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Current issues


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)

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
Contribs
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)

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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
Contribs
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)

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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)

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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)

72.152.69.194 (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 (71.3.136.0/21) 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. 71.3.137.17 was blocked for a month on September 12, 2015 for vandalism. Two IPs in particular (71.3.142.187 and 71.3.139.214) edited within that month-long time frame.
  2. 71.3.139.139 was blocked for a month on November 21, 2015 for vandalism as well. One IP, 71.3.139.144, edited within that month-long time frame. -BDJP (t|c) 03:22, 3 February 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:
    ({{BlockLink|id=1}}),
    ({{EntityLink|id=5}}).
  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)
BDJP:
  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.
Kakagou:
  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.
MajrTalk
Contribs
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?
MajrTalk
Contribs
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)

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Issues 3 & 4 are solved for me by putting

/* hide stuff I don't care about */
#p-sharing,
.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
Contribs
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
Contribs
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
Contribs
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
Contribs
12:50, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
@DarkShadowTNT: so... are you intending on fixing the wiki or just leave all the recipes broken? MajrTalk
Contribs
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)

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
Contribs
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)

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)