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Do you play console?[edit]

I'm looking for people who do. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 14:36, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Not only do I not play the Console Edition. I don’t have Minecraft at all, because it costs 1,900 roubles (I live in Russia), which is pretty expensive. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 15:16, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I see. And recently they marked it up by 35% too ... hmph. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 16:29, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
There is a way to get the game legally, even in these conditions. It is done by the so-called gift codes (unfortunately, there is no separate article for them: gift code redirects to Minecraft#Purchase and availability, where is no information about how to buy them). That’s how it works: a person buys such a code, then gives it to another one (usually a friend), who activates (“redeems”) it here and thus gets access to the license. The recipient doesn’t have to pay, only their friend. A gift code costs as much as a buying the license directly, but, as it’s well known, costs differ in each country (it’s $26.95 in U.S., in stark contrast to 1,900 RUB). — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 17:02, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
Hm that's interesting. So I google for the currency exchange rate, and find that 1900 RUB comes to something like 29 USD. But I know these rates are of only limited use, to compare two costs.
So I wonder, for comparison, is the cost of living different? In the US, Boston anyway, we would pay $1.50 for a loaf of bread (120 Minecraft games), maybe $3 for a gallon (4 liters) of milk, $3 for a dozen eggs (each 110 Minecraft games). Minimum wage is $10.00/hr ($400/week or 15 Minecraft games) and median rent in the city is on the order of $2500/month (~1000 Minecraft games). – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:49, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
I didn’t look for the costs you’re asking for, so I don’t know that. wikipedia:Russia–United States relations#Country comparison shows comparison between some of our countries’ characteristics, including economics (although much of data appears to be outdated). (Currently one dollar is worth 64.02 roubles.) — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 12:00, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
Prices: In the Moscow region: 20–35 RUR for a loaf of bread (250–400 gram); 60–80 RUR for 950ml of milk; ~50 RUR for 10 eggs; Minimum wage is 27–28 RUR/hr (5'965 RUR/month or ~2.5 Minecraft copy). RUR: Russian Rouble. Sorry for date message. Sorry for my English. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 20:39, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your information, Ivan-r. — 176.59.38.4 (NickTheRed37, forcibly logged out due to COPPA) 08:27, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. No problem about your English or the date. Today I learn two things; eggs can be sold in packs of 10, and based on those numbers, Mojang really seems to have priced their game based on currency exchange rate, and not on cost of living considerations. I wonder if such pricing is common practice? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 12:52, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

COPPA[edit]

You are forcibly signed out, due to COPPA? How so? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 12:59, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Recently Curse started suspending or removing accounts that were registered by users younger than 13 years, in accordance to the U. S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (and Curse servers are hosted in U. S.). That law completely doesn’t tell knowledge apart from age, among other things. (The minimal age in Russia when one is recognized as “teen” is 12, not 13.) --176.59.38.4 13:21, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Problem solved. Now I can use my account again. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 13:10, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Oh wow. Did you have to appeal, or something? – Sealbudsman talk/contr 14:39, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:58, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
That could explain why I can't access my GunslingerN7 account. Not going to appeal though because I have a new account. TheFallenOneGOTH (talk) 13:33, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Admin rights[edit]

I spoke with Majr about your claim and he said no. Feel free to pursue it with him — Game widow (talk) 18:03, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Well then. I’ve at least tried, because the already existing users don’t appear to have enough knowledge to deal with technical matters and advanced wiki editing. Now, instead, I suggest appointing MustaphaTR a second administrator so LambayaFunfDe would have more time to communicate with me over IRC (#trminecraftwiki) should they ever enter that channel. Majr, can you do that? — NickTheRed37 (talk | RU) 06:18, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
To new readers: this is about the new Turkish wiki. — NickTheRed37 (talk | RU) 06:33, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Majr said he was handling it, so please let him know — Game widow (talk) 11:26, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Why do you need to be an admin to deal with technical matters and "advanced wiki editing". Other than the MW namespace, and the main page, none of the pages should be protected yet, so you're hardly handicapped by not being an admin. One admin is adequate for a new wiki. MajrTalk
Contribs
11:37, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Either way, I will remain on the Turkish wiki so I can help it develop and give advices to its editors. — NickTheRed37 (talk | RU) 12:08, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
And now, almost a month later, LambayaFunfDe has went missing (for two and a half weeks), along with other users at the time. His last edit was on July 27, and no edits were made by anyone other than me updating my username, Violine1101’s bot account placing Czech interwiki links, a single edit by a Turkish novice user, creation of two empty pages by an anonymous user that haven’t been deleted yet, and Game widow fixing an interwiki prefix. The Turkish wiki, which had a good level of activity for a new wiki, is recessing. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:16, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
You can't expect LambyaFunfDe to take care of the wiki full-time. After all, it's vacation time right now, maybe they are on vacation. Also, a wiki does not necessarily need an admin to be active. The missing part is the users. That's not exclusively an issue with the Turkish wiki – other (older) Minecraft wikis have this problem as well (for example the Italian wiki). | violine1101(Talk) 14:40, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Redirects[edit]

Can you please clean up your double and broken redirects? Thanks. – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png Grid Map.png 07:30, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Because of how many pages I have in my user spaces on both English and Russian wikis (the latter is my main area of activity), this would take a lot of time. Actually, many of these redirects may need to be deleted, because they are not used (I really need to clean up my userspace in the English wiki...). — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 07:34, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Your bot still knows you as NickTheRed37[edit]

The message box in the user page of your bot, JARVISTheBot (talkcontribslogsblock log), still says "controlled by NickTheRed37." – Dentedharp90041tce 16:18, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Information has been updated. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 16:26, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Tagging CSS/JS for deletion[edit]

How do you tag CSS or JS files for deletion? Adding {{delete}} only adds those text as part of those files. – Dentedharp90041tce 09:10, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

One way to tag stylesheets, JS scripts or Lua modules is to create a documentation using {{Delete}} template (but not inside <noinclude> tags, in order to make the script, stylesheet or module appear in Category:Pending deletion), but it may not be necessarily supported by a wiki. A more radical way is to change the content model of that page to wikitext (a procedure I have used on the Russian wiki multiple times in order to create redirects to JS scripts and modules), wrap the code within <pre> tags, and add the template as on a usual wiki page. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:19, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
 Thanks! I never knew a special page called Special:ChangeContentModel.
Also, checking Special:Log/contentmodel, I'm the first one to change the content model of pages. – Dentedharp90041tce 06:20, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
This particular instrument is not something commonly used. I am myself the second to use this instrument on Russian wiki (after Ivan-r), and there are no log entries on that wiki dated before January 24, 2017. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 12:47, 1 October 2017 (UTC)