[MediaWiki-l] My wiki stopped working

Max Semenik maxsem.wiki at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 16:47:24 UTC 2015

That sounds like you have a preantiquated version of MediaWiki and your
host has updated PHP. You need to update MediaWiki to a modern version.

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Nomad of Norad <nomad-php at joshua-wopr.com>

> Okay, a few weeks ago my wiki stopped loading.  The version I've got
> installed there is ancient, but it was working fine until one day it
> wasn't.  At first the page was giving me indefinite load-times, sometimes
> followed by a 502 error (depending on what web browser I tried it on).  I
> conversed with someone at my webspace provider and they rolled the stored
> page info back a couple days, and now I instead get:
> Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_NAMESPACE, expecting T_STRING in
> /hermes/bosoraweb123/b65/ipw.joshua-w/public_html/wiki/includes/Namespace.php
> on line 46
> The web-address for my wiki is
> http://www.joshua-wopr.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
> I haven't touched the system in ages, and the tech help person seemed to
> think nothing had been altered (updated under the hood, say) at their end
> recently either.  Any idea what's wrong?
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Best regards,
Max Semenik ([[User:MaxSem]])

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