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Interwiki links to the forums[edit]

Could we get a set of Interwiki links to certain relevant sections of the forums, like suggestions, Xbox, PE, Pi, support forums, and a topic link so we can link to posts? Oh, and the topic link would need to include a dash at the end if possible, since the forum installation is weird with topic ID numbers. Without the dash at the end of the link, it'll bring you to the home page. --User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 06:40, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Can you provide a set of URLs, and do you have suggestions for the names to use for the interwiki links? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:00, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't know how it would be particularly useful. You have to use the number for the forum sections and forum topics, and you would only get that from the url, so it'd actually be quicker to just use the url instead of the interwiki (since you don't have to remove the rest of the url). ultradude25Talk
07:07, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Post links http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/$1 using 'mcfpost' or 'mcftopic'
News links http://www.minecraftforum.net/news/$1 using 'mcfnews'
Forum links http://www.minecraftforum.net/forum/$1 using just 'mcf' or maybe 'mcfsection'
So, if one were to link to the Suggestions forum, it would be [{{fullurl:mcf:1-}} mcf:1-] and the Xbox forum would be [{{fullurl:mcf:145-}} mcf:145-], and a topic example (the Xbox issue thread) would be [{{fullurl:mcfpost:1608072-}} mcfpost:1608072-]. I don't know if it's possible to just put a dash after the '$1', and if it is, it might break IW links people make that include the topic/section/news title, which is unnecessary in those links anyways.
As for your point, ultradude25, I never thought of the IW links to be a time saver. I was under the impression they made pages neater with less space taken up by external links when an often-linked site was given an IW link. In fact, your concern is exactly what we have to deal with for all the twitter links, the word of notch links, and any other link that only uses the "ID" in the url. The bug tracker links are a little easier since the bug ID is also displayed in the page, but I'm not sure how that's different. --User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 19:53, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Well saving space is one thing, although if you're not saving any time, it's only really worth it if you're using the links a lot on the page, bug links and twitter links a pretty common, so they're worth using (although some of the twitter interwiki names are quite long).
In terms of saving time, interwiki links are really designed for linking to named things, specifically other wikis (thus the name). mw:Help:Images for example I can very quickly link to while writing a comment because I already know the page exists and I know the interwiki prefix, so I don't even need to stop and visit the page to get a url. This doesn't really work for anything involving numbers.
Personally I think some of these interwiki links (ones that involve numbers and don't save any time) should instead be replaced by templates that still give you a useful url. Looking in the references of various pages you see things like jebtweet:211258791257, which isn't a very useful looking url (even worse, not everyone uses the interwiki link, so you have a mess of normal urls and interwiki versions), it'd be nicer if it actually showed the url, but allowed you to still benefit from saving space by not having the whole url on the page. Something like {{tweet|jeb_|211258791257}}, just about as short as the interwiki link, but would output an actual url. ultradude25Talk
02:07, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Having a template instead of an interwiki link would probably be a little better, considering references being more informative when looking at links. Now that you said what an interwiki link is designed for, the name now makes sense. It's so simple sounding, I wonder why I didn't think of it first. My impression, as mentioned earlier, is that interwiki links were there for linking an often-linked website. Because of that, and in line with what you said, I've been switching every plain twitter link I see into an interwiki link purely for consistency. I also find the references neater when links are trimmed to their necessary parts (I still hate reddit direct comment links since they can't be trimmed) and yes, the interwiki links can be a bit bland. I've been stripping most of them to the numbers, but thinking back to that, they all should really have a title. Not as extensive as what Wikipedia does with their references, but yea, something more than just numbers.
Along with consistency and neatness with interwiki links, one of my intentions is to be able to link to the Minecraft Forums within edit summaries, since neither external linking nor templates work in summaries. This is also an extension to what Munin295 discussed about in terms of providing some assistance to those who seem to be lost on the Internet, to put it a funny (hopefully not offending) way. Now, that may not be very effective, since quite a few people don't read notices on top of pages, let alone even see the history pages, but I think having useful forum links in summaries might help a bit, especially to budding editors who do see the histories and diffs. --User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 03:44, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Coming back to this topic, does anyone have an objection to adding these myself? I would like to link directly to the forums in an edit summary instead of the forums article as well as reformatting a few references when I come across them. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 05:06, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
I don't have any objection, but then again, I'm not an admin. You'll probably need another admin's approval or something. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 05:37, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
You can make the interwikis, but I think it should only be used for edit summaries. Anything else should use a normal link, or (in the case of making refs smaller) a template that shows a normal link. ultradude25Talk
07:06, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Thinking about the templates, I'm actually interested in making these. I'll get to it. I'll also make ones for twitter links. I'm not sure if each twitter account should get one or if I should try to code a catch-all template that handles all known reference links. This'll be an interesting project for me, unless you have already been thinking of making them. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 21:34, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Best solution is probably to make a single template that takes the Twitter handle and tweet ID as parameters; that wouldn't be very hard. Maybe have it recognize the accounts of Mojangstas, 4J Studios, etc. and style them a bit differently, so it's more noticeable when people link to fake accounts. -- Orthotope 00:45, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
We already have {{tweet}}. ultradude25Talk
03:45, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Interesting. I was not aware you made that. I wasn't as active as I would've liked in March. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 04:01, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Blocking accounts due to inactivity[edit]

Could the admin of a minecraftwiki (not the english one) threaten me to block my account if I do not make new pages or I do not traduce the existing ones of the english wiki?

Cordially, --Lazarus 19:40, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Nope, we don't block people for not editing (admins may have their admin privileges removed if they're inactive for too long, but that's for entirely different reasons and most editors don't have to worry about it). =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:54, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response, so what should I do if I've been actually menaced of being blocked for inactivity by a certified wiki admin? Should I contact a curse wiki administrator? There is some wiki page that says that I can't be blocked for not using the wiki?
--Lazarus 20:04, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Could you link to where you were told this? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:19, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Sure, http://it.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Discussioni_utente:Lazarus, translated is:

== Help the wiki! ==

Please help the wiki (and for help I mean you should help to translate all the pages), or I will block your account for inactivity.

--Lazarus 20:31, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Aah, I thought it was on a different wiki. I don't know if Curse has any policy on this, but I can say it doesn't make any sense and is definitely not how the English wiki works. I'll drop Raffox a note. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:10, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Lock Xbox 360 Edition issues[edit]

I've been noticing the Xbox 360 issue page is still a little active. 4J isn't on the issue tracker, yet. Last I heard, it is one of EvilSeph's intentions to bring that edition over. Anyways, nobody at 4J is active here, and I don't think they have ever been. There's been a community-made issue topic on the Minecraft Forums for almost as long as the edition has been around, with 4J taking up the last two or three versions of that thread. My suggestion is to lock the Xbox issue page and make some kind of notice or link to the issue topic on the forums on the "View Source" page, like those edit notices or something. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 09:05, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Page locked. Meh about the editnotice, I'd rather just wait and see if we get any complaints/questions/whatever on the talk page or elsewhere. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:36, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
I figured as much. I've been perusing the MediaWiki site looking at how random parts of the software works, and reading that page I linked in conjunction with noticing the Xbox page got me thinking about how to use the edit notices lol. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 09:39, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Editnotices are awesome to be sure; I'm just too lazy to add them most of the time because the relevant pages are so out-of-the-way. =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:46, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

"missing signature" tag on template edits?[edit]

Does anyone know why my template and template subpage edits are getting tagged with "missing signature"? Not the template talk pages, the actual template pages. It looks like it's been happening for about a week. I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be adding signatures to templates…

Munin295 · 16 px 16 px · 03:22, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Because templates are namespace 10, they're being picked up by the regex for namespace 1 (main talk pages), because 10 has a 1 in it. Just need to make it more specific. ultradude25Talk
03:36, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Request to protect Villager[edit]

The page Villager has repeatedly been vandalized by anonymous IPs who ridicule them, menace them and simply do a lot of rather idiosyncratic changes. I think we need to protect this page to auto confirmed users. -- Numbermaniac - Talk(C) 00:55, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

I would like to second that idea. CQCraft (talk) 22:58, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

What happened to one of the admins?[edit]

The admin IKJames seems to have not done any edits since 2011. How come? -- Numbermaniac - Talk(C) 04:12, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Server overloaded?[edit]

I've been getting a lot of blank screens and "Server at capacity" messages when trying to save an edited page. This has been happening since at least yesterday afternoon (EDT). Not sure what you can do about it, but it's a problem. --Mental Mouse 15:40, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

It happens from time to time. The wiki is not the only thing that Curse hosts and when this happens, a lot of other Curse sites also have issues. In response to the idea that the Schematic template is causing it, I doubt it. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 18:28, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, it wasn't happening when I was doing other edits, and went away rapidly when I started moving sections to sub-pages. I think I was in fact beating on the server too hard. --Mental Mouse 21:16, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Curse has been under almost constant DDoS attacks for the past 6 months. We do have mitigation processes in place, so that you will rarely see any serious downtime, but occasionally they still cause momentary blips in our service. It's almost impossible that any type of edits from a single user is going to be at the root of these sorts of blips. The ONLY exception to this is when heavily used templates are changed. This can cause an overwhelming server load while the changes are parsed out to every instance of the template, which is why most of the most heavily used templates are only editable by admins.-- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 01:26, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Why would someone attack us with denial of service attacks?! -- Numbermaniac - T- C 02:31, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Human nature. There will always be someone out there with the mentality to perform negative things for no good reason. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 02:39, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
It's fun or a test of skill or some other reason. Rcmaehl 02:48, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Seeing some of the vandalism here, I guess I'm not surprised. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 02:54, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
It's likely a test of skill as hackers tend to test their tools on small sites before trying to attack larger ones. For Example, (LOIC TEST) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Rcmaehl (Talk|Contribs) 02:59, 6 April 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Minecraft is a big game, and I would assume a wiki on it would be pretty big. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 03:32, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

I mean like small sites compared to something bigger than the site they're testing on. It's likely they're testing their tools for a site larger than minecraftwiki, especially if the DDoS has been getting larger and larger overtime, showing optimization of their tools. Rcmaehl 03:45, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
True. There's nothing much we can do, but hopefully it stops soon. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 04:29, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Full of salient points. What?[edit]

This picture allows for a better explanation::File:Screen_Shot_2013-04-07_at_3.38.53_PM.png --Signed, Thesmug 04:39, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea what that is. I don't see anything on my end on that page or that template (Template:Items). User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 04:44, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Spambot vandalized Template:ItemLink; already fixed. -- Orthotope 05:00, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Oh wow, I even undid that. I didn't even read what the spam was. Didn't connect the dots to that template's usage lol. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 05:02, 8 April 2013 (UTC)


The Villager page has had a lot of vandalism, mainly because they have been ridiculed for their looks. Most of it has come from IPs, and I think we need to protect this page. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 03:24, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Actually I think we should protect all pages so that only registered users can edit them, I know that this causes a lot less edits but the quality will be better I think. Ftwgameshd 10:36, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
I can understand the inclination to prevent unregistered users from editing, since there is a fair amount of vandalism from them. Apparently the wiki was originally set up this way, and changing it was hotly debated. The eventual conclusion was that discouraging casual users from making positive contributions is worse than a small increase in vandalism. This also appears to be Curse policy, so it's unlikely to change. -- Orthotope 11:21, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
I actually don't like the idea of protecting every page, but I posted this as a request to protect the Villager page. There has been so much vandalism by IPs on that page that it isn't funny. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 01:13, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
I do not believe this policy has been fully enacted, either due to unknown issues/reasons or just not getting around to it. Wowpedia has been locked from anonymous editing since its creation. As for protecting the page, it isn't that bad. Several vandalism edits within a day would cause a protection, but there's been less than a handful within the last month. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 01:19, 14 April 2013 (UTC)


When looking through articles, I noticed that there were a lot of redirects. Some of them are because they are wrongly pluralised (ie. {{static link|seed}}s instead of {{static link|seeds}} , but others are to do with a casing issue. For example, an article with one word (e.g. {{static link|Horse}}), regardless of whether it is capitalised or not, is correctly linked. However when two words are used (e.g. {{static link|Cocoa Beans}}) making the 2nd word start with a lower case letter will cause a redirect. {{static link|Cocoa Beans}} is correct, but {{static link|cocoa beans}} causes a redirect. Simply capitalising and avoiding the redirect is against the style guidelines so using {{static link|Cocoa Beans|cocoa beans}} seems the only way to combat this. Is there a better/another way to avoid redirects with lower case articles? User:GoandgooUser talk:Goandgoo
User:Goandgoo/edit count
13:20, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

For the improper plural linking, or any link that could drop the last few characters, those are unnecessary redirects, since having a redirect perform the function of a very simple MediaWiki feature is absurd. If/when you see these redirects, make sure to correct the link and go ahead and mark the redirect for deletion. Also use the "What links here" function on the redirect to find other links. This isn't just for plurals though. That MW feature combines anything not spaced after the link, e.g. Potatoes, Potatoing, Potatonomous, etc., so any redirect you see that contains the intended page name in the first part of the redirect is unnecessary.
For the capitalization of multiple-word titles, both instances of linking are fine and the lowercase redirect is good. I understand you are using the green redirect code, so I agree seeing it makes you want to get rid of it lol. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 18:17, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Good IRC Clients[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering what IRC clients all the admins (and other users) use. Are there any recommended clients? Minecraft Wiki:IRC suggests using Xchat but that one doesn't seem to be updated since 2010. User:GoandgooUser talk:Goandgoo
User:Goandgoo/edit count
12:20, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Minecraft Forums has a browser IRC which I haven't tested much. Apart from that, no idea. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 12:24, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
XChat is great client, if you're on Windows you'll want to be getting XChat 2, as that's the free Windows build of XChat. IRC is quite an old protocol, so it shouldn't be surprising that the clients aren't updated much, there can't be anything left to change by now. ultradude25Talk
12:46, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
I use a modified old version of mIRC myself. I have a valid registration that's paid for, but I have modified .dll files to change some core functions. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 04:54, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

{{tweet}} vs tweet prefix[edit]

What is the reason for preferring the tweet template over the tweet lnterwiki prefix? -- Numbermaniac - T- C 03:13, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

From the template itself: "This should be used instead of the interwiki links, as it produces a meaningful link, while still saving space." User:GoandgooUser talk:Goandgoo
User:Goandgoo/edit count
03:18, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Wow, wonder why I didn't notice that... -- Numbermaniac - T- C 06:58, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
But when I changed one jebtweet to the template, it said the difference in characters was +1. I guess it's the link that makes the difference. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 07:38, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Because there's a pipe character between jeb and tweet. ultradude25Talk
07:47, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Lol, wonder why I didn't notice that. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 09:06, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
For Jeb tweets, yea it may not save space, but for longer usernames like Dinnerbone's tweets, it definitely looks neater. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 15:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Minepedia. Now I'm worried.[edit]

Before I say anything else, let me say this: The internet on my phone is very slow.

Ok, now for the question.

When I load a page of the wiki on my phone, if the internet is really slow (slower than usual), then the picture in the top left of the page says "MINEPEDIA" instead of "MINECRAFT WIKI". Also, all the extra bits at the top and left just appear white without the special effects. (I mean the grass block top, and the black bit on the left.) Why is this happening? I'm most worried about the Minepedia one, not so much the white bit, because perhaps that might make sense. Maybe. -- Numbermaniac - T- C 09:10, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

What you are seeing is the default theme, Vector, that comes with MediaWiki. ultradude25 applied a custom theme to mimic the Minecraft Forums last year by injecting CSS into the default theme using the MediaWiki:Vector.css page. When that fails to load (due to a bad server connection or otherwise) it defaults to the original theme. Vector.css also changes the logo to the current one so if it fails to load you're going to get the Minepedia logo (Minecraft Wiki was called Minepedia a while ago before Curse changed it). (The above response is an edited version of the response I gave when someone asked the same question at Minecraft Wiki talk:Community portal/Archive 11#"Minepedia".) — Hower64 09:48, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

No wonder I se that at home. Witha speed of 0.02Mbps, not surprised. Thank for the explanation Hower! -- Numbermaniac - T- C 06:22, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Common.js Page loader strings[edit]

var loadText = 'Load content', showText = 'Expand content', hideText = 'Collapse content';

I'd like to suggest changing these to 'load', 'show', and 'hide' respectively (and specifically, in lowercase) -- to have them take up less room, and better match the style of the nearby [edit] link.

Munin295 · 16 px 16 px · 02:36, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

If we change to show/hide, we also would need to change collapsible tables to match; that being said I do like the idea of all the text being the same amount of characters... mmm ultradude25Talk
07:28, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Looks good! Thanks! —Munin295 · 16 px 16 px · 18:06, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Template:Items & Template:Blocks[edit]

Is there any way that normal users can edit these templates? I understand how it is taxing on the server but if there is a redirect mistake (which there is on the blocks template) it's annoying to have to get an admin to fix it. GoandgooTalk
Edit count
08:30, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Issues template isn't protected; did you mean Template:Items? Until the server load problem is addressed, they'll remain sysop-protected to minimize the number of edits.
What's really annoying is saying that there's an error, but not what it is. ;) -- Orthotope 09:12, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes I meant Template:Items, what was was i thinking??? But anyway do you have any idea when the server load problem is going to be addressed? GoandgooTalk
Edit count
09:41, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Hopefully soon; just need a concensus among admins that Template:LoadBox is stable and ready to be used for it. -- Orthotope 10:22, 11 May 2013 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log) & (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism on Obsidian. Can't edit Admin noticeboard, so I put this here. -- 14:32, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

It was protected because of some lemonheads who vandalised this and the community portal repeatedly. Also, it helps to use {{user}}, it is much shorter to type. :) –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 21:54, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh, thanks Numbermaniac. Vandals are indeed lemonheads. -- 22:55, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) By lemonheads I meant that they had vandalised the two pages about Empress Lemon and some Fruitland thing. Double meaning :D –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 05:15, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
I sany admin going to do something? –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 08:30, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Given that each IP has made exactly one edit so far, I don't think any action is needed; a lot of IP vandals make an edit or two, then leave and don't come back. Further vandalism, if it happens, will result in blocks. -- Orthotope talk
@Numbermaniac I mean that too. @Orthotope I never wanted a block, just thought I'd warn you. -- 08:53, 12 June 2013 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)[edit]

Vandalism. Minecart, TNT, and Gameplay. -- 06:00, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Orthotope talk 07:38, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! -- 13:08, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Warning users[edit]

Minecraft Wiki does not need the warning templates like Wikipedia does, however sometimes I feel it is suitable to warn users, specifically if it is something like a Herobrine or Minecraft 2.0 mention. Am I allowed to do this if I encounter it? –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 08:18, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Of course, why not? — Hower64 06:25, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! :) –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 07:37, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


ClockSpiral has been constantly reverting the Upcoming features page to re-add his vastly outdated information to the 'Planned' section of the page. His information is no longer valid, and most importantly, there has been absolutely no indication what-so-ever that the things he is adding to the 'planned' section are in fact planned. He is adding redundant stuff from GetSatisfaction and basing what he thinks is planned on some off-the-cuff remarks made by Notch while Notch was actively developing Minecraft. Notch never once indicated that Colliding Clouds was a planned upcoming feature, all he said was that he 'liked the idea', and his link to what Jeb said was to do with the old height limit and how clouds would collide with buildings when it was changed, which has already been implemented. There is zero proof that Colliding Clouds is or was a planned feature and it should not be in the planned features section. As for his "sea life" addition Jeb explicitly states "We haven’t planned anything at the moment" in the very description ClockSpiral has copy and pasted into the planned section. I don't want to get into an edit war with this fool, can an Admin please look into this? Thank you in advance, ADCK 02:05, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Click add topic next time. –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 02:18, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Given the age of the references (two years ago for sea life, two and a half for colliding clouds), and that Mojang hasn't done anything with those features or made further comments on them (as far as I'm aware), I think we can reasonably assume they aren't being actively worked on, and remove them from the upcoming features page. However, rather than deleting them outright, they should be moved to the Unimplemented features page.
Also, please refrain from name-calling and such; a dispute over what content to include doesn't really qualify as trolling or vandalism. -- Orthotope talk 03:53, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
I only saw it twice, it isn't constant. Also, you may want to read WP:NPA. –- (T) Numbermaniac(C) 05:46, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Vandalism report[edit]

Hi there!

I recently wanted to view an article about Minecraft's Wither boss, but noticed a part of it containing some unrelated text about a politician. There are more articles that have been vandalized in this way, all of them by a user with the IP address I am reporting this since I think it requires administrative intervention.

Thanks in advance for checking up on it! -- 20:24, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

 Blocked, reverted. -- Orthotope talk 20:29, 22 June 2013 (UTC)


Will someone delete this? -- 03:42, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

 Deleted User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 18:25, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Mining tips[edit]

Delete. -- 05:07, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Moved by Orthotope. t numbermaniac c 05:47, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Credit where credit is due[edit]

I was trying to edit the trivia section of Hardened Clay and post a link, however it currently disallows me to do so. Here's what I was trying to post:

  • Stained clay was originally suggested by a redditor, [link here LupusX].

Unfortunately it still won't allow me to post the link, even here. However you can go to reddit, then go to LupusX profile, then click his submitted section and you'll find a post suggesting stained clay.

Could you possibly add this in? Thanks. Cevan 17:18, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

That Reddit post was made four days after Dinnerbone first tweeted about colored clay blocks. Unless they were talking privately beforehand, LupusX did not make the suggestion first. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 19:10, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Actually no. Originally only hardened clay was added. However then LupusX made that stained clay suggestion, and due to the mass approval in the MC subreddit community, it was added into a snapshot a few weeks later. Cevan 17:16, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
Ahh, I have looked more closely to the mentions, and it does make sense now. It seems that he may have thought of it first, but I can't find any mention from Mojang confirming this. If you can find a tweet or post of some kind from Mojang confirming that they pulled the idea from LupusX, and didn't coincidentally get the idea as well, then we can add that. It's also entirely possible, given one of Dinnerbone's tweets between April 28th (LupusX's post) and 13w19a (when stained clay was added), the community may have spammed this idea and the originator was lost, or Mojang assumed it was a common idea. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 18:24, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

I would like the two newest templates deleted.[edit]

I would like my two templates deleted I tryed to make a template that would repeat forever the words "This will repeat infinitely!". ~ LABHOUSE (LH) 02:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Done. Please don't try to break the wiki. -- Orthotope talk 03:43, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
If you really wanted to do that you could do it in JavaScript in two lines. Just be careful your computer doesn't crash. t numbermaniac c 05:15, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I wasn't sure if that could be done in my sandbox. And I don't currently know javascript but I need to learn to make a mod... ~ LABHOUSE (LH) 01:12, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Block template[edit]

Does Minecraft Wiki have a template to notify users when they have been blocked? t numbermaniac c 08:21, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

There is a message automatically shown to blocked users when they attempt to edit pages; see MediaWiki documentation for details. The problem with putting a template on people's talk pages is that most blocks are temporary, so you'd have to remember to remove the template when the block expires. -- Orthotope talk 08:46, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
They generally don't on Wikipedia :P (yes, I know this isn't the same) t numbermaniac c 08:53, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

New talk page topics will not submit.[edit]

When I try to submit a New topic on a page, it says there are external links and will block me from posting. I do not have any unless saying a title of a page triggers that. I don't know if it affects pc users as I use a tablet. Theflamingarrows1 (talk) 02:06, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

This is due to a filter we have in place to stop new users from spamming links to external sites. The section you are trying to edit mush have an external link in it, so the filter will not allow you to save any changes. If you make 10 normal edits (This counts as one, and they can be on your userpage) the filter will no longer stop you. -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 04:09, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Link to porn site[edit]

My son who is 13 was browsing this minecraft wiki and followed a link to something that had interested him only to find that the link led to a pornographic site. He was quite upset and embarrassed at this. I'm sorry I don't know what particular link he was trying to follow but is it possible that any future links made are checked before they are allowed to be added to this site to prevent this happening in the future. If I find out what link he was following I will let you know. My son is on the autistic spectrum and Minecraft is a very popular game with children on the spectrum. These are vulnerable people and should be protected. Please do not alllow this to happen again. -- 10:53, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Do you remember whether the link was within an advertisement on the page or within the actual article? -- t numbermaniac c 12:25, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

My son did the same thing I am not at all happy, he is only 11 years old and has been very distraught since.( 04:50, 10 March 2015 (UTC))

Without telling us what advert had this link, nothing can be done about it. MajrTalk
07:17, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Not able to enter my signature.[edit]

Whenever I try to add a topic on a talk page, it accuses me of putting in external links and will not let me add it. I've traced the problem to me putting in my signature. This has only been happening since the migrate, and if there is any way you could fix it, then thanks. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:03, 11 October 2013(UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

That filter has been acting strange ever since the migration. When you re-test the same edit against the same filter, it no longer matches. The filter runs before the signature is turned into text (so it sees it as ~~~~), and those characters are not mentioned in the filter at all. It's impossible for it to be matching them, yet it does it anyway. MattTalk
⎜ 03:19, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Template:Dye usage[edit]


I made an edit to the template Template:Lowercase, I added an interwiki link to the dutch version of that page. Because i did that, the template Dye Usage doesn't work anymore, on a page like Cocoa Beans there is some sort of space issue. Does anyone know how to fix this? I have the same problem on the Dutch version. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 17:29, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Since the newline character came before the noinclude tag, it was included wherever the template was used. -- Orthotopetalk 17:47, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, didn't know that :) -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 17:49, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Alpha-ing What links here?[edit]

Is there any way to alphabetize the links produced by the What links here page? It's a bit hard to scan through.

munin · 16 px 16 px · 05:01, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

An Apology[edit]

I feel the need to apologise to the admin team. I have made quite a few edits and reverts recently and I am sorry if I have annoyed anyone with my actions. EthanCentaurai (talk) 00:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Make Ukrainian version of Minecraft wiki[edit]

Hi, everyone! Hi, everyone! I am from Ukraine and Minecraft sure incredibly popular in my country. By I haven`t ability to add UA pages, just EN and RU. Maybe I miss something and add new language is simple? If not simple - can anybody help me?I am from Ukraine and Minecraftfor sure incredibly popular in my country. By I haven`t abbility to add UA pages, just EN adn RU. Maybe I miss something and add new language is siple? If not simple - can anybody help me? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:45, 21 April 2014‎(UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

There's a Ukrainian translation in progress, though it doesn't seem to be particularly active lately: Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Ukrainian translation. -- Orthotopetalk 18:20, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, Orthotope! It`s exactly what I`m looking for. -- Nikoolin (talk) 19:17, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Issues with posting[edit]


I'm a new member on Minecraft Wiki and I need help, OK so this is what happened: I was on the "talk page" and I needed to ask for help because I did not understand something on one of the Minecraft Wiki pages, but when I went to post it, Minecraft Wiki said "Your action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. A brief description of the matched abuse rule for your action is: Extra protection for frequent spam targets If you believe your edit was constructive, please post a message on the admin noticeboard or notify an admin directly."

I think it's because I had a link to the Minecraft Wiki page that I was having ~~trouble~~ with, but I think it's best that I have a link, what should I do? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Bignose956 (talkcontribs) 04:51, 7 May 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Discussions about a particular article should go on that article's talk page; in this case, Talk:Mods/Creating mods/Creating Blocks. -- Orthotopetalk 04:57, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

i tried to edit the thaumcraft´s page, but the message was this "An automated filter has detected that you are attempting to create a possibly unwanted page. As a new user, your action has been disallowed"

please, look that I was not doing anything wrong please

this was my edition

there is an image of the runic matrix structure


the cuadruple-stone blocks are "arcane stone bricks", crafted with 4 "arcane stone blocks" (you craft 4 bricks per craft); the middle-lower block is an "arcane pedestal", who makes the runic matrix levitate, and is crafted like an anvil, but with "arcane stone blocks" (you craft 2 per each anvil shape); the other blocks are "arcane stone blocks" made in the arcane workbench with 8 of stone and 1 essentia cristal in the middle (you craft 9 per each), who gather 1 of terra and 1 of ignis; and the other block that is up-at-all is the runic matrix, crafted in th arcane workbench with 4 "arcane stone bricks" in the corners, 4 essential crystals in the other 4 spaces, and in the middle, an ender pearl.

feel free to answer

User scripts doc pages[edit]

Are there any problems with adding:


to MediaWiki:Clearyourcache, or any other reason why it cannot/should not be done?

Basically, it would allow you to doc your scripts using wiki code on a sub page "/doc", and would not alter the appearance of any pages that don't use the feature.

--User:KnightMiner (t|c) 14:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

I think I didn't do that because I wanted to test the documentation module first (you'll see it had css, js and message support from the beginning) and because I wanted a way to hide the documentation. But I think I'll at least just link to it until I have that. MattTalk
⎜ 02:23, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
It looks pretty good for the linking, except to replace
Otherwise pages like User:Majr/docTabs.js will get detected by the filter as non-scripts. --User:KnightMiner (t|c) 02:48, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
 Done MattTalk
⎜ 00:51, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Style guide edit notice[edit]

During a discussion on the style guide, a point was brought up that the style guide needed an edit notice, and the best place to put it would be a message box at MediaWiki:Editnotice-4-Style guide, rather than a message box at the top or an wikicode note. As MediaWiki pages can only be edited by admins, I am mentioning it here.

The edit notice would say something like "Please do not add new style guidelines without first discussing them on the style guide talk page." It state the previously implied rule of discussing guidelines and would mostly prevent the occasional addition of an undiscussed guideline. --User:KnightMiner (t|c) 23:29, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Link to a page difference[edit]

Hello. I've recently made a vandal revert here, and I want to add a link to the difference page. How can I do it without adding an external link? –Regards, Naista2002Talk
15:52, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Now that this wiki is running 1.23, you can use Special:Diff, something like Special:Diff/724279/724289. Anomie x (talk) 21:49, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! –Regards, Naista2002Talk
07:08, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Custom module[edit]

Hello! I want to create a Lua module and a template for randomly appearing facts (in response to what Asassin 1 has in his Russian user page) for use in userspaces. Nobody protests? –Naista2002Talk
16:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC) (with fix at 07:00, 27 October 2014 (UTC))

Since modules have to be in the module namespace, the convention for user modules is to put them in a subpage of your username. E.g.: Module:Naista2002/Facts MajrTalk
⎜ 03:25, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Matthew! –Naista2002Talk
06:51, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
A little note: Does Scribunto have an easy method of seeding the random number generator? Because writing this:
function leapDay(year)
    -- checks whether there is an additional leap day or not
    if (year % 400 == 0) or (year % 100 ~= 0 and year % 4 == 0) then
        return 1
        return 0

-- get the date-and-time table
local tb = os.date("*t")

-- seed the RNG
math.randomseed(tb.sec + tb.min*60 + tb.hour*3600 + tb.yday*86400 + tb.year*86400*(365+leapDay(tb.year)))
to seed the RNG can be quite redundant. –Naista2002Talk
07:47, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Even with that, the module only picks a second-to-last (?) text. I don't know why, even with my Lua programming experience. –Naista2002Talk
08:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Just feed it os.time(). It would seem as if your seed isn't being applied. Maybe it needs to be moved into the function? MajrTalk
⎜ 09:07, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Even with math.randomseed() being called in the function and os.time() being fed to it, the module still does what it did. I shall do some debugging. –Naista2002Talk
10:07, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
The strange thing is it works fine in the console, it's only when it's used on the page that it doesn't work, as if it is somehow being cached. Which it can't be, because even changing the input still results in it selecting the same number. MajrTalk
⎜ 10:49, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Thus, we need to wait for the Scribunto being fixed. –Naista2002Talk
10:54, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


Well, right now you have the math.randomseed call commented out, so of course it's only ever going to use the same quote (Scribunto resets the random seed for each {{#invoke:}}, this is considered a feature). Multiple uses on the same page are also going to use the same quote, because os.time() doesn't change that quickly.
After I uncommented the math.randomseed, purging User:BabylonAS/Templates/RandomFact does seem to randomly select different quotes. Anomie x (talk) 12:17, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
But you need to purge the page multiple times over for it to work. Or... let me test. –Naista2002Talk
12:21, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
So, I've tested the associated template in my sandbox, but it still doesn't work.
P.S. The discussion should be continued here. –Naista2002Talk
13:52, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Problem solved, the template now has a link to "purge" the page where it is transcluded.[1] --Naista2002Talk
07:00, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Bot setup[edit]

I want to set up a bot using Pywikibot, but I have some troubles registering a new family of wikis, as Gamepedia isn't automatically supported. I use Linux Mint 16 with Python 3.3.2 (I cannot update it). --Naista200216px 16px 14:45, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Redirect User:Kingpowl to User:Wizdeck[edit]

There's a lot of old links to User:Kingpowl, who is now Wizdeck. I think a redirect might be needed so history interests won't be confused. --Naista2002Talk
12:32, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

WebPages JavaScript error popups[edit]

I'm using Firefox 23.0.3 on Windows 8.1 64bit The JavaScript code that the pages at http://minecraft.gamepedia.com runs are from a different domain most likely advertisements. One specific error was from "http://redir.adap.tv/redir/javascript/adaptvInfo.js:1". This causes constant JavaScript error popups that have to be closed. It also bogs down the computer a lot.

I now use the Firefox add-on "Block Site" to block "redir.adap.tv". This does help some; it gets rid of the JavaScript error popups so I don't have to consistently click stop script. But the web pages still unnecessarily bog down my computer.

If you could get rid of calls to "http://redir.adap.tv/" and possibly other unnecessary JavaScript calls, I think it would help a lot.

Admins Please look into this. This problem likely turns off a lot of visitors to your site, who get sick of the error popups and leave. It is also very annoying.

Thanks JacobP81 (talk) 17:23, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


I use AWB. When I try setup minecraft wiki in settings — it give me 403 Dimon4ezzz (talk) 14:40, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

I’ve already answered you in Russian wiki. And the team is told about that. dand0 (talk) 14:44, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Какбэ это я спросил Dimon4ezzz (talk) 14:51, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
You accidentally wrote in Russian. ("How could I ask that", I think.) --Naista2002Talk
14:57, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
I said “I’ve already answered you in Russian wiki”. dand0 (talk) 14:59, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
I was talking to Dimon, not you, Dand0. --Naista2002Talk
15:06, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
And I was talking to Dimon4ezzz, too, Naista. dand0 (talk) 15:11, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Харэ пререкаццо Dimon4ezzz (talk) 15:15, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Remove revisions[edit]

Is there a feature to remove revision's content, summary, and/or author name, like in Russian wiki? --User:Naista2002 (talk|contribs) 16:17, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes. –LauraFi · talk 16:41, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Then why it is not in use right now? --User:Naista2002 (talk|contribs) 16:55, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Is there a revision that needs to be removed? It's usually used only for things that shouldn't be accessible, even in page history, such as malicious links or personal information. -- Orthotopetalk 17:27, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Edits of, which contain somewhat offensive words. --User:Naista2002 (talk|contribs) 17:56, 12 December 2014 (UTC)