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Current issues

Archivable issues[edit source]

The following subjects are marked for archival! Discuss
Please do not edit/respond to any of these.
Instead, should any of these subjects reopen, please move it to or create a new one at the bottom section of this page.

Protection for The Player[edit source]

Edit warring by an IP ( (talkcontribslogsblock log)) inserting unsourced speculative information. Skylinerw (talk) 14:40, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Just ask for the user to be blocked; no need to go so far so as to request a protection (especially since there's only one user involved). VeenM64 (talkcontribslogsblock log) 🐷🥕☮️ 17:50, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Mmm, I was debating whether or not to request that instead. I figured that if the page were protected for a short time, it would potentially prompt the user to go to the Talk page to discuss the issue instead of ignoring us and continuing their edit warring. Blocking them would prevent discussion, but of course is another option. Skylinerw (talk) 18:17, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Sure. Protected it for a week. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 19:35, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
And the problem continues again, with a slightly different IP. This time as (talkcontribslogsblock log), the Player page is under the exact same persistent attack and the same nonsense / unrelevant info is being edited in about the goatee. What else can be done than protecting the page for a while? – Jack McKalling (tcp) 11:50, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
Maybe protecting it for a slightly longer unit of time. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 19:40, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Not that an edit war has started again yet, but the first edit has come in again (and reverted it). Now by yet again a slightly different IP, (talkcontribslogsblock log). Will they ever stop? – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 17:07, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I can 99.9% guarantee all those IPs are the same person; the known IPs there show a very small subnet mask, and a quick spot-check of the edits from them don't suggest any unrelated editing activity (though I didn't examine any edits in detail). That being said, since I can't seem to find a decent CIDR subnet calculator anywhere, I've just reprotected the page for six months. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:27, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
http://whois.domaintools.com/ (solve the really simple CAPTCHA to view the output) — the subnet is " -"; https://ipaddressguide.com/cidr — the mask is "". These are just the tools I used, there are definitely many others. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 17:40, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
The subnet for the IPs we've seen so far is smaller than that. More recent versions of MediaWiki have (finally!) added support for viewing contributions across an entire subnet at once (it's had support for blocking subnets for many years); unfortunately, Gamepedia isn't running a new enough version to benefit from that (I'd really like to see what it would turn up). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:44, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
The Human page just got edited about this smile/goatee thing again, now by (talkcontribslogsblock log). I suggest permanently protecting both pages to autoconfirmed priviledge, as this problem will (apparently) not end. Thanks. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 16:43, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
Extended protection to a year. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 21:44, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

File File:Biocraft124.png doesn't work anymore (fixed)[edit source]

For a different reason as the file from previous section, this file is broken too. It cannot be viewed on its own page or even its history, but the only page it is linked from (Texture_pack/Native) does render the image itself correctly, see "Biocraft" in the top table. I'm getting an internal error on the file page and history, Wikimedia\Assert\ParameterAssertionException, which makes me completely unable to check what's going on. The error seems to imply that the database cannot select it or something, possibly due to invalid characters somewhere but not sure. I have no access to the source code so I can't check myself what the error is exactly referring to. – Jack McKalling [ Jack McKalling's User page Jack McKalling's Talk page Jack McKalling's Contributions ] 22:39, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

I attempted to ask about this in the #general channel on the Gamepedia Slack. Pcj, the WOWpedia wiki manager and a GRASP member, replied that we need to create a ticket and emphasized bringing it to the attention of our wiki manager, who I believe is Dinoguy1000. Apparently, the problem was caused when a user with a wonky user name updated it in 2012. – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 17:11, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
You are thinking wiki guardian. Your wiki manager is your liaison to Curse, in this case I believe Game widow. --Pcj (talk) 17:43, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Actually, I'd never heard of either one, wiki guardian or manager. Where was I, an ordinary editor, meant to hear of them? No, I was going by what people had in their Slack profiles, and I misread Dinoguy's; I read "wiki manager" where it says "wiki admin". But I gotta say, getting help from Gamepedia or Curse is like making a black market deal. You have to hang around the wiki's dank admin ghettoes advertising that you're looking for help until a passing geezer in plain street kit susses you out and murmurs cryptically where to look for the guy who can get what you need. It shouldn't be this hard! – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 20:32, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
I'll send the support ticket. That's always worked for me. Thanks for your efford though, I wouldn't have known how to approach this issue without your help. – Jack McKalling [ Jack McKalling's User page Jack McKalling's Talk page Jack McKalling's Contributions ] 20:40, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
I created a formal ticket for it this morning — Game widow (talk) 14:26, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for that! I just got a reply from the GP community manager as well, confirming that an impermissible username caused the database to error out. Hopefully it can be fixed. – Jack McKalling [ Jack McKalling's User page Jack McKalling's Talk page Jack McKalling's Contributions ] 14:43, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Actually, I had not noticed but Alianin had already created a ticket, so there are even two in at the moment — Game widow (talk) 14:54, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Seems to be fixed now, thanks guys. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 10:39, 13 January 2018 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit source]

Continuously adding unsourced information to 1.14 and Update Aquatic. --Pepijn (talk) 13:03, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Delete Oasis[edit source]

A more direct request to delete the page Oasis before an edit war happens with people removing and re-adding the delete template. Oases in 1.14 are unsourced. --Pepijn (talk) 13:24, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

It has been deleted apparently. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 13:38, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Help:Contents[edit source]

In light of this edit: does this page need to be semiprotected? --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 18:38, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Vandalism on that page seems very infrequent (last one was 2 months ago), and there have been helpful edits from anons, so I am not sure it is needed at this time. KnightMiner · (t) 19:12, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Candidates for semiprotection[edit source]

  1. File:Creepercloak.png
  2. File:Minecon 2016 Cape In Game.png

Many anon edits in history, not one is constructive. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 14:43, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

I restricted editing to autoconfirmed users — Game widow (talk) 14:51, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Delete request for Bedrock_Edition_1.2.10[edit source]

An anonymous user created this page about a non-existing and unannounced version and has tried to remove the delete template, so here is a more direct request to prevent an edit war. --Pepijn (talk) 15:56, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

 Done by Orthotope. --Pepijn (talk) 17:02, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Requesting semi-protection for Better Together Update.[edit source]

The page is being vandalized constantly by anonymous users. --Pepijn (talk) 12:50, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

 Done by Dinoguy1000. --Pepijn (talk) 21:03, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Unclosed HTML tags breaking pages?[edit source]

Breaks on Minecraft Wiki, does not break on Terraria Wiki (linking oldid so you can inspect a static revision). What's special about Minecraft Wiki? Which behavior is more correct? (The non-breaking behavior is convenient because it allows custom formatting to be applied to the entire user talk page dynamically, as seen in the Terraria Wiki example.) --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 13:46, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

It has something to do with HTML Tidy from what I heard. Good chance it will be fixed as soon as the problem is discovered. KnightMiner · (t) 20:15, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
The problem has been fixed by someone already now, but this was an example described by the Cleanup open tags project. There were a lot of pages that had improperly closed html tags like code, div and small etc. This project fixed this for hopefully all existing issues on this wiki but translation wikis might still show issues on rare pages. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 10:45, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Unused accounts[edit source]

I think of deleting unused user accounts, which has no contributions to the wiki. An example would be the first page of the user list, which has a list of user accounts with weird names. – ITechieGamertce 12:54, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

I've noticed that too - also, when you look at the profile for some of those accounts, it says in the top right corner, "A global user by this name was not found."--Madminecrafter12 (talk) 15:52, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
I went through the first 20 or so, and they are all 5+ year old accounts with no edit history (some have 1 or 2), or not even an account creation date in their public log. I'm assuming a lot of these accounts were fake, spam or just never used. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 16:05, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
I don't think there is any urgent reason to delete accounts. Additionally, no, admins cannot delete accounts. This is not a feature of MediaWiki. When this topic got brought up on Gamepedia Slack, staff member have said they don't delete any accounts, that's a rule. piotrex43 (Talk page) 17:06, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm not Gamepedia staff but no, not going to happen. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 18:38, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Edit merge bug?[edit source]

This edit was actually 2 edits; 1 moving images and one linking to monster egg, but they saved as 1 edit. What happened? Is this an issue that has happened before? – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png Grid Map.png 02:22, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

You overwrote your first edit by editing an old version of the page, perhaps by opening two edit tabs. I don't think you can edit conflict with yourself, so it will just silently overwrite it. MajrTalk
03:47, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

File:Education_Edition.svg doesn't work anymore (fixed)[edit source]

I just happened to come across a missing/broken image on the Command Block page, I checked it, but it's right there. It is the only broken one of its kind in {{exclusive}}. But even on the media page it looks broken. Surely this file wasn't broken when it was uploaded though, I've seen this particular image before. However I do not know how SVG works, could someone look into this, possibly related to the actual database? We've recently had a lot of these issues when Gamepedia temporarily froze it earlier, I think this might be a leftover issue or something. I tried purging, didn't help. – Jack McKalling [ Jack McKalling's User page Jack McKalling's Talk page Jack McKalling's Contributions ] 00:07, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

It seems to work fine now. 22:04, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
The image's page does seem to work yes, but it still doesn't show on the above mentioned template or article pages. I tried purging but that didn't help. Ping Oakar567 as you reuploaded the image (thanks for helping). I don't know how to get it to work again. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 22:29, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Often it helps to move the file to fix it, but unfortunately not here :(   HorseHead.png MarkusRost (talk) 22:35, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
This file still doesn't show up on the pages, anyone? – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 10:43, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
I was able to resize the display of it on Education Edition by 1px to break cache. --Pcj (talk) 21:22, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I know, I've seen that. However it has no effect on the page I had liked to above. On the exclusive template, it still shows a broken image, even after I just purged it. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 21:24, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I just corrected it on the exclusive template as well. --Pcj (talk) 21:27, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok thanks, it's finally fixed. I don't know if there were other pages with the problem, but I think it cascaded there because its also fixed on the Command block page. I'm marking this issue for archival now. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 21:33, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Rollback Tutorials/Map downloads[edit source]

Could someone with rollback privileges (such as an administrator) please revert to revision 1165630 for Tutorials/Map downloads? IP address vandalized the page, and can't be undone by a normal user because of the 2 edits after that. As for the 2 edits after that, they were both IP addresses - one of them undid 1 word of vandalism by, which would be undone anyway if it were rollbacked, and as for the other edit, I'm not quite sure what that user did - it must have been a space removed or added but that had no impact on the outcome. It would be possible to revert all 4 revisions, but it would be easier just to rollback, especially because one of the revisions actually undid a little bit of the vandalism.--Madminecrafter12 (talk) 23:44, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Rollback undoes all edits by the last contributor to a page (at least in default MediaWiki software; there may be third-party tools that allow rollback to a specific revision). Anyone can revert multiple edits by going into the page history; it doesn't require any special privileges. Fixed this particular instance. -- Orthotopetalk 01:16, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Great! I never realized that it was possible for a normal user to revert multiple edits! I experimented a little bit with rollbacking in my sandbox.--Madminecrafter12 (talk) 15:26, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Reconfirm email address[edit source]

It turns out I have to reconfirm my email address. After reconfirming it, it showed up that I still have to reconfirm it, according to Special:Preferences. This causes the "PRO" badge to disappear before my user link, although Gamepedia has given me a free subscription to GamepediaPRO. Game widow, can you fix this please?

Not only does it happen here, but on all Gamepedia wikis. It also shows this line of error code after clicking the link inside the email: – Dentedharp90041tce 13:14, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

[b4bcba7c7b7b99760ea024fd] /Special:ConfirmEmail/473a757a10018efe53f7b2f7a71db619 MWException from line 4026 of /var/app/current/includes/user/User.php: CAS update failed on user_touched for user ID '338550' (read from replica); the version of the user to be saved is older than the current version.


#0 /var/app/current/includes/specials/SpecialConfirmemail.php(159): User->saveSettings()
#1 /var/app/current/includes/specials/SpecialConfirmemail.php(73): EmailConfirmation->attemptConfirm(string)
#2 /var/app/current/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(522): EmailConfirmation->execute(string)
#3 /var/app/current/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(578): SpecialPage->run(string)
#4 /var/app/current/includes/MediaWiki.php(287): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)
#5 /var/app/current/includes/MediaWiki.php(862): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#6 /var/app/current/includes/MediaWiki.php(523): MediaWiki->main()
#7 /var/app/current/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
#8 {main}
Is this still happening? --Pcj (talk) 01:34, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Protect all the 1.13 upcoming redirects[edit source]

Self explanatory - some anonymous users keep making broken pages with literally no content that are breaking tons of formatting and they keep reverting them to that broken state.

--Hubry (talk) 11:38, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

done -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 12:32, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

18w06a[edit source]

Please add 18w06a to Version history/Development versions ie at the top of Version_history/Development_versions#1.13_2.

The page is protected, so I cannot.

Thanks. 14:13, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

 Done. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 14:33, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Archive time[edit source]

This page is getting pretty big. – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png Grid Map.png 02:06, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

The last archive was made almost six months ago in July 2017, and since then, 94 (now 95) sections have accumulated on this noticeboard. Taking a look at all the archives, this is the most amount of sections the Admin noticeboard has held, with the next five archives with the most number of sections are archive 24 at 72 sections, archive 21 at 66 sections, archive 19 at 59 sections, and archive 9 and 10, both at 54 sections. I think we are past due for an archival of the Admin noticeboard, since many the old sections above have already been resolved and hence no longer need to be on this page. 11:31, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
I agree, but the sections that haven't been solved yet (which are solved?) should be isolated first. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 12:34, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm wondering whether any of our bot operators would be interested in running an archival bot, preferably one that's able to archive any talk page that's opted in to auto-archival, like the system used for Wikipedia. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:16, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
That would be possible. In my case, Pywikibot even has its own archival script. As for the archival itself, how should we archive at all? Copy and paste old topics into a brand new page, remove them from the current page afterwards, or move the page itself and then move current topics back into the original place? The first method is simpler, whereas the second allows to keep the flow of history intact. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 15:39, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
I was wondering myself as well. I haven't been around enough to know how pages are archived, but the latter sounds better to me. Preserving history is good. But the active discussions, yes I see them as a problem for the process, like I said, I don't know how it's usually done. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 16:08, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Copying is preferable to moving. It's far simpler for a bot (or an editor) to manually select and copy old topics to an archive than it is to move the whole page and have to copy individual, active topics back, and that breaks the premise of keeping history with the associated topics anyways, since unless you're an admin and feel like polluting the delete log, there is no way to split a page's history in order to keep the history of a particular discussion all together (and even if you are an admin and don't mind polluting the delete log to do that, in the process you'll also add to individual diffs: each diff is associated with a full page text, and when you split between diffs like that, then any intervening changes still have to be represented in the resulting, split history, which means suddenly diffs will have extra changes associated with them). All things considered, it's far preferable to keep all relevant history on the main talk page (needless to say, I've never liked the habit on this wiki of moving talk pages to archive them, mostly for these reasons).
The real solution, of course, would be to have a forum-style talk page solution, but the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization responsible for developing MediaWiki, the software which runs this wiki) has been working on that for a decade or more with LiquidThreads and more recently Flow, and they still don't have much to show for it. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:59, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Wow, a lot of that I couldn't follow I'm sorry. But I think your main point is that when a page is archived but still has active discussions, either the active or inactive ones are going to break history. I get that much and it's sad. Then what about this idea. Instead of archiving the whole page, have individual sections semi-archive themselves by keeping them hidden on page, by collapsing the text. I imagine it would work like adding {{archived}} between the === symbols and the title of the section's header, and it would automatically collapse the section's text and convert the header into a toggle link. It would be nice if that'd also automatically reposition the section into a collection box on the page, similar to how reflist works. I wonder how all that would look/work. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 20:50, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Something like wikipedia:Template:Hidden archive top with its bottom variant, although that would not solve the page getting too long to load. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 22:12, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
That doesn't actually solve any issues: the content is still on the page, and still has to be loaded every time the page is viewed, or every time someone needs to edit the entire page instead of just a section, for whatever reason. And if the idea is to hide concluded discussions until all the current discussions on a page have been concluded and the page can be "safely" renamed, then that won't work for pages like this one or the community portal where discussion can be expected to happen continuously. No matter how you look at it, the simplest, sanest solution is to just archive individual sections as they become inactive.
Don't worry too much that you couldn't follow my comment; I did a terrible job at explaining myself. =) The main takeaway should be that the history issues are a red herring and generally shouldn't dictate how archival is done. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:32, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Someone? It's already 2018. – ITechieGamertce 14:43, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

I think we should start ticking all the unfinished problems as quick as possible. Then archive it. Skylord wars (talk) 09:20, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes indeed. I've made a start. I've separated the currently still active subjects and moved them to the bottom of the page with explaining message boxes and due editor warnings in the source. Please help marking other subjects as still active, by moving them into this new section if you see they aren't resolved yet. I've done those already of which I know are still unresolved, but I'm not sure about the rest. After we have consensus about all of these someone can archive the above section.
The reason why I chose for this approach is because this way archiving is reduced to copy-pasting one continuous section of content without the need of modifying it. Just move each subject between the two sections to make the distinction. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 21:19, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
All right, I went through all subjects on this page and I believe all remaining ones in the above section, are resolved and ready to be archived. If anyone can tell I made a mistake with any of them, please correct me. I'll leave the archiving itself to someone else, I'm not sure how to do that. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 22:25, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Archiving is just copying and pasting into a new subpage. Pick a date to be the cutoff (the first/last day of a month is generally good enough), then copy all the discussions that ended before that date to the subpage. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:47, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Out of mobile view[edit source]

I recently clicked on a link to the mobile view of a page on this Wiki. However, now the whole wiki is in the mobile view, which restricts many of the features available. How can I get out of the mobile view and make the wiki go back to what it normally looks like on a computer? --Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 17:54, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

At the bottom of every page, near the copyright notice and links to 'About Minecraft Wiki' and 'Disclaimers', there should be a link to toggle between mobile and desktop views. -- Orthotopetalk 18:24, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, good to know.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 20:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Protect Update Aquatic[edit source]

Previously the Update Aquatic page had received semi-protection due to users constantly adding oasis biomes unsourced. It expired today, though, and when the page received unprotection, many, many IP addresses instantly started vandalizing the page, re-adding oasis biomes. Can an administrator please semi-protect the page again?--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 14:38, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

I see that Orthotope has semi-protected the page now. Thank you.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 00:56, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Unresolved issues[edit source]

The following subjects are still unresolved. Discuss
These subjects will be excluded from archival for now. When one of these gets resolved, please move it appropriately.

issues with responsive style at small sizes[edit source]

Not sure what to call it - it's not the mobile style, but the normal looking style, scaled to mobile size. I noticed these issues on Firefox on mobile, but haven't checked other browsers.

Issue #1 - Sealbudsman screenshot 1.png

The Gamepedia bar is half-overlapping the search bar. Makes the search bar finicky to use. It's been that way for a while, not specific to this MW upgrade.

Issue #2 - Sealbudsman screenshot 2.png

The "Share" tab is raised up out of place. I don't necessarily care about that, it just looks funny.

Issue #3 - Sealbudsman screenshot 3.png

The "Talk" tab often gets covered up by all the other tabs on the right. It appears that stuff is supposed to collapse into the "More" tab when the screen is small, but this isn't preventing Talk from getting hidden. That's also been happening for a long time.

Sealbudsman talk/contr 12:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Desktop view is not intended for mobile. That's why there is a mobile view. Anyway, it should still be fixed, though. – Dentedharp90041tce 16:10, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
And also, if you go to this page https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Minecraft_Wiki&mobileaction=toggle_view_mobile , which is the mobile view, there are some rendering issues. Is anyone incharge of this?--Skylord wars (talk) 13:25, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
I believe I fixed the rendering issue at https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Minecraft_Wiki/editcopy&mobileaction=toggle_view_mobile, however, it's not yet completely optimized though. – ITechieGamertce 09:11, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Subscribing to a category for all its (future) pages?[edit source]

Would it be possible to allow users to watch category membership changes? Like "subscribing" to a category and getting notified about any page that gets added or removed from that category? I searched the mediawiki wiki, and it appears there is such a function, documented at Manual:CategoryMembershipChanges. But it says it is turned off by default. I really like that feature, but it could only be turned on by an admin. With it, I wouldn't need to manually look out for new snapshot pages that I'd like to add to my watchlist for instance, it would simply notify me of any new ones. Pretty please? ^_^ – Jack McKalling (tcp) 10:27, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

A dev ticket has been created to see if this is possible. I will update once I hear back. --Pcj (talk) 23:37, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
This will be reviewed next week. I hope to have another update then. --Pcj (talk) 15:14, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Great! Looking forward to know more about this. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 15:42, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
This is now live. --Pcj (talk) 20:29, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Anon invasion of the Russian Minecraft Wiki[edit source]

The anonymous vandals and spammers are plaguing the Russian Minecraft Wiki. Our project perhaps never has seen consecutive blocks of so many IP address ranges. At least three types of malicious actions are being done: advertisements, actions related to the recently blocked user Rusy233 ms, and actions related to the long-ago blocked user EnderMamix. Some IP addresses say that these users don’t have anything to do with the spammers and their accounts were hacked, but it is impossible to track every IP address and confirm these words. Vandals are using a multitude of VPNs and possibly other anonymizing utilities to evade blocks. I even had to engineer a new abuse filter to fight against a specific type of vandalism (it was later patched by AttemptToCallNil). This is terrible.

I request Curse administration (Game widow) and GRASP (Pcj, xbony2) to help our project in taking care of these mysterious bad guys. But beware: after my message they might target you too! — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:24, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

OK — Game widow (talk) 14:25, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
I will check the RC periodically to look at anything suspicious. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 16:03, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
I wonder if it is possible to enable Captcha (or similar) for IPs and users who haven't been autoconfirmed for as long as this spam attack may last...? --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 19:02, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Nothing's really been happening, probably because you put in a good abuse filter. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 12:30, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
No, we weren’t messing up with abuse filters in the last 24 hours. It may just be a break between attacks. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:25, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
I thought you said you did but whatever. Will keep an eye out and stuff though. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 23:38, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

This is terrible. The vandal adapts to any upgrades of the abuse filter (it already includes some obscene words of Russian language, de facto enforcing one of the rules’ points), pushing his edits out of any filter’s pattern range. AttemptToCallNil suggested on the Russian wiki’s Discord channel to block all open proxies based on information from Wikipedia with the aid of Curse or an admin bot. The problem is will Curse allow such a radical action or not, but the Replicators (as we call the vandal IP addresses in Discord after Stargate creatures) are already a nagging issue interfering with our project’s normal life. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 15:28, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

To clarify, just today we've already blocked twelve proxies used by the vandal to make over 40 edits. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 15:37, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Game widow: could you please have Extension:TorBlock installed for the Russian wiki? Some administrators suspect that at least some of these proxy IPs are Tor exit nodes. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 15:03, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Installed — Game widow (talk) 17:13, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
The extension is now on Special:Version. Thank you for your assistance. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 17:20, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

As of now, the Replicators are mostly dormant. Some evidences suggest that Rusy233 ms is actually behind this mess, and a indefinite block has been proposed for him in Discord. Also, I have coded a program that allows to consequently block IP addresses en masse, which would allow solving the issue of open proxies. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 13:46, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Rusy233 ms has been indefinitely blocked by AttemptToCallNil just right now. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 16:49, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, but it was not me. Please, so that this does not happen again. Rusy233 ms (talk) 17:30, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
What's up with this drama? I translated Rusy's talk page from the Russian wiki and the best that I can understand is that their account has caused much vandalism, which Rusy has said is because hackers got into the account. But that's generally odd since no one else has ever had a problem with that since MediaWiki is pretty secure. I'd assume Rusy would have tried changing their password to something not used on any other account. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 22:31, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Evidence against that user:
  1. Multiple accounts of vandalism, provocations, and other disruptive activity (such as changing names of game concepts to variants only he uses; repeating the same baseless statements like "this name is not natural" in discussions)
  2. Inquiring about anti-vandalism abuse filters during the vandal invasion in a manner which suggests he has triggered those filters, but no legitimate edits were affected by the filters;
  3. Using the same misspelling of vandalism ("vandalizme") as the vandal;
  4. Inquiring about Tor being blocked just after the extension was installed, the most likely way to find that out was to attempt to edit via Tor (and there was no legitimate reason to do that, his primary IPs were not blocked)
Then there's this: ru:Special:Diff/645051. Rough translation: "I found out something unexpected: even if substantial security measures are applied, the account will still be hacked because the hackers are using bots to instantly hack accounts regardless of their security measures." Some administrators believe this is convincing evidence of that his "hacking" claims are trolling.
--AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 06:05, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
And now he claims that this message about hacking was written by hackers who hacked his account. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 08:49, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Changed the account password by 20 characters. Most likely, crackers will use more complex scripts for hacking. Rusy233 ms (talk) 16:48, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
To me it sounds as if to me, even if you are innocent, you are a liability. Do you have a little brother or something that uses your computer? If you can't deal with this problem I don't see what anyone can do but block you. The homophobia (which I have a natural bias against since I am bi) and seemingly personal attacks (it looks like Babylon and AttemptToCallNil are being targeted in particular) really aren't helping your case I may note. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 19:07, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Is there any kind of CheckUser process on Gamepedia? Because at least two Russian wiki administrators suspect that User:Vandalizme is a sockpuppet of User:Rusy233 ms, and that this user may be the vandal who attacked the Russian wiki in late November / early December. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 06:35, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
It's pretty much just asking Gamepedia staff. You should be on the Gamepedia Slack btw, which is the best way to quickly talk to the staff. Babylon refused to join when I asked him long ago, but maybe you are less stubborn; it would be a lot easier to respond to disasters such as this if you were. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 13:50, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

I request a global indefinite block of Rusy233 ms and related accounts. Also, I have already sent requests to accept me into GRASP twice and I’m now on a line to join the Slack channel (also, why Slack, not Discord?). I’m determined to crush the Replicators in reach once and for all. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:19, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Handled via the RU wiki. --Pcj (talk) 16:16, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
You forgot to set the email blocking option. Also, the Rusy233 sm and Vandalizme accounts are also to be blocked. And, a suspicious account Virys233 appeared yesterday, apparently impersonating VirysD25. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 16:23, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
I will leave that to you. You need to unblock and re-block with the proper settings to get the global block to show up properly. --Pcj (talk) 16:43, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
You've sent two applications and they're both on the books :P the staff have sort of taken the route of accepting GRASPers when they need them tbh you probably would have accepted you if you were on Slack, but because you weren't they don't really know you. Slack is being used over Discord mostly just because there's ~650 users on Slack and migrated them all would be difficult at this point. Also, the way they have it set up, the channels would be difficult to do on Discord. There's a hundred or so of them and the way Discord is, they'd all have to public, making it hard to navigate, or be private, making staff have to make a role for each channel in order to access it which would be complicated. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 20:40, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
What are the complete requirements and procedures for joining Gamepedia Slack? Will I have to register an account somewhere else? If so, what kind of info do I have to provide? If I have to provide my real name, will it be publicly available? --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 06:28, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
All you need is to a email address and a nickname (no need to provide your real name anywhere). Your invitation should be accepted soon after sending it in (by Gamepedia staff, they just confirm you are Gamepedia user). More information can be found in here. piotrex43 (Talk page) 07:25, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
To clarify, Slack accounts are not shared among Slack communities, right? --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 08:42, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, you have to register at each workspace individually with an email address and password. I have a Slack account, but it doesn't allow me to login globally into Slack. So I guess they aren't shared, no, to my surprise I might add. – Jack McKalling [ Jack McKalling's User page Jack McKalling's Talk page Jack McKalling's Contributions ] 08:49, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

A new abuse filter (ID 24) has been created specifically against the Replicators on the Russian wiki (the previous filter was revisioned as a general vandalism filter). But, the actions there are way smaller than on this wiki right now. I think that creating new abuse filters here should significantly help, as with the Russian section. And, of course, don’t forget to include “Rusy233 ms”, “Vandalizme” and “Alisa Selezneva” phrases into the filter should one be created here. I would like to personally supervise its creation (so it becomes compatible with the Russian filter) but I don’t have enough permissions, and I won’t have them even if I would be accepted into GRASP. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:11, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Rusy233 ms and EnderMamix were previously temporarily unblocked as part of an experiment. But it didn’t produce any productive results, and they were reblocked again. The Replicators were last seen putting advertisements in their Curse user profiles, which again confirms their spam potential (see also an ancient topic). — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:04, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
And now the Replicators are again trying to do their typical activity (advertisements, complaints about innocence, reverts) although the scale of vandalism is now less severe because of a properly configured abuse filter, which also checks the summary (such a setting was successful in repelling the January 6 wave). — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:11, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Mob/video note[edit source]

On the page Mob/video, I noticed that the tameable mobs video said that there were 3 tameable mobs. So, I put a video note saying that the video is outdated because llamas and parrots were added in 1.11 and 1.12. However, it didn't allow me to save my changes, but instead had a message box in red:

"Your action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. A brief description of the matched abuse rule for your action is: Disallow editing /video subpages If you believe your edit was constructive, please post a message on the admin noticeboard or notify an admin directly." --Madminecrafter12 (talk) 14:54, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Video pages themselves cannot be edited; put video notes on the main article pages where it is transcluded instead. -- Orthotopetalk 21:38, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
The problem is that there are multiple videos on the mob page, and all of them are just under one template: {{/video}}, meaning that if I added a note before that template, the note would appear before all of the videos, rather than before specifically the tameable mobs video. The video notes for every video shown on the page is under Mob/video, rather than the mob article page, meaning that as far as I know, the only way to make a video note for a multi-video set is to edit the video page itself, which is disallowed.--Madminecrafter12 (talk) 14:31, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
So could an administrator please add the video note before the tamable mobs video, because of the fact that in articles with multiple videos clustered under the same subpage, it's not possible to add video notes in the article? Thank you! --Madminecrafter12TalkContributions 14:16, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Version history/Development versions[edit source]

On this version page, four different IPs have been repeatedly inserting the exact same non-existing version link. It's been reverted but it seems to be a target. The IPs involved are: (talkcontribslogsblock log), (talkcontribslogsblock log), (talkcontribslogsblock log) and (talkcontribslogsblock log). – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 23:11, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Category:Pending deletion[edit source]

Why there are so many pages in this category? --Lxazl5770 zh.admin) 09:39, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Because the admins are not deleting these pages yet. I don't know the reason of admins why. – ITechieGamertce 10:05, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Most of the pages in the category right now are redirects tagged under one of the cleanup projects. It makes it a little hard to find the normal pages that need deletion. I am not very involved in that project so I am not sure if there was an ultimate plan for dealing with the redirects apart from manually tagging them.
As for the files, its mainly busyness. Files take a bit longer to review before deletion. KnightMiner · (t) 19:58, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
I can't speak for the other admins, but personally I don't patrol that category at all. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:50, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

User:Psl85[edit source]

Psl85 (talkcontribslogsblock log) created Minecraft Wiki:Blocking policy and Minecraft Wiki:Warning policy with text slightly modified from Mario Wiki policy pages, and introduced these two local pages as if they were official policy. This user is neither a local nor a global administrator, and has made less than one hundred edits on this wiki (so they can hardly be viewed as a veteran editor). This user also was blocked for 1 month on November 7, 2017. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 09:47, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protect 1.12.2[edit source]

The 1.12.2 page has been vandalized 9 times by IP addresses in the last 2 months, and another edit by an IP was not vandalism but was surplus/opinion, and was reverted as well. There was not a single edit by an IP on 1.12.2 within the last 2 months that was constructive and/or not reverted.--Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngMadminecrafter12TalkContributions 18:20, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

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