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Halfway towards actually making admin pages. Nice. User:AclectasisCLECTASIS  05:55, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Delete Revision

All administrators now have the ability to delete individual revision in a page's history. You will see the changes on the page history view. This function should be used only in cases where a revision poses some threat to the community at large, such as the malicious link that was recently placed on the Programs and Editors page. If you have any questions regarding the use of this function, please ask. Thanks! -- Wynthyst 19px User talk:Wynthyst 20:06, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Template useless due to restrictions

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Look at the following examples (which i made quickly from existing small ASCII diagrams)
Two that don’t work:
You can see how much easier to use it is by the fact that nobody did what you suggested. This is because using {{BlockSprite|longname}} is both tiresome and confusing. Also it would produce padding around the tiles. I can’t see any reason not to use a simple template instead of having to do a huge amount of work to get the same done in another way or producing ugly ASCII art which takes only ~10 keystrokes less than my template (For the name and the curly braces). – Flying sheep 13:10, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
PS: you say on your user page that you like working with templates. Why the harsh critique, then? Don’t you see the clear advantages, if you were the one to create most of the cool templates we use for similar tasks? I try to help the wiki with it, i’m not some sort of “competitor” in templatemaking who does it to “outshine” your work or something.
That looks neat and all, but the reason I'm opposed to it is the fact it needs limits upped, which makes it seem like it'd be inefficient. Thus making it better to just use the already existing ones.
However, I'd love to see you prove me wrong on that, I don't have any knowledge of how taxing the loops would be, but I'd assume Curse has that set to 100 for a good reason.
Also, you should be using the standard doc template. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 13:35, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
OK, i’ll gladly explain it to you: It needs to loop over every character which has to be transcoded to an image once. Then it retrieves the named parameter with the character name and inserts the BlockSprite for it. This is is one Hashmap lookup more than manually inserting templates. Hashmap lookups have approximately O(1) for small maps. That is the fastest possible execution duration.
The limit of 100 is default, so most likely Curse just hasn’t done anything with it.
Another solution needs to be more efficient than mine or more easy to use while giving comparably pretty output. Everything else I can think of has worse performance, is ugly, hard to write, or any combination of that. That includes the following solutions:
  • you suggested manually inserting Sprites. That’s a little bit more efficient, but uglier (padding around images), much harder to write, and near impossible to read (Giant blocks of template transclusions)
  • Already used is ASCII-Art, which is more efficient, but much uglier and equally easy to write. You can manually convert this into my template very quickly (rewrite the legend to use proper sprite names, and add a pipe character in front of every line).
  • My alternative template (one parameter per sprite) is again a litte bit more efficient and equally pretty, but harder to write and read (rows · cols more pipe characters to type. That matters.)
I’ll use the doc template. I won’t on small templates like Template:FakeImage or Template:Inline, though :) (edit: i see that you have already done this, thanks!)
Thanks for not becoming set on your initial opinion, Flying sheep 14:37, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Slight aside: from looking at the loop extension documentation and your code, where is the limit being hit? Like, is there a limit of 100 iterations per page that has #loop? Is there a limit of 100 for each call of #loop or what? 'Cause based on a glance at the documentation and your code, it seems like the limit for your template is 100 blocks wide. --JonTheMon 15:16, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
No, the limit is per-Page, not per Loop-invocation. See below. Every time a for- or while-loop is gone through, a counter is increased. When it hits the limit, the all further loops just yield an error text and stop. (You can loop over the arguments for free, which could be exploited to circumvent the limit. It would be difficult and less performant, though.) – Flying sheep 15:35, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Test (2 90-Loops. If the limit is hit in the second run, it is per page, if it isn’t hit at all, the Limit is per transclusion):
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 
I'm pretty sure something similar to this could be done using only ParserFunctions and StringFunctions, though the limits built in to StringFunctions may come into play much like the limit in the loop extension currently is. User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:37, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
How? I still have to somehow loop over the single characters, and StringFunctions doesn’t have any loops builtin. I could {{#replace:}} all occurrences of single characters with the appropriate {{BlockSprite}}, but again, this would be way less efficient and also the replacement limit is 30.
User:ultradude25, could you please answer to my lengthy post above? (Before the “Slight aside”) – Flying sheep 10:34, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

You've made your point and I agree with it. Except for the bit about not using the doc template for small templates, ALL templates should use it for consistency. (plus I like the colour :) –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 12:38, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Documentation is done. i am itching to convert the rest of the trap schematics :) –Flying sheep 13:32, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
replace and its replacement limit are basically what I was referring to. When you hit the limit on one #replace, it is possible to break up the replacement into multiple #replaces to get around said limit; I've done this on another wiki. User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:28, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Well, he said he was convinced. Before making it overly complicated, I’ll rather wait a day or two. If you can do it, however, without making the code read-only, please do so –Flying sheep 18:59, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
If I can find some time, I'll certainly try my hand at it; it's an interesting problem and would be the first time I've played with using parameter names provided by the transclusion rather than ones hardcoded into the template itself (though I've seen and, to a limited extent, worked with templates that do as such in the past). =) User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:47, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Did I mention that this was the first Template I ever made? –Flying sheep 22:14, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
This is being looked at by the Curse tech team to determine what the appropriate changes would be. I'll keep you posted. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 02:57, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
It’s been a week, what’s the current consent amongst the team? – Flying sheep 21:30, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

I just ran into this problem, googled, found this discussion... Was anything decided regarding this? I was going to use the template to show how trees grow in the game but ran up to the limit quickly. — MK (c/t) 22:39, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

It wasn't changed. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 07:54, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. I have resorted to something that is less pretty, but works :P — MK (c/t) 15:15, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Potential Problem

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Could've been a rouge advert. Do you happen to be using IE? Or Firefox/Chrome without Adblock installed? –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 02:56, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
You may have accidentally clicked on one of the ads at the top middle?  ANNOYING  11:42, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Ultra, I am on IE. lol Annoying, if I did, it took enough time to load for me to scroll to the bottom of the page. Latrans105 12:33, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Not a good idea, IE isn't secure at all. If the wiki does happen to have a rogue ad, you're going to be screwed over by it. Also, IE doesn't really work properly with the wiki (or most webpages as a matter of fact) as it doesn't really support basic CSS functions like every other browser does. You'll find all the navbox templates are broken in IE as it doesn't understand how nowrap works. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 23:48, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Well, were this my machine, I'd have that remedied in a heartbeat. Sadly, not so. Latrans105 17:19, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
tl;dr: Get Chrome/Firefox. Better yet, try each out for a week and see which works better for you.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 10:59, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
Except that he just said that he has no control over what browser he uses on that computer. User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:03, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
Woops, didn't catch that one. Latrans105, do you have an USB-stick? If you do, http://portableapps.com/ is your friend. This site provides a lot of applications in a portable form which only requires you to unpack it to a location, and from there you can run it without writing any data at all to the machine you're working on. I've been doing this for years over at school, so I could run Firefox and a few other programs.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 17:23, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
So.. Correct me if I'm wrong.. Basically, you use the USB instead of the profile the school has set up for you? Or library or what-have-you? Latrans105 04:52, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
All of these portable apps save their settings onto your USB stick so you can do anything you wish; they don't write to the computer's registry which is often blocked by the system administrator. For example, Firefox would write all its bookmarks and settings to its own folder on the USB stick without touching the harddrive of the desktop you're on.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 08:20, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
@All: I don’t wanna be rude, but the OP’s phrase “I closed down the Internet” suggests that (s)he might not have much experience~in operating a computer, so even if a portable Firefox/Chrome is a good idea, (s)he might need a litte assistance in case of problems. Amirite? –Flying sheep 10:41, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Need help please.

How do I get permission to make a new page? I have some redirects I want to make, and have some usefull pictures I can't upload. :( --Yulex2 22:29, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

You have to be part of the Autoconfirmed usergroup, which means registering and confirming an email address, waiting 3 days from when you registered, and making 10 other types of edits. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 22:34, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Ok thanks! :) --Yulex2 22:42, 21 April 2011 (UTC)


Sorry for my english. Hi, i reverted 3 times the contributions on minecraft wiki/es from the user Ryo because is deleting the correct links name/es, creating bad links in spanish, outdating the article to english in some places and more. I wrote ryo in his talk page all the times explaining the wrong things, but with no changes (we talked in spanish, sorry). Need someone who know spanish to see the contributions and verifies my explanation please, thanks. In second place, i want to be admin from the spanish translation, what may i do? thanks again. Milogullon 09:05, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your efforts Milogullon. Once the Spanish translation project has completed enough pages, it will be given it's own subdomain. At that time, Users who prove active and responsible will be promoted to admin to oversee the Spanish subdomain. I will definitely keep you in mind, and be watching your continued efforst. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 10:29, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Thans for your time. Milogullon 13:07, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Could I ever get promoted/noticed for great effort???

I am starting to contribute a lot with pictures and info I find everywhere.

I just want to know if I could get recognized or something?

Araimos 22:03, 20 May 2011 (UTC)Araimos

No. Read the Screenshot Fixing project. No pictures at night time, first. Also, replace old images with new ones rather than adding new ones. I added screenshots too : am I widely recognized? Is my name on minecraft.net ? Calinou - talk × contribs » 22:11, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Contributing to a wiki should not be about recognition, it should be about making the resource better for the entire community. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 00:32, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

will sponge come back

hi i made this because i like sponge but i find out that it's not in the new virsion and i wanted to no why it has been taken off of minecraft becuase what if you wanted to make a home under water where you are safer from mobs and you cant do it becuase you will die and if you don't how else are you ment to do it so who wants sponge or nose how to make a underwater house that won't take like 5 weeks to make and notch if your reading this plz plz put sponge back on thanks.–The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ryanmadman97 (Talk|Contribs) 21:40, 15 July 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Why asking this here? The wiki has nothing to do with the game development. Ask the Mojang staff… – Scaler (t) 19:51, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Placeholder protection.

Just to notify you if you didn't notice, :File:No image.svg the newer place holder image has no protection. also note that there is no longer a need for the old :File:No image.png, but it is used in some user name spaces, so you choose if it's a good idea to delete or not.--Yurisho 05:16, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 10:33, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

archiving a talk page

Talk:Redstone circuits needs archiving--Yurisho 09:05, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Please use new YouTube embed method (for HTML5 support)

As a user without Flash installed, I request that you please change YouTube embedding (``{#ev:youtube…}``) to use the modern iframe embedding method (<iframe src="http://youtube.com/embed/xxyyzz"></iframe>) instead of object embedding as this increases the range of browsers and devices that can see the video. The iframe method detects the device/browser and will use HTML5 where available. Kroc 16:43, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

How do I resize a frame?

Just read the subject, plz. ajmax8 01:19, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Page and account block

I tried posting an article and it, along with my account, were blocked, apaprently being a "spam page". I'm not really sure what that is. I could really use some help since I worked relatively hard on this page. Any assistance would be appreciated, -Krauser "Your current IP address is [REDACTED], and the block ID is #2471" –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Krauser11 (Talk|Contribs) 12:34, 30 July 2011 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Ah. you must be part of the translation team.
I do not know how much it is pushed, but translation projects have a rule for newcomers to create pages slowly, rather than the whole thing.
To combat spam, the abuse filter checks for large pages with links. this is a fairly common tool. so, posting large translated page with links will get you an automatic ban. it's an issue that we cannot correct.
If you'd gladly link me to your userpage account, I can revert the ban. right now, if you'd like.
Also, rule of thumb, never post your IP online. ever.--Kizzycocoa 12:39, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/User:Krauser1129 And thanks for the IP thing, I completly spaced it. It took quite a while to find out how to post and told me to include that information. Is there a link to how I'm "suppose" to make this page? I'm rather...horrible at navigating your site. –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Krauser11 (Talk|Contribs) 13:50, 30 July 2011 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I've had an extensive list of IPs I've edited from, posted online for quite some time and never had any ill come of it (obviously, I'm not trying to claim everyone choosing to disclose such information would have such an easy time of it, but generally, if you're not doing anything to draw attention to yourself, letting your IP slip once or twice probably won't come back to bite you), and you wouldn't believe how easy it can be to obtain a random person's IP if you're really that set on getting it. ;) User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:31, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
Better safe than sorry. :P
unblocked. also, I'm not sure. the project portal for languages, I'd assume. --Kizzycocoa 21:26, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Major article cleanup

Hello, I would like to perform a major cleanup of the http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Hardware_performance article. Use proper units, fix grammar errors, fix missing links, etc. However, since it is a major cleanup, it requires administrator permission. Hereby I ask you for the permission. Thank you.

Here you can see my example edit of said article: http://pastebin.com/ndywWbK4

You don't need permission to do so, just go ahead and do it! ;) User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:47, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

This is the problem I get: "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please contact an administrator, and inform them of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Large deletion from article by new editors"

Failed at moving Lapis Lazuli (Ore)

I failed at moving the Lapis Lazuli (Ore) page, and therefore messed up the template. Could an admin revert my failz0r?

EmeraldGem 20:03, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Problems with Abuse filter

Um.. I was blocked for some reason while editing the Splash Potion page. Will an admin please unblock me? I just want to finish editing what I was gonna do, then I'll just leave. Cause I don't see why I should stay and keep editing if I'm going to be banned for a little thing like this. The Abuse filter should be fixed cause this kind of stuff drives people away...(-.-) and I'm kinda pissed too.. -Asterick6 07:21, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

It banned you because of the word that comes in between molotov and tail. It certainly does need fixing. I don't really get why every action it takes is instant infinite block, it should at least tell you what was wrong first (except for the solely spam filters, they can stay infinite). –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 10:03, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
The options are to ban or not to ban, since there is only a single ban length available for the abuse filters. I am sorry that you were erroneously caught by the filter, and I hope you change your mind about leaving, but you also must see it from the other side. This wiki gets over 4.5 million page views a day. There is no admin team in the world that could manually check each and every edit performed 24/7 to try to maintain the high quality of information we provide for the entire Minecraft community, we have opted to implement some automatic aids (the abuse filters). No matter how well we write these filters, they will never be either 100% effective, or 100% accurate, so we do what we can to minimize the difficulties they cause legitimate users. Please feel free to use this page to contact the administrators any time you have a problem or issue and we will address it as quickly as we can. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 10:33, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok thanks for addressing this. But aren't there other tools that you guys could use as well? Maybe a different type of filter that is more flexible? Maybe take a moderation tool from wikipedia and change it a bit for this wiki? I'm just guessing cause I don't really know about the software that this wiki uses. Thanks for your dedication tho, the admins, and staff. - Asterick6 22:47, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
If you tried to post the exact same thing you posted the first time you were blocked, you're going to get blocked again. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 02:09, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Mob Page

I noticed the mob page has been locked for editing. I commented sometime ago regarding some features that were updated with passive mobs in hopes that whomever has the power to update that page would.

The page is still locked and I have noticed, not been updated. Can this page be updated please.

--Mystara 23:54, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

This page is locked to non-users and users with fewer than five edits. due to spam, it must be kept this way. --Kizzycocoa 00:05, 28 November 2011 (UTC)


Im currently fighting versus a griefer, he writes, i undo! help me edit: The griefer was before an ip, and now he is goofdizzle and now joy.strip who is griefing s-trip

NaNdummy 07:07, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Need admin help with a page revision.

By the time that this is read, it may have already been fixed. The page http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Brewing was edited to include "HAHA I DID YOUR MOM 2 WEEKS AGO IN A FLEA MARKET" about fifty times in the "General Guide to Brewing" section. I tried to undo it, but my action was seen as harmful due to it being a large deletion. Amphelios 13:31, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

They fixed it.Doggey 13:05, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

The weakly version has changed

The weakly version has changed from 12w05a to 12w05b.

Nope. It's still a. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 22:12, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Friends list

I think you guys should add a friends list because everything is just too seroius. We need to have a little more fun by giving people the abilibilty to be able to have people as friends lol Doggey

You can feel free to create your own friends list on your userpage. This is a wiki, not a social networking media. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 21:18, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
  :( Doggey

I'm sorry.

Hi. I'm the MC player 4x4x4 and I would like to talk to the admins with this discussion board that I apologize and I'm sorry for the following messing-up of articles: 1.Saying in the infiniminer page that game was dumb. 2.Deleting the infiniminer talk page's entire text. 3.Random Spam in the texture pack page, I didn't mean that threat and I'm not really an anon. I hope you accept this apology. Thank you.

The Deleted Mummy Page

I've noticed that in the little box-thing at the bottom of the page, there is a link to "Mummy", which is now a deleted page (it's in the "Planned Mobs" section). I do not know how to edit it, so I thought I'd put it here. Feel free to delete this topic after it is finished (I hope this is not the wrong place). –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 01:11, 28 March 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed. -- Orthotope 02:54, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Moxxy (talkcontribslogsblock log)

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That's the way you see it. I see Moxxy cleaning a lot of bad things. I don't think that banning is an option here. Moxxy did a good job helping this wiki. Just like you are doing. You both have clearly some opinions on things. You say that Moxxy had some disputes with other people, but you too had that. If you want to ban Moxxy I suggest a ban for you too at the same time. You two are the same on this wiki, but need to discuss your attitude against each other. - User:CrazyBliep NL Admin 06:53, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Well how about a week-long/month-long ban for all involved editors or something if this issue gets worse. And I still haven't stopped editing even though I really should...pretty much addicted or something. - Asterick6 (talk) 21:48, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
The person I "attacked" was Asterick6 and I told him to piss off because you were on my page telling me that I'm a noob who doesn't belong on this wiki. If you look at talk pages for ones like book and quill he comes into a discussion I'm having with someone else and just calls me stubborn without even mentioning the topic at hand. Go to my talk page. He's blatantly harassing me and insulting me. --Moxxy 12:53, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Blatantly harassing? No, you are always removing content and being a deletionist. I let you know about the way you are editing and about your editing trend moving towards deleting everything, and you immediately attack me for doing that (Shut up? Piss off?) and continue to be stubborn about the way you edit. And I originally thought you were a noob until you just informed me that you started back in 2010, and I actually checked your earliest contributions. My first impression from the Spike talk page was that you were a new editor, and I kept that impression of you until now (thought you were a good guy). Sorry for misunderstandings, but I am also getting pissed because of the way you are handling things. - Asterick6 (talk) 21:48, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
You've both made a lot of good contributions, and clearly have strong opinions on what the wiki should be; unfortunately, those opinions do not always agree. Given that this conflict has become personal, I think it would be best if you both try to ignore and not respond to each other for a week or two. In the future, please try to resolve disagreements more civilly and with less emotion. I'd rather not have this result in ban(s) or one of you quitting the wiki entirely. -- Orthotope 10:56, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

CATPTCHA not working

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That darn CATPTCHA triggered when doing some edits as anon IP doesn't work. Even when selecting all the cats, it's triggered again and again.

Yes - I can tell cats from dogs.
No - I cannot login since I'm at work and want to stay more or less anonymous while procrastinating at work. -- 08:02, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't seem to work in IE9. Use something else. ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:06, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Using FF 13.0 all the time... -- 08:20, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Don't know then. IE9 is the only browser that's ever been reported as having a problem. ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:30, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
FF has a few issues at times from what i have seen first hand. Mostly with web sites like BB app-world; but i have had issues with anti-bot systems from time to time. Mostly with high demand web sites though (i.e. Facebook; some Wikis [like in this case by the sounds of it]; xbox.com and ect.) For now i would say go with google chrome and see if you are still having problems (and yes i realize you may not be able to down-load it onto a work PC/Linux/Mac but it's worth a shot). --Ichi (Talk) 09:16, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your tips, but maybe I should more work and less procrastinate. Maybe your tips will help other users. -- 10:47, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Lol no problem and that might be a good idea :P --Ichi (Talk) 17:42, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
I also hate to burst your bubble, but you are more anonymous when you are logged in than not as your IP is easily traceable back to your employer. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 18:07, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Well, dynamic IP... -- 08:28, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Yeah thart could make the CATPTCHA not work as well. It will mostly mess it up if your IP changes while you are on the CATPTCHA page. The only thing you can really do but sign-in or time the IP swaps (which is a pain). --Ichi (Talk) 08:40, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I'm trying to create an account, but the CAPTCHA system keeps saying invalid trigger. I've followed all the instructions, and have a valid username, but I can't create an account, or upload photos. I just want to upload a photo of a redstone device I invented. 14:29, 17 July 2012 (UTC)KhirsahFireflash

Be sure that your IP address is set to be static before you try to make an account. If it's not static then your IP address may change while making the account; and the system may change the pictures that need to be selected without updating/refreshing the page. Hope this helps you out. --Ichi (Talk) 10:41, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Vandalism by

Sorry about not posting this directly on the admin notice board, but is continuously spamming vandalism on all page and should be blocked ASAP so i dont have to undo it. MaryTheTiger 19:56, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Danish Wiki

I've just started wondering if there are any Danish pages on this wiki. If so, are there any Danish administrators? Could you use an extra Danish administrator? If so, I'd be glad to help with some things. MaryTheTiger 18:35, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Danish translation. ;) User:Dinoguy1000Special:Contributions/Dinoguy1000? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:12, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! :D MaryTheTiger 18:19, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Mods page broken, once again.

I saw that the mods page was broken on the seventh, and it was stated that it was fixed on the eighth, but now it has been broken again. When you click on the 'Modifications' page, it only redirects you to the 'mods' page, which currently consists of the Spanish text below.

"La base de datos no encuentra el texto de una página que debería hallarse, llamada «Mods» . La causa de esto suele deberse a un diff anacrónico o un enlace al historial de una página que ha sido borrada. Si no fuera el caso, puedes haber encontrado un fallo en el software. Por favor, avisa a un administrador, tomando nota de la URL."

ios version

ios is now 0.3.3 and it hasnt been changed. it even says on the forums by Pnupy 07:28, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

EntityLink template needs updated

As seen on Drops, Entity, and Spawn Egg, the picture css does not match up with entities. 15:52, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

fixed 20:21, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Ban Appeal (

Could a Admin block he has Destroyed the page twice! 16px Arrran Weeviling The Inventor of the Cake Bomb! 12:56, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Mods page

Mods cannot be accessed. This is usually caused by a corruption in the latest version of the page and requires the page to be deleted and undeleted to fix it.

Please report this on the admin noticeboard, making note of the page name.

In the meantime, you can go to the history and click the topmost history entry to see the page.

Diagofox 23:01, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Update the Maps (item) page!

Hi! I just read your maps item page, and saw "Oh cool, you can zoom out of maps!". This is what is says on the page; "The output will be a zoomed out version of the input map", which leads us to the conclusion that it's a zoomed out version of the map you put in, correct? Yet when I zoomed out my map, I had a completely blank new map. For other players this may not be a big deal, it's a map, so what, but because of the difficulty of moving around the area of my city I was very pissed by this. I don't want to have to redo the whole map. Please update the Map (item) page as quickly as you can, and thank you. THE TACOMAN 17:40, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

problem whit page said I need to contact this page


"Mods cannot be accessed. This is usually caused by a corruption in the latest version of the page and requires the page to be deleted and undeleted to fix it. Please report this on the admin noticeboard, making note of the page name. In the meantime, you can go to the history and click the topmost history entry to see the page." 15:21, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

More admins needed?

I'd like to broach the subject of possibly appointing more administrator(s). No offense intended to our current admins, but they've been leaving things undone in recent weeks. There are dozens of pages awaiting deletion, corrupt pages aren't fixed promptly, and the admin noticeboard doesn't seem to be monitored. Ultradude disappeared mid-September, Quatroking has been away since mid-October, and Dinoguy, Kizzycocoa, and Oliver Scholz have barely been editing lately. If they've become busy with other things, I think it would be reasonable to add another admin to help with these tasks. Any opinions on this? -- Orthotope 02:23, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

I see your point, still noone has added the Wait disk to the Template:Grid page, and the Painting page needs to be deleted for the transfer from Paintings to Painting. We really do need some more administrators here, more active editors (besides everyone who vandalizes pages). Now I do not mean to ask for an administrator position, even if my wording seems like it, but I am an active editor, as anyone like yourself should already know. But the things I do don't usually require the administrator position. But in all seriousness, I agree. This wiki needs more admins, or for the current ones to start doing more. #trigger_hurt(I|T|C) 05:13, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
 Agree - Although I think Wynthyst has all the power and say in appointing new admins so we'd have to approach her about the possibility. -- Hower64 10:05, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
 Agree As much as I would love to help with a position, there's two people I've seen, off the top of my head, in the almost three months I've been here that I would love to see promoted and would definitely help this wiki out. --User:Kanegasi User_talk:KanegasiSpecial:Contributions/Kanegasi 13:04, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
 Agree No offesnse to the Admins, but they seem to be kinda inactive. The Admin noticeboard has a few issues that have not been replied to by Admins. Some haven't even got a reply at all. Creepergoboom64 18:03, 2 December 2012 (UTC)Creepergoboom6
So if there are new admins appointed, how would this be done? Would current admins base this on recommendations, useful edits or something totally different?
Goandgoo. Talk - Contribs 12:36, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
This has already been acted upon, though it wasn't really announced anywhere. Wynthyst handles most of the user rights management;, so you'd have to ask her what criteria were used; it seems to have been based on recommendations, contributions, and overall behavior. -- Orthotope 19:31, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
By the way congrats on your promotion Orthotope! You truly deserve this :P
Goandgoo. Talk - Contribs 01:53, 25 January 2013 (UTC)


Please ban . He vandalized End Portal, and reverts it whenever I undo him. This user also uses wtc.la links to shorten links to link them to YouTube.

More Vandalism

From now on, ill post the vandalism in one place. - Vandalized > End portal (Again) & Blocks -- I'm amusing he just reset his router.

Add some things to the Wiki Rules.

After having dispude over a file uploaded, I would ask that A rule be added on discouraging people attempting to upload content copyrighted by their owners unless explicit permission is granted by the owner. Extreme 01:37, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

When images or other content violate copyright, they are subject to deletion. However, in this case US copyright does not apply, as it was first used before 1923. -- Orthotope 02:01, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

About that "Add Topic" button...

I'm copying prior discussion here, because I think this warrants more discussion, but it's not really a noticeboard issue.

(an aside) ETA: And just why doesn't this page (Admin Noticeboard) have an "Add Topic" button? --Mental Mouse 22:13, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Looks fine to me; possibly a cache issue? And this isn't technically a talk page, hence no 'add topic' button. -- Orthotope 23:39, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
An add topic button can easily be added, but we didn't because this page is the reverse of a talk page, new topics go at the top instead of the bottom and headings were originally h3 not h2, although everyone has ignored that apparently. ultradude25Talk
05:11, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

(end of copied material)

Ultradude, meet the ELIZA effect. The ANB page is a page on the Wiki whose content is individual comments/issues placed there by passersby (rather than discussing a single theme at length like a topic page). Almost all the other pages like that, (not only on this wiki, but similar ones), are in fact talk pages, and they add topics at the bottom with H2 headings. That's why "everyone has ignored that": You handed them a familiar-looking tool with a label "use other end", and nobody's going to read that label.
My advice is to install a custom "Add Topic" button for the AMB page. If you want, you can make it add topics from the top with H3 headings (and add a warning comment at the bottom for manual editors)... but I suggest just staying with talk-page formatting, because anything else will still be fighting the ELIZA effect over a cosmetic issue, and that will be a pointless drain on your resources. --Mental Mouse 12:01, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I don't actually remember why this page is in reverse, might have been because we originally had a "current issues" section and a "solved issues" section, whereas now the page is just archived every so often. Personally I would prefer it to use normal talk page order and h2.
You can't actually make a "custom" add topic button (well, you could easily with JS, but wouldn't be at all useful), because it relies on the &section=new parameter in the URL, which can only do h2 headings under the last section, there is no way to customise that. The best you could do is section=0, then people would scroll to the bottom of the page to add their post and it would end up right under the "current issues" header, but that doesn't provide the headline field, so you'd still have to type the heading manually (plus it would require JS to change the button's link). ultradude25Talk
13:29, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Adding new topics to the top is generally for the convenience of the administrators when looking for the most recent additions. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png :en:User talk:Wynthyst 15:01, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Since people seem to put them at the bottom anyway, or worse both, it seems less confusing for everyone if it is at the bottom, plus it means we can have the add topic button. Having it at the bottom is more convenient anyway IMO, since you can just press End to get to the bottom of the page instead of having to scroll at all. ultradude25Talk
15:09, 31 December 2012 (UTC)