Minecraft Wiki

Template translation?[]

I wonder, do templates require translations too? In some templates, translations are deleted with the reason "Do not translate templates", but in other templates it is not deleted. Some templates like Blocks template, IMO, need translation. FunAlways (talk) 13:46, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

In my opinion they should be translated too, just translate Template:Blocks to [[Template:BlocksLANGUAGE]]. I don't think it should be placed on [[Template:Blocks/LANGUAGE]]. -- TheWombatGuru t | c NL Admin 11:36, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Versioning inconsistencies[]

The versioning information in the majority of pages are wildly inconsistent - there are Classic, Indev, Infdev, Alpha, Beta, Halloween Updates, versions, dates and snapshots... The last two are the most evil and problematic, because you have to look up the complete changelog to know which version it corresponds to.

For the above, I suggest having a template for inline version notations, maybe something like {{version}}, where you can input snapshot notations and have the template look up the appropriate version.

Besides that, there are pages that are not written to be period-independent, with too many "As of <some very old snapshot number here>". If the editors have even a bit of foresight, they should write it as "From/since <version/snapshot, in this order>" and then the article wouldn't become out of step with the current time that soon. I also notice pages that go in depth in explaining deprecated game mechanics, and only one sentence at the end of the paragraph briefly mentioning the current (if not already deprecated) game mechanics -- with the "As of <snapshot>" wording. 19:59, 12 January 2014 (UTC) (Curse doesn't allow me to sign up to a username of my choice)

There are also widely-spotted occurrences of only a number notation WITHOUT clearly mentioning the dev phase (e.g. only "1.8", and not "beta/version 1.8"). These may have been written at the time when MC is still in beta, but now that the official release is hitting larger revision numbers it overlaps with these older notions. It's certainly possible to guess whether it's referring to beta or version from the content, but the ambiguity is unnecessary, and mostly be misleading to someone unfamiliar with the development history of Minecraft. 19:47, 16 January 2014 (UTC) (same guy again, still without account)
You'll have to have someone else look at the first entry (I read it three times and still don't understand.) However, I agree with you on the fact that versioning is inconsistent. Usually, the number notation has a link that will tell you which version it is (either Beta or Release), but you have to go in and actually look at the linked page to find out which it is. Sometimes, though, it does specify.
If you really want this to be fixed (I do too), we can set up a Project where we simply look all around and ask others to link any pages they find with confusing version notations in that project. We can then go around and fix them all. It's a simple idea, but I think it'd be worth it.
- Exhelah · Book and Quill.png Diamond Pickaxe.png · 18:24, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Latvian Language[]

Hello! I would like to translate the wiki to Latvian. I would like to translate it because.. well.. if you have more languages it is better. And every language needs to be here, because Minecraft is played everywhere. So I would like to help, but is it possible (am I allowed to)?

P.S. I will already start translating pages, let me know if it is needed/wanted to continue. :) DucisLV (talk) 12:36, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Its fine but when the translation is big enaught(liek 1000 translated articles) ask an admin to make a separate dommaain with latvian pages on it. 04:00, 25 May 2015 (UTC) (im supercofee but it dosent let me log in)

Will you read the timestamps properly next time? — Grid Command Block.png NickTheRed37 (talk|contributions) 15:58, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Anvil projects?[]

There is a project for merging stained clay and hardened clay. Why isn't it on this page?Boorider7 (talk) 14:11, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

This page is about large projects affecting many articles, while that project is a single user's project affecting two articles. Basically, that is way too small of a project to require a any more than one person (though others may help if wanted) KnightMiner · (t) 15:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


We need bulgarian translations, I'll be serious: It's similar to russian so it'll be simple. My primary is bulgarian, so that makes it better (i guess) --BloxxingBlocks (talk) 17:54, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
Can I start translating on my own (only pages I can translate)? If I can't translate something or did it wrong, it will be because my english isn't perfect and I might not understand some words. BloxxingBlocks (talk) 17:57, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Wanted Pages[]

Is there any way to clean up the wanted pages list so that pages needed for each of the languages go into their own wanted page? Bill123412 (talk) 10:50, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Not without rewriting the code for the special page (there may be an extension for that, there may not be). The main issue here is that the translation projects are hosted on the English wiki until completed, and MediaWiki was never really designed to use more than one language variant. KnightMiner · (t) 15:42, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Item tags[]

I can't find information:

On /Chunk_format#Items_and_XPOrbs

item -> Item -> Tags common to all items -> tag

Where are these additional information ?

--Futhead interderabilja (talk) 22:18, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Click the "show" button. This topic would also belong on the community portal, not here. –KnightMiner · (t) 20:24, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Translation rules[]

I think that there should be a rule saying that the list of allowed languages for the Minecraft wiki should be the languages which Minecraft comes in. Therefore, the Mohawk translation project will have to be shut down. --Numberguy6 (talk) 00:20, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Why? Keep in mind that translation of Minecraft is a community-run affair, so the languages Minecraft is available in are simply those that at least one person has spent time on; it's not like there's some canonical list of languages that Minecraft is allowed to be translated into. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:01, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
The two sets of languages have no natural relationship to one another, what would be the benefit. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 01:33, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

How many articles does it take to complete the project?[]

Hi, I have a question in our project created 176 articles. I have a request for you. How many articles do you need to complete the project and get your domain (minecraft-uk.gamepedia.com)? I will wait for your reply with impatience. -- The nix18 (talk) 17:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

It needs the main page to be translated first, and secondly needs someone (perhaps you, but you haven't done any translation it seems) to be interested in administrating it. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 22:39, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello again. Translation of the main page in the process =). "(perhaps you, but you haven't done any translation it seems)" - I managed my wiki, then I wanted to go to GamePedia wrote to administrators (they didn't answer) and so I found this article and I saw a project of Ukrainian translation there. But the project Manager last visited 5 years ago.
P.S. I translated [[Barrier/ua|this article]] :3 -- The nix18 (talk) 17:53, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Bleah, wikia. You'd probably be a fine admin though. Article looks good. Various (most) folks have contributed to the Ukrainian project besides from the manager so that's fine. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 20:26, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
One more question... Where can I save the translated on the main page? -- The nix18 (talk) 21:21, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
[[Minecraft Wiki/ua]]. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 12:17, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I translated the main page. What else should I do? -- The nix18 (talk) 18:42, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I can't speak for them, but I think the administrators (well, pretty much just Majr) would probably consider you to be better as a potential admin if you translated a few more pages here (it would give you greater trust and whatnot). I would put a message on Majr's talk page and he'll probably give more concrete requirements than me. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 21:15, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
There is no answer from User talk:Majr... -- The nix18 (talk) 20:30, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
He's a bit sporadic, just be patient. -Xbony2 (GRASP) (FTB Wiki Admin) (talk) 22:49, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

13 days have passed... you can contact him? -- The nix18 (talk) 18:25, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Please be patient. He hasn't responded back yet, hopefully because he is busy working for the wiki. He is our Gamepedia contact for our whole wiki after all. I've submitted a ticket a few months ago that he is in charge of, and I haven't heard anything yet either. He might take a while longer than two weeks to get back to you. – Jack McKalling [ User page Talk page Contributions ] 20:09, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
OK -- The nix18 (talk) 22:01, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

"Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Arabic translation"[]

Hi! I'm NewFriskFan26! This is going to be my first big project on this website! It is to translate this website to the language from where I come from. Arabic, of course! I will make sure to translate every single page of this website just if you allow me! A lot of countries speak arabic! those being: Mauritania, Morocco,Algeria,Tunisia,Libya,Egypt,Sudan,Bahrein,Kuwait,Saudi Arabia,Oman,Qatar,United Arab Emirates,Iraq,Jordan,Lebanon,Palestine,Syria,Yemen,Comoros To do list: -Translate all pages of the wiki. --Newfriskfan26twitch (talk) 21:34, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Adding new pages to existing project[]

Hello, I don't know how to add new pages to existing projects. On this page is only written how to start new project. I want to create an Illager Outpost page on the Structure Blueprints project. User-26266344 (talk) 11:33, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Hey! Thanks for participating in the project!
  1. First, you add your name to the project, so people know you're participating in it. Add a new line to this section of the project's main page, namely:
    – ~~~
  2. Then, you create a new subpage of the project, named like this:
    Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Structure Blueprints/name of new structure
    To do this, you can temporarily add a wiki link to it on some page, click preview, and then click the red link it will produce. This will automatically create the subpage with the name you gave it.
  3. Then, you can add content to that subpage, starting with {{project|Structure Blueprints}}, to add the page to the project category and show a message box to indicate the page is part of the project.
  4. Then, while you make additional edits to the page before it is fully completed, you add the page to the "In progress" section of the project's main page like this:
    * {{EnvSprite|SomeIcon}} [[/name of new structure/]] - ~~~ (replacing the bold parts as needed)
  5. When your page is completed, you move the line up to the completed section. If your page was previously in the "To do" list, you remove it there after you've started working on it. If you still have any questions, you're welcome to post it on the project's talk page. Good luck! – Jack McKalling [ Book and Quill.png Diamond Pickaxe.png ]

Add project leaders?[]

I was thinking, I noticed quite a few projects are "dead", as in lack of activity, or have been cancled. The former I deem a problem. I don't think projects should be left inactive until somebody, years later, decides to close it. So I propose we assign a project leader to each project. The project leader would be responsible for ensuring the project makes it through completion, or pulls the plug when they see it as a dead project. This'd make it so the inactive but unclosed projects get either finallized, or properly shut down. An example of an inactive project would be the redirect clean up one.

Opinions on adding project leaders? Dhranios (talk) 23:14, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

I  Support this idea, since inactive projects would be automatically finalized and new projects can be organized. Also Project Leaders would help project members to understand what's exactly what are they doing, and they would help to improve it.Thejoaqui777 (talk) 13:40, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
 Weak oppose. I can see issues arriving with things such as project leaders becoming inactive, whether on the wiki or in the project. I also don't love giving just one person all that power and responsibility; I'd  Weak support if projects could (optionally) have multiple leaders, or no leaders. I also worry about the wishes of the project leader having greater weight than any other project member just because of their position. Even if it's stated that the role doesn't give them greater say in a project, the title itself just sort of has the psychological effect. -PancakeIdentity (talk) 02:19, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
 Support so long as the project leaders can hand off the reigns to someone else if they feel they won't be as active anymore or are going somewhere to combat the problem brought up in the previous post Oreli (talk) 04:17, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
The same concern can be pointed out about admins, but there it also hasn't been a problem at all yet. In discussions, admins' votes are equally valueable as any member's. Multiple project leaders should be fine if you ask me, but when projects have no leaders, those projects are going to suffer from the problem this idea is going to fix, still. I hope that adresses your concerns. Dhranios (talk) 08:15, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Refactoring translation projects[]

The translation projects for this wiki are fundamentally different from the other projects from this wiki so I propose that part of the Projects page be split into MCW:Translations. I also propose renaming the first level subpage names of the translation project pages to the ISO 639 code (e.g. MCW:Projects/Tagalog translation would be moved to MCW:Translations/tl). Categories and templates would be accounted for by creating them in the form of Template/Category:code/foreign name instead of creating them as subpages of the main project page. Fadyblok240 (talk) 20:16, 13 December 2020 (UTC) updated 20:26, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

 Sure, that would work.  Nixinova T  C   22:43, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Official Marketplace items made by "Minecraft"(as in the publisher not mojang but the publisher's account is run by mojang)[]

Someone should add a project to have a subwiki for everything on the marketplace officially made by "Minecraft"(the publisher not mojang) Mugman2000 (talk) 03:04, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

 Strong Oppose that is outside of scope of this wiki. This will fall under community things, but this wiki does not exist --TreeIsLife (talk) 06:57, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
The "Minecraft" publisher is Mojang's own team though, it's not a community team like AriaCreations. Dhranios (talk) (Join the wiki videos project!) 07:27, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
 (Weak) Support, only if all the content is properly separated from the "main game" wiki content. Dhranios (talk) (Join the wiki videos project!) 07:27, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
Why would we want to have wiki filled with market place items? We are here to document game, not marketplace. --TreeIsLife (talk) 07:34, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
Not just any marketplace content, only the content made by Mojang's team. There's a big difference. They're still the depelopers of the game. If this is not documented in the slightest form possible then neither should MinecraftEdu, the ancient java mod Mojang made. Dhranios (talk) (Join the wiki videos project!) 07:58, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
 Dhranios I'm proposing a subwiki, so they would be separated. Mugman2000 (talk) 23:04, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Wait, MinecraftEdu was a mod? I thought it was its own game... Mugman2000 (talk) 23:07, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Even if this was within the scope of the wiki, the project would likely be short-lived. Simply creating a new page with {{WIP}} and starting discussions of the new page's talk page is probably enough. Fadyblok240 (talk) 20:48, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
 Fadyblok240 What would be this page's name? Mugman2000 (talk) 23:04, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

How to delete translation article?[]

I messed up when attempting to create Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Catalan translation/Minecraft Wiki/style and created Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Catalan translation/style.

How can I delete this page or who should I contact with? -- Jibun86 (talk) 14:24, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Just use the {{delete}} template. You need to use it as {{delete}}. That will tag the page for deletion. You should also add a reason, like this as an example: {{delete|Error when attemptng to create the article}}. Thejoaqui777 (talk) 14:51, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Translation article links inside template parameters[]

How can I set a link to a translated article inside a template parameter?

For instance, in {{/platform|java|image=Computer.svg|link=Java Edition|title=Computer|store-url=https://minecraft.net/store/minecraft}} I want to replace link=Java Edition by the translation project version Edició Java, but I do not think link=Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Catalan translation/Edició Java would be correct since that would have to be replaced manually when the language domain is created. --Jibun86 (talk) 12:30, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Typically, the solution is creating a translated version of the template, which you'd want to do eventually anyways to get the title and infobox rows translated. You could in the template use {{ll}} or always prefix links with the project. KnightMiner (t/c) 16:01, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Inside the template code [[File:{{{image}}}|{{{size|x50}}}px|link={{{link}}}|{{{title}}}]] I have the same problem using {{ll}}. It does not seem to work well having a template generating a link inside another link all mixed up with template parameters notation, so I guess I will have to set link=Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Catalan translation/{{{link}}} by hand in the template and have it changed once the specific language domain is created. --Jibun86 (talk) 17:09, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Method of template translation[]

I need to start translating templates, and I'm stuck on how to deal with it.

In section § Template translation? back in 2013 someone suggested translating templates with the format [[Template:BlocksLANGUAGE]], however this will make language translated templates not to be part of the Minecraft_Wiki:Projects/Catalan_translation subpath, moreover it will mean not translating templates names and having to change them all once the language domain is granted both in the template page and in all references.

What was the method used for finished language translation projects? Those active right now do not seem to have any template translated.

Is there a way to translate templates, keep them in the language translation project subpath and be able to translate their names, or do you think the method mentioned above is the way to go? --Jibun86 (talk) 18:15, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

As an alternative solution to both this problem and the one mentioned in the section above, I have suggested this approach: Template talk:Language link § Language path. Do you think is feasible? --Jibun86 (talk) 14:34, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Also consider my approach to this problem at #Refactoring translation projects. A lot of pages would have to be moved, but translated templates would end up in the Template namespace instead of the MCW namespace, so the wikitext for transcluding them would be shorter. They would end up a different subpath, but that doesn't matter that much. Fadyblok240 (talk) 01:57, 20 February 2021 (UTC), edited 02:00, 20 February 2021 (UTC)


Hi, just a simple question? Why is the project marked as inactive while there are still 666 (nice number) files marked as needing and update? Should not this be changed to active? --Goro488 (talk) 14:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

It means the project is existing, but nobody is doing it. --TreeIsLife (talk) 14:56, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Not true, I know about 3-4 people currently working on it. Marking the photos with categories or reuploading the images. --Goro488 (talk) 17:17, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Some of this is done in project called Cleanup open tags or Screenshot Minecraft Versions, not this one. --TreeIsLife (talk) 17:23, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Some of the latest changes are done at the end of April, that´s not distant past. --Goro488 (talk) 18:20, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Wiki namespace?[]

Just one Question. Does anyone have a link to the wiki namespace to start a project?

--Aelliott906 (talk) 19:49, 15 May 2021 (UTC)