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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.

Before posting an issue here, please consider the following:

  • This page is for reporting wiki issues. Please post discussions on the talk page.
  • Post only issues that require administrative action, i.e. blocking vandals, protecting pages, restoring deleted pages etc.
  • Do not post deletion requests here. Deletion requests should be made by adding {{delete|reason}} to the top of the target page, which will then automatically mark the page as a candidate for deletion.
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  • Mediation requests between users should only be made once a resolution could not be reached between users.
  • For issues regarding the use of this wiki, please see our help center.
  • For issues with filters preventing edits from being saved: Filters are not able to be disabled for specific people. At best, an admin can perform the edit themselves for you. "New user" filters expire after you make some edits around the wiki (some require you to be logged in).

In case of vandalism, posting about it here is low priority. Revert it first, anyone can do so. If the vandal created a new page, tag it for deletion. Assume good faith and consider leaving a message on that user's talk page to explain the reason. Post here only if the user has made several disruptive edits and/or persists despite a warning. Always avoid a revert war with the vandal; it is far better to wait until an admin has a chance to intervene. If a user must be reported here, please use {{user}}, preferably as the topic subject/headline.

Please post new topics at the bottom of the page by clicking the "add topic" tab above.

Current issues

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Totem of Undying[edit source]

High traffic page. Please semi-protect it. The BlobsPaper.png 17:06, 31 December 2016 (UTC)


 Resolved, by Goandgoo--64.237.148.212 15:58, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

AirportTransfer (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

User advertising. The BlobsPaper.png 19:47, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Does that means funny/unneceptable username? or maybe other thing?--72.50.80.190 00:40, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
I mean using their profile for advertising. See MCW:Wiki rules#5. The BlobsPaper.png 01:16, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

161.73.255.129 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Spam/editing talk page comments. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 21:38, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

The user is also changing the name of this section to avoid getting blocked. Admins, take action immediately. The BlobsPaper.png 23:02, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Resolved by Majr. Many thanks, and my apologies for the massive disruption of this page's edit history. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 00:39, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

5.63.151.28 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Editing the Admin noticeboard with malevolent intent. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 01:38, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Resolved by Majr. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 17:34, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

77.169.39.198 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Rule#2 Spam. The BlobsPaper.png 17:21, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

82.1.161.62 on Dragon's Breath[edit source]

Put an unknown image and slime with chicken. Semi-protect that page and block that user--65.23.244.248 20:01, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

It appears that this user vandalized two pages. Just block their IP address. The BlobsPaper.png 20:19, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
How an anonymous user can block anonymous users?--65.23.244.248 18:47, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Blobs2 was not suggesting you block them, he was suggesting that an admin block them. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:49, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Anonymous users and registered users alike cannot block other users without being in the Administrator group. There are several other groups that allow user blocks, but generally "administrator" is the most common. In addition, unless you are logged in and are an administrator, you cannot block anyone. — Maethoredhel (TalkContribsLogs) 18:51, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Who is following my Vandal report and my semi-protect for Dragon's Breath?--67.224.202.157 19:22, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Likely, no admin took any action because none was needed. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:01, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
The person stopped editing, so we don't need to block them. The BlobsPaper.png 02:22, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Everyone revert IP edits. Please semi-protect that page--66.50.13.165 19:07, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Actually, you are right. The page has receiving frequent vandalism lately. Can an admin semi protect it? The BlobsPaper.png 19:21, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Blobs2!--64.237.158.48 19:29, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Is it just me or no admin takes action on IP requests (No offense)--173.215.232.156 21:55, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

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It is weird. The vandalism continues, one of which was reverted by Orthotope. The BlobsPaper.png 22:14, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

There is nothing to be done. That page is not being vandalised particularly frequently, no more so than any other page. The particular user you singled out made a few edits and left, there's no point blocking them unless they come back with the same IP. MajrTalk
Contribs
02:48, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Maryhunt (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Rule#5: Advertising. The BlobsPaper.png 04:39, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Cravenandhargreaves (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Rule #5: Advertising. — Maethoredhel (TalkContribsLogs) 15:27, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

General discussion regarding Cymonah2[edit source]

Hallo! I wanted to bring this page to attention as it seems to hold some importance in regards to a user we harbor. I am not by any means seeking to offend, harass, or otherwise bring down Cymonah2 (talkcontribslogsblock log), but this Wikipedia page seems to hold a great deal of importance. For reference: wp:Sockpuppet investigations/Cymonah2. It would seem that this is the same user, as the somewhat unintelligible English within their edits match that of which can be found on Wikipedia under the same name. Additionally, the case was closed only two days ago, meaning that this is all fairly recent. I have a suspicion regarding a previous user that was here on the wiki about a year ago, by the name of CreeperFan2016. The reason for this being that Cymonah2, in the History section of their userpage, states "CreeperFan2016 Now Buy The Full Game". I wish to publicly ask Cymonah2 if the Wikipedia case is indeed them, and if they have ever had any previous affiliation with the Minecraft Wiki under any username. Regards, — Maethoredhel (TalkContribsLogs) 15:42, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Pardon the expression, but I generally feel that this editor is following a pattern of wp:Disruptive editing. I commented on his talk page with a welcome, and he afterwards blanked the page and added other things back in. Additionally, this editor has made several other unnoticed modifications to other users' talk pages, which can be verified by checking Special:Contributions/Cymonah2. — Maethoredhel (TalkContribsLogs) 16:03, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict) The user also uploaded three images without using them. I have marked two of them for deletion, and I should probably do the same for the third. I have put a message on their talk page, so we should wait for a response before blocking them. The BlobsPaper.png 16:13, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Further evidence against him: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Cymonah2&diff=prev&oldid=750022011. There is clearly a pattern, checking this diff here on the Minecraft Wiki. — Maethoredhel (TalkContribsLogs) 16:16, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Actually, checking the upload log, they uploaded a lot of images without using the images. The BlobsPaper.png 16:48, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Might as well, they've been blocked multiple times and just continue to make useless, nonsensical edits (even when they're blocked, thanks to user profiles...). MajrTalk
Contribs
10:59, 16 January 2017 (UTC)


Lisaguinan[edit source]

Spam. Storymodefan0315 (talk) 04:20, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Possible copyright violation[edit source]

I was creating a new page to describe the Seed Picker, an exclusive feature of Pocket Edition that lets users create a world from pre-selected seeds obtained from user-generated content on (I think) Xbox Live. The UI displays thumbnails of the generated worlds, so I uploaded the images (which turned out to be full-size images, not thumbnails) to display in a table or gallery and marked them as Mojang-copyrighted since I uploaded them from a game folder. However, on further investigation I discovered that the game downloads these images from a Microsoft server (https://ugcorigin.s-microsoft.com), so now I'm concerned that these may be copyrighted by Microsoft instead in which case we can't use them on the wiki if I'm not mistaken. The files are:

I'm bringing this to Admin attention so you can delete them if you agree that we can't use them. – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 16:29, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Minecraft screenshots are freely usable on this wiki. Just make sure to put {{license Mojang}} on the file pages, move the files to more descriptive names, and use the files on pages. The BlobsPaper.png 17:03, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Please rename the files, the current names are meaningless and way too long (72 characters without extension.) --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 17:30, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Since Auldrick uploaded the files and knows what they are, he/she should be the one to move the files. The BlobsPaper.png 18:51, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

 DoneAuldrick (talk · contribs) 20:30, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

1.12[edit source]

Anonymous users posting spam and unsourced information. Page needs to be semi protected. The BlobsPaper.png 01:51, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Minecraft Forum News RSS feed update[edit source]

Could an admin update the link in MediaWiki:Rss Whitelist to "http://www.minecraftforum.net/news.rss"? The current link seems to have been changed and no longer works. -Sonicwave (talk|c) 01:53, 26 January 2017 (UTC)


 Done MajrTalk
Contribs
07:04, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

New administrator on Russian Minecraft Wiki[edit source]

BloodCaster of the Russian Minecraft Wiki has been promoted there by AttemptToCallNil to an administrator after a discussion (link, logs). I request promoting BloodCaster to a “director” on this, English wiki (he was already added by AttemptToCallNil here); that will allow him to participate in inter-section talks at Minecraft Wiki talk:Directors should they require him. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:14, 26 January 2017 (UTC)


 Support The BlobsPaper.png 15:09, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
That’s not something to be voted for or against, that’s a standard procedure. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 13:33, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Majr or Dinoguy1000: Can one of you promote the user. The BlobsPaper.png 22:43, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
Contribs
07:04, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 13:54, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

More file blacklisting[edit source]

There are images with the prefix "Screen shot", which currently are not blacklisted. The BlobsPaper.png 22:57, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

173.184.64.227 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Vandalism. The BlobsPaper.png 04:19, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

96.233.61.187 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Vandalism. The BlobsPaper.png 04:27, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Cheriehebb (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Advertising on their profile. The BlobsPaper.png 04:29, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

No longer official[edit source]

For a long time now, https://minecraft.net/en-us/help/ has considered this wiki an UNOFFICIAL HELP RESOURCE, but it is still labelled as an "Official Wiki" on the top left, on the Gamepedia bar. Maybe an admin and/or Curse should consider removing that, since it is kind of screwed up to trick readers into thinking this is official. OSX Plays (talk) 19:55, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

From 2011 to 2016, this wiki (along with the forums) was listed as an "official resource" at http://www.minecraft.net/community. My guess is that they changed this section during the site redesign because someone at Microsoft insisted that any site not owned and controlled by Microsoft can't be listed as 'official'. If this really bothers you that much, get a public statement from someone at Mojang about it, and then contact Curse directly; admins here can't change the Curse toolbar. -- Orthotopetalk 21:05, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

‎159.180.69.* IP Range and 198.180.187.31[edit source]

There have been numerous instances of vandalism by multiple IP addresses coming from the same IP range: 159.180.69.*. The vandalism campaign started with 159.180.69.31, then 159.180.69.32 (though their only edit did contribute to the page), and finally as 159.180.69.35 (who also vandalized the same page in the same way as .31). Furthermore, there was another recent rogue edit to the Lava page by ‎198.180.187.31, which belongs to the same service provider and region as the other IP's. From this information, it seems all of these edits were made by the same user. I'd suggest a temporary ban from editing on those IP ranges. Jocopa3 (talk) 21:17, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

159.108.69.* seems to be some sort of proxy or accelerator, as there are quite a few different IPs going through it. Only 159.180.69.31 and 159.180.69.35 seem to be the same user, as they have the same IP address behind the proxy. MajrTalk
Contribs
23:46, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Abuse filter needed[edit source]

Lots of unregistered users making edits like this one, which are likely people editing for the sake of editing. These edits serve no purpose and just clutter the recent changes. We need an abuse filter that prevents them. The BlobsPaper.png

They keep happening, like in this edit, and they only annoy recent changes patrollers. Can Majr create such a filter. The BlobsPaper.png 00:14, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Again i saw another one at the World of Color Update page. Storymodefan0315 (talk) 04:16, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
That particular one happened to be valid – Sealbudsman talk/contr 12:10, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
What is the purpose of these edits? The BlobsPaper.png 13:51, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
The particular edit on the World of Color page, that editor placed a space after a comma, which is correct. The two other edits reported before that, I can't guess the purpose and I do support adjusting the abuse filter if that is possible.Sealbudsman talk/contr 17:01, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Also that second edit mentioned seems like it's a person who just wanted good readability: leaving one space above and below the header lines. Not worth someone's time to do, maybe -- but certainly not worth reverting, as it was an improvement, however small. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:44, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

 Disagree — If the edits aren't against the rules, don't vandalize the articles, and don't amount to a DOS attack, then leave them be. They may be new users testing how the editing process works, aborted attempts at larger edits, etc. and "filtering" them may discourage people from becoming future editors. Patrolling these kinds of edits is just the (minor) cost of a wiki "anyone can edit". —munin · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 18:35, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Didn't think of that; good point. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:44, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Adding to Stronghold Structure Blueprints[edit source]

When going ahead and adding the Straight Staircase to the Minecraft_Wiki:Projects/Structure_Blueprints/Stronghold page, changing
"=== Straight Staircase === \n Work in progress!! \n //layered blueprint stuff}}"
to
"{{LoadPage|Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Structure Blueprints/Stronghold/Straight Staircase|Straight Staircase|h3}}"
the new user filter blocks me as I was "deleting" a section, when really changing the section to include Minecraft_Wiki:Projects/Structure_Blueprints/Stronghold/Straight_Staircase in the page. So, if anyone can edit it, that be nice.


 Done by JEC6789. The BlobsPaper.png 05:02, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Blocked from creating new pages[edit source]

Hi admins, I'm a new user of this Gamepedia and I was hoping to expand on the Thaumcraft pages. I'm trying to create new pages like the Thaumonomicon and an automatic filter directed me to voice this concern to this noticeboard. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! --SirMoogle (talk) 20:47, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

The abuse filters are set up so that it is very difficult for new users to create pages. Try creating the page again once you are autoconfirmed. The BlobsPaper.png 23:00, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

 Resolved. Thanks for the info. --SirMoogle (talk) 00:04, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

161.73.255.129 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Crude humor, I also caught him saying to Maethoredhel "go away" Seriously, that's crude humor--67.224.209.34 20:33, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

There have been no edits from that IP since it was blocked over a month ago. I see no current issue that needs to be addressed here. --Orthotopetalk 20:42, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Orthotope said it well - that IP was blocked a month ago, and hasn't bothered the Wiki since. — Maethoredhel (TalkContribsLogs) 01:03, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

216.66.6.109 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Request IP block for constant vandalism. DSquirrelGM

03:29, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

The person just stopped vandalizing, so they don't need a block. Also, please use "Add topic". The BlobsPaper.png 04:33, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Hungary Wiki[edit source]

Dear admin team! I don't know, that you know, but lots of deficiencies and should be deleted page in hungarian language wikipedia. I'm trying to do, but I can't delete the pages, and the hungarian bureaucrat and admins offline. Therefore I would ask to you, that you can give me admin? --GDK555 (talk) 15:54, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

If an entire wiki needs to be deleted, contact Curse, not an admin. The BlobsPaper.png 18:49, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Blobs2, you are taking it wrong. The Hungarian user wants to delete pages on that wiki, not the wiki itself: that would seem absurd, although the activity is quite low.
GDK555, I can’t speak for admins here, since I’m not one of them (even more, I’m not an active editor of this wiki, mostly working on the Russian one), but, if you will prove yourself as a capable and responsible participant of the Hungarian wiki who can be trusted, you may become an administrator and try to make your wiki prosper even more, although the Hungarian community is quite small. — NickTheRed37 (talk) 16:22, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Edit warring on Renewable resource[edit source]

Lots of users removing content without explanation, then removing it again after their edit is reverted. A two-week protection should solve the problem. The BlobsPaper.png 03:57, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

I should note here that in the specific edit which I reverted, which a user reverted back, that user was correct, I was mistaken. It was correct to remove that PE table row about the Purpur block related items, because of the 1.0 update to the game. Maybe someone can double check me on that.
However, yes there are a heck of a lot of others where nobody seems to be explaining their deletions. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 04:57, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Chorus trees are renewable, but they must be planted on end stone, which is not renewable because respawning the ender dragon requires non-renewable glass. Glass is only renewable with trading, which Pocket Edition doesn't have. The BlobsPaper.png 15:24, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Actually, the edit warring has ended automatically, so we do not need to protect the page. The BlobsPaper.png 01:43, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Profile spamming[edit source]

There are some user using their profile to spam, such as Claudiaprana, LaffertyGallagherAndScottLLC and AramiLawOfficePC.Is there any way to stop them?SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill.png 12:19, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Nope. User profiles have been a spam magnet since they were added, and since they're not real edits they are completely uncontrollable. Even blocking them doesn't prevent them from editing their profiles, which is why we usually don't bother now. MajrTalk
Contribs
08:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Possible vandalism[edit source]

Insxndis (talkcontribslogsblock log) has been making possibly malicious edits. Please watch for this user and block them if necessary. The BlobsPaper.png 17:58, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Error message when uploading a file[edit source]

On the Talk:Woodland_mansion#Found_a_room_that.27s_not_on_the_main_page. talk page, user Quavelen reported seeing a stack trace sometime while trying to upload an image. Thanks. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 13:42, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

This is the exact same error that has been reported multiple times before (1, 2, 3), but it has yet to be reproduced so it can be fixed. I've reported it yet again. MajrTalk
Contribs
09:59, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
In common between all of these reports is that they are very new users, and at least in one case, a user has said the problem went away once they were autoconfirmed. It may be relevant? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:37, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Maybe it's not the whole story, if it's relevant at all. This fresh account doesn't have problems going to an Upload page. Sealbudsman2 (talk) 18:41, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Filter changes[edit source]

Hi, I wanted to create a documentation page for the Module:Blast resistance values. But the filter did not allow me to do this. Please create this page. The content of the page is below. VirysD25 (talk) 12:31, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

{{documentation header}}
<!-- Documentation here -->
This module contains a list of Blast resistances for the [[block]]s.

<includeonly>
<!-- Template categories/interwiki here -->
[[ru:Модуль:Значения взрывоустойчивости]]
</includeonly>
<noinclude>
<!-- Documentation categories/interwiki here -->
[[ru:Модуль:Значения взрывоустойчивости/док]]
</noinclude>

 Done Page creation is designed to be difficult for new users. It will be easier once you are autoconfirmed. The BlobsPaper.png 14:10, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

May - Oct Archive[edit source]

Could someone complete the archive of the page I was attempting to do: to list Minecraft_Wiki:Admin_noticeboard/Archive_26 as a page in Minecraft_Wiki:Admin_noticeboard/header, and then to protect that Archive 26 page? Thanks, – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:44, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Possible harassment[edit source]

There was a recent edit on the enchanting talk page with offensive content. Please delete the edit, and block the user if they continue to post similar edits. The BlobsPaper.png 00:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Clean up the last of the Greek redirects[edit source]

There are still a good few (now broken) redirects that need deleting. Have edited them so they should all appear in recent changes. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 15:20, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Putting them in the recent changes is not necessary because they are already in the broken redirects list, and I marked them for deletion. The BlobsPaper.png 23:49, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Protect Pocket Edition 1.1[edit source]

Lots of anonymous users adding information that is either already mentioned or downright false. The BlobsPaper.png 16:18, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Template:ItemSprite[edit source]

Could that template please be unlocked for registered users? I notice none of the other sprite sheets are locked. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 02:01, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

It isn't specifically, however it's used on the main page, so it is automatically uneditable by users. MajrTalk
Contribs
12:13, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Hm. Could a different, dedicated sprite sheet be used for the main page instead? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 13:02, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Barring any objection, I'll make: Module:FrontPageSprite, Module:FrontPageSprite/IDs, Template:FrontPageSprite and File:FrontPageSprite.png, then sample it in the front page editcopy. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:36, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Should I assume the sprites (
Compass
) are showing blank (no lua error), due to a caching issue? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 16:44, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
 ??? so, unsetting 'stylesheet' in the module arguments all of a sudden made it work.
So now the front page doesn't have to cascade-protect Template:ItemSprite! See it at work in Minecraft_Wiki/editcopy. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 17:35, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, stylesheet tells the sprites to use CSS to determine the image instead of setting it in the style parameter. It makes the sprite sheets a lot more efficient when there are many calls, but with how few calls there are on the main page it shouldn't be too much of an issue unless an admin wants to add the CSS for it. KnightMiner · (t) 04:04, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
ItemSprite is now generally editable. MajrTalk
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09:47, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation and support! – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:56, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism on "World of Color Update"[edit source]

There is an IP-address which seems to want to vandalize the World of Color Update. I've undone some changes a few times already. Holroy (talk) 21:03, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism by 73.69.41.13 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

The Saddle page was replaced with garbage. Undid changes. Do you want notifications on all such page deletion actions, or do you catch them using other means? Holroy (talk) 00:18, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

(I am not an admin but..) we only need to get the admins involved when there is a persistent effort of rulebreaking, either at a large scale that is burdensome for normal editors to simply revert, or a pattern over a span of time. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 01:24, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Can't remove a accidently created section.[edit source]

Hello, I'm a new user and I created accidently a new section and I can't remove him. It's on the Spawn Chunks page, the section "The area".–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Touche159 (talkcontribs) at 11:53, 15 April 2017 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~


 Resolved by Orthotope. The BlobsPaper.png 02:52, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Beans1512[edit source]

He undid my edit to Template:Pocket Edition versions two times without an explanation. Storymodefan0315 (talk) 09:20, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

That looks like a small edit war. The user does not need to be blocked. Instead, we need to discuss what icon to use. I would support the woodland explorer map. The BlobsPaper.png 13:56, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
I do not dislike woodland explorer maps. However, it is early to decide now.--Beans1512Talk/Contribs 22:32, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Since there are already multiple development versions, the version is not likely to have any unknown features, and there definitely will not be any major features. The BlobsPaper.png 01:18, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Although some doubt remains ... But it will be nice. I agree with woodland explorer maps.
Also, I am very sorry that I was asked to block. I think he (Storymodefan0315) has to apologize to me.--Beans1512Talk/Contribs 10:46, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Actually, lots of users make mistakes about who needs to be blocked. The BlobsPaper.png 13:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry. This is the first time that I was asked to block ...--Beans1512Talk/Contribs 14:07, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
At it again. AvidRedstoneUser (talk) 13:43, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Are you angry? Well, even if I do not plan to make you a friend.--Beans1512 (talk) 14:00, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Protect Pocket Edition 1.1[edit source]

Lots of IP speculation, particularly relating to the release date. The BlobsPaper.png 13:30, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Hopbopgamer also does the same.
Pocket Edition 1.2 should probably get the same treatment, keeps getting created. - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 10:24, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

 Support The BlobsPaper.png 13:48, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

repointing links on {{blocks}} and {{items}}[edit source]

Per Template_talk:Blocks#.22Blocks.22_title, could we get the title parameters of the {{blocks}} and {{items}} templates to point to Block and Item respectively, rather than to Blocks and Items? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 00:24, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


 Done GoandgooTalk
Contribs
01:25, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! – Sealbudsman talk/contr 02:47, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

VeenM64 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

There was a file (this one) that the user supposedly had requested for deletion three weeks ago. After no response, it appears said user is angry, violating rule #3 (with this comment) and making a page that is obviously spam. -BDJP (t|c) 20:58, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

I'd like it to be deleted for one (surprisingly simple) reason: it's a duplicate of SmallCropFarmIsometric.png. VeenM64 (talk) 21:08, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, there was absolutely no reason for you to get angry over ANY of this. You simply should've just talked to an administrator (calmly) regarding why the page needs to be deleted. Heck, you clearly should've had second thoughts before posting any of this. Unfortunately, these actions by you will most likely have consequences. -BDJP (t|c) 21:22, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
That's exactly what I did on the file talk page, but absolutely nothing was done. I even once mentioned Orthotope's name on it in an effort to attract attention, but even that didn't help. :( VeenM64 (talk) 16:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Alright cool your jets, everybody... Let's just put a {{delete}} tag on the File page, and call it a day.
VeenM64: all you have to do is put a {{delete}} header at the top of the page, then it goes into a queue for the admins, and someone will delete it when they do a sweep. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:29, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm still trying to figure out why you uploaded the same file a second time instead of just moving the original one. Also, making disruptive and borderline abusive edits is not a good way to get wiki staff to do what you want. -- Orthotopetalk 07:05, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I just wanted to start fresh with a new upload so that I could make a better image description, as well as giving it a proper Mojang license. VeenM64 (talk) 16:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
For future reference, you can edit a file's description (and license templates) just the same as any other page, by clicking the "Edit" tab when viewing the file's page. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:15, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The duplicate image and the page have both been deleted. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:35, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Request[edit source]

I've got a bot called Ffbot and it's working on well in Chinese Minecraft Wiki. Please add it to the bot usergroup,thanks! -- Ff98sha (talk) 08:55, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

For what purpose? -Xbony2 (talk) 09:48, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
For adding interwikis, fixing typos and so on.-- Ff98sha (talk) 05:15, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
@Majr: I've seen many repeated work done by users, that may tiring and sometimes with mistakes. Why don't you just hire my bot :-) -- Ff98sha (talk) 14:55, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
We already have numerous members with bots (myself included) that can perform any requested tasks. MajrTalk
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JohnHOne[edit source]

Insults in User talk:MinecraftPhotos4UStorymodefan0315 (talk) 10:06, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Uh... you're about three years late? - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 11:59, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Oh.Storymodefan0315 (talk) 06:01, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

File:Villager.png is bugged[edit source]

File:Villager.png is bugged due to the file moved to File:Farmer Villager.png by Oakar567. Please fix. DentedHarp90041t 06:14, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

For some reason, Oakar567 did a copy and paste move instead of an actual move. An admin will need to copy the content back and move the image the correct way, deleting the existing version. The BlobsPaper.png 13:22, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Actually, it was a proper move. A history merge will be required. The BlobsPaper.png 13:36, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Defeating the ender dragon[edit source]

In Tutorials/Defeating the ender dragon, I tried to remove all the info about using splash potions of harming - because, as it rightly says at the end of the article, "as of 1.9 [...] Splash Potions of Harming are useless".

My edit was disallowed, it says,

"An automated filter has detected that you are attempting to remove a section of this page. 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"

Please remove all the parts that mention using harming pots. It's misleading otherwise, there's no point discussing it throughout then saying at the end that they're useless.

Thanks. 86.20.193.222 11:53, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

What is the name of the section you tried to remove? The BlobsPaper.png 13:58, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

"Splash Potion of Harming Pros" and "...Cons".

There are some other bits that need removing too, e.g. in "Before Entering", the bullet-point "A splash potion of Harming II (To throw at the dragon when it tries to head butt you)".

It's probably easiest to just search "harming" and you'll see all mentions.86.20.193.222 15:28, 11 May 2017 (UTC)


 Done I removed the content. The BlobsPaper.png 22:36, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Um, it still has 3 parts,

1. In "Before Entering" - "A splash potion of Harming II (To throw at the dragon when it tries to head butt you)"

2. In "Managing the Dragon" - "Cons" - "... quickly throw your Splash Potion of Harming at it. "

and 3rd, I see no point now in the "Notice" - "The Dragon does not head butt anymore as of 1.9, meaning Splash Potions of Harming are useless."

(I still can't do that myself, because it complains about removing a section again)

Thanks for your attention. 86.20.193.222 02:40, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

(BTW, the dragon seems totally immune to Splash Harm, from testing I did earlier today. That's why I kinda wanted to get this fixed, so others don't waste time/die nastily by trying to use them ) 86.20.193.222 02:45, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

The notice section is still useful because it indicates that you should not use potion of harming. I have removed the other items.
Also, I am not sure why it said you were trying to remove a section because it detects whether you are removing a section header. The BlobsPaper.png 13:52, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks.
I don't know why it wouldn't let me, but that's the message I got.
As far as I can tell, the dragon is immune to all potions. Presumably, that means tipped arrows too. If that's true, it'd be useful to add that somewhere on the wiki - it's not an easy thing to find out. 86.20.193.222 19:49, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Updating Pocket Edition latest version[edit source]

Please, update Module:Version/Numbers because releases Pocket Edition May 18, 2017 1.0.9. Thanks! --185.73.237.229 16:21, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Creating Ground article[edit source]

I want to create a new article, but it's not working. Help me create the article. From a user not logged in.

What is the page you are trying to create? The BlobsPaper.png 14:05, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Administrator[edit source]

Hello,

How can we get special page for Lithuanian language translates? We want to translate „Minecraft“ game topics in this page.

I'm waiting for your answer. Please answer with arguments. Happy day :) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Gustisz (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

An incomplete Lithuanian translation already exists here: Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Lithuanian translation. When it is complete, it will be moved to its own wiki, but in the meantime, the translation is managed here. | violine1101(Talk) 11:29, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Freeing up Version template[edit source]

For:

... I'm going to make copied versions:

... to free up that whole thing from its cascade restriction – the same idea as previously with {{ItemSprite}}, discussed in this topic.

It won't solve the issue with people clamoring for someone to update the front page, but it will help for updating Minecraft, Pocket Edition, Console Edition and Minecraft launcher (and probably a few others). – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:19, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

As an alternative to having two near-identical templates that have to be kept in sync, we could change the main page to directors-only protection. -- Orthotopetalk 17:59, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
We could do that. We could also eliminate the front-page-template entirely by embedding the respective variables in the front page, I think. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 19:16, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Because the front page was late being updated, I was researching how it worked when I ran across your updated Template:Version doc saying it wasn't used on the front page...yet it very clearly was in use there. Color me confused! I almost put a note on Majr's talk page in case it was by accident. So I'm guessing I caught it while you were in the middle of coordinated changes. If so, could you please leave a note here to say when you've completed it? Thanks! – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 18:41, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
I forgot to mention: The front page still shows 1.1 in the Planned Versions table. I'm not sure who needs to update that. – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 18:44, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Oh my, sorry for the confusion. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 19:16, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure adding a separate template for that is a good idea given it is for the most part only used on the front page, and the other few places tend to be fine waiting a bit for the update. The front page gets the most questions waiting for the update anyways.
I think removing the cascading protection is a decent option, though an extra close watch on main page templates would have to be kept. KnightMiner · (t) 22:06, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Directly on the page are: {{Version}}, {{FrontPageLink}}, Minecraft Wiki/edition and Minecraft Wiki/style.
Protection cascades further to: Module:Version, Module:Version/Numbers, Module:FrontPageSprite, Module:FrontPageSprite/IDs.
If cascade was removed, we could heighten permission on Template:FrontPageLink, module:FrontPageSprite and /IDs, and /edition and /style, and I think that's all. Then only other thing to keep track of would be Template:Version, Module:Version and Module:Version/Numbers. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:29, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Would a good idea be semi-protecting the remainder? From what I've seen so far here anonymous users don't make good edits to templates often, if they even get to them. --Hubry (talk) 22:37, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
I doubt that creating a duplicate template for the front page will solve anything because most users who complain about updating the version numbers complain only because the version numbers on the front page aren't updated. And Module:Version front page/Numbers still would need to be edited by admins. | violine1101(Talk) 08:30, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Ideas so far

To allow more people to update the versions on the front page, we could:

  • change the protection to directors.

And if we want to free up the Version template, instead of using a duplicate template, we could do one of two things:

  • remove cascade from the main page, raise the protections on other transcludes and semi-protect the version template, or
  • hard-code the variables in the page. (rendering the Version template mostly redundant)

Any thoughts? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:48, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

We could have an edit copy for the template, which would be semi-protected and used on the edit copy for the main page. The BlobsPaper.png 03:27, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
As far as I know, the only place where the current version numbers are actually used are the Edition pages (Minecraft, Pocket Edition, Console Edition etc). Using hard-coded variables would make the template pretty much redundant, wouldn't it? | violine1101(Talk) 09:39, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Bump. | violine1101(Talk) 18:32, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
I believe you are right about that. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:50, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

hmu on twitter @kopshtik if you believe in white power[edit source]

Some guy is going around different computers and replacing pages with hmu on twitter @kopshtik if you believe in white power. Can someone please block this message from passing submission filters? – NixinovaGrid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png Grid Map.png • 05:59, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

CPU-intensive ads[edit source]

Can we do something about the ads on the Wiki? Currently, the Minecraft Wiki imposes a heavier processor load than the Minecraft game itself! 108.254.144.254 20:15, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Try contacting Curse; admins do not control the advertising. The BlobsPaper.png 01:11, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Agreed. --Qwerty6811 (talk) 17:46, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

1.12[edit source]

Someone needs to change the current version on the main page to 1.12, because it came out today. I don't have admin privileges so I can't.

Oakstar519 12:27, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

207.35.163.162 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Rule 2. --Pepijn (talk) 14:24, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

The user has been doing vandalism even after multiple blocks. An indefinite block should probably be used. The BlobsPaper.png 23:16, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Handled by Orthotope. --Pepijn (talk) 23:47, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Blobs2, please remember that indefblocking an IP address is considered a bad tone because this action, if the address is not static (which means the user isn't switching addresses after each connection), may cause other innocent people to be under the block. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to predict which IP address will be used by a malicious user next time. — NickTheRed37 (talk) 12:57, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Beam > Mixer[edit source]

The "Links" section on the left side of this wiki has the Beam account of Minecraft listed. Recently Beam was renamed to Mixer, so it should probably be updated. --Pepijn (talk) 20:59, 9 June 2017 (UTC)


 Done. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:24, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

112.198.72.201 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Excessive vandalism. --Pepijn (talk) 16:41, 13 June 2017 (UTC)


 Done Handled by Orthotope. --Pepijn (talk) 20:24, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Abuse Filter Issue[edit source]

I attempted to edit Tutorials/Setting up a server to remove information on and the section relating to Evolve (the VPN), as Evolve ceased operations on June 1, 2017, according to their website EvolveHQ. However, I was blocked from removing the section by an edit filter barring new users from removing a section. Seeing that I am not allowed, could one of you remove the information please? Thank you. 1234Iloveguns (talk) 20:17, 21 June 2017 (UTC)


 Done. --Pepijn (talk) 20:22, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Image cacheing[edit source]

Can anything be done about the image caching taking the better part of a day to refresh? It seems to me that when you upload a new version of a file, that should be propagated out to all caches, but this doesn't happen. Is the length of time we wait totally necessary? Thanks for consideration, – Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:04, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Or maybe there a way to purge an image's cache, that I am missing? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:25, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Does mw:Manual:Purge work? -- Orthotopetalk 22:35, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. They work in virtually every situation I can think of apart from this, though. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:47, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
It's cached by cloudflare, so we're stuck with it. MajrTalk
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04:24, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Hmph. Ok, I'm reading about it more, and the situation is acknowledged in MediaWiki's CloudFlare manual at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:CloudFlare#HTTP_purge, and reported at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T64356: MediaWiki cannot purge single assets cached in CloudFlare. Booooo. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:47, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
I wonder if Curse would be willing to throw resources behind getting T64356 straightened out and getting single-file-purge working for cloudflare. It's an open source project after all? And it affects all of Gamepedia. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 15:56, 24 June 2017 (UTC)