Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Admin noticeboard

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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.

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.

Game updates - DPL issue?[edit]

moved to Talk:Game updates#Game updates - DPL issue?

How to change Username?[edit]

moved from Guild Wars 2 Wiki talk:Admin noticeboard

Hello, I found instructions that said to "ask on the admin noticeboard" if you need your username changed but I really could not find a place to do this. The instructions talk about reporting abuse and what not. This was the only way I could think to ask. How do I go about changing my username to Mistress Elemental? Thanks! --Mistesrian (talk) 18:53, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

The user account, "Mistress Elemental", was created in September 2014. If you created this account, could you please log in to that account and leave a comment here to show ownership? If you did not create this account, then you'll have to look for another name :(. G R E E N E R 19:26, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
That is my bad, I did not know I created this account. It must be tied to my main guild wars account or something. Is there a way to merge or replace the Mistesrian account with this one? --Mistress Elemental (talk) 20:15, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
No worries. I just attempted to merge your two accounts and encountered a bug. Feel free to continue to use "Mistress Elemental" until I hear back on what caused the error. G R E E N E R 20:50, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
I realize you may be watching this page for updates, and not necessarily your talk page. Could you please go to both of the accounts that you created and clear your watchlists for them? When you have, let me know, and I can attempt to merge your two accounts. Thanks! G R E E N E R 19:12, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

SMW: Delete doubles of properties with the same name using the Object ID Disposal tool[edit]

There are a couple of Semantic MediaWiki properties that have gained doppelgangers with the same name but no relationships. While the old property continues to work, looking at its page or trying to use it in Special:Ask uses the new property instead, showing no results. While I have no idea what will happen if someone tries to delete these by name, it should be possible to use the Object ID Disposal tool to remove them by ID number.

Here are the ones I've found in the property list:

Property name Working ID Broken ID
Property:Gives resource 67190 1494729
Property:Has race requirement None 2023657, 2023660
Property:Is part of storyline 2023659 2023661
Property:Recommended Level None 2168393, 2168395

The preceding unsigned comment was added by TwelveBaud (talk) at 20:27, 8 July 2018 (UTC).

Hmm I've never used these tools before... seems the SMW special page has been revamped since i last visited it. I'll take a look thanks. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:02, 8 July 2018 (UTC) well I tried deleting the property assigned to Gives resource, with no effect whatsoever. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:15, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
"Gives resource" in particular annoys me. I might remove the property from the template, purge all the pages using that template, delete the property page, delete the associated table ids, and then recreate the property from scratch. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:20, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Why not just make a new property with a similar name to "Property:Gives resource"(maybe "Property:Gives item from resource"), plop that one in the template and nuke the buggy one permanently. Nice, clean and no chances for it to break again. - Doodleplex 17:31, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Apart from the property not being visible on the property page, it otherwise works fine for the usual template. Changing property names is always an annoying nightmare, because you always find someone will have hardcoded property names instead of using templates. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:35, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Alright then, what if you make a new property name and have the old one be a redirect to the new working one? - Doodleplex 17:37, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Blocked editing  Guaranteed Yellow-Orange Dye Unlock.png Guaranteed Yellow-Orange Dye Unlock[edit]

I tried to edit  Guaranteed Yellow-Orange Dye Unlock.png Guaranteed Yellow-Orange Dye Unlock to add the API widget to show what's unlocked on the account but get blocked with Non-talk page namespaces, large removal (not autoconfirmed)

For now, dumped the edit text onto my user page which lets me use it, but thought I'd mention here Amatyr (talk) 02:05, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Oh, that is so frustrating when it does that! A few things: I'm absolutely sorry this blocked your edit (going to scold that bot now); I am very grateful that you came here to let us know; and smart move in adding the edit to your user page! G R E E N E R 03:29, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Remove Page[edit]

Accidently Made a page that is already active Please remove. We already have

MY mistake. Thanks

--❄ Brisky ❄ talk 00:01, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

It has been destroyed. Thank you for cooperating. —Ventriloquist 00:02, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Owl devotee broken[edit]

The hero challenge in snowden drifts that is initiated by talking to the Owl devotee is broken and doesn't work because the game thinks he has started fighting when he hasn't, this is happening in world kaineng, hope you can help. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 19:19, 21 October 2018 (UTC).

Unfortunately if there is a bug in the game, there's nothing we can do about it, as the wiki is run by players, not ArenaNet employees. Your best bet would be reporting the bug in game and bringing it up on the forums. Best of luck! - Doodleplex 19:22, 21 October 2018 (UTC)