User talk:Wynthyst/Archive 6

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Wiki-Attacks[edit]

Wyn, please. This is crazy! You know what I mean. Turn it off, just for a few days. I'm afraid... -- Oliver Scholz de.Wiki Admin 02:51, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

No. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 02:52, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
You are so ignorant. I can't believe it. Live with the consequences. -- Oliver Scholz de.Wiki Admin 03:13, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Excuse me Oliver? You have had to undo 13 edits all day... the filters have caught the rest of them. Just who is being what? I have never treated you with anything other than respect, I seriously don't deserve that attitude from you. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 03:16, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
I've always treated you with respect. Even today. But some users asked me, if we can stop it. I try to do my job, at 5 am. -- Oliver Scholz de.Wiki Admin 03:33, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
edit conflictYou, sir, have no idea how wikis function. A simple look at Special:Recentchanges will tell you that the vast majority of IP contributions to this wiki are beneficial. Please at least make an attempt to make sure your ideas have even a shred of logic behind them before you post on someone's talkpage, especially if you're going to (rather ironically) call them ignorant. 129.2.129.227 03:36, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Oliver, maybe due to the language difference, you don't understand that calling someone ignorant is a pretty disrespectful thing to say. You want me to turn off Anonymous editing because in the past 22hrs, you or your community have had to undo 13 edits. What about the anonymous edits you haven't had to undo? Your wiki is better because of their spelling corrections, additions, etc. but you don't want them to be able to do that because you guys had to undo 13 edits. The only way to attract new additions to your community is to be open to them, not afraid of them. Every wiki in the world has to deal with the bot attacks. The Dutch wiki is experiencing the same issue as you are. Any given week, 2-5 of the Curse wikis are under attack by bots, we just deal with it. The Terraria Wiki has been under attack almost since the day it was launched. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 03:45, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
yea, thanks. You understand it. But i'am at work now, more in 9 hours. -- Oliver Scholz de.Wiki Admin 04:43, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Ok now my detailed reply. When I woke up this morning, I looked at my phone. I saw some bad anonymous editing . I started my PC and reversed it. I was awake ten minutes and it was half past four in the morning. Because I was afraid it would be still more such changes occur, I asked you to turn it off for a short time. Your "No" was bad for me. That's why I wrote my second comment. Please excuse any insult, it was early in the day. And 129.2.129.227: Thank you for your comment, but the issue is not new for Wyn and me. -- Oliver Scholz de.Wiki Admin 14:17, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
It's ok Oliver :D I'm not good when I first wake up and get unwelcome surprises either :D It just surprised me. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:44, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Syntax highlight extension?[edit]

Hey Wyn, is there any possibility we could get Extension:SyntaxHightlight GeSHi installed here? Having syntax highlighting makes working with user CSS and JS (not to mention the global files) soooo much easier. Thanks! =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 01:33, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

*poke* =D ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 06:11, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
I've been debating this since you posted, and am not really sure I see a big benefit for the wiki in general with this request. It would potentially benefit a very small portion of the community, and unless you are planning some grand js project to add some new and amazing functionality (that is still easy for the average user to use) I'm not sure it's really necessary. The site itself has little css, since it utilizes the very soul of the default vector skin. You know I'm not one to usually say no to a community request, and I'm willing to reconsider it, if you can point me to a discussion that demonstrates the need, and the wish of more than just yourself. Another point to mention, the vast majority of the Curse staff is at Blizzcon through this coming weekend, so I'm not sure how quickly it would be depoloyed anyway... Why don't you start a discussion on the CP and see if there is other interest in it. Give it a week for comment, and by then everyone will be back in their offices. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 07:55, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
Cool to hear. I might start a discussion after I get up some time; I'll have to see how RL plays out for me. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 08:21, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
Considering it'd probably only be you and me that'd really need syntax highlighting, I would think that it would be more appropriate for us to do it through userjs, however I have yet to find a syntax highlighter that works on mediawiki. The one I have right now requrires code to be in <pre><code>, instead of just <pre> on its own. I don't know if you can either modify the script to not need the code tags, or if the mediawiki css/js pages can be modified to have the code tags in as well. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 09:40, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Categorization Project[edit]

Hey, I've recently gotten interested in helping out this wiki, but so far I've only really done small things, like fixing redirects and such. I've noticed the Categorization project has lain dormant for quite a while, and was wondering if I would have permission to take up the task of implementing the new category tree into the wiki, or if that is too large of a change for someone like me to do. Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png Eearslya Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png talk | contribs ) 23:08, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

No need to ask permission, go for it :D -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 23:10, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
Alright, well, quick question. For things such as blocks, should they be under the Blocks category plus what category they fall under, or just the latter? Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png Eearslya Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png talk | contribs ) 23:39, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
They can be in as many categories as they fit into appropriately :D The whole purpose of categorization is to make it easier for people to find "like" things. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 00:08, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
And how about categories? Can they be given multiple parents? For instance, Crafting items could be put under Crafting and Items, arguably. Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png Eearslya Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png talk | contribs ) 00:10, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
Exactly. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 00:12, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Minecraft error Plugins[edit]

Myn Friend has installed quite a bit of plugins Like iconomy and stargate but alot of them dont work when you try them this is what comes up An internal error occurred while attempting to preform this command Just wondered if you could help Thanks anyway Chris :D

This is a game issue, not a wiki issue. You should talk to whoever is the creator of the mods he's having problems with. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 17:13, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Abuse filter too abusive[edit]

The abuse filter could use some seeing to. For starters, I don't think it should infinite block for everything (except the spam filters), it should warn first, then block and keep extending the block every time the same person does the same thing. Secondly, there needs to be a list of valid words, that contain blocked words. For example here, Asterick6 was banned because of the word 'cock' in cocktail, yet cocktail is a completely valid word, which it shouldn't block for.

Hopefully this issue can be resolved, as I can understand how frustrating it can be for users to be blocked because of malfunctioning filters, especially when there's no warning and it's infinite so they can't just wait the block out, they have to find an admin to unblock them. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 10:12, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, it's really not possible to get it to do things like extend blocks on each additional offense. It has a single block length setting which by default is infinite, and can only be changed in the config files. The only option is really to have it block for nothing, and only disallow actions. If you feel that is a better option, feel free to make that change. Unfortunately, the "bad word" filter works the way it works, that's why there is a warning about using small (three letter words) that may be common components of perfectly valid words. This is part of the price the admin teams pay for having "automatic" spam and behavior control, rather than manually addressing each edit and each offender, they have to monitor the filter actions and reverse any erroneous ones. I guess that's up to you guys to decide. I have very little to do with what filters you guys have implemented other than helping facilitate getting them established to begin with, I would actually take this up with the rest of the admin team. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 10:20, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
...and this is where my also being an admin on Wikipedia can come in handy. =D
Wikipedia also uses the AbuseFilter extension (it was, if I'm not mistaken, originally developed for the English Wikipedia), and the admins there have had lots of time to work out most of the kinks in the general filters, meaning instead of struggling with it ourselves, we can just reuse their work. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:23, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
I think most of our filters are based on Wikipdeia's filters. :D -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 20:51, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh, are they? =D Well, I can still help out by getting us filters that are hidden from anyone but admins/abusefilter editors, if there're any that we need... ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:40, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, what I did was simply remove the blocking from the naughty words filter. It will continue to disallow the edits, but it will no longer block the user. See how that work out. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 07:54, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

CSS is loaded multiple times[edit]

It's a known bug in mediawiki, could you please do this "temporary fix" ? [1]

Use a zip, not a zip?[edit]

I made some modifications on the Enchantments page and I was hoping to attach my calculations so others could check them or convince themselves that I'm not just making them up. Unfortunately when I tried to create a zip file in the wiki it said that I couldn't do that. The page suggested that I try using a zip file instead. I find this misleading. If zip files are not allowed then it shouldn't say that they're permitted. If they are allowed then it should not error out. I tried checking the 'ignore warnings' option and got the same results. File:ZipNotZip.jpg Orion191 21:29, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Just for the record, this question was already asked on my talk page and I directed Orion to you, Wyn. ;) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 22:06, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Extension request[edit]

I posted an extension request on the directors talk page a while ago, and haven't had any reply. Could you take a look at it? It would be really useful... –ultradude25 (T|C) at 10:42, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry! I didn't see it. I will ask the IT team if it's something that can be done. It appears to require some backend work that I'm not sure we can support. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 10:47, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! –ultradude25 (T|C) at 15:46, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Unprotection of Data values[edit]

Hello Wynthyst,

Six months ago you protected data values from vandalism. Instead of full protection, could you change it to semi-protection? I would like to make edits to the page but cannot.

PatPeter 23:21, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

It already is on semi-protection.
  • (show/hide) 20:45, 1 June 2011 Wynthyst (Talk | contribs | block) protected "Data values" [edit=autoconfirmed] (indefinite) [move=autoconfirmed] (indefinite) ‎ (Excessive vandalism) (hist | change) –ultradude25 (T|C) at 23:25, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
I understand, but the community has decided that only editors who have met the requirements of autoconfirmation are allowed to edit that page. You can check if you are in that group by going to your preferences and look at the "Member of groups" entry. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 23:28, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I need 10 edits. Thanks guys. —PatPeter 01:48, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Navbox autocollapsing[edit]

The reason there was no discussion on that is because that's how it's been since the navbox template was first copied over here from wikipedia last year. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:44, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Well, I don't remember those boxes auto collapsing, and given the fact that causes issues as has been reported on the forum by smartphone users, I think it's best to leave them open. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 09:23, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Autocollapsing was indeed the default with the navboxes since {{Navbox}} was copied from Wikipedia, but the navboxes would only collapse by default if there were (IIRC) two or more "autocollapse" elements on a page. It took an additional edit to make them always collapsed (personally, I don't like that either, BTW). ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:55, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Well, I knew they hadn't always been automatically closed. I don't see any real reason to have them closed. they are on the bottom of the pages, so the argument that they take up too much space just doesn't wash, if someone doesn't want to use them, they have no need to scroll to them. Since users have indicated on the forum that it just doesn't work for smartphone users, I believe keeping them open is for the best. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 16:58, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Well it's easier quicker to scroll to the categories when they're not there, and it prevents a scrollbar on smaller pages, but really I don't even use the navboxes, I also use search, so it doesn't matter to me if they're autocollapsed or not. I was just pointing out that it was the default settings.
Actually, I'm still confused as to how them being open helps smartphone users. They have such small screens that the navbox must make the page massive. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 18:18, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Since I don't have a smartphone I can't say, I just have to take the word of the people who are asking for them to not be collapsed. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 18:20, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

A Question about Chinese Minecraft Wiki[edit]

Hello, I am an administrator of Chinese Minecraft Wiki.I'm here to ask a question about that wiki.

The article,which called zh:物品制作,can't be entered.The error is "500 Internal Server Error".

I think the PHP setting "max_execution_time" may be too low.Please check and fix it.Thanks a lot.

By the way,there is a user, called "powup333", become administrator recently.So please update the Minecraft_Wiki:Directors

Regards, Hzy980512 02:14, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Meta description[edit]

There's something wrong with the meta description extension. It still shows up in Special:Version as installed, but it's throwing out an error (Invalid tag extension name: metadesc) on the main page. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 02:51, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

This has been occurring on other wikis as well. Please check the other languages. Comment out any broken metas please. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 02:54, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
The only one I see it on is de wiki, but I don't have admin there. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 03:03, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Anon permissions[edit]

Why are anon editors allowed to create mainspace pages now? –ultradude25 (T|C) at 07:52, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

No clue, they are not suppose to, and I can't find out until everyone wakes up. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 11:38, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Fixed. Sorry about that. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 15:43, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. It's amazing how many of them are able to work out how to make those spam pages. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 23:37, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Could we have the same fix on other language wikis, please? ^^ – Scaler (t) 09:15, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
I have placed the request, just be aware that most of our tech team is on vacation now until Jan 4. Emergency requests are being dealt with, but non-urgent issues will most likely have to wait. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 05:45, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Application for Dutch wiki admin[edit]

Hello Wynthyst!

Now that Jeb announced Minecraft in Multi language, I notice that this will help a lot of the Dutch Wiki. There were a few months back a discussion about how to translate some words. This is not a problem anymore because Mojang already translated everything.

The past few months and especially the last few days I am rather busy to prepare the Dutch wiki for a lot of translations. I already remade the language list and started to edit some pages. I noticed that a lot of pages have outdated info or images in the Dutch language. Even the vertaal (translate) template is used wideout. This requires a lot of unnecessary energy from the server.

I already contacted some of the Dutch admins, but I think they just don't have time anymore, because 2 of them haven't been busy for quite a while now. (Archomeda), (Tomato) etc.

I've got quite a knowledge of wiki editing and am a fast learner. I am Dutch 24 years old male and can communicate in Dutch, English, French and German.

My question is what you probably know. I want to apply for admin for the Dutch wiki. I know you only looking for spanish admins, but I really think that the Dutch need some fresh start. If you want more information, please let me know.

CrazyBliep(talk) 21 dec 2011 01:35 (UTC)

We are happy to have every editor (of any language) take an interest in making our wikis better for everyone. At this point, I'm prepared to monitor your progress. I suggest you work with Quatroking in identifying primary areas that the Dutch wiki needs work (there are many) and see if between the two of you, you can come up with a plan, and implement it. I will discuss your desire for admin rights with him, after the holidays and see if he feels it's appropriate to grant them, based on your level of commitment and the quality of your edits. There should be little that requires admin rights compared to how much can be done without them for now. If you continue to exhibit the same enthusiasm and commitment to making the wiki better that you have started with, I don't see this as being a problem. :D -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 05:41, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Forced preview conflicts with abuse filter warning + rant rant rant[edit]

The abuse filter warning is supposed to let you still save the edit, after displaying a message to you. However, the forced preview is reset when the warning is displayed, and viewing the preview again resets the warning, causing an infinite loop that ends up with the user not being able to save the edit unless they satisfy the filter's conditions, so it essentially acts as if it is set to block.


Personally, I don't think the forced preview is even at all useful. In the time before I was admin and had to use forced preview, it never caused me to actually preview my edits any more than if it wasn't there. I'd simply press preview, then click save as soon as the button loads up.

Also, the forced preview apparently causes issues with the captcha, but this time the user is in a complete infinite loop, with no way to save the edit other than removing whatever is causing the captcha to come up in the first place. It seems to be causing problems, and isn't really solving any. Sure it means new editors edit a bit slower, but from my experience, it certainly doesn't make them check their edits any more than if it wasn't there.


Obviously, this should be discussed in the community portal, but first I want to make sure there is nothing that can be done to fix it (other than removing it), and if the community agrees that they don't want the forced preview, will you agree to have it removed? –ultradude25 (T|C) at 09:52, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Of course, I thought it had already been removed..... -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 15:02, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh really? I did find some old topics in the community portal, and it seemed the general idea was to get rid of it. Do you want me to still make a new topic about it, or should we just get rid of it? (Also, Merry Christmas!)ultradude25 (T|C) at 00:30, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
No, start a new topic, though I think everyone will pretty much agree. And Merry xmas to you too :D -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 04:18, 25 December 2011 (UTC)