual help from "outsiders" such as User:SBEyes and User:Sakaratte. Considerable high-level discussion on User talk:Thurstan. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 02:10, 25 July 2022 (UTC)