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Some new initiatives coming

Once we have completed the migration of MCW to Gamepedia, Curse is starting some new initiatives for all of our wiki communities. Some things that you can look forward to are contests and giveaways for editors, as well as more rewards for our committed admin teams!

Along with these rewards we are also setting up better lines of communications between Curse and the admin teams, which will include periodic newsletters to let you know what is happening, not only on MCW, but across the Gamepedia network.

To be included in these reward programs, and our communications, we need to make sure we have current contact information, email addresses, as well as snail mail addresses (so we can send you the cool swag). So... Any of you wishing to participate, please email me at wynthyst"at"gmail.com with your info, and I will get our list updated. I PROMISE we will never share or sell this information, and you can opt out at any time. For those of you who provided contact information for our last thank you gift, I still have it, I just need to know if anything has changed.

You guys rock! I know we don't say it enough, but we think it every day. I can't imagine what MCW would be like without ALL of you and your hard work and dedication to making this THE place to get information on all things Minecraft! -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 12:07, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi guys, I'm a new admin on the Dutch MCWiki and I'd like to participate, I've sent my details. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 12:23, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) I've sent you an e-mail. ChickenSig.png ILeonTalk
- de.Wiki Admin 23:13, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Language Links

Hi there,

There are a lot of protected pages on the english wiki, and that's good, but it's kind of annoying that we can't add language links to the other wikis, will there be a solution for this in the future that we can edit the language links without editing the entire page?

-- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 11:53, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Make a list here of the pages that need language links, and one of the admins of the English wiki will get them added (or I will do it myself). -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 12:43, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
That's nice of you/admins but not very efficient, can't you/someone else add a feature to the wiki like it is on wikipedia? -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 13:01, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia uses several specialized usergroups for some functions purely based on the immense size of the project. As a small gaming wiki, we don't have those same needs. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 15:34, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
He might be referring to wikidata. Their language links are kept in a centralised location instead of on each wikipage. I don't know if there's the ability to have your own local data storage though. Wikipedia's is a separate site that other sites can pull data from, like wikimedia commons. We could of course use that, but it would be more convenient if it was a separate storage just for MCW. ultradude25Talk
– 01:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Migration

The date has now been set for the migration to Gamepedia. Please copy the site notice and User merge page to your language as soon as possible to give your users the most amount of preparation time. Thanks! -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 14:31, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done nl:MediaWiki:Sitenotice -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 15:40, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done de:MediaWiki:Sitenotice ChickenSig.png ILeonTalk
- de.Wiki Admin 14:58, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done fr:MediaWiki:Sitenotice. Itouchmasterpro 15:29, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done ru:MediaWiki:Sitenotice, ru:Minecraft Wiki:Объединение учётных записей (since we were actually translating that page instead of linking to its English version, we took more time than other wikis). HEKP0H - ru.Wiki Admin 20:08, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done ko:MediaWiki:Sitenotice --Alswo9628 - KOR Admin (talk) 16:39, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done es:MediaWiki:Sitenotice | Kingpowl~ es.Wiki Admin (talk) 20:15, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
For how much longer do we have to display this message? -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 11:04, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


 Done Blanked the Sitenotice page just like you did. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 22:02, 27 September 2013 (UTC)



Is there a list of MediaWiki pages that can be editted on this wiki, like MediaWiki:Sitenotice and Mediawiki:Sidebar? I'm often struggling to find them. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 11:04, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Special:AllMessages MattTalk
– 11:11, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :), why did you change your username btw? -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 11:12, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Because ultradude25 was a terrible name when I made it 9 years ago, and it hasn't got any better with time. MattTalk
– 11:22, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Spam Users (NL)

Since we migrated to Gamepedia we noticed a lot of new (english) users who keeps spamming. Of course the filter fix and block it all, but still. Is there a way to fix the new users problem, the cat thing looks compromised? - CrazyBliep NL Admin 06:54, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Universal bans

It just dawned on me that I should share this bit of information with all of you... should have done it awhile ago, I just didn't think of it.

With the migration to the Gamepedia platform, blocks on any of the Minecraft wiki are now universal. Please make sure you are using your ban tools responsibly, and DO NOT PERMA BAN. This especially includes the abuse filters. NONE of the filters should be set to blocking users. Abuse filter bans are permanent bans and are now in place universally on the Gamepedia network. Thanks! -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:04, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

1.7 update

With the 1.7 update planned for this coming Friday, I just want to remind admins to be on their toes, and online as much as possible. Do not be nazi ish about people making changes, but be on the look out for people adding bogus/bad information. We anticipate the traffic to the wikis is going to be HUGE. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 18:50, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Minecon and MCW

In conjuction with Mojang, Curse is going to be holding a Minecraft Wiki panel during Minecon 2013. If any of you are planning on attending Minecon, and would like to participate as a member of the panel, please let me know! -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 17:36, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

I would but I can't. ILeonTalk
- de.Wiki Admin 19:39, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
I can't either, it's too far to Florida (I live in The Netherlands) and my english sucks. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 08:30, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
I visited the Minecon, but not this panel. I listened it 2012 and 2011 already. -- Oliver Scholz Wiki Admin 16:32, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Happy new year

Hello guys,

I know I'm a little bit late, but Happy new year and hopefully the wikis will become bigger and better. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 21:35, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Problem with "collapsible" tables at the French wiki

Hi, we have a problem with "collapsing" at the French wiki since I've updated the "Mediawiki:Common.js" page. Button to extend/hide content in the tables doesn't appear anymore. Do you know how to fix this? Thank you — Itouchmasterpro d c 20:19, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

You missed a comma in the i18n. MattTalk
⎜ 00:43, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Indeed I missed a comma but the issue is still not fixed ;-( — Itouchmasterpro d c 09:33, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
'Une erreur s'est produite lors du chargement du contenu'. You've got a apostrophe in a string defined by apostrophes. Either escape it, or define the string with quotes instead. MattTalk
⎜ 09:41, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Okay, issue is fixed! I changed a word to avoid having to use the apostrophe! Thank you— Itouchmasterpro d c 09:50, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Changes requested for Russian wiki

Since I'm new here, I didn't want to step on any toes and just make changes without getting some sort of approval/concensus on process. Ivan r has requested a promotion to bureaucrat on the Russian wiki for himself and GreenStone, citing that the existing bureaucrat has left (and indeed, I see no contributions from that user - HEKP0H - since February 8, 2014). He has also asked about creating new user access level groups (something else I am not familiar with that is used here, so perhaps one of you could answer him, or let me know how you'd like to proceed.) — Game widow (talk) 15:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Ivan-r may not be a good candidate for a bureaucrat (on some occasions, his usage of admin tools such as blocking users and deleting pages was incorrect and had to be reverted). In February, HEKP0H said something about returning to the wiki some time later, but at the moment he cannot be contacted with. Ivan-r and I are probably the only active admins at the moment.
The new access level groups request is related to a failed project. Most (if not all) of the users which supported this project are no longer active. I do not think we need any new user rights groups at the moment. --GreenStone (talk) 16:28, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks GreenStone! — Game widow (talk) 20:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Given that there has been no chorus of outcries against your promotion, I'll grant you bureaucrat rights on the Russian wiki. — Game widow (talk) 21:37, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Missing extension on german Minecraft Wiki

The extension DPL is missing in the german Minecraft Wiki. We need this extension to fix this template. ILeonTalk
- de.Wiki Admin 16:01, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
12:34, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Missing extension on Polish Wiki

Like above, we need DPL to move all crafting stuff from en.MCWiki to us, but we don't have this extension. Lewandowskipl.Wiki Admin talk 16:29, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

 Done (via email request) Lewandowskipl.Wiki Admin talk 15:03, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Promote a new Dutch admin?

Could one of you promote a new dutch admin? DarkShadowTNT. He is helping a lot and I need him to have a few more rights so he could help even more. Thanks in advance. - CrazyBliep NL Admin 07:07, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
16:00, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
A big thanks! - CrazyBliep NL Admin 21:48, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
A big thanks from my side aswell! (a little bit late...) --DarkShadowTNT (talk) 16:28, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Update of the -Sprite templates

Hello there!

Can someone update the BlockSprite, the ItemSprite and the EffectSprite template on the Dutch wiki, because, to be honest, I don't really know how to update them.

Some details: BlockSprite needs more numbers, ItemSprite has a so called 'Scriptfout' (a.k.a. Script error I think) and EffectSprite looks like a spampage because all the numbers are missing.

Greetings, --DarkShadowTNT (talk) 14:29, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

You've got quite a mix of old and new templates there... you should really be keeping related templates using similar versions. Your problem with the ItemSprite template is nothing to do with it, instead it's because you're trying to use the documentation module (which you're mixing with old documentation pages, so it wouldn't have worked properly anyway), while not having the DPL extension installed. MajrTalk
07:29, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Wow... A massive thank you for the work you did... You fixed also the problem with the ItemSprite and EffectSprite, that makes my day. Also, could you update the images from the Sprites at some point? (not the ones with the numbers, but if needed, yes)
Greetings, --DarkShadowTNT (talk) 10:34, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
P.S. Could you add my name to the Dutch admins on the actual page?
Edit: Thank you! --DarkShadowTNT (talk) 09:43, 20 August 2015 (UTC) (this is because a filter wants it)
I managed to update all of the images behind the numbers. But I have a(n) (little) issue: The image of BlockSprite doesn't want to update, even though I updated that one aswell. Is there a way to force the image to update? --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 19:31, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Did you clear your cache? MajrTalk
09:40, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Nevermind, somewhere in the Sprite template was a page that had the name "Sprite/Block". When I deleted it, the image updated. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 13:30, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
That was unrelated. The server/client cache just happened to clear around the same time as doing that. MajrTalk
04:03, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Halloween lay-out Dutch Minecraft Wiki

Am I allowed to change the lay-out of the Dutch Minecraft Wiki to a Halloween theme? Because if I'm allowed to do that, then I have to change some links on the Hydra.ccs of the Wiki (instead of "mincraft.gamepedia.com" (the Wiki where the image is stored) "minecraft-nl.gamepedia.com"). Also, before you are going to ask if I have permission to do this: I'm currently the only active admin on that Wiki, but that doesn't means I'm going to do it without permission of some other admins, Curse staff etc. --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 19:34, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

While I don't speak for Curse staff, my opinion is that as long as the community there is fine with it, there shouldn't be a problem with doing that. (and for the Curse staff angle... Majr?) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:24, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
It's fine as long as it's not completely different from the original skin. MajrTalk
09:39, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, it's a logo and colour change (instead of green dark purple-ish grass in night and a pumpkin with the Minecraft Wiki text on it as logo). I'm going to keep it that way until November the first (if everthing goes as I want that it goes). --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 13:39, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Whoa... After uploading the new images and changing the links in the Hydra.css... It turned out FANTASTIC! (for me at least) --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 21:28, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Gamepedia chat groups

Curse is trying out setting up chat groups for Gamepedia admins to help collaboration with each other, along with Curse staff. There is a general group for anything wiki related, and then a group for each wiki that gets invited.

Any admins interested should email me the email address that they would like the invite sent to. MajrTalk
05:07, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

What platform are these on? I'd like to know beforehand if it would require me to download and install yet another chat client, or keep another browser tab open all the time, or whatever. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:20, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
We're using Slack. It has web, mobile, and desktop apps available. MajrTalk
06:32, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I'm sure I would've ended up having to install that eventually anyways. Sign me up, same email address I've emailed you from in the past. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:37, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Missing extension on the Dutch Minecraft Wiki

Like the German & Polish Minecraft Wikis, we need the extension DPL. We need it to fix this and this template (missing extension is not visible on the last mentioned template, because the template itself isn't used on the documentation page). --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 19:02, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Don't know who it was, but thank you! --DarkShadowTNT NL Admin (tc) 16:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Extension:Gadgets on the Russian wiki

(as several other extension requests are on this page) Please install. Thanks, --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 17:22, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
02:05, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
The extension works now. Thanks again. --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 12:02, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Could you please install the Gadgets extension on the German wiki too? Thanks in advance. | violine1101(Talk) 17:40, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
12:32, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
Could you install it on the Brazilian wiki as well? --Mine4017 (talk) pt-br Wiki Admin 22:32, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
@Majr: Can you also install the Gadgets extension on the French wiki please? Thanks! • ObelusPA2 d · FR Admin · 00:09, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

 Done. MajrTalk
03:51, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! 🙂 • ObelusPA2 d · FR Admin · 22:26, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Greek Wiki

 Interwiki added to Russian Wiki. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:38, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

 Done on the French wiki. Also, User:IdefixBot will be able to help adding interwikis to pages when the wiki creation will be finished. • ObelusPA2 d · FR Admin · 18:11, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
In which order should the interwiki links be sorted? German first (de), then Greek (el), then English (en) and so on or should English always be first? (I prefer the former.) It would be nice if that was consistent on all Minecraft wikis. | violine1101(Talk) 16:07, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
See pt:Usuário_Discussão:Eduaddad#Interwiki_sortingIvan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:52, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Administradores inactive in Brazilian Portuguese

Don Ruan324 has been offline since 2013. In Diretores PT-BR Don Ruan324 was removed.Eduaddad (disc) pt-br.Wiki Administrator 21:10 , 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Image bug on the French wiki

Hi! We have problems with images on the French Minecraft Wiki: when we resize some png images, their background appears green or blue instead of transparent like on the original image. I put examples on this page. Does anyone have a solution to display these images correctly? Anyway, we are slowly migrating to {{InvSprite}} that perfectly works, but this bug is still annoying.
Thank you in advance! • ObelusPA2 d · FR Admin · 16:45, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Dark theme

Requesting everyone in the Directors group to participate in the discussion about creating a dark theme: Minecraft Wiki talk:Community portal#Should we create a dark theme? — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 10:11, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

I've already created a night mode gadget on the German wiki, it is optional and can automatically enable/disable the dark theme depending on your Computer's time. The CSS is nowhere near complete though. | violine1101(Talk) 16:08, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

How to implement Sprite related modules/templates correctly?

We're having trouble with updating old and deprecated sprite modules and templates. How can I correctly implement those features, especially the "Edit Sprite"? --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 11:59, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

This talk page

This should be an obvious question... but what is this talk page for? Is it just a place for directors to talk about stuff that they don't want others to comment on? If this is the case, then I definitely think this should be mentioned on the top of the page to prevent confusion. Or is this simply like all other talk pages, a place to solely discuss the MCW:Directors page? If that's true, then I see absolutely no reason that the page needs to be directors-only protected.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 14:09, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

The Minecraft Wiki Directors is made up of administrators from all of the language sites.

This page and its talk page is to facilitate communication between them and allow all of the various language sites to work in sync with each other.

Non-directors can request changes to this page, suggest topics of discussion, or comment on current discussions, on the admin noticeboard.


Minecraft Wiki:Directors

  HorseFace.png MarkusRost (talk) 14:20, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

That being said, this discussion page hasn't really been used for some time (I want to say years, but didn't bother checking the archives to confirm if it ever had significantly more activity than is evident from the unarchived discussions here); probably the community portal and/or admin noticeboard should be preferred venues for discussion now. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:23, 29 May 2018 (UTC)