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Hay Stack[edit]

Sorry for the Hay Stack post, i was just playing minecraft with Mo's Creature mod, and i crafted one Hay Stack, i tough it was a new item, so i visited he's oficial topic at minecraftforums.net and there was nothing saying about he added Hay Stacks, so i tough it was an original item... Mod ≠ Blatant Lie

Template:Block[edit]

Quatroking, when the Templates for Items, etc were all consolidated into Template:Block, you introduced a categorization error because the Template includes a call to Category:Blocks in the includeitems tag. Items like Torch, etc use the Block template, and thus end up in the category (which has 89 members at the time that I write this. You may want to have a [[Category:{{{type}}}]] call instead. --Orne 18:32, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Quat isn't the one that did that; that would be me. I'll look into this, but your suggestion up top wouldn't work, as there would be too many sub-types people would use. Instead I'll work on a switch comparing what block type is used. I've been rather busy in real life as of late, considering my computer's motherboard is fried.— dαlus Contribs 06:39, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Nice to meet you![edit]

Quatro, You guys have done an amazing job with this wiki! I help run the gaming network on Wikia - which is some 30M uniques per month strong. I was hoping we could chat about a partnership, or to see if your community would be interested in allowing Wikia to host the wiki (absorb operating costs). Having Wikia host the wiki comes with several benefits - updated MW software, improved functionality, tech support, a gaming network to leverage out in building the best resource for Mine Craft. I would love to hear from you or Aera. You can reach me at Douglas (at) Wikia-inc.com. Cheers!! Xfevinco 18:47, 24 September 2010 (CDT)

Thanks for the offer, but one of the first things we all agreed on when starting Minepedia back in August '09 was that we'd never get bought up by a big company and especially Wikia. Sorry, but we're turning down your offer. We prefer to keep indie, just like Minecraft.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 10:57, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
You've already sold out to a big company... Curse. That being said, Wikia is worse.


I'm new here to Minepedia (so please pardon an apparent stranger speaking up), but have dealt with wikia quite a bit on a different gaming wiki (one of their largest). I suggest not taking the decision to move to wikia lightly... you may get their hosting, but wikia comes with a lot of baggage as well (sometimes instrusive ads, global rollout of features you might not want, etc.). Once you go to wikia and that autonomy is lost, there's no going back. They don't really interfere with the day-to-day administration of a wiki, but they do have a lot of rules you have to follow, including some mandatory front page layouts for ads and the like. --Lordebon 03:59, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

"Updated MW software"? Minepedia is already running MediaWiki 1.16.0, while Wikia runs 1.15.5. Of course Wikia doesn't have to upgrade to 1.16 yet if they're not ready, but it doesn't seem right to claim that as a benefit of moving Wikia when it's not really true. The fact that Minepedia is running 1.16 means that they've already managed to upgrade from a previous version. And Minepedia seems to have a fairly typical setup. If they need support, the MediaWiki community should be able to handle it. LordAndrew 16:02, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Runecraft information being removed.[edit]

There is a large amount on information being constantly removed from the runecraft page by people who want to keep it secret. Since they just keep undoing my undos nothing is being done. Could you please explain to them how this is a database and not a spoiler free guide?

Request for flag[edit]

I've been with wikipedia for nearly four years now, I know what I'm doing. I would like the flag that allows me to bypass the forced preview, please.— dαlus Contribs 02:32, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Sure, if only I could. Seems the nopreview flag somehow disappeared from the user rank management page, probably due to server moves and such. Lemme ask around.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 19:33, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank you.— dαlus Contribs 21:54, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

This has been bothering me ever since I saw it...[edit]

How is this even possible?— dαlus Contribs 04:07, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Back in august '09, the server had some weird IP issue that made all users 127.0.0.1.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 10:52, 5 November 2010 (CDT)

On another topic..[edit]

The edit window that is used in the vector skin is present in the monobook skin, and quite frankly it really pisses me off because of the way it works. Not only does it take longer to load, but when a item is copy-pasted into the window, the cursor is reset to where it use to be, instead of at the end of the text that was pasted in. Is there a chance for an option to restore the old edit window? It is possible at wikipedia.— dαlus Contribs 04:07, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Missing Unused Mob (Giants)[edit]

Under every mob page there is a navigation menu for other mobs. However, there is one Mob that is in the game but is unused, should it be added?--Nicknam4 02:23, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

do NOT miss details. he is talking about giants. while still being there, I believe they are prefixes, and do NOT deserve to be on that list.
there. next time Nicknam4, be more straight-up. unless you believe he will see it the same way. in which case, all your arguments are invalid.--Kizzycocoa 02:25, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

I am simply asking him if a missing mob should be added, which is the truth. Whether or not you think Giants are a real mob doesn't really matter at all. --Nicknam4 02:27, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

the fact is you missed it. end of. I'm tired and you're frustrating me. giants are prefixes in my eyes. quatro, if you think different, I will gladly allow it to be added. but I see them as prefix, as would 99% of the community.--Kizzycocoa 02:29, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm impressed that you can figure out what an entire community thinks without any data. If you think Giants are prefix mobs, that is ok, but if Giants are prefix mobs, wouldn't zombie pigmen be a prefix mob of pigmen? Anyway, if you feel it is still necessary to debate this topic, it would be best not to clutter Quatro's Talk page. Do so in the topic already made for that argument. --Nicknam4 21:34, 6 November 2010 (CDT)


I am thinking Giants are an unused mob and should be added, and Kizzy thinks they shouldn't because they can be considered a prefix mob. That is the bottom line.

  • Kizzycocoa, shut the fuck up and quit acting like the fucking retard you are goddamnit. Nicknam4, giants never really got into the game and only featured in a youtube movie of Notch. Hence, I don't really think it deserves its own page (it never made it into the game, we lack information, etc.) but it does deserve a quick mention on the mobs page. I'll add that when I come across it. Kizzycocoa, this is my talk page so when anyone asks me something, just shut the hell up and don't interfere unless you have something useful to add, for a change.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 06:11, 7 November 2010 (CST)
I realize this isn't wikipedia, but Kizzy, you really need to learn to be more civil with editors here. Going off on the attack at the get-go gets nothing but a flame war, and all that creates is disruption. Nick asked a fairly good-faith question, and in return you went on the offensive. I don't see how you can think that such behavior is acceptable.— dαlus Contribs 06:49, 8 November 2010 (CST)
I was tired. it was 2AM. I was annoyed at another moderator's behavior, and this user has been making semi-bad edits all day, not taking in giants are prefixes. my behavior then was bad, yes. however, I have seen far worse on this wiki, and not just by users. I'd say how I acted, while being a bit off, was not in any way bad. I thought the giant edit was bad, I said that, I explained 3+ times, and when they didn't listen and kept un-doing, I threatened a ban and told them to ask quatro, who I knew would see it the same way.
they then proceeded to ask quatro WITHOUT mentioning the subject was giants. I added the (GIANTS) part. he tried to be sneaky, and that -really- pissed me off. it would do so to anyone else who was dealing with him.
frankly, while my behavior was off, and I should not behave like that, my actions were civil. I removed the giant section. I replied more times than any sane moderator would. when it didn't sink it, I threatened a ban, and told them to ask quatro. when they tried to sneak it in a generic comment, I make it clearer. sure, I was pissed off, but that short time at 2AM felt like an eternity.
at no point did I swear or personally insult him. I used sarcasm and got a bit snarky, but that was the limit. and that will always be the limit for me.
I will now however encourage a separate talk section in my talk page. I don't feel it's right to spam this talk page.--Kizzycocoa 07:07, 8 November 2010 (CST)
Telling someone their arguments are invalid is not civil.— dαlus Contribs 16:21, 8 November 2010 (CST)
It's not civil, it's debate. I do think that the selective omission of the topic of giants was an underhanded move, and also that giants are in Minecraft as much as Herobrine is (and we all know how that turned out). Jaeil 23:20, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Hey again Quatro, I just wanted to point out that Giants are coded in the game, but the game never spawns them. For instance, if you use NBT edit to edit any mob (Or a mob spawner) and change it to Giant, it will create/spawn giants in the game. It's pretty fun. :) --Nicknam4 16:06, 10 November 2010 (CST)

Dude. Let it go. On a lighter note; I find this section hilarious. Especially the part where Daedalus goes off on Kizzy, while the edit before that was Quatroking himself swearing and cursing 'till kingdom come. Please, fella, be a bit more professional. Get into the wiki mind-state, pl0x. --Nao 5.11 16:26, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Although giants are encoded in-game, they're not in the game as an official mob and Notch hasn't added them, plans not to etc. etc. etc. So they stay in the mobs page as removed. On a lighter note as well: I also find this section hilarious too. --Rocĸetor talk 07:49, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Favicon[edit]

Are you the current site host? I shrank down the top-left logo to make a favicon for this site (discussed in the Community Portal. It has to be uploaded to the site's root directory, or linked to in an important file, so only really high-up admins can do it! JaffaCakeLover 07:46, 14 November 2010 (CST)

I don't know what i would call this[edit]

Quatroking, you are a really unprofessional admin, you act really immature, you delete topics that are vital to minecraft lore, and you act rude to your fellow admins, taking there admin rights just because they want a page brought back. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings or say you should give up your head adminess but you really should stop with this. Signed, --Golbolco (don't leave flames unsigned, it ruins the point.)

Remove mandatory preview #2[edit]

Hi, I'm Aclectasis, a newish user that has been doing a bit of work around here and intend on doing a lot more in the future. Over the last few weeks I've been dealing with the mandatory preview system on this wiki but once I've started doing mass editing tasks (even small ones) I've found it a colossal hindrance. Yes, I know why it's in place but I've addressed those issues in my summary of why it should be removed here, when I contacted Kizzy because he was the most active sysop on RC in the last few days.

As I said there, I'm hoping you're as open to discussion as I'd like because I think this is a much needed discussion. Most of my relevant points are on the given link.

Kind regards.  ACLECTASIS  08:22, 21 November 2010 (CST)

Herobrine[edit]

Quatroking, I understand if you hate Herobrine and the vandalism. But if you can delete the page, why not just lock it? It was voted 5:1 or some ridiculous amount FOR keeping Herobrine. Herobrine is a popular joke/tale in the community.

Please add the Herobrine page back, and lock/protect it. If not, at least please give me a copy of what it was so I can host a copy of it elsewhere.

Thanks. Kris18 14:50, 23 November 2010 (CST)


I agree.--SaiyanKirby 21:02, 23 November 2010 (UTC))
Correction. 19:2 --Kizzycocoa 21:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Another correction. 20:2 --Kizzycocoa 22:19, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
If it's any help, I just voted "for" as well and so now it's 20:2. Been watching the Herobrine discussion for a while now (since before I registered the account), and feel that there is value in keeping this page on a Wiki site, since this was an event in the history of MineCraft development that involved many players and that has gotten Notch's attention a few times. Skeleton/Silly tag or not, I do think there's a place for this page here. (also, darn you Kizzycocoa for editing so fast =p) --meioziz 16:21, 23 November 2010 (CST)
I will just re-edit this specific comment for every addition. it is strange. it didn't change much until this week.
21:2--Kizzycocoa 11:07, 26 November 2010 (CST)
It is sad that an article this well written and so connected to Minecraft's community has been deleted so unilaterally, because of the outspoken opinion of one person. Any hope we have of creating an autonomous community in Minepedia, alongside the game itself, is going to die if we don't let the wiki and its information flourish with the community.  ACLECTASIS  07:19, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
As far as Herobrine goes... I disagree with reinstating the page. He isn't in the game, he never has been. He might be in the game after a future update, but surely, whenever that happens we can recreate the page at that time? As it stands now, the page is useless; it doesn't pertain to anything concerning the game itself, but rather something someone made up. --Nao 5.11 16:30, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
If the page on Herobrine is reinstated then it opens the floodgates for a whole bunch of other pages about "Minecraft lore", such as the life history of the miner, the reason why he's on this world... such articles have already started appearing on the forums, let's not give people an opening to put them here as well. --DannyF1966 15:42, 27 November 2010 (CST)
Obviously you think people on the wiki (or the internet in general) have the collective will of a duck, or you wouldn't be so against giving them the democratic options to make those decisions on a case-by-case basis by themselves. If Herobrine was re-added as an article it would have only have been done so on the merit that it was decided by vote of the community (who run this place) that it should. That process would obviously happen to other deletion-worthy articles, if the articles fit within the classification of a deletion-worthy page. You know, like other, well run wikis?  ACLECTASIS  22:13, 28 November 2010 (CST)

Now it's 26:2 for keeping Herobrine. JesusChrist666 15:53, 1 March 2011 (UTC)JesusChrist666

Minepedia Translations[edit]

Hi!
Please, check this topic about Minepedia Translations: Minepedia - The_Minecraft Wiki!:Community portal#Minepedia_Translations

  • Hello Quatroking. I would like to ask you some question. I would like to translate the minepedia pages into dutch, so I can make topics in the dutch wiki, but then they are not connected to their english version. So how should i transate the pages? Will you help me with my question please. --Tomato 12:16, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Do you mean having the Languages sidebar link to articles on the english/german wiki? Thats easy, just add something like [[en:blocks]] at the end of an article, where you replace blocks with the name of the article. For example, if I were to make an article called "carrot" on the english wiki, I would put [[nl:wortel]] at the end of the article.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 13:54, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Okay thank you very mutch. Now I can start translating into Dutch. And I hope the Dutch side op the wiki will be active soon, so dutch players can get info in their own language. --Tomato 11:54, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
  • An update about my translation work: I just have connected al the existing Dutch pages to their foreign languages. But I now see there as one fake page in Dutch: Gebruiker:Kizzycocoa/Herobrine ( I don't understand any word of waht he is saying) and Air_(lucht) has to change in "Lucht" as title. Also I have a question about the templates availeble in Dutch. How do I use them or do I have to make them first? --Tomato 12:38, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
  • You can just copy the templates' source over. As for the articles, please use localized titles. For example, on the german awiki we have a lot of blocks called differently from the english wiki.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 17:13, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I need an admin who can update the main page of the dutch wiki. Its awful for the moment. Or someone have to give me the power to change it myself. --Tomato 17:18, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Vanity articles.[edit]

I thought vanity articles were against the rules.

they are. user: prefix articles however are not.--Kizzycocoa 22:14, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
I was refering to this.
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/index.php?title=Quatroking&oldid=11567
Look at the date of that revision, it's old. It redirects to User:Quatroking now. Even that's probably not necessary. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 18:37, 28 November 2010 (CST)

ru.minecraftwiki.net[edit]

Hello, i'm creator of Minecraft Overlay Encyclopaedia Kubik, i would like to open russian division of Minecraft wiki. Is it possible?

The main page table error[edit]

It appears that way because there is an error in the table coding. I could probably fix it, so give me a few.— dαlus Contribs 14:35, 20 December 2010 (CST)

I'll upload two examples since you apparently aren't seeing what I am.— dαlus Contribs 17:25, 21 December 2010 (CST)
What it currently is
What it's supposed to look like.
Here they are. You will notice that the general sidebar and upper userbar text is smaller than it should be, and there is a large margin between the sidebar and the article's tabs. This is because of faulty table/div coding.— dαlus Contribs 18:21, 21 December 2010 (CST)

Page deletion[edit]

Should Server hosts be deleted? Is it useful if other hosts are added to the table or is it just blatant adverstising? Metalhannes 01:59, 21 December 2010 (CST)

Nvm kizzycocoa took care of it. Metalhannes 03:17, 21 December 2010 (CST)

Adminitis[edit]

Your immediate block of Deathgleaner was completely uncalled for. he made a weak joke. That's it. Not vandalism. Don't be evil. Read this, take a break, think, stop being evil. [1] --JohnnyMadhouse 00:57, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

His behaviour was completely uncalled for. If it were any other userpage or article, I'd just block him as well. And in fact, yes, it is vandalism. His block will be lifted in a week or so, this has nothing to do with power abuse.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 19:15, 27 December 2010 (CST)
I think you're assuming bad intentions where none existed! I think it's far more likely that Deathgleaner saw some math, got impressed by it being over his head, and added a joking note to that effect. In my job as a high school biology teacher, I deal with young people all the time who joke in the same manner. The minecraft community as a whole is pretty young. Young people are impulsive and haven't learned to control the urge to make crappy jokes all that well yet. If you really believed this was vandalism, you'd maintain the block. Lessening the block to only a week says to me that you agree that you may have overreacted, but you're trying to save face. Saving face is a silly thing to be concerned about on a wiki. Just unban the guy. It's completely okay to make mistakes once in a while. --JohnnyMadhouse 19:27, 27 December 2010 (CST)
Oh, don't get me wrong, 50K days is obviously way too long and I just felt like making a point at the time (You reminded me to actually set the block back to a week). We usually deal out blocks of a week for these kind of annoyances, though we used to only deal out permanent blocks in the past. Not blocking the person at all only leads to more vandalism, blocking the person is more of a simple warning. People should learn that this kind of behaviour is bad and simply not accepted. As a teacher, you should understand that you can't just have a student yell "dicks" throughout the entire class without taking action.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 01:36, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
JohnnyMadhouse, what you have to ask yourself is: "Is contributing to the wiki worth all the effort and hassle in the first place?" Because I'm starting to think that while this wiki continues to be administered by a bunch of teenagers who have the diplomatic nuance of a creeper, it'll continue to be a place of petty bitching and fan-boyism (cake, anyone?) --DannyF1966 01:40, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
As a teacher, I understand that a student shouting 'dicks' should be told to shout 'penis' instead, because we are in biology class. Then they should write an essay about why euphemisms aren't permitted in science, because it could make an excellent learning oppourtunity and it would force them to use words they are uncomfortable with while still showing that I am in control and a pretty okay guy. At least, that's a successful strategy I have used in the past. All that aside, Deathgleaner wasn't exactly making the Minewiki equivalent of shouting 'dicks' at all! He made one inappropriate comment, not a whole string of them. Administration isn't about making people follow rules. It's about making people want to follow rules.
Danny, I understand what you are saying. Looking in the history of articles here is incredibly revealing. The admins have been running a Good Old Boys Club which serves as a perfect example of how people with very little power act when they think they have power. They're young. They'll learn, or they will fail in the real world. This is a good place for them to perhaps learn some lessons in how to not be evil before they discover they are unable to hold down jobs while calling coworkers or volunteers idiots and assuming they are all criminals. --JohnnyMadhouse 01:57, 28 December 2010 (UTC)


Copyrights[edit]

What copyrights have Minecraft wiki? My problem is I'm making my own another language version and I want to include some of graphics and text that I will translate. Is that unacceptable or I just need to write source below. Signed:Kretu

Scary 'warning' message[edit]

I notice you edited the Tectonicus page and slapped a huge, ugly warning message on it. I'd suggest that not only is it unnessesary but it's also very scare-mongering and likely to drive away users. It seems particularly unfair given that other 3rd party programs like Cartograph, OpenCraft, McMyAdmin, Multicraft and many others don't contain this.

Could you remove it please? Alternatively, could we have some consistancy and have *every* 3rd party tool labeled in the same way (even though I think it's unnessesary). And if it has to stay, can it be toned down so that it's not going to scare away users? (A more neutral colour and a more helpful message would help). Orangy Tang 10:59, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.

  • The disclaimer will stay, but we're happy to look into suggestions of making it less scary. We're enforcing this disclaimer on 3rd part software/mods because we don't want to be held responsible for any possible results of use, you see. Its kind of like a legal thing and insurance so we won't get hundreds of hatemail because some guy's savegame got borked.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 01:53, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
How about a little consistency then? I'm feeling unfairly targeted considering all the other 3rd party software (incomplete list above) doesn't have the same disclaimer. From a user's point of view that makes it looks like there's something specifically wrong with Tectonicus.
To make it less scary, the most obvious (and easy) change would be the colour. Something neutral like light blue would work, or the background colour used for 'contents' boxes. Orangy Tang 10:59, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Sorry about that, we're still busy adding the disclaimer to third party articles and a lot of them aren't categorized, making it a rather slow process. I'll try something out with the colors.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 11:03, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
In my opinion it looks just fine as it is now, if it was the same color as all the other templates people would have less chance of reading it. If I had to suggest a change it would be to add "use at your own risk" at the end of the notice, but other than that it looks fine. Jax-Kenobi 15:31, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Blatant Rule Violations[edit]

Hello! I'm new to this wiki, and was wondering what this place was like. After reading over the rules, I came across this page, and found something rather disconcerting!

"Kizzycocoa, shut the fuck up and quit acting like the fucking retard you are goddamnit. ... Kizzycocoa, this is my talk page so when anyone asks me something, just shut the hell up and don't interfere unless you have something useful to add, for a change."

Whoa! That language is way out of line, Mister or Missus! I'm afraid I'm going to have to cite rule number five, which clearly states, "Personal insults are NOT allowed." After looking around for a bit to see what else you've done to this wiki, it seems that you've been behaving like this for a long time now, and have been quite an active part of the community! Perhaps too active! I'm afraid that I'm going to have to notify a moderator or administrator of your behavior, and actions will be taken from there to determine what will happen to your account. In the future, I hope you'll remember to be an example of what a longstanding member of this community should be to others, not someone who goes out of their way to curse and swear at other users, directly insults them, spams and vandalizes users' articles and pages, makes hypocritical decisions regarding users' articles and pages that favors only those whose opinions and views match up with your own, and other such immature behavior. Remember: we're here to help one another, not to behave like children throwing temper tantrums over nothing! Aulous 21:09, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Lol. Afaik, he's *the* admin around here, bcrat and all. Only WebTM does any other promoting/demoting, and that's rare. And really, your tone comes across as rather condescending, so that's some marks against it. As to the actual complaint, it seems valid (actual personal attack) and that's a bad example, but part of Quatro's statement, the "don't answer for me on my own talk page" is also valid. --JonTheMon 21:29, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


Don't get me wrong, but this has actually been discussed in the wiki's IRC channel quite some time ago. As you may have also noticed, Kizzycocoa had been on thin ice for a while already and when I get pissed off, I get pissed off. To reply on "I'm afraid that I'm going to have to notify a moderator or administrator of your behavior, and actions will be taken from there to determine what will happen to your account.", I'm sorry to tell you that I'm the founder of the wiki and, well, I'm responsible for a lot of content on this wiki including the merge of the german wiki, several templates and some other things. I'm sorry for acting like that and I don't really like looking back to that, please remind me again if I happen to act like a dick somewhere in the future.--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 17:39, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Edit filter,[edit]

I see you added the extension. I know regex, so if you need help, I'd be glad to.— dαlus Contribs 23:07, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Admin?[edit]

Looking around, there doesn't appear to be any central process or location for requesting admin privileges, though judging by some other comments I found, you seem to be the main user granting/revoking them. Therefore, I'd like to know if there would be any problem with giving me admin privileges, mainly for template-related CSS and JS work? I am an experienced administrator with the bit on several other wikis, including Wikipedia, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia, and the XentaxWiki (feel free to leave a message on my talk page of any of these wikis, or to email me, if you'd like to confirm that the same individual who does in fact "own" these other accounts also "owns" the one being used to make this request). Thanks in advance, and feel free to ask any questions of me if you need more info! ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:06, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

  • I (after quick discussions with the other admins) mainly give out admin rights to those who've made a lot of good, useful contributions and don't seem like total jackasses. While you might be experienced on other wikis, that doesn't necessarily mean you're fit enough here. We simply can't see if you've "got what it takes", especially considering you have less than 20 edits. Stay active, contribute a lot and who knows, one day you might join the club :) (however, we are kind of in need of more administrators. I'll make sure to make note of you)--Quatroking - Garble Garble! 01:05, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your speedy response (and your graceful refusal!); that's fine. Just to make sure it's clear, though, I only asked for the bit for technical work; I have no interest in administrating users. ;) I'm not sure I'll actually end up being active enough around here to satisfy you and the other admins (I already spend most of my online time on the YGO Wikia), so I'll just have to live with making requests and letting one of you review and (if found appropriate) fulfill them. =) In the meantime, what would it take for me to get the nopreviewrequire bit? ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:05, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I would also be interested in what sort of CSS and JS work you had in mind. There is nothing stopping you from making personal adjustments, but anything global would have to have the consensus of the community, and therefore could be done by members of the current admin staff. There are no personal requests that are going to be implemented globally without discussion and consensus. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 04:42, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
As I said in my original request, it would be template-related (specifically, installing styles for {{Infobox}} and {{Navbox}} at first, and then waiting to see if there are any complaints, and if not, keeping an eye out for other template styles which would benefit from being moved to the site stylesheets). I have no intention of implementing personal adjustments in the site skin, and am well-versed in using my personal CSS and JS files. ;) ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 14:34, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
"[W]hat would it take for me to get the nopreviewrequire bit?" (not to sound like a broken record, but I never got an answer to this particular question ;) ) ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 03:37, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
well, currently that is not functioning properly. we are looking into the config to try to straighten it out, and then you should be able to set it as an option in preferences. As for adding styles for infoboxes, and navs, that is not something that you would be granted admin status to do. If you wish to propose style changes to these times, you can do so by creating personal style sheets for consideration. If the community approves an admin would transfer them to the global css. All styles should be discussed and receive community consensus. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 03:41, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
All right, that makes sense. As for the styles, I would have simply copied those from Wikipedia (where appropriate). This is what I normally do on wikis where the corresponding templates have also been copied from Wikipedia, and the styles have not been heavily modified. If this is how the community normally operates in regards to styles, though, I'd be willing to first implement the styles in my personal stylesheet and then propose the change. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:41, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

User:Pengmunk[edit]

This user is persistent on putting his video on Rain and Classic, despite being asked not to. --Gnu32 01:35, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Notice the horizontal scroll bar, the rest of the page on the right is blank (same color as the bottom part's background)

Can you help me? All the pages are bigger then they are soppost to be (Only in English, the other langueges work fine). Also at the top of the page it says "Warning": This page is 37 kilobytes long; some browsers may have problems editing pages approaching or longer than 32kb. So I think You should archive this page. --.Kj.am....talk.....contrib. 19:48, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

How do you mean, bigger than they are supposed to be? Could you provide a screenshot?--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 20:05, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
I mean all the pages on minepedia (In English) are twice as big as they are in other languages. I have to scroll horizontally and vertically to see the whole page. I hope this helped. --.Kj.am....talk.....contrib. 23:50, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
That sounds strange. Again, could you give me a screenshot?--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 12:49, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
My guess is you have accidentally zoomed your browser. If you look at the view menu you should see a zoom control. It should give you the option to reset the zoom. Zoom is specific to the domain, so even though it's set higher on the English site, it would still be default on the other languages. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 21:36, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
It happens with small resolution (or resized browser windows). – Scaler (t) 22:25, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm. This shouldn't be an issue as the main content itself (white area) sizes down to window width. It's the Curse (lol) footer causing the horizontal scrollbars to appear. Either way with smaller resolutions, best thing to do would be follow Wynth's instructions but zoom OUT instead of reset zoom.--Gnu32 22:32, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
The footer only creates a scroll bar on resolutions lower than 1100px wide (we are trying to adjust that, but so far haven't been able to get it to work correctly.) There are some forms of content that will widen the content and create scroll bars, mostly tables, but also some templates. Also, since Kjam is indicating that the view is fine on the other languages, it has to be something tied to the specific domain, i.e. zoom. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 23:24, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks I didn't zoom in but zooming out works --.Kj.am....talk.....contrib. 23:34, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

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Maybe it's a problem with your browers, as I can resize mine heaps before I get a vertical scrollbar. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 04:04, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Omen's talk page[edit]

Omen's talk page is currently locked; I wanted to begin a discussion there about the article's content, but I cannot without the "specific rights" to edit the locked page. Because this was locked in DEC2009, I believe that the vandal who defaced that page is long gone. I would appreciate it if you could unlock that page now, seeing as it is over one year later.

I'll leave the link like so until I find a better way to link locked articles (I'm not very familiar with wikitype): http://www.minecraftwiki.net/index.php?title=Talk:Omen&action=edit&redlink=1

Thank you for your time. Frozenne 05:19, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 05:39, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

User:Iurcaioan[edit]

Could this user be blocked? Their sole edits consist of adding pointless crafting tutorial videos to various articles. ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:51, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Material Page[edit]

Yes, I agree with you, some idiot made the page stupid "Melting iron ore" --wtf? Anyway, I've undone that. Just wanted to say. :)  YaYaBinksMinecraft  (T|C) 18:34, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

your User page[edit]

You write on your user page in all languages that you are an administrator. In German, we also say Administrator - not Hauptverwalter. (Unless you arrange files.) have fun -- Oliver Scholz 15:32, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh sorry, better say: Haupt-Administrator -- Oliver Scholz 15:35, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
no ^^ not hauptadministrator, it's Haupt-Administrator or Hauptadministrator -- Oliver Scholz 16:04, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks dude :)--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 17:02, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
I'am again: In german we write Haupt-Administrator big at the beginning... -- Oliver Scholz 19:10, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks again, stuff like this is why I never finished German class.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 21:17, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Herobrine page remade[edit]

Now, I know Herobrine is an annoying topic from those who pretend he exists, but (by an attempt to mess with my friends' heads) I figured out that in beta 1.03, when you launch the game as Herobrine and enter multiplayer, you spawn as a default human with no items and no pupils, so Notch did include him in the game to a small extent. I think we should remake the page to list this information. Insanity 19:00 5 March 2011

What? You can't "launch the game as herobrine", what are you talking about?--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 20:28, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
I mean when you sign in with the username Herobrine. Insanity 14:27 6 March 2011 (PST)
Which leads to a login error...?--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 23:10, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Sorry to butt in buddy, but you can't just sign in as anybody. You either haven't played Minecraft or are just trolling, OR a combination of both, but what you're saying is obvious BS. =/ Jax-Kenobi 23:12, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah... methinks OP has been told some serious lie :D  ANNOYING  04:53, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm talking about when you launch Minecraft, and it's starting up, and it's at the launcher screen where you enter a username, and where you can check it to force update. If you enter Herobrine and play minecraft, you have no pupils. Insanity
No honey. --Gnu32 14:39, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

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Whole lota trolling going on in here. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 22:07, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm embarrassed enough to have actually tried it to see if he was somehow right.  ANNOYING  22:18, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
I was tempted to try this too, but then it occured to me that I might find myself in a creeper/cookie monster skin with blank eyeballs. This would lead to all sort of bad things, like forging obsidian rings, raising an army of creepers and invading Minas Tirith.-Wulfenbach (not on fire for once) 05:35, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, I don't know what the heck you guys are doing. Don't flame me because you don't understand what I'm talking about...
For me, usernames only affect gameplay in multiplayer, where it's the name above your head, and who you are in the server. It doesn't affect anything else. If I enter my username as Herobrine, I have no pupils. I found this out trying to freak out my friends.Insanity
No, it doesn't. You're blatantly lying; why would Notch add an account that anyone can log into without paying? He wouldn't, he didn't and he's not going to. Stop being a nuisance. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:40, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Absolutely and emphatically "as above". ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ANNOYING  12:25, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Account? I am really confused now. Whatever. If you guys don't belive me, that's fine. Insanity

Insanity, the username/password you type into the launcher corresponds to an account on minecraft.net. Someone has created an account with the username "Herobrine" and set the skin to be an edit of the default skin without pupils. If you're not logging in with an account you created on minecraft.net then you've likely pirated the game which removes the login check and allows you to log in as anyone. For example, if you type in "Honeydew" as the username do you look like a dwarf? RestfulMonad 23:07, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Herobrine exists as a player on Minecraft.net, as a player with glowing white eyes and a smile. That's perfectly fine, as it is also useful or people who want to make bots with Herobrines, as such make ghost stories. Notch has confirmed that Herobrine is not in the game, and is not planning to add him. Herobrine should stay in userspace. --Rocĸetor talk 07:44, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Minepedia Copyrights[edit]

Is there a page for what the copyrights either Curse.com or Minepedia claim over the wiki's content? This is in reference to a comment made on Crafting's talk page (cc'd to Wynthyst's TP since he's the other active I know who might know). -Wulfenbach (not on fire for once) 05:31, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Spam[edit]

Remember that spammer you blocked, Barccher? Well he made another account. His name is now Whazalm. Also, on your user it says," Je suis l'administrateur en chef de l'Wiki Minecraft!" It's supposed to be,"Je suis l'administrateur principal de l'Wiki Minecraft!" Drenay 04:03, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

While he has a different IP to Barccher (I have no idea how you know they're the same person), Whazalm's IP is the same as Aiddas', whom I recently perma-blocked for spambotting; apparently auto IP blocks don't work on permanent blocks. While it is possible that it's just an unlucky person who has a dynamic IP address that has changed to the same as Aiddas's, the user agent is also exactly the same, which is rather unlikely; so in light of that, I will block him as a precaution. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 06:23, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
Autoblocks are in effect for 24 hours since the last extension, being the last time the user logs in. So, 24 hours after a blocked user logs out, they can use the IP. --JonTheMon 13:46, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Some translations[edit]

Hi there, I thought you would be interested in translating your message in more languages, so:

Εγώ είμαι ο επικεφαλής διαχειριστής του Minecraft Wiki. (Greek)

Аз съм главният администратор на Minecraft Wiki. (Bulgarian)

Both mean: "I'm the Minecraft Wiki head administrator!"

Sakishrist 19:37, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll add them if we ever get to add a Greek or Bulgarian wiki.--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 22:15, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Quatroking for your Russian translation of "I'm the Minecraft Wiki head administrator!" made me laugh due to the wrong use of the word "head" or "голова". In such context the head administrator would be written out differently. Я главный администратор на Minecraft Wiki! That's the right use of the word "head". Hope this helps (unless you already changed it from what i've seen before). --DaBur (Need help with posting, first post already a fail, sorry).

Thanks!--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 15:18, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Wiki admi french translation.[edit]

Hi I'm just wanna say that your french translation is messed up. You should say "Je suis l'administrateur principal de Minecraft wiki!" I am french and my english is messed up a little. Sorry if I made any error.

Gaby5011 01:18, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

I would say "Je suis l'administrateur du Wiki Minecraft." I'm from Switzerland by the way.

--THX 1138 4EB 10:25, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Administrateur[edit]

the dutch translation should be administrateur instead of administrator. Even though the english variant is more used doesn't mean it is correct :P. EJlol 04:20, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

http://www.woorden.org/index.php?woord=administrator ;)--Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 07:49, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
http://www.woorden.org/woord/administrateur ;) EJlol 12:38, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
In other words, both words are correct, and it doesn't really matter which one is used. --Quatroking - MCWiki Administrator 13:52, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Directors[edit]

Greetings to the administrators of Minecraft Wiki International!

In an attempt to bring the six language wikis into a more coherent working group, I have created the Minecraft Wiki Directors group on the English wiki. If you do not have an account there, please create one using the same username as on your wiki. If you already have one, you are already part of the usergroup.

This group has access to en:Minecraft Wiki:Directors a page and talk page strictly for communication about items for all of the Minecraft Wiki sites. I have listed some starter items that I think are areas where the 6 sites need to work in sync to be able to present a more unified experience for all of the communities we serve. I would like to see you all participating in discussion and also presenting ideas or addressing any issues you feel impact all of the sites.

Individually, our sites are a good resource for the Minecraft community worldwide, but working together we could be great!

Please add the Directors' page to your watchlist and notifications. Thanks! - Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:00, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Data Values article[edit]

Thanks for reverting my changes on this page. Do you know how I can make the colums thinner ? Because on some monitors, and perticularily mine, the third column appears below the two others and it's rather ugly. Also do you know that the new "Recent Articles" Banner on the right side partly hides the templates in pages about blocks or items ? If it was put on the left side it would cause less trouble....

--THX 1138 4EB 10:24, 29 June 2011 (UTC)