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Minecraft Wiki:Admin noticeboard

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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.
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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.

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Current issues


Enchanting/Levels Changes[edit]

In 1.13 and 1.14, maximum enchantment values have been removed.

Code snippet from net.minecraft.server.EnchantmentManager using BuildTools:

   for (int j = enchantment.getMaxLevel(); j > enchantment.getStartLevel() - 1; --j) {
       if (i >= enchantment.a(j)) {
           list.add(new WeightedRandomEnchant(enchantment, j));
           break;
       }
   }

where enchantment.a(int) is the calculation for minimum value and pre 1.14 enchantment.b(int) was for maximum value. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Crashtheparty (talkcontribs) at 02:54, 8 May 2019‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi Crashtheparty; your edit got caught in an abuse filter that is meant to disallow vandalism edits by preventing removal of sections, but often hits false positives. Your edit was a false positive and I'm sorry you weren't able to make it. Based on the details you've given, I'm pretty sure what you're saying is correct, but I can't verify it for myself unfortunately. @FVbico: Wonder if you'd be able to take a look and see if all the information in Special:AbuseLog/4597216 is accurate and adheres to the wiki standards? You seem to know quite a bit about technical Minecraft stuff. Cheers, --Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 13:05, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't really know anything about the enchanting mechanics though, sorry. FVbico (talk) 13:31, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Just for reference this was fixed here.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 02:06, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Notification spamming[edit]

For some reason, starting a day or two ago, I started getting email notifications that someone has edited a page. The pages are ones I've edited before, so they are on my watchlist.

The thing is, I don't have that email notification turned on in my preferences. I turned them all off last night (unchecked the boxes but left the overall on/off switch to "on") and this morning I got more notifications.

This isn't happening for any page, just a handful per day, so I have no idea how a page gets chosen for an email notification to me.

Did something get updated in the last couple of days? ~ Amatulic (talk) 13:57, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

The notification system was updated three (I think?) days ago, as there were numerous problems with the previous system we were using, so this is probably a bug from the switch. I noticed the same thing myself; I only have email notifications set for edits to my user talk page and user group rights changes but I'm getting email notifications for some edits to pages on my watchlist but not others. I've reported it in the Gamepedia Discord server, so hopefully staff will be able to have a look.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 14:44, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
A staff member has now created a ticket for this problem - [1].--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 14:46, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm going to flip the global switch to turn off all email notifications and see if that works. ~ Amatulic (talk) 17:17, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Nope... Setting "Do not send me any email notifications" doesn't work either. ~ Amatulic (talk) 00:12, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
This is really annoying. Into the spam folder they go for now.  Nixinova T  C  00:50, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
One notices only when the spam arrives, but not when it isn't arriving. I only just now realized that I haven't seen these email notifications for a few weeks, so the bug must have gotten fixed. ~ Amatulic (talk) 19:57, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

It's pillager outpost, not illager outpost[edit]

Hello, on the page https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Pillager I saw the mistake, there was "including villages and illager outposts", when i wanted to fix "illager outposts" to "pillager outposts" it said: "Error: Your action has been disallowed by an automated edit filter. A brief description of the matched rule(s) for your action is: You have changed the word "illager" to "villager" or "pillager". The word "illager" is likely to be correct; it refers to hostile villager-like mobs that spawn in mansions and raids (as mentioned in this minecraft.net article). If you believe your edit was constructive, please post a message on the admin noticeboard or notify an admin directly.", so can you fix that, if i can't? thx –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Farman52 (talkcontribs) at 19:06, 24 August 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed.  Nixinova T  C  19:26, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Missing biome on Adventuring time list[edit]

I found out that the Adventuring Time Advancement list is missing one of the required biomes to be found. The list has only 41 points, instead the 42 that should be there. Since I'm a new to this I don't know what is missing from the list. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.203.184.114 (talk) at 6:43, 25 August 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

There are 42 of them at the page. It might be that the tooltip is not fully shown or you miscounted. Here's the full list:
Badlands, Badlands Plateau, Bamboo Jungle, Bamboo Jungle Hills, Beach, Birch Forest, Birch Forest Hills, Cold Ocean, Dark Forest, Deep Cold Ocean, Deep Frozen Ocean, Deep Lukewarm Ocean, Desert, Desert Hills, Forest, Frozen River, Giant Tree Taiga, Giant Tree Taiga Hills, Jungle, Jungle Edge, Jungle Hills, Lukewarm Ocean, Mountains, Mushroom Field Shore, Mushroom Fields, Plains, River, Savanna, Savanna Plateau, Snowy Beach, Snowy Mountains, Snowy Taiga, Snowy Taiga Hills, Snowy Tundra, Stone Shore, Swamp, Taiga, Taiga Hills, Warm Ocean, Wooded Badlands Plateau, Wooded Hills, Wooded Mountains--skylord_wars (talk) 12:50, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Mods/OptiFine[edit]

Some content on the page could be seen as advertising; for example, "It is highly recommended by the experts to install the OptiFine for Minecraft". Yesterday, I used {{cleanup}} to request rewriting the page. However, soft redirecting to the Feed the Beast Wiki might be a better solution. Should I go ahead and do this? The BlobsPaper.png 14:56, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Support soft-redirecting. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 15:45, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, there's very little quality content that is not already on the FTB page. Support a soft redirect.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 16:23, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
 Done I replaced the page with a soft redirect. The BlobsPaper.png 16:47, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

"History" tab not showing old NBT data[edit]

When viewing the NBT data of a Villager (at the bottom of the Villager wiki page) it's based around the current Minecraft version. However when selection an older revision via the "History" tab, the NBT data is unaffected. This is a problem because I'm unable to view what NBT data was like at earlier dates. This doesn't seem to affect every wiki page, but Villagers is a good example. --Opryzelp (talk) 02:05, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Entity Data is stored in /ED pages (e.g., Villager/ED).Slscool (talk) 04:14, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Multiple “Trivia” sections[edit]

On the page “Day-Night Cycle”, there are multiple trivia sections. The first section has multiple entries and is obviously the main one, while the second section includes just one entry. As a “new user” I am unable to make this change. Sweepingjeans (talk) 19:03, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

I just removed the second one, because I'm 99.9% sure it's false. Ian07 (talk) 19:13, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-Protect Villager[edit]

Many anonymous users have been posting vandalism or false information. The BlobsPaper.png 13:33, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Sure, two weeks.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 14:23, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Autopatrol/Patroller suggestion[edit]

I suggest Hatsuki kiri to get autopatrol or patroller, because he make constructive edits and is active at fighting vandalism. Before he can get patroller rights, he should begin with leaving a reason when he undo edits, so everyone know why it was unconstructive. - Magiczocker (talk) 14:23, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Granted autopatrol; agree there. For patroller, I would prefer to see a slightly better understanding of the English language to avoid the patrolling of edits that have major grammatical or spelling errors. However, that's just my opinion; I have no issues with another admin granting patroller if they think it would be appropriate, as long as Hatsuki indicates that they even want the role and have read through MCW:Patrollers. Thanks, --Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 14:30, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your suggestions and trusting my edits. I will write edit summary before saving changes more often, and keep fighting vandalism then. But there's still a long way to go before I can become a patroller, because I haven't been able to express my idea in English smoothly yet. So I will improve my English skills and try to become a patroller on zh wiki first so that I can gain more experience. -- Hatsuki kiri ( T C) 15:27, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

I suggest ImakerB to get autopatrol, because he make constructive edits and is active since 2016. - Magiczocker (talk) 10:44, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

I suggest Tengoblinekcz to get autopatrol, because he make constructive edits and is one of the directors. - Magiczocker (talk) 14:11, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Done.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 15:43, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
What is with ImakerB that I suggested above? - Magiczocker (talk) 15:48, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
ImakerB is definitely a constructive user, but I'm a bit hesitant about granting autopatrol because they often make edits with major grammatical errors, some of which are hard to comprehend. I don't object to another admin granting it, however, if they believe the productiveness and frequency of their edits outweighs the severity of their grammatical errors.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 17:00, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
I agree. As long as ImakerB sticks to maintenance edits (which seems to be most of his activity) he makes quality contributions. But when he write prose, I often have to clean up afterward. I don't really mind doing this because what he adds is good material... provided the English is comprehensible enough to rephrase correctly. The grammatical constructs he uses make me suspect his native language is Russian or something similar. If his edits are autopatrolled, they would no longer be flagged as needing patrolling, and the English errors do need patrolling. ~ Amatulic (talk) 20:04, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Is it necessary to add a new rule for abuse filter?[edit]

I noticed some unconstructive edits recently, all of which used the word "yeet", such as revision 1422379, revision 1425784 and revision 1417114. Though I don't really know what they want to express by using that word. -- Hatsuki kiri ( T C) 22:33, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

I added the word to the "disallow certain words" filter, though I'm not sure if it will cause any false positives. –Sonicwave talk 22:49, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protection request for page Java Edition 1.15[edit]

This page has been vandalized many times by an IP user (See Special:Contributions/183.171.0.0/16), who added much unsourced information time and time again.-- Hatsuki kiri ( T C) 10:18, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Maybe a range block on 183.171.112.0/22 instead? That same range was involved in adding unsourced information to Bedrock Edition 1.13.0. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 10:43, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I'd say do both. Imo it's pretty obvious that a range block would be useful, but a month or two of semi-protection also seems reasonable, given that the page's two week protection (applied by myself) expired only a few days ago and there has been disruptive editing from both this range and several other IP addresses since.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 13:12, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and blocked the said IP range.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 13:14, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I've now gone ahead and protected the page for two months as well, for the reasons described above.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 00:31, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

YouTube player extension[edit]

What kind of extension is used for this YouTube player so that I can connect this extension to my wiki on the fandom?User 100287610 (talk) 18:01, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

It's an extension made by Gamepedia: Extension:EmbedVideo (mediawiki.org)   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk) 18:11, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Do you know a person like Kuzura (he is a fandom employee, maybe he was on gamepedia)? He said that he could connect this extension, if you say the name of the extension.User 100287610 (talk) 19:40, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Odd page on Category Policies[edit]

The page User:MarcelTheHippie/sandbox (created by UserProfile:VeenM64, that is "MarcelTheHippie" renamed) is categorized as a Wiki Policy since November 2017‎. Users (sub)pages should not be found at Category:Policies as it may cause confusion. And the page is a duplicate of Wiki rules. I've tried to remove the category tag, but the action triggered two abuse filters (You are editing someone else's userpage. As a new user, your action has been disallowed.). Sorry about that. Can anyone else remove this category tag? Thank you. —Sapadorcastelo (talk) 15:06, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

I attempted to remove the category as well. However, there is currently an issue with tracking how many edits a user has, so the system does not think I am autoconfirmed. The BlobsPaper.png 14:12, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks; commented out the category so it should no longer appear.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 20:49, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

About {{Crafting usage}}[edit]

There might be something wrong with this template. It is expected that the pages of items with this template should be added to Category:Empty crafting usage if they are not used in any crafting reicipes, but the page of bow, which can be used to craft dispenser, is unexpectedly included in this category. After discussion with Leduyquang753 (see here), Module:Crafting seemingly needs to be debugged, which is fully protected however. So we may need an administrator to help with solving this problem. Thanks. -- Hatsuki kiri ( T C) 15:28, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

The category wasn't visible on the page itself. I null edited bow and it's now gone from the category page as well.   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk) 15:55, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Create commands/spectate[edit]

What about creating commands/spectate? It is needed, which is shown at the page Java Edition 19w41a. This page has been requested once. Could you make it? 111.88.15.236 16:39, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Done, I have created Commands/spectate. –Sonicwave talk 17:42, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Revision suppression request[edit]

To any admin here: please suppress visibility of this vandal edit as it reveals personal information. I'm not sure what the policy is here -- I would suppress this sort of edit as an admin on the English Wikipedia, so I thought I'd alert the admins here. ~ Amatulic (talk) 20:33, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Pinging Madminecrafter12, Majr and MarkusRost into this discussion, since only bureaucrats and Gamepedia staff can use RevDel on Gamepedia. (For reference, the policy page is at gphelp:RevisionDelete.) –Sonicwave talk 21:04, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done; yes, that definitely qualifies, thank you. Unfortunately, because of the device I'm on at the moment, I'm not able to email Gamepedia to suppress the edit so that only staff can view it (currently any admin can see it), but if Markus isn't able to respond to this by the time I'm on my desktop I'll send the email.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 22:03, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done; revision suppressed and mail send.   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk) 22:38, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

hello and goodbye[edit]

i have been banned from editing or adding anything outside talk pages and the admin noticeboard, could someone please report this and put it on my talk page, but until then i'm done editing, and could you give me some more information about user pages and maybe make it where you can make a profile without making an account if possible. thank you, and give me more permissions please.--74.140.56.25 20:14, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Creation of articles has been restricted to only logged in users. User pages are only allowed for logged in users as well. Editing existing articles should work fine.   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk)

Suggestion about patroller permissions[edit]

I suggest that more permissions, such as blocking users, protecting and deleting pages, should be applied to patrollers in order that repetitive vandalism can be stopped more efficiently. -- Hatsuki kiriTC〕 11:09, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

That's out of the scope of patrollers though; patrollers are just for verifying edits; what you are suggesting is giving them administrative actions. FVbico (talk) 11:43, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Though I think it is also reasonable for patrollers to prevent vandalism in a more efficient way. In many cases, giving warnings is not very helpful. -- Hatsuki kiriTC〕 12:32, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
The problem I see with this is we have a huge backlog of patrolling requests. Blocking, protecting, and deleting are very sensitive rights, so if we were to give all these abilities to all patrollers, the trust level of the user group would have to significantly increase. Therefore, we would in principal have fewer patrollers and the backlog would grow even more. The (current) role of patrollers is to mark edits as patrolled, with an additional ability to rollback edits, and giving them more sensitive permissions that are usually only given to admins, will change this role and as I explained, likely cause the backlog to increase long-term.
Creating a whole new right, like a few wikis have, such as a moderator that can block users and "moderate" pages might be an option, but imo if someone can be trusted to block, protect, and delete, they can be trusted with the full administrator right.--Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 12:45, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I see. It seems that changing user rights needs much more consideration than I thought. -- Hatsuki kiriTC〕 13:12, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Semi-Protect Bedrock Edition 1.13.0[edit]

Lots of IPs posting false information, especially about the release date. The BlobsPaper.png 00:35, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Protected for 2 weeks. –Sonicwave talk 00:39, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

I can't upload a new version of the file[edit]

Linkscategory.png Because the file is locked --User0183 (talk) 06:47, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

That file is protected because it is used on the main page, which should not be edited by non-admins. Could you, for now, upload your new version as a separate file just so that we admins can see what it looks like? Thanks, --Madminecrafter12 (Talk to me | View what I've done) 13:24, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Creating Hebrew wiki[edit]

Hello, I am new here in this wiki, but I play a while, and I know the game. I'd like to create a Hebrew wiki, according to the guidelines, and to translate it from English. I understand both of these languages: I have skilled English, and Hebrew is my mother tongue. Balagaan (talk) 16:08, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

I don’t think the admins are in charge of creating new wikis. Try contacting Game widow instead. The BlobsPaper.png 17:31, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
There was a project for Hebrew which is now inactive. Btw the expression skilled English is not quite skilled:(  CuervoTalk 05:44, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protection request for page Mob[edit]

Some anonymous users might be too hurriedly categorizing the upcoming mobs, which disrupted the order of information. A few days of semi-protection could be reasonable. -- Hatsuki kiriTC〕 15:13, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

It seems that I have to apply for the semi-protection request again, since the page is still disrupted frequently. -- Hatsuki kiriTC〕 01:43, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

The "Java Edition Infdev 20100617-1" page is a mislabeling.[edit]

The page Java Edition Infdev 20100617-1 [ https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Java_Edition_Infdev_20100617-1 ] is a mislabeling. The version is actually 20100617-2. A 20100617-1 never existed. Clicking on the download link brings you to 20100617-2. This is likely an oversight when the page was created. So this page needs to be renamed to 20100617-2. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by ThreeLui (talkcontribs) at 7:33, 28 November 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Untitled[edit]

Im just a reader, but i noticed some stuff wrong with the main page. first it is not very interactive, i know this might be a challenge, but many people would like it. Also, you need a link to the tutorial page on the Main page, and a very noticeable one at that, as many people come to the wiki to learn how to play the game. it is my understanding only admins can edit the main page, if this is untrue my deepest apologies 50.206.148.38 21:58, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

What would you like added to it to make it more "interactive"? (Also, the edit copy page is editable).  Nixinova T  C  22:29, 4 December 2019 (UTC)