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Customized text for item in the side bar not shown on main page of Malayalam Wiktionary (due to 24h sidebar cache)
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Description

Please do visit home page of Malayalam Wiktionary.
Problem: The word 'പ്രധാന താൾ' is not at all displaying. It is currently seen as 'mainpage-text'.
Is there any method by which it can be replaced by 'പ്രധാന താൾ'? I have tried changing the same in Mediawiki:Sidebar, but that too didn't work. I have compared the code with that in Malayalam Wikipedia, which too didn't work.

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Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.EditedOct 4 2020, 2:07 PM

Hi @Adithyak1997, thanks for taking the time to report this! Please always add a more complete description to this task. That should always be

  • a clear and complete list of exact steps to reproduce the situation, step by step, so that nobody needs to guess or interpret how you performed each step,
  • what happens after performing these steps to reproduce,
  • what you expected to happen instead,
  • a full link to a web address where the issue can be seen,
  • the web browser(s) and web browser version(s) that you tested.

In some situations it can also be helpful to provide a screenshot.

@Adithyak1997: A good description should allow any other person to follow these steps (without having to interpret steps) and see the same results. Problems that others can reproduce can get fixed faster.

Thanks!

(Also removing All-and-every-Wiktionary project tag - please see its description.)

The actual reasons for not attaching screenshot was that when you visit the link provided, I thought you will be able to reproduce the same. Also, since I mentioned there Sidebar, I thought that too would help. Those were the reasons why I didn't provide any detailed info.

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The above is the screenshot of വിക്കിനിഘണ്ടു:ഉള്ളടക്കം page.
Steps to reproduce:
1)Visit homepage of Malayalam Wiktionary.
2)Click on the link named "ഉള്ളടക്കം" from the left sidebar.

Expected output:

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പ്രധാന താൾ - as the text for link 1 just under the logo.

Actual output:

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The words 'പ്രധാന താൾ' is shown as mainspace-text

I thought you will be able to reproduce the same.

Please never assume that people can reproduce an issue. There are way way too many factors (browsers, custom user code, gadgets, race conditions, etc.). :) In the future, please always follow the scheme at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug and structure your bug reports - thanks a lot!

@Adithyak1997: If I understand correctly:

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to https://ml.wiktionary.org/wiki/വിക്കിനിഘണ്ടു:ഉള്ളടക്കം
  2. Look at the first item in the side bar on the left.

Actual outcome:
It shows mainpage-text

Expected outcome:
It should show പ്രധാന താൾ

What I wrote in the previous comment only happens when I am not logged in in Firefox 81. I cannot reproduce the problem when I am logged in in Firefox 81.
@Adithyak1997: Can you confirm that?

In the future, please do link to actions performed recently. For example, your edits today on https://ml.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=മീഡിയവിക്കി:Sidebar&action=history are totally relevant here. Please do not make people guess who want to help - thanks!

Aklapper renamed this task from Main page link in Malayalam Wiktionary not working to Customized text for item in the side bar not shown on main page of Malayalam Wiktionary.Oct 4 2020, 3:50 PM

What I wrote in the previous comment only happens when I am not logged in in Firefox 81. I cannot reproduce the problem when I am logged in in Firefox 81.
@Adithyak1997: Can you confirm that?

This is not completely right. When I am logged out, I am able to see the link working correctly. But when I login, the issue occurs. Clearing cache doesn't solve the problem. I am using Google Chrome browser version 85. I have tested in Firefox as well.
To make it clear, follow these steps:
1)Goto Main page.
2)Click on any of the links present in the sidebar.
Now, you will be able to see mainpage-text.

I was independently able to reproduce this issue yesterday (before Adithya filed the ticket), but the sidebar seems to be fine now and I can't reproduce the issue when logged in or otherwise. Was anything changed globally between when the issue was filed and now? Thanks again for all your support !

Caches expired, probably. Sidebars cache is 24 hours

Aklapper renamed this task from Customized text for item in the side bar not shown on main page of Malayalam Wiktionary to Customized text for item in the side bar not shown on main page of Malayalam Wiktionary (due to 24h sidebar cache).Oct 5 2020, 8:49 AM