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Uberfuzzy behavior Edit

Why was a link to an alternate dump-creating tool removed by Uberfuzzy without any explanations (even no edit comment)? Is this because Wikia doesn't actually want people to be able to make dumps? Your Special:Statistics dumps are often out of date for months, and they do not include images and logs. ~ Edward Chernenko <>MediaWikiDumper 17:51, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

the above conversation is regarding the below removed edit:
"If the database backup is not up to date, you may use MediaWikiDumper tool by Edward Chernenko."
I add it here to discuss per Xd1358's advice[1] :
"You may not modify an official help page. You should try leaving a message on the talk page, asking if you can add it. IMHO, that is not abuse of power."
This staff member has made a much more drastic change "without any explanations" last month, merging 233 help pages then protecting the pages. Anno1404 14:56, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

Updating dump Edit

Can't find the "update dump" button anymore O.o Lady Noe (talk) 13:39, January 24, 2017 (UTC)

It's supposed to be on Special:Statistics. Which wiki are you referring to? -- Cube-shaped garbage can 13:43, January 24, 2017 (UTC)
It is back now... although also is the bug that doesn't let you download COMPLETE dumps of large wikias. I think they will never fix that Lady Noe (talk) 20:52, January 26, 2017 (UTC)
The "update dump" button is only available to logged-in, confirmed users. Perhaps you were logged out when it wasn't there? The bug causing incomplete dump files is known, but yes, it's sadly taking quite a while to be fixed. Mira Laime @fandom  (help forum | blog) 21:50, January 26, 2017 (UTC)

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