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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.

Before posting an issue here, consider the following:

  • As this is a noticeboard and not a talk page, please refrain from discussing.
  • Post only issues that require administrative action, i.e. blocking vandals, protecting pages etc.
  • Do not post issues regarding content disputes. Try making a request for comments instead by adding a link to the discussion page.
  • Mediation requests between users should only be made if a resolution could not be reached between users.
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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.

152.179.9.194 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
This user has repeatedly defaced profession pages. I have not found one of his edits which were not destruction of content or misleading information. -Darqam (talk) 17:10, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
98.215.193.216 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
They add things to the wiki that aren't true or useless. Nearly every single one of their edits was undone, removed or is questionable. - Doodleplex 03:35, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
That person is a handful. They've been editing (incorrect) information for, what, a year now, on different IPs and usernames. They come and go, often leaving chaos, but nothing worthy of a month ban. I'm keeping my eye on them, but for now, it can be excused as "misguided editing". —Ventriloquist 19:36, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
They're back. They made that lovely "TRASH" page which got deleted and today's edit is about the same: [1] along with a whole bunch of tags to delete npc still in game...sigh. (5 bucks says it's a highschooler on their last fling before school starts up again lol) - Doodleplex 01:25, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
This wiki has had problems with that IP since 2014. I left a note on their talk page, and if they keep doing similar harmful edits, I won't hesitate to ban them. —Ventriloquist 15:24, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
He's been warned multiple times, and has made yet another spam page "TRASH". Might be time for a swift boot to the posterior.-Darqam (talk) 01:48, 2 September 2016 (UTC)
‎24.158.140.59 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Keeps removing event timer from Verdant Brink page for some inexplicable reason. Seylan (talk) 12:22, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Appears to have stopped for now. Will issue a ban if they come back. —Ventriloquist 12:58, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
He/she's baaaaack http://wiki.guildwars2.com/index.php?title=Tangled_Depths&diff=prev&oldid=1173885
^I feel like the above has been resolved, it wasn't intentional vandalism, and as a result something got fixed. So case closed ish?
104.228.125.114 (talkcontribslogsblock log) and 104.228.120.154 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
I'm pretty sure it's the same person, the IP's are too close, and they consistently like to vandalize the Mawdrey Page with misinformation...and apparently are getting nasty about being wrong. Perhaps the page itself be semi-protected to avoid this from continuing, as I feel like they're just very lost/confused. - Doodleplex 16:41, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
They are likely the same user yes, however I don't really think the edits are malicious - for example the talk page comment was fairly neutral (granted it was probably rubbish and non-fact, but hey, talk page). The first response is naturally to post on their talk page and see if they answer or continue. I will however watch out, so thanks for the prompt. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:17, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
In general, it might not hurt to have Mawdrey semi-protected to prevent anons who are confused (looking at the history, seems like this user wasn't the only one, and to be honest, I got confused when I made it, I thought I only had to do what was on that page lol) from adding misinformation? - Doodleplex 19:26, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
They're at it again, profanity on the talk page, which Darqam removed as it really wasn't appropriate. While they may be extremely confused, right now they're being extremely immature. - Doodleplex 15:56, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
You don't teach wiki-infidels the way by curb-stomping them. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:15, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
‎174.110.244.40 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Refuses to stop reverting edits on the Use Scepter page. - Doodleplex 17:49, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

To be fair, his methods were bad but he was correct. Most other stolen items have an acquisition section. His way of approaching it and formatting were not ok, but the end result is now proper (I think). -Darqam (talk) 17:56, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
Adding to this. Ok the info is good, but methods are not. Will try to mention it on the talk page. -Darqam (talk) 18:01, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
‎24.96.197.96 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Has made the page "Stronk" twice, the contents of which are vandalism. I can't check the deletion log for who made it yesterday, but I'd be willing to bet it's the same guy. - Doodleplex 22:11, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

The page has been protected, and yes, it was the same IP. —Ventriloquist 22:43, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

War score[edit]

moved to User talk:Mora#War score

Help Needed[edit]

I accidentally made a double (triple?) redirect between mastery insight pages. I need my mess untangled. If it's possible to revert all move changes I made that would be best I think as I'm not sure how to fix it/recover the pages. I had good intentions I promise, just need a hand. Thanks. If you could peek into my history for the pages that would be immensely helpful as I can barely distinguish between the page names as it is. (It's a mess omg) The preceding unsigned comment was added by Erebosio (talkcontribs) at 05:51, 3 November 2015‎‎ (UTC).

I'm fixing it right now.--Relyk ~ talk < 05:56, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks. I'll be more careful. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Erebosio (talkcontribs) at 06:02, 3 November 2015‎ (UTC).

Account Creation Problem[edit]

129.119.209.41 (talkcontribslogsblock log) I tried registering on the forums after making a change to the Blueprints Page and when I tried entering my info, the name I desired "Bloodh0und" was considered a spam account name. Just wanted to clarify that I'm not creating a spam account and don't mind choosing a different name. Bloodh0und The preceding unsigned comment was added by 129.119.209.41 (talkcontribs) at 00:16, 13 November 2015‎ (UTC).

Good news is that your account wasn't blocked. Bad news is that the zero in your name was flagged as something spambots often try to do. Bloodhound, without the zero, is available if you'd like to try that. G R E E N E R 00:59, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, it's all created and working now. Bloodhound (talk) 19:49, 14 November 2015 (UTC)Bloodhound

TextExtracts Extension[edit]

moved to Guild Wars 2 Wiki talk:Requests for technical administration#TextExtracts Extension

Tables and Bugs[edit]

I don't want to make a long thread on poor Ventriloquist's page but I don't know where else to put this. The following pages have issues with tables making the bottom part of the pages wonky if you're browsing on anything larger than 800 height as your screen resolution(ie. it looks like the image on the left instead of how it should be with the one on the right: http://imgur.com/zYt5xS1 ):

Architeuthis, Artem's Needler, Ayala's Rinblade, Balt's Pillar, Barking Dog, Barking Wolf, Barnacle Scraper, Barrowbuilder, Bellower, Bent Circuit, Big Grin, Blind Ed's Longbow, Bloomboom, Boltcaster, Bombard, Boregun, Branch of Oneiru, Cannon Law, Cauterizer, Chainblade, Charr Alarm Clock, Cherub's Claw, Chiminea Ward, Chloroblaster, Chorister's Virge, Chromecurve, Concordance, Crack o' Red Dawn, Cragvox, Croisier Guardant, Crowncrusher, Cry, Darkdevoted Kris, Dawn Chorus, Deerchaser, Dendritic Avenger, Dignity, Discharging Pole, Discretion, Disputation, Distemper, Dolorous Axe, Dreadbell, Duma's Musket, Dun Targe, Dutiful Armament, Eagle's Perch, Eerie Conch, Elkslayer, Eye of Astrix, Flangeflare, Forge Gavel, Forkfang, Francisca, Fury Unleashed, Geared Maw, Gladium Prod, Glaukon's Greeting, Gravelgun, Grawlgrinder, Great Fullsword, Great Sledge, Griffincrack, Gritted Bayonet, Gunnarsong, Hand Furnace, Handspar, Hearthfriend, Honor of Njal, Housebreaker, Hue, Immutabilis, Improvised Bulwark, Impulse Spire, Kessene Wreath, Lambent Sconce, Lantern of the Lost, Legion's Light, Leopard's Bite, Li'l Letter Opener, Little Smirk, Majestic Hand, Manbiter, Melitta's Bloom, Moa Carver, Mournsword, Nucleus, Obedience, Ominous Egg, Orison of Salma, Oxenblade, Papillon, Phosphor Brand, Poacher's Shot, Pride of Arms, Primal Cultivar, Prince's Praise, Problem Solver, Processional Flame, PulleybowQueen's Retort, Radiance (weapon), Ram's Sigh, Ravengift, Razor Shard, Redeye Maul, Returner's Gaff, Rhedo's Revenge, Rock Carbine, Rota Misfortuna, Royal Barber, Runerod, Sacred Circle, Sacred Xylem, Scramasax, Seeger's Union, Serrated Fate, Shell of Secrets, Shieldbreaker, Short-Tailed Shot, Skaaldsinger, Slate-Bound Star, Smodur's Charge, Sorrowmaker, Sparrowcatcher, Speakerpride, Spiritcatcher, Spitespewer, Stagsign, Steamsmash, Steelcharm, Supplejack, Swordshame, Tally Reckoner, Tarnished Hewer, Teardrawer, Thermaul, Thornthrower, Thunderbluss, Thundering Rhizome, Titan's Brand, Topiary Knife, Tuneblade, Ulix's Stoutbow, Vein Breaker, Verteth Edge, War Auger, Waring's Regulator, Warleek, Wayfinder, Weatherwrack, Weftwand, Wiseclaw, Woundfire, Woundwolf, Wyldwyng, and Yew Rod.

(Yes huge list, but uh...they're alphabetical and I used an Oxford comma? ^_^; ) - Doodleplex (talk) 19:47, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

The problem isn't the table itself, but to do with the setFooter function on MediaWiki:Monobook.js. The js script resets the footer height to fill the rest of the page (for some obscure reason), and only fires when the window is resized or on page load - not after the collapsible tables are shrunk (the page first loads the tables, then it loads the setFooter code, then it shrinks the tables). We used to have similar code on the vector.js page, but we removed it and everything works ok.
Solution: change your skin to vector mwhahaha well shit, monobook default users? >.>
I'll take a look later this evening or tomorrow morning to fix it. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:03, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Meh, stupid footer again. I’ll look into it… (btw. you didn’t have to list like every page for that, but thanks :P) poke | talk 20:06, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Wasn't sure if it was an issue with the table hence why I listed every one. I'm so sorry about that. T_T - Doodleplex 20:21, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
This should be fixed now. poke | talk 22:03, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
It is! Many thanks! - Doodleplex 23:04, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

AbuseFilter request[edit]

Hello fellow admins, I'm looking at filter #6 - currently this filter looks at the new_wikitext, but this means that spammers can drop their payload on a page which meets one of the exception criteria already. Can we revise the rule slightly so that it hits on only newly added/changed content? I was thinking of "edit_diff" instead but I don't know, without testing it myself using my ip, whether that'll prevent IPs reverting vandalism. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:03, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

spam example -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:06, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Editing own sandbox identified as abuse[edit]

Hi admins, sorry to bother

I was trying to copy a wiki page into my own sandbox to try editing that table, but it didn't let me because it was marked as "Mainspace, large removal (not autoconfirmed)" even though I'm not even removing much but adding a whole page. --Lordtyr (talk) 08:19, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Whoops, looks like a badly setup abusefilter - it should have ignored edits in your own userpage, but it was doing an exact match on your username ("Lordtyr") within the page title (User:Lordtyr/sandbox"), as opposed to a partial match, which would have prevented your issue. Could you try again before commenting here so we can see if I've correctly changed the abusefilter markup?
(also fyi, the bytecount went down because it looks at the size of the raw page, not the output, so if you swap raw template code for the template, it will count as a removal of bytes)
Apologies for the inconvenience! -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:45, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Spam bot uploaded a picture[edit]

I know it's probably stupidly rare for a bot to do that, but just in case for the future perhaps image file names should be capped at either 75 or 100 characters? The file name for the bot was 152 characters, and the longest legit file name I've seen (so far anyway) was 67. Also maybe a cap for image descriptions(perhaps 2k?), because lol it spammed 17k bytes in there. - Doodleplex 19:05, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Wierdly the abusefilter can't check file upload (file names or file text). (back end process is: upload file to database, then upload the text. The abusefilter extension isn't currently capable of cancelling the file upload if the text is rejected. link. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:19, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
That's unfortunate. =( Is there a way to cap how long a file title is or how much text/bytes can be on a picture's description? I know certain forms do have such restrictions, is it possible to do so here? - Doodleplex 20:30, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
from the linked page
Edit count of user (user_editcount)
Name of user account (user_name)
Groups (including implicit) user is in (user_groups)
Whether or not a user is editing through the mobile interface (user_mobile)
file_articleid = page id of the image page, or "0" for new uploads
file_namespace = "6"
file_text = unprefixed page name of the image page
file_prefixedtext = full page name of the image page
Action (action) = "upload"
SHA1 hash of file contents (file_sha1)
Whether or not the change was made through a tor exit node (tor_exit_node)
Unix timestamp of change (timestamp)
We're not running 1.24/wmf, we're using version 1.26 of mediawiki, which doesn't include the file_text, or file_prefixedtext. We basically get nothing incriminating. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:41, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Didn't we used to restrict uploads to autoconfirmed, or am I just crazy? Maybe I'm just crazy. Apparently I'm crazy. Anyway, that's a potential nuclear option if it winds up becoming a problem in the future, but probably too heavy-handed for a one-off event that an attentive admin can take care of manually. - Tanetris (talk) 06:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Wierldy spambots don't tend to upload pictures. I'm sure we used to require autoconfirmed at one stage... The config option would be $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['upload'] = true; (mw:Manual:Configuring file uploads#Upload permissions) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:02, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Another one uploaded a printer picture today. —Ventriloquist 14:05, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Modified Miniature Collection Achievements[edit]

I modified the 3 collection achievements pertaining to miniatures to include the TP prices. Unfortunately I'm not very well versed in wiki programming; so if someone could please make the code neater, it would be most helpful. I've tried to look into being able to loop through #ask calls but haven't come up with anything yet and have currently opted to "brute force" a table with the prices. -76.71.50.123 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

I changed the code using ask and arraymap. Hopefully this fulfill the request. --BryghtShadow (talk) 21:21, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Works perfectly, I updated the other 2 collections. Thanks! -76.71.50.123 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Background Update in Progress?[edit]

I'm looking around some pages, and almost any container page that I purge the cache for seems to immediately lose the ability to find where it is obtained from (see Bananas in Bulk for example). Additionally i am noticing quite a few icons that are not registering and a page purge is needed. Is this expected at the moment, or do I need to grab a pitchfork? -Darqam (talk) 17:09, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Quick re-edit: error from the {{vendor list}} template: "No results for vendor list. If the item is sold at a vendor, it may not have been added to the vendor yet."-Darqam (talk) 17:10, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

This morning at about 9:30 AM Pacific time I initiated a full rebuild of the wiki's semantic data in order to (hopefully) resolve a technical issue where the Apache processes would occasionally get stuck while attempting to handle SMW jobs. Unfortunately, given how many semantic objects there are in this wiki (about 1.6 million last I checked), this process will take several days, but hopefully as it progresses the number of issues people may encounter will decrease. I do apologize for any inconvience. Justin Lloyd (talk) 17:20, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah ok, in which case I will wait to 'fix' pages until this is done. Chieftain Alex had mentioned this would probably happen in the near future and I wanted to make sure this was the case. In the mean time; to anyone reading this. Think twice before purging the server cache for a page until this is done as it may return empty results for a while. Thanks for answering so promptly Justin.-Darqam (talk) 17:28, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Would be nice to know if it gets stuck on particular jobs. Database rebuild day is my least favorite day.--Relyk ~ talk < 01:25, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Wiki stage server took 2.5 days to complete, live has more resources, ergo it should be done quicker. I think it's still running at the moment, as World boss/data was devoid of subobjects. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:35, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
It's looking like it may take the whole week. Regarding which jobs it the Semantic MediaWiki gets stuck on, we could only see that it was SMW jobs and that's why we're starting there to see it helps. We understand that it's not ideal, but the current complexity of the wiki doesn't allow us to troubleshoot this issue as well as we'd like. FYI once we've fixed the 2 problems we're currently facing (SMW jobs getting stuck, 502 errors), I'd like to start a public project to see if any cleanup of the SMW information can be done (e.g. eliminate redundancy, useless info, etc.) --Stephane Lo Presti talk 14:36, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Page Protection[edit]

Hot Pink Dye seems to be popular with bots the past day or so. Can it be protected temporarily? - Doodleplex 22:26, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Protected for a week, they sure like that dye. —Ventriloquist 22:42, 9 September 2016 (UTC)