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You know the message you get when there's a temporary problem with the site? It says something pretty close to "Sorry! This site is experiencing difficulties". I don't even have a clue what the name of the MediaWiki message might be, so I was hoping that maybe someone had altered it on their wiki and could save me the trouble of a laborious lookup. czechout@fandom    fly tardis 17:38: Thu 20 Sep 2012

I haven't customized it before myself, but it looks like MediaWiki:Dberr-problems is what changes it. 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 18:26 UTC, Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wow. I doff my cap to you, sir. How in the world did you ever find that? Please tell me you just didn't go through the list, 500 at a time until you hit upon it. That is truly an obscure name. czechout@fandom    fly tardis 19:06: Thu 20 Sep 2012
Czech Out Special:AllMessages. ʞooɔ
19:27, September 20, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, searching Special:AllMessages works (use the dropdown box to set it to 5000 (not 500) per page, then hit CTRL+F to open your browser's search feature and type in "Sorry! This site is experiencing" and it'll jump right to it.
Instead, I just typed "Sorry! This site is experiencing difficulties mediawiki message" into Google. On page 2, I saw several results with MediaWiki:Dberr-problems in the title, so I just double checked that and posted it here. 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 19:32 UTC, Thursday, 20 September 2012
Yeah, the 5000 thing almost never works for me. It likes to time out before it builds the list completely. I tried that before posting the question here, it crapped out, and I was therefore faced with a 500-a-time search. I've done the "500 search" several times and it's simply a royal pain. I've also tried google searching before but it never occurred to me to go beyond page 1 of the results. I assumed it was a specific enough search to show up on page 1. Good to know that such searches might yield resuts if one digs just a little deeper. Thanks, MM, for a nifty little lesson in the value of a persistent search! czechout@fandom    fly tardis 00:07: Fri 21 Sep 2012

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