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Does @import not work in wiki stylesheets? I'd rather have the code for the skin I'm making kept in a separate file for now, but it won't load. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 11:53, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

It should work if you use the full URL: @import url(''); Personally, though, I've never done much with @import; I prefer just using importStylesheet() in Javascript. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:23, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Nope, doesn't work, nor does the javascript. I think it has something to do with that resource loader thing. I guess I'll just have it in the same file. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 19:37, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
The Javascript, at least, should work fine; that function is part of the core MediaWiki JS... Does your error console show anything of interest? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:19, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Now that I see how you tried importStylesheet(), I guess I should have told you that it works identically to importScript() - instead of a full URL, you just give it a pagename and it automatically loads from the correct URL (so importStylesheet('User:Ultradude25/minecraft.css'); *should* work). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:22, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Ah, that works. It's a shame @import doesn't work, using javascript to import css causes a horrible page jump. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 19:17, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I *have* seen @import used successfully elsewhere, but as I recall, it requires some very specific treatment or something - as I said above, I've never really played with it (on wikis or elsewhere), so I don't really understand just how it works. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:04, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I know that @import has to be at the top of the page. Not even comments can be above it. Maybe the wiki is fussy about the syntax as well. I'll try using identical syntax to that wiki and see what happens. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 20:37, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
There we go, that works. It was the brackets that it wasn't liking. Many thanks! :D
Now I can easily show off the skin that I was working on. It's based on the skin.
The forum skin was a bit difficult to fit into Vector, (I have to use Vector since there's 0.1% chance that Curse will accept a custom mediawiki skin, due to it making updating more difficult. So I'm restricted to only what I can do with a stylesheet, if I want any chance of it becoming the wiki's default style.) but I chose it because 1) The wiki will eventually use the universal Curse login like the forum does, and having similar themes makes the sites feel more networked; and 2) I could never think up an original skin myself. If someone gave me a mockup skin, I probably wouldn't have much trouble actually making it, (I've been experimenting with CSS layouts for quite a few years now, so as long as it doesn't require me to make complex images or use javascript, then I should be able to create it.) but thinking up the design myself just isn't happening, so since's skin is boring and ugly, I went with the forum's.
If you wish to give it a try you can put @import "/index.php?title=User:Ultradude25/minecraft.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css"; in your vector.css. (please note that the images are currently hosted externally, and aren't compressed or optimised at all, so they may take a bit longer to load than normal)
Alternatively, take a look at this preview image. (default skin for comparison) –ultradude25 (T|C) at 21:32, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Purty! A custom skin would definitely be preferable to hacking up on the Vector skin (since new versions of MediaWiki may change the Vector skin in ways that break the custom styles), but maintainability on Curse's end is definitely a valid concern.
How much testing and tweaking have you done for stuff like page histories and various special pages? How about the edit page, for that matter? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:55, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
The skin only edits everything around the content area. I haven't decided what to do for the content area it self. One thing I'd like to change is the headings in Special:SpecialPages, they look very out of place, even for standard vector. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 13:05, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

CSS inquiry[edit]

Hello, Dinoguy. I'm not sure how flexible this wiki's community is with custom CSS, so I'll just suggest a small modification. In stead of having the small avatar in the upper right by the user links, I feel as if this wiki might enjoy having it changed to a pickaxe. The code is below, and would be universal if placed in Common.css.

li#pt-userpage { 
	background-image: url( !important;
	padding-left: 14px;

Thanks. The Inexistent 01:57, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

That's not up to any one admin... I would suggest asking about this at Project talk:Community portal and seeing what sort of feedback you get. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:14, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Alrighty, thanks. The Inexistent 04:13, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Move it please[edit]

Could you move the Known bugs page [but not any subpages of it] to RubyRed/Archives/Known bugs? If it's deprecated, I'd like it for my archives. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by RubyRed (Talk|Contribs) 19:14, 5 January 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

we admins demand to know why before even considering the impossibility of doing this. --Kizzycocoa 19:20, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
If the admins aren't using it, it's value changes from informative value to historical. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by RubyRed (Talk|Contribs) 19:21, 5 January 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
that has no bearing on why you want us to move a large very historical article into your personal userspace on this wiki. --Kizzycocoa 19:23, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
It's not that it isn't used any more - all the content on Known bugs should already have been copied to various subpages. In addition, nothing from the page is actually gone; the contents prior to blanking are still visible when you edit the page, and all prior history is available in the page history. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:26, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Block dosen't add it is appears as a 3D small block[edit]

Hi paid for Minecraft game downloaded it and played it without problem first time,then it the block went small 3D not adding it. Took laptop to get checked the guys explained that the laptop is fine the game however he explained has a software problem. My son really wants to play again please help.

Thanks ak –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 14:27, 11 January 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello there, we don't have anything to do with the Minecraft game proper; we're just a fan wiki. The Minecraft Forums would probably be a better place to ask for help. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:48, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for inturupting[edit]

um, on the griefing page some one put down:

"Tools to make griefing more interesting

1. Lava buckets- Put this on wooden buildings in populated area to cause a huge mess. 2. Weapons- Griefers often run into conflict with people fighting back so at least a stone sword,etc. should be used. 3.TNT- Dig under populated area put TNT under and blow the place sky high. This works well if the server used towny. Then you can destroy plots so no one can build and/or the town is destoryed. 4. Flint and Steel- My personal favorite when griefing. This can be easily made and used to burn down forest,towns,buildings, and even cities. 5.Water Buckets- Flood towns and buildings which will create a real mess but it easy to fix. This is reusable though so you can continue your attacks. 6.Starvation- I know what your thinking but starvation is a tool since you can kill off mobs in the area that can be used for food, You can also destroy grass and crops making it so people starve more often and food is more expensive but this will only work on a survival server where bonemeal is extemely hard to obtain. 7. Wood- On a server where block protection is on you can easily destroy homes and turn them into cubes and even suffocate people to death. "

Was it written by a griefer? Thanks from raltshugger, my minecraft account name. Sorry to take your time.

No idea, I don't follow the griefing page. I do, however, definitely have reservations about advertising griefing methods - the whole thing smells a bit like beans to me. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:16, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


Your Awesome Doggey 19:31, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


hello Dinoguy! My username is ninjakickbutt, and I would like to know if it is possible to become an administrator for this site. If so, I would like to take on the challenge. Thank You! NINJAS KICK BUTT 02:25, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

That's up to Curse, not me. If you're serious about this, I'd suggest adding Wynthyst, but I can tell you now, it's highly unlikely you'll get it with so few edits. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:49, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
I've only had the account for a short time anyway. Thank you for the advice. NINJAS KICK BUTT 23:27, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
Do you have more than one account on here? If so, why did you register this one, instead of requesting a rename? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:06, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
No, someone else just made theirs on that computer

NINJAS KICK BUTT 23:23, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Minecraft 1.2 Pre[edit]

Hi, if you got the same message DELETE this one, right i was download 12w04a and when i looked into the zip file to change it i realised that there were tons of wierd pictures of people posing (at least it want sexual) and i tried to delete them but over 200 THOUSAND were in! Please sort this out it took 1GB off me!

Deleted Video[edit]

Okay. Im Akif. You deleted my video from the wiki. But how was I betraying the wiki policies? What if I just posted a link to the video; would that do? =)

So if I betrayed a rule, please forgive me. i didn't know I was breaking one.

No, a link would not be okay. You were breaking the video policy because a tutorial on installing a custom skin isn't necessary. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:34, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I thought it might be for people who were not good with computers. Sorry.

Version linking template[edit]

I started making some code to put into the infobox's first version field so that'll link to the correct version history page along with an anchor, but then I thought it might be useful elsewhere so I expanded it to pick up more versions correctly, and also allow anchoring of dates for the earlier versions that often all had the same version numbers, with only a different release date to distinguish them.

Before I put this into a template and implement that into the infoboxes, you might want to take a look over and see if you can work some wizardry on it. I feel it uses too many string functions right now (although then again, I've got a large test page, and I haven't hit any limits), but I can't find any way around it.

Here's the {{static link|User:Ultradude25/The Workbench/1|2=code}} (with comments), and my {{static link|User:Ultradude25/The Workbench/2|2=test page}}. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 00:24, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Well, first, I have to ask why we're still including "A" and "B" in the Alpha and Beta anchors, since they have their own pages now (this is actually something that's bothered me for a while, but it's a pretty minor thing; still, though, now would be as good a time as any to start moving away from it).
It all looked pretty lean; if I were to make tweaks, they would probably consist of little more than adjusting whitespace and switching out the occasional ParserFunction/StringFunction for another one (if I were to approach the problem from the side, on the other hand, I can't say whether my solution would be very similar or not).
You don't have to worry too much about using too many StringFunctions; they're no more expensive than ParserFunctions in terms of template limits, which you wouldn't be in danger of hitting on your test page until you had several hundred times as many transclusions of the code as what you have now (I know from experience on Wikipedia that you can have dozens of transclusions of even something as heavy as {{Navbox}} on a page without hitting the limits).
While we're at it, should we add this to {{Version}} after we finish it up? I've been thinking about adding linking functionality there for quite a while now. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:29, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes I was thinking about getting rid of those, but it means I'll need to change all the existing links, so I've been putting it off. :P
I was happy with normal version numbers working, then I added in a few error catches for what I'd think might be common mistakes when linking to some versions.
I suppose it could work, although I'm not sure. The template is all about the current version, or comparing a version to the current version (for tables), not for any version, however I guess if you don't type a version in it could autolink to the current version? I'll see what I can work out with it... –ultradude25 (T|C) at 04:59, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
It would be trivial to support both styles for a while, you know. ;)
I'm aware of that; the linking would be behind a parameter. If we go ahead with it, adding the linking itself would be as simple as having {{Version}} call whatever template gets created from this discussion. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:20, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh I thought you meant put this code into the version template, instead of creating a separate one. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 05:26, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I should've specified. =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:30, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
I fixed those links, which allowed me to simplify the code. :D –ultradude25 (T|C) at 15:43, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
I did some work on it myself, what do you think? =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:50, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh wow, I like your usage of pos as an "if contains" search string. Would've never thought of that. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 19:56, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Yep, it's much more straightforward than the alternatives. =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:00, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Well I can't think of any other variations that might break it, so I'll move it into a template now. I was thinking {{static link|Template:Version history}} or Template:Version link with a redirect shortcut, like {{tl|vhis}}, {{tl|verhis}}, {{vlink}} or {{verlink}}. Suggestions? –ultradude25 (T|C) at 20:41, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Hmm... I'm rather partial to "Version link"/"Verlink" myself... ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:44, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Done! :D
Oh before I forget, remember ages ago how you wanted to get syntax highlighting enabled, but it couldn't be done? Well I finally found a syntax highlighting script that actually works (for javascript that is, css just gets highlighting on comments). It's in my {{static link|User:ultradude25/vector.js|2=vector.js}} and there's some styling for it in my {{static link|User:ultradude25/vector.css|2=vector.css}} as well. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 23:08, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Cool, looks good. =)
Nice, I'll probably have a look at some point. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:11, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

I went to add the template to {{version}} but I realised we don't have support for the pocket edition versions. I've added that now, however I'm not sure how to go about implementing the template into the version template. I wanted to have it link by default, unless nolink=something, but an if won't work when the template is split up with that switch in-between, and I really don't want to duplicate the entire switch... –ultradude25 (T|C) at 04:15, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Ugh, you're right, I can't see any nice way to do it either. I really can't wait until we get Lua as a replacement for ParserFunctions and templates, that'll make so many different things so much easier... =P ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:23, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
I think I have an idea, I'll define the output of the template into a new var, and use that var to put it into the verlink template. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 22:58, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
That could work. I confess, I still don't really know how the Var extension markup works, having not taken the time to play with it myself (and the documentation isn't all that clear, which doesn't help matters either). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:07, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
It's incredibly simple. You define a var {{#vardefine:varname|varcontents}} and then call on it (like a local template, really) {{#var:varname}} and it outputs varcontents. You can also use {{#vardefineecho:varname|varcontents}} to define a var and output in the same spot. It's equal to doing {{#vardefine:varname|varcontents}}{{#var:varname}}
Quick off-topic: Your change on the infobox row template causes all the fields to be wrapped in a p, which makes the template taller, but it does fix the formatting issue (if you add formatting, it replaces the p). So, instead of finding an alternate way around it, I was thinking maybe we should simply change p so it doesn't add a margin?
.infobox p { margin: 0 } –ultradude25 (T|C) at 23:58, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Sounds simple enough. =)
Oh, I didn't notice that after making the change (but it does make sense, given how the parser behaves). If the margin is that much of an issue, there shouldn't be any problem with the CSS, since it's infobox-specific. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:27, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Further tweak?[edit]

Would it be possible to tweak this a bit further and apply the table cell colors before adding the link? It's a bit awkward to have to use the template twice to make it display correctly, as in {{Version|{{Version|server=1|nolink=1}}|server=1}}. -- Orthotope 04:13, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

You don't have to do that: {| class="wikitable" | {{version|1.1|server=1}} |}
But yes, now that I think about it, it should have a dedicated table mode parameter, so you can just use {{version|table=1}} (or whatever) and it always shows the current version without needing updated, like how the non-table functionality behaves (which means I shouldn't have removed the table parameter to begin with, I guess). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:25, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
...and done. Use table=1 without any other parameters to have {{Version}} output table formatting with the current stable version (all other parameters should work with it, too). You can also use the old t=1, but I'm taking the liberty of declaring this deprecated, and stating that it's only being left in for backwards compatibility. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:35, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Orthotope 05:07, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm confused, what was the actual problem? {{v|1.1|server=1|nolink=1}} should've worked fine in tables. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 05:50, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
And it did (and does); I suspect Orthotope was using Template:Version/testcases to get the template calls he (she?) was using, leading to his question (since, because I don't want to have to update the testcases page for every release, I just double-call {{Version}} so it's always up-to-date - see [1] for what I mean).
Looking at how the template gets used in tables, though, it looks like either it needs an explicit opt-out for table mode, or I need to change it back to being wholly reliant on a specific parameter to output in table-mode; otherwise stuff like {{Version|table=1}}, {{Version|12w07b}} breaks horribly (look at the "Latest Compatible Release" column for "Minecraft X-Ray" to see what I'm talking about). I'm leaning towards an opt-out, but I'd like your opinion since you actually use it in that way, Orthotope. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:09, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
I think using it as a table would be used more often than overriding the link's displayed text (what I originally used {{{1}}} for).
What I don't get though, is why you allowed table mode to be called without adding a version. The whole point of the table mode is for it to compare versions, and colour accordingly. Without that, you may as well just write the table code yourself. At the very least, version comparisonless table mode shouldn't colour the cell. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 06:38, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
It was mostly an aesthetic issue; it seemed (to me) necessary to use the template twice to display the current server version properly in a table (once to get the current version number, again to style it), and I thought it should be possible to make the code a bit more elegant. I was using this on the server wrappers page, since they'll (theoretically) be compatible with any future version of MC. Admittedly, I don't have a very good understanding of how the more complex templates work, so I can't deduce uses such as nolink directly from the code.
As for usage, if it's recognizing table=1, also having an explicit table=0 option to not add the table formatting would make sense. There are only a few cases where programs/mods are actually updated for pre-release versions, though, so it's probably not necessary; it's easy enough to just make a link instead of using the template. -- Orthotope 06:54, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Ultradude: As Orthotope said, there are cases where table mode should be invoked without specifying a version number, since there is an expectation that the current version, whatever it may be, is the appropriate version in those cases. I think probably, there isn't much reason to use {{Version}} to output a custom version number in prose now that we have {{Version link}}, unless the output text shouldn't be linked, and in that case, why even bother with a template (it's not like we perform any sort of validation of version numbers, after all)? As for the coloring being to compare versions, the way I've always understood the code is that it always compares to the current stable version, in which case it makes perfect sense, to me at least, for the default behavior in table mode to color the cell green (since the default behavior will always be the current stable version, allowing for a bit of lag between a new stable version being released and the template being updated with it).
Orthotope: table mode actually works currently by looking for any value in the "table" parameter; you could use "1", "yes", "on", or "true", or you could use counter-intuitive values like "0", "no", "off", or "false", or completely nonsensical values like "whatever", "orange", "jabberwockey", or "wallawallawallaching" XD. And my above comment to Ultradude made me realize, it would be simpler to just use {{Version link}} to create those links: {{Version link|12w08a}}. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:23, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
In what case would that be useful? It's meant to compare it to a static version number that is manually updated as the software it's relating to is updated. If you have it always use the current version it defeats the point of any kind of comparison, so you may as well just use {{version link}} in {{tc|yes}}, since it'll always say the current version, and always be green. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 18:40, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Looking at the pre-rewrite code again, and thinking about how the current code works, my understanding was a bit off: the table coloring depends on whether the given version number is the same as the latest version for whatever release line is specified (Classic, Classic Server, Android, iOS, Weekly/Snapshot, or Stable). That being said, though, the version being compared against has always been determined by the latest released version of these; there has never been a mechanism for the "control" version to be specified... So either I'm misunderstanding you, or you have the wrong idea.
While that is true, you shouldn't be so quick to dismiss similarity; the average editor adds new markup largely by copying existing markup, and if a page has multiple styles in close proximity with no obvious "correct" style, it's going to confuse a lot of people and lead to a lot of botched additions. In addition, allowing the template to behave in this way also means that if a given entry does fall out of line with the current version, documenting it entails only adding one parameter, instead of replacing two entire templates. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:31, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the table colour compares the version you put, against the current version of the version type you specify. So if you allow no version to be specified, it'll always compare the current version type you specify, against the current version type you specify. E.g. {{v|table=1}} will always compare <latest stable> to <latest stable>, {{v|table=1|weekly=1}} will always compare <latest weekly> to <latest weekly>, thus returning green 100% of the time.
If a program works with all minecraft versions, or all minecraft versions from a certain point, then you won't be able to use this template in the way you suggest anyway. Because for those versions you would put something like Alpha+, Beta 1.8+ or maybe All versions. In all these cases, this template wouldn't function, so using {{tc}} would be necessary anyway.
If {{v|table=1}} is instead used to show that it always works with the latest version, then it is being used incorrectly. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 20:16, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Converting SMP Servers[edit]

I have a 1.1 SMP server, and I use mac. How do I convert it? -TheGME

I'm not the one to ask; you'd be better off posting on the forum or asking in IRC. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:23, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Answering some questions and comments[edit]

Dinoguy, if you're not busy, can you check out the Wiki Rules talk and answer or comment on my replies and suggestions? And also on the Community portal talk? I just want response/feedback of some sort. Thanks! - Asterick6 05:21, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Well, I kinda am, so if you could point out specific sections you'd like me to have a look at, that'd be a big help. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:38, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Er.. I'm assuming you would just go to those pages and check to the bottom of the page for new stuff as always. My comments are at the bottom ya know... or at least most of them... But you're probably busy, so I'll point out the sections that I'd like to have your answer/feedback: the last two sections on the Wiki rules talk page, and the community portal here, here, and a discussion on having a universal Sandbox here. - Asterick6 02:06, 9 March 2012‎
That's not actually how I check for new discussions; I rely on email notifications of new edits, so if I miss a notification for a talk page for a while and there're a lot of changes when I finally check it, I usually just skim through or don't even read anything.
I'll have a look at those discussions. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:48, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Replies and comments all around. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:05, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Dinoguy, can you please carry out the improvements now? I've given suggestions of updated content on the Wiki Rules talk. Please see the first section (at top), and also the last 2 sections. Please update the pages now. The other admins are busy. - Asterick6 22:24, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
I'll see, but I'm rather busy at the moment myself. =/ ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:25, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Settle it on the talk page?[edit]

Before you lock the page and call what I'm doing "Counter-productive" you should actually look at what edits are being pushed back and forth. The fact that he was cutting the page size by about 2/3rds should have given it away. He was blanking the page and replacing it with "HACKED BY ANONYMOUS" over 20 times. I don't think I needed talk page confirmation that I was in the right nor would he be willing to discuss the matter. --Moxxy 17:45, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

You're right; I should've checked closer. I went instead by the edit summaries, which looked like an edit war. At any rate, full protection was still needed, so you should ignore my protect summary. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:10, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Sorry for being a bit rash, after undoing that guys edits for a good amount of time it was a little irritating to be grouped with him. --Moxxy 18:24, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Soliciting Help[edit]

As i'm a newbie to wiki's i figured, what better way than to ask an expert how to get started, and thus, here i am.

I'm building up a wiki with a few of my friends mainly because there currently is no decent wiki for all things Airsoft, and frankly, most 'review' for weapons and equipment are just ... wrong. Being a avid gamer and HUGE fan of Minecraft (High Fives life size creeper next to my pc :-P ) I thought hey, whats an awesome wiki design/layout that is easy to navigate, is simple, and to the point... Minecraftwiki!

Sorry, got sidetracked, i'll get to the point. If I could bother you for a moment of your time to at the very least, point me in the direction of a decent tutorial of setting up the wiki to look similar in design to Minecraftwiki, that would be great. Of course, personal tutelage provided by you would be fantastic as well :-P Hey, I can dream cant I?

In either case, i love the setup of the main page you have here. The simple title graphic, the three column design for the various "about minecraft" "Play It" "Gameplay" and so on are fantastic and i would love to learn how to do it myself.

I have had offers to have it done for me, but I would never be able to edit it, or rebuild it if i dont learn how to do it myself.

Any and all help you could provide would be GREATLY APPRECIATED

Thanks for your time, dougdashwitz –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Dougdashwitz (Talk|Contribs) 23:34, 23 March 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hey Dougdashwitz, unfortunately you've found one of my weaker areas to ask a question of me. =) I didn't have anything to do with the design of the main page here, and, not having looked particularly closely at it, couldn't really tell you much about how it works. If you already have a reasonable grasp of HTML, CSS, and MediaWiki markup, about the best I could do for you would be to tell you to start by copying what we have here and playing with it, one piece at a time, to figure out how it works and how it all fits together; you'll learn far more by doing that then I could ever hope to explain to you. If you have questions about any specifics, though, feel free to ask me; I should be able to help with them. Sorry I couldn't be more help, and good luck! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:52, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Basic explanation: The main page is basically a giant table. While tables are bad to use for layout, they're also the easiest way to keep content aligned. Each box is a different cell in the table, each with 33% width. The larger box spans two cells, and has a width of 66%.
We have a template to make the styling for each cell, so the content of the page isn't mixed up in the HTML as much, so it's easier to edit it. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 01:21, 24 March 2012 (UTC) noticeboard report[edit]

I forgot to log in before changing the report, so my edit counted as I put the wrong person to blame in the report title and tried to fix it.

Just wanted to let you know.

--RichardG867 22:16, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


how you becme aministr ator like omg i want to be 1 to can you get that in to the admin god or king or president or master or ruler or godness or someone how can think about that ok.i mean diretor ha ah ha. and make thoose guys to stop stalkin me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Scarecrow1000 03:28, 28 March 2012 (UTC) i mean a director ha ha.

All administrators, bureaucrats, and Curse staffers, across all language versions of the wiki, are automatically made Directors here. I became an administrator basically by showing myself to be a knowledgeable and trustworthy editor, particularly in technical areas, where the benefits to having administrator privileges are generally high. That being said, administrators are just average editors with extra tools to help them keep the wiki clean (it is for this reason that the symbol of administrators on the English Wikipedia is a mop); adminship is not, and should not be treated as, a status symbol, badge, or trophy of any kind (and if you ever meet an admin who treats it that way, I can show you an admin who's probably not good at their job). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:46, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

we should have an app for that[edit]

Could you suggest the making of a minecraft wiki an app that updates automatically? Something that will make it better in devices such as iPods and mobile devices. NINJAS KICK BUTT 04:44, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm not the one to talk to about that. If you're suggesting Curse make such an app, you'd have better luck telling Wynthyst, who could then pass your idea along to the proper Curse staff, and if they think it's a good idea and worth their time, they'll develop such an app. If you're suggesting Mojang make the app, their website is thataway; I have no real "inside connections" with them and can't really help. If you're suggesting I make the app, I don't have the necessary knowledge (or money to pay someone that does) to make the app, much less to get it published to the Apple Store (or any other app store). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:30, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

I want post an image[edit]

Hi, I'm new in the wiki, I've only registered to post an image, that shows a sugar cane that naturally spawned in the top of leaves. I don't know how to do this. If you or someone could explain to me or even post that for I would thank you. And, sorry for my English I'm Brazilian.

Thanks, Marcelo –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Jarrick (Talk|Contribs) 20:27, 6 April 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello Marcelo, and welcome to the wiki! To upload an image, visit Special:Upload and follow the instructions there; if you need more specific help, please don't hesitate to ask me! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:11, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Minecraft Wiki:Sandbox[edit]

Hiya! just messaging all other admins about my project, the Minecraft Wiki:Sandbox.
This sandbox initiative is going to try to gauge what the community wants page-wise, and where they want the wiki to go.
the plan is to use that, and see if the wiki can go that way, if our rules need improving, or if it is not viable to go in certain directions with the wiki.
So, there will be many pages that break our current rules, that will be located at "Minecraft Wiki:Sandbox/PAGENAMES".
I'm just messaging to request, unless it is blatant spam, please don't delete these pages.
There is a system to delete these pages if they are too low quality, or not active enough, and a system to tell users what has been deleted, and why. as well as informing them if a page will never be reconsidered. This section of the wiki is to see if we can push the rules, and if we should we push the rules.
I welcome other admins to help take part in this project, to see how the wiki can viably adapt to the community.
Have a good day! :) --Kizzycocoa 22:26, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

i have so many questions[edit]

  • how can i become an admin?
  • how does a powered rail work? cause they dont really work for me,
  • can i make moss stone?
  • i made a new suvival map and i spawned in the mose creepyst place! the trees were giant mushrooms, the grass was gray [WHAT WAS THAT DARK MAGIC?!?!?!?] what was that about? it was a village seed that didnt work. answers?
  • all the villages ive been to had no golems, why?
  • what does a snow golem do? ive only seen them in the wiki and in comparison, snow golems are to small.
  • why does dye only work on sheep? [notch, comon, i was really looking forward to purple chickens]
  • can i only ask for parts in mutliplayer? [my sis says yes, my brother says no] {?!?!?!?}
  • have you ever seen a spider jockey?
  • everytime i go under ground, i here erie, creepy sounds, what does that mean?

confused soul, --Cheetahfur 19:45, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

You weren't kidding, Cheetahfur. =) One at a time:
  • Unlike on some other wikis, there is no set process for requesting or gaining adminship on this wiki; the best thing to do is simply to start editing, make high-quality edits, and show that you're willing to work in an area (and actually be good at working in that area) where the admin tools would be a net benefit. In my case, I've done a certain amount of technical work here (on templates, though not nearly as much as I've done on other wikis), and after my initial request for adminship fell flat (I asked on User talk:Quatroking, though I'm going to tell you now that asking for adminship here won't get you very far), I simply started editing. After quite a while, Curse wanted some additional admins for the English wiki, and Wynthyst (who acts a bit as a community liaison between the wiki and Curse) asked me if I'd be interested. Basically, demonstrate that you're a trustworthy, capable editor who would benefit from the tools, don't make a nuisance of yourself, and be patient, and you may get to be an admin eventually. ;)
  • I don't really know; I've never played much with them myself. They should work for you if you have a Redstone Torch next to them and allow a minecart (whether you're in it or not) to get the expected boost. Other than that, the only thing I could tell you is to read the Powered Rail article.
  • You can't currently; you have to find it in generated dungeons.
  • That would be a mushroom biome. The giant mushrooms are Giant Mushrooms, and the grass is Mycelium. There should also be red-and-white cows with mushrooms on their backs, called Mooshrooms, there.
  • What version of Minecraft are you running? If you haven't upgraded to the latest version, golems may not spawn because they may not be in the version you're running.
  • Basically, it's like a guard; it throws snowballs at hostile mobs. The snowballs don't do much damage, but they do distract the mobs if you're being chased.
  • Because that's all it is programmed to work on. Personally, I'd like to be able to use it on glass, myself. =)
  • I'm not sure what you're asking here; what are the parts you're referring to?
  • Yes, though it's been quite some time. I've seen some very recent videos with spider jockeys, though.
  • Certain of those sounds are simply random ambience, I think, but some of them indicate a cave that you haven't explored yet.
I think that's everything; let me know if there's anything else you need or if I need to further explain anything. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:43, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
i heard that you could say, lets say: send dinodude 12 nether blocks. and you could get them. that what im trying to find out. and yes there was red cows! [weird]. i later found out that if you are tunneling underground, and you suddenly hear like, very odd and creepy and short music, [not the happy kind, but not the very bad kind,] it means you are *this close to a monster spawner!! i found a village seed thay was soposto lead me to a village [survival] but instead, it didnt, so im like ok whatever. so i deleted the word and made another of the same seed, and the same world spawned! the same cave, the same formations of trees, everything!! that happened like 7 times. ??
i saw a picture that showed me how to make a saddle and moss-stone and i tried it out and it didnt work. [whose the false?] wiki said i couldnt, and the user who made the pic said i could. ??? and tip: if you find a village, and you go between 2 village houses and you see a hole and you fall into it, DONT TRY TO GET OUT! its an un finished hole to a monster spawner! and i ment something like this: you walk out of your [survival] home, and get hit by nothing, so your like whatever and you go on your way till you get hit again by a[turns around]SKELETON RIDING A SPIDER!!! and your like HEY MAN THATS NOT COOL something like that. what are those little brown things scattered in the desert? how fast does a sapling grow? how many hits does it take to kill a cow with your hands? can i make cheese? i made a bucket and found a stream and clicked on it with the bucket, but nothing happened.??-how do i pick up water? are wolfs the only pets i can have? in survival mode, how is the nether helpful?:D [creepyland] where can i find ghasts? how are silverfish bad?[silverfish spawner,] go to creative, put it on hard, put silverfish everywere, turn it on peaceful, they disapear. ??? :? hope thats not too much,
Cheetahfur 22:47, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
oh and are cauldrons ONLY for water? and look at the pic on my page, the blocks in the invintory, what kind of blocks are those!?!?!?!
teehee, Cheetahfur 22:57, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Aah, now I know what you're talking about. That's a server command, meaning in vanilla Minecraft, it can only be used in multiplayer. Furthermore, that particular command is restricted to server ops. If you want that functionality in singleplayer, you have a few options: Creative Mode allows you to build with an infinite supply of blocks, and also features fly mode (toggled by double-tapping the spacebar); Single Player Commands is a mod that allows you to use server commands in single player mode; and TooManyItems is a mod that allows you to use any block in the game, even those that aren't normally obtainable, and also features an inventory saver (note that I can't help you install mods or anything, though, since I've never done much with any of them).
The music can certainly play when you're near a monster spawner, but it usually just means you're near an unexplored cave of some sort.
Seeds usually don't generate the same world from one version of Minecraft to the next; you probably just found a seed for a different version of Minecraft from what you're running. On the other hand, the same seed on the same version of Minecraft will generate the same world every time it's used, hence your experience with getting the same world seven different times. ;)
There are undoubtedly mods that add crafting recipes for saddles and moss stone, but in vanilla Minecraft these items aren't craftable. Again, though, I can't help you out if you want to try mods.
The little brown things in deserts are Dead Bushes.
The amount of time required for saplings to grow is random and can range from a few minutes to hours; some information on how sapling growth works is on Tree#Growth and characteristics.
Cows require 20 hits from your fist to kill (they have 10 hearts of health, and each hit with your fist deals half a heart of damage).
No, currently cheese isn't in the vanilla game. In all likelihood, there's a mod that adds it, though.
You have to right-click with a bucket on a water source block to pick up water (this also works for lava).
In addition to wolves, you can tame ocelots after which they will be loyal to you. Snow Golems and Iron Golems could also be considered pets, though they don't protect you specifically, and Iron Golems will attack you if you attack them first.
It depends on how you play, ultimately: if you're a builder, the Nether is the only source of blocks such as Netherrack, Soul Sand, Nether Bricks, and Glowstone; if you're an adventurer, accessing the Nether is required for brewing (since a Brewing Stand requires a Blaze Rod to craft, and potions usually require Nether Wart for brewing); and if you're out to "complete" the game, the Nether is a very helpful step in getting to the End.
Ghasts are found in the Nether.
Silverfish can enter several different types of blocks, after which it's very difficult to tell the normal blocks from the Silverfish blocks. In addition, if you hit a silverfish, it can "call" other silverfish that are in nearby blocks to attack you.
All hostile mobs disappear in Creative mode.
Yes, cauldrons are now only useful for holding water. They were originally meant to form the basis of the potion system.
I'm not sure; the person that took that picture was using a texture pack. You would have to ask them what texture pack they were using, and what block that is, unless someone else happens to recognize it and can help you out.
I'm not trying to be rude, but in the future, if you have a question about a specific aspect of the game (e.g. a specific type of block or mob), could you read its article on here before asking me? Many of your questions are answered on the relevant article. If you can't find an answer, though, by all means go ahead and ask me anyways. Cheers! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:45, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Reaching Admins to discuss incorrect bans[edit]

I was incorrectly auto-banned by the abuse filter yesterday, and all the messages kept encouraging me to contact admins about it.

When I tried to add a topic to an admin's talk page, the wiki helpfully reminded me of how banned I was and that I should contact an admin about that.

It seems like banned people should have the permission to talk to admins, since only incorrectly banned people would ever risk posting things on an admin's talk page. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Redson (Talk|Contribs) 13:54, 18 April 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Right, if you're banned, you should obviously ignore my advice to leave messages on my or others' talk page on-wiki since you can't (and I agree, banned editors being unable to edit admins' talk pages is something that has bugged me for a very long time, but there's not much I can do about it). I wasn't thinking about the fact you'd been banned when I wrote that; if it happens again, you should go ahead and email an admin for help. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:44, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
The top of the Admin Noticeboard has a note about how to contact an admin by email. I'm not familiar with the messages given to banned users, but perhaps something similar could be added to them; not everyone will think to go to the noticeboard. -- Orthotope 20:06, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Good idea. I don't know which messages offhand either, but I can look into it later. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:33, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi, ÎI'm from Romania and I'm 11 but I now english good.In the future, can you make a Minecraft –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Sebastianpin (Talk|Contribs) 15:06, 18 April 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello Sebastianpin, I don't have any control over that, and am not the one to ask. We do have a translation project, and there appears to be a {{static link|Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Romanian translation|2=subproject for Romanian}}, but it doesn't look like much has been done. If you'd like, you can contribute to the subproject; after all the main articles have been translated, Curse will decide whether there seems to be enough interest for a new language wiki version. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:52, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I will try to make the romanian version better.Excuse me, that page I searched, but I don't din it.I'm from Wikipedia, too.Ok.To now:

-romanians have an minecraft romania with let's plays, etc.

Incrementing numbers?[edit]

I want to use padright in the navbox template so that you don't have to have the code for a group 20 times. Now from your repeat template this is simple enough to work out initially, and you could probably stick a switch in to work out how many times you want to repeat it, however I need to have a way to increment the number so you get group1 list1, group2 list2, etc.

Or would this idea be completely flawed due to it including the user input of each group as part of the padding? –ultradude25 (T|C) at 15:33, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't think it would work very well, though I'm not sure exactly what problems you might face trying to do so; I've never tried using repeat techniques on parameter names, so I'm not sure just how you would work with them. There are also potential problems with the repeat limit; #padleft seems to have a hard limit on the length of the output string of no more than 500 characters (anything more is dropped), and the older #replace-based version has a similar limit of 1000 characters (the original #expr-based version has two limits, as I recall, the first is 14 replaces (due to how many decimal places MediaWiki tracks or something), and the second is a limit on the length of the input string, to 30 characters, IIRC).
Wikipedia's version doesn't *look* like it'd have any such similar limits, but I don't really understand how it works (I've got the gist of it, I think, but I'm lost on the details) and haven't tried playing with it any. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:34, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Well I worked out the incrementing number, that was actually really easy. {{#vardefine:i|{{#expr: {{#var:i}} + 1 }} }}{{#var:i}}
If you transclude the template normally, it won't actually increment, you actually have to define the first parameter (even though it isn't actually used in the template).
For example {{User:Ultradude25/The Workbench/2|}} {{User:Ultradude25/The Workbench/2|}} {{User:Ultradude25/The Workbench/2|}} {{User:Ultradude25/The Workbench/2|}} would give you 1 2 3 4.
However, I didn't have any luck getting it to work with the navbox. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 11:57, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Aah, now see, I never would have thought to use #var & co.; I still haven't done nearly enough with them to really understand how they work and what might be possible with them.
In the long-term, we'll have a solution for this after we finally get Lua as a replacement for the current template system. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:29, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

A very strange language[edit]

Hey, i am new in Minecraftwiki and i am from Turkey. Realized more than a thousand players use this site, but unfortunately many of them doesn't understand anything. So i want to start translating pages into Turkish. What should i do, where can i start, or who should i talk to ? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Bediimertcan (Talk|Contribs) 06:51, 11 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi Bediimertcan, thanks for showing interest in translating the wiki! Translation projects are managed from Minecraft Wiki:Projects#Language translations, and if you look through the list there, you'll see that we already have a Turkish translation project that you can get involved with. Happy editing, and please feel free to ask if you need any more help! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:12, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
I think you can also use Google Translate or something? MINECRAFTER9000 03:10, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
You shouldn't use Google Translate to translate wiki articles for a translation project. While machine translation by now is generally good enough for noncritical reference work (especially when it's between European languages), it is still far from the point where we can just feed Google Translate or another such service our articles in order to populate a translation project. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:22, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

i was banned for sprinting in a hunger games server...[edit]

it said i was hacking? Can you unban me! im theh8r Thank you... plz plz plz unban me! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 02:04, 13 May 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Unfortunately, I can't. We're just a fan wiki; we have no say in how any servers are run. If you want to be unbanned from that server, you'll have to find a way to get in contact with one of its ops (preferably the one that banned you in the first place, since they will be able to explain exactly why they banned you and what it would take for them to unban you). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:47, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello this is maddog243 speaking.[edit]

Hello Dinoguy1000 I have a problem Because I'm being banned because i had creative on on another server and when i join the Minecraft Hunger Games I'm having fun walking around and I have no intention on flying but when I'm walking around and I accidentally press double space and I'm fly then i try to get to the floor as soon as possible but i never get down then a few minutes later i get banned and I get mad at myself for having creative on on my other server then i have to wait 24 hrs and now I've done this a few times and i think I'm permanently banned. :( 02:10, 13 May 2012 (UTC)Maddog243

Hello Maddog243, as I explained in the above section, we don't have any control over any servers; we're just a fan wiki. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:49, 13 May 2012 (UTC)


please can you make it so that instead of having to download mods they can be put in the updates but you can choose if you want that mod in your game –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 15:47, 14 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Unfortunately, I can't; I have nothing to do with the development of Minecraft. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:38, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Account help[edit]

Hello Dinoguy, I paid for the game and played for a few days, now I can't get in. Site tells me I have to buy game to download. How do I get in touch with support for this game? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 19:46, 15 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I would suggest working through Mojang's account troubleshooting section (in particular, this article looks relevant). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:32, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Problems with entering and leaving the nether.[edit]

I've been playing minecraft on xbox since it came out and on my world that i've built a fair bit on, my nether portal is freezing my xbox. Everytime i try to leave the nether my xbox freezes and i have to restart the whole console. i can no longer leave the nether, and i do not want to make a new world because i have already done alot to mine. any suggestions would be great... thanks Gamertag : Mr C0113TT3 –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 00:09, 16 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, unfortunately I can't offer any support for the Xbox version of Minecraft. My suggestion would be to ask for help on the Minecraft forums or IRC. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:09, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
I had the same problem. Saw a solution that involves deleting your system cache. Dont download the update, play offline, exit the nether, resave your game, exit the game, start the game, download update. This worked for me as I was in a bit of a panic. All that diamond stuff I had built to go visit the nether. Hope this helps. Altdelhistory. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 17:26, 27 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Thanks for the workaround, hopefully that helps the OP. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:16, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Per Wyn's request[edit]

Wyn wanted me to help out with changing the Curse videos over. I suppose it would be easiest for us to start at opposite ends of the {{static link|:Category:Curse videos|2=Curse videos}} category? –ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:24, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable, which end do you want to take? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:46, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Suppose I'll start at Zombie Pigman. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:48, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
All right, I'll start at Abandoned Mine Shaft, then. Ready, set, go? =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:49, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Alright, I finished at Mooshroom. I couldn't find the 1.1 video either. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 09:18, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
You two rock! -- Wynthyst Image:User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 09:20, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Wyn! =D
Ultradude: You must've saved the Mooshroom page just a hair before I did; I didn't even get an edit conflict notice. =/
Good to hear I'm not just blind. =)
There also seem to be a few videos in the playlist that there aren't pages here for yet, for instance Enchanting; any idea if we should do anything for them? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:22, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
AFAIK, you don't get an edit conflict if both edits are the same. I've often had this when someone undoes an edit just before I do, the edit looks like it goes through but since it is the same as the other person's undo, it doesn't show up in history (just like null edits). –ultradude25 (T|C) at 09:26, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Right, I should know that by now; I've only been doing this wiki thing for something like seven years now... It's late here, that's my excuse. ;P
Wyn, any comment as to what to do with the Enchanting vid and any others like it (are there any others? I haven't checked yet)? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:28, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Worried about the version history section[edit]

Hello there, I was browsing the version history, as I do frequently, and I noticed there was nothing in the classic section. There used to be alot of history there, and it seems someone by the user name dougrs22. I was wondering if you could bring back the section he deleted and possibly tell him not to do that in the future? Thanks for your help, Kit.

Edit: Looking at the page now, it seems one of the admins changed it back, thank you very much. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Kitbane (Talk|Contribs) 18:25, 16 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hey Kitbane, thanks for notifying me, I'll have a look in a minute and see what happened. In the future, though, please make sure you don't leave messages in people's talk page archives - when you're leaving a message on a user's talk page, and you see something like "/Archive N" in the URL, you're probably on the wrong page. Thanks! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:42, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


You posted a message that says its from Jeb_! (if you didn't do this, I'm sorry.) 23:26, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

If you're talking about the message at Talk:Jens Bergensten, yes, I did post it, technically. However, it was copied directly from an identical message on User talk:Jeb, which was originally posted by Jeb himself. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:22, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. 19:05, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem, don't worry about it. If you need any help with anything else, please ask! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:16, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

site login creation[edit]

there is no way to confurm your slections in the make a new account section and im unable to make an account.

also should let you know that the "Emerald" section is failing to mention that the old texture of the Emeralds is still in the terrain file of minecraft.jar, may be used as rubies in a later snapshot. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 10:22, 25 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi, I'm not sure what sign-up you're talking about. The process here on the wiki? If so, I'm not very familiar with it, but I can have a look if you describe your issue a bit better (describe what you're trying to do, list any errors you get, etc.).
You should bring that up on Talk:Emerald; it'll be addressed far more quickly there then if you just leave it with me. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:17, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Account creation help[edit]

Hello. I am trying to make an account but every time I use the click on cat images thing it says it is incorrect when I know it is correct. it is not hard to see it just does not work. I zoomed in all the way on a 24 inch monitor (HD) and I have 20 20 vision. The cat thing does not work! Please help and fix it thank you! here is the page: it is the account creation page for the wiki. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 20:30, 27 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, unfortunately I have no idea what you're talking about. What are you trying to create an account for (the wiki, the forum, or Minecraft, or perhaps something else?), and what do you mean by cat images? If you could link me to the page with the images you're trying to click on, that would help too. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:48, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
It worked fine for me. Some questions:
  • Does the error appear when you click on the images themselves, or when you click the "Create account" button?
  • What browser and operating system are you using, and are you using your browser's incognito mode or do you have Javascript disabled?
I'm not sure how much help I'll actually be able to offer; Wynthyst should be able to help you better. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:10, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
the error appears only after I click create account. It says I have not selected anything. I am on windows 7 and have internet explorer 9. javascript is enabled. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 21:12, 27 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Does the same thing happen if you try another browser? I use Google Chrome as my main browser, and didn't try this in IE, so it's possible the signup picture CAPTCHA is broken in IE. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:16, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
thanks! it worked in firefox!:) now i have an account YAY! You deserve a diamond for your help:) i guess it is broken in ie... –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 21:26, 27 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
No problem, happy I could help. If you need any more help, you know where to find me! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:42, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
It seems very, very strange that it wouldn't work in IE because that captcha system is made by Microsoft.
Why would they not support their own browser? –ultradude25 (T|C) at 22:18, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
IDK... it is a dev build of internet explorer i think so... ie 8 comes with windows 7 u have to upgrade to 9 so i dont know BTW this is my new account! thx again:) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Falconfan109 (Talk|Contribs) 22:22, 27 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Looking at the page you linked, Ultradude, they only say they've tested it in IE6&7, so it's possible that somewhere between there and IE9 is some changed behavior breaking it. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:22, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

I tried changing the Enchanting page but you guys just changed it back.[edit]

I have found that under the Fire Protection, you can only get it by itself, but the boots can have Feather Fall. Well I have enchanted a helmet with Fire Protection IV and Aqua Infinity I. I changed it so it says that but now it is changed back to only the boots. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 15:52, 29 May 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, I had nothing to do with that. MegaScience is the one that undid your edit; if you have questions about it, it'd be better to ask him. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:46, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

benedict03 blocked[edit]

Hoping this is the right place. My son was blocked today for behaviour he thought was OK. It looks like he ignored some warnings. I have told him he needs to pay attention to whatever the moderators say. He was blocked for griefing. He was actually breaking a brick in a house to test if it was "protected" and was reported before he put it back. He was not destroying the house. This is something he has been taught by a friend as a way to find out whether property is available or not. He and his sister have lost houses themselves they have not protected in time by others doing the same thing so thought it was how things were done. I have tried to find rules around this but can't see any. I would be happy to let him know what he should and shouldn't do but he certainly wasn't intending to be destructive. Just trying to see if the property was open or not. Are you able to reinstate him and also clarify what is allowed? It seems his friend Horsefink75 was also banned doing the same thing today. He builds beautiful houses and I know was certainly not intending to be inappropriate. Many thanks!

The wiki has nothing to do with the operation of servers, so there's nothing we can do (you didn't even mention the server they were on). Ask the owner of the server. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 00:18, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

page down?[edit]

ok i tried to get onto the modification page but it is saying that it might be deleted or something with diff in it or its a bug in the system now i was on it earlier and it was up. The url is 00:00, 30 May 2012 (UTC) jacks457

Database corruption, please report any you find on the Admin noticeboard so they can be fixed ASAP. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 00:18, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

captcha wont show up[edit]

Captcha won't show up. It says to solve a sum but nothing shows up. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 19:39, 6 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, could you tell me what version of what browser you're using? Is Javascript disabled in your browser, or do you have a browser extension such as NoScript installed? Lastly, to make sure we're on the same page, could you link me to the CAPTCHA you're having trouble with? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:37, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Sounds like you're talking about a different site's CAPTCHA. Our one asks you to pick images of cats, not solve maths. ultradude25 (T|C) at 02:48, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

I was accused of making a fake page![edit]

I was accused of making the Page Table and Chair! I have solid evidence that it is real! Just look in the first ever indev jar and look at terrain.png! Arrran Weeviling said it's fake! The message states:

Table's Talk (Redirected from User talk:Tables) I sincerely wish for you to stop making :{false}: tables and chairs, please, for me, yourself and the entire wiki. Do not post speculation, instead use User:Tables/Epic false blocks/tables and chairs. Arrran Weeviling 21:37, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Table and Chair is not fake! Can you restore the page? I tried to remake it, but it was in all caps and i want the remade one deleted and the original one restored!

  • not really fake –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 13:51, 8 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Hello Tables, I have seen what you're talking about. However, we don't have any actual information on what these textures were actually supposed to be for, so an article would be complete overkill. Instead, this should be given a section on Unimplemented features. One final note, I don't think the second texture is for a table; I think it's far more likely that it was supposed to be the front of the chair seat and legs. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:18, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Won't let me edit![edit]

The wiki does not let me edit my talk page or homepage! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 15:05, 9 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I don't see anything that looks like it prevents you from editing - since you posted this, you have edited your user and talk pages, and neither have been protected. Are you still having this problem? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:33, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
No. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 23:40, 19 June 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

twitter: prefix[edit]

Looks like this is mangling Jeb's username; twitter:jeb_ links to the account named 'jeb' (no underscore). Is it possible to escape the trailing underscore somehow so it doesn't get removed? -- Orthotope 16:24, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately not; the closest we can come is affixing a slash after the underscore: twitter:jeb_/ (which results in an ugly URL but does work). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:10, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
Would encoding the underscore do anything? ultradude25 (T|C) at 14:31, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Nope, it still strips the underscore in the URL: twitter:jeb%5F ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:42, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Grid finished (finally)[edit]

So I actually finished rewriting the grid template. I managed to work out how to add animations and everything seems to be working.

There's only a few problems that I've found that I don't know how to solve.

  1. Having a space after a name will count that as part of the filename (File:Grid Dirt .png), which obviously won't show the intended image. This didn't happen on the old template, but I can't see how it dealt with the problem.
  2. I couldn't find a way to catch missing images (and display :File:Grid Unknown.png instead) without hitting a limit on Crafting. #ifexist is limited to 100, and crafting used 909 (I think I might have had the #ifexist running twice, but even without that it would still be way over the limit). I tried a transcluding trick, but it hit a similar limit, and caused every image to show up on the page's template list. Is there a way to find how many of a resource we've used? If then, we could catch missing images until we get close to the limit, then allow them to display the wiki's normal missing image text (if they are missing).
  3. I had to move the display code to a separate template to make the animations work, since having the grid template call the animation template, which then called the grid template again for each frame caused the wiki to complain about a template loop. It would only ever loop once, so if we could trick the wiki into letting one loop through then we would only need to run the animation parser when there actually is an animation, thus allowing us to have 1 less template when there's no animations. (And it would allow Grid to be the display template, which I think makes more sense, instead of it being an animation parser that calls a display template.)

Other than that minor stuff, I think it's ready to deploy. As usual, I'd want someone (you :D) to look over it first to see if there's any glaring problems, or if they've got any better ways to do things.
You'll need the all the u-grid css from User:Ultradude25/vector.css for everything to display, and if you want to see the animations you'll need the script at the bottom of User:Ultradude25/vector.js. ultradude25 (T|C) at 14:31, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw your work on User:Ultradude25/Projects/Grid/Cell. =)
  1. I'll have a look, but first I'm probably going to have to add more whitespace in the code so I can read it more easily. If I can't figure out a proper solution, though, I know of a hack to get rid of the space.
  2. Have you experimented with setting Grid Unknown.png as the background image for one of the divs and displaying the proper image (or an empty cell image) over top of it? For that matter, this could be refined so that Grid Unknown.png is only added as the background if a block or item is being displayed in the cell. From there, we can use CSS to hide the redlink that appears if an image isn't uploaded (at least, as long as the CSS is added in a stylesheet; inline CSS doesn't work very well with links).
  3. Unfortunately not from within wikimarkup, though that sounds like a very useful feature. I don't think it'd be very feasible until we get Lua for template scripting, but that's going to be a few months down the road even for Wikimedia wikis, and it'd also require the scripts having access to a global page state (which will be needed anyways for variables in many situations).
  4. The best thing would be to have only one template (Grid/Cell, or whatever we end up calling it), and let the Javascript handle all of the animation. There shouldn't be any need to recreate the entire cell for each frame of the animation. I think the best way would be to have one div for each frame, absolutely aligned to be stacked so that it defaults to showing the first block/item, and then using Javascript to manipulate the z-index if the cell needs to be animated, but I have no idea what sort of browser bugs there are there (I know IE 6 has issues with z-index, but I don't know if Curse is worried about supporting it any more).
I'll have a look in a minute, I think, but I can't promise very much after today; it's sounding like I might have a lot of stuff happening IRL, probably through the end of the month and then some. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:56, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  1. It's a shame there's no way to use regular expressions, or at least expose trim().
  2. Hmm, I hadn't thought about doing it as a background. That should be really simple.
  3. Looks like I'm going to have to learn lua... D:
  4. The reason I did it this way is so you don't have to have the 9 lines of code that displays each image copied for each frame (that would be a right nuisance to update).
That's alright, these issues aren't show stoppers, so there's no rush to fix them. ultradude25 (T|C) at 21:17, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  1. That's coming with Lua (I don't know about regexes per se, but we'll definitely have a lot more power in manipulating strings). ;)
  2. Numbering placeholder =D
  3. From what I understand, Lua is actually supposed to be fairly simple and straightforward as a scripting language. I also don't think we'd be getting it for at least another year, even if it landed in MediaWiki 1.21 (which should be released in August or September, at the rate recent versions have been getting released).
  4. Hmm... If I understand correctly, currently Cell just displays a single static cell, and to animate, the grid template (be it Crafting Table, Furnace, or Brewing Stand) just calls several Grid templates and wraps the bunch in a single span with an "animate" class, right? I can't get the animation to work myself, even though I've copied the necessary JS and it appears to be working properly according to Chrome's error console... I also don't understand what you're getting at by ending up with having to copy 9 lines of code per frame with my version; could you elaborate?
Lastly, it would help if I could get a rundown of exactly what each parameter is for in Grid; think you could whip up some documentation real quick? =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:38, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
You said to just let the javascript handle the animation, so at the bear minimum the template will need to output each image and number right? So unless you're planning on using loops (crafting isn't going to like that), you'd need the (was) 9 lines of code that does that copied for each frame that the animation could have.
The reason the animation doesn't work is you missed the CSS that hides the in-active cells.
Basic doc:
  • {{{1}}} what image to use
  • {{{2}}} the number to display
  • {{{output}}} adds the output class to the grid which makes it 48x48px
  • {{{class}}} adds an additional class (used to make the first frame of the animation start with the active class, so it displays for people with JS off)
  • {{{align}}} sets the vertical-alignment
  • {{{mod}}} if set will add _({{{mod}}}) to the end of all image names and /Mods/{{{mod}}}/ in front of every link
  • {{{title}}} if set will remove any links and set title="{{{title}}}"
  • {{{link}}} if set to none will remove all links, otherwise will replace the automatic link based on the image name
  • {{{default}}} sets an image which is always displayed behind {{{1}}}'s image (used for the brewing stand) ultradude25 (T|C) at 22:01, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Aah, now I see. Yes, the basic idea is to have Cell output every image and number. As you said, loops are out of the question for this, but we can fake them by putting the output/display code into a Cell/frame template or similar, and then we can just do something like {{ #if: another-frame | {{Cell/frame|frame info}} }} for each frame, with the default frame getting the "active" class.
Got the extra CSS, now the animations work. Thanks for pointing it out. =D
Cool, I'll have another look in a bit and see what other improvements/streamlining I might be able to do now that I know exactly what everything does. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:26, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
So that is basically how it already is then? Except it wouldn't output the frame and it wouldn't need to pass along as many variables. Sounds like a good idea anyway, especially having less variables to pass on.
One obviously stupid thing I noticed while writing the doc is I have {{{output}}}, which add a class and {{{customclass}}}, which adds a class... I've fixed that now and made a few tweaks to names.
I'm going to see if I can get that ? image idea to work now. ultradude25 (T|C) at 22:58, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Locked Page[edit]

Can I edit the locked page: "Herobrine?" It's to post my Herobrine sightings as a link. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 23:42, 19 June 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

That page is protected specifically to prevent this sort of edit. The wiki is not a place for fiction. -- Orthotope 08:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Pocket Edition[edit]

Do you have pocket edition's terrain.png? I'm looking for it to make a pocket edition themed texture pack. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 21:34, 20 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

No, I don't have the pocket edition of Minecraft, nor do I have a mobile device I could install it on (I don't even have a cell phone). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Help on PT-BR wiki[edit]

Hello Dinoguy1000, Im here to request a admin election on PT-BR wiki The wiki was is outdate (minecraft beta 1.7!!).I do not know if you have the power to do this but please help us! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Guigo007 (Talk|Contribs) 22:50, 21 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello Guingo007, unfortunately I can't help you as I have nothing to do with the pt-br wiki (I don't even have an account on there), and I don't speak Portuguese. Wynthyst is the person you should probably talk to about getting new administrators there. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Crafting main page deleted[edit]

The crafting main page looks like it was deleted. Can you restore it? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 17:30, 23 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I don't see anything in its history from around the time of your comment that would suggest vandalism. Are you still having trouble viewing the page? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
This (and the following messages) were in response to more database corruption, which seems to be happening annoyingly often. Fixed by Ultradude - check the deletion log. -- Orthotope 01:57, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Aah, I see. Thanks for the heads-up. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:20, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Minecraft Wiki -Crafting page[edit]

Hi Just wanted to let you know th ecrafting page is coming up with errors I have tryed on 2 different computers plus my phone. The URL is

Thanks! :-) K.M.V. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 17:59, 23 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Are you still having trouble with this page? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

About crafting[edit]

Page Crafting is not working –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 18:09, 23 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Are you still having trouble with this page? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)





Hi Tkim5080, are you still having trouble viewing this page? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Crafting Page[edit]

The crafting page is either broken, or has been moved. Either way the link at the homepage to crafting is down :( –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 20:23, 23 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Are you still having trouble viewing this page? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)[edit]

Yeah, we don't block IP ranges without heavy discussion, especially not with a /18 cidr. You just blocked everything between and, that's about 16000 addresses. I unblocked it, don't do it again ;) --Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 19:36, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Some people just need to be blocked --Ichi (Check out my page for upcoming events on my server) 19:57, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Hey Quatroking, yes, I am aware that blocking a /18 range results in thousands of IPs being prevented from editing. Unfortunately, it seems that the ISP that owns this range assigns a new IP to its customers on a regular basis (more than once a day), meaning the vandal in question can trivially get around single-IP blocks, and indeed has vandalized from at least a dozen IPs from all over in this range. If their vandalism wasn't so disruptive, I wouldn't have blocked the range, but inserting huge blocks of gibberish and replacing the content of pages is severe enough in my estimation to justify such a rangeblock in the absence of evidence for undue collateral damage (innocent editors getting caught in this block). This is not the first time I blocked this range, but every time, the vandal simply outwaits the block expiry and starts up again. This is also not the first time I've been involved in rangeblocking someone for vandalism, so I understand the potential issues surrounding it.
I'm not going to wheel war over this block, though; if you'd rather spend undue amounts of time reverting vandalism and blocking individual IPs while this vandal continues to simply IP-hop every couple of hours, be my guest. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Suspected griefing of wiki ender chest page[edit]

The history section of the Ender Chest page has a number of "poop" refrences and other stuff that does not make any sense. Also the crafting image shows a pearl not an eye.

Please check this. Thank you.

mindcraftyD13 (no wiki account but an avid user) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 15:13, 2 July 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

It's been fixed. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:58, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Nether Bug[edit]

I have created a nether portal today. I enter in properly collecting netherstone. I leave the nether properly. I relize I didn't have enough netherstone, so I go back in. Collect it. And leave. In the leaving screen, it froze there. I need help getting out. All of this is on the xbox 360 edition. If you help in the world of Minecraft I would enjoy that. My name is Zombiebasher321. If that don't work, try it all lower case. Thank you for being. I would like if you respond as soon as possible. I will be on today a 7:00pm today. I live in tennessee. Thank you. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 13:41, July 3, 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

For now on please post something like this on the Xbox 360 Edition Talk Page. But I'll help you out when you get online today. --Ichi (Talk) 19:28, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
You may also get better results by posting on the Minecraft Forum in the future. For the record, though, I (unfortunately) don't have a working Xbox, nor do I have the Minecraft X360 Edition. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:20, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Xbox chit-chat[edit]

You may also get better results by posting on the Minecraft Forum in the future. For the record, though, I (unfortunately) don't have a working Xbox, nor do I have the Minecraft X360 Edition. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:20, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Ouch that kinda sucks. You can send it to the guys and see what they can do (but it will run you like $50-$120 and with a little know how you can fix it yourself for a lot cheaper). And yes i know this was kind of off topic lol. --Ichi (Talk) 09:22, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of cash. I know what the problem is (I've known since it happened); it's an E74 error, which is (as I understand it) one step below the infamous RROD. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:50, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
For both of those there are easy fixs online for. I myself have had problems with both of them and fixed them at home for free. RROD is really easy to fix tbh (well sometimes) E74 Fixs on Youtube Just incase you bump into a little extra cash. I'm moving this to its own section do to completely moving away from the topic at hand lol. --Ichi (Talk) 17:31, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Submit an Texture Pack[edit]

Hey! I'm new on the wiki (but not new on minecraft though), and wanted to submit my 32x32 Texture pack, which is finished recently with support of the latest update. I just wanted to know (since i never used a wiki before), can i just edit the texture pack listing page and make a line for my texture pack, or do i have to send/give the pack to you, and you will add the pack to the list?

Thank you Victor Vickal89 06:51, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello Victor, and welcome to the wiki!
You can feel free to add a line about your texture pack to the appropriate page yourself; I don't do much with those pages, but I din't think there's any sort of vetting process for adding new texture packs. I can say it would probably help all around, though, if you've also posted a thread for your texture pack on the forum.
Again, welcome to the wiki, and I hope you stick around for a while! If you need any help, please feel free to ask! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:19, 5 July 2012 (UTC)


Hello I tried to make an account in minecraftwiki but i put the wrong email for the verification cold is there anyway you could change that? the username i selected is TwoMoonZLive and the email i put was but i need in there instead to get the verification if you could do that please thank you. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 19:17, 5 July 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi, you should be able to change your email by logging in and visiting Special:Preferences. However, I've never played around with changing the email on an account when the email is unverified, so if it doesn't let you or something, all I can do is to tell you to ask Wynthyst to forward your report to the Curse techs, who can hopefully reset your email for you. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:21, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
He should be able to do it that way. I had the same problem and changed it in the "E-mail options". BTW I was about to add the IP and save page right when you go saved the changes lol. --Ichi (Talk) 19:29, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Yeah i still didnt get a verification to Yeah could you forward the message because the verification did not send to the email i changed it to and sorry i didnt write back on the other post i didnt know how to get back to it –Preceding unsigned comment was added by TwoMoonZLive (Talk|Contribs) 14:44, July 5, 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Just click on "Edit" by the title header. make sure you save the page at the bottom before you hit "Send email". --Ichi (Talk) 19:50, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

I can not find the "send email" button in preferences. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by TwoMoonZLive (Talk|Contribs) 14:59, July 5, 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Preferemces "E-mail confirmation" SHould be just below where you enter your e-mail in "E-mail options". --Ichi (Talk) 20:04, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

log in error[edit]

I can't make an account. The website says I did not complete the requiments, but I did. My name for the xbox is Zombiebasher321. If that don't work, try it all lowercase. Possibly at 7:00 today or something like that I'll invite you to a party and could you help me then. Also, I live in tennessee, just incase if we live in different time zones. Thanks for helping me out. sorry about the wrong typing place. The website you gave me did not work. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 19:12, 6 July 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

What website? This one (the wiki)? The forum? Some other site?
As I've said before on this page, I don't have a working Xbox, much less Minecraft for Xbox, so I can't help anyone with anything on it. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:37, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
I think he mixed us up man. I'll take care of him... Again... --Ichi (Talk) 20:04, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Early Infdev[edit]

Do you know anyone who has the Infdev Minecraft Infdev (27th of February, 2010) jar? If so give me the link, If you have it, get a mediafire account, title the file EInf, and give me the link. Thanks! :) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 00:05, 11 July 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I don't know if there are any remaining copies of the Minecraft.jar file from that particular version anywhere in the world, actually. MCNostalgia, though, allows you to downgrade your copy of Minecraft to a version of Infdev released just a few days before the version you're looking for. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:41, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
That's indev, right? Well, anyway, I have that version, but the title screen looks completely like indev and it kicks me back to the title screen. Are you sure the infdev 2-27-10 had anti theft and had a title screen exactly like indev? (Otherwise it is not.) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 20:56, 11 July 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
MCNostalgia has one version from Indev and one from Infdev. Other than that, I can't tell you anything about them, since I started playing Minecraft in Alpha and have never looked too deeply into pre-Alpha versions. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:47, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Minecraft Forum[edit]

Minecraft forum won't let me create an account when I've followed all the account making rules! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 20:53, 11 July 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I can't really offer any support for registering on the forum; you should probably ask Wynthyst. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:47, 11 July 2012 (UTC)


I was wondering, do you have those old creeper sounds that sound like drums or do you know anyone else who has them? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Tables (Talk|Contribs) 21:01, 11 July 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

No. It's my understanding that most of the sounds in Minecraft are web resources that are just cached on your machine, so tools like MCNostalgia won't get you old sounds. I would suggest looking through older Youtube videos; people occasionally upload videos with the raw sounds for various reasons. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:47, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Login Cookies[edit]

I enabled cookies and wiki won't let me login! I reset my password and everything but it won't let me login! I know I'm not blocked because I haven't done anything wrong! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 17:25, 12 July 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I'm not sure how much I can help you with logging in, but I can check to see if your account has been blocked if you want; you'll just have to tell me your account name (but not the password or email, I don't need those). Other than that, though, what message do you get when you try to log in? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:29, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Reporting velvetpro for vandalism on 12w27a bug page[edit]

[A] there are no jukebox minecars

  • Especially annoying on those long minecart trips –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Djerun (Talk|Contribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~
  • This is a feature request and does not belong on this page. Was already deleted today. --Kumasasa 21:37, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
  • I agree, but maybe we should make it a [N] ; I think it's good as comic relief. -- 19:37, 14 July 2012 (UTC) (Featherwinglove)
  • You mustn't use Mojang labels! --velvetpro 06:10, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
  • I have not violated any rules and your name does not appear on admin pages. Modifying the text of another contributor is very rude and may be considered vandalism (Note: for Dinoguy1000 talk page clip, I have restored it.) I am therefore reporting you to the wiki administration.

Note: I have restored the changes he made to my text for this version, it should be obvious that I would not strike out my own text unless it's part of a point, such as when I'm talking about the world universe of 0x10c (I have not yet done so in a Minecraft venue.)

-- Featherwinglove 22:24, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi Featherwinglove, I'm really not sure what you want me to do here. I don't really think that has much of a place on the bug list, since it's a feature request, but when I say that, I am only speaking as a fellow editor, and one that really doesn't have much to do with the bug lists in general. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:33, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Of mice and achievement templates[edit]

Thanks for fixing that up. I'm gonna probably head off to dreamland shortly, so feel free to implement some more of the achievements (nudge nudge wink wink). Darkid 03:15, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

I appreciate the implication, but I can't tonight; I've got church in the morning and so need to get to bed early. ;)
Other than that, I have a strong suspicion that there's a simpler way to do this that doesn't require one subtemplate per achievement, but I can't quite suss it out... I'll have to think on it for a while. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:05, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Creepy things in 1.3.1[edit]

Hello, I would like to tell you this odd story of mine and my cousins adventures in the new 1.3.1. I didn't know if it could be a bug or something.

It all started when me and my cousin wanted to play the new update on august 1st. I downloaded the latest server file. I opened it and it made all the server files and generated a new 1.3.1 world. My cousin couldn't join me on my server because I had issues with hamachi, so in the end we went to his server. I gave him the folder with ALL the files I had and he launched the server from the exact same folder. We started to explore the world, tried to find a good spot to settle down. Half of the minecraft day pasted and I spotted a nice hill, on which we could settle down. We stated to gather wood and started to make the house as well. Night came quickly upon us. We continued to build the house so we could have a bit more of defense from the monsters. While I was building I spotted something really weird in the distance... It looked like a city, that a real player would make. The thing that fell in my eyes the most were a gold tower. Asked my cousin if could see it but he said he couldn't, he plays on normal render distance unlike me. We decided to go check it out in the morning, when the monsters are gone, the forest is quite dense. Day came and we went there. When we arrived it was really a "city" build by a real player. As we were exploring I spotted a banner on a building... It said "t3c". It was the famous parkour map. We didn't know how it could have gotten here. I generated a completely new world with the server! I never had the t3c map on my pc, I gave only see let's plays of it! As we we were leaving I noticed that a part of the map is cut off, I don't know how much exactly. The whole map was one block above see level as well. We decided not to go there anymore because it has things that we shouldn't have right now, like gold blocks, golden apples etc. Later on, as I was continuing to make my house, my cousin went to look for chickens, because we wanted to make a book and quill. At some point he made my write down my coordinates, so we could get back, and made me teleport to him. He found an entire line of chunks that were water, splitting the whole land in half! He turned right to continue his search for chickens while I went left to explore the split. A few blocks away the split cut an entire side of a mountain! We haven't found anything else weird since then... I am adding a link to a rar of the ENTIRE server. We live in (x43,y73,z153) and close to that you will find the t3c thing. Also in (x-25,y75,z510) you will find the water split.

I don't know if you believe me or not, because I could have edited the world. But I am telling you generated like that by it self!–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Aaartis2 (Talk|Contribs) 09:51, 2 August 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Thanks for the story, Aaartis2, but I'm really not sure why you told me; there's not much I can do about it. ;)
If you're just looking for possibilities on what happened, Minecraft will often "reuse" old chunks from deleted worlds when generating new worlds. This is a bug, and if it is the explanation, it probably would have happened on your machine, before you sent the world to your friend (though on the other hand, you said that you've never had the t3c map on your machine, so Minecraft might have grabbed deleted chunks from your friend's machine after he started up the server with the map you generated). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:42, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Tor IPs[edit]

Is there a list of known Tor IPs that we can block? There should be no reason for someone to legitimately edit from a tor address (same as proxies, which are already blocked). ultradude25 (T|C) at 09:19, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

There's actually a MediaWiki extension that the Wikimedia projects use for blocking Tor IPs, but it comes with some caveats, as listed on that page and Bugzilla (also, remind me later to add a "bugzilla:" IW prefix...). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:32, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Wrong IP[edit]

I have accidentally registered my account with the wrong IP. Is there a way to change it? HeroCC 13:11, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean you registered your account from a different computer than the one you intended to use? That shouldn't matter; you should be able to log in from any computer. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:03, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi Dinoguy![edit]

I have minecraft for Xbox an i was wondering if you had any building ideas for me. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 21:07, 11 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Unfortunately not; I'm not terribly creative. If you want to get some building ideas, I'd recommend watching some YouTube videos or looking through pictures on Minecraft design sites or something... or just pick a random idea and try building it! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:26, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks anyway!! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 21:43, 12 August 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Nether Portal help[edit]

I was playing minecraft xbox 360 edition on my map with my friend. We each made a Nether Portal in each of our houses. when I made mine, I went into it and obviously spawned in The Nether. Then when I went back into the Nether Portal to go back to my house, I spawn in my friends house. This keeps happening. Please try to give me a solution. Mikey –The preceding undated comment was added on 17:33, 17 August 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Well, I don't have the X-Box360 Edition of Minecraft, but I can somwhat help.
1, I don't know for sure why it does that, take a look and see Portal. 2, I have the same problem you have, I have a Portal in my Lumber Yard, and when I go to the Nether, Its just fine. But when I come back, it takes me to one of my NPC Villages! the weird thing is, is that the NPC Town is very far from the main Portal. ya that's weird. :P Well, Hope I could help. Bye.:) Spencer10APSC 21:07, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
The way portals link up with each other is a bit weird, but if you experiment with various placements of two different portals in the Nether you should eventually be able to get a system that works for you. This is about all the help I can offer, though. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:51, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

OK. Thank you! ~ Mikey

Banned for creating an account[edit]

Hi. My username is SteppyW.

The other afternoon, I attempted to create a curse/minecraft wiki/forums account, from my school. Minecraft is quite popular there, and it appears that, unknown to me, someone at my school has managed to get themselves IP banned.

When I created my account, everything followed as per normal, except that when went to verify my account, instead of the verification link working, it said this.

Sorry, you don't have permission for that! You have been banned from this forum. To appeal a forum ban please email, including your username and any information you feel may be relevant to your ban

I then left school, and traveled home, and tried to log in. My account was still banned.

I then recreated my account at home. (It somehow wasn't verified, so it didn't say i was already a member.

However, even with recreating the account, i am still banned

Please help.

Yours Sincerely

(I hope this is how you sign) SteppyW 09:19, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Why are you here? It even tells you how to appeal your ban in the message you just pasted... Forum accounts have nothing to do with the wiki. ultradude25 (T|C) at 09:49, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Hello SteppyW, unfortunately I can't offer help with accounts. My suggestion would be to email, as the email you received instructed. Sorry I couldn't help, and good luck! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:51, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Oh dear. Terribly sorry, I thought they were the same. Thank you for your time. SteppyW 05:18, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Help on your server[edit]

Hi I'm a mine craft player from Canada and I am great with pistons redsredstone minecarts etc. I have the Xbox 360 edition but do not have the computer version I would love to build machines on your server like the automatic animal breeder. If there is some way you could get me a free account I will help out your server! Contact me at –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 14:37, 22 August 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello Brandon, unfortunately there isn't any way for me to get free accounts for people (I don't have the money to purchase gift codes, and I don't have any special "ins" with anyone that could provide me with free codes), nor do I have any server set up or that I frequent. Sorry! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:03, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Missing page[edit]

The Dragon Egg page disappeared. It suggested me to contact an admin. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Gil2455526 (Talk|Contribs) 02:41, 24 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

That was caused by some database corruption that has also been affecting other pages over the past few weeks; Ultradude25 already fixed it. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:14, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi. I need some help[edit]

I understand that you might be the wrong person to ask but I don't really understand my way around Minecraft. I have a twelve year old brother (ooooo33333) that is really into this game. I understand there is nothing you can do about him being blocked from a server, but he had alot of diamonds that were given to him both from the creator of the server, and that he purchased. They have both been blocked. They were blocked because apparently a "griefer" killed him to take his possessions. He tried to get them back, the co-creator then locked him and his friend Frost3940 in "prison" because they wouldn't tell him how to get diamonds even though both of them had told the co-creator how to get these diamonds repeatedly. As far as my brother and I know the creator of this server is perfectly fine with them both being in his server. I was wondering if there was any way I could maybe report this co-creator or maybe talk to the creator about getting them unbanned or at least their possessions. It would be highly appreciated. The server name is Thank you so very much for your time and I hope to hear back from you. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 04:16, 26 August 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, unfortunately, as you noted there's really nothing I can do to help with servers. I don't know anything about this particular server and I doubt I know anyone connected to it; the only suggestion I can offer is to try googling the server name or URL and see if you can find information and contact details for the creator or for another op who might be willing to listen to your case. Sorry, and good luck! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:52, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

IKJames and other things.[edit]

Hey Dinoguy1000, I have a question. Remember when you told me that IKJames was inactive? I have a question about that, as said here,

"IKJames is inactive. IKJames has not edited since June 2011, so he will probably not receive any comments left here. Please keep this in mind before leaving a comment."

I also notced this message to FMR Administrator Miclee,

"I have removed your Administrator privileges due to no contributions to the wiki being made from you in your period as an administrator. The logs show that you have performed 2 actions between September 2011 and February 2012, you have also contributed only 1 change during the same period. --Citricsquid 05:54, 21 February 2012 (UTC)"

(Reasonably specking) Should we do the same with IKJames, Or should we wait? Just curious. Also, I would like your thought about this; Do you think that all Wiki Admids here should have "Wiki Administrator", "Administrator" Or anything that can spec that they are Admids in there signature, or User Page-(Like yours) without having to go to the Directors page, or the Admin noticeboard? I don't know. Just a thought. And last, How do I change my signature? (I like your signature). Reply back when you can. Spencer10APSC 19:03, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

I really can't say whether it's better to remove the admin bit from an inactive admin account; this is something that is frequently debated on Wikipedia, for instance, so it's far from a settled issue overall. My only opinion on the matter is that if a formerly inactive editor starts editing again, and they had their admin bit removed because of their inactivity, they should be able to get it right back just by asking, unless there's a very good reason not to. As for the removal itself, I can say that only bureaucrats are actually able to remove (or grant) the admin bit, so even if I had a strong opinion on the matter, there wouldn't be anything I could do about it.
I don't think requiring such identification is necessary, and in most cases it also isn't really advisable: the position of administrator is purely a janitorial one, and other than the extra tools and responsibility, administrators are generally expected to behave as though they were just another editor (since that's arguably all they are). Adminship is not meant to be a trophy or status symbol, but if you announce it every time you leave a comment on a talk page (as you would if you had some sort of "administrator" tag in your signature), it will invariably lead to someone viewing it as such. I don't know if you pay any attention to me, but if you do, you'll notice that I almost never mention that I actually am an administrator; it usually doesn't have any relevance to the work I'm doing and bringing it up in most discussions is equivalent to an appeal to authority, which is not the way to "win" a discussion.
You can customize your signature by visiting your preferences and changing the text in the "New signature" textbox. Note that if you do, you also have to check the "Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)" checkbox immediately below it, since otherwise MediaWiki will treat the textbox's contents as your username.
When customizing, you can use HTML and wikitext, but keep in mind that there's a hard 255-character length limit, and using templates or images in your signature is generally discouraged. It's also considered good etiquette to make sure there's a link to your user or talk page in your signature. If you need any more help, please ask! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:56, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Ah, Interesting. That makes since. By the way, I thought that Administrators had more authority than bureaucrats, Even tho I did not know for sure what they were. Also, (Relay hope you don't mind me asking). But I have one more question, What is minimal requirement age for a Bureaucrat/Administrator? (I'm not asking your age) Not just here, But the average site. (Note, I do not want to be a Admind Any time soon. Unless of course, You, or another Bureau/Admind asks me to be one (Or however it works)). Just find it interesting and nice that some admids like Kizzycocoa And IKJames are under 21. I just think that's... Odd, But in a good way. Thanks for telling me these nice facts. Spencer10APSC 18:52, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't say that either role has any intrinsic authority, necessarily. Administrators have tools that help keep the wiki clean, e.g. being able to delete or protect pages and block users, whereas bureaucrats only have the ability to grant and revoke admin privileges (though on all the wikis I've seen, bureaucrats have always also had the admin bit).
Age requirement is another interesting issue, and again, one without any easy answers. On one hand, it is trivial to demonstrate that younger people tend to be more immature than older people, but on the other hand, a person's maturity can vary vastly from person to person. So really, the best way to handle it is to ignore a person's age and instead look at their contributions and interactions with other people. As for me, I have no qualms about giving out my age; I just turned 24 earlier this month. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:17, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Ah, How nice, And interesting. Well Thanks for your help. :) Good night. ☎"To Protect And Moderate" (Spencer10APSC) 02:28, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

How to change a Signature's color[edit]

Uh, I'm just asking a lot. :$ But how do I change My Signature's Color? I want the Phone to be Black, The "To Fix And Moderate" To be Gold, And my name to be Green. Can you give me a code for those, and other colors? Thanks. ☎"To Protect And Moderate" (Spencer10APSC) 20:02, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Use <span style="color:color">text</span>. color can be given as HTML color names, like "red", "black", or "green", X11 colors (basically a whole bunch of extra color names), or hex triplets (e.g. "#080", for the orange in my signature). There are hundreds of web sites that allow you to visually choose colors and then give you the appropriate code to use that color in a web page, though I don't regularly use any such site, so I can't really offer any recommendation. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:36, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Mods page not working.[edit]

I don't know if this has been reported already, or if you are the person to inform, but the Mods page is not working. I opened the link from the main page, and it gave me a lot of french text that said: "The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found, named "Mods".Generally, this occurs by following a link to an outdated diff or history of a deleted page.If this is not the case, it may be a bug in the program. Please report it to an administrator without forgetting to indicate the URL of the link." (translated with Bing Translator) The URL is: 01:08, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

It should be fixed now. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:11, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Hello Dino,

I discovered this crash on the Mods page. Here is the link if you need: , I hope you will fix this soon :) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 14:15, 31 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Looks like it's already been fixed. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:43, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Account Help[edit]


I tried creating a account on the wiki. I filled in everything including the cat photos. When I clicked on "create account" it said I had the wrong confirmation code. Any help? thanks75.97.17.207Mikey

All I can tell you is to try again; you must've entered the code incorrectly (that happens to me a lot with CAPTCHAs a lot too). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:12, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Time I am here.[edit]

Just wanted to say that I will not be able to be here as much as I used to. I just wanted to let you know if I get any messages from you or anyone else, whatever the topic. Just thought that would be appropriate to say this. I still like to come here once and a wile, But sometimes I think I should just leave some things alone. I don't know. Just would like to let you know. P.S. I will work on my signature some other time. but thank you for all the support. Talk later :) ☎ "To Protect And Moderate" (Spencer10APSC) 15:03, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:13, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Your welcome. I do have time to say this; You have been more understanding (know what I mean when I talk to you, And however else you see it) and nicer then any other user. I also think that when I am here, that am just annoying sometimes, And when I try to fix it, It just makes it worse. :$ I try to do what ever the rules say, and fallow them, I sometimes try help any one who may need it. I guess I am not a very good editor. I am just going to wait and see what happens, I may just stop altogether (But I need time to think). Again, thank you very much. "Maybe I will get back on my feet, and things will go back to normal". (An old saying I once heard) Really hope you stay a admin for as long as you may stay. See my other message from my page. Edit: You can talk to me one last time, Before I leave, (I might come back someday). Good bye. ☎ "To Protect And Moderate" (Spencer10APSC) 21:42, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Well, I don't see any point in being short with a person if they seem like they're earnest, rather than just around to cause trouble. In addition, I enjoy helping people when they have questions or need help with something wiki-related. ;)
You shouldn't say you're not that good of an editor just based on that... If you're not confident in making one type of edit, you can always dial that back and try doing something else around the wiki. If you do want to quit editing here, though, you shouldn't let me stop you, though I would encourage you to keep in mind that this isn't the only wiki out there; not only are there wikis for basically anything you might be interested in, but there are also websites that allow you to create your own wiki (I suppose the largest would be Wikia, but it's far from the only one), if you'd like a less frenetic environment to experiment with the tools and with editing in general in. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:41, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Ban appeal[edit]

On about 8:09, September 8th 2012, the abuse filter automatically blocked my account User:TyroTech for posting what it calls a "large spam page" after saving my Userpage. I believe that to be a wrongful ban. A dump of the wiki-text from my userpage before it was banned can be found here, if it helps.

Thanks, 08:41, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

I've unblocked your account. If you want to avoid being blocked by the AbuseFilter again, I would suggest editing more before trying to create your userpage again, or not including the YouTube link when you create it. If there's anything else you need, or if you have any questions, please ask. Sorry about the trouble, and happy editing! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:09, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Bug report[edit]

Hi i want to post videos from minecraft bug reports. what should i do? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Selts2 (Talk|Contribs) 19:11, 19 September 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi Selts2, I would suggest posting on Talk:Issues and asking for instructions there. I don't have much to do with that page, so I really can't help much. Sorry, and good luck! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:40, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Unanswered Question on Mods[edit]

Hey, I've had a post up on the community talk page for over a week. I would like to start contributing some pages, but not sure how to proceed. Maybe you could either read or suggest someone I could talk to for the answers? Here's the link Thanks MassNERDerer 17:15, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

What do I do if I get a 'can't access page' error?[edit]

It says to contact an administrator but I can't see how, except through here. The page I couldn't access is this: Wooden Door –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 20:43, 26 September 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, and sorry about that; it's a problem we've been experiencing on random pages for the past few months. It should be fixed now, though. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:32, 26 September 2012 (UTC)


I think equals signs still need to be escaped for some URLs, such as page diffs and many of the special pages. For example, try encoding Using {{Fullurl|Template:Fullurl/doc|curid=8864&diff=383405&oldid=144121}} produces, losing the diff parameters. Applying the same treatment to diff= as you did to action= should make that work. Special pages with parameters aren't linked to very often, and don't all have a paremeter in common, so escaping their equals signs may be necessary. -- Orthotope 07:44, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, in such cases, you still need to escape the equals signs; I only added a parameter for the case of the extra URL parameters starting with the "action" parameter, which should be the most common case by a reasonable margin. I considered adding parameters for the other URL parameters, but there are quite a few of them, and they're poorly-documented at best IIRC (not to mention that they may be changed or added to at any time, and at least a few of them are only valid in certain contexts...). Personally, I've never understood the point of using the template over the built-in {{fullurl:}} function anyways, since it does not save any typing whatsoever, and I certainly have no intention of ever using the template myself. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:47, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Suggestion for Fixing Problems that Numerous People Are Having[edit]

I have not been playing minecraft for very long, but I have come to enjoy the game with one exception, and that is the constant crashing. Through research and much time spent updating and modifying Minecraft, Java, my graphics drivers, etc., I have determined that the problem lies with the fact that Minecraft is simply not compatible with AMD Radeon drivers. I have done research online and there are numerous people in the same situation that I am. I have a Sony VAIO S Series laptop with Windows 7, 2.8 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics card with 1GB VRAM, 8GB RAM, and a 1080p HD display with 1920x1080 resolution. If it could be worked out so that there is a patch for Minecraft that will enable compatibility with these drivers, lots of people, including myself would be much happier with the Minecraft experience. As it is, I can run AOE 3 with full video capabilities but Minecraft crashes every 2-3 minutes on average. If this is a possibility I would appreciate it being developed. Thanks. 04:39, 30 September 2012 (UTC)dh2master

I appreciate your candor, but unfortunately there's nothing I can do in this regards: I am not a Minecraft developer, nor is any other regular contributor to this wiki or (AFAIK) the forum. Your best hope for getting this to Mojang, who can act on it, would be to post it in the forum and ask for help. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:12, 30 September 2012 (UTC)


So what happened to Ultradude? He's gone missing. :P --M0rphzone(talk) 06:09, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Whoa, so he has. I had no idea. This isn't the first time he's disappeared like this, but I don't think he was gone this long last time, so I've shot him an email asking what's up. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:18, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
I forgot to update here. He emailed back; he's simply been too busy IRL to do anything with the wiki, and he's getting ready to take a bit of a wikibreak anyways. So nothing wrong, just real life catching up. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:21, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Purple Default Block:[edit]

I just noted that so people do not spam the talk section saying "This isn't a block" or "It's a glitch, not a block" because we know that already. and it does not matter to me if it gets merged or not, like i care. I just created the page because it is a cool glitch. Trigger hurt 21:48, 5 October 2012 (UTC) Whoops, forgot to sign my post.

Well, it's not a glitch per se, but rather one built-in method the game uses to handle glitches. ;) That aside, a note is fine as long as it's on the talk page and it makes clear that discussion related to the merge is still okay. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:38, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Generic phone image[edit]

Since you are an admin, can you revert :File:Phone.svg to the image I uploaded and exercise your administrative power to protect the page from being reverted by immature kids like 007a83? I've already explained on the file talk page why the new image should be used, but he's just too stubborn and immature to listen. --M0rphzone(talk) 22:49, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

You have already asked Ultradude about this; at this point, I think what is needed is wider community input. I would recommend starting a discussion on the community portal and seeing which image the community prefers. In the meantime, I've added the image to my watchlist; if it starts getting reverted again I'll fully protect it - regardless of which version it is - until the discussion is resolved. Lastly, unless I'm mistaken, the licensing on the image refers specifically to the originally-uploaded iPhone lookalike version; is it correct for your version as well (in particular, did you make your version yourself (which allows you to license it however you like), or did you copy it from another site, or derive it from an image on another site (both of which require you to maintain the original licensing, and in both cases you need to link back to the source image), etc.)? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:20, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I originally asked him about it around 3 weeks ago, but he hasn't responded to any of my inquiries at all. As for the licensing, it's from Wikipedia as linked in the file description. That image is used in Wikipedia for generic smartphone articles, so I thought it should be a more appropriate image to use. I really don't see how it looks like an iPhone, since all smartphones pretty much look like that nowadays. And besides, that's not the point; I didn't upload it so we could use an iPhone-like image. --M0rphzone(talk) 06:07, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
As I said in my first reply, at this point you need to start a discussion with the wider community. I have no opinion on which image might be more appropriate for the wiki, though personally I prefer Ultradude's image since it is more realistically colored and doesn't have that monstrous border; in addition, it's PD (on that note, as long as that is the image which is live, the licensing needs to be adjusted appropriately) and I also notice that the Wikipedia image isn't actually used on any page - globally across all of Wikimedia - save a single project page on Meta. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:26, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
Man I can't believe I have to do something like this over some petty edit warring. But alright then, I'll do it anyway, even though it's a hassle trying to get community response from people who don't even participate. --M0rphzone(talk) 06:45, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
I find it ironic that you would refer to it as petty when you're one of the involved parties. Nevertheless, this is a standard dispute resolution step on many wikis large enough to need to worry about dispute resolution, so it will help you in the long run to get used to the idea. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:33, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
By the way, he hasn't responded because he's busy, not because he's ignoring it or doesn't care. --M0rphzone(talk) 06:59, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm aware of the possible reasons for Ultradude's silence on the topic. I don't see what difference it makes, though. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:33, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Server list[edit]

Someone reverted your server list removal, and then reverted again. --Kanegasi C 20:46, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

I've seen, but thanks for the heads-up. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:53, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

The mods page isn't working[edit]

The mods page isn't working. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 00:06, 16 October 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:35, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Issues with controls =)[edit]

Okay so almost a two weeks ago, I was casually playing on a server, and my 'destroy' control (I don't know what you choose to use for it, but it's most commonly 'Left Click' or 'First Button'). I noticed that first, but my shift key and killing mobs didn't work as well, but everything else was fine. This was just on that server, but then after a couple of days I couldn't do it in survivor or other servers and after this long it's starting to get really annoying. Have you had problems like this before? Mzmackenzie Mzmackenzie 03:19, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

That sounds like a problem with your computer or mouse. Is it only your left mouse button that's affected? Does it only happen in Minecraft? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:16, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Template:Version link[edit]

Can you please add a special prefix to the template so it accepts the word "Prerelease" with a dash? Like so: {{ #pos: {{{1}}} | Pre-release }}. Otherwise this: {{version link|Java Edition 1.4 Pre-release}} comes out like this: {{version link|Java Edition 1.4 Pre-release}}. -- Hower64 06:02, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Done. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:13, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

deleted and undeleted Report[edit] It says "Mods cannot be accessed. This is usually caused by a corruption in the latest version of the page and requires the page to be deleted and undeleted to fix it. Please report this on the admin noticeboard, making note of the page name. In the meantime, you can go to the history and click the topmost history entry to see the page."

Thanks, clonexDK. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 19:42, 29 October 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed, thanks. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:47, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Community sidebar[edit]

Is there any way to hide the community link sidebar?(The sidebar on the right ->) 8elliott 23:30, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Click this link and put the following two lines in that page:
div#curse-panel {display:none;}
div#bodyContent2 {margin-right:20px;}
--Kanegasi C 23:55, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! That's much better!☺ 8elliott 05:22, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

minecraft wiki - reported attack site[edit]


firefox popped in this site as reported attack site. a few hours ago it was OK, now I had to ignore the warning...

hope you can clarify this wiki's name ;)

cheers, mark –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 17:12, 1 November 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi mark, according to Wynthyst, this was caused by an ad provider's server(s); Curse has removed them from the rotation and are working with Google to get the flag removed, and in the meantime, the wikis should be perfectly safe to visit. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:21, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Lamb Chops and Apple Pie[edit]

I think minecraft should add lamb chops and apple pie. Because sometimes it is hard to find other mobs except sheep. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 06:00, 7 November 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Regardless of the merit of your ideas, the Minecraft Wiki is not the place to suggest new features for Minecraft; not only are none of the active editors here Mojang employees, but said employees generally don't pay any attention to comments left on the wiki. If you want to propose ideas, you'll have better luck using Twitter, emailing Mojang employees, or posting on the official bug tracker. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:38, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
@ If you want to, you can post your idea on Mcpantsonfire's or my ideas pages, just click Here to add a new section on Mcpantsonfire's page, or click Here to add it to mine. In all likelihood, noone important will see it, but it's just ideas. Trigger hurt 14:46, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Crafting / Crafting Blocks[edit]

Hi i notest that the link for the Crafting/Blocks links is broken :( and it sayed to contact a admin. I just wanted to tell you guys that just incase you did not know.

Also I am making a HD texture pack and i have alwaysed wondered how the textures packs get on wiki could you tell me please how that all works you can contact me at {{static link|}}

Thanks for your time.

Upcomeing | From Forums –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 21:19, 7 November 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed, thanks for reporting it. =)
Unfortunately, I don't know the work flow for the texture pack stuff on-wiki, so I'm not the person to ask. You may have better luck looking through some of the edits in the history of Texture Packs and seeing how others do it, or asking on the talk page. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:34, 7 November 2012 (UTC)


Sorry to bother you Dinoguy, but I think you're going to have to do something about 007a83's disruptive editing and revert warring. I've been patient about the image issue and avoided the revert war, except for the first time where he reverted with an unacceptable reason. As you've seen, he's been reverting nonstop and neglected to participate in the community discussion. As far as I'm know, he really should be temporarily blocked for disruptive editing and edit warring. If this is Wikipedia (and yes I know it's not), he would have been blocked a long time ago for disrupting the wiki and not having enough competence and maturity to act appropriately. --M0rphzone(talk) 23:24, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Pocket Edition version[edit]

Can you please update Template:Version for the Pocket Edition from 0.4.0 to 0.5.0? -- Hower64 05:58, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:59, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Wrongfully Blocked-Please Help![edit]

Hello Dinoguy1000 -

I am writing on behalf of my son. We are not sure what happened but he has been blocked from the multiplayer server "". When he attempts to get on we receive a message that states "Disconnected by server. Advertising." His username is "moshicreeper321".

Any assistance or guidance you can provide will my much appreciated.

My email address is

Thanks so much. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 15:59, 20 November 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, unfortunately, as the notice at the top of this page says, I cannot offer any assistance for server issues. Your best bet would be to attempt to get in touch with one of the server ops, who if nothing else could at least provide more information about the block. There are also plenty of other servers that could be played on; I personally would probably not consider it worth my time trying to get unblocked from a specific server when there're so many others to choose from. Sorry I couldn't be more help, and good luck! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:11, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Could I have a couple of renames please?[edit]

When I started working with Opaquer on anvil research, I made the mistake of putting my notes in {{static link|Mental Mouse/Anvil mechanics}}. Later I started on an actual rewrite of the Anvil mechanics page, and I had to put that in {{static link|Mental Mouse/Anvil rewrite}}, and it's been bugging me ever since. Could I trouble you to fix that up, moving {{static link|Mental Mouse/Anvil mechanics}} to {{static link|Talk:Mental Mouse/Anvil mechanics}}, then {{static link|Mental Mouse/Anvil rewrite}} to {{static link|Mental Mouse/Anvil mechanics}}? Naturally, I'd want the pages' history to go with them. --Mental Mouse 03:32, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Done, though I moved both pages to your userspace since userpage drafts shouldn't be in articlespace. Also note that the "Anvil rewrite" page has a talk page which I moved directly to {{static link|User talk:Mental Mouse/Anvil rewrite}}. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:35, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Sorry about the namespace thing, I've had trouble with that. I'll merge the leftover talk page into the new one, then mark it for deletion. --Mental Mouse 14:00, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Xbox 360 Edition version[edit]

Can you please update Template:Version for the Xbox 360 Edition from 1.2 to 1.2.1? -- Hower64 03:11, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:05, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Corrupt article[edit]

Wooden Planks seems to be corrupt. You can view, but trying to edit or access the latest diff brings up an error. -- Hower64 05:06, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:12, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Vandalism of the enderman page by User:Herobrine-is-REAL[edit]

The user: Herobrine-is-REAL (talkcontribslogsblock log) keeps vandalizing the Enderman page. Can you please do something about it? Thanks. View History: Revision history of "Enderman"

Edit: He Was vandalizing the page but someone fixed it later. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:35, 24 November 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Kizzycocoa blocked them for a month, and I increased it to an indef block. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:43, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

2 things...[edit]

Hey Dinoguy! 2 two things. one, I'm back! and two, Something weird is going on with the wiki, a note that reads something about ender pearls is appearing all over the place. even in the main page! just wanted to let you know. by the time you read this, it will probably be fixed by then. :) Glad to be back. ☎ "To Protect And Moderate" (Spencer10APSC) 00:24, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

An IP editor vandalized {{static link|Template:!}}, which I thought was impossible... -- Hower64 00:38, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
1:Woa! your a admid now!? Cool! Also, What happened to Dinoguy? is he taking a "wiki brake" too? 2: Your page reads as follows: "Hi there! I'm pretty stupid so if I've made a silly edit please leave a reminder on my talk page. Thanks, and happy editing." Really dude? I don't think you're stupid. or, have you not changed it yet. Again, I don't think you're stupid, You should not say that you are if you are not. :-)
I think he's just not online yet; he edited only yesterday after all. Alas, I am still quite inexperienced with wikis so I try to warn people if I do something stupid. Thank you, regardless. -- Hower64 01:07, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Hehe, Your welcome. By the way, How do you archive a page? I want to archive some of the stuff on my talk page. Can you give me an Idea how to do that? Thanks. ☎ "Minepedia!? Да я чувак!" (Spencer10APSC) 01:15, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Hi Spencer, welcome back. =)
As Hower said, I'm not on break or anything; I've just been out all day (and I've been having internet connection issues which were especially bad today, so I wasn't able to do much before I left). ;)
You can archive your talk page simply by creating a subpage in your user talkspace and copying the discussions you want archived from your talk page to the subpage. There's a few different names you can use for it; I'm partial to "Archive 1" (and so, my talk page archive starts with User talk:Dinoguy1000/Archive 1); then, when you decide the first archive page is full enough, you can just increment the number to end up with "Archive 2", and so forth. You should also link from your talk page to the archive, and it's usually a good idea to somehow note on the archive that it *is* an archive and that people should leave messages for you on your talk page instead of editing the archive.
Hower: the vandalism was possible because {{!}} wasn't protected; I've just done so.
ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:08, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Oh. O.O When I reverted the vandalism, the page said "This page has been protected so that only users with administrator privileges can edit it, because it is included in the following cascade-protected page: Minecraft Wiki". I even tried editing the page while logged out and I could not (because of above reason). Can you please explain this? -- Hower64 04:16, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
No, I really can't. The most I can offer is that cascading protection has always interacted a bit weirdly with the cache, meaning it should generally be used as a backup protection, instead of relying directly on it. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:20, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Oh, that sounds like a major bug. Thanks anyway. -- Hower64 04:24, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Indeed it is; to be sure, it hasn't gone unnoticed on the English Wikipedia. =/ ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:53, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Ja thanks. when ever I have time, I will keep editing. Maybe once a week. :P. But again thanks. =) Catch you guys later. ☎ "Minepedia!? Да я чувак!" (Spencer10APSC) 19:39, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Oh yeah... you can tell me if I'm annoying you with too many questions. I wouldn't be offended at all. 06:30, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Re: Reverting[edit]

Oh nothing, I just didn't properly import Ultradude's {{static link|User:Ultradude25/editableRollback.js|2=editableRollback}} script to the right page. I imported the script to {{static link|User:Hower64/editableRollback.js}} instead of my vector.js, so it didn't work. Complete fail on my part, sorry! -- Hower64 03:58, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Merging pages[edit]

What's the proper procedure for merging two pages? For example, Cheats and Commands are basically the same, so should I make sure all the content is on one page, then do a history merge (even though that would make the page diffs horribly confused)? For another example, Score has much less content than Experience, so would it make more sense to just delete it after combining the content? -- Orthotope 20:03, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Generally, history merges should only be used when correcting copy-paste page moves: as you pointed out, they make the page history horribly confusing in most other cases, and they're next to impossible to revert - someone has to go through the entire history up to the merge, diff-by-diff, and determine which of the original pages the diff belonged to.
On the other side of the equation, though, the Creative Commons license used for the content of this wiki requires attribution for all content be maintained, regardless of how much (or how little) history that content has, so deleting a page after merging its content into another page is a definite no-go. Instead, the merged page should be redirected to the merge target, and the merge action and merged page should be noted in the edit summary on the merge target when the merge is performed. Some editors also like to leave a note on the merge target's talk page specifying that a merge happened and the merged page that the content came from; this is probably a good idea to always do, but I could never get into the habit myself.
Back to history merging, on the Yu-Gi-Oh! wiki, there have been cases where I've performed a history merge where one or both pages had very few revisions (typically less than 5 or so) and very similar content, where there was a high probability that some or all of the content had previously been copied from one page to the other. Most cases here should be far more clear-cut on whether a history merge is warranted, but you may come across one or two cases that are much less clear; for these, you can rely on your own judgment, or if you're not sure, ask me or another admin.
Sorry for the length, and hope this helps some! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:16, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the length - in-depth responses are always useful. ;) -- Orthotope 21:01, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Then it's a good thing I'm so good at them (seriously, ask Cheesedude). =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:19, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Caption entry[edit]

Dinoguy, can you add an entry to {{entity}} for image captions? I'm not very familiar with template wikicode, so I don't want to screw up. I mainly want to add a caption entry to the template infobox so I can add a caption for describing the image in infoboxes such as the one in item (entity). Thanks - M0rphzone(talk) 02:49, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. Note that I haven't tested it, and the logic around the first image is pretty hairy, so it may not work as intended (or it just may break everything horribly =D ), so let me know if something seems off. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:12, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll test it out in my sandbox. M0rphzone(talk) 02:16, 27 December 2012 (UTC) wrong[edit]

I don't know if you have noticed but both the gold disk and the red disk have the same ID, not only that the witch egg spawns withers and the bat egg spawns enderdragons.

Craftiii4 23:24, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

My edit keeps getting removed[edit]

I have found an error on the Firework Star page, the recipe for a dyed firework star is, Gunpowder and Dye not Firework Star and Dye, I have edited this to the correct recipe 2 times and in both cases it was reverted back to the wrong recipe within 10 minutes. Is there a reason why my edit is being removed? Could you please fix the recipe to the correct recipe?

thanks, --Prizna 12:55, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Did you read the article or my edit summaries? Adding dyes to a newly created firework star will produce a "Fade to color" effect. Admittedly, the color of the firework star used in the crafting grid should correspond to the outputted firework star to prevent this type of confusion. -- Hower64 13:08, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

where is the numbers of items?[edit]

hi im just wondering where can u find numbers of items? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 18:50, 23 December 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you talking about items' data values? In that case, you'll want Data values#Item IDs. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:06, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

HI! I created a Page! Look at it Please![edit]

Could you please approve it? Thanks. It's obviously just started: it's like three sentences long. But could you please approve it soon? Thanks. MINECRAFTER9000 03:16, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

That information is covered clearly in the first lines of the page the player, including two references from Notch. Also, pages don't need to be "approved", just properly created and maintained by the community. --Kanegasi C 04:53, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


I cant download the game for my son! Bought the card... no help on the website!!!!!!!!!!!!! No phone number to contact for help/support??? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 19:35, 26 December 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~ --Kanegasi C 21:37, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


Btw, I really think you should archive your talk page. M0rphzone(talk) 02:18, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, it probably wouldn't hurt. =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:59, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Old vandalism question.[edit]

Hey Dinoguy. its Spencer. I was looking around in the Version history of Ghast, and I found Nasty vandalism by the User Herobrine-is-REAL. the user may be gone, and the edits may be in the History "book", But I was wondering... Since it was that bad (given the fact that the edits were racist). Can you or someone delete it even from the page history? I don't want anyone else to see what I saw. Thanks in advance. ☎ "Minepedia!? Да я чувак!" (Spencer10APSC) 22:20, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

There is a way to do that, but that editor made quite a few edits before they were blocked, and it'd be a bit of a pain going through them to find the ones worth removing. If you want to point me to specific revisions (preferably via email), I can hide them, but I'm not going to just look through all the edits to find ones that should be hidden. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:33, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm not condoning the language used, but that incident was not the most horrible thing I've seen. Individual revision deletion has mostly been used for images, as thumbnails of every version are visible on the file page; text vandalism will only be seen when digging through the page diffs. Also, I'd hesitate to delete revisions for accountability purposes: it's hard to justify blocking someone for vandalism etc. if all the evidence has been hidden. -- Orthotope 09:48, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Same here; I've seen far worse than that, and heard about even worse. Spending time around some of the noticeboards on Wikipedia shows you all sorts of ridiculously nasty vandalism. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:43, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

I was also thinking about this...[edit]

I was also thinking about making a Wiki Tech Support page or something like that. Were admids and other expert wiki editors can answer wiki related questions and do other things. And maybe add a tech support personnel list. Just a random thought. I thought you would like to hear it. P.S. I think we already have some of those things. Now that I think about it. ☎ "Minepedia!? Да я чувак!" (Spencer10APSC) 22:27, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

We already sort-of have such a noticeboard, by way of the admin noticeboard and community portal; in addition, a number of editors, myself and most of the other admins included, can answer technical questions posed on our talk pages (and the ones that can't usually know they can turn to one that can). I don't think it would be worth the extra overhead involved in setting up and maintaining such a noticeboard, given the other options already available and the size of our community. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:36, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


I am not logged in right now, but its me Spencer. Thanks for telling me anyway. Ya That's Fine. Don't worry about it anymore. I guess its not as bad as you guys have seen. but again, thanks anyway. 19:51, 29 December 2012 (UTC)