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Making the content page the talk page[edit]

Hi folks, I've moved the latest topics to Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Community portal, such that we can discuss this on the gw2w page instead of the gw2wtalk page. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 11:51, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Spanish /wiki link doesn't work[edit]

Linking from the game using /wiki with Spanish UI doesn't work. For example does not link to the corresponding article es:Pico de minería de oricalco. It works for French UI, seems to have same problem in German UI as well. --Voidvector (talk) 22:14, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

I think it's because they're missing "MediaWiki:ChatLinkSearch.js" or something similar to it. Once that page exists there, then links should work. The German one does work somewhat by the way, it just doesn't seem to autodirect(unless it's just my browser). - Doodleplex 22:42, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
In May we were contacted by a French administrator about something like that and after investigating this discovered that MediaWiki changed the value of an InterWiki-related variable during an update. If I remember correctly it was related to redirects and I was able to change it. This may explain this behavior? If an admin of those wikis can look into, it'd be great, otherwise I'll do it whenever I can. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 22:47, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Looking at the german wiki, it appears that their de:Mediawiki:Common.js has a bug where it sometimes tries to load a mediawiki core script before its ready (hence sometimes succeeds, sometimes not). The offending lines appear to be:
if(mw.config.get('wgPageName') == 'Spezial:Suche') {
    mw.loader.load(mw.util.wikiScript('index') + '?title=MediaWiki:Chatcode-Suche.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');

if(mw.config.get('wgCanonicalSpecialPageName') === false) {
    mw.loader.load(mw.util.wikiScript('index') + '?title=MediaWiki:Chatcodes.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');
    mw.loader.load(mw.util.wikiScript('index') + '?title=MediaWiki:Handelsposten-Preise.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');
this could easily be fixed by replacing them with
if(mw.config.get('wgPageName') == 'Spezial:Suche') {
    mw.loader.load('/index.php' + '?title=MediaWiki:Chatcode-Suche.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');

if(mw.config.get('wgCanonicalSpecialPageName') === false) {
    mw.loader.load('/index.php' + '?title=MediaWiki:Chatcodes.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');
    mw.loader.load('/index.php' + '?title=MediaWiki:Handelsposten-Preise.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');
Additionally I also caught an instance of this bug. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:16, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
I didn't actually try to look at the JS console. It would appear, there is a bug in Spanish version's es:MediaWiki:Common.js as well - hookEvent has been deprecated. Not sure if it is the only bug. --Voidvector (talk) 02:20, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Although my javascript knowlewdge is almost null, I added the Spanish ChatLinkSearch.js file and translated it as much as I could to match the spanish properties. Now chat links from the spanish in-game interface seems to work, but I didn't even added the InterwikiSearchRedirect.js so I'm not sure if that's needed. Please let me know if there is something wrong with the code on the spanish one or it needs to be changed. I also noticed a lot of functions on MediaWiki:Common.js that maybe they're not needed anymore, but again I have no clue of javascript so I can't know. - Saelyth's pictureSaelyth / Aens Windstorm Talk 07:04, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Hey Sayeth. I've added my suggestions for the spanish wiki over at es:MediaWiki discusión:Common.js. (You are correct that interwiki search redirect isn't needed, it's just to push language traffic over to the other language wikis from ingame). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:16, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the clean up, Cheiftain Alex, I updated it with the suggested changes. - Saelyth's pictureSaelyth / Aens Talk 12:21, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
German wiki should now also work correctly, I fixed that intermittent bug. --Tera (talk) 13:04, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Nice thanks to you both. The only remaining bug I can see is on the french wiki, where the initial chatlink search works, but if you press back then it doesn't display the name of the item, because one line is missing: $(span).fadeIn(1000).appendTo(listItem);, which should be added above the "} else {" on line 127. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:19, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you all for the effort, now I can use /wiki w/o fiddling with the chat. --Voidvector (talk) 07:59, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Removal of warning[edit]

Howdy folks. By now I'm sure you're all familiar with the warning that comes up when a user is trying to upload a file in a different format, but the same name. This was mostly created to avoid users uploading two identical files, but under two different formats. However, this warning does more harm than good; I've already seen several users struggling to understand why this is happening, thinking they are doing something wrong, when in reality it's supposed to help them. Sure, they can just click "ignore warning" and continue with the upload, but for most first timers, it's enough to ward them off from further uploading, thinking they somehow messed up their very first contribution to the wiki. —Ventriloquist 18:28, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Perhaps the warning could be worded differently to make it less scary? Like maybe instead of "A file with this name exists already, please check File:<file name>.jpg if you are not sure if you want to change it" perhaps "A file with a similar name already exists. To avoid potential duplicate images, please check File:<file name>.jpg to see if change is needed. If no change is needed, ignore this notice" or something like that? - Doodleplex 18:36, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
I agree with the thought Doodle is presenting, but I'd ask that the length of that warning be shorter. I can guarantee you that probably half the people seeing that text will stop after `A file with this name exists already`. People are lazy and don't like to read. I'm not sure how I'd reword it personally, but I'd try to accentuate maybe along the lines of `A similar filename exists for <filename>.<otherextension>. In order to avoid duplicates please confirm these are not the same images; if not ignore this warning`.
Basically I want to remove the stress on `file already exists, don't upload kthx`, and shift it to `there may be a duplicate <here>`. Might just be me being picky about things; but I know how quickly the text `warning` and `error` make people stop reading and assume they can't do anything further. -Darqam 19:00, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Good suggestions. Maybe Greener could come up with something, since he's good at that. —Ventriloquist 19:02, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Just because it wasn't super obvious to me which mediawiki message page you guys wanted to tweak, we're talking about MediaWiki:Fileexists-extension right? screenshot. --Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:16, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
That's the one I had in mind, although I didn't remember that it had a preview in there. -Darqam 19:27, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Comments requested regarding information regarding alternate accounts[edit]

Hi. At Talk:Account#Alternate accounts section there is a discussion about whether we should include information about alternate accounts. Additional opinions would be appreciated. Karra Archflare (talk) 20:40, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

For those wondering what I am doing right now?[edit]

I am working on reducing the load time and entry numbers on the wanted page by fixing some spelling mistakes and unifying some of the example stuff to one entry --Doctor Refrence (talk) 20:13, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

can't find Vault of the Khan-Ur[edit]

I am finding it impossible to locate the entrance to the Vault of the Khan-Ur. I cannot jump onto the mountain with the springer at any point. HELP>>>

Hi, did you try to follow the guide on Gauntlet of the Khan-Ur? The part above the spoiler should lead you to the vault door. Let me know if you need further assistance! (I could also show you in-game if you're on EU.) User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 19:54, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
I don't think this is the proper venue, but here you go: The entrance is at ground-level; no need for a Springer. Inculpatus cedo (talk) 23:50, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Death by flying too high[edit]

Has anyone else died from flying their Griffon or skyscale too high?

So I was in verdant brink and had just failed at beating the legendary patriarch wyvern. I've only had my Griffin for a week so I decided to take advantage of being up in the canopy to practice flying with my Griffon. I was doing the Bunny Hop technique somebody had mentioned in the GW2 fb group and I got really really high. Then I got the message that says "you are now leaving the playable area please return or you will die" and then I died and fell out of the sky.

I decided to bring this up on the map chat and someone was like well that's the first I've heard of that! Another person was like this needs to be an achievement since you get one for killing yourself and the boiling sea, and it should be called Icarus's Folly!!! then both of those people proceeded to try and kill themselves by flying too high but they could not succeed. 😹😹😹😹😹 Junedeer.7892 (talk) 01:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

There's a big box around every map, usually you can't get to it. It's particularly accessible in Verdant Brink + in Bloodstone Fen (to the south). I've achieved the same in the west of Dredgehaunt Cliffs but that was due to an old terrain bug... If you want to add a note to summarise this, I'd probably stick it in a new "Notes" section on Zone, between the bottom table and the "see also" -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 08:13, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

What happened to most gallery pages?[edit]

moved to Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs#SMW galleries appearing as a column