Minecraft Wiki:Admin noticeboard

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
If you believe you have been wrongfully blocked, you may discuss the block on your talk page, which you usually will still be able to edit.

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 that involve administrators 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 (excluding redirects, where the template should be placed after the #REDIRECT [[...]] line), which will then automatically mark the page as a candidate for deletion.
  • Do not post issues regarding content disputes. Try making a request for comment instead.
  • 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. However, an admin may be able to 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

Global AF caught my constructive edit[edit]

I tried to edit Tutorials/Update_Java to reflect the current status of Oracle's Java versions. I got an error message telling me to post here:

  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 - New user adding link at end or in heading
  If you believe your edit was constructive, please post a message on the admin noticeboard or notify an admin directly.

-- 10:23, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Yep, that's the abuse filter. Can you tell us what edit you were trying to make? If you can, then we may be able to do it for you. This specific filter likely blocks all unregistered users as well as registered users who have not made 3 edits yet.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 12:18, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Three things, mainly:
  • I changed the terminology so that "development versions" (they're not really development vesions) are now referred to as "short-term support versions", same for "stable" and "long-term support versions".
  • The Java 9 download link is now broken because Oracle removed it from their downloads, so I removed that and added a Note with a link to the Java Archive, also saying that Java 9 is no longer supported, will no longer receive security updates and that Oracle recommends you don't use Java 9.
  • I cited the Java Archive page and the the page where Oracle lays out the End-Of-Life dates of Java releases.
  • Updated the latest versions to 1.8.0_172 and 10.0.1
The complete new wikitext that I tried to change it to can be found at https://pastebin.com/raw/4yG5vR4s -- 17:24, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Ninjaedited the above to include cited links separately because I feared the AF might catch my contribution to this page if I included all the links. -- 17:28, 29 April 2018 (UTC) Ninjaedited the above again to include the "Updatedthe latest versions" because I completely forgot that change. Sorry! -- 17:40, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Well, I'm very very late here considering it's late November now and this request was in April, but I think I've done what you requested in this edit; although quite a bit has already changed on the page since. Thanks for helping contribute to the Minecraft Wiki-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 13:20, 27 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi! I need to upload an image and add it to the template:Delete page, but the page is protected, I cannot make it, and an admin needs to do it for me, and I need also make some larger changes to the template, please can the protection level be lowered from "sysop" to "autoconfirmed" so I can upload a trash bin image from Wiki Pedia and use it on the delete template and make some layout changes to the template? After I are done can the protection level be raised to "sysop" again. Please can this be done? -- psl85 ☎ Talk 18:38, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

 Oppose. There are still unresolved discussions about those templates going on, which need concensus before the templates should be modified. Please refer to for instance, this discussion about deleting redirects and its main WIP project here. After that discussion, the {{delete}} and {{speedy delete}} templates may need to be radically revisited. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 18:56, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Instead of lowering the protection so you can edit it, normally what is done is the changes are proposed on a talk page and an admin will add them once approved. So start a conversation there about what layout changes you wish to make, preferably by adding a mockup, and if there is a concensus someone will update it. KnightMiner · (t) 19:27, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
On the other hand, "sysop" seems to be an unnecessarily high protection level. Permanent protection at an "autoconfirmed" level is sufficient enough for now. With that said, could an admin please lower it? MarcelTheHippie (talkcontribslogsblock log) 🐷🥕☮️ 01:05, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, although we wouldn't usually temporarily lower the protection of a page just so that one person can edit it, we may should consider lowering the edit protection of {{delete}} to autoconfirmed. Years ago, a ton of registered users vandalized the template - but I highly doubt it would still happen now.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 14:00, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
If it's lowered, editors other than Psl85 will easily be able to improve the template as they see fit in the future without having to seek administrative attention. Since there don't seem to be any objections, I think permanent autoconfirmed protection can go ahead. MarcelTheHippie (talkcontribslogsblock log) 🐷🥕☮️ 00:50, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok, but I would only have a image added to the template, such as a trash bin or something, is the image ok? If the page is getting vandalized, please increase protection level to sysop. Wikipedia-logo.png psl85 (talkcontribs) 04:19, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
@Psl85: Are there any other changes you'd like to make to the template? MarcelTheHippie (talkcontribslogsblock log) 🐷🥕☮️ 21:53, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Cannot link mi gamepedia account to my email[edit]

Last night I created my Gamepedia account. Now I was trying to change my preferences, but I cannot, supposedly because I haven't confirmed an e-mail. All notices and help pages I have been linked say that e-mail settings are in the user preferences page, however this isn't true for me. Is this an error or am I dumb? GammaMicroscopii (talk) 16:48, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Your Gamepedia account is using your Email form your Twitch account. You need to change your Email on Twitch.   HorseFace.png MarkusRost (talk) 17:04, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Edit: E-mail preferences are in the preferences page, but are not editable. GammaMicroscopii (talk) 17:05, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Special:WikiPoints page is broken[edit]

Each leaderboard page -except the first- is cut at the end. Yesterday night I was in a position number that had a 9 in the second-to-last digit, so I couldn't see myself because tables are cut at the end. Some pages have more than 15 places out of 100 missing. GammaMicroscopii (talk) 16:57, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Can't edit Talk:Minecraft Wiki[edit]

I tried to put this on Talk:Minecraft Wiki but I was blocked: "Extra protection for frequent spam targets" and "Global AF - Keyword spam"

==Bedrock Edition Versions==
(from [[Talk:Bedrock Edition#Main Page Version Box]])<br>
Could I suggest this again?  I know [[User:Auldrick|]] said no, but I have an alternative to a GIF: the way the image cycling works on entity pages and such (like [[Villager]]).  Could something be rigged up where (for Auldrick's case) there's one cycling icon for the seven besides Android, iOS, and Apple TV; another icon for the first two of those; and a final icon for Apple TV?  Then, once all versions are equal, there's one icon for everything except Apple TV?  I can experiment if my help's needed. ~~~~

Scientific Guy (talk) 00:10, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi Scientific Guy - thanks for reporting! As for the first filter that your edit got caught in, "Extra protection for frequent spam targets," I personally think that should probably be disabled altogether (see below). What it does is makes it so that users can't edit the main page unless they're logged in and have made 5 edits. However, the first part (logged in) is redundant, as the page is already semi-protected, so that only registered users can edit it. Also, the abuse filter seems to hit many false positives and most of the accurate catches are not any kind of extreme spam/vandalism - usually just a post that was made where it doesn't belong, but that could easily be reverted, and it doesn't seem to occur that often. For the second filter that your edit got caught in, that was a false positive. Normal admins can't edit the filter, as it's global, but I've notified Gamepedia Staff and are figuring out a solution right now.
As for actually making the edit, the best thing I can think of is for me to do it for you. However, that would technically be forging your signature. Do note that once you've made 5 edits, you should be able to bypass both filters just fine, so if you even just want to edit your sandbox twice, that would be an easy way to do the trick. ;)-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 03:35, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, after looking at more of the filter hits, I was wrong about the first part of my post. The filter is quite effective actually, and I don't think the filter should be disabled altogether. However, I do think the required edit count should be lowered to 2 (or even maybe 1), rather than 5 - as almost all of the accurate catches are by users who haven't made any previous edits.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 03:38, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Looks like you've worked up enough edits now and made the post. Anyways, for the future, I've changed the abuse filter so that any registered user who has made at least 2 edits can now edit the Minecraft Wiki talk page. Again, thank you for reporting!-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 18:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! Scientific Guy (talk) 18:35, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Tutorials/Command block: Revision deletion request[edit]

This diff on Tutorials/Command block: The edit has a offensive edit summary, which might be deleted, and has some offensive language, and i would this summary be deleted and has some swearing and bad things, and please can this be deleted so other users visiting the recent changes page, history on the page, or the ip's contributions would not see it, please? Wikipedia-logo.png psl85 (talkcontribs) 16:42, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

I personally doubt the edit's so vile as to require revdeletion. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 16:45, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Normal swearing or offensive language wouldn't warrant revision deletion. However, "Grossly insulting or degrading material" would warrant revision deletion. This might fall under that category, but I'm not really too sure. I think I'll leave this to another admin to see their opinion. And anyways, admins can no longer hide revisions - only bureaucrats and GP staff can.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 16:48, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
It's not remotely offensive enough...There isn't even one single actual swear word. Just move on. --Pcj (talk) 17:10, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

I want my userpage protected[edit]

My userpage want I to have semi protected to prevent vandals from vandalizing it please --Wikipedia-logo.png psl85 (talkcontribs) 10:07, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't see why you would need that. There has been literally no incident whatsoever of this yet on your page. Usually pages are only protected if it is an active target of multiple vandalizers, or if it is a high traffic page and vandalism is to be expected. Your page is neither. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 10:19, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
IPs can't edit user pages, there is a global abuse filter "New User Editing Another's Userpage" which prevents anyone with less then ~5(?) edits from editing the page. A semi-protection would be useless.   HorseFace.png GRASP logo.png MarkusRost (talk) 10:42, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Ok Wikipedia-logo.png psl85 (talkcontribs) 11:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)


When I go to the xp page (https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Experience) I get a warning from my antivirus and if I don't block it I get redirected to a spam page telling me I won a free phone. Nacoranisalive (talk) 02:05, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Your computer or browser might be infected with spyware or other malware. Update your anti-virus, run a computer-wide scan and see if turns out with any positives. If not, check if your antivirus can detect spyware besides virusses. I don't think this has anything to do with the page itself, because I don't get any such problem with the page. It might be a special trigger in the malware that checks for certain words on a page. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 07:22, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

disruptive editing by Giorgosarv18[edit]

The user Giorgosarv18 (talkcontribslogsblock log) is disruptively editing the crossbow page, repeatedly ignoring and edit warring the redirect page to make it a content page, after having been informed to refer to the style guide. he never gives any reason why he thinks his action should be made, besides believing the page should exist. Crossbows are not in the game yet in any version, and according to the style guide, articles have to exist in some development version before they meet notability. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 20:16, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

I should add that this has also happened on the Pillager page. -BDJP (t|c) 20:18, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Nixinova, BDJP007301 and Giorgosarz18: Please discuss this on the talk page instead of continuously reverting. Any more reverts will result in user blocks and possibly page protection. This goes for all of you. This edit war is getting excessive. Also, in the future, please explain your reasoning clearly when making reverts or simply don't make them.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 20:26, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
I just reverted BDJP because he didn't leave an edit summary and I was under the impression according to the Discord that it was fine to have them as articles or articles under redirects. – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png 22:21, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
@Nixinova: That makes sense, and I'm not criticizing the fact that you did that at all. I was just saying that at this point, due to the complexity of this edit war and that it's having to be taken to the admin noticeboard, this change should now be discussed on the talk page, and I pinged you because you were one of the users involved with this. That being said, I encourage you to take it to the talk page of the Crossbow page or the community portal now, if you believe what you did benefited the encylcopedia. It's not that difficult to start a discussion. ;) I think that's the general problem right now, not necessarily the edits, but the fact that nobody seems to want to actually discuss it despite repeatedly being reverted.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 22:36, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
I've moved the unreleased content to my userspace (Nixinova/1.14) ready for when it's released next Wednesday. – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png 23:57, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Minecraft BE has updated to 1.7[edit]

Minecraft Bedrock Edition has updated to 1.7 for two or three days but I still see the latest version as 1.6.x on the Main Page. Please update. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Leduyquang753 (talkcontribs) at 23:27, 18 October 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

a new page was blocked[edit]

I've created a tutotial on how to play in Minecraft in LAN using software. Was blocked because it's possibly can be unwanted. What I did wrong? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Arbaktos (talkcontribs) at 14:08, 7 December 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I can't edit here[edit]

everytime I try to edit, it won't let me. Can you make an update to fix this bug? I can't even create pages. They would be very helpful. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 18:24, 10 December 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The filters appear to be working correctly. As per the style guide, articles must contain a reasonable amount of content, and should not duplicate existing pages (such as this one). -- Orthotopetalk 01:04, 11 December 2018 (UTC)