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Broken thumbnail purgeEdit

Recording here: Bugzilla31680 - broken purging of thumbnails was caused by HTCP daemon not running, and not restarting automatically. Now fixed. Rd232 (talk) 06:52, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

I finally have easy working solution for thumbnail purgingEdit

Several times I uploaded new versions of some files but the latest thumbnails of the files still showed old file versions (and these old file versions were still shown in some articles as well). I tried some proposed solutions for this, like image page purging, but nothing worked. Then, I tried to purge thumbnail itself and I solved the problem. So, if anybody else have problem with the latest thumbnail which show old image version, here is very easy solution for that:

  • 1. right mouse click on latest thumbnail on image page (the one which show old image version instead new)
  • 2. click on "Copy Image Address"
  • 3. paste image address in new window
  • 4. add text ?action=purge on the end of that address
  • 5. press Enter and the thumbnail is purged and it will show the latest image version.

Please fell free to include this solution into purging guideline if it is helpful. PANONIAN (talk) 05:56, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Note, that doesn't actually purge stuff. It causes the squid cache to be bypassed just for that specific request (because the caching servers don't recognize the url with action=purge at the end), it won't affect the image displayed in other places.Bawolff (talk)
Actually, this solution worked in May 2012 (the trick was to purge like this image in every size in which it appear). But now it does not work for some reason. PANONIAN (talk) 09:16, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Alternative to advanced purgeEdit

An alternative procedure to the "advanced purge" listed on this page that accomplishes the same thing but which I find slightly easier to remember

If there are images that are still showing outdated versions after doing this procedure (or the other procedure with thumb.php), I'd appreciate hearing about it (Send me a note on my talk page including what image it is, and what specific size is showing as outdated). Bawolff (talk) 08:24, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Template to Mark Purging ProblemsEdit

Image icon purging, trying the tricks described on this help page, has not work for me in a long time. As a result, whenever I upload a second version of one of my pictures

  • the 800×600 preview on the description page still shows the old (first) version;
  • the icons in the File history section of the description page all show the first version, though they have different URLs (older ones with „archive“). They do display the correct (sometimes different) file sizes in MB.
  • the icons of the picture in my Uploads list are all the same and show the first version.

To explain visitors of my pictures what happened I have created a template: {{User:Renardo la vulpo/Template:Displayed Version Obsolete}}. It is called with a date parameter and displays the following text:

“ This medium has a more recent version which however, is not displayed here (state: 2018-02-06). By specifying a different image size you can make the most recent version visible. Details about the problem are here: Help:Purge.”

If you have similar problems, feel free to use or improve the template. Here is a sample picture I retouched to remove a car, which is persistently still there: File:Starnberg, Schloss von Südwesten, 5.jpeg.

-- Renardo la vulpo (talk) 18:45, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

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