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TVCL MediaWiki Update

TVCL has now updated to MediaWiki v1.33 and along with the upgrade, TVCL has now been set up to be mobile-friendly. When loading the site on a mobile device, TVCL will load using the mobile-optimised Minerva Neue skin. If you encounter any issues, please let us know. Tvchannellists (talk) 09:44, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

The upgrade seems to be creating a considerable increase in server resource usage. If you are encountering any 'resource limit exceeded' errors, please let us know, as we may need to look into upgrading the server's hosting. Tvchannellists (talk) 00:39, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Server Migration Complete

Due to the growing server resource demands from increasing traffic and the implementation of the mobile-optimised site, TVCL will be upgrading its hosting to a VPS. This will give TVCL much more room to grow and, potentially, allowing us to bring back VisualEditor. However, this means that from when this notice is posted onwards, until the next notice advising that the server migration is completed is posted, your edits may be lost. We suggest either holding off making edits until the migration is complete or keeping a local copy of your edits. Tvchannellists (talk) 13:28, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Update: The web host is still provisioning the new server so the migration will not yet occur just yet. You may resume editing for time being without loss of your edits. Tvchannellists (talk) 13:59, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
You could maybe set the wiki as read-only if you're concerned about data loss. Bo98 (talk) 21:55, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Bo98. That's a good suggestion. I will do that once the migration is imminent. Tvchannellists (talk) 01:14, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
I have submitted the site for migration with the web host; as such, the site will now be placed into read-only mode until the migration is complete to prevent data loss. Tvchannellists (talk) 03:05, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
I've removed the lock for now as the Web host hasn't replied in over a day, so I'm assuming they don't work on weekends. The migration will likely occur sometime during the working week. Tvchannellists (talk) 22:54, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Welcome back. We've now moved across to our new VPS server. Hopefully, the "resource limit exceeded" errors are gone and load times are better now that we have our own dedicated server. With the new dedicated hosting, in the coming days/weeks, we'll also see if it's possible to bring VisualEditor back. Thanks for your patience during the migration period and please let us know if you spot any bugs. Tvchannellists (talk) 13:38, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

New Feature: Newest Pages

If you want to see what pages have been newly added to the site, you can now do so through the new Special:NewestPages page. Tvchannellists (talk) 02:41, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

In-Article AdSense

With TVCL's server upgrades (which is still pending migration as the web host is being very slow to respond to tickets), our ongoing running costs have instantly gone up 400%, with a significant initial capital outlay. To try to help compensate for this increase in server costs, I have tried to optimise the website's Google AdSense placements. To begin with, this optimisation is only occurring on selected pages, with ad units inserted between tables. This has been added into the pages' source code and is notated as being AdSense code. If reformatting a page, I would appreciate it if you could please retain the AdSense code between the tables.

I know advertisements can be annoying, but they're a necessity to help pay for the (increasing) ongoing bills for TVCL's servers. As contributors to TVCL, I would encourage you to use an ad blocker on TVCL so you don't see the ads. Thank you to all of you TVCL contributors and the content you add to the site. Tvchannellists (talk) 12:42, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

VisualEditor

We're testing out VisualEditor to see how it runs on the VPS hosting. If you're having issues with the visual editor, you can use the classic "Edit source" option instead. Let us know if you have any issues with VisualEditor. Tvchannellists (talk) 01:14, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

VisualEditor went down due to some additional server upgrades but should be back up now. Please let us know here if it goes down again. Tvchannellists (talk) 13:29, 5 August 2019 (UTC)