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Hello, can you create Lithuanian language page?

Have you looked at this page: [[Minecraft_Wiki:Projects/Lithuanian_translation|the Lithuanian translation project]] ? — Game widow (talk) 18:14, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but I want to separate Lithuanian language page, etc: https://minecraft-ko.gamepedia.com/Minecraft_Wiki; https://minecraft-ru.gamepedia.com/Заглавная_страница; https://minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/Minecraft_Wiki.

Then contact Majr and discuss whether or not you've met the criteria — Game widow (talk) 19:05, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Rights of users groups in Ru-MCW[]

I found a group of "autopatrol". Given its minor importance, I propose add right to administrators to be eligible for inclusion in this group. in russian: Я обнаружил группу "autopatrol". Учитывая её малую значимость, предлагаю добавить администраторам право на включение в эту группу.Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 16:22, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

For now, i can make sure all admins on minecraft-ru are also in autopatrol. I will bring up the issue at our team meeting — Game widow (talk) 16:44, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I double-checked and administrators already have autopatrol as a right. The global group is available to all wikis as many have asked for it, in particular for non-admin but trusted users. If you don't want to use it, you are not obliged — Game widow (talk) 16:50, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
You don't understand me. I want to add experienced users in this group (autopatrol). — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:08, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
OK, just tell me which users and i can add them — Game widow (talk) 19:14, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
ru:user:Dand0, ru:user:NickTheRed37, ru:user:BloodCaster and someone else who I failed to remember... — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 20:28, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
OK, done. Just let me know when you remember the other user :) — Game widow (talk) 21:25, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
ru:user:Alex Great also... — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 12:45, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Done — Game widow (talk) 13:48, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

I hope the offer still stands: ru:user:RDmitriyS, ru:user:Blitz. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 11:45, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Of course, and done — Game widow (talk) 12:02, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
No no no. On RUSSIAN Wiki. Not ENGLISH wiki. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 12:43, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Oops, it's early — Game widow (talk) 13:14, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Instead of having Russian admins like Ivan-r suggest assigning the group to various Russian users, I suggest adding the right to assign and resign autopatrol group to administrators on any Gamepedia wiki directly. See also Minecraft Wiki talk:Community portal#Proposal to restrict bureaucrat’s rights. The usergroup has minimal profit of usage, and telling a bureaucrat or especially a Curse employee to assign this status to someone is excessive. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 15:24, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Talk to Majr about that, please — Game widow (talk) 15:25, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Greek Wiki[]

Need to add a global banner. Need to try to attract new users to the Greek wiki. You will be able to do it? — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 09:39, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Ben (User:Smokie) has said that we cannot do a global (as in throughout Gamepedia) banner, but a banner across all the language versions of Minecraft wiki is fine. Probably Majr is the best person for that. What would you want it to say? I can add a banner on the one other Greek wiki we have (witcher-el) — Game widow (talk) 13:36, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
A temporary site notice (1 week?) can be added to the en wiki. The admins on other languages are free to translate and add the site notice too if they think it is beneficial. MajrTalk
08:20, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Hello. May I know why a Greek wiki has been launched? I don’t remember the [[MCW:Projects/Greek translation|Greek-language translation project]] ever being significant. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 13:43, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
It was discussed with Majr and he agreed. Basically, other languages were not being launched due to unnecessary red tape, this is a pilot initiative to see if it helps at all to launch them sooner — Game widow (talk) 13:55, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Then why exactly Greek language? Why not, say, Czech (the corresponding project has over 400 articles and is probably the most complete one to date)? — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 16:28, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Because a user specifically asked for it and this is the last i'm going to say about it — Game widow (talk) 18:22, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Global AF - disallow certain words[]

el:Ειδικό:ΑρχείοΠαρενόχλησης: filter don't right work. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 14:09, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

We are aware of the problems with filter 35 and are working on it — Game widow (talk) 14:20, 24 January 2017 (UTC)


He copied the English wiki to the Greek wiki. What to do with it? And what to do with the imported pages? I can not translate it all. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 08:32, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

You are not expected to translate it all, it should be the people who wanted this wiki who do that — Game widow (talk) 13:14, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Global AF - New user adding link at end or in heading[]

In 7DTD wiki-ru. On page user:Ivan_r/common.cssIvan-r ru.Wiki Admin 10:44, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Looks like you found a way around it. Basically to avoid spam we require a minimum number of edits on any given wiki before you can start inserting urls — Game widow (talk) 13:30, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Request for administrator rights on Polish Minecraft Wiki[]


I want to request granting Ivan-r administrator rights on Polish Minecraft Wiki. Right now we do not have any person willing to update important modules, outdated javascript code and css code on our wiki and Ivan-r kindly offered to help us with that. Thank you. piotrex43 (Talk page) MCWikiPL Admin 22:25, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Sure — Game widow (talk) 22:35, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Achievements problem[]

For some reason, I am not able to get A whole week, even though I visit for more than seven consecutive days. I even tried logging out every night. Do you know why this is? The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 04:52, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Achievements are being worked on, I will pass one this information to the team — Game widow (talk) 13:12, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

About the "patrol" user group in Chinees Minecraft Wiki[]

Hi, Game widow. Through recent edits, I've found that it's of much necessity to add following permissions to 'Patrol' usergroup of Chinese Minecraft Wiki: blockemail, markbotedits, protect, nuke, bigdelete, abusefilter-log-detail, abusefilter-view, abusefilter-log, abusefilter-private. The former five rights are due to increasing spams, while the latter four are for study purpose. Also, please give this user group a Chinese name "巡查员".Thank you.SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 15:11, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

I will look into this first thing on Monday — Game widow (talk) 15:13, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
That group already had patrol, rollback, deleterevision, autopatrol, block, delete, undelete, browsearchive, deletedtext, deletedhistory, I've added the extra ones — Game widow (talk) 12:56, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you.I think you can give this user group a Chinese name "巡查员",The Chinese name should be display on UserProfile and Special:ListGroupRights.SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 14:37, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
I will see what i can do, but i can't promise anything — Game widow (talk) 14:39, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
OK.SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 14:40, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

About the GUI of Extensions made by Curse Inc.[]

The display language of Extensions made by Curse Inc.(Such as Wikipoints, Profile, Achievements) is English,I think it should be translated.There are two ways to translate it.
1.Make .json file(such as i18n/zh-hans.json).
2.Create MediaWiki page.(If we translate it in this way,we may need a usergroup with editinterface premission)
I'm Looking forward to your favourable reply.
SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 05:34, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

All of these extensions are at least partially (if not fully) translatable. Are there particular messages which are not translatable? MajrTalk
06:17, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
I have been asking for this from day 1. I will log yet another ticket — Game widow (talk) 13:17, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
OK.Please add a usergroup with applychangetags , editinterface , changetags premission.The name of this usergroup is "GUI Editior".SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 12:37, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
First, that is misspelled and secondly, that would be up to MajrGame widow (talk) 13:38, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
@Majr:What's your idea?SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 16:05, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Why would we need another user group to edit the interface? Any admin can do it. If you can trust someone to edit the interface (which includes executing arbitrary scripts for all users), you can trust them to be an admin. MajrTalk
01:24, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
I completely agree — Game widow (talk) 02:15, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Our administrator don't want to do that,because this is a big project.They don't have time to do that.SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 05:03, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Craft_Lawrence said,"If you want to do that, then you do that ,but I will not give you administrator premission for that."SteveZihang zh.PatrollerBook and Quill JE2 BE2.png 05:14, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
@Game widow:Please set the timezone to Asia/Shanghai for Chinese Minecraft Wiki.
  • $wgLocaltimezone="Asia/Shanghai";
  • putenv("TZ=$wgLocaltimezone");
  • $wgLocalTZoffset=date("Z")/60;

I think these three lines of code should add to LocalSettings.php.Thank you.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 05:36, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

I do not have access to the php files and you can set your personal timezone via your preferences. — Game widow (talk) 16:10, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
There is another way to let me get applychangetags , editinterface and changetags rights,you can add them to Patrol usergroup.Our bureaucrats allow us to get these rights.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 05:12, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Editing the interface has nothing to do with patrolling. Tacking on irrelevant rights to an existing group is worse than just creating a new one. Craft Lawrence, the edit interface right is pretty much the most powerful right admins have, if you're willing to trust someone have that right, there's no reason not to trust them with the rest of the admin rights. MajrTalk
08:15, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
So,you can add the group,then I'll go to find him,and let him add me to this group.
@Game widow:Chinese Minecraft Wiki need a new protect level.Here is the code:
  • $wgRestrictionLevels[] = 'patrol';

If the code takes effect,There will be a new protect level:Only users with "patrol" right can edit/move the page.Our bureaucrats need this protect level(they won't let me get "editprotected" right).I'm so sorry to trouble you, thank you!SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 05:27, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Like I said, there's no reason to make another group. You should just be made an admin. MajrTalk
05:59, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
They won't let me become an admin.They don't tell me why.Actually,my wikipoints is much more than Craft Lawrence's.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 10:49, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Can I talk to you in private?SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 10:53, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Maybe the Chinese wiki is well maintained with its current administrators. How many active administrators are there? The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 00:05, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
There is 1 active administrator, two active patrollers(Ff98sha and me) and 2 active users there.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 04:57, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Unless the administrator is a burecrate, they can't make you an administrator. However, Curse staff members such as Game widow can. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 14:30, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
There are 2 bureaucrats and 4 administrators in Chinese Minecraft Wiki, but only one of them is an active user.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 14:46, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

I can contact them with chat tools, but they hardly ever edit the wiki.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 14:50, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

I believe Majr is handling this directly with you, Steve. If not, please do contact him — Game widow (talk) 15:06, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
OK.Thanks!SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 15:12, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
@Majr:Administrators don't want to translate the interface.They says they are busy.In fact, I would like to be an administrator,I think I did very much for Chinese Minecraft Wiki, more than some of the administrators.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 10:37, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm just going to give you admin so you can translate. Since the admins on the wiki don't seem to want you to actually be an admin, I would recommend avoiding editing protected pages and blocking users, and just do the translating part. MajrTalk
07:54, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Roger.But I can block users and delete pages because I'm in patrol user group, and this group has some of anti-spam-right.I'll start translating the interface immediately.Thank you!SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 09:25, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
@Majr: I finished the translation.I'm no longer in administrator user group.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 14:07, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

script problem[]

On ruwiki in browser console:

source player.eb1b0da8b6ab4b5d86a2.js:16Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 07:57, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

I will log a ticket — Game widow (talk) 12:43, 28 February 2017 (UTC)


Need delete greek wiki. This is empty copy of English wiki. The sense in its further existence is not. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 18:20, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Greek wiki is directly created without the normal procedure of translation project on English wiki. And it is so impolite of you to ban me globally. @Game widow: Global #561 was unbanned by me, and I think Ivan-r is no longer fittable to be an admin.-- Ff98sha (talk) 09:21, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
If the greek wiki remains dead, it will be removed. Demanding that it be removed will not speed up the process in any way. Having an unused wiki in no way impacts either of you directly. — Game widow (talk) 19:48, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Ff98sha, sorry. A global lock is the default.
Game widow: Well. I'll know. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 20:51, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Request for extension on Japanese Minecraft Wiki[]

Hello Game widow. Can you install mw:Extension:Gadgets on ja wiki? Thank you. --Otokoume (talk) 15:04, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Done — Game widow (talk) 19:36, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Preferences problem[]

For some reason, my preferences do not get saved. Specifically, the following things happen:

  • The visual editor reenables itself.
  • The number of edits in the recent changes reverts to 50.

Can you fix these? The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 17:37, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I can't but i am having the same issues (as are all other users). It is on the slate to be looked at this week — Game widow (talk) 01:34, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 03:11, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Edit patrolling[]

Hello, Game widow.

Can I know why the autopatrol group is ever created? I don’t think the default edit patrolling system is ever used or needed anywhere on Gamepedia. Wikis that need a tool for approving certain revisions (the Polish Minecraft Wiki comes to mind) are using extensions like FlaggedRevs to accomplish this, because it allows some pages only showing a revision that is approved by someone. Default patrolling doesn’t support this. As it is said in Russia, why fence the garden (зачем огород городить)? — NickTheRed37 (talk) 14:37, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Because it is not at the top of the list for our platform team. It is on the list, but there are more important things to get to first — Game widow (talk) 14:48, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
I’m not requesting to install FlaggedRevs on all wikis by default, not every of them is big enough to benefit from this. I just want to know why is the autopatrol group present. — NickTheRed37 (talk) 13:57, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
The autopatrol group was added because many wikis requested it. If you don't want to use it, you are under no obligation to do so — Game widow (talk) 16:12, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Requested? Under what circumstances? Just “many wikis requested” doesn’t cover everything, requests are made based on circumstances. — NickTheRed37 (talk) 14:57, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
Management here felt that sufficiently many wikis wanted this and that is was useful. That is all the reason you need — Game widow (talk) 16:01, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Error in ruwiki[]

I wanted to translate the text of achievement.

Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:23, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

This is being worked on, the same thing was reported on the German wiki — Game widow (talk) 19:24, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Can you try again and let me know if the problem has been resolved? — Game widow (talk) 20:53, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
[1]Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 18:17, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

translation of system messages[]

Where it is possible is centralized to translate system messages for Curse extension? — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 18:22, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Yeah! It is very inconvenient to create so many MediaWiki pages.SteveZihang zh.Patroller Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png 04:50, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
There is nowhere central to do it. I have requested this many times but so far, nothing has happened — Game widow (talk) 16:28, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
This issue is being discussed at a meeting today, FYI — Game widow (talk) 12:54, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
On the other hand, system message translations on the Gamepedia Help Wiki can serve as a template for other wiki projects. Example (and yes, please make language intewikis on the Gamepedia Help transiting ones so we would just use gphelp:ru: prefix next time). — NickTheRed37 (talk | RU) 07:17, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

profile error[]


Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 15:11, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Ticket created — Game widow (talk) 13:59, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Fixed — Game widow (talk) 16:07, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Asassin 1 talk 17:35, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Commons storage[]

Since Hydra Commons is not used, then please change it to the more popular Wikimedia Commons. And yes, it is correctly only for Russian Minecraft Wiki. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 18:31, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

We do use hydra commons — Game widow (talk) 18:52, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Wiki points[]

On user profiles, it shows the user's local and global rank. Can it also show the monthly rank? The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 03:14, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Not currently. You could mention this request to CrsBenjamin, he's heading up the project — Game widow (talk) 12:02, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
 Done I left the message. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 14:50, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

History merge Error[]

Exception encountered, of type "TypeError"
 [43e069146303bb18cc578970] /index.php?title=%D0%A1%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F:%D0%9E%D0%B1%D1%8A%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5_%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9&action=submit TypeError from line 223 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/extensions/Cheevos/Cheevos.hooks.php: Argument 1 passed to CheevosHooks::onArticleMergeComplete() must be an instance of Article, instance of Title given, called in /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/Hooks.php on line 195
 #0 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/Hooks.php(195): CheevosHooks::onArticleMergeComplete(Title, Title)
 #1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MergeHistory.php(347): Hooks::run(string, array)
 #2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialMergeHistory.php(355): MergeHistory->merge(User, string)
 #3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialMergeHistory.php(118): SpecialMergeHistory->merge()
 #4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(479): SpecialMergeHistory->execute(NULL)
 #5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(570): SpecialPage->run(NULL)
 #6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(282): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)
 #7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(735): MediaWiki->performRequest()
 #8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(509): MediaWiki->main()
 #9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
 #10 {main}

Interface has not been loaded when there was this error. Minecrat Ru Wiki. ru:Шаблон:Сетка/Тяжелый верстак/док to ru:Шаблон:Avaritia/Тяжелый верстак/док‎. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 13:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

I will create a ticket — Game widow (talk) 15:49, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Error when trying to delete the image[]

Internal error

[bc6fa9d6740552fe39d9abfe] /index.php?title=%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Template-info.png&action=delete DBUnexpectedError from line 2596 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/db/Database.php: Got explicit BEGIN from DatabaseBase::deadlockLoop while atomic section(s) FileDeleteForm::doDelete are open.


#0 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/db/Database.php(2416): DatabaseBase->begin(string)
 #1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/db/Database.php(857): DatabaseBase->deadlockLoop(array, string)
 #2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/db/Database.php(2267): DatabaseBase->query(string, string)
 #3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(2247): DatabaseBase->delete(string, string, string)
 #4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(2310): LocalFileDeleteBatch->doDBDeletes()
 #5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(1683): LocalFileDeleteBatch->execute()
 #6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/FileDeleteForm.php(200): LocalFile->delete(string, boolean, User)
 #7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/FileDeleteForm.php(116): FileDeleteForm::doDelete(Title, LocalFile, string, string, boolean, User)
 #8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/page/ImagePage.php(999): FileDeleteForm->execute()
 #9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/actions/DeleteAction.php(54): ImagePage->delete()
 #10 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(493): DeleteAction->show()
 #11 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(288): MediaWiki->performAction(ImagePage, Title)
 #12 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(735): MediaWiki->performRequest()
 #13 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(509): MediaWiki->main()
 #14 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
 #15 {main}

ru:File:Template-info.pngIvan-r ru.Wiki Admin 18:58, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

And the same thing with another file ru:File:Template-noinfo.png. On the second attempt both files deleted. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:05, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Insource search error[]

Exception encountered, of type "RuntimeException"
[3d096cec4871a694290e4c55] /index.php?search=insource%3Atext+&title=Special%3ASearch&fulltext=1 RuntimeException from line 383 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Search/ResultsType.php: regex is only supported with $wgCirrusSearchUseExperimentalHighlighter = true
#0 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Searcher.php(1078): CirrusSearch\Search\FullTextResultsType->getHighlightingConfiguration(array)
#1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Searcher.php(752): CirrusSearch\Searcher->search(string, string)
#2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/CirrusSearch.php(383): CirrusSearch\Searcher->searchText(string, boolean)
#3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/CirrusSearch.php(138): CirrusSearch->searchTextReal(string, NULL)
#4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialSearch.php(288): CirrusSearch->searchText(string)
#5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialSearch.php(140): SpecialSearch->showResults(string)
#6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(479): SpecialSearch->execute(NULL)
#7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(570): SpecialPage->run(NULL)
#8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(282): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)
#9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(735): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#10 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(509): MediaWiki->main()
#11 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
#12 {main}

This error occurs when you search using insource: and can be seen with all gamepedia wikis. --Otokoume (talk) 06:15, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting it, i will create a ticket — Game widow (talk) 11:04, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
The platform team has looked into this issue and cannot fix it right now. We are moving to version 1.29 of Mediawiki in the very near future and hope to resolve the issue at that point. — Game widow (talk) 17:28, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

interface localization in cs and tr wiki[]

In TR and CS wiki not installed ru-localization. Please fix this. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:08, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Now working. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:17, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
For future reference, you can add any interwiki prefixes you require on the interwiki table — Game widow (talk) 21:09, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Search not working on Turkish wiki[]

When trying to search anything on then new Turkish wiki that is not in the main namespace (example, another one), it shows an error with the description: “We couldn’t finish the search due to a temporary problem. Please try again later.” Why does this happen and can it be fixed? — NickTheRed37 (talk | RU) 07:13, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

It has been reported — Game widow (talk) 11:13, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Searching should now be fixed — Game widow (talk) 15:42, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
And it may have broken again . This is not unique to this one wiki and is being worked on — Game widow (talk) 18:37, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

MCW: not working on Turkish wiki[]

I’m requesting to enable the MCW: and MCT: shortcuts on the Turkish wiki. — NickTheRed37 (talk | RU) 09:55, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

I've created a ticket for that as well — Game widow (talk) 11:49, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Russian wiki resource load issues[]

The Russian wiki is experiencing significant resource load issues. Any HTTP request to the site may timeout after 20 to 30 seconds with CloudFlare error 520. The description provided by Cloudflare is "There is an unknown connection issue between Cloudflare and the origin web server. As a result, the web page can not be displayed."

The error is affecting all types of target pages; when loading an article page, no errors may occur, or an image, a JS file, a stylesheet may fail to load, or the page itself may not load.

This seems to occur for most users.

There have been less major errors as of maybe a week now.

Also I noticed that some resources successfully load with enormous load times (15 seconds or more).

The issue affects all pages (including regular browsing, editing and API requests), but it is most visible on large articles like this one. In case of this article, the best case scenario is that many files will not load and will instead display their names. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 13:18, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Is this just today? If so, it is network-wide and being looked into — Game widow (talk) 13:54, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
When it happens, if you could try to get https://minecraft-ru.gamepedia.com/cdn-cgi/trace and email the results to me at witcherwiki@gmail.com , that would help — Game widow (talk) 14:16, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure what I am supposed to do with that page.
I made a copy of the page output several seconds after I got an article (and not a loaded file) to fail with a 520. Should I email that output?
Maybe I can use Firefox Developer Tools network analyzer to obtain request information? (Response headers? Error details?) --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 15:05, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
yes, please email the output — Game widow (talk) 15:53, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
Email sent. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 16:08, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
A ticket has been opened with Cloudflare — Game widow (talk) 16:59, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Ru-wiki broke gadgets[]

Broke all the gadgets that are associated with the input block of description. Disassembled source code. After your updates have been transferred to the identifier of the specified block to the root. That's how it was: [2]. So it became: [3]. But it should be (from Wikipedia): [4]. Please fix. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 20:31, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

I will add it to my list, but possibly asking Majr would be faster — Game widow (talk) 22:59, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
You will have to change your gadgets to not rely on the location of #wpSummary. Don't rely on it being in the new location, as when we one day update to 1.30, the ID will be moved back (as can be seen on Wikipedia), breaking everything again. Or if curse decided to disable the OOUI editform because of the double breaking change it's performing, then it would also move back again. MajrTalk
00:26, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
We have two gadgets interacting with #wpSummary. I fixed one of them, and the other one is being loaded from Wikipedia and can't be fixed locally. The problem with the gadgets is that they assume #wpSummary is the input field itself, while due to the upgrade the ID now refers to its parent <div>. My fix for the gadget makes it construct the jQuery object for the input field not from '#wpSummary', but from 'input[name="wpSummary"]'. Judging by Ivan-r's screenshots, this should work for 1.30 as well. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 07:56, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
I would suggest recreating the one you load from wikipedia locally and then trying your fix — Game widow (talk) 10:39, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
The script seems to be broken beyond repair at least under this edit form layout. I can't get it to work after several attempts. Looks like the Russian Wikipedia (where the script is loaded from, and on that site it is not a gadget but a user script) uses some other script for this purpose (which does work), but I can't determine its origin.
I temporarily disabled the gadget on the Russian wiki. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 12:42, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

ru.wiki: Error 502[]

Appearing frequently on viewing and editing. Appears for multiple users. One project is stalled entirely because several of its pages are relatively large and can't be edited due to "502 Bad Gateway" errors (previewing and saving edits causes the error page to appear almost every time, and edits aren't always saved). --06:32, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Are there specific pages where this happens, or is it any page on the wiki ? — Game widow (talk) 10:58, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
This typically occurs on heavy pages. This page is rather resource demanding, and I just caused an error to show by switching to edit mode and clicking "Show preview" without making any changes.
Sometimes a 504 "Gateway Time Out" error occurs instead of a 502. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 11:13, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
CPU time usage: 2.292 seconds
Real time usage: 28.460 seconds
Transclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)
96.76% 27437.044 546 Шаблон:FileUrl
Your issue is that you're using FileUrl to create the URL for the spritesheet, rather than a stylesheet, which is significantly faster. FileUrl is intended for ease of use, not performance. MajrTalk
11:27, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Well, this does look bad... I'm fixing mod sprite templates now. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 12:41, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
CPU time usage: 0.504 seconds
Real time usage: 0.822 seconds
Much better. MajrTalk
13:04, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Most of the affected articles were apparently related to the IndustrialCraft 2 mod, articles on which have mostly switched from using Grid files for inventory slots to the sprite system. So it was that sprite sheet which used FileUrl instead of a CSS class. The project which was also plagued by the 502/504 errors is dedicated to IC2 too: many articles on this mod need to be updated. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 14:09, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

HTTPS is not secure in Korean and Spanish Wiki[]

Title says it. Secure connexion is not secure in Korean and Spanish Wiki. --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 23:38, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Ukrainian Wiki[]

[[Minecraft_Wiki/ua|Main page]] already translated. I have a team that helps me with the translation of the game on Crowdin. I can take on the responsibilities of the administrator. -- Thenix18 (talk) 10:35, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

This wiki should be available today, i'll post again here when it is — Game widow (talk) 11:00, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, but the wiki is now up at https://minecraft-ua.gamepedia.com . Once you have logged in, I can give you admin rights — Game widow (talk) 19:23, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Problems with achievements[]

Good afternoon. Two years ago, I contacted with Wikipoints problems but because of the recent update of achievements (April-May, 2017), those problems have already been returned. I always gain 1000 Wikipoints every day but now I'm gaining 200 Wikipoints. Or it should be so? I have lost my fairly earned the 100th level because of these bugs! Once I came here last year, and my level were the 1st! (I hope that you will understand me!) — GRAND RADION (talk) 09:32, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

I have put out a call for one of our Russian admins to discuss this with you so that we can properly understand the problem in order to fix it. Please bear with us — Game widow (talk) 13:12, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
And furthermore, I've lost some achievements. — GRAND RADION (talk) 15:54, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Where is this wiki's LocalSettings.php?[]

Hi Game widow! I have currently a question where this wiki's LocalSettings.php is, I thinking to see the source code and so, where is this wiki's LocalSettings.php? Wikipedia-logo.png psl85 (profile | talk | contribs | send email) 05:57, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

LocalSettings.php is usually not publicly visible because it normally contains sensitive information such as database passwords. While I would be very surprised if Gamepedia hadn't moved all such sensitive information out of their wikis' LocalSettings.php files, I would be more surprised if they actually publicly shared a LocalSettings.php file. Therefore, I think you'd have much better results asking about the setup for some specific setting or group of settings, rather than the whole file. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:21, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Nowhere you can touch it. We don't give users access to it — Game widow (talk) 11:39, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok :( - Wikipedia-logo.png psl85 (profile | talk | contribs | send email) 12:02, 13 July 2018 (UTC)


Do you remember whose bot D4zzzBOT is, or why you gave it a bot flag? Since it's never edited this wiki in almost four years since getting the flag (indeed, apparently it's hardly edited at all, anywhere on Gamepedia), would there be a problem with removing the flag? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:26, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Nope, i don't recall whose it is and you are free to remove the flag — Game widow (talk) 19:35, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
It's this user's bot. --AttemptToCallNil (report bug, view backtrace) 08:18, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Ability to make batch edits?[]

Is it possible for admins to make batch wiki edits? (e.g. replace a word with another, preferably with RegEx) If it is, how can I achieve that? --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 16:42, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

It would depend on the exact situation, but in most cases, yes, it's possible. What exactly were you looking to change? — Game widow (talk) 19:36, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
It's not possible that I can make the edit? If so, please wait a day or two, I'll compile the list of Before-After word sets. --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 04:05, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Alswo96284 Have you heard of AutoWikiBrowser? Would that work? Just make sure to be careful with it and I strongly recommend skimming through the user manual of Wikipedia before using it. One thing that's different here from Wikipedia is that any registered user can use it; they don't have to apply at a request for permissions page. I have some experience with AWB so if you have any questions I may be able to answer them.-- Madminecrafter12Orange Glazed Terracotta JE2 BE2.pngTalk to meLight Blue Glazed Terracotta JE1 BE1.png 04:25, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Madminecrafter12 Thanks! Will definitely look into it. --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 06:50, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
If you decide to use AWB, please register a secondary "bot" account so that you don't pollute the recent changes view — Game widow (talk) 12:18, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
About that... is there a way to create the bot account without making Twitch account first? --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 13:54, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, no — Game widow (talk) 13:56, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Bot account created. Please promote ko:User:Mckogrepbot as a bot, as we don't have a bureaucrat. --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 14:23, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Done — Game widow (talk) 14:46, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Bot's working. --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 15:08, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Gadgets not available on Korean Minecraft Wiki[]

While trying to fix our ko:Template:Sound, it was discovered that we simply don't have gadgets available, as a consequence we don't have a sprite editor (which is also a gadget it seems). Please install Gadgets extension and the actual gadgets, thanks. --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 08:11, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Done — Game widow (talk) 14:19, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Edit Count Problem[]

On the mobile site, when looking at an edit, it shows how many edits the user has made. However, it appears that this statistic has reset for some users, including me. In addition, I made an edit and I got a message congratulating me on being a wiki editor, implying that this was was my first edit. Despite this, my contributions page appears as normal. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 18:30, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

@Blobs2: This has been reported on the Gitlab issue tracker as https://gitlab.com/hydrawiki/hydra/issues/5054. –Sonicwave talk 18:32, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

New Admin for Korean Minecraft Wiki[]

We have elected a new administrator for the wiki. Please promote 마인젠고(Minejango2) as an administrator (and not a bureaucrat) --Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 15:08, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

 Done   HorseFace.png Gamepedia icon.png MarkusRost (talk) 16:33, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

I thought you were inactive on the minecraft wiki[]

how did you become active TheGreatSpring (talk) 12:17, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

I have never been active on this wiki — Game widow (talk) 12:27, 3 September 2020 (UTC)


what wikis are you active on -- 18:58, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

All of them, or none of them, depending on your definition of 'active' — Game widow ( talk ) 19:03, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  • oh ok Thanks. your cool. What I mean by active is you visit them often. not active is like you visited one a couple years ago.

thank again bye.-- 19:21, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

  • Are you active on Kerbal Space Program Wiki? It is not a very popular game sooo... just wondering.-- 14:35, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
If you mean "do I contribute to that wiki?" then no. — Game widow ( talk ) 14:41, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
  • oops. I meant do you ever visit it? Sorry. did not clarify.-- 14:48, 25 November 2020 (UTC)