Error Messages

Error Messages Encountered on WikiFoundry Sites

There are many different error messages you can encounter while navigating and using a WikiFoundry site. You can find the different types of error messages and solutions to prevent those error messages from appearing continuously while you are on WikiFoundry below.
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Invalid/Non-existant URL Error

Anytime you type in an invalid URL to go to a part of a WikiFoundry site that doesn't exist, you will receive the following error message:
Error Messages - WikiFoundryCentral Test
To fix the error, be sure you are directing your browser to a valid URL and check your spelling when directing to a section of the site such as the Updates, Photos, Videos, etc.

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You've Found a Bug Error

This error message will show up when you've run into an issue with a WikiFoundry site. There are many different causes for the following error to show up:
Oops! You've Found a Bug!
To fix this error, you can try refreshing the page first. If you continue to have this error message pop up, you can try clearing your cache and cookies, and then try again.

(Note: You will also receive an Oops! error message if your IP was banned from the WikiFoundry site you are trying to access.)
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Your JavaScript is Disabled Error

JavaScript is needed in order for WikiFoundry to operate correctly. You will receive the following error if you have your JavaScript disabled:
JavaScript is disabled!
To fix this error and make the error message go away, you need to enable your JavaScript. Click here to find out how to enable JavaScript in your browser.
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Cannot Connect to WikiFoundry Using a Proxy Error

Some proxies will allow you to view WikiFoundry, and some will actually let you contribute, but not all do. Some will even not connect to WikiFoundry sites at all. When this is the case, an error message will show up, which varies from browser to browser. The following is the error given when using Firefox:
The proxy server is refusing connections!
The solution to this is simple; Don't use a proxy server when you want to browse or contribute to a WikiFoundry sites. Disable the proxy to get rid of the error message and continue browsing without issues.
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Outdated Flash Player Error

Flash Player is needed for WikiFoundry sites to operate correctly. Some features will not work if you do not have flash player installed, you have Flash disabled, or you have an outdated version, and you need to update. The following error message will show when you want to add a Photo to a page, and do not have Adobe Flash Player 9 or above:
This feature Requires Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher.
To fix this error message, if you have an outdated version or no Flash Player at all, download the latest Flash Player from Adobe's website, then refresh the page and try again. If you have it disabled, enable it in your browser. For Firefox, it can be found under: Firefox tab > Add-Ons > Plugins > Shockwave Flash, then click Enable. For Internet Explorer, click on Tools in the Menu bar, then click Manage add-ons. On the new window, under Toolbars and Extensions, click 'Shockwave Flash Object', then click 'Enable' in the bottom right corner.
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The Wiki you Requested Doesn't Exist

Any time you make a mistake in spelling a WikiFoundry site's URL, try to access a WikiFoundry site that never existed, or try to access a WikiFoundry site that was deleted, you will receive an error message. When WikiFoundry deletes a site, the wiki is completely erased off the servers. The error message below will appear when any of the above is true:
Site Does Not Exist
If the WikiFoundry site you are trying to access shows up under 'My WikiFoundry', but you're getting the above error message, you have typed in the URL incorrectly. Click on the site's name under 'My WikiFoundry' to access the site you're wanting to visit, and look at the URL once the wiki has loaded to see how it is spelled. You will then be able to see how it's spelled, and what mistake you made when you manually typed in the URL so you don't make another mistake.
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Site Blocked Message

A WikiFoundry site can be blocked for violating the Terms of Service agreement, Privacy Policy violations, or anything WikiFoundry deems illegal, inappropriate, or offensive in any way. This is not an error message. When you get the message below, it means the WikiFoundry site you are trying to access has been blocked for any or no reason at all:
Website Not Available
To ensure your WikiFoundry site does not get blocked, be sure to monitor your wiki closely and watch out for possible inappropriate content, possible Terms of Service violations, and anything else that may possibly get your site blocked by WikiFoundry. For more details, view this Special Report given by CryingDove on Splats2.
(Note: Your Wiki may have been blocked accidentally by a script ran on the platform! If you're sure it's an error, and it shouldn't be blocked, click on the 'this short form' hyper-text to fill out the form to request your site be unblocked.)
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Banned From Wiki Message

You can be banned from a WikiFoundry site by a Moderator, Administrator, or the Creator for any or no reason at all. You will not be able to navigate the wiki, or contribute in any form. You do not have to be given a reason to be banned, though you may think it is the right thing for them to do, it is not required by the staff members. If you are banned from a WikiFoundry site, you will see the following after signing into your banned account:
Unathorized - You don't have permission to view this page.
If you believe your account was banned in error, try contacting one of the staff members from that site on another site and ask them to look into it, but they do not have to unban you if they do not want to.
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