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Difference/Changes not working?

I've tried to see what the differences latest changes on wiki were made, when I saw that the diff tool says "(No difference)" for me. First I thought that the differences were removed by the author with intermediate changes, but it wasn't the case. It seems that even when I press "Changes" on the working page it shows nothing. Is it possible that the diff on wiki is broken somehow? Faalagorn/ 16:43, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

You are right - looks like a bug. I also see "no difference". I'm not sure if Liam is reading Talk pages here yet though. Try contacting him through the forum. — Shmerl (talk) 20:29, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

--TheBoss (talk) 14:12, 10 February 2017 (UTC) We upgraded our php version and it seems to have broken wikidiff2, so we've fallen back to the in-built solution in MediaWiki.

Great job :P. Evaded me bothering with sending a message through forums - which I'm kinda not active at - or bothering via direct messaging through Steam :). Any particular reason why wikidiff2 was used over the built-in solution? I've edited a plethora of different wikis over the web and never really paid attention on what they were using, although I had pretty much the same experience across all of them - including this wiki before and after the change, so I don't see any difference myself. Faalagorn/ 21:52, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

About my Main Page links

Since I were the one doing most of the recent changes to the Main Page, some of which were removed in subsequent revisions, I guessed I should at least explain why I added them previously. I also wanted to indicate that I'm not mad or anything over their removal, and that I added them out of good faith wanting to point to existing content publicly available on the web :).

At the order of removal (and secondly order of my addition):

  • Boiling Steam - I'm not affiliated with Boiling Steam (or de facto GOL except my sole article so far or any other news website for the matter), but I added this one since it was quite popular. I found it was referenced in one GOL article (it even got it's own category, but so far with one this article in it :)) and assumed no harm, but it's quite undestandable why it may be seen as an advertisement, given the similar nature of the sites).
  • Linux_Gaming sublinks - it started with "Graphic drivers on Linux" link under "Introduction to Linux Gaming" which switched place since I separated wiki pages from external URLs (it's currently missing altogether) - after then I added the link to their wiki, FAQ and recently-posted The ultimate guide to migrating to Linux, since the wiki don't have much pages.
  • And finally the wikipedia links - I simply added them since it was much informative to me when contributing/researching games under Linux. Mostly the information about various porters of old boxed linux games. I also added the list to all the games on Linux, since it's the only generic list of Linux games that is not tied to Steam, GOG, Humble, or any other distribution platform. I also added List of commercial video games with available source code and List of game engine recreations, but guess they fit more into Open Source Games and Open Source Game Engines List where they are already listed, so it was good to remove redundancy anyway.

Anyway, here's the back story about the removed additions - it's good that the Main Page was looked over anyway, like I said I just wanted to explain why they were added in the first place. If you have any further comments or ideas about the matter, I guess you can discuss them below here :). Faalagorn/ 23:06, 15 February 2017 (UTC)