Minecraft Wiki



You're not part of Curse. HotdogPi ⑬㊲ 23:15, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes they are. Not all of the Curse wiki team is on every single wiki. They tend to focus on a few wikis rather than the entire team spread across all wikis. http://www.wikiswtor.com/User:Game_widow http://www.skyrimwiki.com/User:Game_widow http://www.falloutwiki.com/User:Game_widow Kanegasi C 18:34, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
It would have been nice if the user had provided those links when creating their page. A new user claiming to be part of Curse without any evidence, not in the Curse rights group, and not on the Directors page, looked rather questionable. -- Orthotope 20:03, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Install an extension[]

Hello im from the minecraft-es wiki. We want to install this extension.

Could you do it?

Thank you. --Trarsheise (talk) 09:34, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

No problem at all, I'll get that set up and let you know when it's active. — Game widow (talk) 14:38, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
And it's done. — Game widow (talk) 02:01, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Gamepedia points/level[]

Hey Game widow, I know it's not a terribly important thing, but my profile still shows me as not having any Gamepedia points, and as a result, being at level 1, and it's shown this since the update in which it was first added. Does it appear correctly for others (viewing my profile while logged out shows the same thing, so I'm leaning towards "no"), or is there something deeper going on? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:28, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't think the background process is actually done crawling through all the wikis and updating the information yet, but i'll check into it. I know my own profile is not up to date either — Game widow (talk) 11:35, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:52, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
It's been several months now, and I'm still shown as level 1 with 0 points; any chance you could have someone take a look now? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:00, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Add a group[]

Hello again,

I'm from the Spanish wiki and we want a new group called "Usuarios de confianza" with the right "autopatrol". Could you do it?

Thank you =) --Trarsheise (talk) 15:13, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I believe so, I'll get back to you shortly — Game widow (talk) 15:57, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
I do believe it's done — Game widow (talk) 16:55, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thanks a lot. --Trarsheise (talk) 19:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
EDIT: We have a little problem. Could you add a right for the group "burocratas" so they can add other users to the new group?
Thank you. --Trarsheise (talk) 16:59, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Is this still not working for you, or are things working properly now? — Game widow (talk) 18:41, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
This is still not working. Image.
You can see it at :es:Especial:ListaDerechosGrupos. At the group "Burócratas":
  • Agregar grupos(translate: add groups): Bots, Administradores y bureucrat
  • Eliminar grupos(translate: delete groups): Bots, Administradores, Burócratas, Usuarios, nopreviewrequire, directors y usuarios de confianza
I hope this help you ;)
Sorry about my bad english Trarsheise Discusión◄►Contribuciones 23:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it helps, and i will look into it further — Game widow (talk) 03:08, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Internal error when unwatching pages[]

Hello. These are the error messages returned when a user attempts to edit their watchlist. Reported by a user on the Russian wiki, I tested by trying to remove an entry from my watchlist (and received the same error messages) there and on this wiki.

Unwatching pages by clicking the Unwatch button in the page's options removes it from the watchlist without any errors.

--GreenStone (talk) 00:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I have reported the issue to our Platform team — Game widow (talk) 00:40, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
This is now fixed. --GreenStone (talk) 21:54, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

2013 Minecon Cape contest[]

Hey Game widow, I just completed all but one of the "ways to enter" extra entry things (after no small amount of difficulty on my part) for the Enter to win a 2013 Minecon Cape contest, and it's now showing that I have 2111112 entries; refreshing the page hasn't changed this. I don't know if it's just a display bug and I only have 9 entries, or if something went seriously haywire and I really ended up with over 2 million, but if it's the latter, I'd really rather not be disqualified for something completely beyond my control. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry, you would definitely not be disqualified for something that was not your fault. I'll look into it — Game widow (talk) 12:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Aah, thanks! =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:00, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Seems it's fixed (it now shows me as having 9 entries); thanks for your help! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

About Chinese Minecraft Wiki[]

I've pinged minecraft-zh.gamepedia.com, I got I found it is in Costa Rica. That's far away from China -- where most Chinese-speaker in. I know gamepedia use CloudFlare, and they have a panel point in Hong Kong. Could you switch the panel point to Hong Kong for Chinese Minecraft Wiki if possible? a20001017Talk 09:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure there's anything we can do about that, but i will ask — Game widow (talk) 12:18, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

About Bots[]

Hello Game widow!

How could I make a second account with the same email in order to create a bot account?

Trarsheise Discusión◄►Contribuciones 17:29, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid it isn't possible. You could create basically a dummy account on googlemail which redirects to your primary email address and use that. That's the only relatively easy workaround i can suggest. — Game widow (talk) 18:08, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks anyway, I'll do that. Trarsheise Discusión◄►Contribuciones 21:23, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

SyntaxHighlight GeSHi?[]

Could we finally have SyntaxHighlight GeSHi enabled? The original request/veto was almost three years ago, and with Lua, I believe it is more relevant than ever; it's not like the extension itself is unstable or the like, given the fact that it's been used on Wikimedia wikis - including the English Wikipedia - for close to a decade now, and has been bundled since MediaWiki 1.21. Thanks! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:57, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Personally, I don't like GeSHi. Mainly because of its terrible class naming scheme which makes styling it difficult, but its also the sort of thing that I prefer to see done with JS. It gives you more control over what syntax it supports (no regex-based highlighter perfectly highlights all syntax), and you're not slowing down the page load waiting for it to parse a big script. I've been using Prism.js for ages and it works pretty well, and is really easy to extend (I added support for lua really easily) and theme. MajrTalk
⎜ 05:44, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm inclined to agree with Majr here. But if you two can come to an agreement, i can act on it — Game widow (talk) 11:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
If you don't mind us using your talk page for it, I'll see what we can do, otherwise I can move the discussion over to Majr's talk page. =)
Majr: Like it or not, GeSHi is the de facto standard for syntax highlighting on MediaWiki wikis, and SyntaxHighlight GeSHi is the standard - de facto and de jure - for implementing it via an extension. While I can't speak for ease of styling, since I've never had reason to restyle GeSHi's output, I can say from personal experience that the added overhead from GeSHi's processing is so minuscule as to be nonexistent from a human perspective, even on very large files. (I'll also grant you the bit about regex not being suited for constructing parsers; that's not exactly a controversial notion.) There are other extensions for syntax highlighting, some of which don't use GeSHi, but I've never had reason nor opportunity to actually try any of them.
I am the opposite of you here; I don't care for JavaScript solutions, instead preferring something server-side. There is no good argument for not syntax highlighting scripts for every person that views them, and the only way to do that client-side is to include the syntax highlighting JS in a global JS file, in which case the overhead of loading the script is present on every uncached pageload. At best, you can write a wrapper function to check for highlightable scripts on the current page and then conditionally load the script if any are found. And if the script isn't loaded globally, it falls to each individual to discover and then add it for themselves, a straight-up non-solution: very few people are going to be interested in going through the effort, especially when they're already accustomed to syntax highlighting on other MediaWiki wikis Just Working™. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:00, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not one to advocate using JS where it is unnecessary (nothing worse than someone using JS for something CSS can do), however I would consider syntax highlighting a progressive enhancement. Even if GeSHi only slows down the page load by half a second, I would still rather be able to see the unhighlighted code that half a second earlier and have it be enhanced with highlighting a moment later.
Loading the script would be made easier if we had gadgets. But really, is this something that the everyday reader needs? On WP it's relevant where there are a fair number of articles with code in them, and many people are editing code on the wiki, but here we rarely post any code in articles, and any we do post is just small snippets of pseudo-code or Java, which isn't particularly important to have highlighted. Otherwise, its only use is for the (surprisingly few) editors that edit Lua, JS or CSS. Which they could easily opt-in (or opt-out, if we prefer it as the default) to a gadget.
I'm not going to make a big fuss about having GeSHi. If other people would also prefer it over other options and think it is worthwhile, then no problem. I can always personally overwrite it with more customised solutions anyway. ;) MajrTalk
⎜ 03:37, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
For HTML and CSS, I'd agree, syntax highlighting, nice as it is, is largely a progressive enhancement. For just about anything else (including wikimarkup; I have regularly found myself wishing the editor highlighted syntax for me, especially when editing templates), I would argue that syntax highlighting is much closer to a necessity. And when I said that enabling GeSHi didn't result in any noticeable slowdown, I meant exactly that: I don't think I've ever seen any GeSHi-highlighted page take more than a few additional microseconds to be rendered and sent to the client (definitely never an additional half-second or more), and as I said, that's even with having some fairly large CSS/JS pages highlighted.
In this case, I'm not particularly worried about whether the everyday reader needs. As I've explained already (well, alluded to rather strongly), the extension has been highly optimized so that it only runs either on pages with a syntaxhighlight tag or on user and skin CSS/JS pages and Lua modules, so for most pages, there's no additional overhead whatsoever, and even on the pages it runs on, you would have to be comparing render times to notice any difference at all. I have found syntax highlighting important enough that I've specifically requested the extension be enabled on Wikia wikis I'm heavily involved in, right up to the point where Wikia started just enabling it by default (the two aren't related, I think), and for the most part, those wikis are not heavy on article-facing code snippets: one is the Yu-Gi-Oh! wiki, which AFAICR doesn't have a single code snippet in any article.
Lastly, when the extension is enabled, it adds the file MediaWiki:Geshi.css, which can be used to tweak or apply fixes to the highlighting behavior in some cases; Wikipedia has two such tweaks in their file. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I guess I just prefer gadgets over extensions because you have control over gadgets, whereas with extensions you're stuck with whatever it gives you. MajrTalk
⎜ 02:50, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
I am totally fine with you guys hashing it out here :) — Game widow (talk) 01:48, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Problems with external links[]

Hello! I'm from russian wiki, and I have problems adding external links or calling templates, that have external links, example is {{License Mojang}}, that links to Minecraft EULA and Curse terms. When I click "Save Page", I'm asked to choose cats, but it even shouldn't ask it, because I am an autoconfirmed user and have right "skipcaptcha". When the cats are chosen, I click "Save Page" again. But it again asks me to choose the cats! I tried logging off my account, choosing cats 3 times, but nothing works. It began after wiki updated MediaWiki to 1.23. --Dand0 (talk) 07:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

And I have no such problems in English Wiki. --Dand0 (talk) 07:20, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Usually that only happens when you are not logged in. I will look into it — Game widow (talk) 11:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Related topic: I had a similar captcha incident (that used blurry words rather than cats), but only whenever I open this website, no matter what wiki, since day or so prior to the MediaWiki update. After the update or short time after it, the site no longer asks for a captcha. Also, I'm also a contributor from Russian wiki, but made an edit in the English wiki first. –Regards, Naista2002Talk
11:31, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
I am logged in, I checked it. So, user DragonX24 has the same problem as me. Naista2002, it will stop soon, I have to enter CAPTCHA every other visit to the wiki or another web-site, that uses CloudFare. --Dand0 (talk) 12:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Almost, the problem is in infinite Cat-CAPTCHA, not just having to pass CAPTCHA for auto-confirmed users. --Dand0 (talk) 12:19, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
So, I looked into Wynthyst's talk, and found this. There, there was the same problem with Cat-CAPTCHA (is it extension Asirra?), and it was fixed. —Dand0(talk) 12:56, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Dand0, that problem stopped on my host, and I already knew about that stuff being CloudFlare's. Also, in your signature, set the talk link to the english talk page, even if it doesn't exist. One that clicked the link may not knew Russian. To help with navigation, add an interwiki at the beginning — what I shall do right after posting this reply. Anyone can create your English talk page. –Regards, Naista2002Talk
13:37, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Naista2002, I only tested my signature. Is your problem solved? --Dand0 (talk) 13:48, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean by «my problem»? –The infinite cat-captcha doesn't happen to me, and your signature has a correct talk page link. –Regards, Naista2002Talk
15:08, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
I meant, every visit CloudFlare site you have to pass CAPTCHA. --Dand0 (talk) 15:21, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
As I stated above, it no longer happens. –Regards, Naista2002Talk
15:56, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Note: When the alignment exceeds 8 points (uses of the colon), use {{Outdent}}. –Regards, Naista2002Talk
16:01, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

OK. You has been in English wiki longer than me, so you know English talk rules better than me. --Dand0 (talk) 16:25, 12 September 2014 (UTC) Надо бы подумать над таким шаблоном в русской вики
Yes, – I made an edit in English wiki first. LOL for that spoiler
P.S. We're going off-topic now. We must stop about that. –Regards, Naista2002Talk
16:45, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, you're right. Let's wait for Game widow to answer. --Dand0 (talk) 17:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, guys. The Captcha issues are a CloudFlare issue, just like the last time. The Platform team is dealing with CF and they should be resolved shortly, if not already. — Game widow (talk) 21:38, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Is the last infinite cat-CAPTCHA their fault too? --Dand0 (talk) 07:02, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I was advised that all those issues were CF, are they still happening ? — Game widow (talk) 13:08, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, infinite cat-captcha is still happening. --Dand0 (talk) 13:36, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
There is a fix rolling out right now which should fix the problem once and for all. — Game widow (talk) 19:32, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

So, fixed now. Thank you! And look below, please. --Dand0 (talk) 19:47, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

As I already said, use {{Outdent}} when the identation exceeds 8. Thanks! –Regards, Naista2002Talk
15:25, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Search function broken?[]

Hello, the search function of the Chinese wiki seems to be broken since the site has moved to the gamepedia domain, it searches English words fine, but when it comes to searching Chinese characters, no result shows up, this makes the search function quite useless since we cannot find what we want if we don't have the exact page names. I hope the Curese tech team can help us solve this problem. One more thing, for my profile and some others, we don't get gamepedia points at all, it is pretty surprising to see when the top editor is level 1 with 0 points. —Powup333 ZH Admin 00:04, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

This has been passed onto our development team, and they will look into it for you :) Cblair91 07:52, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
It has been two weeks now, but it seems like the searchbar and gamepedia points issue has not been fixed. Is the tech team busy with something else? If so, when can these issues been fixed? —Powup333 ZH Admin 00:40, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Since Cblair91 was dealing with it, i've forwarded a link to this section to them — Game widow (talk) 16:47, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Powup333, Sorry for the delay on things, bit busy at the moment :) Anyhow, the last information I received from the dev's regarding the search is they will be rolling out a new search system soon which should fix this issue. I will get in touch with them later today to see when this deploy is ETA'd. Regarding the gamepedia points, on which wiki is this so I can look into it? :) Cblair91 ~ Wiki Manager talk 04:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
This wiki has problems with the gamepedia points, mine still says Level 1 with 0 points (as does many others on the wiki). GoandgooTalk
12:15, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay, according to Special:WikiPoints, you DO have points, but there is a bug for it displaying on your profile... I have forwarded this to the dev team and they will take a look at it :) Cblair91 ~ Wiki Manager talk 12:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Database dump?[]

Hey Game widow, I've got a user asking on my talk page for a database dump; I know Curse doesn't just provide them generally (or at least, I've never seen any type of download link for them), but told the user I'd ask if one could be provided for them. I also know Curse isn't Wikia, but would like to point out that Wikia does provide database dumps (you can either download or request a dump of any wiki from that wiki's Special:Statistics page), so in that sense, there is some precedent for it. Thanks! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:50, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

The best option you have with this is using the export and import tools :)Cblair91 07:52, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I'll let them know, but their request makes it sound like Special:Export wouldn't work for them (they're specifically looking for an offline reference). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:42, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I believe there is extensions for Chrome and firefox that allows caching websites so when you're online it saves a copy, and when you're offline it uses the cache'd version :) Cblair91 19:22, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Reload rights group[]

In the Russian section, we want to add the right «skipcaptcha» to group «Autoconfirmed users». Thank you in advance. — google translate. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 16:11, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

There is a fix rolling out right now which should fix the problem once and for all. This group right is included in that change. — Game widow (talk) 19:31, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixed now. Thank you! By the way, could you add a group for us, called "Модераторы" (Moderators) with following rights:
  • (autoconfirmed)
  • (rollback)
  • (autopatrol)
  • (apihighlimits)
  • (abusefilter-view)
  • (abusefilter-log)
  • (deletedhistory)
  • (deleterevision)?
Thank you. --Dand0 (talk) 19:44, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
The new group should be in place and ready to use — Game widow (talk) 21:43, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
It was concluded before that this user group is unnecessary. The group's intended purpose was to revert and/or delete all vandalism (and leave all methods of preventing it, such as abuse filters and blocks, to administrators). As vandalism is now mostly neither frequent nor severe (an occasional anonymous user adding profanity or gibberish, or removing some text, is far less significant than no longer active IP-changing vandals making many edits without any patterns, or large groups of registered vandals targeting semiprotected pages; a relatively recent incident with a registered user blanking articles is a situation when someone needs to block him quickly, not revert him until he stops), I think no additional countermeasures are required. --GreenStone (talk) 21:54, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Russian wiki general issues and social network popups[]

General issues[]

I was about to post an error report about what I see when using the wiki in Firefox 32 (and what some other users confirm as well). The sidebar sometimes loads partially (its initially collapsed sections may not be expandable), search suggestions don't appear, the advanced edit toolbar is gone.

Then I tried Opera 12.17. Everything worked fine.

I asked our users to test these functions and report the results including information about the browsers they used for testing. The results are in the table below:

Browser Sidebar Search suggestions Adv. toolbar
Firefox 32 Sometimes Never Never
Google Chrome 37 Sometimes Never Never
Internet Explorer 8 Never Never Never
Internet Explorer 11 Always Never Sometimes
Opera 12.17 Always Always Always
Thank you for the very thorough investigation. I will definitely inform our platform team and let you know what can be done, or is currently being worked on — Game widow (talk) 00:51, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
It's nothing to do with any browser, you just have some really old JS on your wiki that causes an error on this version of MediaWiki. MajrTalk
01:32, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Solved, works fine now. I have no experience with JS at the moment. Thank you for fixing this, Majr. I feel the need to apologize for incorrect identification of the source of the problem. --GreenStone (talk) 08:47, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Social network popups[]

They can't be interacted with in any way. All buttons in the popups are reported to do nothing when clicked, and that includes the Close button. That may make editing the wiki impossible for some users.

In addition to that, many social networks more common in Russia are not supported by these social functions. Several wiki users said that they do not see any reasons why these popups shouldn't be disabled as soon as possible.

We found these reasons to disable them for the Russian wiki:

  1. Bugged. Even if they're fixed now, in case of another update they may become unusable again.
  2. As mentioned above, country-specific social networks are not supported.
  3. Annoying to those who don't want to share links to their contributions. And an account is required to disable them.
  4. I do not use social networks, but some users say that they find the popups redundant, and that we have the Share tab on almost every page.

We found no reasons to leave them. Therefore, if the popups can't be disabled, we need to know why. --GreenStone (talk) 13:51, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do about the social pop-ups. I can certainly understand that the services listed there are of little use to Russian contributors. — Game widow (talk) 00:50, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I think I've managed to remove all the social media from the Russian wiki. Let me know if i've missed anything — Game widow (talk) 20:26, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Page edit attempt on german Wiki crashes the site....[]

Hello Game Widow.

I have to admit that I am most likely the culprit for a few "crashes", at least of the german Minecraft Wiki, in the last two days. Now, i did not realize it's my edit attempt that brings the site down, of course, but I guess it did, as the problem's reproduceable.

Now for the facts: There is a talkpage over there that whenever I try to edit (remove two occurences of ':de:' that won't resolve on the german wiki and lead to redlinks instead of pointing towards the userpage as intended) causes strange problems:

  1. the edit itself runs for a while (until timeout, I guess), then terminates with an error page saying the Wiki is down
  2. While the edit runs, the "diff" of it is visible in the recent changes and in the version history of the talkpage
  3. Once the edit timeouts, all Access to the wiki temporarily stops (site unreachable - warning)
  4. When the site's back, both the version history and the recent changes are back to what they were before, the talkpage unaltered.

I suspect a database problem there. I might've been successful in deleting the whole talkpage, but I decided better to hand this over to you (and from there to the techs) so that the error can be fixed instead of circumvented.

I hope the problem's fixable. If there's any additional information you need, just ask ;) --CalebBlackhand (talk) 08:18, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Addendum: Funny thing is, the filter logs still show the edits that are no longer there. Example: :de:Spezial:Missbrauchsfilter-Logbuch/85529. --CalebBlackhand (talk) 09:12, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Near as i can tell, the problem is being caused the one or more of the abuse filters — Game widow (talk) 11:34, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
That's strange, as they don't stop me doing stuff on every other page I try... but then again, I have no access to any error log, so I cannot know. --CalebBlackhand (talk) 11:35, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
The filters being triggered are specific to talk pages: filters 14 and 15 — Game widow (talk) 11:37, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I know. 14 is 'Missing signature on talkpage", action 'Warn', and 15 is more or less the same, just with action 'Tag edit'. Both work/worked unchanged for quite a while, and both still work flawlessly on other talkpages. For example, I triggered #15 with this edit and had no problem there. --CalebBlackhand (talk) 11:46, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
It's easy enough to test, since we are both online right now. Try disabling filter 15 (or i can, if you can't) and try the problematic edit again — Game widow (talk) 11:49, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Good idea. I deactivated both 14 and 15, and got precisely the same result, just without the entry in the Filter log (which I naturally expected to be missing, seeing that the filter's off). de-Minecraft-Wiki was offline for a few moments as well. --CalebBlackhand (talk) 11:54, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks for testing that. I will report the issue and get the ball rolling — Game widow (talk) 12:02, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
I'll leave the filters off for now, will be reactivated once this mess is sorted out by the techs. Good luck to them, and my thanks to you for forwarding this. --CalebBlackhand (talk) 12:06, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Just FYI: I've been told about a second page showing the very same symptoms, [1] (currently a redirect). Just tested it, of course - yes, it's indeed crashing the site. Fun. As there's an author planning to do some editing under that title, my question is: Do the techs need another page to play with (in that case I'll let it be) or can I try and delete the page so that the user can start over, hopefully with a working page? --CalebBlackhand (talk) 11:19, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure any additional pages help with testing, but the tech team won't be in the office for several hours yet. I'll collar one of them as soon as i find one and try to get an update — Game widow (talk) 11:21, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
The problem has been identified and fixed for the two pages you linked. The affected pages are on the watchlists of multiple merged users with renames pending, but those users have never logged back in. If they come back and log in, the problem resolves itself, but if they don't and you try to edit the page, the wiki tries to rename them all at once and that causes the crash.
Unfortunately, we can only fix the pages as you identify them, there is no way we can safely identify them all at once. — Game widow (talk) 18:07, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the information, and the fix. It's always good to know the reason of such crashes (and this is an obscure problem - congratulations to the techs for finding it). If we know that such pages need to be reported, that's fine with me. I'll inform our users to report such pages on our admin-board, and one of the german admins can then forward the information to you (for further forwarding to the techs, I assume). Or would you prefer another way? I'm open for suggestions. --CalebBlackhand (talk) 20:04, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Would it be possible to delete the watchlists of those users? It's been over a year since the migration, and if they haven't logged in yet, there's a good chance they're not going to ever. -- Orthotopetalk 20:22, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Game widow Unable to edit/delete/move this page: https://minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/Benutzer_Diskussion:MobileCrafter ILeonTalk
- de.Wiki Admin 13:08, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Where did you want to move the page to ? Benutzer_Diskussion:ILeonx ? — Game widow (talk) 13:16, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
To Diskussion:MobileCrafter, but it didn't work. Also, I can't create :de:Diskussion:Pocket Edition/Versionsgeschichte/Alpha (https://minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Diskussion:Pocket_Edition/Versionsgeschichte/Alpha&action=edit&redlink=1) ILeonTalk
- de.Wiki Admin 13:20, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
We've had similar issues with a few other pages. I've reported this to the platform team and will let you know when we have a solution/explanation — Game widow (talk) 14:50, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't know if this is related at all, but whenever I try to view Special:Contributions/Jeb, I get a "website is offline" error. I think I saw the same thing with one or two other pages, but it's been a few weeks and I don't remember for sure. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:52, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
It seems to happen trying to view the user page or the talk page as well. Also the same case with User:Doggey. A few others were previously affected by the same thing, but they all seem fixed now. KnightMiner (t·c) 21:32, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
User:Jax-Kenobi has the same problem (504 error) –LauraFi - talk 01:49, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Just found one more affected user, User:MarcWatson. Is there a better place to be posting affected users/pages? KnightMiner (t·c) 22:59, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Looks like all 504 users were fixed, thanks! –LauraFi - talk 21:06, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

I forgot a password for my bot account[]

Hello! I forgot a password for my bot account JARVISTheBot and I need to recover it. Take necessary security measures, and DON'T POST IT ON THE ACTUAL WIKI!!!. Thanks! --Naista2002Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png Iron Pickaxe JE3 BE2.png 16:14, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Use the password reset link on the login screen — Game widow (talk) 16:21, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
I forgot that I told my browser remember the bot's password for logging in. -- (IP address of Naista2002) 16:26, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Bot setup[]

Can you add the "Bot" group to my bot JARVISTheBot? --Naista2002Book and Quill JE2 BE2.png Iron Pickaxe JE3 BE2.png 17:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

And if you will add bot flag to Naista's bot, then, could you add that flag to my Dand0Bot, too? --Dand0 (talk) 17:51, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
I think you should both ask the wiki admins/directors for this. — Game widow (talk) 21:49, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Traditonally, user group changes have been handled by our Curse liasons. Admins can't change user group rights, and the only non-Curse bureaucrats here are Citricsquid and Quatroking, neither of whom are very active these days. I'm not opposed to giving Dand0Bot bot status, since it seems to be focused on managing interwiki links, but I'd like to know what the intention of JARVISTheBot is before botting it. -- Orthotopetalk 22:21, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, done — Game widow (talk) 22:24, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Time in Russia[]

Can you adjust Russian time settings to comply with changes of last night, please? --Naista2002Talk
13:25, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

That includes Crimea. --Naista2002Talk
13:29, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Game widow? --Naista2002Talk
16:37, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
sorry i didn't respond directly, but i did notify the platform team. — Game widow (talk) 16:56, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Time zone adjustments come with PHP binary updates. This means it will likely be up to a year before it gets rolled into an update from PHP.net and out to servers world wide. Until then you can use the custom time zone offset under Appearance in Preferences. Azxiana (talk) 17:00, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
@Azxiana: New messages are posted below. --Dand0 (talk) 17:04, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
@Azxiana and Game widow: There is no "custom adjustment" entry that Wikipedia (and most other MediaWiki installations?) has. Right now I'm using Kaliningrad time zone, while being in Vladimir. --Naista2002Talk
17:09, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
At the top of the timezone list, there is an option "Other (specify offset)", which allows you to type an offset in. KnightMiner (t|c) 17:30, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! --Naista2002Talk
17:35, 27 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi. I think I've found a problem related to confirming an email address in the Preferences page. When I first created my account, I made typo in the email address that I didn't notice for about ten days. When I first noticed the typo, I changed my email address. But when I tried to confirm my email address, and see if Curse sent a verification code to my email, I didn't see one. So I decided to resend the verification email, but it still didn't show up. So I'm assuming the verification emails got sent to the other account. Any ideas? -JEC6789 (T | C | Boo!) 14:27, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

If you are doing this only for the sake of the wiki, it's entirely unnecessary. However, if you are being prevented from doing something, I can look into if further. — Game widow (talk) 19:28, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I don't think it's preventing anything right now. If it starts preventing anything, I'll let you know. -JEC6789 (T | C | Boo!) 20:35, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan :) — Game widow (talk) 19:24, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

CloudFlare captcha... again[]

Warning: There's probability of Russian text. Use a translator if you don't know it. (Notice added at 12:21, 7 November 2014 (UTC))

CloudFlare again appears to freak out with its captcha request. I can't run my bot. Can it do that for reasons other than verifying users' identities, and can it completely disallow any usage of bots? --Naista2002Talk
18:47, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

This has been passed on to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 13:46, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
As of now, it doesn't happen to me. --Naista2002Talk
14:18, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Hot to I can use my bot? He cannot login to server with 403 errors Dimon4ezzz (talk) 11:59, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Game widow: Set a bot flag to his bot D4zzzBOT, but we need first to start a briefing about what that bot will do. I'm able to translate his English into our English.
Dimon4ezzz: Don't worry, everything is solvable.
12:21, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Bot flag added — Game widow (talk) 12:31, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Protect page[]

Hello. Want to add a new group to the right «protect_page» common user rights. In the Russian-language section. Thank you. Google translateIvan-r ru.Wiki Admin 18:54, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Are you are wanting this so they can edit the "Mineraft Wiki" namespace? If so it may be better to instead fix the bug which only allows users with the "protect_page" right to edit the "Minecraft Wiki" namespace. KnightMiner (t|c) 02:36, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
We are aware of this bug and working on it, so if that is indeed the case, please be patient — Game widow (talk) 13:44, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Script errors where there is normally templates[]

Hi again. I think I've found a major bug that did not happen yesterday. I went to my user wiki only to discover that there was several script errors where there is normally templates. So I went to another page (chest) and I found several script errors on that page to. So I went yet another page (Carl Manneh) and there was several script errors on that page to! -JEC6789 (T | C | Boo!) 13:19, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

This also only occurs on certain pages, for example, it doesn't occur on grass, crafting, or Pocket Edition, but it does occur on other pages. -JEC6789 (T | C | Boo!) 13:24, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
The failing are templates that use Scribunto extension. Maybe it is in mid-maintenance, and that's why these templates fail. --Naista2002Talk
13:27, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
If you edit an intact page, it will be corrupted. Laura Fidalgo (Talk / Contribs) 13:28, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Test:1.18.2.a20001017Talk 13:50, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
The error says (click on it): “Lua error in mw.site.lua at line 32: table index is nil.” The Scribunto's Lua engine tries to access a table element, but the index is undefined. Majr? --Naista2002Talk
14:04, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
The error is fixed. I did find a few pages still affected, but performing a null edit repaired it. KnightMiner (t|c) 16:40, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Apologies for that inconvenience. Please let me know if any pages remain in a corrupted state. — Game widow (talk) 17:22, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Change the value of days Abuse filter blocks for[]

Could you change the value of variable, that sets the time Abuse filter blocks for from forever to 3 days in Russian wiki? Thanks! dand0 (talk) 06:15, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

What? None of our active filters are currently set to block, and I don't think blocking filters can help us in any way. --GreenStone (talk) 06:23, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh… OK. I'm sorry. dand0 (talk) 06:26, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
I don't know what you're trying to do with the filters, but short-term blocks tend to be for relatively minor infractions; I'd be worried about the number of false positives if you're trying to catch that with an abuse filter. We do have a couple of blocking filters here, but they're set up to only catch very obvious spambots. -- Orthotopetalk 11:08, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Minecraft Wiki namespace shortcut[]

The names of pages in the Minecraft Wiki namespace, including the "Minecraft Wiki:" bit, appear to be too long. While redirects can be created, the most effective way involves making a namespace shortcut.

Can you make "MCW" to be a shortcut for the Minecraft Wiki namespace on English and Russian wikis?

18:47, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

That was already done last week for English, but i can also do it for the Russian wiki — Game widow (talk) 19:27, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
It does not seem to be functioning: MCW:Style guide. Is that the wrong shortcut, or is there an error in the config? KnightMiner (t|c) 20:38, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes i've been advised that i made a mistake when i did that, it will be rectified in the next deploy by the platform team. The namespace was correctly aliased for the Russian wiki today — Game widow (talk) 22:54, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
There's an oppose on the Russian wiki:

 Против. Нельзя скатываться до такой лени.

which translates to

 Oppose. It's impossible to reach this laziness.

To which I replied "Well, no and no trial...". --Naista2002Talk
07:32, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea what you are talking about, with or without translation — Game widow (talk) 12:27, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Russian wiki users disagree with the change. Please remove the shortcuts there. --Naista2002Talk
12:43, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Questionable username[]

Specifically GamepediaAdministrator (talkcontribslogsblock log). Is this actually a Curse-run account? -- Orthotopetalk 21:00, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

It is not and thanks for the heads-up. It is being addressed right now — Game widow (talk) 21:20, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

AllSites Error[]

Unexpected non-MediaWiki exception encountered, of type "Exception" [1a0808d0] /%D0%A1%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F:AllSites Exception from line 464 of /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php: [1146] Table 'minecraft_ru_gamepedia.wiki_sites' doesn't exist Backtrace: #0 /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php(419): mouseDatabaseMysqli->dbError() #1 /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php(202): mouseDatabaseMysqli->query(string) #2 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/AllSites/classes/AllSites.php(83): mouseDatabaseMysqli->select(array) #3 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/AllSites/classes/AllSites.php(62): AllSites::getFilterData(string) #4 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/AllSites/specials/SpecialAllSites.php(85): AllSites::buildWikiFilters() #5 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/AllSites/specials/SpecialAllSites.php(72): SpecialAllSites->allSites() #6 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(379): SpecialAllSites->execute(NULL) #7 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(506): SpecialPage->run(NULL) #8 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/Wiki.php(285): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext) #9 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/Wiki.php(588): MediaWiki->performRequest() #10 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/Wiki.php(447): MediaWiki->main() #11 /home/hydra/public_html/index.php(46): MediaWiki->run() #12 {main}

Error opening special page AllSites. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 13:24, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Looks like it fails to reach a table. And, for posting things like that, use <pre></pre> tags. --Naista2002Talk
13:30, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
We are in the middle of a deploy right now, so let's wait until that's done and see if the problem persists — Game widow (talk) 16:43, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
The deploy is complete, let me know if the problem persists — Game widow (talk) 17:30, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it still happens. --Naista2002Talk
18:27, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for confirming, i've reported it to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 18:52, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it affects the entire Curse wiki network, not just the Minecraft ones. -- Orthotopetalk 23:07, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Indeed it does and it's being looked at, right after the latest issue ;) — Game widow (talk) 23:52, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

File manipulation problem on ru-wiki[]

See also: [[::ru:User talk:User GreenStone#Работа с файлами|Comment on GreenStone's talk page (in Russian)]]

Hello. Russian wiki administrator Ivan-r noticed that sending commands to the file server too rapidly may cause file corruption. Why it happens, and can you fix it? --Naista2002 Golden Sword JE3 BE2.png Golden Pickaxe JE4 BE3.png 11:29, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

More details: this happened when moving :ru:File:1.png to :ru:File:Электронное табло шаг 1.png. After the move the target page did not contain the file, while the original page tried to link to all versions of the file and failed saying something like "Error creating thumbnail: File not found" and couldn't be deleted. I tried moving the file back to 1.png, then deleting and undeleting it, but it didn't fix anything. Moving the page again fixed the issue. --GreenStone (talk) 11:54, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

TemplateSandbox extension[]

A few times now I've wished that mw:Extension:TemplateSandbox were installed here (and configured with $wgTemplateSandboxEditNamespaces[] = NS_MODULE;). It would make it easier to test changes to modules and templates. Anomie x (talk) 13:34, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Please address questions of extensions to Matt first, and if he agrees, then a request will be made — Game widow (talk) 15:05, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

LauraFi's user page on Russian wiki (and others?)[]

On Russian wiki, LauraFi's user page is Участник:LauraFi, but should be Участница:LauraFi. But on Spanish wiki, her user page is correctly named (Usuaria:LauraFi). Why?

--Naista2002 Golden Sword JE3 BE2.png Golden Pickaxe JE4 BE3.png 13:53, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Has she set her preferences to specify her gender on the Russian wiki ? — Game widow (talk) 15:03, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
The gender settings are shared across entire Gamepedia project. --Naista2002 Golden Sword JE3 BE2.png Golden Pickaxe JE4 BE3.png 15:24, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
In fact, it is not, so she should check/change her settings on the Russian wiki — Game widow (talk) 15:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. –LauraFi · talk 21:00, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank-you for confirming :) — Game widow (talk) 21:31, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Another problem: Dand0's user page in Russian wiki uses the female location even if he is male. (identified by an email message) --Naista2002 Golden Sword JE3 BE2.png Golden Pickaxe JE4 BE3.png 07:42, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I did it on purpose to see if anyone will note that, so you did. --dand0 (talk) 11:42, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
The system is working. --Naista2002 Golden Sword JE3 BE2.png Golden Pickaxe JE4 BE3.png 11:44, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Clear groups[]

Google: You can be cleaned from of workers Curse (Azxiana and Wynthyst) user groups in the Russian section? Available in view the following groups: sysop chekuser bureaucrat

Original:Вы можете очистить от работников Curse (Azxiana и Wynthyst) группы пользователей в Русском разделе? Имеются ввиду следующие группы: ...

Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 14:56, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

And I think Wynthyst's account could be stripped of her privileges entirely, as she is deceased. --Naista2002 Golden Sword JE3 BE2.png Golden Pickaxe JE4 BE3.png 15:00, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
She's been removed from the global groups. As for Azxiana, that account is like Telshin, they are the wiki platform team. — Game widow (talk) 19:45, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Page protection broken?[]

When trying to change page protection, the group protection selection is empty. Can you double-check the $wgRestrictionLevels setting and see if anything was inadvertently changed? -- Orthotopetalk 22:01, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

While I did see this happen once for a moment, it seems to be back to normal now, on my side anyways. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 21:11, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, seems to be behaving itself again. -- Orthotopetalk 21:26, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
The Devs suggest we may have both hit it as it was caching out the usergroups. Let me know if it happens again. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 21:27, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Rename my account[]

I want to rename my account to NickTheRed37, as when I made a better nickname, I was already registered here. I recognize the consequences, and I recognize that I may have to replace half of mentions of my original nickname, but it's all doable. And, by the way, I'm already NickTheRed37 on Wikipedia. --Naista2002 (talk · contribs) 15:15, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

The rename has been issued. You should log out and then back in for it to take effect — Game widow (talk) 16:26, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to sleep. I'll check tomorrow did it work or not. Goodbye. -- 18:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
you might have to clear some cookies and your browser cache. — Game widow (talk) 13:39, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
You should fully merge my old account into my new one. --NickTheRed37 (talk) 14:34, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
I mean that the renaming went wrong, and here, and only here, on English Minecraft Wiki, are both of my accounts. Old edits are registered to my old account. --NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:34, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
You're wrong, "Naista". Your account wasn't merged on the Spanish MCWiki. –LauraFi - talk 15:15, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Either I don't see what you see or I don't understand your explanation. I see your new account on all wikis — Game widow (talk) 15:02, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
@LauraFi: I did notice that before you replied. I did not edited the post tho. BTW, my account on Gamepedia Help is properly merged.
@Game widow: On most of Gamepedia wikis, there is still a "ghost" duplicate account named "Naista2002". It is listed in my friends' friend list (except on Russian Minecraft Wiki and Gamepedia Help Wiki, if not more), but it is not listed in the friend count. Also, my contributions made before the renaming are registered to that account wherever it exists.
--Naista2002, now NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:46, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Until you have cleared all *.gamepedia.com cookies and actually logged out and back in to the wikis you are interested in, i'm not sure there's anything we can check. Also, there really is no one in the office until next week, so nothing will be done until at least then. Do try getting rid of all your gamepedia cookies and try the logging out and in as you encounter the various wikis after having cleared them — Game widow (talk) 16:31, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I did clear the cookies, including for the core Gamepedia website, to no success. --Naista2002, now NickTheRed37 (talk) 16:54, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes, when I visit wikis where my account is duplicated, I get this message:
Unexpected non-MediaWiki exception encountered, of type "Exception"
[6ec5ab7a] /index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=500 Exception from line 464 of /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php: [1062] Duplicate entry 'NickTheRed37' for key 'user_name'

#0 /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php(419): mouseDatabaseMysqli->dbError()
#1 /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php(314): mouseDatabaseMysqli->query(string)
#2 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/CurseAuth/classes/renameUser.php(131): mouseDatabaseMysqli->update(string, array, string)
#3 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/CurseAuth/CurseAuthPlugin.php(365): renameUser->doRename()
#4 /home/hydra/public_html/extensions/CurseAuth/CurseAuth.hooks.php(445): CurseAuthPlugin->updateUser(User)
#5 [internal function]: CurseAuthHooks::onUserLoadFromSession(User, NULL)
#6 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/Hooks.php(206): call_user_func_array(string, array)
#7 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(4013): Hooks::run(string, array, NULL)
#8 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/User.php(1053): wfRunHooks(string, array)
#9 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/User.php(306): User->loadFromSession()
#10 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/User.php(1879): User->load()
#11 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/User.php(3012): User->getId()
#12 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/Wiki.php(530): User->isLoggedIn()
#13 /home/hydra/public_html/includes/Wiki.php(447): MediaWiki->main()
#14 /home/hydra/public_html/index.php(46): MediaWiki->run()
#15 {main}
Yours, Agent Nick the Red37 (t · c) f.k.a. Naista2002 11:42, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Yet another sweep has been made of your accounts. Hopefully this solves these nagging issues, but do let me know — Game widow (talk) 23:10, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
In my contributions, only the pre-rename edits are listed (this also applies to the Gamepedia user profile), and Gamepedia profile lists my rank as incorrect (135th instead of pre-merge 30th or probable 29th due to post-merge edits), if not more bugs. I’ll try to report other bugs, but since I have that contribs problem, I shall continue to edit while logged out. — Yours, Agent Nick the Red37 (t · c) f.k.a. Naista2002 15:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
P.S. What’s happening with my signature? I’m logged out, but I still have my signature.
Ahhhhh.... I’ve tried to log out, and after doing so it looked like I was logged out (expect for that signature), but I was actually logged in. Now I’m truly logged out. — NickTheRed37 15:37, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
All details passed along. I'll keep you posted, but do let me know if anything improves in the intervening time — Game widow (talk) 22:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
User identification stall on Spanish wiki (I mean the Duplicate entry 'NickTheRed37' for key 'user_name'). — Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 17:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
...and on Polish Wiki. — Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 18:05, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Duplicate entry 'NickTheRed37' for key 'user_name' on Brazilian Portuguese wiki. — Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 17:26, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Russian Moderators group improvements[]

See also: [[::ru:Обсуждение Minecraft Wiki:Портал сообщества#Назначить модератором Dand0|
ru:Обсуждение Minecraft Wiki:Портал сообщества § Назначить модератором Dand0]]

Can you add the "patrol" right to the Russian wiki's Moderators group, please? And, please fix my account, see also above. --Naista2002, now NickTheRed37 (talk) 10:56, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Game widow, Azxiana, Telshin, Smokie and CrsBenjamin? --Naista2002, now NickTheRed37 (talk) 12:48, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
It's the holidays, patrol was added — Game widow (talk) 15:04, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Naista2002, now NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:51, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Asassin 1[]

See also: [[::ru:Обсуждение участника:User GreenStone#Повышение|
ru:Обсуждение участника:User GreenStone § Повышение]] and [[::ru:Служебная:Журналы/rights/User GreenStone|
ru:Служебная:Журналы/rights/User GreenStone]]

Since Asassin 1 is now an admin on Russian wiki (proof above), please add the "Directors" flag to him on this wiki. Just in case. --Naista2002, now NickTheRed37 (talk) 17:21, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

We do have a couple active bureaucrats here (Majr and Dinoguy1000), who could also add the right and are a little more active on this wiki. KnightMiner (t·c) 17:44, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Delete groups on Russian wiki[]

Could you delete groups nopreviewrequire and directors from Russian wiki? dand0 (talk) 17:47, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Game widow, Azxiana, Telshin, Smokie and CrsBenjamin? dand0 (talk) 05:33, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
So? dand0 (talk) 14:47, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
User talk:Majr#Group changes on the Russian wiki. --Nick the Red37 — ru.wiki moderator (talk) 15:04, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
I left Majr a message — Game widow (talk) 15:17, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! dand0 (talk) 17:14, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


It seems Jeb's post migration name is Jeb_, but that is an invalid username, causing his user pages to have disappeared (one of which was used for a ref). Is it possible to change is name back to Jeb? KnightMiner (t·c) 20:13, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Here is a link to his gamepedia profile, although it seems the name without the underscore is taken there. KnightMiner (t·c) 20:15, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
As luck would have it, this was noticed independently by our platform team and is being addressed — Game widow (talk) 22:15, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Great. KnightMiner (t·c) 22:59, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Any progress on this yet? Currently his name is still "Jeb_" here, but his gamepedia profile no longer works. KnightMiner (t·c) 22:15, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
It was my understanding that this was fixed that day (or very shortly thereafter). Are there still problems ? and if so, could you describe them? — Game widow (talk) 17:40, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
KnightMiner, his gamepedia profile works, just remove the _ at the end of the link. [2]. –LauraFi - talk 17:46, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
@LauraFi: That is not his profile, its a different Jeb.
Nevermind, it is working now today with his username being "Jeb mojang", and his user pages are back. KnightMiner (t·c) 18:13, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Actually, I just noticed while his gamepedia profile works, his user profile here does not work, and his contributions page claims he is not registered. Past edits by him still do show his username though.
Also, I am not sure how relevant this is, but his username displays as "Jeb_mojang", while all other users with underscores in their names display them as spaces. KnightMiner (t·c) 18:53, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Fixed fixed this time! The underscore did not get culled automatically into a space when I performed the rename. Azxiana (talk) 20:36, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I also took the liberty of updating the contribs link on his userpage since it was hard-coded to his old username. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 20:37, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Common files database[]

Is it possible to make wikis use the same files, like is made on Terraria wiki (All wikis can use files from the English one) and Wikipedia Commons? And as far as I know it's possible to use files from Cursetech commons, isn’t it? I am just interesting. --dand0 (talk) 16:43, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

There were thoughts about having something like that (see User talk:Endernose#Potion brewing chart). KnightMiner? I’m Nick the Red37, a ru.wiki mod f.k.a. Naista2002 16:52, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Of course it's possible, we were just told that the minecraft wikis didn't want that feature. We can't link you to Wikipedia Commons, but you can share the images from the English wiki — Game widow (talk) 16:54, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
In the past we had a shared database, the problems included a file randomly breaking (especially after uploading a new version or moving it) and files changing without a log (due to every wiki calling them separately). In order for it to work, it would likely require a commons wiki for the files, plus commons administrators to manage the files, then all wikis pulling files from that wiki, rather than the english. KnightMiner (t·c) 20:05, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
That is unlikely to happen, but I can ask — Game widow (talk) 20:06, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I would also advise bringing it up on the director's page, to see if the various administrators from the other wikis want it. KnightMiner (t·c) 20:12, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Certainly, but there's no point mentioning it at all if it's impossible — Game widow (talk) 21:08, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Russian wiki user group removal[]

Requesting removal of the "Moderators" ("Модераторы") user group from the Russian wiki. The group should be empty. --GreenStone (talk) 13:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Explanation: The group is useless when as is (and this can’t be countered with adding more users to the group nor adding more permissions) and this requires a lot of work for administrators. Does that cover enough? I’m Nick the Red37, a ru.wiki mod f.k.a. Naista2002 13:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Game widow, Majr? I’m Nick the Red37, f.k.a. Naista2002 13:25, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Group removed, and it's really not necessary to keep requesting the same thing, especially twice within 24 hours on a weekend — Game widow (talk) 15:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Returning the previous username[]

Hello! I have a problem with my username. Before Minecraft Wiki moved to Gamepedia, the name of my wiki account was PC Minecraft. After this moving had happened, my name was changed to 16572. I heard, that you can solve this problem. Can you return my username back to PC Minecraft, if you are able to do it, please? I hope, the problem will be solved soon.--16572 (talk) 13:39, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

I've passed on your request to the people most likely to be able to help — Game widow (talk) 15:10, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
You have been issued a name change credit and as of this morning "PC_Minecraft" was not taken, so you should be able to change your username to that. To change your username, log out then log back in and there you should be prompted to choose a new username. You must use the underscore as the curse.com authentication does not support spaces in the username. — Game widow (talk) 17:40, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

MediaWiki bug linking (FYI)[]

I see there are "mwbug" and "mediazilla" prefixes in the interwiki map here, linking to the MediaWiki Bugzilla instance. You may want to add one linking to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/$1, as MediaWiki now uses Phabricator for bug tracking and new bugs cannot be linked via the redirector at bugzilla.wikimedia.org. Anomie x (talk) 12:42, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I've added mwphab as the new prefix — Game widow (talk) 15:56, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


Naista2002 was renamed to NickTheRed37 in December 2014, but he is named "" in some pages:


" left a message in your talk page"

Move log, at the bottom:

11:01, 31 January 2015 (Talk) moved page Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Stronghold Blueprints/Stronhold Spiral Staircase to Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Stronghold Blueprints/Stronghold Spiral Staircase without leaving a redirect (fix typo)

If you try to create the Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Stronghold Blueprints/Stronhold Spiral Staircase page, the msgbox says:

Warning: You are recreating a page that was previously deleted.
You should consider whether it is appropriate to continue editing this page. The deletion and move log for this page are provided here for convenience:

But on this page, he is correctly named "NickTheRed37"

Why? –LauraFi - talk 18:21, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Maybe due to me logging out (temporarily), see above. This discussion must merge into that one. — Yours, Agent Nick the Red37 (t · c) f.k.a. Naista2002 18:34, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
I’ve ran the IP you’ve gave through http://whois.domaintools.com and found out that it is in Buenos Aires, while I’m in Russia. Given that’s your own IP, it looks like it shows the message reader’s IP. — Yours, Agent Nick the Red37 (t · c) f.k.a. Naista2002 18:40, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
LauraFi, Game widow? P. S. :ru:Special:Logs/Adeil — Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 12:31, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
It was fixed, but old logs show the message reader’s IP address. –LauraFi - talk 13:02, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
This is what i see. — Game widow (talk) 14:05, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
The move log. –LauraFi - talk 14:51, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiPoints admin link on Special:Contributions[]

Hey Game widow, could you pass along a feature request for me? I'd like to have a link to a user's WikiPoints administration page added to the links at the top of Special:Contributions and Special:DeletedContributions (the "For Example (talk | ...)" links added via MediaWiki:Contribsub2. I already tried adding a link manually via that message, but it wouldn't work, and would have displayed for all people viewing a contributions page, and on the contributions page of both unregistered users and registered accounts. The link should only display for registered accounts, and should only be shown to administrators, since unregistered viewers and regular users would get permission errors on viewing the WikiPoints admin page anyways. Thanks! ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:03, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

OK, i can pass that along. — Game widow (talk) 00:19, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Can you hide the wiki points admin from non-administrators please? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:37, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

I shall put in that request. Not sure why its visible. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 14:47, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Directors-level protection[]

Hey Game widow, it appears that at some point the "Directors" protection level stopped working: it no longer appears as an option when protecting pages, and pages which were protected at that level no longer appear to be protected at all. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:54, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Pages with the [edit=directors] are still protected, as I can't edit those pages. –LauraFi - talk 22:02, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Some other notes are the "view source" message changed to the same as a fully protected page, rather than stating it is protected to a group. (as seen on Minecraft Wiki:Directors).
Also, using {{PROTECTIONLEVEL:}} still outputs "directors" KnightMiner t/c 22:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Sounds like $wgRestrictionLevels was reset to the default, probably during one of the MediaWiki upgrades. -- Orthotopetalk 23:30, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I'll report it, but there's been snow in Huntsville and people there are not equipped to deal with it, so i don't know when exactly anyone will be back in the office — Game widow (talk) 01:55, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, and don't worry about it; since this is only a cosmetic problem and non-directors are still unable to edit director-protected pages, it's not like there's any actual urgency to getting this resolved. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 07:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


Requesting bot flags for JARVISTheBot on Dutch, Hungarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Japanese Minecraft Wikis to fix interlanguage links and probable other fixes. — Agent Nick the Red37 (talk · contribs) f.k.a. Naista2002 17:04, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

The rights were already in place on the Brazilian Portuguese wiki, and have been added to the rest — Game widow (talk) 17:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Can you remove the editor and nopreviewrequire flags from my bot on Polish wiki? — NickTheRed37 t c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 12:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

OK, done — Game widow (talk) 14:13, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

New extension on Korean MCWiki[]

Hi, I’m administrator of Korean Minecraft Wiki. Can you install DynamicPageList extension for us? And I’m just curious, but can we use ‘localised’ wiki logo for main page (referring this one), like Polish MCWiki does? --Alswo96284 (talk) 06:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

I have enabled DynamicPageList for you. If you wish to add to or embellish the wiki logo, I don't think that is a problem at all. — Game widow (talk) 14:45, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Alswo96284 (talk) 02:47, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

<tt> tag[]

Hello. When using mobile mode, the <tt> tag doesn't affect the text, while <code> works fine. I would like to know why the <tt> tag isn't working on mobile. — NickTheRed37 (former Naista2002) (talk) 08:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

<tt> is obselete, use <code> instead. MajrTalk
12:51, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Obsolete? XD But what if we would need to display monospace font without a white background? (example) What would you say then? Hide it with style="background: transparent"? I don’t think so. NickTheRed37 (former Naista2002) (talk) 13:04, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
The W3C provides an alternative or three. -- Orthotopetalk 15:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
You don't use an element because its styling happens to be convenient. The TT tag just happens to not have any styling in MW, probably because you're not supposed to be using it in the first place. The fact that it doesn't work on your mobile further proves this point. If you don't want a background (code will also have a border and some padding in the next version), then add some styling to remove it. MajrTalk
01:29, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Orthotope, what are differences between tt, kbd and samp tags? — NickTheRed37 (former Naista2002) (talk) 07:08, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
tt is for fixed width display, such as teletext (hence the name, and why code makes it completely obsolete), kbd is for user input and samp is for output from a progam. MajrTalk
07:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Account Name Change[]

Hi, I was advised to contact you concerning a username change. My account name was changed from User:Legoless to User:McLego, apparently due to the Gamepedia migration, and I'd prefer if it could be changed back. Thanks! --McLego (talk) 15:51, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

A ticket has been opened to deal with that. Being the weekend, nothing is likely to happen until monday, but i will follow up then. — Game widow (talk) 16:17, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
McLego, please be prepared to deal with various bugs and errors. When you will be notified of the rename’s success, please log out, clear ALL your *.gamepedia.com cookies and browser cache, then log back in with your new username. I had problems after renaming, too. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 16:54, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for the help. --McLego (talk) 17:20, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

User statistics are broken[]

Numbers of contributions done and number of wikis edited are all showing zero. Rank settings are also broken (sometimes it doesn't show, sometimes it shows partially, and in some cases it shows incorrect values, e. g. in my case it shows that I’m ranked 3rd on this wiki, but really Goandgoo is ranked 3rd). — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 20:06, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

A ticket has been logged with the platform team — Game widow (talk) 20:17, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
This issue is affecting entire Gamepedia, it seems (see FTB:User:Chocohead). — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 07:15, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
It was fixed. –LauraFi - talk 16:25, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Except for the local rank thing. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 17:08, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
My Favorite Wiki sometimes disappears. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 20:54, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
It's all part of the same issue and it's being looked at — Game widow (talk) 21:48, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Gamepedia Points are broken. –LauraFi - talk 00:32, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
How so? Just saying "broken" doesn't help narrow down the issue. — Game widow (talk) 15:29, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
I think she meant that the total amount of Gamepedia points above the GP level isn’t showing. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 16:53, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Also, {{#points:}} does not work, see here. –LauraFi - talk 17:56, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Everything except {{#points:}} was fixed, thanks. –LauraFi - talk 17:26, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Sprite sheet extension/functionality[]

Hey Game Widow, the sprite sheet editor should not be enabled on all files by default; it should be explicitly opt-in (whether through a wikitext switch of some sort or through an interface mechanism similar to page protection; either way, it should come with a way to see what files have had it enabled). Most of the log entries for sprite sheet changes appear to be random users experimenting on random files, which has the potential to confuse editors since changing a file's sprite sheet triggers an enotif if the file is on your watchlist (and potentially shows the file as changed in your watchlist, though I haven't checked to confirm), but no entry appears on the file's history, only on its logs page.

In addition, the functionality makes it more difficult to directly access the file, by preventing being able to simply click on it (which, now that I mention it, is where I suspect some of the "test" log entries are coming from); even for files where the sprite sheet functionality is enabled, then, editing of the sheet should be a mode that you have to enable after viewing the file (e.g. a link that says "edit sprite sheet" or similar, that enables the mode when clicked).

Lastly, this is probably not something that just any editor should be able to change. If the functionality is intended to replace the sprite data modules we currently use, as it seems, it isn't something most editors need to touch, and instead should be behind a usergroup (admin would work, though preferably there would be a dedicated "spritesheet editor" usergroup or the like that could be handed out to editors who express interest in helping to maintain the sprite sheets).

I'm just telling you this so you can pass it on to the team responsible for this functionality. Thanks! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 20:33, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

I'll pass on your concerns to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 20:44, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks (again)! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 21:10, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
See also here where Orthotope expressed his concerns, and here where I expressed mine.
Also, I would agree either a group or a protection feature would make sense, and it being linked to a user right makes that easier. KnightMiner t/c 21:42, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing to the other discussions, Knight. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 05:22, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Ganging up to complain is not going to get the platform team into the office any more quickly. I have faithfully passed on (verbatim) your complaints and concerns. That is all i can do — Game widow (talk) 12:40, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't believe that's what Knight was trying to do here, and it's definitely not what I was trying to do. When I started this discussion, I was honestly unaware of the other discussions that had already been started, and there were no other relevant discussions here on your talk page; it honestly never occurred to me that there would be discussions elsewhere (except maybe on the community portal or admin noticeboard), and since I understand you to be essentially our community liaison with Curse, I also never thought to report the issues anywhere else. With Knight's links, I believe he was merely interlinking the discussions to ensure everyone was aware of all of them, not trying to gang up or anything of the sort.
I understand that it could be frustrating finding that several editors have reported the same thing through multiple avenues in a short timespan, and apologize for whatever confusion it may have caused with the platform team or the Curse employees who directly handled the discussions, but it's no excuse for accusing us of colluding towards some unknown means, and would appreciate a little good faith in the future if something like this manages to happen again (hopefully it won't; now that I'm aware of other potential locations people report these things at, I'll definitely be more careful myself about reporting something that's already been reported). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:17, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
You're right, and I apologise. I was just getting bombarded with emails from here, the notice board, the forums and felt overwhelmed and lashed out. — Game widow (talk) 21:04, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, and don't worry about it. I know what it's like to be overwhelmed with notifications, and it can get quite frustrating (even when you're effectively overwhelming yourself, as I tend to do half the time I run my bot on the Yu-Gi-Oh! wiki). =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:11, 30 March 2015 (UTC)


This. Also, could CAPTCHA be removed for autoconfirmed users? It is annoying, every external link triggers it.LauraFi - talk 22:08, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

For the footer, this has been reported and has been fixed by clearing cookies/caches. Are you sure you were logged in when you got the CAPTCHA ? I will look into it / pass it along to the people involved — Game widow (talk) 22:12, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
The following edits triggered CAPTCHA: Special:Diff/820673, Special:Diff/820646, Special:Diff/820678, es:Special:Diff/79390. –LauraFi - talk 22:32, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
This seems to affect entire Gamepedia (I had this problem on Gamepedia Help wiki, where Contrapple reported a bug with login and I reported another). — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 06:03, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Ticket created and passed on to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 18:36, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Another user rename[]

:ru:user:MinecraftPCandPE recently decided to rechristen himself as GRAND RADION and therefore wants his account renamed.

@MinecraftPCandPE/GRAND RADION: Please be prepared to deal with various problems, and do instructions given at Account Name Change topic above. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 17:07, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Backlink. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 17:10, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
No need, the requested username is open. I've changed your global account name, please log out of the wiki (and maybe delete your cookies just for good measure) and then log in with your new username (GRAND_RADION), keeping in mind it is case sensitive. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 18:34, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Whose account was renamed? When I first read the reply, I was scared that my account might have renamed. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 12:17, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Is GRAND RADION’s account really renamed (and PC Minecraft’s too)? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 15:28, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, the user formerly known as :ru:user:MinecraftPCandPE is now :ru:user:GRAND_RADION. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by CrsBenjamin (talkcontribs) at 18:13, 20 April 2015 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
No. The profile is really not renamed (it stays at MinecraftPCandPE). Same with 16572. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 10:24, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Well, that's bizarre. At this point there's no record for User:MinecraftPCandPE in our records. Have they logged out of the wiki entirely, cleared cache and re-logged? If so, I may need to get our dev team to investigate. I definitely re-named the account at the global level. I'm unclear what "16572" refers to? CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 14:55, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
"16572" refers to User:16572 who wants to be called "PC Minecraft" as they were before the Gamepedia migration. See here and here. KnightMiner t/c 15:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
According to this, 16572 was issued a re-name credit and just needs to log out/in on Gamepedia.com. I'll follow up on it though, thanks! CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 15:18, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Upon further investigation, I need User:16572 to simply create the Curse account (s)he wants to use and let me know once that's done (and they've logged into MCW at least once). CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 16:16, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Scratch all of that, I've re-named his account globally. He just needs to log out and back in and should be good to go as PC_Minecraft CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 19:00, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
PC Minecraft's problem finally resolved, thanks! — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 12:02, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Problem with GRAND RADION also resolved. Although he appears to have a splitted account issue here. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 08:34, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Extreme cache on transcluded content[]

It seems right now that transcluded content does not update even when a template is edited, as it would be expected to and does on most other wikis (on some templates, even waiting a reasonable amount of time does not update).

It even affects pages with are barely transcluded, such as my sandbox being transcluded onto my other sandbox (to test this, I removed .js from the error, and it still shows on my sandbox. In a previous test purging the page updated the template, but it does not make sense for more widely used transclusions to go to each page purging them).

It also seems the API's forcerecursivelinkupdate parameter does not work to update the pages. KnightMiner t/c 16:20, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

There is a known issue currently with Mediawiki which requires a null edit on pages using templates / transcluded data which has changed. That's not just here, it's anywhere using the more recent releases of MW — Game widow (talk) 16:25, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Do you have a link to the Wikimedia Phabricator task for the issue? Anomie x (talk) 16:50, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
I have asked and the platform team has been unable to provide me with such a link — Game widow (talk) 12:40, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Incorrect interwiki linking on notifications[]

I have been recently mentioned on Template talk:Tweet and recieved a notification. I saw this notification in the German wiki and clicked on the link. The link however linked to Vorlage Diskussion:Tweet which is incorrect (because "Vorlage Diskussion" is the correspondenting namespace to "Template talk" on the German wiki). I assume this isn't a mediawiki issue (because I didn't find any bug reports about this at the phabricator) so I write this to you, so it can be fixed for the Gamepedia (it affects entire Gamepedia, although most Gamepedias are in English). This issue can be very annoying if you work at two (or more) wikis at the same time. | violine1101(Talk) 16:57, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

I also saw this, earlier (this time with Russian translations), just have either been lazy to report or something... — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 17:10, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Was this an email notification with a link, or the echo notification system (little "bell" icon at the top right of the screen) ? — Game widow (talk) 19:39, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
This issue only is about the echo notification system. The namespaces in email notifications are correct. | violine1101(Talk) 19:58, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Not sure if this is related, but I've also had a similar problem with the Global Watchlist. Clicking on a link to Minecraft Wiki talk:Community portal‎ from Advent of Ascension Wiki takes me to Advent_of_Ascension_Wiki_talk:Community_portal; Terraria Wiki does the same thing except to Terraria_Wiki_talk:Community_portal. Also, clicking on a link (while in Advent of Ascension Wiki) to [{{fullurl:Module:Blobs2|}} Module:Blobs2] goes to [{{fullurl::Blobs2|}} :Blobs2] instead (as the Lua extension has not been installed on that wiki). -Sonicwave (talk|c) 21:38, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous user creation of pages[]

Can we disable anonymous user creation of pages? In the past, most anons just make a few passing changes while reading the wiki, and those who do create pages usaually just create spam pages and pages with violate MCW:NOTABILITY (or tend to request an article on the community portal instead of actually creating one). Thus, removing their creation of pages would greatly reduce the number of spam articles created without hindering the constructive edits which anons usually make.

I suggested the idea on the community portal, and had unanimous support there, so the community also seems in favor of the idea. KnightMiner t/c 02:04, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

QR code[]

Hello, for the purpose of advertising our wiki in the communitity, are we allowed to create QR code that links to the main wiki page and use it in the community? —Powup333 ZH Admin 04:29, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Sure, there's no problem with that — Game widow (talk) 13:28, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Watchlist problem[]

Edits are being removed from my watchlist unexpectedly. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 17:16, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Could you elaborate a bit? Like what page were you watching that did this, or what exactly was removed ? — Game widow (talk) 18:18, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Pocket Edition Alpha 0.12.0 The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 15:23, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Was this your local watchlist, or the Global watchlist (or both)? — Game widow (talk) 16:16, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Also, I don't see anything really in the page history other than the protection being changed to avert edit wars. When did you add it to your watchlist? When it was first created as a redirection, or once it was a stand-alone page? — Game widow (talk) 16:23, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
It was my local watchlist, and I added it around June 15th. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 15:05, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
If you check this diff you can see that the page was completely changed over that interval, and went from being a simple redirection to a full-fledged page. This is most likely the issue, so i would say that for that one page, this is not really much of a mystery. If some other page disappears from your watchlist with no such mitigating circumstances, then i'd say it's worth looking into — Game widow (talk) 15:54, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
A more detailed description is that when a page recives multiple edits in one day, the previous edit disappears, but the diff link only leads to the last change. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 15:59, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
That is not a bug, that is a feature you have disabled. Go into your watchlist options and check "Expand watchlist to show all changes, not just the most recent".
I would also advise you if you have not already to enable the "Group changes by page in recent changes and watchlist" option, so you can view all changes to a page in your watchlist at the same time. KnightMiner t/c 18:55, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
 Done The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 15:12, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Redirection problems on the Russian wiki[]

Hello. Curse may already be aware of this, but:

At least one anonymous user reports being redirected to some kind of "Create account" page when viewing the wiki, making them unable to properly interact with the site.

I have reasons to believe the anon's claims, because several registered users have reported being redirected to minecraft-ru.gamepedia.com/?loggedin=true when viewing the site, and I recall being redirected there a few times as well.

Also, my bot gets redirected to http://auth.curse.com/NetworkService.asmx/shareSession?from=http%3A%2F%2Fminecraft-ru.gamepedia.com%2Fextensions%2FCurseAuth%2FCookie.php%3Freturnto%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fminecraft-ru.gamepedia.com%252Findex.php when using index.php?action=raw to get page wikitext... and gets error code 403. This results in that the function which is supposed to return page wikitext returns an empty string, and the edit function attempts to blank the edited page. --GreenStone (talk) 10:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

I can also add that I sometimes, especially when I'm travelling and use my mobile phone to work with the wiki, get redirected to ?loggedin=true, which can be very annoying because I only have limited data volume. This however only happened on the German wiki yet. (I would also ping Majr because he's a Curse member as well but probably more active here.) | violine1101(Talk) 11:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I deployed a hot fix earlier today for this issue. If this is still giving more problems please let us know. Azxiana (talk) 21:47, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Rename my account[]

I want to rename my account to TheKotyaikNow.--GreenCatSinging (talk) 14:21, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
I have logged a ticket with your request, although i must confess that i am saddened that "GreenCatSinging" will cease to be — Game widow (talk) 20:53, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
And where is name TheKotyaikNow???--GreenCatSinging (talk) 06:04, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
This process is not instant. It will be obvious when your rename is complete — Game widow (talk) 13:01, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
OK, I've asked about this request and the answer i was given is that it would be best if you went through support.curse.com and had them initiate it. Sorry for the delay — Game widow (talk) 16:49, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Please, add the Extension:Editcount on the Russian Minecraft Wiki. Thanks in advance. Asassin 1 talk 12:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

...where Asassin 1 is at the moment the only one supporting the addition of that extension. Two users, including me, are neutral.
Well, this is definitely not a priority. --GreenStone (talk) 13:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Asassin 1, please don’t request for something when only a few users support it. By the way, I’m the other user who is neutral on this topic. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 14:19, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Localhost edits?[]

I see several recent edits on Special:Contributions/, which probably isn't right and should be looked into. Anomie x (talk) 00:34, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

It certainly should not be the case, but there's nothing i can do on the weekend, I'll log a ticket and someone from the platform team will have to take a look on monday — Game widow (talk) 13:20, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
This discussion from wikipedia may be relevant, as they had a similar issue. Short version is that there was some issue with how caching was configured. -- Orthotopetalk 17:41, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, i'll make sure the platform team looks at that as well — Game widow (talk) 17:47, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
FYI, it's still happening. Please let the platform team know. Thanks. Anomie x (talk) 12:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Wrong interwiki[]

There is something weird going on at Russian wiki: in :ru:Minecraft Wiki:Портал сообщества (that wiki’s community portal), the English interwiki leads to 15w31a, although in the code, the interwiki is correct (Minecraft Wiki:Community portal). — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 18:00, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

That is indeed very strange. I'll have someone look into it — Game widow (talk) 18:15, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
An official ticket has been logged — Game widow (talk) 18:23, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Do you know if this link worked before today ? I note that it was added March 5, 2015. Is it possible that it has not worked since then? — Game widow (talk) 18:49, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Our platform team says that whatever is going wrong, does so beginning at the section "Статьи" which uses :ru:Шаблон:Main and transludes :ru:Minecraft Wiki:Портал сообщества/СтатьиGame widow (talk) 19:48, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
With a little more digging i found a link to "en:15w31a" on that transcluded page. I changed that to ":en:15w31a" (with a leading colon) and everything is fine again — Game widow (talk) 19:52, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Ouh, my bad... Thanks for fixing anyway.— Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:36, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Gamepedia Points on Profile aren't the Points in Minecraft Wiki.de[]

I have an issue with my "Minecraft Wikipoints" and the Gamepedia points. The Gamepedia points aren't the same ammount as the points I've reached in the german Minecraft Wiki. This happend today, yesterday the Gamepedia points and my "Minecraft Wiki points" were the same. Is there any option to edit the Gamepedia points into my german Minecraft Wikipoints? My Profile and the german WikiPointsleaderboard Nakriin (talk) 15:49, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

The platform team is investigating this issue — Game widow (talk) 16:35, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Achievement notification is a bit annoying[]

I recently moved a page in the German wiki and got a notification. However, although the message does disappear after some time, it appears again after reloading the page. Now, everytime I visit a page of the Gamepedia network, I get a message that I got an achievement for moving a page. Please consider to fix this bug or just move these notifications to the notifications area. PS: After visiting the English wiki, I get two notifications now: One about moving the page in the German wiki and another about editing my social profile. (Also, it seems like the wiki points achievements are not up to date.) | violine1101(Talk) 11:55, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Does it have a different wiki title each time? For me, several achievements I have gotten keep reappearing under a different wiki name (as they are global profile achievements).
And the points achievements won't be up to date for quite a bit, as the system has to go over every user and evaluate if they have earned each of the points achievements. KnightMiner t/c 17:20, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
There is definitely a problem and it was reported, but being a long weekend, it is unlikely much will happening until tuesday — Game widow (talk) 17:57, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
I no longer have this happening. Is it fixed already? — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 16:06, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
yes indeed, thank Azxiana — Game widow (talk) 04:33, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Possible bug with achievement revocation[]

Hello. Curse may already be aware, but:

There seems to be a problem with achievement revocation at least on the Russian Minecraft Wiki. Some achievements seem to be revoked twice, which causes a loss of wikipoints. Some users have negative points.

--GreenStone (judge me) 13:50, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know, I will pass this along to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 13:53, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Почему я на ранге стою на 50 361 месте, хотя был на 81? Why I on a rank stand on 50 361th point when I was on 81th point? GRAND RADION (talk) 11:40, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
On the German Minecraft Wiki there is the same issue, every day I lose 200 Wikipoints Nakriin (talk) 16:19, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
I have reported this and we are looking into what is going on, both for the sudden de-ranking and the points loss — Game widow (talk) 16:56, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
very Thanks for fixing. GRAND RADION (talk) 08:48, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
The people who did the real work are Azxiana and CrsBenjamin, but i'm glad it's sorted :) — Game widow (talk) 13:23, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Sorry. Thanks for fixing. This is a bug. GRAND RADION (talk) 12:27, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Negative Gamepediapoints[]

Hey Game widow, I have negative Gamepediapoints since today. Yesterday I had more than 13k but now I have -2k. A Bug? Nakriin (talk)

I'll look into it, thanks for letting me know — Game widow (talk) 17:05, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
It seems to be fixed for me, but still some other Users may have the same issue e.g. Benutzer:Yaouoay -- Nakriin (talk) 18:14, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Brazilian Portuguese wiki admins[]

Hi! I'd like to know how can I become an admin on the Brazilian Portuguese Minecraft Wiki. Out of the two admins on there, one hasn't been around since 2013 and the other one since the start of August 2015, and the rest of the wiki is almost abandoned. I started contributing to the wiki this week, but I'll try to review all of the pages of that wiki to provide more correctly translated and updated information according to the English wiki. Could you please help me? Also there seems to be a problem with the blocks (blocos) template on the Brazilian wiki that makes the show (exibir) button appear on a second line instead of the same line as the edit (editar) button when viewing from a block's page. If you could help me with that as weel, I'd be very happy. Thank you! (I'm sorry if you're not the right person to ask this) --Mine4017 (talk) 22:21, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

The best person to contact would be Majr. Leave him a message, if you don't mind. If he does not reply, then I'll step in. I'll see if i can fix the blocos template — Game widow (talk) 23:17, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! --Mine4017 (talk) 01:13, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

adding references to pages[]

Hello, recently I got reports from our chinese wiki people that adding external references in pages would trigger a filter and need to use captcha to save the edit, however it seems like the China networks cannot load CAPTCHA, so there is no way for them to add any references to the pages. I do realized that is part of the global edit filter to keep bots spamming pages, but is there a way to work around it? —Powup333 ZH Admin 03:45, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

I will pass this along to our platform team, but first: are they logged in when they do this? The captcha, afaik, is not triggered if users are logged in. — Game widow (talk) 13:05, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes, they are logged in when they perform the edit. That doesn't seems like it should happen? —Powup333 ZH Admin 13:30, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I have triggered the captcha a few times while logged in, so that part might be broken. KnightMiner t/c 13:51, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, just checking. I'll make sure the platform team has all the information. — Game widow (talk) 15:16, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Same here (German wiki). When creating this article, I got a message that I should solve a capatcha, but there was no capatcha I could solve. I used my bot to create the page anyway. | violine1101(Talk) 14:38, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
There was an issue with the Mediawiki 1.23.11 security deploy on Friday. I put in a permissions override and this should be back to normal now. Azxiana (talk) 22:50, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
Anyone still having this problem ? — Game widow (talk) 18:09, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Seems to be fixed now, at least for Crowdin links on the German wiki. | violine1101(Talk) 21:59, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank-you for the update :) — Game widow (talk) 23:24, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Frozen Gamepedia and Wikipoints[]

Hey Game widow, I have a problem with my Gamepedia and Wikipoints again, now they are frozen. I do not get any points (Gamepedia- and Wikipoints) for editing in any Wiki. Hopefully you can help me -- Nakriin (talk) 19:24, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

I'll let the platform guys know — Game widow (talk) 19:46, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

I have the same problem, I don't get WikiPoints, when I edit pages. Gelbstern (talk) 20:10, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

It seems that everyone in the German Minecraft Wiki have this problem. I dont know, if any other Users of other Wikis have this problem too. May this can help to find a reason for this -- Nakriin (talk) 09:50, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
I also have a similar problem in the Russian Minecraft Wiki. GRAND RADION (talk) 11:41, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
There is a deploy happening later today which should hopefully address this problem, but i will add your username to the list to be checked. — Game widow (talk) 12:53, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
The problem still exists, are there any information when we can expect that it is fixed? -- Nakriin (talk) 14:52, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing -- Nakriin (talk) 10:22, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

IP admin Noticeboard.[]

Sorry, messed up with the post. The IP is actually Please unblock the .174 IP. -BDJP (t|c) 18:27, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

OK, but do be more careful in future — Game widow (talk) 19:43, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

SpriteSheet Extension[]

Hello, I found that there is a new SpriteSheet extension installed in this wiki, but it does not seems like it has been installed on other languages (for me, Chinese), can the Curse team also install it in other languages so we can keep the pages in sync? —Powup333 ZH Admin 14:56, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

We don't use the extension, so there is no need. In fact, it might as well be uninstalled from here. MajrTalk
01:37, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
@Majr: Currently I am seeing it being used in Removed features. —Powup333 ZH Admin 03:30, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
 Fixed. Sealbudsman decided to make their own sprite sheet for that page, instead of using the existing {{BlockSprite}}, for some reason. MajrTalk
06:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for the trouble; If I recall, that page uses sprites that weren't in blocksprite, because they were the weird technical block sprites, and I didn't want to pollute the blocksprite sheet with them. For what it's worth. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 13:05, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Watchlist reverted edits[]

When an edit to a page on my watchlist gets reverted, the edit still shows in bold. Can you make it so that these edits will not show unless the user sets their preferences otherwise? The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 23:17, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

I've passed your question on to MajrGame widow (talk) 10:30, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
While it appears like a trivial change, it is not trivial to make. You'd have to write an extension for it. So sadly, the answer is no. — Game widow (talk) 12:24, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

a bug occured[]

It seems that an error occured on this page. This page can be neither nor moved. a20001017Talk 10:58, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

This also happened on this page on the Brazilian Portuguese wiki. Deleting and recreating the page solved the problem. In both cases, the bug ocurred after a move. --Mine4017 (talk) pt-br Wiki Admin 12:19, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
 Yes a20001017Talk 04:30, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Or ever will be on ClaimWiki[]

Or ever will be on ClaimWiki?

I'm not sure what you are asking here? are you saying you want to become administrator of this wiki? There are already many administrators, as you can see hereGame widow (talk) 19:16, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

How to deal with the request to take down an article (with legal stuffs)[]

First of all, we're not actually having this problem. I've just thought I need to make this clear, just in case, so please don't take it too seriously.

Let's say we have this situation.

  1. A user posted an article about a game streamer.
  2. A lawfirm associated with the streamer found the article is offensive with the terms like defamation (whether the article states fact or not) and requested for me to take down the article, and they stated they will take some legal action if I don't.
  3. Of course I'm just an administrator, I don't own this wiki.

In this situation, can I redirect them to you (Curse), not doing what they requested? And in general, which law is applied, federal or Korean? —Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 15:21, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Curse is an American website, so American laws apply. You are most definitely welcome to forward such things to us for advice. — Game widow (talk) 15:29, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
This is clear now. Thank you for the quick reply! —Alswo9628(4)ko.Admin (talk) 15:34, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Unable to access "Recent changes".[]

Not sure if its just me, the it appears the Recent changes page is down. Always coming back with a 504 error. -BDJP (t|c) 17:21, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

I think it might just be you. It loads fine for me. Are you hitting it as http or https? — Game widow (talk) 17:36, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
http. I'll try https. -BDJP (t|c) 18:03, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
And its happening on https as well. -BDJP (t|c) 18:04, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
OK, thanks for checking. It has been reported — Game widow (talk) 18:30, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
Just checking to see if you got a response as I haven't been able to access the page for at least thirty hours. -BDJP (t|c) 23:05, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
It is being looked at, but the page is accessible to the majority of users. I don't know what is not working for you specifically. It is slow, definitely, but it does load. — Game widow (talk) 23:06, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Never mind. Just fixed the problem. Had to change my preferences (which I've seemed to have forgotten about)... I suppose showing 500 edits over the course of 60 days is too much. xD -BDJP (t|c) 23:09, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
Phew :) — Game widow (talk) 23:11, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
I can confirm. I’ve once tried to load the recent changes with just 50 edits shown, but it didn’t work either. It only occurs on English Minecraft Wiki for some reason; I can read the Russian 500 recent changes finely. However, the 504 error rarely occurs on other pages, regardless of the wiki. I’ve already informed Curse via email to support@curse.com. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 15:39, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Global AF - New user adding phone number to new pages[]

Please delete this filter in Russian wiki. It is not correctly work. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 12:18, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

It's global, i can't delete it for just one wiki, but i will have someone look at it — Game widow (talk) 14:02, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Yandex Translate: Explain your position to this user: :ru:Обсуждение участника:Temeramor. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 15:21, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Are you asking me to explain it to him, or are you telling me you have done so? Either way, it's not a political stance, it's a technical fact, our global filters apply globally, so they cannot be switched on or off for a single wiki. I have reported the problem and someone will check to see if the filter can be improved to not adversely affect Russian sites. Perhaps if you could give me an example of the sort of addition it is preventing, that would be useful — Game widow (talk) 15:34, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
The number of edits has been lowered on the filter, so this user should be ok if he has 10 or more edits on the wiki — Game widow (talk) 16:04, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
https://minecraft-ru.gamepedia.com/Служебная:Журнал_злоупотреблений?wpSearchUser=Temeramor&wpSearchFilter=&wpSearchTitle=&title=%D0%A1%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F%3A%D0%96%D1%83%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BB_%D0%B7%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%83%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9 (Sorry, I'm don't have time). — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:57, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

about SSL connections for PROs[]

I suggest a opinion to switch https connection on or off. In some Internet-sensoring regions, this may be annoying and very laggy.a20001017Talk 05:47, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Mobile view[]

When I use my iPad, I can go to the desktop view, but I soon as I go to another page, including an edit window, it goes back to the mobile view. This makes it hard to do things like minor edits. If you need a clarification, you can test this on your phone or tablet. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 03:34, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

We are aware of this behaviour and looking into it. Essentially, the Mobile Front End (which is code controlled by Mediawiki) apparently fails to recognize your iPad as a mobile device. I will ask if there has been any progress on this front. — Game widow (talk) 13:10, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

"Crusher" extension appears to be breaking layout of the tables at Explosion#Blast resistance[]

The tables at Explosion#Blast resistance are supposed to be laid out side-by-side. It's not the greatest thing in multi-column layout, but it used to work. I noticed today that it isn't anymore. I tracked the problem down to the script at https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/extensions/Crusher/js/crusher.tables.js adding full-width divs around the tables (I guess it's trying to work around the horrible advertising sidebar non-"pro" people have to deal with, that takes up almost half the page?). Please fix. Thanks. Anomie x (talk) 18:30, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

I just pushed out the fix for this problem. Extension:Crusher is meant to help in general and not necessarily because of the side rail. The side rail simply helped to make an old problem more noticeable. Azxiana (talk) 20:56, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
I've passed along your concerns to the platform team. As for the siderail, it disappears completely if the screen width is less than 1000px, so at worst, it only ever takes less than 1/3 of the screen. — Game widow (talk) 19:38, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Russian Minecraft Wiki[]

AttemptToCallNil’s activity fell considerably. He said that health problems are the cause. Fate of other Russian Minecraft Wiki administrators, Ivan-r and Asassin 1, remains unclear; they lost activity last month. One of Curse administrators has to look at that troubled wiki until he regains ability to do administrative tasks, at least by requests, or another able admin returns to the wiki.

Over two months ago I proposed there to assign a new administrator, and AttemptToCallNil pointed out that I was the most suiting user. In May 1 the proposition was declined, but it was said a future possibility for assignation may come after 6 months since the decision (ca. November 1 of current year) or after 2 weeks of administrators’ inactivity. I don’t seek for rights, but without an administrator the wiki may be abandoned, and I appear to be one of the most probable pretenders for the status. But please don’t try to make me an administrator there right now, it’s too early.

NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:28, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm fine with you being admin, we can call for a vote, and of course get Majr in on the discussion — Game widow (talk) 15:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it appears that Majr also has low level of activity. So we need another free Curse employee to care about the wiki. This may be very important. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 16:17, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm here every day, just because there's no edits that need making doesn't mean I'm not here. Reach a decision on your wiki, and then if needed, someone can be promoted. If there's not enough people around to reach a decision, I'll just promote an active user. MajrTalk
00:57, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
I can absolutely assure you that Majr is here — Game widow (talk) 00:58, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
We already have an issue that needs administrative attention. :ru:Minecraft Wiki:Запросы к администраторам#Обновить версии. The instructions are at the very end of that section. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:38, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
 Done. MajrTalk
13:44, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
So the Russian Wiki is adminless? If so, no one can ban users that add repeated vandalism or cause other trouble. Why can't one of the active users of the Russian Wiki be promoted to admin? | AndrewAB (talk) 13:54, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
Because this has to be approved by the community, for which I have to submit the proposal, which can’t be done until July 18 or 19 because of the said decision (I’m still a controversial candidate for admin status). — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:01, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
 Approve - I approve :) | AndrewAB (talk) 14:26, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
I meant Russian wiki’s community, not this community. — NickTheRed37 (issues’ wall) 14:31, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

<metakeys> tag doesn't seem to be working properly[]

These keys inserted on the main page didn't appear in the source of the main page.a20001017Talk 09:34, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

I'm really not sure what you are referring to — Game widow (talk) 12:30, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
I found <metakeys> in version page. However, metakeys in wiki source didn't appear in html source code.a20001017Talk 09:49, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Looks like this has probably been broken since MW 1.20. A ticket has been created to remove it from the list of tags. — Game widow (talk) 17:46, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Minecraft font[]

Please update to support the Russian language: link to archive. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 20:04, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

I've passed the request along to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 22:26, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Kick them. They forgot. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:26, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Kicked — Game widow (talk) 19:35, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 13:47, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

link to reddit in profile[]

Not support hyphen. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:47, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

OK, i will report that to the platform team — Game widow (talk) 20:24, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Error deleting image[]

https://yadi.sk/i/_YbAYfL3uuK27Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 14:00, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

OK, which image ? and i assume on minecraft-ru ? — Game widow (talk) 14:22, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes. In Ru-Minecraft Wiki. :ru:Файл:ВПНЛ сталь (GregTech).png‎. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 15:25, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Files missing in ruminecraftwiki[]

:ru:Файл:BabyPolarBear Preview.png cannot be renamed ("Database error") (needs to be renamed to "Белый медведь (детёныш)"), :ru:Файл:++.png, :ru:Файл:+++.png, :ru:Файл:++++.png are plain missing. Thanks! --dand0 (talk) 16:44, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

The first file (BabyPolarBear Preview.png) loads just fine for me. Our file system does not allow characters like "+" in image filenames — Game widow (talk) 16:47, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
The problem with the first file is that it can't be renamed. Is it possible to recover those 3 images? --dand0 (talk) 18:10, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
There are diacritics in the new name ("Белый медведь (детёныш)") ...that could be the problem, but i will ask the platform team. You could simply create a redirection from your desired name to the existing (english) filename. That should work for calls to the Russian filename. As for the other 3 images, i simply renamed them to filenames that don't use weird characters and they are fine — Game widow (talk) 19:00, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
ё should be a single Unicode character (0x0451?), like any other letter from the Russian alphabet. I don't recall any use of actual separate diacritic characters in file names (and I can't think of a reason to use them); and even if we did use such characters, why would that cause any problems? Are there known incidents involving such characters in MediaWiki file names, especially those incidents caused by bugs not fixed (or even not fixable) on Gamepedia wikis? --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 05:55, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
I don't think ё has anything to do with the error, because the parents' version :ru:Файл:PolarBear Preview.png returns that error as well. --dand0 (talk) 08:08, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Any news? --dand0 (talk) 12:38, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Nothing yet, but i will ask again tomorrow (Monday) — Game widow (talk) 14:37, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
The developer stated that he would look at this today — Game widow (talk) 16:39, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Not work CommentModeration in ruWiki[]

"Confirm Dismiss" no clickable. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:14, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

I will log a ticket — Game widow (talk) 17:53, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Now this work. Thank you. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 20:17, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

To disable Global AF[]

In Ru wiki. These filters only more harm. Our wiki all of your filters or duplicate your own, or just in the way. We will understand ourselves. Mind gifted. Please disable them all! Autonomous enough. — Yandex.Translate — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 16:10, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

That is not something i can personally do, but i have created a ticket to have it done for you (though there is a chance it might not be possible) — Game widow (talk) 17:01, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Able plug, able unplug. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:27, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
May not be plug, may be part of the light. Good luck. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 17:41, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Global filters should no longer be active on the Russian wiki — Game widow (talk) 14:24, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Check this, please. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 14:37, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Due to the way Global filters operate, we're not able to turn them completely off on a per wiki basis. We've disabled those we are able to. While these might be frustrating, they're easy enough to circumvent by telling the affected user to make three edits in their userspace. Typically I just go to User_talk:CrsBenjamin and write "test", submit, "test test", submit, "test test test", submit. I have to do it almost every day on a new wiki, takes about 10 seconds. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 21:40, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Actually, most stuff global filters get is bad. This is not, and it isn't even what the filter says it does. 42 seems to get a lot of false positives lately, as I have just seen in our abuse log, and the bad stuff it does catch is often also caught by other, local and global filters (up to a total of 8). Is it possible to set that filter to warn, not deny? In the link above, a user was trying to correct a declension error in an external link text. He has been denied 5 times on the article itself, and denied once more when he posted on the admin noticeboard (note that the noticeboard link was local). All of these edits have been rejected by global filter 42. --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 22:01, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Again though, a single edit to his user or user_talk page would have resolved the issue. Removing all GAF is not a good option because its removing a big blocker of spam, which comes in waves. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 22:06, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Looking closer, it was blocked because an http:// link, even to the same wiki, counts as external. If he'd used {{static link|Рельсы}} with a section anchor it would have been fine, so that would have been another option. CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 22:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

I would prefer to see an answer to the "warn, not deny" question for that specific filter. I do not favor indiscriminate global filter deactivation. Unfortunately, many new users won't have even basic wiki syntax skills. A site notice looks like the most potent method of conveying messages to users, and I will likely look into writing a message soon. --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 22:28, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately, as of now that's just not an option available to us as far as I'm aware. One solution would be to add edit notices advising users what to do when they hit a filter? CrsBenjamin - (talk) User Wynthyst sig icon.png 23:12, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Obviously your filter is not correctly configured. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 07:44, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Ru: File servers[]

I have a feeling that you are nobody.

The server is very bad. Files updated hours. And often not updated at all. Most errors occur. Why we do not hide your ad if it is not able to file server to keep in order. — Translated by google translate. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 19:36, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Feel free to contact someone you think is somebody then — Game widow (talk) 20:07, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Don't be offended. I just don't see any progress in what is written above. — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 14:17, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I will chalk it up to a communication barrier, but when i tell you that i must depend on another team to do something, it's not like i forget about the request. The platform team is only 2 people and they are extremely busy, so they do the tasks assigned to them in order (unless it is something critical, which this is not) — Game widow (talk) 14:19, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Here is how... And how much time in the medium they spend on executing a single query? — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 17:49, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

About "Patrol" usergroup in Chinese Minecraft Wiki[]

Dear Game widow,

Hi! I am SteveZihang, a user in the Chinese Minecraft Wiki. Mathcrazy12345 is my friend. Some time ago, he sent a request to gamepedia, requesting adding a Patrol user group to our Wiki. However, he did not discuss with us before sending the request, leading to problems to the user rights of the user group. Therefore, I am sending this request to update the user rights of Patrol. The user group should have rollback, patrol, autopatrol, deletedtext, deletedhistory, block, deleterevision, delete, undelete and browsearchive rights, but currently it only has rollback, patrol and deleterevision rights. I hope you can help us update the user rights. Thank you very much!

SteveZihang 11:51, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

My team will be discussing this at our meeting tomorrow. I'll be in touch — Game widow (talk) 17:27, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Recently, Chinese Minecraft Wiki has been suffering much vandalism. According to reliable sources, the attacker will continue doing harm to the wiki. I hope that we can have more people, besides those administrators and bureaucrats, to meet the attack. Ff98sha together with me, is the patroller of recent changes. In our opinion, we need more authorities, since the admins are not always online, to defend the wiki.
SteveZihang (talk) 11:06, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi, the additional rights should be in place now — Game widow (talk) 16:07, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Thx for you efficiency.- User:Ff98sha (talk) 01:19, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Mobile view[]

I don't seem to be able to switch to mobile view. I can follow the link, but when I go to another page, it automatically switches to desktop, even though I am using a phone. The BlobsPaper JE2 BE2.png 04:27, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

This is an issue that we thought was fixed, but apparently has resurfaced. I will report it — Game widow (talk) 12:02, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Blocking range of ip in Ru-Wiki[]

Because of the frequent cases of removing text and placing a spam request to block the whole ip range 5.228.*.* for a period of 2 weeks. Blocking individual ip addresses does not lead to success. Creating a filter abuse is not possible because of the specificity of the written text. translated by Yandex.Translate — Ivan-r ru.Wiki Admin 13:44, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

To clarify, the Russian site is targeted by unregistered users replacing article content with spam. Given that they are already using basic abuse filter circumvention (such as obfuscation of external links), I think they may adapt to fool more complex filters.
This spam attack appears to originate mostly (if not entirely) from two ranges, identified by WHOIS as (CloudFlare) and— (Rostelecom). The spammers may be using more specific IP subsets. I would not block either range entirely. --AttemptToCallNil, previously known as GreenStone (report bug, view backtrace) 15:43, 21 November 2016 (UTC)