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Polish version[edit]

Hey, I'd like to translate the wiki to polish, but I don't really know how to start a project, can anyone guide me? Would appreciate a lot. MaxKing 10:31, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

We already have a polish wiki. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 10:51, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry, it's not mentioned on Minecraft Wiki:Projects#Current projects. Thank you. MaxKing 15:18, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Well of course it isn't. If we have a subdomain, then it's not a current project is it? :P –ultradude25 (T|C) at 23:51, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Greek, Bulgarian[edit]

I can speak Greek and Bulgarian. If you would like I could do some translating. The thing is that I can not guarantee I will do it all or that it will be done fast. Sakishrist 14:28, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

You might want to wait to see if there is more interest in having either of those languages. The purpose of these projects is to create full wiki's that will need a committed community to maintain. -- [f[User:Wynthyst|Wynthyst]] User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 15:46, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
OK, I'll wait. Sakishrist 16:04, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

german minecraft wiki[edit]

It has many projects about translation but it doesn't have a german translation project, i just want to ask for help from someone who can start a project for that because i´m new and can´t start such a big project

We already have a German wiki over at http://de.minecraftwiki.net ;)--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 20:24, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

[Facepalm] Youmad? Read the fucking dictionary and come back, and fix this shit; I'll do it for you for now noob! And sign your post with four tildes [~'s]! Tlc2010 20:17, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

3-day block for harassment.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 20:24, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Wiki in Serbian[edit]

Hello, I just signed up to ask if it's possible for me to start a new project in Serbian (which, being a Serbo-Croatian language, is well understood in at least four countries in the Western Balkans: Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia). My intention is to translate (and adjust accordingly) all of the core articles, as well as to maintain them in the future. I have some experience in wikis, good knowledge of English and Serbian languages, software programming background, and of course ample interest in Minecraft. I cannot guarantee a large community and whatnot, but I'm hoping that, in terms of Minecraft popularity, the Western Balkans is not an exception from the rest of the Europe/World. Besides, a dedicated multilingual wiki should have a positive effect on Minecraft's widespread cultural influence, especially in the non-English-speaking countries. --Orionsyndrome 10:57, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

You are free to create the project if you wish. Just so you know the subdomain will not be created until it has been demonstrated that there is enough commitment to continue and maintain it ongoing. This thread on the forum outlines the basics. http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/217104-want-to-see-the-wiki-in-your-language/ -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 11:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for such quick response. I will start immediately, and do my best at getting some help soon. Now if I only had a way to create the project page itself. I tried searching for this (non-existing) page, or entering its URL directly, but creating a new page from scratch seems to be disabled. Now when I think of it, should I add the link to the Projects page first, and then click (and edit) it? Please advise. --Orionsyndrome 11:47, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
You have to be registered for at least 3 days, and have 10 other edits before you can create a page. [[Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Serbian translation]] I created it for you. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 12:29, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I see. Thanks! --Orionsyndrome 12:42, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Glitch studying?[edit]

I have researched some glitches and made a machine that makes glitches at a press of the button. I'm sure a "Glitch studying" section could help. My proof of glitching? This. Could I create such a project? --Tehninjah (Tehninjah99) 16:53, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Lithuanian translation[edit]

Hello there I am hardcore minecraft fan! I am from Lithuania. I'd like to translate wiki to Lithuanian language because there is alot of lithuanian players around all the minecraft. So my goal for now is to translate most important information about minecraft into lithuanian then some further stuff too! RaMa360 17:51, 23 August 2011 (UTC)


Is it just me, or is the entire wiki becoming more and more confusing? It seems with every update that comes, the site gets a little more confusing. There are more and more people coming to report things as the game grows and progresses, there needs to be a better system to keep people from posting the same thing more than one and creating useless pages. I honestly feel that someone should take the time to start from scratch and create a better system for getting info out to the users. The wiki is great, but cluttered and confusing. Anthrophobic 20:55, 20 September 2011 (UTC)


I don't understand how to create a new project. On the wiki page it just says "make a new project". sorry if it seems stupid or there's something i don't know but i think it should be clearer

  • You first need to wait about 3 days after you have registered and also you need to have at least 10 edits . And then the Create new project option will be available. --dariomTc. 20:58, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Minecraft Cat Research[edit]

I would like to create a project giving further research about the cats of Minecraft. (Ocelots, Tabby`s Saimese and Tuxedo). We would give further information about the cats of Minecraft, discover behaviours, and more! I dont think I have 1o edits but I think Ive been on the wiki for over three days. Can I get started? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Starfire59961 (talkcontribs) at 22:37, May 24, 2015 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

HELP!!! PLEASE!!!![edit]

HEYYY!! I'm hoping you can help me!! I had a Minecraft account since last year but never really used it because my laptop broke. I just got an new HP laptop yesterday and tried downloading the game. It said it downloaded but it hasnt been working. My friend ended up transferring his files for his game to mine today, but it still doesnt work! No one can figure out what is wrong. It's a new computer, recently downloaded Java...so I'm completely lost If youu can help me PLEASE let me know!!! [♥] [:)]

  • It could be that you don't have enough RAM. If this is the case a RAM upgrade will fix this issue. If it doesn't then your OS may not be able to support the game. This may the case if you are running Windows 7; if this is the case you will need a 3rd party client. I hope this clears up your problem! --Ichi (Check out my page for upcoming events on my server) 14:29, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

or go to your recent downloads open up the existing file and drag to decktop

  • Maybe your Graphic card needs update or maybe like Ichi said is that you don't have enough RAM . But I think is that you don't have the Graphic card updated , I'm running it on
    OS : Windows 7 64-bit
    RAM : 8 GB
    Graphic Card : ATI Radeon 5450HD 1 GB
    And it works like a charm . :) --dariomTc. 15:44, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Why don't we make a language.minecraftwiki.net for everylanguage instead of icludings ome languages in the english wiki[edit]

well that's my question, cause i think that if for example including the czech the wiki is getting messed up.

So can anyone explain why thsi happens with some languages???

Ftwgameshd 16:20, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

I believe it's because those languages don't have enough translated to have their own wiki yet. If you can help out, go ahead! And what do you mean, 'getting messed up'? -Creepergoboom64 19:07, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Macedonian translation[edit]

Hello there I just signed up and i saw the projects for other languages and wanted to ask if it's possible for me to start a new project in Macedonian (which is well understood in at least five countries in the Western Balkans: Macedonia ,Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia).I don't have that much experience in wikis, i have good knowledge of English and Macedonian language. --dariomTc. 14:53, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with that, The more languages the better! ▶ZlingerZZ( talk | contribs | edits ) At 08:13, June 18, 2014 (Coordinated Universal Time).

Completed projects[edit]

After a project is complete, does it still stay as a subpage of Minecraft Wiki:Projects or does it get moved to a subpage of Minecraft Wiki: ? Or does it move to another page? GoandgooTalk
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11:52, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

That entirely depends on what the project is. A lot of project pages are just to there to organise people and tell them what needs to be done, and the products of those projects reside elsewhere, either new pages, parts of existing pages or even sub-pages of the project page.
I would think in most cases the project page should stay where it is once it's completed, and it is then locked and preserved for history. However with projects like the style guide, the style guide was the project page, so it of course moved, leaving nothing but a redirect. ultradude25Talk
12:40, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Sprite links[edit]

Not all sprite icons link to the block they represent. In example, somebody adds a sprite called "enchantment-table" and that doesn't exist. Should we create redirects for all the names of sprites. (Maybe not for the numbers.) Half of the numbers are actually linked, other half unlinked. Just an idea for a project. Note: if you want I can make the project at my subpages. - Mchest83 · Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png Wooden Pickaxe JE2 BE2.png · 06:40, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Nothing should ever link to the sprite name. MattTalk
– 14:17, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Need screenshots to sustain your articles?[edit]


Sometimes I'm bored in Minecraft, so I'd like to help this wiki (because it's very helpfull and I always visit it when I want to know something about Minecraft). Maybe I could make screenshots? Just reply to my topic and tell me if you need a picture. I already have a whole library of screenshots from march till now.

Quinten D.

Why are creepers sad? They have no arms for a hug!

First, sign your signatures with ~~~~. Second, you can upload all images that aren't uploaded yet. If you're going to upload large amounts of images, please add a license to them. - Mchest83 · Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png Wooden Pickaxe JE2 BE2.png · 18:59, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Template translation?[edit]

I wonder, do templates require translations too? In some templates, translations are deleted with the reason "Do not translate templates", but in other templates it is not deleted. Some templates like Blocks template, IMO, need translation. FunAlways (talk) 13:46, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

In my opinion they should be translated too, just translate Template:Blocks to [[Template:BlocksLANGUAGE]]. I don't think it should be placed on [[Template:Blocks/LANGUAGE]]. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 11:36, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Versioning inconsistencies[edit]

The versioning information in the majority of pages are wildly inconsistent - there are Classic, Indev, Infdev, Alpha, Beta, Halloween Updates, versions, dates and snapshots... The last two are the most evil and problematic, because you have to look up the complete changelog to know which version it corresponds to.

For the above, I suggest having a template for inline version notations, maybe something like {{version}}, where you can input snapshot notations and have the template look up the appropriate version.

Besides that, there are pages that are not written to be period-independent, with too many "As of <some very old snapshot number here>". If the editors have even a bit of foresight, they should write it as "From/since <version/snapshot, in this order>" and then the article wouldn't become out of step with the current time that soon. I also notice pages that go in depth in explaining deprecated game mechanics, and only one sentence at the end of the paragraph briefly mentioning the current (if not already deprecated) game mechanics -- with the "As of <snapshot>" wording. 19:59, 12 January 2014 (UTC) (Curse doesn't allow me to sign up to a username of my choice)

There are also widely-spotted occurrences of only a number notation WITHOUT clearly mentioning the dev phase (e.g. only "1.8", and not "beta/version 1.8"). These may have been written at the time when MC is still in beta, but now that the official release is hitting larger revision numbers it overlaps with these older notions. It's certainly possible to guess whether it's referring to beta or version from the content, but the ambiguity is unnecessary, and mostly be misleading to someone unfamiliar with the development history of Minecraft. 19:47, 16 January 2014 (UTC) (same guy again, still without account)
You'll have to have someone else look at the first entry (I read it three times and still don't understand.) However, I agree with you on the fact that versioning is inconsistent. Usually, the number notation has a link that will tell you which version it is (either Beta or Release), but you have to go in and actually look at the linked page to find out which it is. Sometimes, though, it does specify.
If you really want this to be fixed (I do too), we can set up a Project where we simply look all around and ask others to link any pages they find with confusing version notations in that project. We can then go around and fix them all. It's a simple idea, but I think it'd be worth it.
- Exhelah · Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png Diamond Pickaxe JE3 BE3.png · 18:24, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Latvian Language[edit]

Hello! I would like to translate the wiki to Latvian. I would like to translate it because.. well.. if you have more languages it is better. And every language needs to be here, because Minecraft is played everywhere. So I would like to help, but is it possible (am I allowed to)?

P.S. I will already start translating pages, let me know if it is needed/wanted to continue. :) DucisLV (talk) 12:36, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Its fine but when the translation is big enaught(liek 1000 translated articles) ask an admin to make a separate dommaain with latvian pages on it. 04:00, 25 May 2015 (UTC) (im supercofee but it dosent let me log in)

Will you read the timestamps properly next time? — Invicon Command Block.gif NickTheRed37 (talk|contributions) 15:58, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Anvil projects?[edit]

There is a project for merging stained clay and hardened clay. Why isn't it on this page?Boorider7 (talk) 14:11, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

This page is about large projects affecting many articles, while that project is a single user's project affecting two articles. Basically, that is way too small of a project to require a any more than one person (though others may help if wanted) KnightMiner · (t) 15:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


We need bulgarian translations, I'll be serious: It's similar to russian so it'll be simple. My primary is bulgarian, so that makes it better (i guess) --BloxxingBlocks (talk) 17:54, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
Can I start translating on my own (only pages I can translate)? If I can't translate something or did it wrong, it will be because my english isn't perfect and I might not understand some words. BloxxingBlocks (talk) 17:57, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Wanted Pages[edit]

Is there any way to clean up the wanted pages list so that pages needed for each of the languages go into their own wanted page? Bill123412 (talk) 10:50, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Not without rewriting the code for the special page (there may be an extension for that, there may not be). The main issue here is that the translation projects are hosted on the English wiki until completed, and MediaWiki was never really designed to use more than one language variant. KnightMiner · (t) 15:42, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Item tags[edit]

I can't find information:

On /Chunk_format#Items_and_XPOrbs

item -> Item -> Tags common to all items -> tag

Where are these additional information ?

--Futhead interderabilja (talk) 22:18, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Click the "show" button. This topic would also belong on the community portal, not here. –KnightMiner · (t) 20:24, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Translation rules[edit]

I think that there should be a rule saying that the list of allowed languages for the Minecraft wiki should be the languages which Minecraft comes in. Therefore, the Mohawk translation project will have to be shut down. --Numberguy6 (talk) 00:20, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Why? Keep in mind that translation of Minecraft is a community-run affair, so the languages Minecraft is available in are simply those that at least one person has spent time on; it's not like there's some canonical list of languages that Minecraft is allowed to be translated into. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:01, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
The two sets of languages have no natural relationship to one another, what would be the benefit. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 01:33, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

How many articles does it take to complete the project?[edit]

Hi, I have a question in our project created 176 articles. I have a request for you. How many articles do you need to complete the project and get your domain (minecraft-uk.gamepedia.com)? I will wait for your reply with impatience. -- The nix18 (talk) 17:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

It needs the main page to be translated first, and secondly needs someone (perhaps you, but you haven't done any translation it seems) to be interested in administrating it. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 22:39, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello again. Translation of the main page in the process =). "(perhaps you, but you haven't done any translation it seems)" - I managed my wiki, then I wanted to go to GamePedia wrote to administrators (they didn't answer) and so I found this article and I saw a project of Ukrainian translation there. But the project Manager last visited 5 years ago.
P.S. I translated [[Barrier/ua|this article]] :3 -- The nix18 (talk) 17:53, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Bleah, wikia. You'd probably be a fine admin though. Article looks good. Various (most) folks have contributed to the Ukrainian project besides from the manager so that's fine. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 20:26, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
One more question... Where can I save the translated on the main page? -- The nix18 (talk) 21:21, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
[[Minecraft Wiki/ua]]. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 12:17, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I translated the main page. What else should I do? -- The nix18 (talk) 18:42, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I can't speak for them, but I think the administrators (well, pretty much just Majr) would probably consider you to be better as a potential admin if you translated a few more pages here (it would give you greater trust and whatnot). I would put a message on Majr's talk page and he'll probably give more concrete requirements than me. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 21:15, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
There is no answer from User talk:Majr... -- The nix18 (talk) 20:30, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
He's a bit sporadic, just be patient. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 22:49, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

13 days have passed... you can contact him? -- The nix18 (talk) 18:25, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Please be patient. He hasn't responded back yet, hopefully because he is busy working for the wiki. He is our Gamepedia contact for our whole wiki after all. I've submitted a ticket a few months ago that he is in charge of, and I haven't heard anything yet either. He might take a while longer than two weeks to get back to you. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 20:09, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
OK -- The nix18 (talk) 22:01, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

"Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Arabic translation"[edit]

Hi! I'm NewFriskFan26! This is going to be my first big project on this website! It is to translate this website to the language from where I come from. Arabic, of course! I will make sure to translate every single page of this website just if you allow me! A lot of countries speak arabic! those being: Mauritania, Morocco,Algeria,Tunisia,Libya,Egypt,Sudan,Bahrein,Kuwait,Saudi Arabia,Oman,Qatar,United Arab Emirates,Iraq,Jordan,Lebanon,Palestine,Syria,Yemen,Comoros To do list: -Translate all pages of the wiki. --Newfriskfan26twitch (talk) 21:34, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Adding new pages to existing project[edit]

Hello, I don't know how to add new pages to existing projects. On this page is only written how to start new project. I want to create an Illager Outpost page on the Structure Blueprints project. User-26266344 (talk) 11:33, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Hey! Thanks for participating in the project!
  1. First, you add your name to the project, so people know you're participating in it. Add a new line to this section of the project's main page, namely:
    – ~~~
  2. Then, you create a new subpage of the project, named like this:
    Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Structure Blueprints/name of new structure
    To do this, you can temporarily add a wiki link to it on some page, click preview, and then click the red link it will produce. This will automatically create the subpage with the name you gave it.
  3. Then, you can add content to that subpage, starting with {{project|Structure Blueprints}}, to add the page to the project category and show a message box to indicate the page is part of the project.
  4. Then, while you make additional edits to the page before it is fully completed, you add the page to the "In progress" section of the project's main page like this:
    * {{EnvSprite|SomeIcon}} [[/name of new structure/]] - ~~~ (replacing the bold parts as needed)
  5. When your page is completed, you move the line up to the completed section. If your page was previously in the "To do" list, you remove it there after you've started working on it. If you still have any questions, you're welcome to post it on the project's talk page. Good luck! – Jack McKalling [ Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png Diamond Pickaxe JE3 BE3.png ]

Add project leaders?[edit]

I was thinking, I noticed quite a few projects are "dead", as in lack of activity, or have been cancled. The former I deem a problem. I don't think projects should be left inactive until somebody, years later, decides to close it. So I propose we assign a project leader to each project. The project leader would be responsible for ensuring the project makes it through completion, or pulls the plug when they see it as a dead project. This'd make it so the inactive but unclosed projects get either finallized, or properly shut down. An example of an inactive project would be the redirect clean up one.

Opinions on adding project leaders? Dhranios (talk) 23:14, 3 October 2020 (UTC)