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I wrote a reply on my talk page.kpreid 13:01, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Btw, one of the reasons why many of the common nouns are capitalized (e.g., the Player and Wooden Planks) is because the article titles are capitalized. It's easier and faster to directly link to the article name instead of involving a bunch of redirects. And I'd rather not do a bunch of unnecessary piping, and just leave it as is. I sort of consider them to be proper nouns because they are in-game things with specific names (tooltips), and aren't really like real-world counterparts. Edit: I'm going to go check the tooltips to see if they really are capitalized; if they aren't then there's going to be a lot of page renaming. - Asterick6 (talk) 01:02, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Update: Er yea, the reason why the article names are capitalized is because the tooltips are caps as well. Maybe we could tell Mojang to lowercase them, but I don't really care much about this. - Asterick6 (talk) 01:04, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

What's wrong with the player and wooden planks? Doesn't that redirecting occur in every redirect on Wikipedia anyway?
If you're are talking about the tooltips that come up when you mouse over an item they are obviously capitalized because they aren't part of a sentence and they're on their own. However, in the patch notes that come up in the launcher and everywhere else, item names aren't capitalized. Hower64 01:13, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Hower, since you are updating and saving the pages anyways, just pipe the links to point directly to the article instead of making them all redirect. It takes little effort to do. - Asterick6 (talk) 04:46, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

If you say so. Hower64 04:56, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
Well if you want to fix them go ahead, but try to use piped links instead of redirects. I just think it's better to arrive directly at the target page instead of being redirected unnecessarily. - Asterick6 (talk) 01:33, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
The wiki automatically capitalizes the first letter of page names; wood and Wood are equivalent, so you never need to have [[Wood|wood]]. However, wooden plank needs a redirect or piped link to reach Wooden Plank. A compromise might be to put only links in title case (and preferably only link terms the first time they're used in an article), but that has the same old problem of appearing inconsistent. I don't see any ideal solution to this; having redirects for multiple-word pages is the least effort for editors, as many of them already exist. I'm not sure about how much they affect performance/server load, but Wyntyst or one of the other admins should know. -- Orthotope 01:46, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
(Yes I already knew about wikilinking since I started editing Wikipedia more than a year ago). I've heard that redirecting may cause servers to be slightly slower, but Ultradude says there's pretty much no difference. Editing the article to fix existing links causes more server load than using the redirect/original link. Having consistent and proper style/capitalization is more important anyways. - Asterick6 (talk) 02:53, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Off-topic content[edit]

Hey Hower, when you remove off-topic content, make sure to move/merge it into the intended article. In the case of emerald, the content would be moved/merged to the Emerald Ore article. - Asterick6 (talk) 00:51, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Sure, thanks for reminding me! Hower64 00:58, 10 June 2012 (UTC)


Hey, also make sure not to leave out the details when you're converting to the template as well. For example, you removed the part about the Zombie Pigman never forgiving the player when they were initially added in 1.2.0. This causes the reader to lose context about the changes. - Asterick6 (talk) 01:13, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Another example: you didn't include the content about cow horns being added to the texture. Make sure not to leave stuff out when converting! Thanks for starting the conversion process though. - Asterick6 (talk) 03:38, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

I fixed the cow page, thanks! Hower64 06:01, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Nice one! You found a screenshot for it. - Asterick6 (talk) 06:04, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming section[edit]

Hey Hower, make sure you get the versions in the correct section because you're putting already-released snapshot versions into the upcoming section. Check Version history/Development versions whenever you aren't sure if the snapshot was officially released yet. Thanks - Asterick6 (talk) 23:18, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Re: Article style[edit]

I have been working with wikis for several years, learning standard wiki format and rules from administrators strict in such policies. Since I came to this wiki, I would correct names in this fashion on most pages I edit. Having talked to administrators about edits whilst making such edits, they did not give notice. Considering how such naming complicates multi-word article hyperlinks, it would be more efficient to keep correct capitalization. Furthermore, these are names. I was not badly reverting your edits - More so, undoing specific parts of your edit since they directly conflicted the way I had articles previously. I could change this over the entire wiki, but this would of course take an excessive amount of time and difficulty considering the amount of activity here.

On the subject of Gallery placement, standard wiki policy dictates that Galleries go below above Trivia sections. I have discussed this directly with administrators, and although no preference was given, they were fine with moving Galleries in this fashion. Although I have not been able to do this correction on all articles as of yet, I will correct this on any article I come to edit. This error is very widespread on this wiki, but it can not be simply searched to find all instances, which is why it is still so prevalent. MegaScience 05:54, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

By 'below' you mean after right? As in gallery after trivia - which is the opposite of what you did. On the subject of capitalization however I wouldn't say that it's 'correct capitalization' to capitalize every in-game item because Mojang never does that. The inconvenience of piping every multi-worded link isn't that big in my opinion; it's not even entirely important. It would actually be more efficient to de-capitalize everything because most of the wiki currently treats in-game items as common nouns. Hower64 06:09, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Most of the Gallery sections I moved were originally put there by you. Therefore, by your argument, they should stay the way I put them until agreement can be made. Do you accept this? I will only revert the ones you had originally placed. MegaScience 07:32, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
What are you talking about? How is anyone going to reach an agreement if you haven't told anyone about your views on the style guide talk page. Besides, as you said yourself, "standard wiki policy dictates that Galleries go below Trivia sections". I'm just following standard procedure, you are the one who is changing stuff around without telling anyone else. Hower64 08:24, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Sorry. Thanks for pointing out that error. Anyway, I spoke with Ultradude25 on the IRC:
<ultradude25> It seems to make sense for the gallery to be above trivia
<ultradude25> Since trivia is sort of a after thought section: "and by the way, here's some other interesting stuff"
I understand this is not consensus. MegaScience 08:43, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm fine with either one I suppose, consistency is all that really matters. Hower64 09:42, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

About Snow Golem trivia[edit]

The trivia was not stating "They are snowmen," it was saying "In the code, despite being named Snow Golems by the game, they are named 'SnowMan' in the code."

a(sb.class, "MushroomCow", 96, 10489616, 12040119);
a(z.class, "SnowMan", 97);
a(zr.class, "Ozelot", 98, 15720061, 5653556);

I wasn't sure about adding it back, but that trivia has been there since around the time the players had access to them, and I don't see why we need to remove it. But I won't undo you - I already undid that IP. Do you get what I mean though? MegaScience 12:14, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

You do realize that it was duplicated trivia right? The exact same thing is said at the beginning of the trivia section. Whether or it is good enough trivia is debatable I guess though after seeing so much bad trivia on this wiki I've come to follow the Team Fortress wiki's trivia guidelines as we have none. Specifically one of the examples they use of poor trivia:

Poor trivia: The weapon is labeled 'wood_machete' in the game files.
It is rather obvious that the Tribalman's Shiv resembles a wooden machete. As such, noting that the game files call it this is not particularly interesting or surprising. While some in-game items may have revealing file names, this one does not.

Hower64 12:31, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

I didn't notice it was a duplicate. MegaScience 12:55, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about the blocking![edit]

I saw this, and thought you were spamming, but didn't see the undo comments. sorry for any inconvinience! --Kizzycocoa 00:00, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Changes I made[edit]

  • I recently made a change from 'have' to 'had'. When I review the sentence they were in I realised you were correct and it was in fact 'have'. Sorry for the stupid mistake Lordkane1st 05:02, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
No problem! I enjoy fixing those types of errors anyway :) Hower64 06:18, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

It's like looking into a mirror[edit]

I swear you're a long lost twin/clone or something. You always make the same types of edits I usually do. I'm usually on only a fraction of the time I used to be because of you. The petty vandalism or minor information that I usually undo is almost always caught by you now. Between the two of us I don't think anything gets by these days. --Moxxy 06:05, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm glad you feel that way. It's nice to know there are other people on this site stamping out badly made edits and minor vandalism. Hower64 06:18, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
I've been doing it on this wiki since June 2010 ;D --Moxxy 06:23, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for all your edits in the past 2 years :) Hower64 06:32, 10 August 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Citing sources#Inline citations & Wikipedia:Wikipedia:REFPUNC#Punctuation and footnotes. I was taught otherwise, but whatever. The only time people question how I edit is when the person who taught me isn't online and won't be online for a while to ask where SHE got that. And when I do get to ask her, it seems like I misinterpreted... --MegaScience 16:53, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Wiki griefers, How do they work.[edit]

For instance, Why would anyone stay up to say, I'm quoting "poop poop penis"?
I know right, maybe a Five year old or Someone drunk!
Anyways... You seem to be a great Moderator of Content going in and out of Minecraft Wiki pages!
Best Wishes
Arrran Weeviling –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Arrran Weeviling (Talk|Contribs) 23:18, 29 August 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Xbox 360 Edition[edit]

Your edit of Xbox 360 Edition had messed up the link box at top of the page. It seems to be fixed now. --Ichi (Talk) 04:08, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

I did not cause that. Hower64 07:08, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Remove all "See also" sections ?[edit]

Hi ! I saw you reverted my edits because the "see also" section is useless as all links are already set in the rest of the page. That's OK for me but ... doesn't this mean that "see also" sections should be removed from all the pages then ? Because all of the pages with "see also" sections do have most of the links in other sections too ... Missingno 26 08:46, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, any see also sections that only contain links that are already mentioned in the article should be removed. I have seen pages that have see also sections that link to proper articles though. (See WP:ALSO for more information.) Hower64 08:58, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
I have noticed this too, not cool man! --Halflifejoe 21:26, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Issue page creation[edit]

Hey, next time use {{tl|subst:Issues weekly}} for weekly updates, instead of using the one for the full update. There isn't much difference, but just use the one for meant for it. --M0rphzone(talk) (*How to remove sidebar*) 23:36, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

You do know how to use templates and substitute them correctly, right? --M0rphzone(talk) (*How to remove sidebar*) 23:50, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

What? Of course I do. I used {{subst:issues}} originally then I realized there was {{issues weekly}} so I just swapped them out. The change I made to the actual template was because I was going so quickly and made a mistake. No need to sound so patronizing, jeez. Hower64 01:32, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh lol, that's good. Just making sure you knew how it worked :P --M0rphzone(talk) (*How to remove sidebar*) 03:55, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

You are wrong.[edit]

You removed my change to the trivia and bugs sections in the beacon page, saying that it is clearly stated in the main article. Tell me, does '(or any combination of the 4)' sound very clear? I told that 'Despite using higher tier materials, the beacon works the same, therefor you are wasting resources using emerald blocks and emeralds instead of iron blocks and iron ingots. Trigger hurt 12:10, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Actually, I was referring to this line: "The type of block used does not affect the power, radius or abilities of the Beacon block, as long a they are iron, gold, emerald or diamond blocks." which is the last line under Beacon#Requirements/effects. -- Hower64 12:28, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
  • I see your point. I guess i just failed and didn't see it. (although i read it almost 5 times before...) Trigger hurt 13:16, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


Look he was giving input clearly stated several times, it is unnecessary information. Trigger hurt 15:02, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Your 1.4 Anchor[edit]

Shouldn't it be the other way, since it is a named major update? How about unnamed updates logged in Upcoming features, and named updates have their own page with a {{main}} link in Upcoming features. --Kanegasi C 15:12, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

As long as there isn't two change logs co-existing that constantly need to be kept in sync, yeah, sure. -- Hower64 15:20, 5 October 2012 (UTC)


You seem to have some kind of special hate to what changes i make. About half of them are undone by You, the other quarter by Kanegasi. I am confused, as no other people have undone my changes, besides one other person because i failed at typing something. Trigger hurt 15:24, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

  • However i understand the undoing of the ones i made on the iron block and so on, those my friend did, he doesn't have an email and cant make an account (he does not know how to). Trigger hurt 15:25, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Very interesting. First of all, I don't remember undoing anything you did. Second, you're admitting to sharing your account. Only you can use your account. See Wiki Rule #21.3. Either help your friend make an account or he doesn't edit at all. --Kanegasi C 15:47, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
I will like to note that it does seem to have a slightly higher blast resistance, back in 1.0 i was testing with iron blocks and TNT, i did this about 20 times, i wanted to make sure it was true. And despite the game files as proof, it seemed that the iron block was tougher than the diamond or gold blocks, and even if i am wrong and it was coincidental, it is still kind of weird that a block made of pure diamond is as strong as one made from gold. Trigger hurt 15:29, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
No hate at all, in fact, the only edits you've made that I have undone were the recent ones just mentioned and your edits of the beacon page, which, we've already gone through. I always justify any edits and you can always argue here if you disagree. -- Hower64 15:39, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Oh okay, it just seemed so because so many edits i make constantly get undone or changed. Trigger hurt 17:24, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Moving pages[edit]

Ups, will fix... SandroHc 13:49, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Done! SandroHc 14:29, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Stop assuming[edit]

"Use the Show preview button next time." Jesus, how many fucking times are you going to say that? Do you think I'm a noob at wiki editing? You really gotta stop assuming. You think I don't use the preview button? How obnoxious can you get? I couldn't figure out where the issue was because of the bunch of code/text, and I was in the process of reformatting it. But thanks for fixing it so quickly. Jeez, have some patience man. --M0rphzone(talk) 05:57, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

You don't have to be so angry, I was just giving a friendly reminder. Besides, if you used the Show preview button you would have seen the problem, so why did you save the page before fixing it? It took me a few seconds to locate it and it had been 10 minutes after you made the edit so I thought you hadn't noticed. -- Hower64 06:08, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
I was actually editing 3 articles at the same time: the program template, the program documentation, and the Minecraft article. The first edit I submitted in the template for the ratings fields wasn't correctly coded at first, so I had to fix that, but I'd already saved the Minecraft page. I'd hoped someone wouldn't update the article before I was done fixing the issues on both pages, but it looks like you did it before I could get to it. Sorry about the rant and attacks bro, but have some patience will you? It's like you think I'm incompetent or something. And you've repeated that line so many times I'm starting to think you have memory loss, (which you most likely do not). --M0rphzone(talk) 06:13, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've only said it one other time, to you. -- Hower64 06:26, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Skin Pack 3[edit]

Sorry, I didn't know. :P Also have you been able to figure out the remaining 3 skins? --Drybones Plague 02:14, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Halloween Pumpkins[edit]

I was watching a livestream of Minecraft, and when it hit 12 AM their time, mobs began spawning wearing pumpkins. This was Zombie Pigmen, Skeletons, Wither Skeletons at that point. Not only was it pumpkins, some were wearing Jack-O-Lantern. Considering how generic this is, noting it on a specific mobs page probably isn't good. It isn't that specific, and once the information outdates, adjusting several occurrences of the exact same information across the wiki isn't preferable. I think it'd be better on the Mobs page, or something more generic since this isn't as specific as one single mob. --MegaScience 06:01, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

According to the code, Zombies, Zombie Pigmen, Skeletons, and Wither Skeletons have a 25% chance of wearing a pumpkin (if they didn't spawn with a helmet); 10% will have a jack-o-lantern instead. Also, local system time is used, so this can be seen at any point by setting your computer's clock to October 31st. -- Orthotope 06:48, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
But it only affects 4 out of 31 mobs so I don't see the problem with it being noted as interesting trivia on those four pages. Also, I don't think the information will change very often or at all, and if so, editing 4 pages doesn't seem so bad. -- Hower64 05:06, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

RE: Hamachi LAN[edit]

I realize my mistake please forgive me for that, As of a result I have removed the video from the 'multiplayer' page and added a new page under technical tutorials called 'Hamachi Connection LAN'

The LAN is not covered in the 'Setting up a VPN (Hamachi)' that is for server not LAN server is different and hamachi LAN must be setup differently. Anyway I have removed the video from the 'Multiplayer' page and there is just a statement there now that says it is possible for Hamachi LAN and where you can find the tutorial.

Sorry for the Inconvenience AnthonyD98

Ohh I will sign my name for each post I understand now.

AnthonyD98 07:03, 8 November 2012 (UTC) Edited by: AnthonyD98 03:52, 18 May 2013 (UTC) - Fixed grammatical errors.


Thank you for undoing the vandalisem to my talk page (please over look any misspelling im using IE on my Xbox 360 atm). --Ichi (Talk) 23:32, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

1.2.3 Upcoming Features[edit]

The Release Date column on the Xbox 360 Edition Upcoming Features page IS NOT USELESS, IF IT WAS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DELETED ON THE Upcoming Features page for the PC and the iPhone/iPod/iPad edition page.

RTGM007 2 16:48, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

If you understood what Hower64 said in his edit summary, it is useless for the Xbox 360, and shouldn't be on the Pocket Edition page either due to the same reason, which is Mojang has no control over the release date. It is useful for the PC version since Mojang has complete control over the release date with no room for speculation. --Kanegasi C 01:55, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to the team![edit]

Welcome to the MCW admin team. If you have any questions please feel free to ask! -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 06:01, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! I sure will. -- Hower64 06:06, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Welcome from me, too! I can help out with any questions you might have regarding the tools, so please don't hesitate to ask! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 10:18, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Considering how versed you are with wikis, I'll definitely ask you if I need any help. Thanks! -- Hower64 10:38, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Undoing an edit to a template[edit]

I'm trying to find the administrator here that was online most recently, with the hopes that they can undo an edit to Template:!... Specifically the edit adds text to all pages that use the template, such as the main page. I tried to undo the edit myself but I do not have adequate permissions (which is odd, considering it was an IP user that made the edit in the first place). In any case, I hope this message reaches someone who can help fix the issue.

-- LostInRiverview 00:03, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. Sorry for the delay. -- Hower64 00:52, 5 December 2012 (UTC)


Are you having trouble figuring out reverting? It looks like you were testing something on your userpage; I can probably explain if you want. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:46, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Oh nothing, I just didn't properly import Ultradude's editableRollback script to the right page. I imported the script to 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)
Aah, okay then. That's no problem, don't worry about it. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:16, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

The gameplay icon compression.[edit]

When you compressed the file it getted reverted to the Windows XP mouse. Please fix it, and don't compress it delete duplicated files instead. :-)metarmaskIn CRM archaeology one common way of exploring an area that has not been surveyed is shovel testing. 11:02, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Your cache hasn't updated yet; I compressed the correct file. -- Hower64 11:13, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Oops, updated! Sorry. metarmaskIn CRM archaeology one common way of exploring an area that has not been surveyed is shovel testing. 14:11, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

What's wrong with the windows XP mouse? I and some others still use Windows XP. Should it maybe be a GIF with both mouses instead? #trigger_hurt(I|T|C) Check out my project! 14:09, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

I don't know how to put references I have tried[edit]

Please help me then –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Joash 3 (Talk|Contribs) 11:48, 12 December 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

"Minecraftian Gods"[edit]

You're able to protect the page so only sysops can recreate it, unless it doesn't let you/it's against the rules. ihaveamac 01:04, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

I should have done that earlier, thanks. -- Hower64 01:07, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Spam on 1234567890Number's page?[edit]

Hi Hower! I have a question. 1234567890Number has a bunch of stuff on his/her User page, and when I say a bunch, I mean a Bunch. I was wondering if it was Spam or something, also wanted to ask before I did anything. Thanks in advance. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 21:59, 21 December 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

It isn't spam; they just copy-pasted a bunch of articles together, which is allowed. -- Hower64 00:28, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay, Thanks. 17:36, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for Sprucing up my Magic Launcher page[edit]

I literally joined last night, so I needed that :). --M ( 15:26, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Protecting generic file names[edit]

I think that we should upload files to generic file names ([[:File:Photo.png]]) and they should be protected so people don't upload to these names. The files would say something like this. Should it happen? ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 08:02, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

I don't see why not, although I'm more concerned about people uploading files with the default screenshot title (see here and here). There's a blacklist in place to prevent this, but I guess people just ignore it. -- Hower64 08:28, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Well, we can upload files to the very generic names like File:Image.png, [[:File:Photo.jpg]], and others so we know they stay protected (in case something happens to the blacklist). ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 02:49, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Also, the list may need regex to detect the file names. I haven't used this part of MediaWiki, but it may be detecting if the file name is exactly 2012.png or something. Here's some pieces of regex that may work:
  • ^2011
  • ^2012
  • ^2013
Not so sure about these one:
  • ^201(1|2|3) <- this might not work
  • ^201[123]
ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 02:56, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
That's what I originally thought, but it does work; people just ignore it. The best we can do is make the notice more prominent, which I have just done. -- Hower64 03:03, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
So there's a way to bypass the file name blacklist? ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 03:07, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
I'd hardly call it bypassing, all the blacklist does is put a note under the filename box; you're still allowed to upload the file. Try it yourself. -- Hower64 03:13, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
[[:File:2012-12-16 16.54.44.png]]
Also, this wiki has the Title Blacklist extension, which may be able to prevent the files from being uploaded, not just show a warning. The blacklist is MediaWiki:Titleblacklist. "[[Something_on_wh33ls.]]" is automatically blocked from creation because it matches ".*on wh33ls.*". (it's about Willy on wheels) ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 03:23, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
I've added it to the title blacklist. (I assume I was able to upload the test image because admins override the blacklist.) -- Hower64 06:01, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Didn't work :( go ahead and delete my test image. --Kanegasi C 06:06, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Oh. :( -- Hower64 06:13, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the title blacklist doesn't apply to admins. If you want to test a change to the blacklist, you'll either have to register a non-admin account, or ask a non-admin to test for you. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 11:10, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

I'll upload a file at the same name as the older one to see if it's possible. ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 12:06, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

[[:File:2012-12-16 16.54.44.jpg]]
You should restrict not just .png, but .jpg, .jpeg, and other allowed extensions on this wiki. I only have access to iOS devices which force JPG uploads... ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 12:17, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Done. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 13:05, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
So the title blacklist will block the default screenshot names now instead of the bad-prefix warning, right? What kind of message does the user get when they're blocked by it? ultradude25Talk
13:51, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-forbidden-upload. It's currently set to allow uploading new versions of existing files, but not creation of new ones. Not sure how that works with previously-deleted files. -- Orthotope 19:57, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
I'll try uploading to these names until it's fixed. I looked at the current blacklist, and it looks like it might work this time. ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 06:09, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
I noticed in the blacklist, it has <reupload> on the line that should prevent these names. That means it won't protect uploading of new files like [[:File:2012-11-25 16.52.26.png]] I believe. ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 06:14, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
That just means people are allowed to upload on existing files with blocked names. ultradude25Talk
06:34, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Think before saying... I don't get how I uploaded a file again at [[:File:2012-11-25 16.52.26.png]]. Try hard-coding 2012 in, and see if that works. ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 06:39, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
That is a new file. Re-uploading means you upload a new version of an existing file, not just uploading on a previously deleted name. ultradude25Talk
07:12, 30 December 2012 (UTC)


I'm confused now. Earlier, someone said that the <reupload> allows reuploading to existing files, but this is a new file so it should have been blocked. Which one is right? :S ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 10:06, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

So it's reuploading that isn't blocked. How did my new file get past the blacklist though? ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 10:08, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Because the blacklist isn't working. And what is confusing? Everyone has told you exactly the same thing. Also, Kanegasi has already done some tests which have proven none of the new regex has worked thus far. - Hower64 10:30, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Kept thinking about it trying to sleep, so I found an online regex tester. The current code confirmed not working. Did some research and have something that will work:
Basically, it will match anything following this format: File:#-#-# #.#.#. with any amount of letters at the end. --Kanegasi C 12:30, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Edit: Made it a little shorter, and looking at all the versions of the blacklist, the originals by Hower64 were picking up a match, but only the beginning part of the title name. This string matches the whole name, which is probably why they didn't work. MW probably looks for a full match, if I understand it correctly. Also, the dash(-) means nothing if it isn't between a range inside of square brackets, so it doesn't need to be escaped. --Kanegasi C 20:39, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
I'll try it, but I don't see how any the regex used so far, minus the current one because it's missing .* at the front, wouldn't work. -- Hower64 00:25, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I attempted to upload a picture named "on rails.jpg" just to see if the blacklist works at all. It gave me the error "The title "File:On rails.jpg" has been banned from creation. It matches the following blacklist entry: .*on rails.*. Try my code again, but with a .* at each end and space in the middle:
.*(\d+-){2}\d+ (\d+\.){2}.*
I dropped the File: and the \w+ at the ends since the .* will take care of those. Hopefully this one will work. --Kanegasi C 02:27, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Edit: This is very frustrating lol. I'm going to try one more time. Dots, dots everywhere. .*-.*-.*\..*\..* We're going to match only the two dashes in the date and two dots in the time. After this one, I give up. --Kanegasi C 02:42, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
How about one more time, without the <reupload> tags? -- Hower64 02:53, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Sure. --Kanegasi C 02:54, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
"The title "File:2012-12-30 21.56.14.png" has been banned from creation. It matches the following blacklist entry: .*-.*-.*\..*\..*" --Kanegasi C 02:57, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Damn <reupload> tag. --Kanegasi C 02:58, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Okay, can you please try uploading a new version of one of your test files? -- Hower64 03:00, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Failed. Same blacklist entry. --Kanegasi C 03:03, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay, maybe specifying an error message for the <reupload> tag will fix it. Try uploading a new file and reuploading an old file again please? -- Hower64 03:06, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Tried reuploading, now it's ignoring that first rule and matching File:2012.+\.png. --Kanegasi C 03:08, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
And uploading new files matches the first rule? I think that means it works. -- Hower64 03:12, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
No, didn't test that, so I did. New uploads match the second rule. <reupload> tag looks like it's broken. --Kanegasi C 03:15, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Well we can't use it if no one can reupload badly named files. I'll remove the second rule, and we'll try one more time to be sure. -- Hower64 03:19, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
What do you mean? We can just move the file to another name. Also, doing a search, I found this, but it's an old revision and an old post. Maybe the initial install of this wiki was a little off or something? --Kanegasi C 03:24, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Oh, here's an idea to help with the reupload issue. Put the code back into MediaWiki:Filename-prefix-blacklist and adjust the message to warn that the reupload will be blocked and to just upload the new version to a more descriptive name. --Kanegasi C 03:28, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
The prefix warning doesn't seem to appear when you click the "Upload a new version of this file", though. I could add the warning to the error message itself, though I'm worried about not allowing anyone to upload new versions of badly named files. Thank you for the help, by the way. -- Hower64 03:48, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I'd say get Wynthyst's opinion about the broken <reupload> tag. We basically have three options: Block new and reuploads and force all bad names to be moved (make it a project even), update the MW software or something that fixes the tag, or get really creative and attention-grabbing with the Filename-bad-prefix message and hope people stop ignoring it. Also, glad to help :) --Kanegasi C 03:59, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I wonder if someone can edit MediaWiki:Common.js and/or MediaWiki:Common.css to hide the upload button if the warning displays. I'm not sure how to do it, but I'm sure it can be done. If not, try adding another prefix unrelated (like File:Test(anying)) and see if that will work. ihaveamac [talk¦edits] 04:20, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


Move Gamemodes pages[edit]

All the gamemode pages; Creative, Survival, Adventure are in pages titles including (game mode) which I consider unnecessary. I would move the pages but the actual "creative, Survival, Adventure" pages would have to be deleted. Extreme 03:18, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

I've moved Creative, Survival and Hardcore since they all redirect to the game mode pages and there are no other possible uses for the terms besides Survival (and in that case, the Survival game mode is clearly the primary topic and so a hatnote to [[Survival (disambiguation)]] is more appropriate). -- Hower64 02:28, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Can you get me started?[edit]

Hi there! I'm new. I really want to edit. But I don't want mess anything up on my first day. Can you get me started? P.S. I think this is how I sign my comment right? MentalMouse42 23:04, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Oh by the way, How do I change my sig? I want it to say: "MentalMouseGames!". Or Something. MentalMouse42 23:05, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

"This user's account in Minecraft is MentalMouse42." Am I missing something here? --Kanegasi C 23:10, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
1: What!?! That's Sucks! 2: I just made my Account as soon as I got to my Friend's place. 3: My lucky number is 42. forget the dump number! 4: but then again it could be my first Friend. MentalMouseGames! 23:18, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
If you haven't read them already, the welcome and help pages have useful links and information to get you started editing. I'd particularly note the Recent changes log, where you can view all the recent edits and revert any bad ones. -- Hower64 03:16, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you much! I have now made a new account. Did not want to confuse anyone. MentalMouseGames! 18:32, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Picture lisencing.[edit]

Recently you asked me to state the right licensing on my uploads, but how do I change them once they are on the wiki? Dax 04:49, 12 January 2013 (UTC)Dax


Hey person I don't know! It seems you've deleted my wiki page because you thought I was advertising or whatever. I'd just like to say I wasn't saying on there: "Hey! Come join my server!" And I did not put the IP to it anywhere in the text. The only reason I made that page was to use it with the VoxelBoards plugin which uses wikis to make custom signs and stuff like that in the server. VoxelBoards link:

So I was wondering (since I really wasn't advertising anything) could you revive that post or something so I could use the plugin in my server? Thanks in advance

P.S. If I come across as being rude in any way i honestly don't mean it I just want to use the server plugin ;n; Chri3rulz 10:05, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

We don't allow articles about specific servers due to advertising and neutrality issues and because the wiki's purpose is to document the game, not the community. You are free to have the article anywhere in your userspace however, and that should hopefully still serve your purposes. I've restored the article at User:Chri3rulz/Wutcraft. Btw, the base URL for this wiki's API seems to be just — Hower64 11:08, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! Sorry for any inconveniences c:
Chri3rulz 19:10, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

PC Minecraft vs. Xbox[edit]

Hi Hower64, I've just recently purchased minecraft for the Xbox and have used the MineCraft wiki extensively, so I'll begin by thanking you for all of your contributions, and an even larger thanks should be given to all the other editors here. One difficulty I've had is that the articles are very unclear on whether or not the Xbox version behaves in a similar manner. For example Trading and The End make no mention of the fact that they are not currently a feature on the Xbox. This is especially difficult for me since in many cases, I haven't played the game long enough to know whether or not it doesn't exist for the xbox or if I just haven't discovered it. Consider in this case, Ocelot. I read elsewhere that Ocelot's are not a mob in the xbox version, but without having read that, I might have assumed I hadn't yet discovered one. With these things in mind, I think it would be great to create a project to clarify whether or not various pages accurately depict the Xbox article. I could help out, but I'm more wiki-knowledgeable than minecraft-knowledgeable so it would be necessary to find some regulars, and I don't really know how to do that. I've created an example template that could be used on articles until they have been updated at User:Ryan Vesey/Template:Not on Xbox. My thoughts are that the project could begin by tagging relevant pages with that. It would add articles to a category that would need to be created [[:Category:Articles needing Xbox update]]. The next, or concurrent, goal would be to update those pages to reflect what is and is not relevant to Xbox minecraft players. Ryan Vesey 20:17, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

If you have any further ideas on how to improve Xbox coverage on the wiki, I would suggest asking for the community's opinions at the community portal and/or creating a project for it, with a to-do list and information on how to contribute.
As for the issue with not being able to determine if something exists in the Xbox edition or not, since the Xbox edition is based on a previous version of the PC edition (bar some differences), you can determine if it's in the Xbox edition or not by checking when the feature was implemented. The history section, and for items, blocks and mobs, the infobox as well, should provide this information. If the item in question was implemented in the PC edition in a version newer than the version the Xbox edition is currently based (which is currently Java Edition 1.0.1), then it's obviously not in the Xbox edition.
It would be better however, if we kept an Xbox changelog alongside the PC changelog in all history sections, which currently, for the vast majority of articles, we don't. That way, it would simply be a matter of checking if there is an Xbox changelog in an item's history section at all, to determine if that item is in the Xbox edition or not. This could also be one of the goals of your project.
As for your template, I'm under the impression that it would be used on all articles which do not explicitly state which content is relevant to the Xbox edition, including articles with no relevant content at all (i.e., articles about items which do not exist yet in the Xbox edition). As started above, I would rather have people simply check the history section to determine if something is in the Xbox edition or not. If, however, you intended to only clarify content when, at the very least, the subject matter is already implemented in the Xbox edition, then I have no objections. — Hower64 07:18, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Problem with .svg files.[edit]

When I try to make a .svg file bigger, like this one, I get a 404 error.
I think this is a bug which should be fixed.
I do not know if you are the right person to tell this, oh well
--Dyon 11:50, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I have no idea. The issue has been brought up in the past, but I don't think anyone did anything about it. — Hower64 12:22, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Can Confirm. ILeon 12:27, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
It would be nice if you can get someone to fix it, it's annoying me for a couple of weeks now... --Dyon 12:29, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Wynthyst should know about the issue, but you could ask her again. — Hower64 04:23, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Minecraft 2.0 Mediafire URL[edit]

Is it allowed to share minecraft jar files on the Minecraft 2.0#Downloads downloads section? I don't think so... --Dyon 15:03, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it's allowed. The links provided were tweeted by Sacheverell and that tweet was retweeted by Dinnerbone. Dinnerbone also confirmed in two separate tweets that he retweeted, and one of those is reference 3 in that section. I left an editor's wikinote in that section explaining that the retweet of download links by a Mojangster is permission to distribute only these 2.0 jars. Distribution of the actual game is still against the TOS. Kanegasi C 16:16, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Did you do this?[edit]

Did you put [Template:Meeples10]] back up? If you did, THANK YOU! Meeples10 00:07, 25 April 2013 (UTC)


I was literally moments away from finishing the new doc page I was working on (with a new version of that template in a separate tab) when I saw it pop up in the channel feed. I at first thought I hit submit by accident or something. Crazy coincidence. Kanegasi C 06:26, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the inconvenience. :\ — Hower64 06:33, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Oh no, no inconvenience, I was just like... wait a minute. Your changes are better anyways, I was just going to make it one small sentence linking to Minecraft Wiki:Welcome. Kanegasi C 06:35, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Oh, okay :) — Hower64 06:47, 22 May 2013 (UTC)


Need help –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Grant (talkcontribs) 23:23, 18 June 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~


How did you get AWB to work here? I went into Options > Preferences > Sites (tab), then set it to "custom" and, yet I can't get it to work. If you know with this means, here's the problem it gives:

Bot API returned the following error: 'The login module requires a POST request'

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? Windows XP, AWB Thanks. :) Numbermaniac
Talk - Contribs
08:50, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

You forgot the www prefix in the url. — Hower64 10:56, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Is that all I missed?! Stupid me. Thanks. Numbermaniac
Talk - Contribs
21:44, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Should be. No problem :) — Hower64 06:22, 24 June 2013 (UTC)


Thanks so much. :) :D Seriously, what is it with some people?! Numbermaniac
Talk - Contribs
21:44, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

I don't know what was up with that guy, but I guess some people want other people to know that they're totally brainless. -- 04:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Generally vandals are stupid. Really stupid. Some of the brainless kids in my school say it is fun to vandalise Wikipedia. Lucky you can't edit Wikipedia anonymously from those computers. Numbermaniac
Talk - Contribs
04:58, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Some help, please?[edit]

Please, check it. All info here. Please, respond on that page or my talk page, so I can answer much faster. Thanks.–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Mitrill (talkcontribs) 15:28, 29 June 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

New css page[edit]

You can also user User:Hower64/Hydra.css -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 09:55, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Reply on Post "Spawner Farming"[edit]

Thank you Hower64. I'm sorry but I'm still new to this Wiki. I'd like it if you'd help me move the page. Thanks! P.S. Delete the link for [[Spawner Farming]] when you search for "Farming" --ChocoParrot (User:ChocoParrot) (talk) 11:47, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

New icon for gameplay category[edit]

Hi, Hower64. Can you add new icon for Gameplay category from - –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Mkuba50 (talkcontribs) 17:16, 11 March 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Done - uploaded as a new version of File:Gameplaycategory.png. -- Orthotopetalk 01:24, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I've missed that the comments are singed using "~~~~" ;_; --mkuba50 (talkcontribs) 18:46, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Seed (level generation) protection[edit]

Hi Hower64,

I have noticed that the page on this wiki called Seed (level generation) is currently semi-protected so that only registered users can edit it. Why is this so? It doesn't seem to make much sense, especially since it's a very short article. VeenM64 (talk) 17:42, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

There were issues with people – mostly unregistered IPs – spamming the page with various seeds and edit-warring over fansites listing seeds. -- Orthotopetalk 18:19, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Inactive admin[edit]

Hello! The community seems to support demoting admins who have been inactive for over a year, which you would qualify for, as your last wiki contribution was made almost 5 years ago, in November 2013. The proposal was initially made by Dinoguy1000, and seemed widely accepted by the community - the original proposal and responses can be found here. Please keep in mind that if you are demoted, you can request that your admin rights be added back anytime if you need them, and don't think of this as a punishment or something against you. In case you don't check the wiki anymore (which it seems like you don't based on your unresponded talk messages), I will also email you about this. You will have a week or so to respond to this. Thanks! :)-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.png 00:06, 30 May 2018 (UTC)