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Cite note labels[edit]

Can an administrator create the page MediaWiki:Cite link label group-note to basically be the same as wikipedia:MediaWiki:Cite link label group-lower-alpha? This would allow notes to appear as "a, b, c, etc." instead of "note 1, note 2, note 3, etc.", which would read better and be more compact. We really do not need the rest of the groups used by Wikipedia here here (we only have at most one group of notes per section), and "note" is the group we use for all our notes, so it makes sense to apply the labels there.

Also, is there an official usage of this page? (as opposed to the main noticeboard) I tend to think of this page as a place to discuss an idea that requires administrative attention, rather than an issue to report, though I feel the official usage may be different.

KnightMiner · (t) 02:19, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Also, to allow the list style to display the "a, b, c, etc.", I would need the following code in MediaWiki:Common.css to correspond to a class to be added to the template. The code is similar to some code from wikipedia:MediaWiki:Common.css.
/* Enable custom list style types in {{static link|Template:Notelist}} */
div.notelist ol.references {
    list-style-type: inherit;
KnightMiner · (t) 00:01, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
So... KnightMiner · (t) 15:05, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
I dunno. Note is good because it makes it obviously different from references. You could use n if you want it to be short.
Also this page is intended to be used for discussing a request on the main page, but no one uses it for that because it's inconvenient. MajrTalk
03:23, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Link Templates[edit]

I changed the template "EnvLink" so that it doesn't use Lua, but functions exactly the same. I would like same for {{BlockSprite}}, {{ItemSprite}}, and {{EntitySprite}}[1], but these templates are protected so that only administrators (which I am not) can edit them.–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Contrapple (talkcontribs) at 23:07, 23 March 2015 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

{{EnvSprite}} still uses lua, so all you did was break some usage and make it less efficient, and not using lua is usually not really an advantage ({{SimpleGrid}} was an exception, since {{grid}} could not be used in that case due to too many invoke calls, which was fixed by {{ :Renewable resource/row}}) KnightMiner · (t) 23:33, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Wiki updated, unable to view while logged in[edit]

My name is Exhelah, and I can no longer view the Minecraft wiki when logged in. As soon as I sign in all I see is a 10 pixel box that's half white and half gray. I believe this to be a problem with my custom CSS file in correlation to recent wiki updates (my CSS is designed to hide a bunch of stuff on the top bar that no longer exists). And since I cannot even look at the wiki while logged in I can't put a deletion tag on the page. Can an admin please delete my CSS to see if it fixes the problem? Thanks! - 23:20, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Should be fixed, you may want to update to the latest version from User:Majr/hydra.css. -- Orthotopetalk 00:04, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. All fixed now! I'll go and check out Majr's thing. - Exhelah t - c 21:57, 29 April 2015 (UTC)


I notice that there is no "Show preview" button in the module namespace, meaning that unregistered users can't edit them, even if they are not protected. Can an administrator change this? 22:48, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Create an account. –LauraFi - talk 23:37, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I mean a way to do it without logging in. I plan to create an account in the future, but I don't currently have email. 01:52, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
[2] -- Orthotopetalk 05:09, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Stating administrator request policy[edit]

I think it might be relevant to state our policy reguarding administrative rights on the director's page, seeing as it is the page we have to describe administrators. It would be nice to have the "we come to you" policy stated somewhere mainly for both the users curious about that who would never ask otherwise and for the users who would otherwise request due to not knowing that policy. What I have in mind is simply adding the sentence "Administrative rights are given to users based on them making exceptional contributions to the wiki, rather then by request.", with a possible additional note "An exception is on other languages of the Minecraft Wiki which have few or no admins, in which case a request is likely to be accepted" KnightMiner · (t) 02:54, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

I think it is a good idea to prominently display the administrator policy. In addition, displaying it on the Admin noticeboard as well wouldn't hurt either. GoandgooTalk
05:28, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Changing username[edit]

How do I change my username? MinecraftImageEditior (talk) 14:59, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Via a report to Curse administrators, for example at User talk:Game widow (the lead Curse representative’s talk page). Although she may notice you wanting this anyway, because I linked to her user page, which triggers a mention notification for the linked user. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:14, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed. The best way to change your username is to go through http://support.curse.com. They can ensure that your username is changed everywhere on the Curse network. After that, if we still need to tweak anything, I would be happy to assist — Game widow (talk) 16:41, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Minecraft Developement Vresion[edit]

I noticed that the Minecraft developement versions on the Minecraft Wiki page have not been updated, so I tried to do it and it was locked and the talk page said my action is harmfull so I'm posting it here. -- Dordesukalo (talk) 23:27, 27 October 2015 (UTC +1)

Not allowed to post fan theories?[edit]

Hi there, and I got a problem.

I wanted to create my own fan theories but Every time I post one, it got deleted.

1. What up with deleting all the fan theories? All I wanted to do is post my thinks about stuff.

2. Why can't I post any Fan theories?

Minergamer1inonly (talk) 02:58, 10 November 2015 (UTC)Miner

Read the talk page guidelines linked in the big yellow box at the top of every talk page. MajrTalk
03:02, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


Is there some sort of rule/guideline/policy for using AutoWikiBrowser? If I was to use it, it would only be for fixing spelling errors. 1234Iloveguns (talk) 22:52, 31 December 2015 (UTC)


Hello! I'm from Russian Minecraft Wiki (https://minecraft-ru.gamepedia.com/Заглавная_страница), and we have some problems with translating of "Frosted ice". Can you help us? What is mean Frosted. Is it frozen, cooled or frostbitten? Ivanlosew (talk) 11:28, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

I'd say frozen or cooled is similar, but frost is really its own word (and all ice is frozen :P). Here's the simple English Wikipedia article on frost and here's the English Wikipedia article. Wikipedia seems to have translated it to "Иней". --Pokechu22 (talk) 14:14, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Oh, really, thanks! Thank you for help ;) Ivanlosew (talk) 15:11, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Hello. The “Frost” Pokechu22 was referencing doesn’t form on water, so it can be ignored as unrelated. “Frosted Ice” may sound like it was ice itself that was cooled, not water.
Actually the most authoritative sources for explaining names of game’s objects are Mojang developers themselves, because it is they who made these names.
Also learn how to indent comments. I fixed that. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:21, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Thai translation[edit]

Hello! I'm from Thailand. I have the question to admin, Can you unlock this Template:Items/th? (I have to translate this template for use in the others Thai translate pages) Is that true that to not translate templates? - Prem4826 (talk) 02:14, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello! I’m not an administrator, but I can reply. The template was apparently deleted in accordance with the guideline that templates shouldn’t be translated, which is no longer in effect (so templates are allowed to be translated now). So, perhaps, an administrator could unprotect the page to allow translating it. I also split the question into a separate topic, because it was quite different from the discussion above this section. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:10, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
Generally, templates shouldn't be translated (they'll all be lost if the translation is successful), however I can see how translating a navbox can be useful. MajrTalk
04:29, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for answer my question :) - Prem4826 (talk) 10:56, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Spam accounts[edit]

I don’t see any activity from many recent accounts blocked for “spam”, yet they are being blocked. I want to know why. I’m taking this up mainly because there is a suspiciously high amount of accounts registered on Russian Minecraft Wiki lately, and I suspect some of them are spam accounts, but we don’t know how to tell them apart. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 14:52, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Most are using the Curse profile for spam, which doesn't show up in any logs. I've been blanking the profiles to get rid of their ads for drugs and prostitutes, among other things. Some are caught by the abuse filter. -- Orthotopetalk 15:03, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
New info: GreenStone says that the profiles of suspicious accounts on Russian wiki are empty. Are they already being blanked by Curse by chance? — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 16:21, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Many accounts are created and never make any edits. There's no way to know which ones are actually spammers until they (try to) make edits or create a profile; I'm not willing to block accounts just because they seem suspicious somehow. -- Orthotopetalk 00:26, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Some new accounts that “haven’t done anything” apparently have 2 wiki points and Gamepedia level of two. This might be caused by editing the Curse profile. Perhaps this is an evidence of spam activity. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:08, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
No, this is caused by the achievement. On your wiki is it? If yes then how do you deal with fought? "Hired a sniper?" DimanWorld (talk) 15:38, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Japanese Admin[edit]

I'm from the japanese minecraft community and I'm new to editing Wiki.And sorry in advance if this is off topic.

When I was editing some page,I noticed I don't have a permission to edit common.css and noticed that the Japanese Wiki has no admins.
I know that there was someone as an admin in the past,but to catch up to the latest changes,we need an (new) admin.
I'm too new to this community and I don't know who's best for it(maybe someone who contributed the most to the wiki?),and I'll try if no one appears to be.
TL;DR To contribute further,The japanese wiki needs someone to edit common.css.(and the other files restricted from editing)
–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Badfalcon (talkcontribs) at 08:00, 11 May 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

User:Otokoume looks like the best candidate- he has contributed a lot, and he looks pretty experienced with templates and the like. Although, if you need anything specific done, you could ask Majr. -User:Xbony2 11:33, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
You cain't just become an admin, but an existing admin can make a new one. To select a good admin, a user who can speak Japanese and English should visit the Japanese wiki and tell us his/her decision.The Blobs16px 01:46, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
The problem is that there are no admins... -User:Xbony2 11:09, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
Not any administrator can appoint other ones; a special right is needed. This right is available to a special admin group known as bureaucrats (of which there is nobody on Japanese wiki, it seems like), and also to Curse employees, which have all technical rights everywhere on Gamepedia. Majr is a Curse member, so he can appoint somebody on Japanese wiki (and not only).
P. S. Russian wiki’s content is also becoming obsolete. The wiki has 3 active admins (including one bureaucrat), but they are not very active, and they are not quite vigorous. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 16:35, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
@Xbony2 and NickTheRed37: Try asking Game widow for help, since she is part of curse and can turn anyone into an admin or other position. The Blobs16px 02:48, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
We have a semi-active community of our own (which could disagree on appointing a new admin), and even then it doesn’t focus on organized updating of the wiki. Either way, an attempt to make me an administrator was made at the end of February, and it failed. The situation should be improved if someone can make AttemptToCallNil or Asassin 1 (two of the Russian admins; Ivan-r is currently inactive) more active or more vigorous, as well as organizing the Global Update project will be done.
The only other reasonably active user of the Japanese wiki is MountainSteeve, but they appeared just recently. I’m fully supportive of making Otokoume an administrator there, but that wiki needs to have more users, perhaps including an already experienced one, as would it be possible for a single user not only to keep about 1200 articles in order, but also to create many templates (and possibly modules, if Scribunto will be installed there and someone knows Lua good enough) and to write an entire book of help pages for the potential future generation of users? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:50, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

The PvP Article[edit]

I am an experienced fighter who has played multiplayer minecraft for 5 years. I've played a lot of hours on pvp servers of many types, I stream on twitch, make youtube videos, and the article on PvP made me want to vomit. I embarked on a re-write but was auto blocked from deleting a large section called "troops" that does not refer to vanilla minecraft and had no context at all. I could not make head or tail of it. Oldlabert (talk) 22:26, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

A small thing: This doesn't require administrator action, this call to action would properly go on the Minecraft_Wiki_talk:Community_portal.
But you're right, the tutorial pages on this wiki get no systematic QA these days (and maybe they never did) so, any improvement you'd like to make would be welcome. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 22:41, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the redirect. Admin time and energy is a valueble thing not to be wasted Oldlabert (talk) 23:08, 22 July 2016 (UTC)