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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


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.

--79.242.6.179 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 --79.242.6.179 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. --79.242.6.179 17:28, 29 April 2018 (UTC) Ninjaedited the above again to include the "Updatedthe latest versions" because I completely forgot that change. Sorry! --79.242.6.179 17:40, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Reduce issues pages protection down to semi- and note on /video pages[edit]

I suggest that we reduce the protection on issues pages down to semi. Although usually these pages don't need editing, you really just never know. Specifically, many pages and files are being moved to more appropriate names, causing a lot of links to need to be updated. If semi protection doesn't work out, then maybe we can go up to full again, but I really don't think full protection is necessary anymore.

On a similar note, I suggest reducing the number/types of users that are affected by the AF on the /video subpages. The abuse filter is one of the areas of wikis that I'm really not knowledgeable in, but would it be possible to do something like only allow users to edit it only if they have made at least 200 edits to the wiki or something like that? I know there's some kind of filter that filters registered users that have made less than 3 edits from performing certain actions, which is why I would even think something like this would be possible. I'm not sure if it would be a great idea to allow any registered user to edit video pages, but if something like a minimum of 200 edits is possible, I think it would be beneficial to try doing that for the /video subpages and see how it goes.

Oh, and one more thing. Are we going to start demoting admins who have been inactive for over a year? This was discussed on the community portal talk page and has now been archived, and it seems like most of the community supported this idea, but none of the admins who haven't edited in years have been demoted since.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 02:32, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

I don't have much comment on the protections, other than to note that /video protection specifically is a policy that was put in place when Curse was still producing videos for the wiki, at their request; the edit filter is a natural extension of that policy. It is definitely technically possible to change it to only apply to editors with fewer than x edits, but I'm not prepared to do so without a comment from Game widow or another Curse person giving the okay.
The inactive admin demotion not happening yet is just because I haven't taken the time to write up a notice and drop it on admins' talk pages. If anyone else wants to do so before I get around to it, feel free, and drop me a list of notified accounts on my talk page. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:11, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
If a video is out of date, then whether or not Curse produced it, it is fine to remove — Game widow (talk) 11:54, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

issue with user pages[edit]

Hello. On my user page, when I try to add {{Special:Contributions/Psl85}}, and trying to publishing the edit, will I appear logged out, it is usually technical error which causes I to automatically log out, it is a huge error and I want to have the template to my user page, and I not want to be logged out automatically when I try to save the edit. It also occured earlier today while in school, I got logged out and could not publish the edit, I saw on the screen:

Error: Your edit could not be saved due to a technical error. Please try again later.
Error code:685

Please search the systems for the error and then fix it. Psl85  Chat with me  My Contributions  13:41, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Special:Contributions isn't a template, it's a page. When you put it in the template syntax {{Special:Contributions/Psl85}}, you're telling the MediaWiki software to interpret it as a template, but because it's just ordinary text that won't work. There is a way to show your contributions on your user page, but I wouldn't advise it because it would it's relatively expensive in terms of server load. By the way, your signature is ugly and hard to read. – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 13:56, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Also, in your particular instance, because of how this "transclusion" works like Auldrick said above, some of the new pages that you created that are being listed, are actually processed as code. So instead of showing page created with "...text..." it would actually process any and all partial codes that said text contains, messing up a lot of stuff during page rendering. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 14:06, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
I updated my signature to non-ugly signature, I updated to this text:  Psl85  T  C   Psl85  T  C  14:08, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Psl85 - Although as Jack McKalling and Auldrick pointed out, you can't completely transclude your contributions, as that would mess a lot of things up, you can show your most recent 5, 10, 25, etc. contributions. To do this, add the following:
{{Special:Contributions/Psl85|''[Number of recent contributions here]''}}
Also, as for your signature, I can read it just fine, although you may want to further distinguish the colors of the background from the text. I certainly wouldn't call it "ugly."-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 14:17, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
This is a long-standing and known issue. The solution to this is simply to not include {{Special:Contributions}} into any page. If you encounter a page that includes it, please notify the admins so they can remove it or comment it out. | violine1101(Talk) 14:29, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
The issue think I is problematic, and I want to have a template of most recent contributions on my page, the transclusion works, but I appear logged out when I try to save the edit and seeing the error message for "the edit could not be saved due to a technical error" and appear logged out. I did NOT like the error.  Psl85  T  C  17:36, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, the same issue happend to me about a year ago. I did notify Curse but it has not been fixed since. | violine1101(Talk) 17:41, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
I did notify Curse staff again, and they're looking into it. | violine1101(Talk) 18:16, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
You might want to enter {{Special:Contributions/Psl85|limit=...}} (with {{{limit}}} as the parameter) or {{LoadPage|Special:Contributions/Psl85}} and see if that works. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 18:12, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
I tried it, but the system will log me out again. If I get logged out, needs I to click "Log In" at the top, go to Gamepedia Portal and then click "Log In" and then will I get back to the Minecraft Wikipedia logged in. The issue is terrible, I DO NOT like it. -- Psl85  Talk  Contribs  19:11, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
As pointed out above, the transclusion of this special page is just not intended (as of yet, until fixed by gamepedia). The suggestions for using it are to be taken "if it works for you". If it doesn't, please use an alternative to showing contributions like this and just be patient as you look out for gamepedia fixing the issue. There is nothing else we can do right now I'm afraid. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 19:16, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Template:Delete[edit]

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)

Vandalizing IP not blocked yet[edit]

The IP 70.132.3.138 (talkcontribslogsblock log) has been vandalizing 8 pages spread over the last month, and all their edits have been reverted except for Special:Diff/1215079 and Special:Diff/1215714, which weren't vandalism. But shouldn't they get blocked by now? – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 08:23, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

The reverted edits look more playful than malicious, and the IP has no talk page so they haven't even been given a warning yet. Plus, it's not like they're vandalizing multiple times a day: It's once every few days, and they have made a couple of good edits. I don't think the admins are going to block anybody like this (especially an IP that might be shared with other users) without at least a few warnings. – Auldrick (talk · contribs) 13:20, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Okay but then what about these cases of vandalism of page Drowned: 114.36.64.144 (talkcontribslogsblock log), 36.228.235.226 (talkcontribslogsblock log) and 118.163.53.25 (talkcontribslogsblock log). Although the latter again only has made one edit, but I'm mentioning for completeness. In total they've made 17 consequtive edits, which someone rewound in the following edit. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 20:10, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

blocked -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 20:53, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 20:55, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

I notice this IP user 81.183.6.189 (talkcontribslogsblock log) has been blocked before for 3 days due to vandalism, but has again done more of it today on two pages (both edits already dealt with), the day their block expired. Should they be blocked for longer? – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 14:13, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Not blocking yet because they seem to have stopped. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 14:15, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm a bit borderline about that one. Mainly because the type of vandalism is not really a huge deal, just very small number changes and not, e.g. blanking whole pages and replacing them with gibberish. Also, they seem to have stopped now after just making 2 edits. I personally would block them for a week or so if they continue. However, if another admin or GRASP thinks that they should go ahead and be blocked, I hold no objections whatsoever.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 14:17, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Another IP has been repeatedly vandalising (let me reuse this section again). IP user 145.236.181.95 (talkcontribslogsblock log) has been excessively adding non-blocks and removed content to the blast resistance table, which obviously doesn't belong there. They've been blocked before for 3 days like a week ago, so they've not learned from their mistake. This is the exact same thing that IP user 84.1.185.73 (talkcontribslogsblock log) used to be doing around 24/25 july this year, which was also blocked for it but for a week. The latter IP has not come back to doing it, though I'm not sure it's a different person. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 10:47, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! --Angrydog001 (talk) 10:58, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Blocked 145.236.181.95 (talkcontribslogsblock log) for a week   HorseHead.png MarkusRost (talk) 11:58, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Way to bulk upload several alticles/images?[edit]

Is it possible to upload several articles and images at once? If possible, how do I achieve that? --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 01:49, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

There is no way (afaik) to mass-upload images, and I'm not sure what you mean by "upload several articles". – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png 04:32, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
You can mass upload images by dragging them in to the big blue "drop files here" box when editing, or by pressing the upload icon in the toolbar. Admins can mass create articles from other wikis with the import function. MajrTalk
Contribs
10:16, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Cannot post a link to a video for "an unwanted word" in the URL[edit]

I tried to add a link to a Youtube video whose ID accidentally contains a combination of three letters that has been interpreted as a bad word by an automated filter. This filter doesn`t distinguish between intentional swearing and immutable letter combinations. I think this means that there is a huge amount of webpages that are unavailable to link in this wiki because of this issue; it is very easy for a combination of 3 letters like this to be accidentally formed. 139.47.29.138 23:12, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Maybe we should remove the word that disallowed the edit (the F word but without the U) altogether from the disallowed words, as I don't think it would really be used that often for vandalism. I've also thought about restricting the filter as a whole to only non-talk namespaces. This would result in a lot of talk namespace vandalism/spam, though. A better idea may be to have a list of words that are only disallowed in non-talk namespaces, and a separate list for ones that are disallowed in all namespaces.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 23:25, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

 Support the suggestion about removing the word from the filter. I don't know much about the filter so I can't tell about your other options. If removing this word suddenly opens up more spam, it can still be looked into again. – Jack McKalling [ Talk Contrib ] 08:35, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Removed it from the abuse filter completely, as I've actually seen quite a few more false positives than this (particularly because of YouTube) when looking at the abuse log for the filter. I've also changed a few other things, including now the "happen is" phrase (see above) should be able to be implemented by any user with no problems.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 22:06, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Simple edit - unable to submit[edit]

Trying to submit an additional detail to the Tutorials/Flying technologies:


Server safe engines[edit]

Often due to the lag on multiplayer servers, slime engines can bug allowing the player to fall through the flyer. This can be solved by isolating the passenger from the engine with two additional slime blocks.–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Yoma (talkcontribs) at 9:19, 05 August 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi Yoma, I've taken a look at the edit that was caught in the filter, and it does seem to be helpful, so I've added it to the article. The filter rule that your edit was caught in does seem to hit a lot of false positives. Local admins can't do anything about it, as it's a global rule, but I've notified Gamepedia Staff about how often false positives occur. Once you've made several edits, you shouldn't have to worry about most of the abuse filters anymore. Thanks for reporting!-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 12:56, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Page Move Requests[edit]

The following pages cannot be moved by standard users to match their new 1.13 names due to move protection:

Would an admin be able to complete these moves? --Bg samm (talk) 10:42, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

I would move these, but the thing is, these are not the names in the Bedrock Edition and Legacy Console Edition. Therefore, the only edition in which the new names are the actual names is Java Edition, so moving these could be controversial. You may be interested to see Talk:Monster Spawner#Recent Move suggestion for a similar discussion.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 15:17, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

How to upload new achievements list images?[edit]

I wonder how can I upload the new achievements list images. I found a website but it is a image include a lot achievement images. --Hbpencil235

Solved. Sorry for my careless. --Hbpencil235

Account moving[edit]

Hey, is there any way to remove/access my account? Because of the Curse account migration to Twitch, I can't seem to be able to access it anymore. Please help. Pixel5958 (talk) 03:53, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi! It is not possible to completely remove accounts, it's only possible to rename it so that it is anonymized. Here's a help article about this: gphelp:Account deletion.
However, it's also possible to merge your old account into your new one. If you're interested in that, please follow the instructions in this help article: gphelp:User merge. | violine1101(Talk) 09:52, 11 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.   HorseHead.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)
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