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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.
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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.

193.201.224.43 (talkcontribslogsblock log)

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)