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Can´t edit the Directors page

Hello, I´m an administrator of the german Wiki but can´t edit the Directors page. Can you change my rights, please? Because I have a question which I want to put there. Thank you --.zip de.MinecraftWiki-Admin Diskussion 18:28, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Becoming an admin on one wiki does not automatically make you admins on other language wikis. You could post it on the talk page of this. t numbermaniac c 22:07, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
>"The Minecraft Wiki Directors is made up of administrators from all of the language sites."
All admins from all language sites should have director rights on this wiki.
While I am here... consider this a request to give me director rights as well (I am an administrator on the Russian wiki). --GreenStone (0x54; 0x43) 22:16, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Is there even such a right as director? Hmm, probably is. t numbermaniac c 05:14, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Special:ListGroupRights -- Orthotope talk 05:24, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
That answers all the questions I had about that. Cool. t numbermaniac c 05:36, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
So can someone change the rights, please? --.zip de.MinecraftWiki-Admin Diskussion 22:37, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Only bureaucrats and Curse can change user rights. The two bureaucrats of this wiki have not edited for a while, and the only active Curse person I know hasn't edited since the 12th.t numbermaniac c 00:45, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. Then I have to wait.--.zip de.MinecraftWiki-Admin Diskussion 08:32, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
.zip, I have added you to the Director's group. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 22:07, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you--.zip de.MinecraftWiki-Admin Diskussion 10:10, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Wynthyst. Can I also become "director"? More, an administrator could add "Gizmo le fou" as an admin of the French wiki in this page : http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki:Directors ? thanks Itouchmasterpro 18:38, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't respond earlier, both of you have Director's rights now. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 12:13, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Inappropriate Ad?

I am seeing an Ad pop up at the bottom of the page for "Wartune", which prominently says "MALE GAMERS ONLY" and leads to an adult-oriented site. I tried to link, but it wouldn't let me due to being a new use. wartune dot gamerankers dot com

Looking at the Wiki Rules, I feel it violates the spirit, if not any specific letter, of those rules. You may wish to speak to the company that handles the ads and ask that such not be displayed here. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.136.69.61 (talkcontribs) 01:39, 20 July 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

You can send an email to contact@curse.com t numbermaniac c 01:49, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
I agree about that ad being inappropriate. All I've seen from that game's adds are images designed to attract male players (terminology is limited). If you search up "wartune advertisement" on bing images, you can see what I mean. And, this: www dot gamesindustry dot biz/articles/2013-05-10-wartune-advertising-runs-afoul-of-esrb.
Generally, this game is inappropriate. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Pokechu22 (talkcontribs) 04:24, 20 July 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Link refactored due to the possibility of the original user being unable to edit this section. t numbermaniac c 07:42, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


Note: The Game itself is not inappropriate, it is an average browser based strategy game, with no adult content. The ads are extremely misleading, the same thing happened with a game called Evony quite a few years back.

Invalid/illegal advertisement.

I have copied this out of the archive since it is still somewhat active.
(Weirdly, that wartune one hasn't had a post for over a week and it is still considered active) Pokechu22 05:07, 14 August 2013 (UTC)


Please remove this advertisement as it is endorcing piracy/turns you into a spambot/is a scam.

I don't know exactly how gallerys work, so that may be extremely small. Apearently, according to the terms, it installs some kind of "wonderbar" thingy (not the actual term), so it must be evil. Pokechu22 19:45, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Admins can't do anything about ads: maybe contact Curse. t numbermaniac c 21:34, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
How? I assume it goes on the curse forums, but would it go under bug reports or where?Pokechu22 21:51, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Probably send them an email at contact@curse.com. t numbermaniac c 21:57, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Done, now I'm waiting for a response. Pokechu22 22:05, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Might be worth contacting Mojang about the site as well, since it appears to violate their Terms of Use. -- Orthotope talk 02:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
I saw this ad too; it's very misleading. --Sheepuff20 (T|C) 06:44, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
I sent too. Now which do you think will come first, the curse one of the Mojang one? Pokechu22 04:15, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
It all depends on how often each checks their email and how many emails are sent to them daily. If Curse doesn't reply soon, maybe you could email Wynthyst as she works at curse. t numbermaniac c 04:33, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
I also tried reporting the ad to google, but the reporting thingy kept saying "INVALID EMAIL". Pokechu22 18:22, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
That's probably a bug on google's side. t numbermaniac c 02:11, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
If you reported the ad to contact@curse.com it should be dealt with. If you ever see inappropriate ads, or ads that trigger any sort of anti-spyware, etc. Please note the page you are on, the time, and get a screenshot of the ad and send that information immediately to either contact@curse.com or wiki@curse.com and it will be investigated immediately. We only provide space for advertising that is provided by a 3rd party, we don't actually control the ads ourselves, so while we have fairly stringent criteria, on occasion bad ads do slip through. Thank you for your diligence and concern! -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 10:59, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
I did report it to there, should I have gotten a reply? Its been over a week, no reply. I also tricked the google bug by saying my email was "someone@example.com", and linking my actual email in the message body. You'd think it would accept gmail, but meh. Also, please note this: (Its a post on this page). Pokechu22 23:53, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
PS: do those "3 easy steps to convert pdf" things that install adware also count? They do stuff that already is available and are basicly scams. Pokechu22
If it installs adware then yes. t numbermaniac c 00:14, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Where can I see the full advertising policy? Pokechu22 00:01, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Minecraft Wiki:Privacy policy has some decent info. t numbermaniac c 08:03, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I still haven't gotten a response from either of them, but I haven't seen the ad either, so I'd say we have succeeded. Pokechu22 22:29, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Sometimes companies act without responding, so maybe you have won! -- t numbermaniac c 05:10, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to burst your bubbles, guys, but it's still here. --Sheepuff20 (T|C) 05:30, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Maybe Pokechu should send it again. -- t numbermaniac c 05:48, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Yea, I'm doing it. (This time, I found one that was non-flash, so I can report it directly, instead of describing it.) Aditionaly, they seem to have fixed the email address bug, so I [hopefully] will get a response. I linked to all of googles policies it violated in any way, so that they don't have to do much. Pokechu22 16:59, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Administrator rights

Can I be an administrator on the vietnamese wiki? After all, I am vietnamese, and am able to translate and write it with minimal difficulty. --1234567890Number 21:01, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

You should ask that on the Vietnamese wiki and not here. -- t numbermaniac c 02:24, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
There currently exists no Vietnamese wiki. If you want to help out, I would suggest assisting with the translation project. — Hower64 13:15, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, but I might not have enough time to get to it frequently, but I will try. --1234567890Number 17:21, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Another thing, can I be an administrator on the English wiki then? I have fluent english and grammar, and I created a Slime disambiguation page today. --1234567890Number 17:31, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello? No admin has answered this for a while, and it's been four days... :| --1234567890Number 19:42, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

You shouldn't ask for administrator rank, if you deserve it they will give it to you. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 20:31, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Pedr0visk (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Second account of User:Pedr0viski. Meeples10 t ~ c 00:00, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Broken external link filter

I was attempting to post to the Music Disc talk page, but it says my post contains external links. That is incorrect as there is no external link. Below is the Subject and text of my post:

Subject/headline: strad derived from Tomb Raider theme music

Body: Please add to the Trivia section that STRAD is very similar to the theme music from the original Tomb Raider; heavily influenced is more like it. It is unmistakable when comparing the two. Also, I'd posit that the name is a contraction of Soundtrack Tomb Raider.

~ ~ ~ ~ (all together on the post)

Please fix this as I believe my post to be relevant and salient.

Thanks so much! :)

Cheers, Sixit 05:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

The abuse filter stupidly includes the line above where you're editing, which in this case includes a link, so it thinks you're adding it. I don't think there's anyway to fix that. ultradude25Talk
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– 07:13, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Once your account is 4 days old and you have made 10 edits on the wiki, the filter won't apply. -- t numbermaniac c 21:28, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Bad Word

In the Herobrine page in one of the quotes, there is an un-blanked swear word. Major Issue. Mokiki 23:52, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm assuming you mean the Kappische quote. You can change it on Herobrine/editcopy and an admin can put it on the main Herobrine page. -- t numbermaniac c 00:14, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
In general, we don't censor direct quotes from Mojangstas. It's hardly the most offensive word out there anyway. -- Orthotope talk 00:31, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Define "bad". Sheesh, you chose the wrong internet. 88.104.28.235 01:29, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Wow. Ban him please, disrespecting users. And sending nasty YouTube videos too. Nice. Didn't watch it, just removed it. Mokiki 14:03, 22 September 2013 (UTC

Anyway, pretty much anyone who plays Minecraft goes on the wiki, and that includes children. This wiki is NOT PG-13 to R, it is PG. AND you violated rule 16 sending me a video. Mokiki (talk) 14:03, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

P.S. I don't want an edit war here either, its not like it hurts to have it blanked. Edit wars are a more of a pain than just leaving it be, 88.104.28.235. Mokiki (talk) 20:43, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I really think it does not matter. That's not the wiki's problem. its the parents of the kid problem. not ours.--007a83 Talk | Contribs 03:55, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

MrJoeBob (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Not another alternate account, but one for a friend who does not know how to make one. 216.81.121.112 11:00, 5 September 2013 (UTC) (Meeples10, sorry, forgot to login)

The only edit that I (the above user, Meeples10) will make with this account will be setting up some things for the person I created it for. MrJoeBob 11:03, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Now that I'm done setting up the preferences and watchlist, I probably won't make any more edits on that account. Any edits on that account from now on will most likely be my friend. Meeples10 t ~ c 20:50, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Brian07 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Moved Blaze to a silly page called Fire throwing thing. I reverted this but please block him. --1234567890Number 23:51, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Orthotope talk 01:33, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Clock circuit

 Done

Wanted to remove "Redeveloped with edge detector/control lever, on Wiki by Sorceror Nobody, June 4-5, 2013." as useless self-promotion.

Filters wouldn't let me.

88.104.28.235 01:23, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Removed. —Munin295 · Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Stone Pickaxe.png · 01:45, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Thx 88.104.28.235 02:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

92.21.247.33 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Keeps adding stuff about "Alfiecraft" to pages. Meeples10 t ~ c 21:21, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

You may want to undo all his edits if they aren't useful. -- t numbermaniac c 21:38, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
All edits from this IP seem to be vandalism. They have been reverted. --GreenStone (0x54; 0x43) 21:46, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Template:BlockSprite

This template has gone all stretchy with the whole sprite imagery, go take a look for yourself at the template page. Can you fix it? --1234567890Number 00:53, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Clear your cache. ultradude25Talk
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File:Mojang logo.svg

Full protection? --GreenStone (0x54; 0x43) 16:30, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, it's only used on a few thousand pages... -- Orthotope talk 00:45, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Abuse filter

The Abusefilter is constantly blocking my edits as a new user, while I'm goodwilling and only want to update things on this wiki. See my recent controbutions. This is quite annoying because I've ran into it for like 7 - 9 times on a row trying to save a post (without links!) on a talkpage and aswell on a normal page. --DdgMC 15:12, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

PS: I know how a wiki works. So I think it's the regex of the filters. --DdgMC 15:14, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Some of your edits had links on the line above, see #Broken external link filter. Although the links you were trying to add are meant to be in the whitelist...
You've already made enough edits to not be counted as a new user now, anyway. ultradude25Talk
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– 15:59, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for the info. If I ever stumble upon something where an admin is needed, I will come back at this page :). --DdgMC 16:09, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Can't edit the Main talk page?

I try to talk on the Main Page talk page (I did put the numbers 0.7.5 and 0.7.4 in and my 4 tildres) but it says I put external links so I cant edit? Please fix this. ILikeTrains (talk | contribs) 22:58, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Look at the topic right above. ultradude25Talk
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– 03:10, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Similar domain with a virus

There is a web site with a similar domain name (take ours without the "t" in minecraft), and it claims your minecraft is out of date and does stuff like that. I'm not sure if there is anything that can be done, however I just wanted to let your know. Pokechu22 15:35, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

You should report that to Curse (look on their site for an "abuse" address), and tell them so they can work on legal action. --Mental Mouse 11:06, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

VandalMan (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Vandalized Iron Golem. I undid it, but please block. --1234567890Number 21:11, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

By the way, VandalMan is my younger brother. He wanted me to make that account for him, but it turned out to be a big mistake. So please only block the account, not the ip address. --1234567890Number 21:19, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
If your brother wants to make an account called VandalMan, that's usually always bad. Meeples10t ~ c 23:35, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Done. If he wants to make constructive edits, he'll need to pick a new username. -- Orthotope talk 02:00, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Orthotope. --1234567890Number 22:13, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Vandalized Tab Icons

Hello! I've been on the wiki a moderately long time, but i've noticed that the tab icons (e.g Blocks) have been changed to irrelevant pictures, for example, air has been changed to an out of focus oak sapling item. Please help! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Sneaker Creeper 101 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 17 September 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I don't see any problems; can you post a screenshot? Also try clearing your browser's cache. -- Orthotope talk 01:10, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
What Orthotope said, clear your browser's cache. The spritesheet for those icons probably changed since the last time you loaded it, and your browser is using the cached version. --timrem 02:22, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Vandal Report: Age2empires2020

Age2empires2020 has been wiping pages to get attention. I won't comment on the legitimacy of his point, but obviously something must be done about the edits. Cultist O 19:45, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

The user is annoyed at the extreme size of Version history/Development versions. Last time this same user did a similar thing, but about long time bugs which hadn't been fixed. -- t numbermaniac c 22:30, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Issue has been resolved. While the user went about it in the wrong way, there was a legitimate issue that needed to be addressed. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 00:29, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Social-media buttons block content.

It's minor, but consistent: the four square buttons extend into article space, and for any given article they cover a fixed location on the page. Also, they are early enough on the page that resizing the window may not help much. --MentalMouse42 (talk) 12:42, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Only the ones in the sidebar are shown all the time, and they aren't any bigger than the sidebar. How are they blocking content? MattTalk
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– 13:18, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
A screenshot:
MM-Sidebar problem.png
. It's not much overlap, but I've already had them block links and stuff I was trying to edit. In fact, right now they're extending over my "Save Page" button. Meeples, thanks -- I'll try that. (And now it occurs to me -- the buttons include YouTube (which is linked by every video) but not reddit?) --MentalMouse42 (talk) 23:35, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
This is because you have changed the size of your text within your browser, as demonstrated by the wrapped links. This changes the em values that you see. We cannot control output when users customize their personal settings. This is not something that will be changed. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 23:38, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

0x10c wiki redirect

When the 0x10c was shutdown it for some reason started redirecting to 0x10c Wiki.--007a83 Talk | Contribs 06:23, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

More accurately, 0x10c.gamepedia.com is being forwarded to minecraft.gamepedia.com, which definitely shouldn't be happening. Nothing we can do here, Curse will have to sort it out next week. -- Orthotopetalk 06:43, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
I will get this resolved on Monday. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 07:07, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Huggle

I'm thinking of attempting to persuade Huggle, to work on this wiki as an antivandal tool, thoughts? GingerGeek (talk) 09:21, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

It's certainly an idea, but from the page it's not obvious what Huggle provides beyond the reversions we've alreadybeen using. --MentalMouse42 (talk) 13:56, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
I don't believe the vandalism issue is serious enough here to warrant it. If it becomes worse, I'm sure the Curse team will come up with something. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 20:54, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

213.10.58.212 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Creates unnecessary pages LeonTalk
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- de.Wiki Admin 12:17, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Missing

TNT page is missing, can't search for it at all, as well as the snapshots page, AND the main tutorials page. Mokiki (talk) 13:40, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Works fine for me. -- Orthotopetalk 19:28, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Weird. TNT only comes up in different languages.

Asterick6 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

This guy was really rude.

"It's quite funny you've been editing since 2010 cause the first time I met you here, you were acting like a noob who didn't know the rules around here. Looks like you still don't. Pretty conceited aren't you? You want a ban this badly? It's been 2 years - still haven't had enough? Just leave. Your contributions aren't welcome anyways. Asterick6 (User:Asterick6) (talk) 01:40, 8 June 2012 (UTC)"

This was to another user, Moxxy. Mokiki (talk) 14:14, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Asterick6 hasn't edited in over a year. Why are you bringing this up again now? -- Orthotopetalk 19:28, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Didn't notice, sorry. I never went to his page, just made the link. Mokiki (talk) 20:38, 22 September 2013 (UTC)