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Vandalism & advertising

Silverfish is undergoing a revert war, vandalised by Dlvr (talkcontribslogsblock log). --TheKax 16:34, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

PS. seems to be the same problem as with the one below, Paul3896 (talkcontribslogsblock log). Possibly a vandal with multiple accounts/bot? --TheKax 16:37, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Pistons has also been vandalised. --Gunnez360 23:25, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Shears is being repeatedly vandalized. You have spam problem. --forkinme 07:05, 1 July 2011 (EST)


Paul3896 (talkcontribslogsblock log) - replacing the content of pages with a link to his website. --Warlock 15:40, 30 June 2011 (UTC)


Cocks_Nigel_Cockatoo (talkcontribslogsblock log) - Moved my user page. Lewandowskipl.Wiki Admin talk 22:19, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 03:08, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


Minecrap (talkcontribslogsblock log)

He's back under Minepoop (talkcontribslogsblock log) --Warlock 19:27, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


Oink92 (talkcontribslogsblock log) --Gnu32 07:41, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

User talk:VinCilla

Herp derp, dumb move move. Check move log, please. Should not move pages at 12am. Please undo and place comment-request on appropriate user talk page. -Wulfenbach (not on fire for once) 06:22, 14 June 2011 (UTC)


Redwing (talkcontribslogsblock log): See User talk:Redwing‎ --Gnu32 23:32, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 00:07, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Uploading of pictures seems to be impossible

Matrix275 (talkcontribslogsblock log) I am not able to upload any pictures (reason: "You are not allowed to create new pages.").

You must be an autoconfirmed user to upload or create pages. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 17:02, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Translate Project

How can i translate the Main Page for the translation project? --RB69q 20:32, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

How can you not? You can use the edit copy page to start with. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 02:19, 3 June 2011 (UTC)


Kimba117 (talkcontribslogsblock log) is vandalizing pages, please block --Gemberkoekje 19:08, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 02:19, 3 June 2011 (UTC)


Aznkidkevin7 (talkcontribslogsblock log) has vandalized 3 wiki pages. I'm reverting the changes, but please block. --Dwille 23:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 01:49, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


Kremlin (talkcontribslogsblock log) Changed the version history page (and possibly others) to just a link to a different site. CMaster 18:49, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

This guy is on a rampage - constantly replacing Tutorials and Version History. Really, really annoying. --Warlock 19:11, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm busy reverting, but could someone pleae just block the spammer? -Aurelius 19:14, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
And please add the website to the spam blacklist too, if possible. -Aurelius 19:18, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
In case admins are overlooking this problem, the spammer is redirecting readers to another website. -Aurelius 19:20, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Protect the version page---this should have been done a while ago. Flyingbox 19:22, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I think i reverted to thhe wrong version, sorry. Fixed. Calinou - talk × contribs » 19:21, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Admins, please see MediaWiki_talk:Spam-blacklist for how to add the site to the blacklist. And please just bblock and ban the spammer. -Aurelius 19:25, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


Blocked. In the future, please refrain from edit wars. Revert once and report. Thanks. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:32, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Now that he is blocked, consider protecting that page, please. Only admins can do this. Flyingbox 19:32, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

No, pages will not be protected. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:33, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

He's back under Creeper226 (talkcontribslogsblock log)  :( Can we block his dumb website this time? --Warlock 19:38, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Version on Main page

Hey everyone,

Minecraft 1.6.5 has been released, so it would be cool of you update the mainpage to show the right version :-)

Thanks, --Sovereign - 21:20, 28 May 2011 (GMT+2)


Hello everyone, I signed up to translate pages from English to Italian. I have already translated 4 pages and many other proper. I would ask permission to create the page,Template: Blocks/it for navigate between pages already translated (if possible) --RB69q - 07:05, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

The templates are generally added once you get your subdomain. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 17:20, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I saw what you said in the French translation. How can I get the Italian subdomain? --RB69q - 19:14, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Once you have fully translated the main page and resolved (translated) all pages that link to it, as well as a substansial number of other pages, we will set up a subdomain. The Italian community has to show a solid commitment to completing the translation, as well as ongoing maintenance of the Italian wiki. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:36, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your answer :) - 21:01, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Edit: Just one more thing: the main page will be Minecraft_Wiki/it, right? -- RB69q -11:11, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Problem with translating

Hi, admin team.

I'm a minecraft player from hungary, and I would like to take part in the hungarian translation project. Only problem, that it's not possible because the website software says that I don't have the right to create new pages. Is there a possible solution by any chance? I would like to create Items/hu and pages like that, not whole new wiki pages.



Problem with Translating Solved!

Use Google Translate, And Try To Fix Some Words There.

P.S. To Create Wiki Pages, Try Re-Sending The E-Mail Notification.


No, absolutely not. If you are not fluent enough to manually translate, don't. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 18:45, 13 June 2011 (UTC)


WillMP (talkcontribslogsblock log) has remplaced wiki links by links to an other site. – Scaler (t) 19:41, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Cool13885 (talkcontribslogsblock log), GT1008 (talkcontribslogsblock log), LinkBot (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Sc4ler (talkcontribslogsblock log) are account created just now obviously in order to revert to the vandalized version. – Scaler (t) 19:46, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Imo, protect so that only auto-confirmed users can edit it, at least for a bit. --JonTheMon 23:40, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Semiprotection would help in the short-term, but what's really needed here is a checkuser and some IP blocks. ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:42, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
It looks like we're under attack by a spammer, these accounts are all sockpuppets and belong to the same person. However, their IP's are all completely different so I think they're behind proxies. We'll continue blocking these accounts for now.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 09:04, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Hows about we just add the site to the blacklist? Even completely block of blogspot if you think it's necessary. I would, but I really have no idea how regex works. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 09:38, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Ah yeah, didn't we have a filter installed? We should look into that. (I have no idea how regex works either)--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 09:47, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
You can add an abuse filter, the rule could be :
!("Autoconfirmed users" in user_groups) & (article_namespace == 0) & contains_any(lcase(added_lines),"minecraft-guides-tutorials.blogspot.com")
With the option "Prevent the user to perform the action" (or something like that). It will prevent peoples which are not in the "Autoconfirmed users" group to add the link "minecraft-guides-tutorials.blogspot.com" to any page of the mainspace. – Scaler (t) 10:26, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Or a filter in the spam-blacklist :
# URLs
I don't know which is the most effective. – Scaler (t) 10:37, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
I added the abuse filter, we'll see if its effective enough.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 13:26, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
It seems to be working, he's now blanking the pages : CMIYC91349 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Threw in a filter against that, too. Seems to be working great.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 07:34, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Vandalism Timberdoodle 13:19, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

He's now adding minecraftwiki.tk to articles, which leads to the same blogspot site. Add a abuse filter for that. Keep up the work. Somebody500 (有人500) 21:07, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Please note that this has been addressed in the top vandal topic. Please read before you post. And simply report, do not discuss. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 21:15, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


User:Wolf Haley. Regards, Microchip08 Microchip08 23:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Blocked by Quatroking. Microchip08 23:06, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Potential Trojan

Gamegaze2011 (talkcontribslogsblock log) has added several links on Programs and Editors to a program that takes a username and password. I suspect it is to steal accounts, as per the multiple listings under different categories on the page. RazerM 16:58, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Solved. Blocked for spamming, can't block him for malicious software until I actually see any proof. (I suspect the same, by the way) --Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 09:04, 23 May 2011 (UTC)


Vandalism on Diamond (Block) page. 00:11, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Solved.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 01:19, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

XXslyxX (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Vandalizing and blanking pages. --JonTheMon 19:52, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Solved.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 20:19, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Loukased (talkcontribslogsblock log)

His last 3 edits modified existing links to create rickrolls. I created a wiki account purely to revert his changes from the Mods page. Xtremeqg 22:12, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Solved Thanks for reverting his changes!--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 22:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Yoshi (talkcontribslogsblock log)

He has only 2 wiki edits, in which he just reverted his own edit and all the rest are in his userspace. He also kept reverting animal pictures to poor quality versions (which were fixed). I have warned him and told him to start editing properly, but he just continued editing his page. He's been blocked before by Wynthyst for a week. I suggest an indefinite ban if he continues. --User:R0cketorUser_talk:R0cketor 07:35, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

R0cketor, please STFU. Your complaint has no business on the Minecraft_wiki:Admin_noticeboard, the namespace changes User:Yoshi has made don't negatively impact the continued function of this wiki- and your personal (obsessive compulsive?) preference to keep this wiki "clean enough to eat off of" is irrelevant. You do the same thing on other wikis. Go do some constructive editing yourself before you wail on someone else to do so. Efter 03:20, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Template useless due to restrictions

Hi, i created a cool (imo) template, namely Template:BlockGrid, but it is currently unusable, since the loop limit (see below) is set to 100.

Many proper diagrams use more than 100 tiles, since images are two-dimensional (10×10 is not a very big area), and the limit is per page, so we would need several times the amount necessary for a single image.

An admin can configure the necessary parameter to allow as much looping as the software manages (which is far more than is needed for a single diagram) or a fixed value.

I would recommend setting the parameter to -1 (as mentioned here). I’m sure normal uses via the template wouldn’t stress the server too much (I would know, I’m a programmer). If somebody abuses it (by creating useless giant loops), he can be banned, but it would be very nice to be able to use my template more than ½ time ;)

To ease the decision: i could alter the template to circumvent this, since template argument loops are not affected by this, but that would involve a “|” after EVERY tile (as opposed to “after every row”) and use equal or more performance.

Flying sheep 11:43, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Looks useless. Just use a table and the already existing template. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 12:35, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
discussion moved to talk page

ApanKalle (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Randomaster (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Are vandalizing pages. Reverendpaqo 08:31, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Solved. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 08:47, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Upcoming features (orphan) page

Would someone take a look at this and determine if it should be either: a) tossed onto the main page under the Updates, News and Events section, b) tossed under some other related section, c) fed to squirrels and deleted, or d) ignored and left on the orphans page. -Wulfenbach (not on fire for once) 11:09, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Why don't you provide an actual link that we can follow? duh! –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wynthyst (Talk|Contribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Because it was an orphaned page, and by linking it, takes it off the page without anyone potentially dealing with it. This would defeat the purpose of me reporting it, ne? Wynthyst, your wiki-fu disappoints me.  :D -Wulfenbach (not on fire for once) 11:31, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
Who cares -.- it's more important that it gets noticed than having it stay on the specialpage.  ANNOYING  22:39, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
Hence my original request? Not giving a link did have a purpose, that's all I'm saying. ^.^ -Wulfenbach (not on fire for once) 00:40, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
Moving to solved as this page is linked on version history and the main page, and it much more popular and looked after. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 08:55, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Edit war at Mobs and Template:Mobs

I think that at the very least there needs to be some page protections or check-user runs. --JonTheMon 19:36, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Mobs has been protected, if it starts up again, the template will get protected too. It'll be un-protected once a solid agreement is come to on the talk pages. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 08:55, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Images in other languages

I uploaded a version of this image http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/File:PercentOfOreByHeight.png in english. Then someone translated it to german on http://de.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Datei:PercentOfOreByHeight.png, which replaced my original version. Then someone translated it back on the english version, replacing the original german one on the german site. Seems like the file is shared between the two sites, but the history is unique.

Dantytoon (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Vandalism --JonTheMon 16:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

User pages?

Do users need permissions to create their own user pages? I've looked around for a solution but can't see why I can edit most article pages but not my own! St Lucretia 09:03, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

You have to be a member of the Autoconfirmed Users group before you can create pages. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 20:05, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Pride (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Kept adding his video to the Creeper page (and was quite vocal that he wasn't going to follow the rules), then vandalized my user page. --Warlock 22:36, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

4 week vacation for him. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 23:01, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Weightlosspills (talkcontribslogsblock log)

I'm not sure if this really counts as a problem, but Weightlosspills user talk page is essentially a advertisement for just that. Thanks for looking into it. Timberdoodle 12:02, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Perma'd and deleted. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 12:21, 18 May 2011 (UTC)