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More v’s

I appreciate that the launcher has versions from older times, but it’s easy to notice that you haven’t added all of them. Can someone tell Mojang that they need to add all the rest of the versions to the launcher? 75.166.68.3 23:40, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Maybe they weren't even able to because they lost them, or whatever. Anyway, the Minecraft Wiki and the immense majority of its editors don't have privileged connections with Mojang staff, so we can't really help you with this.
P.S: Just to clarify: as Minecraft maniacs, we would love Mojang to make older versions public if they can, but I'm afraid we can't really do anything about it. Sagessylu (discuss | edits) 12:41, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Maybe they can recreate versions older than rd-132211, and for other missing versions just add new features to the previous version(or the version before that if the previous version is also missing 75.166.68.3 11:57, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Well... Yes and No. No because who's going to recreate it and Yes.. at a cost because someone could recreate it but it would fall into the edited versions category and there would still be a message box at the top asking for a download link.---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 17:29, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Problem with the timestamp in the file history

From what I've checked, the date of the second file is the same as the date of the current file, and the dates of each files thereafter are the dates of one new file. Pneuma01 (talk) 23:03, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

I believe this issue is known to Gamepedia staff. –Sonicwave talk 23:07, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Sync changes from Module:FrontPageSprite/editcopy to main module

I uploaded a new version of File:FrontPageSprite.png, which adds the gameplay sprites for Minecraft Dungeons for Minecraft Wiki/editcopy, but also reorders and removes old sprites. Normally, this wouldn't affect the main template, since it should get a specific version of the image, but for some reason it is getting the latest version of the image, which doesn't match Module:FrontPageSprite right now. Module:FrontPageSprite/editcopy has the updated sprite positions. – Unavailablehoax (talk) 20:18, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

 Done by User:Magiczocker. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 20:44, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

About Pages Damaged by IP Users

The pages End Portal and Stronghold are severely damaged (adding political contents), requesting necessary protection. --Ultim 0 (talk) 17:19, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

 Extremely Strong Support. These pages keep getting bombed at an insanely high rate. It is hard for me to keep up with these edits. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 17:25, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
I protected both articles to autoconfirmed, as I can't see an ending in vandalism. - Magiczocker (talk) 17:27, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
 CommentIt appears some registered users were involved. I am putting these pages on my watchlist for any further disruptiveness. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 17:29, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
If registered users get more involved in vandalism on these 2 articles, I or the admins can protect it to admin only. - Magiczocker (talk) 17:31, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
Since 12 Dec, End Portal (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs) was protected indefinitely, but on 12 Jan, the protection duration was reduced to 1 hr. Meanwhile, Stronghold (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs) was protected until 19 Dec. So both articles' protection was expired. Android 1123581321 (talk) 18:23, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Second person on Classroom Mode page

Dunno if this is the right place to put it, but Classroom Mode has second person writing. I've managed to remove most of it, but some of it is still there. YA-HOOO! 15:27, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Update to the Did You Know edit copy

The edit copy of the Did You Know section has been updated a while ago. Can they be verified and added to the facts list? Windwend (talk) 20:15, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Changes synced. --AttemptToCallNil (talk) 21:37, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
 Another request, could you change Far Lands/Java Edition/Pre-Beta 1.8 to Java Edition Far Lands/Pre-Beta 1.8?Humiebeetalk contribs 23:45, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Sandbox Cleaning

A while back, I posted a request on Minecraft Wiki talk:Sandbox but it got no attention. Can a bot automatically restore the header and clean the sandbox? I mean the sandbox should possibly get cleaned once a day as it ususally takes 3 hrs - 2 days for it to be cleaned. Also several ips keep touching the header so restoring that would be helpful as well.Humiebeetalk contribs 23:51, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

 Support, but because this is in the admin noticeboard, I'd wait for an admin response to see if such bot is possible. Wikipedia already has a bot which automatically cleans the sandbox over time, and automatically refreshes the header. The best thing I could do is create this template, which basically if I replace all content in the sandbox with {{subst:User:Blockofnetherite/Fsh}}, it would clean the sandbox. The reason why I did not add it to the namespace is because 1) I don't know if it has already been done and 2) I should most likely wait for admin and/or community approval before I add a new template to mainspace. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 03:42, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
 Comment This could be made as a subpage of MCW:Sandbox, perhaps as MCW:Sandbox/Fsh, so using {{subst:/Fsh}} would clean it. – Unsigned comment added by Unavailablehoax (talkcontribs) at 16:54, November 20, 2020 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~
 Comment Good idea, but I do not know if "Full sandbox heading" (Short: Fsh) is the best name for this, I was also thinking of calling it "Sandbox cleaner" (Short: Sc) because that name also works, but I went for "Full sandbox heading" because it doesn't clean the sandbox simply by inserting it in the page, I would have to clean it by replacing all content with the template (which isn't a bad thing, but I just thought that "Full sandbox heading" would be a better name) Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 17:11, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Let's call it {{sandbox reset}}, which is the name of the equivalent template on Wikipedia. Fadyblok240 (talk) 01:51, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
I've created {{sandbox reset}}. – Unavailablehoax (talk) 09:55, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
 Comment - At the Wikipedia sandbox, there is also an editnotice, which links to an old revision with the edit summary already filled out.
  To manually clear the sandbox, click here and save the page.
Unavailablehoax (talk) 17:37, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Block 76.175.244.197 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

He was adding fake playsholder sounds! 105.186.239.254 07:36, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Unprotect Bedrock Edition 1.16.100

The protection log said to unprotected once it released and it released a few days ago. Can you unprotect it?Humiebeetalk contribs 01:32, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Done. Dhranios (talk) 10:24, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Block Danny73bills (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Vandalized some pages. The Great Spring (talk) 13:08, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Protect Tutorials/Best_enchantments_guide.

Excessive editorializing by IP Addresses. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 03:25, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Looking at the edit history,  Supporting semi-protection. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 18:47, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Improve the "missing signature" tag

The "missing signature" tag that MediaWiki assigns to some edits in talk and project pages is flawed. Some edits, such as archiving discussions or fixing formatting are incorrectly tagged with "missing signature". Therefore I propose two additional criteria to reduce the rate of false positives. To prevent archival edits from being tagged, edits must increase the page size in order to qualify for "missing signature". Minor edits would also be disregarded so fixing formatting won't result in the tag. It is impossible to create an edit filter to perfectly tag edits as "missing signature", but the current filter can be improved. Fadyblok240 (talk) 17:46, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Should be done.  Nixinova T  C   18:21, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Is there a way to remove the "missing signature" tag from existing edits that do not meet the new criteria? Fadyblok240 (talk) 19:28, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
 Support. My OneClickArchiver edits keep receiving the missing signature tag. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 21:38, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Block 216.106.13.16 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Distruptive editing and they wrote edit summaries like Blue ~pandy569. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 02:25, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Well, the edit summaries aren't as large as a problem as the edits. 2 week block enacted. --AttemptToCallNil (talk) 02:37, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Bots, specifically interwiki bots.

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Should we give then the bot tag. They don't have a non-bot owner on en but do on other wikis. Examples are User:The Non Useful and User:AmigoCreeper.Humiebeetalk contribs 22:13, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

I don't think those are bots. Dhranios (talk) 22:30, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Yea, what makes you think those are bots Humiebee? James Haydon (talk) 23:42, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
The edit summaries like interwiki (pt). Similar to fusion thermonucler who IS a bot in fact.Humiebeetalk contribs 02:59, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Did you mean half-bot? The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 03:41, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
According to my research, they are not bots. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 23:45, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Okay but why would they assume that, like what made them seem like bots? James Haydon (talk) 23:48, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
I am not a bot, actually 🙃 despites I can't solve CAPTCHA sometimesAmigoCreeper (talk) 00:58, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm not a bot. (but I am particular about editing details.) --NonUseful (talk) 06:57, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
oh sorry, you always make the exact same edit summary though, It's so bot-like.Humiebeetalk contribs 02:58, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Yea, because most of their edits add translations, kind of the same case with Fusion thermonucleaire. James Haydon (talk) 03:37, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Block Sebstian 7227 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Harassing on my profile and adding speculation. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 04:06, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

to everybody that knows more than me on wiki

undo my edits on llama please.

if need more info write back please. 73.89.66.98 15:27, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

I did it. Thank me later :) James Haydon (talk) 15:42, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
thank you but i meant the gallery at the bottom, i accidentally made the pics look like this Llama equipped with a carpet and chest
YOU DID IT!!! thank you NineTreyBlud 73.89.66.98 15:51, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

name change

also is there a way to change my name on wiki or do i have to log in?

No, you have to create an account or log in to create a custom username. James Haydon (talk) 15:43, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
oh, ok thanks I will log in later 73.89.66.98 20:59, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Block 66.138.165.156 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Disrupting Llama. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 00:07, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

 Support, they continued disrupting Llama and Guardian after a final warning. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 18:35, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
 Blocked for a week.--Madminecrafter12 (talk) 18:44, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Admins of this wiki

do you think i could delete some stuff on my talk page [[1]] With out getting blocked because I have warnings on there? Could I edit it into my personal page to put stuff on and for other people to comment? Please say I don't have to be logged in or anything hard. :)
from:73.89.66.98 14:30, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

No. Don't remove warnings. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 23:53, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Ok. Can I keep them up there and make it a talk page for me and other editors still? or should I not do it at all? 73.89.66.98 11:58, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
In general, for talk pages, including your user talk page, do not violate MCW:TALK. Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 17:20, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Is there a policy here about directories of youtube videos?

Over on Wikipedia, there's a policy that's fairly strictly enforced: Wikipedia is not a directory. This policy exists because 'directory' pages become spam magnets for editors to post their own links to their own content on Facebook, Youtube, their website, their github project, or whatever. And this also violates the guildeline about conflict of interest.

Do we have something similar here? There's a brief list of rules at MCW:Wiki rules but nothing detailed about directories of external links or COI.

So tell me if I was out of line here. I saw this edit by someone inserting what is obviously his own Youtube video into a tutorial article. Instinctively I reverted it, out of habit developed on Wikipedia, and then realized I have never really seen any policy or guideline about lists of external links, or conflict-of-interest editing.

I know this wiki is quite permissive about what goes into Tutorial articles, but that particular tutorial looks like more video links than actual tutorial content. Amatulic (talk) 04:15, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Video policy. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 04:18, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
@TheGreatSpring: Minecraft Wiki:Wiki rules/Video policy pretty much allows a free-for-all on tutorial pages, saying only that "it is preferred" for the article itself to include the information in the video. And it doesn't address the issue of editing with a conflict of interest (adding your own videos to a page) other than to mention "blatant self-promotion." Does adding your own Youtube link qualify? If so, maybe a line should be added. A lot of YouTube links on this wiki seem to exist for the purpose of attracting views (revenue) for the owner of the link. At the very least, the policy should require that you propose your own video on the talk page for others to review. Amatulic (talk) 16:20, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
I would say adding your YouTube link to the page as your only contribution would be "blatant self promotion", but revamping part of the article and including your video there may be fine, if the video is helpful (which they must be).  Nixinova T  C   19:30, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Well, looking at the contributions of MysticatLive (talkcontribslogsblock log) who I reverted, adding videos to articles appears to be that user's sole purpose here. Amatulic (talk) 20:42, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Block Hedwigmartin31 (talk • contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)

Sockpuppet of Hedwigmartin23 (talkcontribslogsblock log). The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 12:12, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

They're not blocked on either account; creating a new account isn't against the rules when they're not blocked.  Nixinova T  C   18:44, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
Okay and they are clearly marked as well, which means it isn't a rule violation. James Haydon (talk) 19:08, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
@Nixinova: Both are vandalism-only accounts. While having two accounts isn't technically a rule violation, letting an unblocked vandal create a second account for more vandalism just doesn't seem right. Amatulic (talk) 15:37, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Second-person on Legacy Console Edition tutorial/Locations page

Legacy Console Edition tutorial/Locations is infested with second-person writing. Looks like I'd need help for that one... YA-HOOO! 21:11, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Block 179.6.56.9 (talk • contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)

Disrupting Java Edition guides/Caves & Cliffs. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 00:30, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Does Zombie (talk • hist • logs • protect page) warrant semi protection?

I see large amounts of vandalism and disruptive editing there, mainly from IP addresses.If you are looking at the subject, no, I did not use a template, I manually typed it. Maybe create a template that does this? Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 17:22, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

@Blockofnetherite: Ugh. Based on your smalltext comment there, I thought I'd port over the "link article" ("la") template from the English Wikipedia and found myself in a morass of cross-linked templates and modules that all had to be ported over, but here it is:
The template {{la|Zombie}}
results in:
Zombie (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs)
I was afraid after getting deep into it that I'd never get it to work, but there it is.
Since we already have a similar template {{User}} for user links, I may have duplicated some functionality. And what I did isn't nearly complete; the "la" template is just one of many related ones handled by Module:PageLinks that I ported over. Amatulic (talk) 04:36, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Please Delete page

Can you delete this page https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Talk:Tutorials/Setting_up_a_Minecraft_Forge_server
It is more like a insult page than a tutorial page. 73.89.66.98 14:18, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
That page was created six years ago so  Oppose. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 14:24, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
oh ok. Never mind then. Unless there is more insult popping up on it. 73.89.66.98 14:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Deletion requests shouldn't even be going here, you should apply a deletion template on it. James Haydon (talk) 20:33, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
ok 73.89.66.98 22:38, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Block Thetrooller1234 (talk • contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)

Based on their username, edits, and abuse log, it's probably safe to assume this is a vandalism-only account :P – JEC talk 03:10, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

They were blocked infinitely and most of their edits have been hidden, also MarkusRost suppressed the account. James Haydon (talk) 22:05, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Help

logged in and weird stuff is happening. can you Delete My account WitherSlayer5000 Is my name 73.89.66.98 15:48, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
What weird stuff, like whats going wrong. James Haydon (talk) 16:22, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
So I Made and account (registered) and I started off as https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/User_talk:WitherSlayer5000 I started to edit and then I clicked X on the browser to close the page and came back a little While later to find out I was https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/User_talk:73.89.66.98#My_Minecraft_Skin Again! so now I want somebody to delete the account of mine the WitherSlayer5000 one and so I can log in again With a more knowledgeable person. If you need proof I Know the accounts Password. if you need it ask me. Another wrong thing is I have 2 accounts one I can't log in to. So pretty much sock puppetry, and don't want to get blocked for that! Thank you for helping --73.89.66.98 18:03, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
I recommend you clear the cookies in your browser, then log into the account you want to use, and don't touch any other accounts, just abandon them. It is by understanding (based on my knowledge of the English Wikipedia) that it is technically not possible to delete accounts in the wiki software being used here, due to attribution requirements in the CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license being used here. Amatulic (talk) 03:36, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Email address

  • Do I need an email address to stay logged in I keep getting this.(Your email address hasn't been confirmed. There should be a confirmation message in your inbox. If you need us to send a new one, please click here. If you need to change your email, head to your Preferences page). and when I log out I can't log back in. I think it is a bug. shouldn't it be, oh,you singed in ok now you will always be logged in. please solve my problem.Please Wither Slayer five thousand (talk) 20:38, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Editing in good faith, but disruptive and uncommunicative

Since October, NineTreyBlud, TheGreatSpring, and I have been monitoring and cleaning up messes left by good-faith edits from the IP address 116.88.2.69 (talkcontribslogsblock log) in the Minecraft Dungeons article space.

The user has made a few good contributions, and the disruptive contributions are well-intentioned, coming across as a fanboy eager to share knowledge.

On the other hand, the endless need to clean up this user's speculations, irrelevant comparisons between mobs, poor grammar, poor spelling, combined with the user being totally uncommunicative on any talk page or in edit summaries, makes me think that this user isn't a net benefit here.

Refer to the discussions on the IP's talk page User talk:116.88.2.69 (with no response from the IP) and my own talk page User talk:Amatulic#About the annoyance from 116.882.69.

Because the user is editing in good faith without meaning to do harm, I'm hesitant to recommend a long term block, but I wish there was some way to get his attention so he'd be receptive to some advice or coaching. Perhaps a short block to get attention? Amatulic (talk) 03:29, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Surely Wikipedia has guidelines on situations like this? WP:CIR?  Nixinova T  C   03:49, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
@Nixinova: but this isn't Wikipedia. I am unfamiliar with the thresholds for blocking here on the Minecraft wiki. On Wikipedia there is a block rationale WP:Disruptive editing that administrators can use to justify blocking a user. It's a pretty detailed guideline. As you suggested, WP:CIR is applicable too.
What I've done on the English Wikipedia, I'd first verify that the edits are mostly disruptive and that the user has been adequately warned about such edits, then apply a short block (starting at 24 hours, although 31 hours is typical) to stop the disruption. I also apply a block message template to the user's talk page to explain the reason for the block, and the message also includes instructions on appealing the block. I haven't seen that here, or maybe it exists but isn't used. Anyway, that often gets the user's attention and the user starts communicating. Or the user leaves. Amatulic (talk) 04:57, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
 Support a short block. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 09:49, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Does Fortune apply full protection

I have seen some Android guy putting higher levels at Fortune and they even report me but they are actually disruptive so does Fortune apply full protection? The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 22:17, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

No, it is 1user with an alt and their own IP, which I all blocked instead. Additionally, Fortune wasn't the only page. Dhranios (talk) (Join the wiki videos project!) 22:30, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
But 2 IPs vandalising Fortune three times. Android 1123581321 (talk) 11:47, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Protect Bleach (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs)

Persistent disruptive editing by IP adresses. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 13:39, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Unprotect Efficiency

Efficiency should be unprotected for a few reasons

  1. It was not edit warring, it was obvious vandalism.
  2. It was just from one ip adress
    1. The ip adress could be blocked with no protection, semi at the very most
  3. Also look at Does Fortune apply full protection? right above

Humiebeetalk contribs 02:15, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

No it doesn't because its just 1 user with a sockpuppet and IP that bombing it and they were blocked already. James Haydon (talk) 02:19, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
Do you mean yes to my request??????Humiebeetalk contribs 02:21, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm talking about the Fortune page. James Haydon (talk) 02:22, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
But yes, I do definitely do support unprotection of that page, it shouldn't have even been protected in the first place. James Haydon (talk) 02:23, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
"It was not edit warring, it was obvious vandalism." a new user and an editor well known to the wiki, neither attempted to communicate to one another and were just reverting back and forth; that made it was actually edit warring. I'm not going to block a user who was not said a word to, who may have been acting out of good faith, since their initial edit summary was correct, but they got reverted 4 times, no reason provided. This is unlike the fortune page, where the user (and alts) were told several times why their edits were being reverted. I will not remove the protection. Dhranios (talk) (Join the wiki videos project!) 06:02, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
Okay thanks for the context there. James Haydon (talk) 06:06, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
This protection has been expired on 31 Dec 2020. Android 1123581321 (talk) 11:59, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
So yes since 31 Dec 2020 Android 1123581321 (talk) 17:35, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
We know mate. James Haydon (talk) 17:37, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Protect Lava Bucket (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs)

Continuous reverts by IP addresses. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) (Tagalog translation) 07:38, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Protect Respawn Anchor (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs)

It's been recently a target of vandalism from mostly anonymous users. YA-HOOO! 19:58, 31 December 2020 (UTC)