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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

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New Curse profile Google+ problems[edit]

Not sure where this should go as it was for all of Gamepedea.
Very few people have pages at +name on G+. its mostly large Company's and youtubers.
Most look like https://plus.google.com/115617982346226991528 (Curse G+) or
https://plus.google.com/b/109401595195673181478/109401595195673181478 (My G+)
--007a83 Talk | Contribs 06:28, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

I would probably advise posting your concern to this Gampedia thread, the curse staff have been replying to various user requests. GoandgooTalk
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07:41, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
For the record, I had no trouble adding my own G+ identifier once I stripped out some extra stuff: https://plus.google.com/108311860365925484486/posts But the field handling could definitely be improved. Right now, you need to make sure the URL ends in /posts. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 11:30, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Mob yo-yo[edit]

On the mechanisms tutorial, there's a section called "mob yo-yo" that doesn't have anything to do with redstone. The section is:
"

This works with any mob that you can place a lead on.

Simply place a lead on a mob and attach it to a High-up Fence post, the mob will dangle and bounce on the lead. If you place the fence post too close to the ground the mob will die from fall damage. Even if you don't, if the mob bounces, it will die when it touches a solid block unless it lands in water.

Yo Yo.png
"

I think it should be removed. 173.73.154.139 13:44, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

I am creating a page on different methods to harvest dragon eggs, and the "Unwanted/New User" notice popped up.[edit]

I am creating a page on different methods to harvest dragon eggs, and the "Unwanted/New User" notice popped up. I am relatively new to wiki pages, and feel this would be a contribution as the Dragon egg page only briefly mentions it. What can I do?

There probably isn't really much of a need for it to have a separate page, add any extra information to the Dragon Egg page itself instead. GoandgooTalk
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10:36, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

New dev version is out![edit]

Can someone please ad the 1.7.10 pre-release to the main page's development link? Thanks! t 1234567890Number c 19:58, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't think 1.7.10 pre3 is the newest one. It is even older than 14w02b :)
–Preceding unsigned comment was added by A20001017 (talkcontribs) at 11 June, 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
1.7.10-pre3 is the newest, but it's not the latest, as it a pre-release for 1.7 instead of 1.8. I don't think we have a place to put a second development version for the PC edition, since it only comes along rarely. --KnightMiner (t|c) 13:55, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Potato Page[edit]

http://www.gamepedia.com/news/423-the-minecontest-win-a-2013-minecon-cape I'm trying to post a page about poisonous potatoes, and the unwanted user thing popped up. Please fix it, thanks :) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 101.164.19.235 (talk) at 09:53, 9 June 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

There's already a page for them: Poisonous Potato. -- Orthotopetalk 18:27, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

two problems[edit]

first is mcpe development ver didn't have correct anchor in template:v(A3 if it's 0.x.x alpha build 3). second is "Version development" in main page should add Pre-classic a20001017Talk 10:53, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

House decorations/building tips page[edit]

Hey I made a page about house decoration called House decoration ideas. It says that it needs approval from the admins. I think the page is helpful, so please take a look at it and see if it meets the acquired speculations to be submitted. Thanks!

Repeated addition of nonexistent snapshots on Development versions[edit]

IPs in the 206.165.4/24 subnet keep adding links to nonexistent versions such as 14w25a to the Version history/Development versions subpage. Maybe the subpage needs edit-protection from unregistered users. —F‌enhl 06:23, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

There's a known vandalbot using that subnet (among others); a dozen individual IPs have already been blocked by the abuse filter. Temporarily banned the whole subnet. -- Orthotopetalk 06:47, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
And here we go again, new vandal edit from 81.218.251.252. —F‌enhl 06:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Delete the external links filter[edit]

A lot of external links are useful.114.54.30.2 09:11, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

And many are spam. The filter will never be removed. -- Orthotopetalk 18:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
There should be some "safe to link" sizes,like minecraft wiki,wikipedia etc. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 118.186.129.142 (talk) at 23:27, 21 June 2014‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
They aren't in the filter, and you'd never need to link to this wiki anyway, because you're already here and can use internal links to other pages. MattTalk
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⎜ 00:00, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

removing the "Navigation Help" section in Tutorials/Shelter types[edit]

This section is useless.118.186.129.8 09:23, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Minecraft Wiki moved[edit]

201902377bob moved this page to User talk:Minecraft Wiki. The page is currently at Minecraft Wiki talk:Minecraft Wiki and cannot be moved back to Talk:Minecraft Wiki. --GreenStone (talk) 16:30, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. -- Orthotopetalk 18:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Creating page[edit]

I have trouble creating page for unwanted pages. Thank you for contributions. Dusty7446 (talk) 16:38, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

[Virus/Exploit] The Minecraft Wiki Website and Flash[edit]

Hello, I am not sure to put this post in the right place. I also speak french, so this post may have translation errors. The Minecraft Wikipedia website allow Flash animations. I found some virus/exploits in them. I just wanted to report.

Thanks.

§ should be changed to & on page Formatting codes[edit]

I couldn't edit page Formatting codes when I wanted to change § to &. When I tried to use § ingame it didn't even work, I had to use &. Please edit that page. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Foxtrotcz (talkcontribs) at 19:41, 29 June 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The page is correct; only section signs (§) can be used to format text in vanilla Minecraft, but they normally can't be entered in-game. If ampersands (&) work to create formatting, you're either using mods or playing on a modded server. -- Orthotopetalk 20:27, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Template:Version out of date[edit]

Template:Version is still set to 14w26c, but the current snapshot is 14w27b. Can this be updated please? I'd do it myself but I lack the necessary permissions.

EthanCentaurai · 09:23, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


 Done MattTalk
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⎜ 09:31, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Update font-family:Minecraft files to support characters like "ß"[edit]

For quite some time now, Minecraft actually themes "ß". Is it possible to support that character in the Minecraft font in the wiki?

/* Minecraft font */
@font-face {
        font-family: Minecraft;
        src: url("http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/hydra/fonts/minecraft.eot?#iefix"),
             url("http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/hydra/fonts/minecraft.woff") format('woff'),
             url("http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/hydra/fonts/minecraft.ttf") format('truetype');
}

Thanks. --eagle3000 (D ~ B) 16:36, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Hm? --eagle3000 (D ~ B) 21:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Still nothing? --eagle3000 (D ~ B) 21:35, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Media player is displayed incorrectly[edit]

For some reason, the media player is incorrectly displaying the last button as <MWE-EMBEDPLAYER-MENU_BTN>. It does not happen if the file is in a collapsible wikitable. It happens on both chrome and opera. Check cow for an example. --KnightMiner (t|c) 21:12, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

That stopped it from overflowing, although it still displays as text rather than an icon --KnightMiner (t|c) 19:14, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Failure to redirect after an edit, causing duplicate sections on talk pages.[edit]

For some reason, often the wiki does not redirect to the page after submitting an edit. For the most part people have been reloading the page, but on talk pages that causes a duplicated section. See here, here, and here. --KnightMiner (t|c) 22:43, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

This is a gamepedia wide issue which is being looked into. MattTalk
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⎜ 12:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Internal error at Special:EditWatchlist[edit]

When I try to unwatch pages by checking boxes at Special:editWatchlist and clicking the "Remove Titles" button at the bottom of the page, I get the following error (and no articles were removed):

munin · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 05:32, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I have the same error, from either EditWatchlist or EditWatchlist/raw. I have to remove pages manually --KnightMiner (t|c) 15:48, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Can't make my own Userpage[edit]

Hi, I can't make my own Userpage? Please can I? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Alfiepops9 (talkcontribs) at 09:57, 12 July 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Install an extension[edit]

Hello, i'm from minecraft-es wiki. We want to install this extension, as it is here.

Who could do it?--Trarsheise (talk) 23:56, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Extensions can only be installed by Curse staff, since it requires local server access. Game widow is the person to talk to. -- Orthotopetalk 01:33, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you =) --Trarsheise (talk) 09:29, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Trollzor696969 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Excessive vandalism on Diamond. —F‌enhl 14:32, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Orthotopetalk 16:27, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

179.176.45.163[edit]

Vandalised TNT. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 20:27, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Error 504 Gateway time-out[edit]

Hello again. I'm from the spanish wiki. I was trying to edit our Community portal but I had problems. Could anyone here help me? That is the error screen:

Error 504 05082014.png

P.S.:Sorry about my bad english. Trarsheise (talk) 23:28, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

This happens on the English wiki too sometimes; I've heard we're sometimes targeted by denial-of-service attacks. Contact Curse support if it happens again. -- Orthotopetalk 18:27, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, Try to contact curse if this happens again. www.curse.com


I must say, This is a very bad problem to edit the Community portal. This error needs to be fixed. GkcnAman

Unwanted/New User[edit]

Hello, I created an account to help Turkish Translation project, but when I try to edit the project page (to change a guideline about translating in unification, I created a pastebin link from translation taken out from Minecraft.jar) it says "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."

The link is here, http://pastebin.com/0Jg8P6xw , you can find things inside in minecraft.jar/lang/en_US and tr_TR. --GkcnAman (talk) 13:02, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't see where exactly the problem is, but my guess is that the filter thought a Turkish word looked too similar to an offensive English word; the link itself isn't an issue. Committed your changes. -- Orthotopetalk 18:27, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

207.161.107.174[edit]

This IPacount has vandalized many pages. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 19:55, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Orthotopetalk 21:50, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

All external links blocked, can't clear notifications[edit]

I can't add external links to websites I previously could link to. The only things I can link to are Wikipedia and goo.gl. Why? Also, I cannot view all of my notifications to see what they are or clear them. Meeples10t ~ c 21:05, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

13w34a and 34b[edit]

They were just released today. May an admin update template:v? PTR_91 (Talk) 15:31, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. -- Orthotopetalk 19:36, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Style guide editnotice[edit]

At Minecraft Wiki talk:Style guide#Video notes, it appears to be consensus that the style guide needs an edit notice. Something to the effect of “Please do not add new style guidelines or make substantial changes without first discussing them on the style guide talk page.” If the docs at mediawikiwiki:Help:Edit notice are correct, an edit notice for the style guide only can be created at MediaWiki:Editnotice-4-Style guide. —F‌enhl 06:49, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


 Done. MajrTalk
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⎜ 06:56, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Version template linking to wrong version[edit]

The Version template, when set to Weekly, has been linking to the Beta 1.8 pre-releases instead of the 1.8 pre-releases. BoxFigs (talk) 21:05, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

pdf as image[edit]

I have asked this question in the german wiki already, but maybe you have some ideas. I created a pdf version of the brewing chart which is smaller, contains scalable vector graphics and might be easier to translate. You can find it on my "user wiki" site. Unfortunately I can't include it as a "normal" image as described in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial#DjVu_and_PDF_files by using the optional "page" parameter. That's why I still prefer the pixel-based-png-version. Do you see any reason why this pdf is not shown as image on this wiki, and/or can you request support of this pdf-view-feature the wikipedia provides? Otherwise I'm going to remove this pdf again to prevent synchronization of multiple files with same content. Endernose (talk) 10:02, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Why would you want to use a pdf?? Just use SVG. MajrTalk
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⎜ 11:53, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Because of the editability (translatability) of the contained texts. Also there are some pixel graphics within the image but SVG is for vector graphics only as far as I know. The pdf contains both. Endernose (talk) 12:42, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Just tried to save as SVG: it works with embedded bitmap images and texts are stored as plaintexts within the file. I can change them with a texteditor. But file size is larger than PNG (SVG:672KB, PNG:380KB, PDF:94KB). So I still prefer PDF-support but SVG might be an option. Endernose (talk) 17:19, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Most programs generate bloated SVGs with a lot of unnecessary data. Try running it through SVG Optimiser or SVG Cleaner and see if that makes the file size more reasonable. -- Orthotopetalk 20:01, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
The filesize doesn't matter because it's rasterized anyway. MajrTalk
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⎜ 22:55, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
I made a comparison of the PNG and SVG at my user site. As you can see for small resolutions (width=500) the font looks different and some texts are overflowing the boxes. On higher resolution (width=1100) svg-texts are not leaving their boxes and images look quite equal. I probably have to play with different fonts and improve the layout, but I don't want to do that right now and I don't like this rendering behavior in this case. I never noticed something similar in PDF-documents so far. So I still would prefer PDF, is there any chance? Otherwise thanks for you help. Endernose (talk) 06:26, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
I would rather avoid PDF. SVGs are easier to edit, which is pretty important for a wiki. And the extension that wikipedia uses rasterizes to a low quality JPEG, which would be useless for that image. MajrTalk
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⎜ 02:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Czech subdomain[edit]

Hello,

The Czech wiki project already has 400+ pages, wouldn't it be time for their own subdomain at minecraft-cs.gamepedia.com? I'd love to help copying it to the new place. — TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 18:32, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

And maybe it is too early, but what are the criteria? Orthotope, Majr and GoandgooTheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 18:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
The main page, and any pages it links to need to at least be translated, and you need an active community. One person can't run a wiki on their own. MajrTalk
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⎜ 02:31, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

old RSS feed order sometimes off[edit]

My user page has the RSS feed for the forum news that used to be in the old sidebar. Lately I've noticed sometimes the order is weird.

In particular, I'm not sure if it's just the feed that's off or if there is some upstream problem that might be causing this and other issues... Any ideas? GufNZ (c: (talk) 02:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Recent update broke Extension:DynamicPageList[edit]

Currently, any uses of #dpl, are returning and error "Unknown parameter '[empty string]' is ignored", instead of simply ignoring it. In the case where the first parameter is not set, it returns the error twice. --KnightMiner (talk) 22:57, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

That portion should be fixed. There was a logic error that was carried over from code refactoring. Azxiana (talk) 05:54, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

CSS errors[edit]

A couple of errors with the css after the update. First, when clicking the watch icon, it takes a duplicate of the grass side with it as it spins. Second, when hovering over the more options menu, the the grass texture slides up with a duplicate below.

--KnightMiner (talk) 00:51, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

There also is extra whitespace on the top and bottom of the title bar of navigation templates using loadbox-navbox, but only when transcluded. --KnightMiner (talk) 01:46, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Curse has a forum thread for upgrade-related issues, which may be a better place for this, since it probably affects several wikis. -- Orthotopetalk 01:59, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I was just on my way back here after seeing your post there. My concern was whether that was caused by our personal css, or the new update. I'll mention it there. --KnightMiner (talk) 02:04, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
This fix is being rolled out now to all Minecraft Wiki languages :) Cblair91 ~ Wiki Manager talk 14:07, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Both errors are fixed, although I noticed the edges of the tabs are now 90°, rather then a diagonal angle. Is that temporary as problems are worked out, or a new problem? --KnightMiner (talk) 02:51, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Search bar[edit]

Hello, could a local administrator here tell me if the search bar is correctly positioned/styled, as it may have broken since the 1.23 upgrade.

Many thanks, Kris. Cblair91 ~ Wiki Manager talk 14:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

It's a little bit too high (maybe 10 pixels?) and the magnifier icon has changed; the screenshot here shows how it used to look. -- Orthotopetalk 16:52, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks, adding a patch for it now :) Cblair91 ~ Wiki Manager talk 20:49, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
On a similar note, the Notifications icon is off-centred, see here. GoandgooTalk
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02:06, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
My notification area also looked like that, until I cleared my cache, then it appeared as the star, with no odd line at the right. --KnightMiner (talk) 02:30, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Clearing the cache seems to have done the trick! But the search bar icon is still off though, and it seems like it acts as a button for most of the search bar, only the very far left can actually be used for search functionality. GoandgooTalk
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02:43, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
This was fixed by Majr, however the positioning is still off which I will be patching soon :) Cblair91 ~ Wiki Manager talk 07:54, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
The positioning looks correct to me. Browser? MajrTalk
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⎜ 02:30, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Unallowed/New User error on new Project[edit]

Hi. I was creating a page for blueprints of Abandoned Mineshafts when the wiki gave me a Disallowed page/New User error. There was nothing bad in it, the text was as follows (I copied to clipboard) : Welcome to the Abandoned Minecraft Blueprint Project! This project focuses on the blueprints of mineshafts, which, contrary to popular belief, can be restored and used. These blueprints are for people who like mineshafts and want to extend them. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Redstonian6 (talkcontribs) at 15:49, 13 September 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Page created, you'll need to make a few more edits to remove the restriction on creating new pages. -- Orthotopetalk 19:13, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Captcha when visiting site[edit]

I am finding myself having to go thru this Captcha on almost every new visit. Why is this happening?

10.90.59.41[edit]

Block him, excessive vandalism on enchanted book. ♥ LauraFi ♥ (talk) 22:03, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

50.141.212.168 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

He's making nonsense edits and redirects. I need an admin to intervene. Thanks! –Naista2002Talk
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14:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I was just trying to help out. 50.141.212.168 14:42, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Then do it in a good way. Don't add these non-sense redirects like Entity 303, Fish monument or Emerald gems. I very quickly tagged them all for deletion. You may need to consult the wiki rules page once more. –Naista2002Talk
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14:46, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

190.255.141.101[edit]

Vandalism in the formatting codes page, block him. ♥ LauraFi ♥ (talk) 02:26, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Typo on the Main page[edit]

News and Changes - Recent updates - Septemper 2 , fix it!!!

User page glitch[edit]

Hello. I've protected my page with a special technology, but now, some of my pages, and including my main one, are in the templates category. How to remove them from the category? –Naista2002Talk
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18:23, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Ouh, I forgot to fix a link to the category. Sorry for any trouble :) –Naista2002Talk
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18:24, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

192.168.10.254[edit]

Adding spam on Hardware performance. I'm also unable to revert it because I'll be "deleting a section". 50.141.212.168 20:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

It seems another user reverted his/her edit. Can you please delete this section? 50.141.212.168 20:46, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

173.55.172.35, 99.50.194.51, and 107.184.34.0[edit]

They've been making a load of vandalism on Dirt and The Nether, in which I've just recently reverted it all. Some of the things they did were about marijuana jokes, STDs, and oddly, thinking that dirt was an actual animal. --BDJP007301 (t|c)

Blocked. -- Orthotopetalk 01:37, 1 October 2014 (UTC)