This Forum has been archived

Visit the new Forums
Forums: Index Narutopedia Discussion Refresh?
Note: This topic has been unedited for 1962 days. It is considered archived - the discussion is over. Do not add to unless it really needs a response.

why there's a refresh button on every article? --Kunoichi101 (talk) 02:16, March 8, 2012 (UTC)kunoichi101Kunoichi101 (talk) 02:16, March 8, 2012 (UTC)

It's to force an update on semantic stuff if I'm not mistaken. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 02:43, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I don't see anything like that on my end. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 13:57, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

Obviously it was removed. — UltimateSupreme ƒ(♫) 14:04 UTC, Monday, 22 October 2012

Too bad. It was useful. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:16, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
Not really... You can achieve the same effects by doing a purge and or hard refresh
@Omni: You are an admin, so you can add it if you want. — UltimateSupreme ƒ(♫) 00:55 UTC, Tuesday, 23 October 2012
same effects, i don't think it's interesting. after all, it's gone althought i'm not an admin. Kunoichi101 (talk) 01:57, October 23, 2012 (UTC)Kunoichi101
i don't like it the refresh button on every articles, kinda make me displease. Kunoichi101 (talk) 22:02, October 23, 2012 (UTC)Kunoichi101

The feature as I know it, and as I see it in other wikis, is merely another option in the drop down menu which appears when you click the arrow to edit an article. We have edit, history and rename, the refresh would simply be another one. I'd add it if I knew how. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 22:46, October 23, 2012 (UTC)

importScriptPage('PurgeButton/code.js', 'dev');
to MediaWiki:Common.js. As simple as that. — UltimateSupreme ƒ(♫) 01:08 UTC, Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Reason about Refresh

give me a reason... about refresh. do we really need it? i want to know why. Kunoichi101 (talk) 00:56, October 27, 2012 (UTC)Kunoichi101

Basically, that's a way to make changes appear faster in infoboxes. If a change is made to a page that is reflected in an infobox somewhere else, refreshing the article in which said change would appear "forces" the infobox to update. Sometimes, it can also be used to correct a few things in certain infoboxes. More than once, I came across manga characters having movie and game techniques being displayed in their infoboxes, or missing anime-only or manga-only tags in the jutsu list. Refresh makes fixing that faster. Without it, I'd have to load the article in source more, just so I can press publishing without making a change. Refresh does that with a single click, and a single page load. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:14, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Uh, yeah, just saw this on the recent changes list and exposing my blatant ignorance of all things computery, how does a refresh button on the article differ from just any old refresh button on your web browser? Do they not achieve the same effect or something? I know it's not a forum and all, but I'm honestly curious what change this will make as a whole? --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 02:45, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not 100% sure myself, but I think simply refreshing your browser just makes the page load again, while this refresh button actually makes the article "poll" information from other articles, that being reflected on the infoboxes. For example, Obito used the Limited Tsukuyomi in the sixth Shippūden movie. Because infoboxes are forever funky due to 1.19, sometimes I see it showing up in his infobox, despite it being movie only. Browser refresh just makes the page load again, with it still showing up. Button refresh makes the movie technique disappear. Sometimes that requires button refreshing the technique article first. This is as far as I was able to guess what it does without actually looking it up. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 03:22, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Ah, alright, cool. That actually does sound really useful given the eternal buggyness of the infoboxes. Well its got my vote. Thanks very much the explanation. --Hawkeye2701 (talk) 03:27, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Well...simply put, the refresh button clears your cache, wikia's cache and then reloads the browser.— UltimateSupreme ƒ(♫) 03:47 UTC, Saturday, 27 October 2012

oh... i see. so that's why. =.= it feels like i'm not interested on the wiki refresh. Kunoichi101 (talk) 04:45, October 27, 2012 (UTC)Kunoichi101


The "Refresh" button was a button pointing to MediaWiki's action=purge. That action purges the parser cache making the page be re-parsed potentially with newer templates, semantic attributes, etc... that haven't already triggered an automatic purge of the page. ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 03:37, October 28, 2012 (UTC)