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The Admin noticeboard is one way through which users can notify administrators of issues needing administrative attention. While users are welcome to directly contact specific administrators (especially if they are seen to be active), posting here can be an easier and quicker way of ensuring that at least one admin will notice an issue and respond to it promptly. Remember to sign when posting an issue.

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  • As this is a noticeboard and not a talk page, please refrain from discussing.
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In case of vandalism, posting about it here is low priority. Revert it first, anyone can do so. If the vandal created a new page, tag it for deletion. Consider leaving a message on that user's talk page to explain the reason. Post here only if the user has made several disruptive edits and/or persists despite a warning. Always avoid a revert war with the vandal; it is far better to wait until an admin has a chance to intervene.

Creating a new request — vandals
  1. Edit the Vandal issues section.
  2. At the top of the list, use the ;{{user|IP address or username here}} template. Provide a short and neutral summary of the issue
Creating a new request — non-vandal cases (e.g. user issues, page protection/undeletion, etc.).
  1. Add a new section to the page using the "+" button at the top of the page.
  2. In the subject field, enter an appropriate title, without using links or templates.
  3. In the edit field, use the {{user|IP address or username here}} template to refer to users involved with the case. Provide a short and neutral summary of the issue.

As a sign of courtesy, also leave a message on the talk page of any involved user.

Vandal issues[edit]

Please don't report anonymous users here after only a single vandal/spam edit. There's no point to blocking an IP if they are already finished with whatever mischief they were doing.

Starting with the most recent vandals.

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Multiple pages hit with nonsense posts (alas, none of them appear to be the same). – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 09:50, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

pwned -Auron 10:57, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Fixing Case sensitivity[edit]

As it stands the wiki requires search queries to be case sensitive leading to some pages not correctly appearing when searched. This can be remedied as shown here and the patch is here, it's not a major issue but it can still screw up results so I figured that I'd submit a request (Mainly on the behalf of Binary_Llama on irc).

Thanks, Karou 19:06, 25 August 2014‎

Suggested Change: Adding "Skin Name" to Weapon/Armor Template[edit]

I was looking for a templates or discussion page to post this in, but couldn't really find any, so I figured this would be the best place to put it for now.

I want to suggest changing the template for weapons and armor to add in which skin each one unlocks in the wardrobe. This way, for people looking for a specific skin, the name exists on the wiki (as, in many cases, they actually don't when the skin name is drastically different from the name of pieces of gear that unlock it), and they would easily be able to find where/how they can get the skin to unlock it.

Now, obviously I know this isn't going to be an overnight change, but it's something I would like to work on with permission from the administrators.

Daft inquisitor (talk) 23:11, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

After a couple days of deliberation, I've begun adding the "Skins" category to armor pieces. I've seen that a few other people have done it before on some random pieces of gear, but didn't note exactly which ones.
If anyone would like to make a proper skin template (or refer me to one that already exists), that would be great, because mine is kind of awful. I've already started with the Primitive armor set.
Daft inquisitor (talk) 22:21, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Apologies I was out when you posted the first time (seafood >_>) We do have a bunch of skin templates; {{skin infobox}} and {{skin list}}.
I've edited the Primitive Cowl to use these. We're discussing the documentation over at Guild_Wars_2_Wiki_talk:Community_portal#Documenting_skins_-_in_their_own_namespace - we can pretty much automate the setup of every skin page... we just need to browbeat others agree on where to put the data. Feel free to comment on that thread too. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
side note: the skin parameter already existed in back item/armor/weapon infoboxes, and if the icon name matches the pagename, then you don't generally have to put the icon parameter for the infobox in. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:27, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
I saw the few pages I made had been updated. I'll use the new template from now on, thanks. Daft inquisitor (talk) 22:55, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Sudden death of my husband one of your frequent players[edit]

Hi all,

My name is Laura and I know very little about Guild Wars but my husband (I don't know of any of his gaming names or identities but if any of you knew him as Al/Alan that was his first name) he was a daily player on Guild Wars 2 and for lots of hours every day. I don't know how many players will know of him, or be aware of his character? not being around since Monday early hours but unfortunately he has died shortly after he came to bed on the Monday morning. He loved playing Guild Wars and must have enjoyed the time with you all. I don't know of any log in details or account details of his as online gaming was something I didn't understand, it was "his thing" and I had my interests. I just know that he would have, if he could have "known he was going to die" have left you all a message to say he would never be back to play with you guys again and in respect to his memory, I'm trying to find a way to let you know in place of him.

Laura.

If you haven't already done so, you should post this to the GW2 reddit - use the "Submit new content" link in the top right. (Creating a reddit account is free if you don't already have one.) You'll reach a lot more players there who might have known your husband. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 03:25, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. Dr ishmael's suggestion is a great one, and I'd like to add that you may be able to reach out to ArenaNet to see if they can help you (they are the company that runs Guild Wars 2). If you happen to know an email address which your husband may have used, they might be able to respond to you with more details about his account.
I'll break down the steps you can take (and others can modify my words if I've made any mistakes):
  • Click on this link which will take you to the Guild Wars 2 support page.
  • In the top right corner, click on the link that says, "Submit a request"
  • In the drop-down menu, choose "Account Issue"
  • Your email address * - Enter your email address that they'll respond to you at.
  • Subject * - A suitable subject line.
  • Description of Issue * - This is where you can explain the situation, as well as list any possible email accounts your husband may have used to access Guild Wars 2.
  • Specific Issue * - I would suggest leaving this as "no selection"
  • The remaining fields - If you are able to provide any information that can help them verify your husbands account, it would be appreciated. As you pointed out, you don't know all of his details, but that's okay.
After you press submit, you should receive an email from ArenaNet confirming that they've started a ticket for you. If you do not see it in your inbox, make sure you check your spam/junk folders. It may be that your husband used a unique email account to access his game, in which case ArenaNet may be at a loss, but it is always worth a shot.
Again, incredibly sorry for your loss. Guild Wars has an amazing community, and I'm sure your husband touch a lot of other people's lives. G R E E N E R 05:39, 26 November 2014 (UTC)