One account getting "Exception encountered, of type "Exception" " on certain pages from Echo and Flow at mediawiki.org
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Description

New behaviour (see comment below from Thu, Sep 24, 10:26 AM PDT).


Old problem follows:

When I'm logged in as https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Thesquirrelsareattackingagain (test account), on mediawiki.org,

both of which result in:
Exception encountered, of type "Exception"


The webconsole (even with ?debug=1) just lists: GET https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:S9ioxqczzxrpzjan [HTTP/1.1 200 OK 307ms]

I can't reproduce this with other accounts, nor with the testaccount on other wikis or on any other pages on mediawiki.org.
I tried a purge, and also resetting my userpreferences, but neither helped.


(possibly related to T73325: Special:Notifications throws Exception, found via searching for that error message)

Quiddity created this task.Sep 17 2015, 7:30 PM
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Random idea: Non-autoconfirmed user?

exception.log-20150918.gz:2015-09-17 18:48:33 mw1084 mediawikiwiki exception ERROR: [55c09068] /wiki/Topic:S9ioxqczzxrpzjan   Exception from line  of : DateTimeZone::__construct(): Unknown or bad timezone (+00:00) {"exception_id":"55c09068"} 
exception.log-20150918.gz:2015-09-17 18:27:18 mw1248 mediawikiwiki exception ERROR: [dcc81184] /wiki/Special:Notifications   Exception from line  of : DateTimeZone::__construct(): Unknown or bad timezone (+00:00) {"exception_id":"dcc81184"}

So...what is set in your preferences for timezone?

Legoktm lowered the priority of this task from Unbreak Now! to Low.Sep 23 2015, 11:17 PM

[ Lowering priority because I don't see any other instances in the exception log ]

So...what is set in your preferences for timezone?

Defaults, I think:

Random idea: Non-autoconfirmed user?

Nope, the account is autoconfirmed.


However! New behaviour. The original description is no longer reproducible. I can now view the topic just fine. And I can view Special:Notifications just fine.
But the "Messages" flyout is showing a new error: Could not retrieve notifications. Please try again. (Error internal_api_error_Exception)

(The current Special:Notifications just in case that helps)

Quiddity updated the task description. (Show Details)Sep 24 2015, 5:28 PM
Quiddity closed this task as Invalid.Apr 11 2016, 10:01 PM

No longer reproducible.