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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.
  • For issues regarding the use of this wiki, please see our help center.

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.

[edit] Vandal issues

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.

216.176.155.119 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Plenty of questionable, subjective and bitter edits; tried warning them on their talk page to no avail. --Ventriloquist (talk) 14:59, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
He was ishmauled. Felix Omni Signature.png 19:42, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
madoric (talkcontribslogsblock log)
5 separate vandalisms of Doe and one of user:VentriloquistTennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:30, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Diagnosis: dick. Prescription: TO DA MOOOOOOOOON! —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 18:39, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
On the plus side, I think that was the first time I got to use the rollback feature to undo the vandalism. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:49, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
27.159.213.20 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
moo--Relyk ~ talk < 08:38, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Auronated. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 14:16, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
70.211.2.133 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
edit war on PvP Rank and also involved in vandalism 195.240.63.18 22:03, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Statute of limitations has long since passed. Felix Omni Signature.png 19:42, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Orphaned files

Hello, I'm slowly processing the files linked from Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Projects/Orphaned files/list/weapons#Files to delete - these are unused and have been carefully checked + confirmed that they are redundant. I am loathe to go and individually tag each file since I'll end up visiting ~120 pages + typing out the reason, and then revisiting the files to delete them 3 days later. Do you think it would be alright if I just deleted said files (without waiting 3 days)? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:39, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

I coo wit dat. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 17:23, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

[edit] The Wikis and HTTPS

Would it be possible to let the Wikis support both, HTTP and HTTPS? According to Dagger it could be done by simply changing $wgServer from http://wiki.guildwars2.com to //wiki.guildwars2.com to circumvent mixed-content blocking (which currently blocks some stylesheets and scripts). Thing is, this would eventually require someone at Arenanet to do this. (See also Cliff's statement on HTTPS) --Smiley™ de: user | talk 11:59, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

You should probably address that question to Stephane. I don't know much about the difference, but I can't think why having both available would be a bad thing. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 12:16, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Yea, asking Stéphane was my first intention but: "<Dagger> it'll have to go through Stephane eventually, but I guess it'd be more likely to happen if the request goes via an admin" so i asked here in first place ;) --Smiley™ de: user | talk 12:58, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Hey, this is possible but would require more work than what you said. It's already on our todo list but I'm not sure when we'll be able to go through it. Apart from the obvious security implication, would this be needed for something else? Thanks. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 16:53, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, Stéphane. There's actually no specific reason except for the "better feeling", we had this topic in IRC this morning and i wondered why the wikis still don't support HTTPS properly (they actually do but some assets are blocked due to mixed-content policy). Just dropping the http: from $wgServer would be helpful at this point. It won't break anything for non-https connections but would allow browsers to load the assets via https if wanted by the user. I'm aware that there may be more changes to fully support and run the wikis 100% on https but this little change would be a start. --Smiley™ de: user | talk 19:00, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
"<stephane> Oh yeah sorry I didn't announce the fixing https publicly" - it seems HTTPS works now properly across all wikis. The only thing left to do is to fix the interwiki settings for de, es and fr (either drop the scheme or set it to https) and maybe fix some URLs in scripts/styles. Thanks everyone making this possible! :) --Smiley™ de: user | talk 15:51, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Restoration of deleted page requested.

There was a deletion of {{Release_table_row.image}} I think it broke {{temporary}} is there any way that you can restore it. It was deleted on 20:16, 28 May 2014. It looks like it was deleted due to it was using DPL. However we are not setup on the release pages for SMW can we get it restored until the proper things for SMW are in place on the release pages. Anzenketh (talk) 07:51, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

derp. Added a hidden include to {{temporary}} so that it doesn't appear to be unused. (also categorized so it doesn't look like a dead end template) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:10, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Switching image files

File:Biography Conqueror's Pauldrons.png and File:Biography Fanatic's Pauldrons.png (now moved to "File:Biography Conqueror's Pauldrons2.png" should be switched. I tried to do this but when moving Fanatic to Conqueror2 it would not let me move Conqueror to Fanatic because the page still existed as a redirect. Tharkon (talk) 22:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Extra info to make sure things go right, I verified this ingame: The Fanatic's Pauldrons are the ones with the Guardian symbol on the shoulders. Tharkon (talk) 22:28, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for the clarification, it would have been unclear which was supposed to be where otherwise ^^ -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:38, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
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