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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 discussing the edit first, and if that doesn't work, request further comment by adding a link to the discussion from the community portal.
  • 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.

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.

99.116.38.203 (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Has been making multiple vandalism edits to several articles over the past two weeks, and has persisted in this even after a friendly warning left on their talk page. —Idris User Idris signature.png 05:56, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Whilst the quality of the edits is somewhat dubious, it doesn't really feel like straight-up vandalism. I've started a discussion section on their talk page. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:49, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


Username change request[edit]

I'm hoping my username can be truncated to ditch the period and numbers. I thought the username needed to match the in-game username, but I then managed to get the number wrong. If feasible, please change my wiki username to be: Jesself The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jesself.8619 (talkcontribs) at 06:35, 22 April 2020‎ (UTC).

It's certainly possible for Bureaucrats to rename users using Special:RenameUser. Traditionally this type of request is managed through Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Requests for user merge. Just state which name you want on there and they can rename you without you having to create another account. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 06:59, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
TYVM for your response and assistance! It was unclear to me whether the merge was different than a rename. Jesself (talk) 15:27, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Since the name you wished to use had not yet been created, I did a rename. If there are issues, let us know. Greener (talk) 17:25, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Current reconfirmations[edit]

Hello sysops,

I would like to kindly ask for the currently ongoing reconfirmation requests to be pinned at the top of the wiki the same way recent RFAs were.

Thank you. ❄The F. Prince❄ (talk) 17:44, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello. I'd like to reach out to Dr ishmael and JonTheMon and give them the courtesy to see if they would like to respond before putting a banner up. At the very least that two of the RFAs could be dealt with quickly based on their responses so that a banner would only be need for Tanetris. - Doodleplex 16:28, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
It's been a week. Any decision about putting it up so that the entire wiki community is aware of the RFA? ❄The F. Prince❄ (talk) 16:51, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Banner is up courtesy of Greener. My apologies for it taking so long. - Doodleplex 19:51, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you.❄The F. Prince❄ (talk) 11:45, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Conduct unbecoming a member of the wiki[edit]

Horrible (talkcontribslogsblock log) See current contributions on wiki talk pages. —Kvothe (talk) 13:19, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

For the sake of transparency, we are closely looking at the recent contributions and are contemplating our options. poke | talk 13:31, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Afterwards, please let me know which edits count as personal attacks - I'm not quite sure which do. horrible | contribs 13:32, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
As per Horrible's request on User_talk:Salome, I would like to support this post. It is hard to point out a single comment that is a personal attack as over the past two weeks, as almost every comment he made after people disagreed with him was either a personal attack or an attack to the group of people involved.
This started on the Discord and lead me to send two complaints to Tan in two weeks (week 1: very negatively approaching Salome; week 2: calling everyone a racist because of BLM before we even had a discussion). After his Discord ban this moved to pages like Talk:Gender and sexuality in Tyria. Also people who made comments "against" him got personal notes on their talk pages. All in all I would have happily discussed the BLM matter with anyone interested, as long as we are all respectful towards each other.
I am still convinced that H sabotaged his own discussion by starting off negative, and now he's clearly angry. Over the last weeks his behavior has dominated a lot of my wiki experience, and I suspect the same goes for others. This is not the kind of negative environment I would like to experience on this site.
I would also like to point out to H that both skin color and learning disabilities like dyslexia are biological traits you are born with. You cannot heavily support one subject, and attack someone on the other subject in the same discussion and some out looking credible. ~ Sanna Talk page 13:46, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
I would like to say that I'm really happy with the way he handled Talk:Gender and sexuality in Tyria; he listened to others and made constructive suggestions and changes. His behaviour on the Community Portal and various talk pages today though... not so much. —Idris User Idris signature.png 13:53, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

(Reset indent) In my capacity as a regular user, I would like to make a formal complaint, too. I felt and feel wronged by Horrible's actions both during the aforementioned discord event as well as on the wiki despite me trying to act to the best of my abilities in a civil and respectful manner. I now see myself unable to perform my duties as an admin because of it and would like my fellow colleagues to take appropriate actions to make it clear that I am not acting out of bias. User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 13:59, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

I'm gonna second this. I engaged with the conversation Horrible wanted me to engage with, he then came to my talk page to basiclaly tell me to shut up. He subsequently has visited every user's page who commented on my talk page in defence of my right to an oppinion, to argue with them in someway or another. This is starting to feel like focused harassment, utilising passive agression and snide comments, to bypass NPA. However none of us here are stupid and as I can see here, I am not the only one who is tired of his sophistry that attempts to hide his actual attacks. Furthermore I informed him clearly, that I did not want to engage any further with his advice on how I should adapt my disability, to suit his needs... he continued anyway. (which is just blatant abelism) Which has now resulted in a dicsussion about how readable my posts are; not a great feeling as someone with a disability. Really quite unimpressed. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 14:10, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
I've blocked Horrible for a week. It's my hope that upon returning he'll be able to participate in discussions around the direction of the community without being a jerk. - Felix Omni 14:33, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for taking action. User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 14:39, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
I believe it would be beneficial to indicate imposed penalty on horrible's talk page (similarly to what happened with Lon-ami when they received a temporary ban). ❄The F. Prince❄ (talk) 20:39, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
I've been in communication with Horrible, he knows the score. There's a public record here and in the block log. - Felix Omni 01:43, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
I just want to apologise for any part I might have played in his weird crusade on people's talk pages today; he seems to have started those immediately after I thanked him for his role in pushing us to address BLM, and that is absolutely not the outcome I was expecting or intending. In retrospect, it was a bad idea for me to not call him out on his behaviour as well. —Idris User Idris signature.png 17:38, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
moved to User talk:Idris

(Reset indent) agreed, permaban this fucking SJW shithead. All Horrible does is cause pointless drama, and doesn't contribute anything to the wiki. As is clear from up. horrible | contribs 21:30, 30 July 2020 (UTC)