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The Admin noticeboard is one way through which users can notify administrators of issues needing administrative attention. While users are welcome to directly contact specific administrators (especially if they are seen to be active), posting here can be an easier and quicker way of ensuring that at least one admin will notice an issue and respond to it promptly. Remember to sign (using four tildes: ~~~~) when posting an issue.

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Current issues


Can't edit profile[edit source]

Hi, sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot, I'm a new user, but how come I cannot edit my own profile page? Cherryblossom000 (talk) 02:55, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

CreeperFan2015 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Continuous misinformation, mainly regarding Single Player Commands and the Human entity, but also including other things. --Pokechu22 (talk) 18:30, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Bringing this back up as he's not stopped for months. Skylinerw (talk) 20:35, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Bumping this again as no action has been taken since the account was created. -BDJP (t|c) 20:43, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Can confirm, still adding misinformation that even I have to revert. I suggest a 2-week or 1-month ban. --MarioProtIV (talk) 16:30, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
This is very weird. How did any administrator not notice this topic? It’s months old. I would partially blame that on apparently lower activity of administrators that I see in the recent changes. But what if there is a different reason? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 16:40, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
Wait, almost 9 months of misinformation (if not more), and neither a block nor a final warning? And a 1 month block is thought to be able to stop him (i. e. for a longer time than the block's duration)? Is there absolutely any reason not to go straight to a long-term block?
In addition, please remind me, are all blocks still Gamepedia-wide? --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 16:55, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
Maybe the user thinks the information is true. We should give a warning, as you said has not happened. The BlobsPaper.png 02:27, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
I already gave him a warning weeks ago. -BDJP (t|c) 03:47, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Still is continuing to add continuous misinformation. Orthotope, Goandgoo, or Majr please just block this kid (a year-long ban might be good enough), is still annoying all of us. --MarioProtIV (talk) 21:20, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Shhhh, shhhh, don’t insult here... — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 15:58, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Can confirm that the user in question continues to add unsourced information. He's been warned multiple times on this on his talk page (I even told him how to contribute properly to feature discussion without angering other editors) but he persists. It's been almost a year, most of us are tired of cleaning up after him. Some admin action is needed here! Superspace (talk) 19:21, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
He is still adding misinformation, block ASAP. --MarioProtIV (talk) 15:04, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
And since no “regular” admin tries to block this user, I will pass this to Curse. Game widow, can you block CreeperFan2015 for misinformation, please? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 16:24, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
Looks like Goandgoo took care of it (thank you!!). He was blocked for 1 month. --MarioProtIV (talk) 11:54, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
Hooray. Although it would be better to have the sanctions last longer. But the thing doesn’t end with this ban, this is only a half of the matter... — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 12:40, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Latency of the administrators[edit source]

The user CreeperFan2015 had to be blocked for his actions a long half-of-a-year ago. But only now did the administrators react. On the other hand, they paid attention to other harmful, block-worthy users and responded in kind. Here comes the question: How did administrators not react to the user for months? Why is the block duration so short (1 month), and is it connected to the latency? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 12:40, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

I've always wondered if the reason their not seeing it is because it's at the top of the page, and not at the bottom (where they check?). The worst case scenario being that CreeperFan2015 may be related to one of the admins (I doubt it, but it's an interesting and scary thought). - 15:35, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Apologies for not blocking the user earlier, I personally didn't see the request until I saw the revived discussion in the recent changes feed. I do think potentially making a new thread rather than reviving an old one would be better in the future. The user is also not related to the administration team in any way. GoandgooTalk
22:47, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

More spam accounts[edit source]

WatchIpMan3OnlineFullMovie2016 (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Ochoapellidoscatalanes (talkcontribslogsblock log). Neither of them have made any contributions, but it's pretty obvious by their user profile. -BDJP (t|c) 22:09, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

And more: Freestarwarsviiforceawakenswatch (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Erikapelias (talkcontribslogsblock log). –LauraFi - talk 03:10, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Dinoguy1000, Majr, Orthotope Is there any way to improve our spam filter to insta-block these sorts of accounts? I've noticed many occurrences of spam accounts recently. GoandgooTalk
06:47, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Because the content of user profiles is saved in your preferences, it bypasses the spam filters as well as such things as the URL blacklist. In addition, admins don't have any way of removing spammy or abusive content from a profile - we can ask a user to do so themselves, and block them if they refuse, but that's the extent of it. I would hope that staff has the means to do so, but it would be inconvenient to have to make a request of them every time such content needs to be removed. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:17, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict)I tweaked MediaWiki:Titleblacklist to try to catch some of it. What's really frustrating is that the spammers seem to have discovered that user profiles aren't subject to the abuse filter or spam blacklist, and we can't do anything to clean up the mess. -- Orthotopetalk 09:23, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
It’s Curse staff that should be able to resist that. Game widow? — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:02, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
More incoming: Special:Log/newusers. Maybe IP-block them? — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:58, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
My god. That's a lot. The words "Watch" and "movie" seem to be in the vast majority of the spam account names, so those shouldbe the main ones to blacklist. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 16:41, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
I've updated the blacklist, but this is just a game of spam whack-a-mole, and it's not even effective as long as the profile content remains; we desperately need staff's attention here. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:40, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Autoblock should be blocking the IPs used to create the accounts, but they're probably using a botnet or proxies to get around that; only Curse staff have the checkuser right to see IP addresses. I'm a bit frustrated that Curse developed and pushed out the profile system without appearing to consider its spam/abuse potential. The only real solution I see is to have profile edits go through the spam and abuse filters, and give admins the ability to edit or delete profiles and comments. Until that can be implemented, I wouldn't mind having account creation disabled temporarily. -- Orthotopetalk 20:53, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Sorry to speak out of turn, just happened to be wondering around the pages, and I could not help noticing the checkuser related comment above. Clearly that would help a lot here, and also at other times... This may be info you guys already have, but it is my understanding that from a "legal" point of view on any wiki if the "admins" were / are willing to provide their real world names and details to the owner of that wiki then there is no reason (from a legal point of view) why the owner of that wiki should not grant "admins" checkuser rights. MrN9k (talk) 17:57, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
These spammers (or this type of spammer) is prevalent across a lot of sites. I know I've seen tons of them on reddit (I used to try and deal with it - they create subreddits which also don't really get spam filtered properly; same kind of whack a mole there), and I've also seen them post spam on gameinformer and on some abandoned jira bugtracker (mostly so that they can link to it without getting caught in other spam filters...). At least I see that the profile links have rel="nofollow" set. Getting proper spam filtering on profiles would be pretty important, and blanking them too. --Pokechu22 (talk) 22:50, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Another one: SEOconsultantmelbourne (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 09:53, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

I've sent out an email about the implementation issue with user profiles, so hopefully something can be done about it.
They have random IPs and user agents, so I would assume it's a botnet. Since you can probably still edit your preferences while blocked, there's probably not much point to even blocking them, as they could just edit their profile again. MajrTalk
10:37, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Another one: Rijoalone (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 18:53, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Another few: Bachlien24 (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Terryduran (talkcontribslogsblock log).
Also, for the record, I would like to say that I
 Support suspending user creation until this matter is fully resolved.
Another one: BarcelonavsGranadaLiveSoccerFree (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 20:38, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
More: CrimsonPeakQualityHD (talkcontribslogsblock log), PaperTownsQualityHD (talkcontribslogsblock log), GetHardQualityHd (talkcontribslogsblock log), UnfriendedQualityHd (talkcontribslogsblock log), CreedQualityHD (talkcontribslogsblock log).
I think you should add HD to the Titleblacklist. --Mine4017 (talk) 18:29, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Even more: Insurgen25 (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Gendon22 (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 18:34, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Blacklisting "HD" seems likely to have a lot of false positives. At least Curse did change things to let admins edit profiles and delete comments, so we can get rid of the spam links. A lot of it appears intended to boost a site's search engine rankings by having a popular, reputable site (i.e., the Minecraft wiki) link to it. -- Orthotopetalk 02:32, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure if it would make sense for this to be an SEO issue - as I previously mentioned, those links have "[1]" set on them, which should deincentivize it. (Also, if you're looking for words to block, perhaps "putlocker" would be one of them - I don't think that would have any normal use here). --Pokechu22 (talk) 02:39, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Another one: Aaysa69 (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 17:51, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Another few: Socialmediaperth (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Americanlimo (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 12:33, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Another few: Websitedesigningcompany (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Yeronocawhiet (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 11:11, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Another one: Rony555 (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 18:07, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
Another one: Taxiinparis (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 15:21, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
Another one, I guess: Transformersbumblebee1000 (talkcontribslogsblock log) (and yes, I know that I'm a Dutch admin reporting a potential English spam account on the English Wiki) --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 19:16, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
Not seeing any spammy behavior from that last one. -- Orthotopetalk 23:49, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

OK, just ignore my message then :P --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 14:43, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Another one: Capitalessay (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 11:09, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
This has to be one, because it looks the same as 'Socialmediaperth': Housecleanperth (talkcontribslogsblock log) --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 15:49, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Again, I don't appear to be seeing some spammy behavior from that one. Another one: Sumatratravel (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 01:34, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Another few: ViseTechnologie (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Karonwoods (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 10:19, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Another few: Z4rootapk (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Tripswithpets (talkcontribslogsblock log). -BDJP (t|c) 09:29, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

RDTAcademy (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Spam. –LauraFi - talk 14:36, 8 January 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Vandalism and unexplained changes. -BDJP (t|c) 17:30, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Many of the changes reference the pt-br wiki (pt-br:Minecraft: Story Mode/EP4), where the name "Reuben" is used instead of "Gabriel". Although I've never played Minecraft: Story Mode, is it possible that the character's name is different in Portuguese? --Pokechu22 (talk) 18:55, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
No, it is not. -BDJP (t|c) 19:43, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Djmaickel12 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Possibly a sockpuppet created by Djmaickel13 to evade any blocks (Hasn't been blocked yet, though). -BDJP (t|c) 18:46, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

No contributions from either account, nothing in the abuse logs. If there are issues at some point, wp:Autoblock will take care of both. -- Orthotopetalk 01:43, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Range block.[edit source]

IPs with bold lettering have been blocked before.

For the past five months, these IPs have been edit warring with several editors over vandalism and unexplained changes on Minecraft 1.0 and 1.0.0. They just started up again today. -BDJP (t|c) 14:26, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Looks like a dynamic IP address, assuming this is the same person; only one has ever been active at any given time. Blocking that entire range ( would affect some 2,000 other addresses as well. Unless someone is actively changing IPs to get around blocks, that would be a lot of collateral damage to cause. -- Orthotopetalk 21:09, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
A few examples of when the IP's evaded blocks:
  1. was blocked for a month on September 12, 2015 for vandalism. Two IPs in particular ( and edited within that month-long time frame.
  2. was blocked for a month on November 21, 2015 for vandalism as well. One IP,, edited within that month-long time frame.
  3. was blocked for 3 months on June 30, 2016 for abusing multiple accounts. So far, two IPs, amd, have edited within the 3 month long time frame. -BDJP (t|c) 03:22, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Bumping this as another IP with the same first two numbers has started edit warring today. -BDJP (t|c) 15:38, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

OK, I suppose its time for a range block. -BDJP (t|c) 23:15, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
For now, it's been a single additional IP vandalizing, and I blocked them for a couple of hours. If they start up again, or start from another IP in this range, poke me and I'll do a range block for a day or so; in the meantime, if anyone can find out, I'd appreciate knowing whether any legitimate editing has ever been done from this range (to get a better idea of whether a longer-term range block would be likely to catch innocent editors). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:57, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Dinoguy1000 / Orthotope / Majr / Goandgoo, its definitely time to range block this IP. -BDJP (t|c) 20:44, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

 Blocked for a year, since no one could point to any constructive editing coming from this range. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:54, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Current issues post-update[edit source]

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I felt like this was the best place to do so, hopefully so MCWiki Administrators as well as Curse and Gamepedia staff can hopefully fix them.

Anyway, there appears to be some issues from the update to the latest version of MediaWiki, which include (and hopefully, limited to):

  1. Everything with Wii U in it either has a red link or does not show up properly. Some examples are the main page and the OS template.
  2. Pardon my language here, but the notification area looks like it got f**ked up by an explosion. Saying that I have over 99 notifications as well as one "talk page" notification.

Hopefully these issues get fixed soon. -BDJP (t|c) 03:30, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

I found more issues...
  1. number-id can not be use in "Link" templates like these:
  2. Search function in other languages are broken (fr:Une erreur s'est produite en recherchant : Nous n’avons pas pu mener à bien votre recherche à cause d’un problème temporaire. Veuillez réessayer ultérieurement. zh:搜索时发生错误:由于出现暂时性的问题,我们未能完成您的搜索。请稍后再试。 ,etc.).
Kakagou12341 (talk) 03:50, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
  1. Commons is down. Luckily there is very few images we use from there.
  2. Opening the actual notifications page should at least clear the highlight.
  1. Nothing to do with this update, or MW at all. That was an intentional removal of a deprecated feature, which happened over 4 months ago.
  2. Search is broken everywhere, but the suggestions in the search bar still work.
04:01, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Another few:
  1. Gamepedia's bottom bar on short pages covers the sidebar.
  2. 'Save draft'-button sometimes doesn't know where it belongs (when the editor doesn't load completely, it is on the right place, but when the editor does load completely, it is somewhere else).
  3. Infoboxes are too far down.
  4. When viewing a preview, text at the right top does a </br> for no reason, even if there is enough space.
--DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 13:50, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Note: This is tested in Mozilla Firefox, most recent version. Both the Dutch and the English Minecraft Wiki have those problems, and I think all the other MCW's too.
3. Looks fine to me. Maybe you're using an adblocker, and you're seeing a gap left where the ad was?
4. Can't reproduce, same issue perhaps?
13:59, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
3. Yes, using two adblockers (sorry!).
4. Probably
And a new issue, only Dutch Minecraft Wiki:
5. It seems like Chrome and Edge don't like the Dutch CSS. Firefox is fine. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 14:09, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Issues 3 & 4 are solved for me by putting

/* hide stuff I don't care about */
.atfmrec {
    display: none !important;

in my common.css (thanks to Dinoguy1000). Before I add this to the real CSS of the Wiki, will this remove ads for everyone on the Wiki or only for people using adblockers? --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 15:37, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Putting that in the site-wide CSS would hide ads for everyone, which Curse probably wouldn't appreciate. Keeping it in your personal CSS should be fine. -- Orthotopetalk 15:45, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Widget:FileUrl[edit source]

Seems to return an error, at least on the Template:FileUrl page. Also returns errors on the Russian wiki. --GreenStone (talk) 13:27, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Seems to be fixed. --GreenStone (talk) 17:04, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Issues with nl:Template:Inventory slot[edit source]

As title says, we have issues with Template:Invetory slot and every template that has somehow a connection with it on the Dutch Minecraft Wiki. It still shows the name from the items that are on it and the grid from e.g. the Crafting Table, but not the items that are on it. I tried to update every module of it, but it still says no. The issues apperead after Curse updated to MediaWiki 1.26, before that update there were no issues at all. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 14:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

The problem is that you're still using nl:Template:Grid in your crafting tables, but have removed the styling for it. InvSlot has its own separate styling. MajrTalk
02:18, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
With deleting all the pages from Template:Grid, all the pages that have somehow a connection with Inventory slot are all fixed, but I have some nice cache issues... --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 10:44, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
...probably would've been better to just restore the grid styling and then convert all the templates to use InvSlot, rather than delete everything and make pages even more broken. MajrTalk
10:53, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Now that you say it... *Off topic* BTW, can you keep an eye on our recent changes? There are some spammers around that advertise mobile phone usage with pages over 5000 bytes and long titles in English. I cannot keep an eye on the recent changes forever, because I have some other stuff to do too. If you want, you can delete those pages and block those IP's forever, because they keep making unneeded pages. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 11:37, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
I've imported one of our filters which usually catches that sort of spam. Also, you should never infinite block IPs as they are most likely botnets, and will result in legitimate users across gamepedia not being able to edit. MajrTalk
11:57, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
It works AMAZING I have to say. Thank you so much =) --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 16:37, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, at the German wiki, there has been a similar spam attack today (8 spam articles so far). Please update the filter there too, if it is necessary. | violine1101(Talk) 21:04, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
12:50, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
@DarkShadowTNT: so... are you intending on fixing the wiki or just leave all the recipes broken? MajrTalk
12:55, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

 Done (redirected the Grids to the newer template version of them) It was probably better to redirect them. Didn't thought of it when deleting those Grid-templates. I just wanted to fix the newer template variants. When every page of the Wiki is updated, the old Grid-templates will go away, because by then we don't need them anymore. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 13:55, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
*Off topic* Well, it looks like some bots became 'smart'. They make an account and spam via that account, but the filter prevents them from saving. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 15:26, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Hackerfucker2000 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Unacceptable username. -BDJP (t|c) 18:12, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Also, I'm not sure if Firebastard is an acceptable username either. I brought it up on this noticeboard a year ago with no response. -BDJP (t|c) 18:14, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

By bringing it up before they have edited, you're making it an issue. Their name wouldn't have been seen again once it moves off the recent changes. I'm not actually sure what to do about so called "inappropriate" names. Blocking a user blocks them globally on gamepedia, so while a name like that might be inappropriate on a more... childish? wiki like here, on others it might not be. MajrTalk
01:59, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
It's certainly pushing the bounds of good taste, but not quite as outright obscene as some of the accounts that have been blocked. My inclination is to allow borderline cases, as long as they aren't making any disruptive edits. If their behavior is problematic, having a questionable username is another strike against them. -- Orthotopetalk 02:40, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Toggling mobile view does not work anymore[edit source]

Since Gamepedia has been updated to MediaWiki 1.26, it is not possible anymore to toggle the mobile view, so you cannot view the desktop version of the wiki on mobile phones, and vice-versa. | violine1101(Talk) 22:06, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

A user at the German wiki complained about a corrupted layout when using the Browser-built-in function to view a website in desktop mode. Here are some screenshots: File 1 and File 2. Please fix this bug as soon as possible, since many prefer using the desktop version on their mobile phone. See here. | violine1101(Talk) 16:55, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Additionally, MediaWiki:Notification-header-profile-comment has a parameter $3 inside of it, but this parameter is not set by the comment extension (On the German wiki, I simply removed the link. Another user stated that this link with $3 inside would look like User:User:Violine1101). Also, at Special:Notifications, there is a double pipe-separator in the "description" of a profile comment notification. And it uses a wrong icon (heart, it should rather be a speech bubble or a talk icon or something like this).
Could someone at Curse (Majr, Game widow or someone else) pass those issues to the responsible team(s), please? | violine1101(Talk) 14:49, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

New administrator[edit source]

Could someone please add me to the list of Brazilian Portuguese administrators on the directors page. Thank you! --Mine4017 (talk) pt-br Wiki Admin 19:11, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. -- Orthotopetalk 02:31, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Also, shouldn't I be added to the Directors user group? Otherwise, I can't edit the Directors talk page, which is supposed to be edited by all administrators and bureaucrats of all wikis, isn't it? I see some people on that page that don't have this right. --Mine4017 (talk) pt-br Wiki Admin 13:31, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, but only Curse staff (including Majr) can change user groups. -- Orthotopetalk 15:36, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

1.9-pre3[edit source]

Could you please make a page for 1.9-pre3? 17:33, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Version pages are created by normal everyday editors, not admins necessarily. But I'll put one up! Thanks for bringing it up. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 17:54, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Issues... Once again, this time with nl:Sjabloon:Reflist[edit source]

It's me again, this time with a very annoying issue. It looks like nl:Sjabloon:Reflist is partially working, and allows overflow with long links and long comments (and when using {{Reflist|2}} or more with pretty long links). It works fine on this Wiki (English) because it breaks up the comment and link, but not on ours. I tried to deal with it via the CSS way (note: my own CSS before I break the site) and updating the source code from the template itself. Nothing worked and it still overflows. So my question is: Can someone help to fix this problem? --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 22:50, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Because of the white-space: nowrap set on .references > li in nl:MediaWiki:Common.css. MajrTalk
23:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
It worked when nowrap was changed to normal. Thank you! --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 10:01, 5 March 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Bad edits to several articles. Anomie x (talk) 00:13, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Minecraft scratch edition[edit source]

I'm making a version of Minecraft on scratch, which will be use new models. I'm adding things like drink, deer (therefore venison), frogs and numerous other things. I wondered if i could make an article about it? Robinhoodn64 (talk) 07:29, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

You can make an article about it if it is connected to your user page in some way. For example you can use User:Robunhoodn64/Minecraft: Scratch Edition, but it can't be an actual article as it is an unofficial port of the actual game itself. -BDJP (t|c) 11:06, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
okay, will do!HELLO EVERYBODY!!! 07:01, 20 March 2016 (UTC) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

VisualEditor not conforming to Minecraft_Wiki:Style_guide#Linking[edit source]

Hello all; maybe there's an easy answer to this, maybe there's not. I've noticed that editors who use VisualEditor will often end up creating links like [[Creeper|creepers]] rather than [[creeper]]s. I wonder if there's any configurability, to allow it to create links that more conform to our Minecraft_Wiki:Style_guide#Linking guidelines? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 02:15, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Nope, just parsoid being lazy. phab:T50463 MajrTalk
02:27, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
Aha, thanks. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 12:36, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

New administrators on Polish Wiki[edit source]

Hello. There are two new administrators on Polish Wiki NTBG and Piotrex43. Can someone update Directors page please? Thank you. :) Piotrex43 (talk) 19:23, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
06:11, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Could you update the Directors group in general please? Many users who are in it aren't administrators anymore (for example LukiGamer, who does not own the sysop rights anymore since 2012) and many users who are administrators aren't in the Directors group (see #New administrator), including my humble self. Also, some users seem to be twice in said group. | violine1101(Talk) 08:01, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
I've added director to everyone listed on the directors page when I could find an account matching the name listed there, but there were several that don't seem to exist; it's probably high time to review the status of everyone listed there and update things as appropriate (and find out what's going on in the case of inactive admins/bureaucrats and demote them/promote replacements as needed). I also removed director from LukiGamer; if it's not too much trouble, could you list other users with director who are no longer admins/bureaucrats (you can find a full list of accounts with director here)? I can do this later myself if you can't, but I don't have time to do it now. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:53, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you.
LukiGamer was the only German user affected, hence I mentioned him. I have however a custom css which highlights all admins and bureaucrats. Following users in the directors group list aren't highlighted:
Archomeda, DoranM, KunaiFire, LeGrund, Pochi33, Promaster6304, Ruansvrn324, STSc, Scaler6902 (= Scaler4?), Shahter100256 (= Shahter40?), Skyhi14, Szneqz, Tarne12081, Tomato5768, TunSha (= TunSha4?), Zelos666.
Please note that my css is not too accurate (I used the names in MCW:Directors to create it) so this list could be partially false (because someone changed his name and the name on the Directors page has not been updated for example). | violine1101(Talk) 09:17, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
KunaiFire is probably KunaiFire7 and LeGrund is probably LeGrund6; I've left these and the users you've listed as possibly equal to current admins/bureaucrats alone, and removed director from the others. If there are still users who have director and shouldn't, or who don't and should, list them here or on my talk page and they'll be updated as needed (anyone who reads this should feel free to let the other language communities know this as well). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:51, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Pages for new minecraft scratch edition stuff???[edit source]

Can i do pages for the new minecraft scratch edition??? HELLO EVERYBODY!!! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs) at 16:31, 24 March 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

If it's not made by Mojang, we don't officially cover it. As long as the pages are within your userspace, it's generally acceptable. -- Orthotopetalk 17:47, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

HELP!!![edit source]

MY PICTURES DON'T WORK. ALSO, 1.9.1 IS OUT (i think) !!! HELLO EVERYBODY!!! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs) at 15:39, 27 March 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

What pictures? You haven't uploaded any, and as far as I can tell, you haven't even tried to link to any. According to the launcher and Mojang's website, 1.9.1 has not yet been released. -- Orthotopetalk 17:14, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
I've uploaded 2. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs) at 09:28, March 28, 2016‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Orthotope most likely checked your Contributions page (Special:Contributions/Robinhoodn64) and saw no entries about uploading a file.
Try it this way and see if it works:
  1. go to a page with a File: prefix, like Robinhoodn64s Great New Image.png, and it will bring you to an 'Upload file' page because it's an image that's not on the wiki yet.
  2. Use the browse button to upload your image from your PC,
  3. Type a filename to be used on the wiki, add a summary of what's in the image, and select a license (probably the last entry if it's a screenshot of your own creation in Scratch, or one of the Minecraft license entries if it's a screenshot of Minecraft, or uses their textures), and then
  4. hit the Upload button.
If there's any error message, please copy-paste it here.
On another note – your signature ought to have your username and a link to a profile page, like User:Robinhoodn64 (see Minecraft_Wiki:Talk_page_guidelines). This is so people know who it is that's talking, and what time you said it. "!!! HELLO EVERYBODY!!!" isn't your name : ) You can edit your signature in the first page of your preferences, and sign posts using ~~~~. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:16, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
DONE! ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 15:50, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
Great! – Sealbudsman talk/contr 16:00, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Newspaper idea!!![edit source]

So, I thought that maybe a weekly 'newspaper' could be on the wiki.The name will be 'The weekly ingot' and will have recent news, and also, LOTS of discussions, as well as wiki news. ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 16:09, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

I doubt it is worth doing here. This wiki is way less big and less famous than Wikipedia (which has its on-wiki newspaper, the Signpost). — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 16:49, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
Okay, but some real small wikis have em' user:NickTheRed37 ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 17:51, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
We already have some kind of news section – It's the Community portal. But, as NickTheRed37 said, it isn't worth the effort. | violine1101(Talk) 17:56, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
Don't worry, It's all fine. ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 19:39, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Pogogames4‎ (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Spamming on several template pages and talk pages. | violine1101(Talk) 17:53, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

He did this here too!!! micrsoft phone line 854... –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

1.9.1[edit source]

NOW I'M SURE(BY DATES), 1.9.1 IS OUT. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

No. Not yet. You can't select it in the Launcher. | violine1101(Talk) 09:24, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
@Robinhoodn64: Please, only post things that need administrator attention on this board, such as banning accounts, protecting pages or edits to protected pages. General wiki maintenance can be done by anyone, thus for things such as possibly released updates, you can post it on the update article's talk page or on Talk:Planned versions. KnightMiner · (t) 14:17, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
user:KnightMiner, i cant put it on the main page that it IS out!!! ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 14:38, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
@Robinhoodn64: That's because the main page is protected against vandalism and unnecessary edits by other people other than administrator or higher. Besides this, the version data will be updated, but only when an admin feels like he/she wants to update the version data. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 14:51, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Thought that user would be nice, but now said user is spamming. -BDJP (t|c) 15:21, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

I got hacked.I didn't do it.Sorry. BDJP ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 15:24, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
It doesn't matter if your dog hacked your computer and spammed or some crap, your account is your responsibility either way. You're also generally being a nuisance, which will end up getting you blocked. MajrTalk
06:08, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Dosn't matter, i'm Leaving. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 06:59, 2 April 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
GIMME INFIBLOCK! ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 08:23, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Back at it again with vandalizing user pages of mine and Sealbudsman, as well as harassing Sealbudsman on his talk. -BDJP (t|c) 16:31, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Hijacked account again? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 15:23, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Some of the license template are not protected (and one more)[edit source]

Template:License cc-by-nc-sa and Template:License simple geometry are not protected and link in the Template:License cc-by-nd is wrong. Change 'by-na' to 'by-nd' —Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 15:23, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

DrekTharSuperSword2 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Vandalism and bad page moves. Anomie x (talk) 13:30, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

About me advertisers[edit source]

If you look at the recent changes, there are users which are joining and then posting spam in their about me sections. MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 09:55, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

I can't comment on user pages???[edit source]

I have some restrictions on stuff like comments.Why??? ROBINHOODN64 (talk) 07:52, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

This has been happening to me recently as well. I used to be able to (but didn't bother to), but now it's just replaced by a huge red box. Did I do a evil? - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 15:10, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Because of profile spam accounts, it was recently changed so that you need to meet a minimum threshold before you can post comments on profiles. Unfortunately, though, it seems that some editors who meet that threshold are still restricted from posting comments; in this case, you should get in contact with Curse staff. Unless he tells you to do otherwise, ask Majr for help with this. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:57, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Commenting requires a confirmed email address. MajrTalk
03:54, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
OK. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs) at 06:12, 13 April 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Seems to be working for me now. Is this requirement a new thing because of the spammers? MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 13:08, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Mp3skullreborn (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Profile description indicates a spam bot. -Xbony2 (MOFTBW) 19:28, 27 April 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

There was a Media:1.6DevLauncher Development Console.png without a reson, so I removed it. He/she revert my edit, then BDJP007301 reverted this edit and this user put the move template back. The BlobsPaper.png 03:36, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

23m[edit source]

We have hit 23 million sales. This statistic should be updated on the front page, which still says 22 million was our last milestone. Invicon Command Block.gif DigiDuncan! (talk) Grid Blue Floppy Disk (ComputerCraft).png 15:53, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

This page is for reporting things. Post discussions on:
You can also use the editcopy The BlobsPaper.png 01:58, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Actually, this does belong here, since updating the main page is the admins' task. Just compare the editcopy and the main page. They're out of sync because the admins haven't updated it since about 25 days (!), so this is an admin issue. | violine1101(Talk) 09:37, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Michaelmangino (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Shameless (self-)promotion of a 'SEO-site'. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 12:33, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

IP-hopping vandalism on Ender Dragon[edit source]

Lots of IPs making random deletions or insertions. Anomie x (talk) 12:47, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Please be more specific; Are you asking for the page to be semi-protected, or do you want something else? The BlobsPaper.png 02:55, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Majr figured it out a week ago without your help. I've seen you do this sort of thing several times now, Blobs2, and I think it would be best if you stop trying to tell everyone how to communicate "right". Anomie x (talk) 10:11, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Observer block[edit source]

On the 'Pocket edition alpha 0.15.0' page, people keep going on about observer blocks, although I'm pretty sure it won't be in 0.15.0.Someone even put a texture which is most likely fake. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Robinhoodn64 (talkcontribs) at 6:00, 10 May 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Interwiki table request[edit source]

Since Gamepedia PRO was introduced, Wikis are now able to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. But there's one issue: When clicking on an interwiki, it gives you the plain old HTTP-connection instead of the user-related HTTPS. My question: Can someone please remove in the interwiki table the http:-prefix for the other Minecraft Wiki-Wikis? (I've done it already for the Dutch Wiki) --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 14:28, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Related suggestion: Wikipedia also uses HTTPS, so the corresponding interwiki can be changed accordingly. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:57, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Yep, there still are some resources (especially in CSS files) which are loaded using http links. For example, File:Background.png is loaded using an http link in MediaWiki:Common.css. | violine1101(Talk) 17:46, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
There are some unsafe connections left which can only be changed by Curse. Apart from these, the German Minecraft wiki is mostly HTTPS now by changing http to https in both MediaWiki:Common.css as well as MediaWiki:Hydra.css and Widget:FileUrl. | violine1101(Talk) 18:13, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Ummm... @Violine1101: Not all the user are a PRO. Only users who are a PRO user can use an HTTPS connection. Users who aren't PRO still use HTTP. The best option is to let the browser decide by using, as example, //hydra-media.cursecdn.com/minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/9/90/Minecraft_Wiki_header.svg instead of http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/9/90/Minecraft_Wiki_header.svg and/or https://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/9/90/Minecraft_Wiki_header.svg. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 19:00, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Also non-PRO users can use the media server with HTTPS, so this should not be a problem at all.
I just realized I put that into the false topic, but hey, it's about PRO too. | violine1101(Talk) 20:28, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Done; language interwikis now use protocol-relative URLs. Looking at the interwiki table, I'm wondering if a lot of them could be removed, as they don't seem to have any relevance or use here. -- Orthotopetalk 19:32, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Fix ftb: and gphelp:, please ^_^ A lot of the URLs are just there per default, so some of them are kind of useless. They aren't really taking any space though. -Xbony2 (talk) 12:50, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

two "drops" sections[edit source]

There are 2 "drops" sections on the stray page. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Waspwing (talkcontribs) at 12:09, 19 May 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed. Not an admin, just an editor. There were no editing restrictions on the page. --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 12:18, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Localization issues?[edit source]

Often, on the order of every 15 to 25 pages, I am seeing the page fail with a backtrace, like the following:

[2c675cd5] /index.php?title=Fishing_Rod&curid=2756&diff=979355&oldid=979236 MWException from line 468 of /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/cache  /LocalisationCache.php: No localisation cache found for English. Please run maintenance/rebuildLocalisationCache.php.


#0 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php(369): LocalisationCache->initLanguage(string)
#1 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/cache/LocalisationCache.php(284): LocalisationCache->loadSubitem(string, string, string)
#2 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/languages/Language.php(2658): LocalisationCache->getSubitem(string, string, string)
#3 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/cache/MessageCache.php(839): Language->getMessage(string)
#4 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/cache/MessageCache.php(766): MessageCache->getMessageFromFallbackChain(Language, string, string, boolean)
#5 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/Message.php(1146): MessageCache->get(string, boolean, Language)
#6 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/Message.php(932): Message->fetchMessage()
#7 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Hooks.php(191): Message->isDisabled()
#8 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Hooks.php(98): CirrusSearch\Hooks::overrideMoreLikeThisOptionsFromMessage()
#9 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Hooks.php(58): CirrusSearch\Hooks::initializeForRequest(WebRequest)
#10 [internal function]: CirrusSearch\Hooks::onBeforeInitialize(Title, NULL, OutputPage, User, WebRequest, MediaWiki)
#11 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/Hooks.php(201): call_user_func_array(string, array)
#12 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(181): Hooks::run(string, array)
#13 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(714): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#14 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(508): MediaWiki->main()
#15 /home/hydra/beta_public_html/index.php(41): MediaWiki->run()
#16 {main}

.. or pieces of the page will render like this:

16w20a<sup id="<cite_reference_link_prefix><cite_reference_link_key_with_num><cite_reference_link_suffix>" class="reference" style="white-space:nowrap">[1] is the first snapshot released for 1.10.

.. or the "More", "Share" and "Special" tabs will show as: <vector-more-actions>, <sharing> and <nstab-special>

Is anyone else experiencing this? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:55, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

I am experiencing this too. Is your edit summary intentionally specified as "<newsectionsummary>"? --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 17:10, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
How ironic.. it wasn't intentional, because we don't have the option of entering a summary when we hit "Add Topic". It must have tried to pull the standard string, which would have been, I think, "Localization issues? new section", and failed. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 17:27, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
I got the placeholder text a few times last night, though it seems better recently. -- Orthotopetalk 21:09, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
This appears to be specific to this wiki only; I didn’t caught this error on the Russian section. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 17:25, 21 May 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Spam; mostly edits talk pages as if we are Mojang (and he/she received a talk page message about this). The BlobsPaper.png 03:13, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Only a few edits, and none in the last three days; I don't see a need for any administrator action at this point. -- Orthotopetalk 05:16, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
It appears that Game widow has already blocked the IP address. The BlobsPaper.png 02:35, 1 June 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Spam The BlobsPaper.png 03:01, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Prinjal74 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

(Self-)Promotion of a site and (probably) personal information in their 'About me'-section. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 17:44, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Kabart211 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Uploading a crapton of files with really spammy descriptions (and, to top it off, making Recent Changes almost unreadable). - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 21:03, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Outlooknumber (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Possible sockpuppet of Kabart211 to escape edit block, both uploaded similar types of spam. - 15:47, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

He was blocked by Ortho. --MarioProtIV (talk) 19:03, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Template:ID table outputs wrong names[edit source]

It seems {{ID table}} just does a simple transformation on the item names, so it gives minecraft:wood_planks for "Wood Planks" and minecraft:magma_block for "Magma Block", for example, but those are not the correct names, they are minecraft:planks and minecraft:magma, respectively. The template needs to be changed to show the proper names instead of making such an assumption on the format of the names. nyuszika7h (talk) 16:05, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

There's a nameid parameter which does that:
Icon Dec Hex Name Block
25px 0 0 minecraft:planks Wood Planks
Magma Block.png 1 1 minecraft:magma Magma Block
Sealbudsman talk/contr 16:11, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I see, the planks show up correctly on Data values/Block IDs, it's just the magma block that needs a fix, now I know how to fix it. I didn't notice that when editing the page. nyuszika7h (talk) 16:13, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Don't need to say anything; just look at the username.. Block that user for indef --MarioProtIV (talk) 18:57, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

As it was previously said, by putting a request to block a user with unacceptable (e. g. offensive) username here, it is made more visible, which is not good. There is another user with a similar unacceptable name (with a repeated vowel), but I don’t want to fully tell it because of that reason (administrators can just look up the user registration log anyway). An IRC-or-otherwise channel for non-public administrative issues would be great for this, but either way anyone can contact an administrator by e-mail.
That particular user is already blocked by Orthotope. Why do administrators not reply to topics about issues which were resolved? This makes it look at first glance like these issues aren’t still solved. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 13:07, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Agentbano (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

See about me section. -Xbony2 (talk) 12:15, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Users with unacceptable username[edit source]

This User:Motherfucker15 is an unacceptable username | AndrewAB (talk) 16:01, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

I don't agree with you. MinecraftAdministrator101 (talk) 17:05, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Do you, MinecraftAdministrator101, agree or do not, it is not our matter in the end. Also, the same issue applies to the username of yourself: it appears to be misleading. Going further, I can suspect that your account is a sockpuppet of the user mentioned in the first place. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 17:36, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Rumors of 0.16.0[edit source]

I heard from here that the features listed are going to be in 0.16.0. I myself kinda doubt it, so can someone confirm? (I'd post this on 0.16.0's talk page, but it won't let me)- 22:49, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

This would be better to have put this on the Community portal. But anyway, this is a hoax, 99% sure. One of those pictures is of the Desktop version, one is just an Igloo someone made, one looks like a youtube thumbnail, and the last one is also a screenshot from the Desktop version. Don't add anything! :P -Xbony2 (talk) 23:51, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
The Igloo is indeed an old build someone else made, per reddit. -Xbony2 (talk) 23:53, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
And the command block image was posted nearly four years ago. If it's not coming from a Mojang employee, it's probably fake. -- Orthotopetalk 00:01, 2 July 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Likely sockpuppet of CreeperFan2015 (talkcontribslogsblock log) based on misinformation to Human, Giant and Removed features. --MarioProtIV (talk) 21:53, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Quick note regarding such, is there any way for admins to perform an IP check on users? -BDJP (t|c) 21:56, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, its Special:CheckUser. --MarioProtIV (talk) 21:58, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Only Curse staff have access to it; regular admins such as Goandgoo and myself do not. (Technically there are some admins with the checkuser right, but they haven't been active here for years.) Blocks applied and extended. -- Orthotopetalk 23:57, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Confirming that it is indeed CreeperFan's IP address. MajrTalk
13:38, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

User advertising[edit source]

UserProfile:Russian25 is advertising some travel something. | AndrewAB (talk|contr) 09:59, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Banned. -- Orthotopetalk 15:53, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Same with this UserProfile:Teslacadau | AndrewAB (talk|contr) 10:07, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

And this user: Webdevelopmentpark . | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 17:15, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

User:Aromaazinternational - | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 11:49, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

User:Morikhusain | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 21:37, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

User:Wendycalvo, User:BeckyWHale, User:JohnvStewart, User:SofieHeilmann, User:SusangCottle, User:AyanaDRoss, User:Kittyjhouston, User:Carvalhokau, User:GeorgeGaffan, User:GracecNaylor, User:Anitajblohm, User:GarysCash, User:Lisawprice, User:Jonetoner, User:TimmBlake, User:Kristiansjacobson, User:Lindseybsullivan1, User:Marilynsdwyer1, User:FosterDavide, User:Sheriqgrady, User:EarlkTrapp are ALL ADVERTISING. | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 13:08, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Gee, we should make it so you can't edit your user profile without a CAPTCHA or something. -Xbony2 (talk) 12:07, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
We sure should. These users edit their pages like a house on fire. (my 1000th edit!!!) | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 12:09, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Have they got a bot to add a profile, edit it and save or something? | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 12:13, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
It's not really necessary to list every spam account, since they all show up in the logs. Majr, can we please have user profile edits subject to abuse filter restrictions? -- Orthotopetalk 20:29, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! I though the list was so filled it was gonna explode! | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 23:07, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
The abuse filter only applies to edits, moves, account creation, deletion, and uploads. All other log actions are ignored. User profiles bypass all spam protection, basically. MajrTalk
06:50, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
I've noticed this. :/ To clarify my previous comment, is it possible for Curse to modify the abuse filter so that it also applies to profile edits? If that's not an option, I'd be inclined to disable profiles entirely – I rarely see them used for anything other than spam. -- Orthotopetalk 06:59, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
There's no obvious hooks to allow custom actions to be added, so the extension itself would have to be modified. Doubt Curse wants to maintain their own fork of AbuseFilter and SpamBlacklist, just for the unnecessary profiles feature. MajrTalk
07:23, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh well, let's just keep adding. Won't do us any harm. | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 09:34, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Erm, do you mind a few more? User:Suzannehlott User:Elmhomeandgarden User:MaisieMPoole User:Pearlhcurtis1 User:KatieHCarr User:JoyceKKellar User:GeorgeMEmerson User:WilliamXSmith User:Karenasauve1 User:FinleyGForster User:Nancybwerner, also can't we remove blank accounts that have never edited (like created a blank account and left it for ages) | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 09:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

This has literally become a case of a wack-a-mole. User:Boletobb. Some form of bot checking really needs to be put in place >.> -Xbony2 (talk) 19:49, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
User:Serenajully User:ErmaBRusso User:MirandaKings User:Nevilrossy User:EmilyRAvila User:JuliaEWalton User:DianeKNorman User:AsfourKnipst User:KeilaRYoung User:XavierMansour User:KerriTGould User:Janrhernandez User: KyraBLamb User:FrithWintle User:JoycesHanley User:Lemovski User:Staceyswysocki User:Trentmason User:Evanwalkerds User:HazelRKrok User:DTylerClare Are all advertising. | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 10:12, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

1 more than 0. User:BuyinstagramfollowersUK | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 13:34, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

User:SaffronLopez User:CardosFernan User:ErmaBRusso1 User:Crickshot2016 | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 12:59, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Page: Customized, Section: Trivia, problem: can't fix preset for Amplified[edit source]

Trying to fix the Amplified preset in the Trivia section of the Customized page, on Save produces a Wiki error:

"Something went wrong"

"An automated filter has detected an unwanted word in your edit. As a new user, your action has been disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please post a message on the admin noticeboard or notify an admin directly." 20:01, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Yep. You need to be a User to edit that page. | AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 20:07, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
The filter was being triggered by part of the preset code; it contains a string of characters that we generally don't want on the wiki. Page is fixed, sorry about the inconvenience. -- Orthotopetalk 20:15, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

About Teleporting[edit source]

I am trying to learn about Teleporting... What is wrong with that? I have a screen shot; but is a .png... Do I need to convert it to .jpeg? cc -- Wiki Admin Board -- –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Hwy101 (talkcontribs) at 2:18, 28 July 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

This is a wiki, not a forum. MajrTalk
04:28, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Czech wiki[edit source]

I think it's time a proper Czech language wiki is set up, at minecraft-cs.gamepedia.com (maybe with minecraft-cz.gamepedia.com as a redirect- the correct code is actually cs, but many people use cz because that's the code [ISO 3166 and Internet TLD] used to refer to the Czech Republic). There's a very sufficient amount of pages- 427 of them, and that will only grow with time and newfound visibility. One user, Rechris (talkcontribslogs), has been active translating pages for about a month, and has been around doing translation for much longer, so I think they would make a fine administrator for the project. There's one major issue, though- the main page isn't translated. I'd like to request Rechris to translate it, if he/she/they doesn't mind :) -Xbony2 (talk) 21:38, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I second the motion, and am excited for this idea! – Sealbudsman talk/contr 00:16, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm all for reducing translation clutter on this wiki.
@Rechris: Please confirm if you would like the translation project to be completed and given its own wiki, and then translate the main page, and any pages it links to. MajrTalk
03:52, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Hello, It would be pleasure to translate it to our language, but there are problems. I don´t know about anyone, who can help with translation, but would probably someone found, and the second problem is, that I don´t know, how to make our main page. So if you help or advice, please? :) - Rechris (talk)
I made the proper subpages for it for you, so that should fix that. Don't worry too much about other translators; they'll come. -Xbony2 (talk) 11:03, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank You :) It will be progressively translated. But I still have one more question: It is still necessary to write extension /cz behind references in the article? Or We have to set up a page with Czech title? For example: New page Compass/cz or Kompas? - Rechris (talk)
On the new wiki, you'll want to want to have Czech titles. And you'll want to move the currently existing articles, like Compass/cz -> Kompas. I (and maybe others) will probably try to help you with this. Eventually, when all of the links are correct, you'll want to start deleting the redirects (like Compass/cz). -Xbony2 (talk) 19:37, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Rechris- I think you just need to translate the words "About Minecraft" and "Version history", and it should all be good ^^ -Xbony2 (talk) 11:57, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Translated :) Thank You, I missed it. - Rechris (talk)
Majr -Xbony2 (talk) 19:34, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
There's still plenty of links on the main page which haven't been translated yet. MajrTalk
06:37, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Eh, anything in particular? "Demo" and "Minecraft Realms web" pop out at me, but it looks pretty complete. -Xbony2 (talk) 22:13, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
You can't see all those redlinks? MajrTalk
23:14, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
It will take some time before it will be translated. - Rechris (talk)
I thought you meant the links in general, not the pages in themselves. But yeah, those should probably be translated (which they are being :)). -Xbony2 (talk) 10:40, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Hello guys, sorry, but I must stopped translations for now. - Rechris (talk)

Remove redirects and translated pages from the search bar[edit source]


Honestly, I find this looks way too confusing. We have pages for foreign language translations, and redirects for simple capitalization differences, crowding out actual pages.

Is there a way to hide these? It seems like it might be a bit confusing for newcomers. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 11:46, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Don't believe so. However, we could probably get rid of all those old redirects. We haven't used those titles for years, so there's probably not many external links to them still. MajrTalk
06:26, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
Getting rid of a lot of redirects (or rather, tagging them for deletion). I might create a new section for this in the community portal. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 16:23, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Woah, ok, well I meant the sort of titles like in that picture, useless redirects from old page names that we haven't used for ages (and were never useful names to begin with), but I suppose we could be a bit more aggressive with removing unnecessary redirects...
Don't do mass actions like this on a whim in the future, wait for people to actually agree first. MajrTalk
06:32, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
 Agree to this. I also want to note that if we do this, we should get help from KnightMiner, Majr, Dand0 and NickTheRed37. One of them can have their bot do the task. The BlobsPaper.png 15:10, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Only Majr's one really, as his bot is the only one with an administrator flag. --dand0 (talk) 15:32, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
And please note that Dand0 and I are more active on Russian wiki instead. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 15:38, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Wiki advertisements causing page load issues[edit source]

Hello Admins. There's a pretty glaring issue with browsing this wiki for me, whether I'm logged in or not. In the background, things are being loaded practically all the time. After a while of having a page loaded, it becomes almost impossible to navigate the page because of framerate issues, caused by these things loading in the background. Things never cease to be loaded it seems, even after 5 minutes of being on the page. I'm running Chrome on Windows 10 on a gaming PC with respectable specs from 2013, and my internet is a fairly standard 1.5 MB/sec connection. I've tested this with AdBlock on, and it seems to be fine, however I don't like using it.

Here are some screenshots of Chrome's Network tab from the Inspector.

This is probably beyond your abilities, in which case please escalate it to Curse or whoever because it's quite annoying and makes browsing almost impossible. If this is just an issue on my end, sorry! Any advice would be helpful.


--User:Kris159 (talk | legacy) 10:28, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Current snapshot not on front page[edit source]

The newest snapshot for 1.11, 16w32b, though we have an article for it, is not in the box on the right side of the page. Can someone with privileges add this? Thanks! Invicon Command Block.gif DigiDuncan! (talk) Grid Blue Floppy Disk (ComputerCraft).png 20:45, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Account Problems[edit source]

I have tried to login to my old account at GunslingerN7 but the account, despite multiple attempts, is now inaccessible. I have filed a request at Gamepedia's help desk. In the meantime, can somebody please delete my old account if possible? TheFallenOneGOTH (talk) 22:48, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

I suspect that the problem is due to enforcement of U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (specifically deleting accounts registered by children under the age of 13), of which I myself once became a victim. Judging by the data on your user profile, you were already 13 when joining Minecraft Wiki; did you join any other Curse project beforehand? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 12:50, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
I was 13 when I registered the account - that much is true and if you guys can't delete the old profile that's fine - but the bigger problem right now lies within my user rights because as of now I can't even edit my own userpage due to certain filters. TheFallenOneGOTH (talk) 13:30, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Unable to create new pages in the Mods/Runecraft namespace[edit source]

I'm trying to add information about the new runes in 3.0.x, but it tells me that "as a new user, [my] action has been disallowed" when I try to create a new page, and tells me to "please post a message on the admin noticeboard". So I'm doing that!

FroxicTog (talk) 12:56, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

There's no way to turn off the filters for individual users, but once you make a few more edits to existing pages, you'll no longer be considered a 'new user', so this restriction will be removed automatically. -- Orthotopetalk 17:17, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

AzuRAR2 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Supposed sockpuppet of CreeperFan2015, seeing that the user replied to a comment on Orthotope's talk page regarding CreeperFan, and also creating a user profile for CreeperFan. -BDJP (t|c) 20:52, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

The edit summary to AzuRAR2's edit on CreeperFan2015's user profile: (Created page with "Im now into a new account")Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:34, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Majr, can you look into this, since you're the only admin with checkuser rights? -- Orthotopetalk 02:33, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Different IP, but exact same user agent, probably a sockpuppet. They've also registered a number of other accounts: P145965716 (talkcontribslogsblock log), NDBLaurence (talkcontribslogsblock log), MarleneMusser (talkcontribslogsblock log), and MarceloMathes02 (talkcontribslogsblock log). MajrTalk
06:28, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Randomly getting logged-out[edit source]

I and MinecraftPhotos4U have been noticing in the past half-hour or hour or so, we've been getting logged out repeatedly. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:17, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

And my signature in the preview-box appears to be an IP, pretty often – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:18, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

In my case I automatically get logged back in again. The first time I didn't and it asked me to merge my Curse account or something like that, so maybe my details are in the hands of someone less deserving now. Kind of worrying. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 22:41, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
It just happened again (my watchlist is in an auto-refresh tab, and it presented me with a logged-out login screen, instead of that). And just like what MinecraftPhotos4U said, on the next refresh, I was logged in again. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:58, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Doesn't seem to be happening anymore. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 08:34, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Okay, so I know this is pretty unrelated, but I've been getting a similar effect over at Wikia. So either this is something to do with MediaWiki itself or something much more sinister. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 19:43, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
It was caused by some auth issues with some nodes during the PHP7 migration, it wasn't a client-side issue. MajrTalk
05:39, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Can't create page[edit source]

Hello, I tried to create a page about light gray dye/light gray wool, but after I spent an entire hour making sure I had correct information, a message popped up when I tried to post it that said, and I quote, " An automated filter has detected that you are attempting to create a possibly unwanted page." I believe this is not correct, because on the page about wool, it doesn't show anything about dye or go into detail about any certain wool color. Please change this, because I believe my edit to be constructive and laborious. Yes, I know that filters cannot be changed for specific people, but can an admin please create this page, if it is not to much to ask for. Tartigrade (talk) 18:41, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

There are already articles on dye and wool. The article you were trying to create would not be allowed by our style guide, as everything that was in it is already covered in existing, more complete articles. -- Orthotopetalk 20:01, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps another range block is needed.[edit source]

IPs that have been blocked before are in bold. There may be more than the ones shown here.

These IPs appear to have been vandalising, edit-warring, and making tons of unexplained or unneeded edits for the past three months (maybe longer, not sure).

As for evading blocks: multiple IPs has have been used for block-evading, but they appear to only do around one edit for every block that has been given on the others. -BDJP (t|c) 20:12, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately, those aren't the actual IP addresses. They seem to all be cloudflare addresses, so I'm assuming it's because Gamepedia uses cloudflare that those IPs come up. Even you have used a few of the IPs from the range, blocking that range would in-turn block you. MajrTalk
05:35, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Protecting the Undead page from IP edits[edit source]

Due to constant vandalizing (see Minecraft_Wiki:Admin_noticeboard#Perhaps_another_range_block_is_needed.) on the Undead page, I'm requesting protection against IP edits. Skylinerw (talk) 13:16, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Can't edit page; says I'm trying to add a link when I'm not.[edit source]

I'm trying to edit the Seed (level generation) page so that instead of saying 2^64 possible seeds, it says 2^48 in the technical section and removing the sentence about possible seeds in multiplayer. Whenever I try to do this, it says I can't because I'm inserting a link when I'm not. Can you make the edit for me? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by KittyCrafter156 (talkcontribs) at 1:57, 10 October 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

As far as I can tell, the page is correct. If you enter the world seed yourself, any 64-bit value can be used. -- Orthotopetalk 06:35, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Broken File Upload[edit source]

It seems like the file upload has been broken for a couple of days already (throughout multiple browsers). The following error appears whenever a picture (in this case a png) is uploaded (it does not seem like entering different values changes the outcome).

Exception encountered, of type "InvalidArgumentException"
[c54a27e4b91bec46186e3470] /Special:Upload InvalidArgumentException from line 246 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/Message.php: $key must be a string or an array
#0 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(1391): Message->__construct(NULL, array)
#1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/context/RequestContext.php(457): wfMessage(NULL, ApiMessage)
#2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(705): RequestContext->msg(NULL, ApiMessage)
#3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(697): SpecialPage->msg(NULL, ApiMessage)
#4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(472): SpecialUpload->processVerificationError(array)
#5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(206): SpecialUpload->processUpload()
#6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(479): SpecialUpload->execute(NULL)
#7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(576): SpecialPage->run(NULL)
#8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(282): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)
#9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(745): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#10 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(519): MediaWiki->main()
#11 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
#12 {main}

As far as I can tell from the MediaWiki code (as far as that still applies to this specific fork) this is related to some kind of upload error occurring somewhere along the line. So I'm not entirely sure as to whether the issue could be caused by the file itself (A copy of the image can be found on imgur).

--LordAkkarin (talk) 12:11, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Same thing happening to me on Google Chrome. :(

LeeSpork (talk) 02:50, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Wyatt2050 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Back in June, Wyatt2050 was warned on his talk page by Goandgoo (talkcontribslogsblock log) to not add speculation/false information because of what he was doing to the 0.15.0 page, and said if he did it again there would be consequences including a temporary block, and was blocked for it, as well as abusing multiple accounts.

Today, he removed the warning and discussion about it. After doing that he proceeded to add speculation/false information to the page Pocket Edition Alpha 0.17.0 and attempted to revert war before giving up. Obviously some form of action needs to be taken here, as he as removed a warning and gone against what he was warned not to do. EDIT: I got something a bit wrong, so I edited it, my bad. It should be fine now. Bbob1937 (talk) 22:32, 16 October 2016 (UTC)