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Re-protecting Undead page from IP edits[edit]

Page protection on Undead page expired and was almost immediately met with the same repetitive vandalism from the same person. Unfortunately they've been doing this to a bunch of other pages, though Undead in particular is a primary focus and will likely need to be re-protected. Original request. Skylinerw (talk) 12:16, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Cannot add links.[edit]

Hello, I am trying to add links, but it is saying that what I am doing is harmful. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Minecraft Redstoning (talkcontribs) at 0:20, 16 November 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

@Minecraft Redstoning: The abuse filter tends to be harsh on new users (to protect against spam accounts); once your account is 3 days old and you've made 10 edits it will ease up. In the meantime you could make small edits (that don't include links and the like). -Sonicwave (talk|c) 03:40, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

I wanted to live my dreams[edit]

I know i'm a new user, but as I watched all (Some) userpages, I wanted to do that, but I have the same IP that i can't edit my userpage –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.23.242.92 (talk). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Unregistered users can't have user pages, but you can create an account. The BlobsPaper.png 23:03, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

image signature[edit]

ok, so i have been wondering how to put an image in my signature. when i try, (for example, EntitySprite|rabbit) it converts to SUBST:EntitySprite|rabbit and shows up as . any way to fix this? Redrooey Lua error in Module:Sprite at line 139: attempt to index field 'settings' (a nil value). 18:39, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

You can't use templates in signatures, but you can use [[File:Rabbit.png|16px|link=]], which produces 16px. The BlobsPaper.png 23:06, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
like this? Redrooey Totem of Undying.png Black & White Rabbit.png 14:42, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes. The BlobsPaper.png 15:43, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Blocks[edit]

I HATE BLOCKS!!! I ALWAYS GET A BLOCK ON HERE!!! ADMINS NEED TO BLOCK ME FOR REASONS, NOT FOR INNECESARY REASONS!!! CHANGE MY IP TO THE FIRST ONE THAT I GOT (173.215.216.190), YOU KNOW THAT INNECESARY BLOCKS ARE NOT ALLOWED HERE, AND I MISS THEM TOO!!! ORTHOTOPE!!! TELL ME THE REASONS!!!--66.50.41.11 15:42, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

I need an reply--66.50.41.11 16:10, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Please stop using all caps and making demands. It's rude. Harassing people is explicitly against the rules, as well, and repeatedly doing it is **definitely** a good reason for a block.
The word is "unnecessary".
No-one on the wiki can "change your IP". Your IP address is an indication of where your computer or phone is on the internet at any given time; it's assigned by internet service providers. If you want to use the IP address 173.215.216.190 (there is no reason anyone should care about this, by the way), you have to go back to that same computer or device, at that same location, and hope that the numbers weren't re-assigned in the meantime. There is no guarantee. See also wikipedia:IP_address Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:24, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Dangit... Edit conflict with basically the same response. —DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 21:37, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Neither of those IPs have ever been blocked as far as I can see, and they are clearly not blocked right now, since you're editing. So what are you complaining about? MajrTalk
Contribs
01:07, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
So.. you are saying that they block me because other users use my IP, am i correct?--66.50.41.11 21:34, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
He's saying you're not blocked at all, and you never have been. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 21:58, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
By the way, why not get a username? You edit a lot. There's no downside, and also people can recognize you, it's a good community thing. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:17, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Lightbulb.--66.50.41.11 16:56, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
Ya like my username?--66.50.41.11 16:58, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
Doesn't work--66.50.41.11 17:00, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
66.50.41.11 17:02, 30 November 2016 (UTC) The four tidles mean just an test

Usernames don't work[edit]

How do you put an username in your anonymous user? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.50.41.11 (talk) at 12:05, November 30, 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

You don't. You want to go to https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount, to create an account, and log in, if you want your own username, talk page, and all that. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:40, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Are you using a shared (e.g. library, school) computer? If so, the IP may be being used by different users. --50.131.165.169 18:17, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Hardness information in infobox is gone[edit]

As the title says, the hardness information in the infobox for blocks is gone. It was usually always there, but since, as far as I know, it is gone since at least today, right at the moment when I needed it to create a mod... :P What happened to it? —DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 21:11, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

It looks like it was removed back in July after some discussion on the talk page. Not entirely sure I agree with removal of the field, but that's why it was removed. It looks like Hardness redirects to a table with the same values (though, I'm not sure how up-to-date it is).
Though if you're writing a mod, the information is available on blocks themselves (Block.getBlockHardness() exists, though it's deprecated; there's some IBlockProperties method that you can use to get it as well (which should work with a block state)). This isn't the best place to talk about that though. --Pokechu22 (talk) 21:29, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
It was removed because it's already on the page. Look at the table to the left of the infobox on any block page. MajrTalk
Contribs
01:03, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining, Pokechu22 and Majr. —DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 07:47, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Edit not allowed on Painting[edit]

I was trying to edit the Painting article since I spotted a statement intended to be fact that was inaccurate. Here is the original:

A painting of the main character of the classic Atari game International Karate (the Karateka character had white hair, this one clearly has black hair) fighting a large hand. It could also be interpreted as the two hands touching as seen in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting. This is also in Super Smash Bros (SSB for short) A fighter fighting the Master Hand.


The concern here is "This is also in Super Smash Bros (SSB for short) A fighter fighting the Master Hand" which is a similarity, but has no evidence supporting it. I tried to Remove it, but was not allowed to. Here is the message I recieved when I tried to save the page:

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


If you believe that my change was not constructive I would be happy to accept that, but I believe the automated system is mistaken.

As I was here I also changed a small part about the Skull on Fire painting, but I removed this and tried again so I don't think it matters. If the summary is able to change the result, here is the summary I wrote:

Removed statement that the Pointer painting is related to Super Smash Bros. Added information about the Skull in painting Skull on Fire being set in Minecraft

This is my first time editing a page, so maybe I made a mistake. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Camersauce (talkcontribs) at 23:57, 30 November 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Abuse filters block edits that may be unconstructive. However, abuse filters will ignore autoconfirmed users. Because of this, I have done the edit as you described. The BlobsPaper.png 01:15, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Trying to add Console Edition info[edit]

I was trying to add some new information to the End City page, due to the upcoming Console Edition update. More specifically, I was trying to update the History section of the page, and found that I could not add a section labelled "Upcoming Console Edition" using the wikitext. I was reproducing the format used by the Upcoming Pocket Edition section, but it seems to not function with Upcoming Console Edition.

Where it says "console upcoming", it shows red text, as if it's the wrong format. The words "Added end cities" appears where the version should be, and nothing appears where the text "Added end cities" should be.

{{History|console upcoming - should say "Upcoming Console Edition}} {{History||xbox=TU46|xbone=CU35|wiiu=Patch 13|ps=1.38|Added end cities. - Should say version information.}} –Preceding unsigned comment was added by MrChill519 (talkcontribs) at 18:11, December 2, 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

@MrChill519: The Console Edition update is a little ways off, and therefore there is currently not enough details to support a change to End Cities or the Console Edition history page. When more details are given on the subject, rest assured the page(s) will be updated. Hope I helped you out some. Thanks, Maethoredhel (talk) 01:17, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
@MrChill519: I've done that to, but it didn't work –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.50.13.92 (talk) at 17:47, 03 December 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Kooldude99 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 02:00, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

@Sealbudsman: Majr blocked him.  Done here. Maethoredhel (talk) 00:54, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Error with file uploading.[edit]

An error is occuring that prevents me from uploading files. I believe this is the best place to fix it, thank you. c: ZidaneRobbie (talk) 21:08, 6 December 2016 (UTC) Error Log:

Exception encountered, of type "InvalidArgumentException" [8a0a6e5470ec21d35934dfc9] /Special:Upload InvalidArgumentException from line 246 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/Message.php: $key must be a string or an array Backtrace:

  1. 0 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(1391): Message->__construct(NULL, array)
  2. 1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/context/RequestContext.php(457): wfMessage(NULL, ApiMessage)
  3. 2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(705): RequestContext->msg(NULL, ApiMessage)
  4. 3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(697): SpecialPage->msg(NULL, ApiMessage)
  5. 4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(472): SpecialUpload->processVerificationError(array)
  6. 5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(206): SpecialUpload->processUpload()
  7. 6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(479): SpecialUpload->execute(NULL)
  8. 7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(576): SpecialPage->run(NULL)
  9. 8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(282): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)
  10. 9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(745): MediaWiki->performRequest()
  11. 10 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(519): MediaWiki->main()
  12. 11 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
  13. 12 {main}

WHY[edit]

WHY DID U PROTECTED XBOX 360 ISSUES AND THE TALK PAGE?!?!?!--173.228.205.51 21:28, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Because of people being dumb and reporting bugs there. -Xbony2 (talk) 22:26, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Also because there is a bug tracker - and the Wiki is not that. Basically, what Xbony2 said. Maethoredhel (talk) 22:34, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
I'm anonymous from... OH!!! I CAN"T REPLY IT!--173.228.205.51 19:46, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
You again? Haha. I met you on User talk:Goandgoo. You're anonymous from the bug tracker. If a page is protected, it's probably because the admins knew what they were doing. Maethoredhel (tc) 19:51, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Can you report bugs when anonymous? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.228.205.51 (talk) at 21:55, 07 December 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
No. You have to create an account. Maethoredhel (tc) 22:00, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Note that when creating an account, it asks for a "Full Name", but this does not actually need to be your real name. The only purpose of that field is to set a display name instead of a login name. It is completely acceptable to do this, so if that's your reason for not creating an account, you don't need to worry about it. --Pokechu22 (talk) 22:02, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Also note that if you accidentally input your real name without having seen what Pokechu22 said, it is always changeable from your Account Settings. Therefore, having said all of this, create an account there and report the bug(s) you found. (If you found any - unclear in your original statement). Maethoredhel (tc) 22:08, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

PGN4life (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Is he anonymous?--173.228.205.51 20:30, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

I wouldn't know. Is it your account? Maethoredhel (tc) 20:34, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
No--173.228.205.51 20:44, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
As for edits, PGN4life (talkcontribslogsblock log) only made one, and it was reverted by AttemptToCallNil (talkcontribslogsblock log). If you haven't created an account yet, I encourage you to do so. Also, if you post a username here, it's generally because you are asking the admins to block that account (reasons for this vary, vandalism, spam, etc). Maethoredhel (tc) 20:50, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Ooh--173.228.205.51 22:02, 7 December 2016 (UTC) I will not demand admins to block him

66.215.123.175 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism The BlobsPaper.png 04:16, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

User Page Dispute (Resolved)[edit]

Rip off from AndrewAB--72.50.82.107 23:31, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

How do you know?
Also, please use the Show preview button to avoid making mistakes. The BlobsPaper.png 23:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
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This user likes to play on Normal.


And saying trivia without saying "Faclects"

The zombie is in there instead of the sword --72.50.82.107 00:01, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Can someone just block him???--72.50.82.107 00:37, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Seriously? This is insane. I apologize for not browsing user pages in the intent of finding non-copyrighted material in order to complain on the admin noticeboard that I dislike this or that user and want him blocked... why, I don't know. Wait a minute, aren't you a random IP? What kind of user rights or privileges do you have to ask the admins to block me? Nevertheless, on what basis are you asking for a block? A silly piece of userbox content that you complain you cannot have; simply because you're too reluctant to make an account and quit badgering everyone! Perhaps, though, it's a portion of user page content that you believe violates a rule that is non-existent. I am amazed, and I do apologize to AndrewAB for not noticing that out of 274+ other people, his user page happened to look all-too-much-the-same compared to mine. Maethoredhel (tc) 01:01, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Going further, I suspect that your comments, including the section below, may be enough to warrant me to ping Majr. I'm rather speechless as to how you went from asking me about userboxes, to going to the noticeboard in the mindset of having me blocked. Maethoredhel (tc) 01:06, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Other than containing userboxes, I see no substantial similarity between their user pages. Reporting users here without cause is a form of harassment, prohibited by rule #3, and will lead to a block if it continues. -- Orthotopetalk 01:23, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
@Orthotope:  Resolved. Thank you for intervening. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 03:48, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Having userboxes isn't an issue; many people have them on their user pages. Even if there was substantial similarity, the CC license on the wiki allows reuse and modification of anyone's contributions. -- Orthotopetalk 06:15, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Excuse me? Some problem with me? -- AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 10:02, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

It's a [rather silly] conspiracy that you and Maethoredhel are the same person. Little do they know I'm actually Maethoredhel and you are Majr. -Xbony2 (talk) 12:02, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
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Achievement get!
Conspiracy Theorist





Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 16:18, 9 December 2016 (UTC)


I'm telling Majr about this. Can someone tell me what is happening please? -- AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 16:21, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Random IP wanted me blocked because our pages both have user boxes (removed my user boxes to prevent any future repeats of this silly ordeal). Plus, I think it's a good idea to have Majr's opinion on this. It's weird enough my name is on the noticeboard. Random is wrong, and was warned for harassment by Orthotope; everyone else is right in joking about it. It's rather silly to report a user who's been constructive and helpful to the Wiki. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 16:54, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! And to all who sorted this out! -- AndrewAB (talk|contr)AndrewAB.png 18:28, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

ALWAYSFF (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Funny username--72.50.82.107 23:44, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Weird usernames are not a reason for a block; the user is not hurting the wiki. The BlobsPaper.png 23:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Add "Winter style" gadget[edit]

  1. Go through the links and read the instructions: ru:Special:Gadgets/export/winter
  2. You can also move or copy manually some descriptions in different languages. ru:Special:PrefixIndex/MediaWiki:Gadget-winter/

Discussed on the community portal. Minecraft_Wiki_talk:Community_portal#Winter_style.
You understand me? (translated use Yandex.translate) — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:00, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Can't edit my user profile or comment[edit]

Hi, I can't edit my user profile for some reason. I am allowed to edit other pages, but when I edit my user profile my profile still says my username profile is blank and click to edit. I am on a mobile device. It says at the bottom that my edit was a success. I can't comment either. It says I don't have permission and to make sure I have validated my email address. When I click on the link it says my email address has been validated. I have been recieveing emails as normal about the pages I am watching. Cherryblossom000 (talk) 06:46, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Try it on desktop for one thing, although I don't think it will change anything. It might because you have a small amount of edits. You could just make your regular user page your main user page in the preferences though (which I personally prefer/recommend, I think of the user profile as a global default meant to be overwritten on each wiki). -Xbony2 (talk) 13:15, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Actually, you are correct. Adding comments does not work on the mobile version.
@Cherryblossom000: Do try using the desktop; editing a profile is not like editing a normal page. The BlobsPaper.png 14:44, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Blobs2, I tried it on desktop and it worked! Cherryblossom000 (talk) 22:00, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

LillianDavis (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

User profile spam. -Xbony2 (talk) 11:12, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

JonathanDevine (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

User profile spam, including advertising of companies. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 15:06, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

 Important Blocked users can still edit their profile. The BlobsPaper.png 15:22, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Offensive Username/Vandalism[edit]

Administrators, please take notice immediately. Vandal moved Banner to [[Minecraft Wiki:Banner]] and carries an offensive username. These changes have been reverted by BDJP007301; however, the user in question is not blocked. Please check the move logs for the specific username and take action as soon as possible. Thanks, Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 18:54, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

 Resolved by Orthotope. Thanks, Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 20:08, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

63.155.237.37 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

User vandalized Dragon's Breath. Administrators, please check the diff for an exact description. Thanks, Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 02:56, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

 Resolved by Orthotope. Many thanks. Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 03:02, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Possible vandal: 112.202.52.204[edit]

Title says it all. The edit they made on 1.0.0 was minor, but I'd like to see the user watched for a while at the very least. RA3236 (talk) 08:41, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

172.68.2.60 seems to be another vandal. RA3236 (talk) 09:44, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

IP Talk Page Dispute[edit]

HE ONLY MADE ME AN RESTRICTION OF MAKING AN TALK PAGE. (ONLY ME!). WHY? DID YOU JUST RESTRICTED RANDOM IPS TO MAKE TALK PAGES?, FIX THAT! RESTRICT EVERY IP TO HAVE AN TALK PAGE AND I WILL BE GLAD TO THANK YOU--207.204.187.102 18:07, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

See here--207.204.187.102 18:40, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
I changed the title because I don't like my name on the Admin noticeboard. As far as I know, it does not belong in the title. However, I will revert my edit and remember this conversation for future reference. Thanks, Maethoredhel (tcLogs) 22:10, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
There's certainly no rules outlawing IPs having talk pages; there's hundreds of IP talk pages on this wiki alone (mostly just warnings and rubbish, but still). Anonymous accounts having user pages is however unconventional; ultimately if you really want to establish yourself here you should make an account, although I don't see it as a major crime myself if you can't. -Xbony2 (talk) 20:46, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
I would think IP user pages should not be allowed, as IP addresses change, and they can't move pages. The BlobsPaper.png 01:30, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Not constructive work[edit]

WHY THE ACTION THAT I WANT TO DO IS DISSALOWED?!?!?!??!--207.204.175.249 18:38, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

New calendar icon?[edit]

I made this for the Wiki after I saw the one on the front page is from the Russian wiki:

http://imgur.com/RXaJrSr

Let me know if you're going to use it! Invicon Command Block.gif DigiDuncan! (talk) Grid Blue Floppy Disk (ComputerCraft).png 22:40, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Redicted to this page when attempting to add a link.[edit]

Was going to add a YouTube link on the Herobrine suggesting edit pages at the bottom, same section asking for the stream link by making minor changes to ask for the full stream and adding a link to a clipped section of the stream, showing the exact moment with what had happened. (The audio however hadn't survived.) Was denied and linked to this page.

80.229.21.5 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalizing this page o-o -Xbony2 (talk) 21:51, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

82.1.161.62 (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism. The BlobsPaper.png 01:47, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Cannot correct the sounds.json page[edit]

I found there are some mistakes in the sounds.json page.

Shulker box sounds used the block folder not entity folder, and stray sounds used the mob/stray folder not mob/husk folder.
Please look at Line 204 and Line 822.

After I edited and clicked save, a warning appeared:
An automated filter has detected an unwanted word in your edit. As a new user, your action has been disallowed.
If you believe your edit was constructive, please post a message on the admin noticeboard or notify an admin directly.

Did I type any sensitive words? YutaYamamoto212 (talk) 05:08, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Try waiting until you are autoconfirmed. However, an admin can do the edit for you. The BlobsPaper.png 03:11, 30 December 2016 (UTC)


I found the sensitive words, it is "block (slash) shulker_box."
I have correct the stray sound file names.
Can an admin help correct the shulker box file names? It is at Line 204.
YutaYamamoto212 (talk) 05:07, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

CalledSupD (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism. The BlobsPaper.png 04:54, 30 December 2016 (UTC)