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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 cases of vandalism, posting about it here should be a last resort. Revert it first, as 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 reports 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.
  3. As a courtesy, also leave a message on the talk page of any involved user.

Vandal reports[edit]

Vandal Archives

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Vandal Deiix (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Vandalism. Equazcion (talk) 21:08, 28 Oct 2014 (UTC)

Won't be seeing him again for quite some time. --0icke0 (talk) 22:28, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Good to know :) Thanks. Equazcion (talk) 22:35, 28 Oct 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 107.139.170.138 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) has a history of sporadic and nonconstructive edits. Gearzein (talk) 21:31, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Additionally, both Vandal 67.191.99.30 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) and Vandal 68.149.125.15 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) declared goofy, short-lived little "invasions" as retribution for reverted edits. Maybe my warnings were worded a little too condescendingly... Gearzein (talk) 00:59, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Blocked two, left a warning on for the other user. --0icke0 (talk) 09:30, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 199.71.136.69 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Added junk to a half-dozen pages. FyreNWater (talk) 17:32, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 21:13, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 208.111.7.126 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Yo momma jokes. Dick jokes. Rape jokes. Hit them with the hammer. FyreNWater (talk) 03:08, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:49, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 122.104.39.221 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) constantly vandalizing the neptunes shell page, maybe the page could do with protection too? --Preceding unsigned comment added by WelchDrew (talkcontribs)

Blocked the vandal. As far as I can see that page received some vandalism, but nothing out of the ordinary. --0icke0 (talk) 20:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Yo I'm gonna be real, I don't know what to make of Vandal Noahisftw (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) at all. I don't have the mobile version so I can't really even be sure that there's no Lihzahrd Temple, but he seems pretty diligent in insisting that it's there by removing the version tags from even tangentially associated pages, even going so far as to mess with the conditions of its opening by editing Plantera's availability and claiming that the Golem's drops are also available, sometimes as bugs, other times without further explanation. I'd be hard-pressed to say he's malicious- perhaps misguided, so I sent him a warning. Usually people who think editing the wiki will change the game code are after just one or two items though, so this guy's dedication is actually starting to make me wonder if he just knows something I don't, and this report might be in error. Gearzein (talk) 04:31, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

As far as I know mobile is only at v1.1, so it shouldn't be in the mobile version yet. Also considering this edit I doubt that it isn't just all vandalism. For now lets see if the message you left on his talk page changed anything. --0icke0 (talk) 10:30, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 5.248.83.233 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Commercial spammer. Gearzein (talk) 18:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 23:54, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Terraria3232 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Vandalism. Equazcion (talk) 07:28, 14 Oct 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 17:49, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 192.96.203.98 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Repeated vandalism of the Accessories page. One other person vandalised the page, too. I'd also like to note the page seems to be a vandal target. Gamablaze (talk) 21:56, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked and protected the page. --0icke0 (talk) 06:09, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Almiraellis (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) A vandal bot who actually took the time to make an account! Look at his user page. WelchDrew (talk) 12:04, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

They are getting creative. Not that it is going to help them. Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 15:05, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 76.255.25.96 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Seems to be an IP used by at least two different people. Has gone several months either making useful (if informal and poorly worded) edits or vandalizing articles with references to butts. Maybe allow account creation so the useful editor can continue making edits? FyreNWater (talk) 19:12, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Done. --0icke0 (talk) 20:21, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 59.101.154.74 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Did a few vandal edits on the Neptune's Shell page a day or two ago. WelchDrew (talk) 06:31, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

For now I see no reason to block him. I think he tried (but failed) to undo the vandalism he did, so it is likely that future edits will not be vandalism. --0icke0 (talk) 13:33, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Xetheron95 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Persisting "trolling". OdnHarfagre (talk) 22:18, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 06:13, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Dragon armor (edithistorylinkswatchinfologsprotection logprotect) has seen quite a bit of vandalism recently. Perhaps consider protecting it? 98.196.175.207 16:08, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Protected the page for some time. --0icke0 (talk) 17:34, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Well, since I'm here, same thing's been happening on Terra Blade (edithistorylinkswatchinfologsprotection logprotect). Some guy thinks editing the page will make it available on ios or something, and they come in on a different IP every time, a handful of which have already been blocked. 98.196.175.207 02:01, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Protected that page too. --0icke0 (talk) 09:32, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 23.121.153.113 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) It seems this one still isnt blocked yet, a few days ago this one did a large wipe on the notes section of the herbs page, replacing the whole notes part with one useless line. WelchDrew (talk) 09:41, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 20:01, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Other Issues[edit]

Issue Archives

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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)
Alright, I've modified the abuse filter to give a warning when an anonymous user tries to create a page. However creating the page is still possible after that. This should stop most vandal bots (I hope) and possibly some of the vandalism by anonymous users, while being a minor inconvenience for legitimate users. For now lets just see how well it works, modifications can always be made later. --0icke0 (talk) 15:43, 18 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)