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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


Directors[edit]

Moved from User talk:Majr#Directors by NickTheRed37 at 13:38, 1 March 2015 (UTC).

This is the topic to inform of changing the MCW:Directors page and adding/removing director rights. Please don’t take this as a duplicate of Former admins and MCW:Directors above, because this topic allows to inform of that in a much more organized manner.

— Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 18:18, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Director rights[edit]

Minecraft Wiki:Directors[edit]

The directors page doesn't display activity. If they still have admin rights, then they should still be on the directors page. Also, this belongs on the admin noticeboard. Majr 08:31, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Moved. — Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 13:38, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Minecraft Forums interwiki[edit]

Since the Minecraft forums changed their design, their links also changed, and while old style links are still compatible, it is impossible to locate the old style links from the new forum design. As such, two of the old Minecraft Forum interwikis (mcf and mcftopic) are obsolete. The news links appear unchanged.

The new url consists of first http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/ (note the addition of the "s"), then base on the type it contains the following:

  • Sub-forums use a specific combination of letters and dashes
  • Topics use any combination of letters and dashes followed by a slash, then the topic ID

A solution would be changing mcf to http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/$1 and mcftopic to http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/topic/$1, though this would break previous links. The only other solution would be adding one or two new interwiki links.

KnightMiner · (t) 01:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

So, are the minecraft forum interwikis going to be updated, or can new interwikis be added with the new forum urls? (to prevent from breaking old interwiki links) KnightMiner · (t) 01:36, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
I don't see a satisfactory solution. Having to make mcf2: and mcf2topic: links would suck, and since edit summaries can't be edited, we can't ever change the existing links without breakage. MajrTalk
Contribs
12:42, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
One option would be calling the new interwikis "forum" and "forumtopic", and considering the MCF interwiki links deprecated. Since this is the Minecraft Wiki makes the Minecraft part somewhat implied, and they are essentially the forums of this wiki (as opposed to the gamepedia forums, which could be listed as "gpforum" if needed later, similar to the difference between "help" and "gphelp".) KnightMiner · (t) 15:54, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Alright. It's a bit longer than I'd like, but it's better than breaking all the edit summaries. I'm wondering if there is a need for forumtopic. It would only save one character over doing forum:topic/xx. MajrTalk
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04:48, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Actually, probably not. Really the only reason to use it would be because we had a forum topic interwiki before, but sunce the urls are the same and the length is just one character, I would be fine just having the forum one. KnightMiner · (t) 15:09, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Megan15 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Constantly moving Planned versions to Upcoming versions without starting a consensus. BDJP007301 (t|c) 15:07, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

I've move-protected the page. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Archive 22[edit]

Please add the link to the 22nd archive. Thanks! RazrRekr201 Msg me Edits 14:37, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Commands[edit]

If you look into the past two months of history, you see a lot of reverted unconstructive edits. There was even one with the word "stuipid" in it, and another replacing the first word with "lols". It must be protected. 108.210.219.207 21:56, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

It's fine. Minor vandalism can be a way to learn how to edit a wiki when there isn't anything obvious that needs doing. And responding to it keeps the rest of us engaged and invested. :) —munin · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 22:14, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

‎67.2.124.95 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism. – JEC6789 [ Grid Book and Quill.png | Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png ] – 01:39, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Account Name Change[edit]

My wiki account name was recently changed from User:Legoless to User:McLego. I wasn't given any notification about this and I'd prefer if it could be changed back. Thanks! --McLego (talk) 22:45, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

That was likely due to the migration to gamepedia, quite a few usernames changed then if the user had not logged in since then.
I would advise you to contact Game widow, since usernames are now handled by Curse. KnightMiner · (t) 14:56, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I sent a message. --McLego (talk) 15:51, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Hello there. Unfortunately, that username is taken by another Curse user somewhere. I'm guessing that this issue is leftover from the migration. Let me know if there are any other similar username's you'd like me to check for availability (e.g. LegoLesss, LegoLess1, etc). CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 14:44, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Alternately, if you think the account named "LegoLess" does belong to you, get in touch with me via e-mail and if you can verify the e-mail address on that account, we can see about merging them or renaming as the situation requires. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 16:19, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Emailed you. --McLego (talk) 15:35, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

want blocked[edit]

Hello, I want a like, indefinite block with a random reason. MinecraftWikiLover (talk) 09:39, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

We only block for abusive actions, while you weren't abusing much and you shouldn't. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 09:41, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Site notice about new guidelines[edit]

Recently, the talk page guidelines were added and some major changes were made to the wiki rules and the style guide. Can we add a site notice alerting users to the changes for a bit, since otherwise the changes may go unnoticed to those who do not watch the community portal (especially in the case of the talk page guidelines, which mostly are new or previously unstated rules on a new article). It may be relevant to link the discussions involved, which are mainly MCT:Community portal#Talk page guidelines and MCT:Community portal#Reform the style guide and wiki rules KnightMiner · (t) 02:41, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


 Done. MajrTalk
Contribs
10:06, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Triggering abuse filter randomly[edit]

A couple recent edits by me have triggered an abuse filter rule called "Global AF - New spam filter", is this from here or the curse team? In either case, there was no spam, it seems to trigger on edits related to adding {{t}} KnightMiner · (t) 20:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Or its related to <nowiki> or <code> tags. KnightMiner · (t) 20:12, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
That is our global spam filter. It should only warn you and not actually prevent you from doing anything. — Game widow (talk) 20:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it is only warning me and I can still save the edit, but its a bit of an annoyance since I'm not spamming. KnightMiner · (t) 20:32, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Our expert will have a look at it and try to find a way to avoid those false positives. If you can pinpoint some text that definitely gets caught, that would help. — Game widow (talk) 20:45, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I can't say for certain without being able to see the global filters, but I'm guessing the problem is a contains_any(norm()) clause; they're very prone to overmatching and false positives, since they ignore punctuation and whitespace and don't try to match word boundaries. For example, one of our filters used to contain the rule contains_any(norm(added_lines), "viagra"), which was triggered by the wikitext "/* Trivia */ grammar fixes". ccnorm tends to be safer in most cases.
The text "unless the" triggers the global filter for some reason, if that helps. -- Orthotopetalk 23:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Its definitely the tags. I've been getting these as well for a past few edits of mine with those included. None of my edits had the text "unless the" included. BDJP (t|c) 00:31, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks :) every little bit helps — Game widow (talk) 01:08, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
The text "User:Falkirksnh" seems to match the filter sometimes, which would likely be inconvenient for that user KnightMiner · (t) 03:28, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
I had a problem with this too (trying to add an ambox to my user page on Russian wiki triggered the filter). — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 06:06, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
The new deploy for the AbuseFilter that's hitting this should be out soon. I am majorly sorry for the issues that it's caused, and will keep an eye on this wiki's abuse log to make sure it doesn't hit any more valid edits.

Cblair91 Talk (Wiki Manager)Curse flame.png

14:12, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Also, just to clear it up for future issues. It's not caused by tags, or uses any norm/ccnorm, or the likes. It is simply a BIG regex system for matching the majority of the spam articles. This is why it sometimes matches the text used by normal people. It is constantly being reviewed and re-tested. :)

Cblair91 Talk (Wiki Manager)Curse flame.png

14:54, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

I just had this problem on the German wiki too when editing my user talk page there. (Difference) | violine1101(Talk) 19:43, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
I've kicked this up a level for troubleshooting. Hopefully we can pin down what is not working quickly — Game widow (talk) 19:46, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Magibby (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Constantly adding trees created by the user or another user to the Tree article. BDJP (t|c) 14:40, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Once they shall add that again, they will violate the last warning (by me), and then admins should block them. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:44, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Fullurl and automatic plain links[edit]

Currently, the parser "full url" starts links with // instead of http://, causing it not to get detected by the automatic plain link styling from MediaWiki:Common.css. Can the css be changed to also define #content a.external[href^="//minecraft.gamepedia.com"] as plain? KnightMiner · (t) 03:38, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

This has been added, great suggestion!

Cblair91 Talk (Wiki Manager)Curse flame.png

00:44, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

To answer your query about the signature, it seems interwiki transcusion is now transcluding nothing, and the signature field now automatically adds "SUBST:" to templates, combine the two and you get blank text where the sig belongs (might be a good idea to use a standard sig, as both interwiki transclusion and transclusion in signatures are now being advised against in the software, rather than just by userbase. The former might be fixed by setting a variable in the PHP though). KnightMiner · (t) 01:45, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Actually, my signature is a NOSUBST setup, so it literally puts the inter-wiki link :? Ehh I'll look into it eventually.

Cblair91 Talk (Wiki Manager)Curse flame.png

11:49, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Soiltest (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Advertisement on their user page. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 07:45, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Majr! — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 07:50, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Exemption of a few rules for Runecraft Mod[edit]

Hi, I would like to request the exemption for the rules about having server IP addresses on pages and the one about videos for all the pages of Mods/Runecraft. I request the videos because they have tutorial information on the mod's runes.
That page has already a few IP adresses and also alot of videos if this request is denied I will remove those links.
--Amuxix (talk) 05:59, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

You already have permission to add videos as you feel are needed for mod articles, see Minecraft Wiki:Wiki rules/Video policy#When to use them (linked from rule #8).
As for the IPs, while I cannot give you permission, I can advise the administrators that I think the usage on the article seems like a decent usage of server IPs, as this is a server side mod. KnightMiner · (t) 14:30, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I will leave the server IPs if any admin wants them removed I can do so. --Amuxix (talk) 16:11, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Website titles[edit]

They should be changed to use typographical dashes (– instead of -). — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:32, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Why? Using a different character breaks URLs - try http://minecraft–ru.gamepedia.com . -- Orthotopetalk 18:00, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
No, I meant the page title that gets inserted into <title></title> tags in HTML code. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 18:04, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Pagetitle and MediaWiki:Pagetitle-view-mainpage — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 18:07, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
Contribs
03:37, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

Please, could someone delete this?

Thank you!
Wizdeck~ Spanish Wiki Admin (talk) 18:02, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- Orthotopetalk 18:10, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Supadimond (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Uploading images of a “natural” pyramid trap. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:41, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

NickTheRed37 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Invoking personal rules on user talk pages. Some notable examples include:

BDJP (t|c) 19:32, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

See also: User talk:Orthotope/Archive 3#Revert on User talk:TheGeekyGirlMiner . –LauraFi - talk 20:05, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
MCT:Community portal#Official user page guidelines — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 05:16, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
KnighMiner’s user page rules aren't official, so, you can't say that that is not against the official rules, that do not exist. dand0 (talk) 06:29, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Most of the rules stated there are already in place, though not stated anywhere (from past discussions asking "Is this allowed?", though you may correct me if I'm wrong about any of the specific rules), the whole point of the discussion is to state those rules somewhere, and allow a spot for new rules. In any case though, the specific page is not an official guideline at this time, and users wishing to make them official, suggest new rules, changes to previous rules on the guide should discuss it over there.
Also, it is likely that NickTheRed was simply pointing out a relevant discussion to add the rules, rather than stating those rules should be followed. KnightMiner · (t) 18:56, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
LauraFi's example is from half a year ago and I believe Naista2002/NickTheRed37 has stopped the behavior discussed there (no?). I don't think the rules actually state that posting misinterpretations of the rules is against the rules, but it certainly should be discouraged (ideally by correcting the misinterpretation in a follow-up post, not by deleting it). An ad hominem attack is certainly against the rules and admin action would be justified.
NickTheRed37, I would encourage you not to try to correct other people's behavior in their userspace unless it's an actual rules violation (not simply differing from guidelines). Other people's userspace is theirs and they should be free to break any guideline that doesn't actually break wiki rules. —munin · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 19:17, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Account error[edit]

I am having trouble logging in, but it works just fine when I use curse.67.160.25.176 21:12, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Unable to add website to user page.[edit]

I am unable to add my website to my user page because it is a ".tk" domain. Which seems to be blacklisted (The domain has a history on spam use). Could use of this domain be allowed on user pages? If not. could an admin add this "[http://www.007a83.tk 007a83.tk]" to the website area of my user page. Thank you.--007a83 Talk | Contribs 03:59, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

The spam filter applies to all namespaces; there's no way to make an exemption for user pages. (Most spammers use their user pages, so we probably wouldn't want to even if it was possible.) If it's added, you may be unable to edit your own user page – trying to save a page containing a blacklisted URL can trigger the filter, even if the URL was there before. -- Orthotopetalk 04:32, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Then I am unsure what to do. Is there a list of blacklisted sites? Can you whitelist "007a83.tk"?--007a83 Talk | Contribs 05:29, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

What happened to the German Minecraft wiki?[edit]

I can't load the German Minecraft wiki any more - I get a DNS error. What's up with it? Same with the Dutch and the Polish wiki. | violine1101(Talk) 17:29, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

I don’t have problems on said wikis. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 17:32, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Now it works again. Weird, maybe it was just a hosting issue in Germany or something like that. | violine1101(Talk) 19:56, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Notegroups[edit]

As per Minecraft Wiki talk:Style guide#Notelists, can

/* Enable custom list style types in [[Template:Notelist]] */
div.notelist ol.references {
    list-style-type: inherit;
}

Also, what is the purpose of the talk page of this page? I have several times posted something there with no response, and many of the posts it currently contains are of the same type as what gets posted here.

KnightMiner · (t) 23:39, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Data values pe[edit]

Data values (Pocket Edition) contains a word that's preventing me from editing it. 108.216.29.43 13:25, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Can you copy-paste the filter’s warning message? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:00, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

User css[edit]

For some reason, I am experiencing a strange problem where the only page that I (Goandgoo) can access is the Recent changes page. I believe this is due to my css hiding of ads/elements on the site. Briefly I was able to access my css page (User:Goandgoo/common.css) and I got it to work, then I tried editing out an item and now seem to be basically locked out of my account. Would an admin be able to undo the last of my edits to my common.css page so that I can access pages on my account again. Many thanks, 121.211.120.227 01:31, 17 April 2015 (UTC) (Goandgoo)

Thank you Orthotope, do you happen to know which of them is causing the issue? GoandgooTalk
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01:48, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Done, I had the same issue. I think ".show-ads" is the culprit: the html for most content pages now includes "<body class="mediawiki ... show-ads ...>". -- Orthotopetalk 01:49, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
So will simply removing .show-ads work? Hopefully I won't encounter the same problem again if I try this. GoandgooTalk
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01:58, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Maybe? I haven't tested it myself yet; I'm not so bothered by this stuff now that the sidebar is gone. -- Orthotopetalk 02:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Template:Enchantlevels[edit]

I couldn't create {{enchantlevels/doc}}75.165.42.19 15:52, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

What did the abuse filter say? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 16:15, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
It said the information may have been unwanted. I attempted to write that it should be transccluded into {{enchantlevelsTableRow}} and included a table of parameters.75.165.42.19 16:47, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
An external link or what? Orthotope, Majr, Goandgoo? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 17:30, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Logging in to your account is usually the easiest way to get around filters like this. -- Orthotopetalk 18:25, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Page creation is essentially disabled for IP addresses and new users, it has very specific requirements to let the edit though. Boy does it stop a lot of terrible pages being created though. I've created the page for you. MajrTalk
Contribs
10:56, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Why is page creation designed to be difficult for IP users?75.165.42.19 13:21, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Most of spam pages would otherwise go from them: you don’t need to register to be able to edit, so why not spam the wiki? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:47, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Old editing toolbar[edit]

For interest, I tried to switch to the old editing toolbar, to find that after some time it is replaced with advanced toolbar anyway. Can we have it fixed? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 18:16, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Did you check your preferences? Was the option reset there or are you getting the enhanced editing toolbar even with that option disabled? Also note that this preference is global, so if you reset it on any other wiki, it would have also affected your preference here on MCW. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 18:20, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
When editing with the setting disabled, I get the old toolbar, but after a while, it reverts to the enhanced one. Setting is unchanged. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 18:26, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
As a help for us, can you definite "a while"? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? We'll have to see if we can reproduce the problem. Additionally, can you try toggling the preference again? CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 18:33, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  1. A few seconds.
  2. Already tried, but it still doesn’t work.
— NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 18:35, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
So, you turned enhanced editing back on, and then off again and still can't get the old toolbar? So far I've not been able to reproduce, but I'll keep trying for a little while and see if it reverts. If it doesn't I'm not sure what we'll be able to do. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 18:40, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

This... should be allowed...[edit]

Okay, so I can not create "talk: raw mutton" because: " you are attempting to create a possibly unwanted page. As a new user, your action has been disallowed." And because "Your action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. A brief description of the matched abuse rule for your action is: Global AF - Adding a Link to a Short New Page"

Okay so I am not allowed to post the following:

"do you think we should mention this tweet somewhere?: https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/245503714167750656"

I think that short pages with links should be allowed, as long as it is a talk page –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 94.214.146.187 (talk) at 6:06, 22 April 2015 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

That would cause a lot of spam on talk pages, so no. Try creating an account, and doing some constructive edits on articles for good measure. That way, you may be allowed to do that. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 06:10, 22 April 2015 (UTC)