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Unnecessary margin before right parenthesis/bracket

There is an unnecessary left margin before the right parenthesis/bracket in the class "hlist". It can be seen in the purchase links under the "Play it!" section. It can also be seen in {{Minecraft}}. Tested in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and IE (desktop and mobile); it appears.

It is due to the margin-left: 0.313em style in MediaWiki:Gadget-site-styles.css, under #bodyContent .hlist li > ul li:last-child::after. – ITechieGamertce 02:37, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Bedrock Edition Versions

(from Talk:Bedrock Edition#Main Page Version Box)
Could I suggest this again? I know Auldrick said no, but I have an alternative to a GIF: the way the image cycling works on entity pages and such (like Villager). Could something be rigged up where (for Auldrick's case) there's one cycling icon for the seven besides Android, iOS, and Apple TV; another icon for the first two of those; and a final icon for Apple TV? Then, once all versions are equal, there's one icon for everything except Apple TV? I can experiment if my help's needed. Scientific Guy (talk) 18:31, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Thoughts on a potential new introduction text?

The current introduction text is very long and has, in my opinion, quite a bunch of unnecessary facts in it that are not interesting to someone who would like to be introduced into the game. Also, some things are horribly outdated, for instance the Pi Edition as well as the Legacy Console Edition are in focus; both editions aren't actively developed on anymore.

We have changed the introduction text on the German wiki quite a while ago. This is a machine-translated version of the current one: (I couldn't be bothered to translate it myself)

Minecraft is an open-world game created by Markus Persson and developed by the Swedish game company Mojang AB. The whole world – a landscape with mountains, rivers, seas, forests, deserts and other landscape types – consists of blocks which the player can take away or place as he likes. So you can change the world according to your own ideas, create paths, cities and harbours and create fascinating buildings – either alone in single player mode or together in multiplayer mode. There are also different game modes that emphasize different aspects of the game.

Minecraft in the Java Edition for computers with Windows, macOS or Linux operating systems can be played free of charge in demo mode or purchased for 23.95 €. Once the game has been purchased, you can play in multiplayer mode and create as many worlds as you like. There are also other Minecraft editions for various mobile devices and game consoles, all of which must be purchased separately.

The development of Minecraft started on May 10th, 2009. The official completion date of Minecraft 1.0 was November 18th, 2011. Shortly afterwards Markus Persson handed over the development to Jens Bergensten and dedicated himself to other projects. Since then, the game has been constantly developed further. By October 2018, 29 million copies of the Java Edition had been sold, making it the best-selling PC game of all time. By the end of September 2018, all Minecraft editions had sold over 154 million copies. In addition, there are 100 million downloads in China.

Translated using deepl.com

This is of course only one possible text that of course still could be improved upon (it only mentions Java Edition, and it only mentions the price of Java Edition in Euros). But the main question is, should the introduction text be changed at all? What should it contain? | violine1101(Talk) 23:31, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I agree that there doesn't need to be nearly as much text about the history of different versions, especially the discontinued ones. There's also way too many links in the "about Minecraft" section; for example, stuff like "sandbox" and "Android" probably don't need to be linked to. There could also be a bit more information on what a wiki is and how to contribute to it, though I'm not sure how that should be phrased. There is currently a link to Minecraft Wiki:How to help in the very top section, but I doubt most people will notice it with all of the other links on the main page. –Sonicwave talk 19:34, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Agree with that, the introduction text should be way shorter. Also, with more place on the main page (just under the introduction for instance), we could implement the Trivia idea some people talked about on Discord at least. This section would display random facts about Minecraft (both about the franchise and the gameplay itself). • Yanis48 (talk) 19:52, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • The intro text should definitely be shorter, but what would take its place, in order to balance out the columns? – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 05:44, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Depending on how much it gets shortened, perhaps we could move the "Did you know" section into the left column instead of having it be a separate row? –Sonicwave talk 21:22, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
I've made a page without the discontinued versions and moved the DYK into the left column. Is this better? – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 03:55, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
It seems better than the current version of the page, although I still think it's too long. Maybe the historical information shouldn't be on the main page at all for simplicity's sake; it's already mentioned at Minecraft#Editions, which links to individual edition pages. I'm not really sure how to balance the columns if it gets shortened further though. –Sonicwave talk 06:40, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I  Agree on the fact that there is no need for historical information as it's useless for newcomers. Take an example, the What is Minecraft page on Minecraft.net only briefly explains the gameplay and important stuff for newcomers.--skylord_wars (talk) 07:21, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
I made a rough mockup of a new main page at User:Sonicwave32/Main_Page. Basically, the intro sentence is reduced to two short paragraphs (which might be a bit too short), and the "Did you know" is moved to the right of it, with the "Play it" section underneath. I'd welcome people to give feedback or make edits to it. –Sonicwave talk 18:14, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Inventory size sprite images look bad

Someone went too far with the compression, they look awful and dithered now. See Food. Is pngoutwin extreme still too large for those sprites?--PlNG CF (talk) 00:34, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@PlNG CF: Problem's on your end (mobile optimiser?). There is no compression applied to sprites (they're edited via a script which doesn't support compression). MajrTalk
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06:37, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Nope, not on mobile. Also I'm back because images are now straight up failing to load for "visitors", the site works fine until until whatever ad script kicks with its sleight of hand (redirect to a page and back) to circumvent adblocking (and no, after 4 infections including 1 ransomware attack that destroyed all my files, adblocking is never coming off for me, it is as essential as antivirus these days). As soon as I'm logged in, the site works and looks as it should, possibly because of my free "pro" account. I dislike what this place has become.--PlNG CF (talk) 23:10, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Maybe your ad blocking software is the culprit? Have you tried different ad blocking extensions, or maybe a reset to a default configuration? This issue cannot really be reported to staff if they can plausibly say "it's broken because your ad blocker is faulty". --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 23:33, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

New trial for Android app

The Android version of Bedrock Edition has a new, region-restricted trial version, located here. I think it should be noted in the sidebar too.

--Robotkoer (talk) 22:44, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

BE 1.10

Bedrock Edition 1.10 was released recently. Remove it from the planned updates section. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Gediminaskling (talkcontribs) at 14:57, 22 March 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Done, I also updated the News and Events section to mention the editcopy page. –Sonicwave talk 17:15, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Fix this

At did you know ender man section after word 'English' , please write the word 'words'. Because there are English words, not all of the English sounds. I mean, sounds can be NOT words. Lanxtot (talk) 07:40, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Changed – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 07:54, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Can we add wool farming?

Can we add a wool farming section? Sheep farming is more dedicated to farming sheep, not farming wool, so I tried to add a page called https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Wool_farming, but it said that I was a new user and couldn't add anything. --E12345ee12345e (talk) 04:27, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

If you got that error for creating a page, then remember that next time, the best place to ask for help with this would be on the mcw:Admin noticeboard. This talk page is for the main page specifically. – Jack McKalling [ Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png ] 07:36, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Okay, thanks! -E12345EE12345E (talk) 23:27, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

"All console editions have been discontinued..."

It sounds like your saying Minecraft is no longer available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. You should mention those versions were replaced by Bedrock (unlike mobile, Windows 10 and others which were merged).Travelbytrain (talk) 15:49, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

The page doesn't contain that quote.  Nixinova  T  C  03:33, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Bedrock Edition Trial for Windows 10

There is a bedrock trial version for Windows 10 in Microsoft Store. It is also in the Minecraft page in Microsoft Store. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/minecraft-for-windows-10/9nblggh2jhxj Can "Windows 10" be added in the "Trial Versions" column? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by BenjaminMak5487 (talkcontribs) at 12 August 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Yes♡ᴍᴀʀɪɴᴀʜ♡ (talk) 00:51, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Upcoming Java Edition 1.15

I have seen lots and lots of pages that contain Java Edition 1.15 in their History section, but it is under "Java Edition" instead of "Upcoming Java Edition". I have already corrected many pages that had this mistake. Can everyone please stop putting 1.15 snapshots under the "Java Edition" subtitle? ManosSef (talk) 14:20, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

responsive main page

I created a responsive version of the main page to prevent it from running off the page on smaller screens. Instead the boxes just stack below each other. You can see my version here: User:MarkusRost/responsive main page   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk) 20:15, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I don't see any obvious issues with this, perhaps we should merge it in soon. –Sonicwave talk 18:22, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
I updated the editcopy to the responsive design and added the css. The next main page sync just needs to make sure to sync the /style page as well.   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk) 20:43, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
I've synced the main and /style editcopies to the main page. –Sonicwave talk 21:17, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Update iOS version

It seems that a version for iOS called 1.13.3 was released, and this hasn't been updating under the "Play it!" section on the main page. If this is correct, could somebody go and update it please?-EatingSilencerforBreakfast (talk) 17:31, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

 Done, updated. –Sonicwave talk 17:46, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

"Purchase the Bedrock Edition" doesn't show Ps4

The "Purchase the Bedrock Edition" shows Android, iOS, Amazon Fire OS, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Samsung Gear VR, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch but not Ps4 - Minecraft loot (talkcontribs) at 4:55, 16 December 2019 (UTC).

 Updated  Nixinova T  C  04:51, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Ps4 and Nintendo switch don't show 1.14.1

1.14.1 came out yesterday for Ps4 and Nintendo, but it doesn't show it. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Minecraft loot (talkcontribs) at 6:06, 20 December 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Done, but stuff like this is usually up to date within a day, so no need for the talk sections.  Nixinova T  C  07:35, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

There's a new pre-release out.

Hey, I didn't want to say it right away, but it's been a few days and the version on the main page is still 1.15pre1, and 1.15pre2 is out (and has a wiki page.) Can we update that?

--Invicon Command Block.gif DigiDuncan! (talk) 01:39, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Please unlock the thread for me or update these icons that I compressed

File:Gameplaycategory.png
Original Credits to CreativeMasterBonin888.

These are all optimized and compressed images (lossless). By updating these it will help reduce the overall server load when someone visits the main page. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Michael18751 (talkcontribs) at 0:20, 16 February 2020 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Minecraft Wiki Reform

I don't want to write a huge text because I don't speak english normally. What I'm trying to say is that if all features of all Minecraft games in a wiki wich was originally meant to be the wiki of the main Minecraft game, it will be "confusing" or "des-orientative" to see many articles saying "this is from that game, not from those others" and we also need more organization, because obiously all wiki contributors we want wikis to be intuitive... My proposal is that we have to create a "main" minecraft wiki about the Minecraft franchise, mojang, etc (something like https://www.minecraftwiki.net/), and other gamepedia wikis about Minecraft games (F.E. "Minecraft Earth (Game) Wiki" (https://minecraftearth.gamepedia.com/), "Minecraft Dungeons (Game) Wiki" (https://minecraftdungeons.gamepedia.com/) "Minecraft (Game) Wiki" (https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/, this wiki)). It would be huge project, but we still are on time to do this, because we only need to move all pages about Mojang, Mojang Employees, and the main articles of minecraft games to that "main" minecraft wiki, and move pages related to other minecraft games to their respective wiki. Thank you for reading, I know this would be a bit expensive, personally I think this wiki is a bit chaotic, but I'm only trying to help Minecraft and its community, really thank you.

PD: I really like the idea of bringing back https://www.minecraftwiki.net/

RosilloGames (talk) 15:44, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Making separate wikis for Earth and Dungeons has been proposed already, though the discussion didn't really reach a conclusion.
As for a separate franchise wiki that doesn't even cover any single game, I don't think this is ever done. To my knowledge, separate wikis for titles in a franchise may be poor both for user experience and for search engine optimization (= letting people find useful information); this is going to be even worse for gameless wikis.
I don't really think it will be possible to use minecraftwiki.net as the actual domain of a wiki instead of just a redirect. All Gamepedia wikis use the wikiname.gamepedia.com format. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 16:47, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Achievements template broken

The {{Achievements}} template doesn't display as it should, for example {{Achievements |title=Bake Bread |xbox=Xbox One\Xbox 360|pocket=yes\no|ps=PS3\PS4, Vita |Turn wheat into bread |Pick up [[bread]] from a [[crafting table]] output. |15G\20G |Silver\Bronze }} (copied from the Achievements article) displays as

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Bake BreadTurn wheat into breadPick up bread from a crafting table output.15GSilver
20GBronze

. Blue Banana whotookthisname (talk) 18:53, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

I don't see an issue in your example. What exactly is wrong? --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 19:00, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
The template was changed three days ago, is there any way to see what it looked like before that? I don't remember the specifics but it showed the cells in the wrong order. Now it's even more of a mess, not showing the availability at all. Blue Banana whotookthisname (talk) 23:57, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
You can still find the Legacy Console Edition here. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 00:40, 12 March 2020 (UTC)