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New Ad space

In the Talk:Main Page, I put some examples of what's happening to the non-infobox pages with the new ad space. --Ben41 (talk) 18:33, 27 January 2013 (EST)

The screenshots are from the latest Firefox. --Ben41 (talk) 19:08, 27 January 2013 (EST)

RE: 12,000th Page

That is a nice achievement! It wouldn't be possible without your hard work in building the site though :) --Markit (talk) 17:33, 27 March 2013 (EDT)


Why am I having to go through captchas to edit pages? I'm using Firefox right now. --Ben41 (talk) 16:40, 5 April 2013 (EDT)

It's happening again. I can't edit any pages without having to go through a captcha challenge first. --Ben41 (talk) 04:38, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
Checked out just now, and it seems that captcha has gone away. --Ben41 (talk) 14:53, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
Sorry, but now it's giving me the challenge whenever I try to upload an image. Is the filename a problem? --Ben41 (talk) 23:48, 15 July 2013 (EDT)
This is about the fourth day where the captcha is coming up after every edit. There a lot of other veteran users that are having this problem as well. --Ben41 (talk) 17:53, 19 July 2013 (EDT)
Just tried to do some edits and uploads and no challenge yet. I'll post a screenshot of the captcha challenge if it occurs again. --Ben41 (talk) 13:36, 20 July 2013 (EDT)


Any chance of bringing back the quotes section on the main page? --Ben41 (talk) 17:25, 28 July 2013 (EDT)

Infobox template

People have been asking about the gaps at the top of pages when the infobox templates are used, and I know that the gap was put in to create space for the infoboxes. However, would just putting a <br clear=all> at the top of the page be a simpler solution? This way it only leaves the necessary sized gap for the add in question, and if somebody is using an adblocker or a non default skin it only leaves a single line gap rather than 14. I have tried mocking it up on my user page and it seems to work, but as I normally use an ad-blocker I don't know if this creates other conflicts or works for everyone, so wanted to check with you. --commando552 (talk) 06:16, 11 September 2013 (EDT)

Throw it up! That's a great solution. --bunni (talk) 13:06, 11 September 2013 (EDT)

Server issues

Any ideas regarding all the editing downtime we've been having recently? We've had 12+ hour blackouts where nobody could edit, login or upload images and we're kind of wondering what's going on. Seems uploads just went down again, too. Evil Tim (talk) 16:50, 9 November 2013 (EST)

Still a slight issue in that it seems if you're logged out you can't view content pages that weren't edited today, I can get La Femme Nikita 1990 and Olympus Has Fallen but not Serpico, and as soon as I edited CoD Ghosts I could get that to load elsewhere (testing in Internet Explorer where I'm not logged in). Also the Vector skin is kind of broken, at least if you're logged out. Evil Tim (talk) 03:54, 10 November 2013 (EST)
Correction: not loading seems confined to content pages that were edited yesterday. Evil Tim (talk) 04:04, 10 November 2013 (EST)
Not loading issues seems to have cleared up, Serpico loads now. Evil Tim (talk) 14:56, 10 November 2013 (EST)

Server Issues: Thanks

Thanks for your hard work and getting the site back up in such a short time. As for drive space, is there anything we can do as admins to clear out more space? What seems to taking up the most space? --Ben41 (talk) 17:59, 14 November 2013 (EST)


Whatever makes the social media and categories sections vanish from the sidebar has happened again. Evil Tim (talk) 17:46, 18 November 2013 (EST)


So what happened? Was it just a technical issue? --Funkychinaman (talk) 05:18, 16 March 2014 (EDT)


Are you guys killing the blog? --Funkychinaman (talk) 02:45, 3 April 2014 (EDT)

I don't know if killing is the right word, but it's certainly in medically induced coma at the moment... --bunni (talk) 02:50, 3 April 2014 (EDT)
I had started doing a post about Ronald Reagan, the only president with an IMFDB page, but I think my privileges changed. I couldn't upload any images. --Funkychinaman (talk) 02:55, 3 April 2014 (EDT)
That's odd. I'll fix that tomorrow. --bunni (talk) 02:55, 3 April 2014 (EDT)
Thanks. --Funkychinaman (talk) 02:57, 3 April 2014 (EDT)

Forum requests

There are a few forum requests that need your or Zackmann's attention. It looks like it's been a few months. --Funkychinaman (talk) 16:07, 10 April 2014 (EDT)

Adding to welcome discussion page.

On the "Welcome" post to new users, I would recommend adding links to the IMFDB Screencapping Guide and the IMFDB Style Guide in addition to the Rules, Standards and Principles. Links to those pages might be good to add to the main page as well.--Ben41 (talk) 04:44, 20 May 2014 (EDT)

Good idea --bunni (talk) 11:57, 21 May 2014 (EDT)

Image quality

For some reason, the image quality on some of the images on several pages (NCIS - Season 1 and NCIS: New Orleans - Season 1) are starting to look a little blurry. Take a look at the SIG-Sauer P228 section in NCIS Season 1. --Ben41 (talk) 04:07, 21 November 2014 (EST)

If you look at the fourth screenshot in the SIG-Sauer P228 of NCIS - Season 1, these look significantly lower quality than the other ones on the page. These are all HD images originally. It's the image below that doesn't look good on the TV page. If I change the thumbnail size, it then seems to correct itself. I've looked at it in both Chrome and Firefox. --Ben41 (talk) 12:24, 21 November 2014 (EST)

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) fires his P228 while on the target range in "Marine Down" (S1E09).

Reported attack site

Yeah, we've got that going on again in chrome and firefox. Did we get some bad ads? Evil Tim (talk) 08:39, 5 December 2014 (EST)


Hey, got someone trying to add me on Skype, is that you or just a random name bot that happened to pull your surname out of the hat? Evil Tim (talk) 10:34, 16 December 2014 (EST)

Forum password reset

It's kind of my own fault for forgetting my password, but the forum password reset function doesn't ever seem to actually send out a password reset email, I've tried a couple of times now and it never arrives. Evil Tim (talk) 19:10, 22 December 2014 (EST)

Any news with this? Evil Tim (talk) 21:52, 9 January 2015 (EST)

Site downtimes

Heya, we've been having a few issues recently with the site going offline (Cloudflare throws up a 522 error with no cached page). Seems to mostly happen during the day GMT, which I guess is the early hours of the morning over there. Any idea what's happening? Evil Tim (talk) 20:34, 17 March 2015 (EDT)

Forum Requests

It's been almost a year since any new Forum Requests have been processed. If you need someone to help administer the forum and forum requests, I'll volunteer. --Funkychinaman (talk) 01:29, 13 April 2015 (EDT)

There's still about a year's worth of forum requests. I know you said that you're concerned with user's privacy, but as a forum admin, I'm already able to access private user information. --Funkychinaman (talk) 07:57, 18 September 2015 (EDT)


Thanks. I do see the Admin option at the bottom. Do I go into Moderate Users to create users? If so, it appears I don't have permission. --Funkychinaman (talk) 18:20, 22 September 2015 (EDT)
Thanks. I'll try to get to the list today. --Funkychinaman (talk) 07:27, 23 September 2015 (EDT)

Main Page problems

There have been some problems with getting to the Main Page recently. If you try to access the main page by typing "imfdb.org" without being logged in, you get the "cached" copy problem screen. However, I have been able to get around this by typing "imfdb.org/forum" and then logging in. I have been using the Chrome browser. Have you seen this problem? --Ben41 (talk) 18:36, 31 August 2015 (EDT)

I too have been having the same issue last couple of days - Going to the main page directly prior to long-in also hits me with the 'cached' problem screen. I've been able to circumvent by going to other pages on the site (usually the recent changes page for me) and logging in from there. I use Firefox. Figured I'd mention it just in case. StanTheMan (talk) 22:15, 31 August 2015 (EDT)
Bunni, yes, the problem seems to have gone away. (Tried on Chrome and Microsoft Edge). --Ben41 (talk) 02:07, 1 September 2015 (EDT)

I think we have a dodgy ad

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page#Newsletter_notice Evil Tim (talk) 20:54, 22 October 2015 (EDT)

Any idea what this is about?


"Need to edit a page to test API functionality. Specifically with the images.

Upwork contractor.

I'll be editing Excel Saga.

25 words total and then some."

I'm not sure what "API functionality" we'd need testing so I blocked in case it was a remarkably honest hacker, do you know this person at all? Evil Tim (talk) 03:41, 29 June 2016 (EDT)

Imfdb stickers

Hey Bunni, how has life been? I'm just wondering when those free imfdb stickers you've been advertising will be sent out, I put out the form a few weeks ago, and I still haven't got one that I know of, thanks.--Alienqueen11 (talk) 16:57, 6 January 2017 (EST)

Same here, glad to hear the stickers are being taken like hot cakes. Thanks for responding and letting me know.--Alienqueen11 (talk) 02:49, 8 January 2017 (EST)

Main Page not working?

There seems to be a problem when trying to access the main page before logging in. This happens both in IE and Chrome. Please take a look at the "Main Page Not Working" discussion in the Talk:Main Page section. --Ben41 (talk) 22:30, 17 June 2017 (EDT)


Please create a forum account for me, thanks! ;)

Forum request

I would like to join the forum. I made a request now little, but I think I did wrong - Dillvasconselos

Done. --Funkychinaman (talk) 13:15, 24 June 2017 (EDT)

Not sure if this is the site or just new in Firefox

Had my 180-daily logout and Firefox warned me the login page isn't secure (not https and all). Didn't do that last time, not sure if it's something they've added in the meantime or something that's changed on our end. Evil Tim (talk) 12:01, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

Chrome's going to start doing it too. Part of the push to a full https web. Nothing changed on our end. It will happen for search forms too.--bunni (talk) 12:04, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

A thought

Have you considered putting up a Patreon account to fund IMFDB's dastardly activities? I hear it's what all the cool kids do nowadays. Evil Tim (talk) 08:23, 24 October 2017 (EDT)


Thanks for fixing my accidental blocking, Bunni! Have a good one!

Sincerely, Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 10:57, 6 October 2018 (EDT)

Can't Sign In

Have you experienced this? A few users have had problems signing in. The site says the "cookies are disabled". There's also been a topic in the forum. --Ben41 (talk) 15:55, 17 December 2018 (EST)

To be exact, this problem seems to manifest between roughly 5am to about 11am GMT: trying to edit during this period brings up the message
"Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still does not work, try logging out and logging back in."
If you actually try this, you can't log back in: trying gets you a message saying that the site requires cookies to be enabled. In addition, during this period large pages do not fully load, and some pages display an error message when you try to look at their history. Evil Tim (talk) 13:43, 21 December 2018 (EST)

Mobile redirects

Hello, for the past few months, some users including me have been having a weird issue when opening this specific website on mobile, as discussed here. It usually happens only once per day (sometimes for the first time in a day, although it's not always the case). In my case, when I open the link to the IMFDB recent changes (regardless of whether I'm logged in or not), I automatically get redirected to "sslgateways.com" followed by a series of random letters and numbers, which itself proceeds to redirect me to strange websites including "tlgram.me" (although I always try to stop the loading process of such pages as fast as possible and reload the IMFDB link). Me and the other users who mentioned the issue are encountering this while using Chrome on Android devices (although it doesn't seem to be exclusive to Chrome, according to Lunar Watcher's last comment). Any idea what's exactly causing this, and if it can be fixed? --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 11:35, 26 February 2019 (EST)

Android 8.0.0, and it's been happening on some Chrome versions including 71.0.3578.99 --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 18:38, 26 February 2019 (EST)
I've been meaning to ask this earlier, but have you managed to find out exactly what's going on regarding this? Because it's still happening. --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 16:01, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
Alrighty, thanks for the update! --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 09:03, 31 March 2019 (EDT)

Can't Sign In (Again 05/2019)

It's happening again. The site says the "cookies are disabled" and won't sign me in, usually after 5pm PST. --Ben41 (talk) 22:34, 23 May 2019 (EDT)

Thanks. It seems to be working again. --Ben41 (talk) 01:03, 26 May 2019 (EDT)

Is it full again?

Is the site out of memory again? I can't log in at night. --Ben41 (talk) 19:32, 7 June 2019 (EDT)

okay thanks for the update--Ben41 (talk) 16:20, 9 June 2019 (EDT)

John Wick

Hey Bunni, there's a small issue with all namespaces (main articles, images, templates) that have "John Wick" as part of their name. It appears that the ad showing up at the top causes most of the text to be squeezed to the left side (easily seen this article, and it's been discussed at the end of its talk page). Is there any chance of fixing it? It's strange, since there is also an ad with the same width there, and yet it's not causing any problems. --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 18:14, 7 October 2019 (EDT) P.S.: The sslgateways.com redirects on mobile are now occurring again.

Thanks! --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 16:07, 14 October 2019 (EDT)

Having trouble getting in contact.

Hey I've sent you an email before but no response, might be an issue on my part, send me an email on [email protected]DevaKitty (talk) 13:35, 7 November 2019 (EST)

Un-urgent issue

Hey I'm having an issue. The site never sent any e-mails for an account activation and I have been waiting since last week, an have also been sending 'reset your password' links but still got nothing. I then tried sending it to the email linked to this account and also didn't receive it.--Slum 5050 (talk) 22:38, 20 October 2020 (EDT)

Hi, the ads are becoming too intrusive, but this floating/pop-up/video is too much. It blocks content (makes reading difficult), can't (apparently) be closed (makes writing difficult) and is a very annoying distraction. Can something be done about this? Thanks Thewolfchild (talk) 00:52, 22 November 2020 (EST)

Broken page names that cannot be deleted

Hello! Sorry to disturb you but there is a technical issue that cannot be solved by common administrator tools. There are two broken page names, and Delete tool doesn't work on them.

I cannot make direct links on the broken names (any attempt leads to Error: Bad title), so here are the places they can be found. One page is in Broken Redirects and the second - in Double Redirects.

Is it possible to delete them somehow? Not that this is direly needed, but it looks unpleasant.

Thanks in advance! --Greg-Z (talk) 01:41, 15 December 2020 (EST)

Regarding a user

Hi Bunni. This user has a problem with his account. He told me elsewhere that his account is currently locked, and was supposedly created without actually being activated or something (he never received an email). He states that he tried to reset his password, but to no avail. Could you take a look at the issue? And by the way, if people wish to contact you for similar matters, on what email address should they message you? --Ultimate94ninja (talk) 16:38, 17 June 2021 (EDT)

Issues with IMFDB Accounts

Hi Bunni. Is it possible for you to provide your input on this main page discussion topic about IMFDB users being unable to log into their accounts? Us average users do not have control over the behind-the-scenes maintenance, and we need your assistance to resolve this issue. --Wuzh (talk) 17:46, 27 July 2022 (EDT)

Testing Talk Edit

Testing. Testing again. Edit in Chrome.

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