On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Craig Franklin <cr...@halo-17.net> wrote:
> I believe that the chapter wiki uses a third-party extension so that we can
> access Commons.  In my experience, this extension is a bit flaky and
> sometimes causes problems.  I don’t have access to the code, but I’d say
> it’s trying (and failing) to open a connection to Commons to load the image,
> and it’s waiting until the remote call fails before it serves the page
> (which explains the lag).
>
> If the problem is on Commons’ end, it should hopefully clear itself up, if
> it’s on our end though it might be something for Werdna to have a look at.
Well I don't see any extension on [[Special:Version]] so I would be
assuming we are using "Foreign File Repos"[1] which is the standard
method that all the WMF wiki's are using so it shouldn't be a issue
with that.

[1]. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgForeignFileRepos

-Peachey

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