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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, restoring deleted pages etc.
  • Do not post deletion requests here. Deletion requests should be made by adding {{delete}} to the top of the target page, which will then automatically mark the page as a candidate for deletion.
  • Do not post issues regarding content disputes. Try making a request for comments instead.
  • Mediation requests between users should only be made if a resolution could not be reached between users.
  • For technical issues that admins can't handle, please see the Curse noticeboard.

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. Assume good faith and 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 {{vandal|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 and enter an appropriate title (without using templates or links) in the subject field.
  2. In the edit field, enter a short and neutral summary of the issue. Use the {{user|ip address or username here}} template to refer to users involved with the case and provide links to important pages or edits.

As a sign of courtesy, also leave a message on the talk page of any involved user.

Vandal issues[edit]

Vandal Archives

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Vandal 46.22.215.201 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Just another spambot. WelchDrew (talk) 12:13, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 15:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 82.31.139.245 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Putting random profanity on the alchemy station page. WelchDrew (talk) 13:31, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 15:43, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 37.59.131.113 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Adver-bot. FyreNWater (talk) 19:48, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 192.3.176.171 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Adver-bot. FyreNWater (talk) 19:47, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 65.49.14.94 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Senseless vandalism.

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 18:34, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Newman1239 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Nothing but vandalism. Equazcion (talk) 18:45, 8 Sep 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 09:35, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 50.66.36.203 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Persistantly re-adding a useless piece of trivia to the Golden Shower page, stating its a refrence to the Jarate, because if its effect, not realizing that all ichor weapons inflict it, hes also been threatening me with warnings, I have told him to quit but he is being persistant with his guessing game of trivia. I honestly see his persistant re-adding of this useless trivia as vandalism. WelchDrew (talk) 11:56, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Here's the edit. It's not vandalism, just a difference of opinion that got heated. I started a discussion on the talk page. Equazcion (talk) 12:25, 8 Sep 2014 (UTC)
WelchDrew may I suggest you read the Rules again, mainly the first 3 points. --0icke0 (talk) 17:49, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 208.103.52.250 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Removed a lot of info on Help:Contents and replaced it with unacceptable language. Laketec (talk) 02:43, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Blocked all of them. Also I suggest not wasting your time reporting those who make a single edit, almost none of them come back. --0icke0 (talk) 15:35, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Just making sure to help keep this wiki clean. Laketec (talk) 16:30, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 67.160.250.19 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Added random letters to a page. Laketec (talk) 01:57, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 76.16.59.167 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Created an already existing page and put random letters. (I've also put this page up for deletion) Laketec (talk) 01:07, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 174.29.242.205 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Vandalizing the Gungnir page; changing what you need to make it and what it's used in. Laketec (talk) 00:30, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 81.103.153.36 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Editing the Wall of Flesh page with silly words and the like for no other reason than for vandalism. Laketec (talk) 19:14, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Done. --0icke0 (talk) 10:14, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Hineybop (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Seemingly created account just to create vandalism pages. FyreNWater (talk) 11:07, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 11:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 60.242.126.136 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Repeatedly changing crafting recipes. FyreNWater (talk) 10:55, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 11:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 24.38.253.14 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Changing crafting recipes repeatedly. Equazcion (talk) 23:36, 28 Aug 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 07:21, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Crazykreeper05 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Has only made two pages: Lol and Lol 2. Both are vandalism pages for a door glitch. FyreNWater (talk) 02:02, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:00, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 208.123.240.187 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Changing name and stats of Duke Fishron. Also noted various immature jokes in the summary section of his/her changes. --Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.32.224.35 (talkcontribs)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 08:58, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Vandal KalebEfflandt (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Adding many duplicate pages (one is Cock Madoc) and images of an item from a mod, to the point that it can be considered spam and/or vandalism. --Xolroc (talk) 22:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Left a message on his talk page, this should properly solve it. --0icke0 (talk) 09:46, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 209.202.24.96 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Vandalism streak: changing numbers, adding vulgarities. FyreNWater (talk) 00:40, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:09, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Current Issues[edit]

Issue Archives

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Grappling hooks -> Hooks[edit]

Can we move Grappling hooks to Hooks? It seems more intuitive than using the plural of Grappling Hook. I realize we have Hook, which could continue causing some confusion... but, being that the Grappling Hook is one of the current Grappling hooks, I think it would still be an improvement. Plus, the game and the developers refer to them as "Hooks", not "Grappling hooks". Equazcion (talk) 23:51, 31 Jul 2014 (UTC)

I'm in support of this idea, but leave a redirect from Grappling hooks to Hooks, and put something like Wikipedia's "for" template on the Hook and Hooks pages. --Xolroc (talk) 02:13, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I've moved it. --0icke0 (talk) 08:35, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again Icke, and thanks for the input Xolroc :) Equazcion (talk) 11:59, 1 Aug 2014 (UTC)

Page protection[edit]

The article Boss is a regular target of vandalism and addition of false information &/or speculation. Can that page be locked so only logged in users can edit it? FyreNWater (talk) 22:42, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I've protected it for some time. Hopefully the vandalism will reduce after that. --0icke0 (talk) 08:50, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Keep up the great work FyreNWater (talk) 05:33, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Nipping edit war in the bud[edit]

The List_of_Console_Items page creator Dxos3(talkcontribslogsblock log) created a redundant list that got tagged for deletion. Rather than discuss the deletion, they removed the tag and continued to edit the page. If someone could step in and stop the edit war, as well as point Dxos3 to a place to learn how to write proper articles, that would be helpful. FyreNWater (talk) 01:47, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

User has removed the delete tag on the redundant page yet again. I'm not going to get into an edit war. FyreNWater (talk) 05:10, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
For now just leave it like that. I'm aware that the page may need to be deleted and discussion goes on on the talk page, with or without the notice. We'll see how it turns out and if any further actions may be needed after that. --0icke0 (talk) 12:33, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Problems with starting Terraria[edit]

So on, before long (very very long) time ago (when i had windows xp sp2 now i have sp3) terraria was working fine. Now i wanted to continue playing. But i have problems. I've tried lots of things. And i cant solve this. I get "Terraria has encountered a problem and needs to close" error. When i try using "Run As..." i get "Cannot find a version of the runtime to start the application" or something like that, now i'm trying the last thing i can do. I hope this thing helps...and if it does i will type it here. 87.121.212.112 02:07, 23 August 2014 (UTC) (I'm sasdom919 from minecraft but whatever)

You might want to search and/or post to the tech support section of the forum here: http://www.terrariaonline.com/forums/technical-support.83/. Equazcion (talk) 02:45, 23 Aug 2014 (UTC)

So on, i've fixed this problem. I use non-steam version due to that steam is too laggy for my 1gb ram computer :( 87.121.212.112 05:46, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Rarity colors[edit]

Template Sandbox: Template:Item infobox/sandbox

Gonna try to explain this as best I can. I was recently taking a closer look at rarity colors, and found it very confusing to match the on-wiki colors with in-game text. I started playing around with the colors shown at Rarity and found it impossible to reproduce the in-game appearance using web formatted text (the in-game colors are actually light pastels, and using them here doesn't look right without the black border the game adds -- which you can't do currently using HTML/CSS).

I started producing images instead. I created Template:Rare2 to help place them. Right now it's only in use on the Rarity page, but I think it might be worth considering using it in Template:Item infobox. They're larger than most infobox text, but spiffier, and I think they provide an important visual cue that the current infobox rarity labels lack.

I created Template:item infobox/sandbox to illustrate, which you can see an example of to the right. Equazcion (talk) 05:12, 26 Aug 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I've implemented this. --0icke0 (talk) 08:59, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) I just uploaded slightly smaller images so as not to overpower the other infobox text. You may now want to protect Template:Rare2 and all the images it uses, since they're now transcluded on all item pages. Equazcion (talk) 15:40, 27 Aug 2014 (UTC)
I'd have to say, I like this. Thanks for you taking your time to implement this and of course 0icke0, for implementing it for the infobox. ;) Great work! Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 22:05, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the kudos :) Today I also added categories. The infobox now automatically adds items to a rarity tier category, so you can see listings of all purple, blue, etc items. You can see them by clicking a tier color at the Rarity page. PS. I reverted the change you made to this talk page -- sorry -- but there's no need to require level-3 headers for discussions here. Two is the standard, and there's no particular reason to deviate from that here. Equazcion (talk) 22:17, 27 Aug 2014 (UTC)
I've removed the sandbox preview but added a link to it. This is because the doc= tag is not implemented. (It's suppose to make the categories not display if present.) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 22:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk pages / Signing comments[edit]

Some users who don't register or may not know how to really use a wiki often don't sign the comment they make on talk pages, or such with the tildes. (~~~~) Well, I have a code (below) that I would like to be added to the following MediaWiki page. This will pop up every time on the top of the wiki when editing a talk page.

This is a talk page. Please respect the talk page guidelines, and remember to sign your posts using four tildes (~~~~).

I'd also like this section (below) to be added to the wiki rules.

==Talk pages==

*When making comments or asking questions on a talk page, be sure to sign the end with four tildes (~~~~)

*Always remain civil during discussions.


You may also edit the above to fit your best liking, this is just my start of it. Hopefully this will reduce the amount of users not signing comments. :) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 22:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm not really sure if this is a major issue here, especially since the wiki doesn't get much discussion in general. Couldn't hurt though. PS. I edited the above a little. Equazcion (talk) 12:28, 28 Aug 2014 (UTC)
I wouldn't expect much from it, but it wouldn't hurt to do it because their are people who do pay attention to what's actually on the screen. ;) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 18:20, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Added. Lets hope it helps. --0icke0 (talk) 11:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

iOS Hardmode release[edit]

I made Template:PC-Console-iOS only in preparation for the iOS 1.2 release. Not sure whether to use it or just wait for the Android release, but it's there if anyone wants to. Equazcion (talk) 11:27, 28 Aug 2014 (UTC)

Now that they have announced that Android will be released in a few days I guess this is no longer needed. --0icke0 (talk) 11:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Tizona inconsistencies.[edit]

When viewing the Excalibur page the wiki says to craft the Tizona you need 1 Excalibur and 15 Adamantite bars. When I click on the Soul of Blight page it says it requires 2 Excalibur and 20 Adamantite Bars.

Fixed. I think the Soul of Blight page was showing an old pre-1.2 recipe. Equazcion (talk) 21:48, 31 Aug 2014 (UTC)

Version icon tooltips[edit]

I created sandbox versions of the version icons with tooltips added. The actual templates are protected so I can't update them myself.

User:0icke0, could you update the main templates (assuming you think this would be an improvement)? Thanks. Equazcion (talk) 09:49, 1 Sep 2014 (UTC)

I've looked at implementing that before, but without success. So I'm glad we have this now, thanks for your work on this. --0icke0 (talk) 10:14, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for making the edits :) Equazcion (talk) 10:25, 1 Sep 2014 (UTC)

NPC infobox tweak[edit]

I'd like to add an optional width parameter to {{npc infobox}}. It's a pretty simple change.

  • In the first line, this: width:21em;
  • would become width:{{{width|21em}}};

I made {{npc infobox2}} with the parameter added. You can see it in effect on Cursed Skull, one box with the optional width specified and the other without it at the default setting. Equazcion (talk) 04:13, 6 Sep 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I've updated it. --0icke0 (talk) 09:53, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) Equazcion (talk) 12:22, 6 Sep 2014 (UTC)

Anonymous page creation[edit]

I wonder if we could request a user rights change for anonymous users so they wouldn't be able to create new pages, and only autoconfirmed users can (registered users with validated email, 10 edits, and registered for 3 days). It is technically possible, if we can get someone to do it. It's pretty much always vandalism when anon users create pages, and we get something like 7 or 8 of those per day, on a good day. I could see anonymous page creation being useful perhaps for the month after a new major update is released, but it's not worth the hassle it creates all other times. People who want to create legit pages tend to register. Equazcion (talk) 15:45, 7 Sep 2014 (UTC)

The main problem with this would properly be the translation pages. Most other language users create an account and immediately start creating new pages. Forcing them to wait 3 days and make 10 edits on other pages will likely result in a halt to the translation progress. As far as I know it is not possible to only allow users to create pages matching a certain format (in this case containing a / in the page name). --0icke0 (talk) 17:49, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
I see what you mean. Although it seems I could be wrong about the autoconfirmed requirements on this wiki, apparently -- you semi-protected Boss so only autoconfirmed users could edit (protected 6 sept 2014, expires 6 oct 2014), but User:Newman1239 was able to vandalize it immediately after creating an account today. Not sure how that works. Equazcion (talk) 18:51, 8 Sep 2014 (UTC)
I guess the requirements are different on this wiki then. I wonder what they are, as I cannot find them anywhere. --0icke0 (talk) 09:35, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
It is possible to setup an AbuseFilter to do the action you requested, but we would generally suggest not to. If you are having issues with spam or vandalism, you can contact a member from Gamepedia's Wiki team, and we will assist you in doing so :) Cblair91 (talk) 10:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Wiki logo/favicon[edit]

The new terraria.org features some redesigned graphics. The logo and favicon at this wiki were originally designed to match TerrariaOnline's graphics, and since the new terraria.org is going to be replacing that, I figure the graphics here could probably be updated to once again match. I created File:WikiNew.png as a possible update for our current wiki logo (File:Wiki.png). There's also File:Favicon New.ico, which is taken directly from the new terraria.org favicon, and could replace our File:Favicon.ico. Equazcion (talk) 15:54, 14 Sep 2014 (UTC)

I've uploaded the new image, they should be visible soon. --0icke0 (talk) 15:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)