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Vandal Ijaopbjsadjbpoasdibjoisdj (profiletalk8 contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) I just blocked this user for 1 month without a warning, as the user just created 4 pages with no appropriate content and would probably continue. My question now is what is the appropriate time to block the user? Flisch42 (talk) 09:43, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Given the nature of the pages, which were grossly inappropriate, I extended the block to "indefinite". All the edits made by this user were inappropriate, with not a single good contribution. When Equazcion logs in, he may change the block again, but I have zero tolerance to what this user posted. – Ferretwings (talk) 02:44, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This one has been repeatedly vandalising the mimic page, I have reverted his edits but, he may continue.TOTORO01 (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

done Flisch42 (talk) 23:07, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) I just plugged what this ip wrote into a translator, and it doesn't appear to be vandalism. It almost sounds like they want to give advise, but I'm not sure google translator is up to it. I'm thinking we should remove the block. Here is how it translated:
Summary: I'm new so I do not know if there writes well
Text: Very interesting approach. You might want to consider more deeply the things that surround us. You can draw very interesting conclusions, and at the same time find a second bottom of the case.
Ferretwings (talk) 13:34, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Vandalized Moon Lord, Skeletron, Skeletron Prime, and King Slime; deleted sections of pages at a time, as well as having added small bits of inappropriate content. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 19:34, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

blocked it for 1 month, as it is quite extensive. And btw this is the one page where you put the entries at the top of the page :-). Flisch42 (talk) 20:45, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This vandal has vandalised 2 different pages today and has had their edits reverted by Eraloiz (talk), I recommend a block or a warning.

done. Flisch42 (talk) 11:11, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandal‎ (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This vandal has changed the "blade of grass" page 6 times today and I have undone all of them, not sure if he will continue or not. TOTORO01 (talk) 04:58, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

This was actually User: They changed the page 6 times in quick succession and the final edit reverted things back to normal (TOTORO01 undid all the edits afterward but that wasn't actually necessary). In case this was a test or series of mistakes by a new user trying to get the hang of things, I'd rather wait and perhaps block if this happens again. Equazcion (talk) 05:27, 2 Oct 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I just assumed since this person changed them back and then changed them to random numbers again that is was a troll, I'll keep an eye out to see if this does happen again, thanks! TOTORO01 (talk) 05:32, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This vandal received a 2 week block back in May but has been repeatedly vandalising over the summer, most recently today, I undid this change but I recommend that this user be banned for repeated vandalism. TOTORO01 (talk) 19:52, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Blocked him again. Banning with IPs is not very effective. Flisch42 (talk) 20:00, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Okay, thanks :) TOTORO01 (talk) 20:10, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This one has spammed the "Forbidden Armor" page with 9/11 Jokes and deleted or changed most of it's content, I can't revert these since it needs me to delete content. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 08:09, 18 September 2016 (UTC).

Blocked. Equazcion (talk) 08:40, 18 Sep 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This Vandal has changed the Meowmere page to show that it has some EXTREME stats like 1000000000000 use time. I have not a single clue how to revert changes or really do anything on gamepedia. Just letting people that have power to --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 02:07, 10 September 2016‎ (UTC).

Blocked. Equazcion (talk) 02:35, 10 Sep 2016 (UTC)

Vandal‎ (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This Vandal has repeatedly vandalised many pages tonight. Me and Flisch42 have undone the changes they made on all of these vandalised pages, Not sure what you want to do about this; I'm not sure if he'll be back. TOTORO01 (talk) 08:14, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Blocked him. --0icke0 (talk) 08:30, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) I just blocked this IP for a month, and I'm wondering if that is long enough. I'd like to block him indefinitely. Here are the edits he made: [1] [2]Ferretwings (talk) 17:52, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

There's not really a reason to block indefinitely. This IP has no previous record of persistent vandalism so it's hard to recommend a time, but in my experience, making block length proportionate to severity isn't really helpful, as few ever actually come back. The major problem with indefinite blocks is that they span all of Gamepedia, and a single user isn't likely to hold the same IP forever. Range blocks are only applied in extreme circumstances as well, and would be uncalled for in this case. If they come back, go ahead and extend it, but I doubt they will. Gearzein (talk) 00:53, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Vandal ObviousSnowflake (profiletalk7 contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This user created a very realist wiki page (which can be previewed here). Unfortunately, it was a troll. I blocked him for 2 months, but after cleaning up his mess, I am wondering if I should increase the block. The pages he created were: Oops I Poisoned Myself, File:Oops I Poisoned Myself And Am Thinking About Suicide.png, File:Oops I Poisoned Myself.png, Category:Entities introduced in The filename with the word "suicide" is the one that got me (not to mention that the page format was identical to our other wiki pages, and users may not realize that it was a troll). I'm not sure we want an editor like this coming back to our wiki. – Ferretwings (talk) 17:13, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) repeatedly added some wrong informations on a few pages that I reverted. I never did this before, don't know if he should be banned for a few weeks or something but here it is. --Dinoxel (talk) 08:35, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 08:43, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) has made numerous edits, some definitely erroneous. However, since he seems to be filling in history for the Mobile version, I'm having difficulty verifying the legitimacy of his edits. He is definitely not getting the information from our Mobile Version history page. If he has access to source code, it could be that much/all of it is truth, but it is also possible that all of it is fiction. I left him a message, asking for his source, but I'm not sure how that works with IPs. I've banned him for a month, but if he is legit, he needs to be un-banned. --Ferretwings (talk) 15:12, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

It's vandalism. He says the Portal Gun was added and obtainable in Mobile 1.2.4, which is extremely unlikely, being a 1.3 item. And that the Shrimpy Truffle was introduced in 1.1 and "Now Properly drops by Wall of Flesh instead of The Mechanical Bosses", which is wrong in several different ways. Lots of other blatantly false stuff from this IP. Talk page messages do work for IP users when they continue editing from that same IP, but I wouldn't have left one in this case; the block was fine. Equazcion (talk) 15:27, 6 Apr 2016 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) was promoting their youtube channel and asking "how much dirt do I need to hack in a celestial sigil on mobile?" (roughly) (also, I put this in the right place right?)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 00:13, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Vandal WINRR (profiletalk4 contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Vandalized Last_Prism article by removing all content reasoned with "TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL" comment

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 17:10, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Vandal Mrgreenslime (profiletalk52 contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Same cause as already mentioned on July 18. Edited multiple pages adding false, duplicate or inapplicable information. Every edit was reverted to versions prior to Mrgreenslime's edits by different users. --DoubleFloat (talk) 17:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Most of those edits are frivolous and perhaps ill-advised, but not as overtly and deliberately disruptive as their previous block. They may be actually trying to contribute this time, so it may be best to have a word with them on their talk page rather than just blocking them again. If it keeps up after that, though, they'll be dealt with. Gearzein (talk) 18:02, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Mrgreenslime just left a comment on my talk page matching Gearzein's opinion. Seems I may have been to hasty requesting a block by forming my opinion based on the number and frequency of the edits rather than on their content. Please remove or disable this request if it's no longer needed for documentation. --DoubleFloat (talk) 18:26, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Vandal Mrmcmo (profiletalk8 contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Vandalized Console Version a few times (replaced with inappropriate content) see page History. Kilcram (talk) 15:45, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Already blocked - 6 months beginning July 12th 2015. Equazcion (talk) 15:47, 1 Aug 2015 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Spambot on Terraria_Wiki:Community_noticeboard -- SDGlyph (talk) 13:13, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Blocked. Equazcion (talk) 03:44, 11 Aug 2015 (UTC)

Vandal (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Vandalizing Spider Nest, first adding how Shadow Chests appear, and then changing it so that the Wall of Flesh may appear. I'm not about to get into another undo/delete war. 01:32, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Blocked. –KM100 (talk) 02:14, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Other Issues[edit source]

Issue Archives


NPC page format[edit source]

I'd like to arrange the NPC pages so they all follow the same format. (btw, your "Standard sections" don't reflect the same order shown in either the Enemy page or Item page formats.) The NPC pages don't currently seem to follow a specific format. I suggest keeping all the info the player is more likely to need near the top, and the more trivial information near the bottom. Also, should each word in the section headers be capitalized?

I suggest section headers in this order:

Items Sold (or other NPC help)
Quest Rewards
See Also

(I'm volunteering myself for all the re-arranging involved, I just need a set format to follow) --Ferretwings (talk) 22:12, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

I think this is more or less the order most NPC pages follow. It might be easier if you pointed out an example NPC page and let us know how you'd like to change it. As for section headers, no, they shouldn't have all words capitalized; they aren't proper names and aren't generally handled that way here. Equazcion (talk) 02:34, 3 Mar 2016 (UTC)
I realize it's probably just my OCD kicking in, but it drives me nuts that the NPC pages don't all order their sections the same way. Just about every single NPC page follows a slightly different format.
For instance, the section headings on the Stylist page are ordered:
Current order
  • Items
  • Quotes
  • Names
  • Notes
  • Trivia
  • History
I would change to
  • Items
  • Notes
  • Names
  • Quotes
  • Trivia
  • History
And the section headings on the Nurse page are ordered:
Current order
  • Names
  • Notes
  • Trivia
  • Quotes
  • Achievement
  • History
I would change to
  • Notes
  • Achievement(s)
  • Names
  • Quotes
  • Trivia
  • History
--Ferretwings (talk) 04:39, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
You're right, names and quotes should be further down. The few NPC pages I checked randomly didn't have that issue. You can feel free to go ahead and re-order them. Equazcion (talk) 04:59, 3 Mar 2016 (UTC)

Level elevation=Surface level=0 feet?[edit source]

I've been seeing some phrases that are probably all identical: "Level elevation", "Surface level" and "0 feet".
For players who have not yet acquired the Depth Meter, "level elevation" would be a confusing term. I find "surface level" a confusing term, when used to explain the Depth Meter, however it probably shouldn't have been used in that way, and it's an easy fix.
If they all mean the same, I'll add it to the Layers page (since that is where "Depth" redirects), or perhaps the Depth Meter page may make more sense. A simple definition of Level elevation: "Depth of 0 feet, also known as 'surface level'(?), which is displayed as 'level' by the Depth Meter, GPS, PDA, and Cell Phone." At least those who search the term, can find the definition. --Ferretwings (talk) 18:40, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

You can clarify that on either or both pages, sure. Although "Surface" is often used to describe the entire Surface layer, from zero up to Space, so I'm not sure if that should be included. If "Surface level" is used in articles to describe zero depth, that should probably be changed. Equazcion (talk) 13:28, 11 Mar 2016 (UTC)

Suspicious Looking Skull: Can it be crafted with Titanium Bars?[edit source]

A couple of editors have tried to insert a recipe for crafting the Suspicious Looking Skull using Titanium Bars, but their edits are eventually reverted. Can we get confirmation? Perhaps we should discuss it on the Talk page, rather than just reverting the edits. --Ferretwings (talk) 13:32, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Apparently the 1.2.4 console/mobile updates brought the ability to craft it using Titanium [3]. Equazcion (talk) 13:44, 11 Mar 2016 (UTC)

Reducing enemy spawn rates[edit source]

There are 3 buffs that reduce enemy spawn rates. Do we have any data on them? This is what is listed in the wiki:

Item Buff Enemy spawn reduction
Sunflower.png Sunflower Happy!.png Happy! -
Peace Candle.png Peace Candle Peace Candle (buff).png Peace Candle (buff) -
Calming Potion.png Calming Potion Calm.png Calm 17%

If the Water Candle and Peace Candle cancel each other out, does that mean their rate of increase and decrease are the same? 33%?
-- Ferretwings (talk) 19:17, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Template:Crafts first sub row[edit source]

The Alchemy Table in "Template:Crafts first sub row" needs a pc icon, since it was only introduced in –Ferretwings (talk) 18:33, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

I made a short-lived attempt to do this but my attempts broke the display in various ways. I don't have the time I once did to sandbox test and figure this out but if anyone comes up with working code feel free to post it. {{crafting recipe}} could also use it. Equazcion (talk) 19:18, 22 Mar 2016 (UTC)
Got it done now. Equazcion (talk) 23:33, 23 Mar 2016 (UTC)

Spectral armor recipes[edit source]

The Spectral armor page has been edited so often, I think the numbers may be wrong.

Console/Mobile changed the number of souls required for Titan armor when they updated to the PC 1.2.2, and I'm wondering if they changed the recipes for Spectral armor as well. I see they changed the recipes for Dragon armor... I'll need to go edit the recipes I recently added.

Do any of the admins have access to the Console/Mobile version? –Ferretwings (talk) 21:21, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

I have the mobile version, but I don't play it and I'm nowhere near being able to check Hardmode recipes. These things are much more difficult to verify in console/mobile since the developer of those doesn't let us access their source code. The forum is probably the best place to request that info from players. Equazcion (talk) 21:33, 25 Mar 2016 (UTC)
I found it on the Console Version History page. I guess I should have checked there first. To answer my own question... Yes, all three armor recipes were reduced, and the armors got new sprites in the same Console 1.02 update. I'll fix the recipes. –Ferretwings (talk) 04:26, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Cheating[edit source]

I'm assuming the wiki doesn't support cheating, and I should just undo this edit? --Ferretwings (talk) 05:08, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Then I'm assuming we should chuck out the entire Cheating section on the page Guide:Making Money? LordofEditing (talk) 01:49, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Actually, user-made guides follow different rules than the main wiki. After I first asked the question, I did some research into the history of that guide, and also looked through the noticeboard archives. We wouldn't allow the content on the main wiki pages because it isn't part of normal gameplay. Although, I'm not sure why we allowed the Map viewers page and Inventory editors page in the main wiki, I'll need to check with an admin who's been around longer than I have. – Ferretwings (talk) 03:36, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
We keep glitch exploits off the main pages, since they shift focus away from documenting the official gameplay element being described (plus they're more difficult to verify). Inventory editors and map viewers tend to be respected software at the official forum, thought of more as testing tools than "cheats", which I suppose is why they haven't been confined to Guide pages. They could probably go in either page space. Equazcion (talk) 03:59, 30 Aug 2016 (UTC)

Minor changes to main page needed[edit source]

The main page is missing info regarding the availability of the Wii U release of the game.

Also another minor tweak is that the store icon for the PlayStation version is out of date.

The new store logo is PlayStation Network Store icon.png

Sony Entertainment Network is no longer used --Kmg90 (talk) 20:10, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

I'll handle it. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. --Ferretwings (talk) 20:40, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Done :) --Ferretwings (talk) 07:06, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Unable to edit one of the Pirate's quotes[edit source]

I am attempting to encase the Pirate's quotes in quotation marks to follow the style set by the other NPC pages. I have added them successfully to all quotes except the one concerning Moby Dick, it blocks me from saving changes when I edit that line. Could someone with the permissions to do so please add the missing quotation marks? Robbyo4 (talk) 15:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

File-upload spam[edit source]

We've experienced quite a bit of file-upload spam. Is there a way we can limit file uploads to users who's accounts are more than a day old? – Ferretwings (talk) 19:33, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I have edited one of the abuse filters which should prevent future vandalism of whatever organization was doing this. Other than that I would prefer not to block new users from uploading files, as this is done quite frequently for valid purposes. --0icke0 (talk) 08:47, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Suspicious account[edit source]

An account was recently created UserProfile:ControllerModz that appears to be for commercial purposes... but the user hasn't actually done anything yet. Do we wait for them to cross the line? Or are we proactive? – Ferretwings (talk) 23:34, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Blocked him. This is not a place to advertise a businesses, even on your own user page. --0icke0 (talk) 08:15, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Console notice(s)[edit source]

With the fact that terraria is on the console version and with the split of legacy from current consoles will there be a way to identify what items are available or not? IE. When 1.3 comes to console the 360 version will not be seeing these things. The Xbox One will be but when stuff like getting Logic Gates available to players on console and then the players who have the 360 version will see that and think they have it and end up finding out its not. DragoHanter (talk) 17:11, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

I got an idea a while back to create a header similar to the "Desktop-Only" type we have now, which will list the platforms for which an item (or event) is not available. For example, on the Dye page, it might say in bold letters "Not available in the DS3 version." We will definitely come up with something, as there are platforms that may exclude certain items. – Ferretwings (talk) 18:16, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
I'd say have it setup in a way that adds to the item box. Legacy console: yes/no Desktop: yes/no Mobile: yes/no It would just add a few lines to the box just like how weapons have their data stats listed. Unless its not an item but a feature or event like console's christmas theme events then in that case It would just be a header on the page saying *console's only / Some items may not apply to legacy console's* and so on. Just an idea off the top of my head. DragoHanter (talk) 02:16, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Global AF - New user adding link at end or in heading[edit source]

I cannot even write the issue here without triggering the filter..... --Grinapo (talk) 16:34, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Seems that I can add a section, if it does not contain any link whatsoever, but I cannot update a page with normal text. Anyway, wanted to update the terraria server to the newest version but the filter obviously rejetced the update as it have contained a link. To the download. :-) --Grinapo (talk) 16:35, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I've updated the page. Sorry about the filter, its a global filter, so we as admins can't even change it, but those filters are needed to prevent vandalism. --0icke0 (talk) 22:59, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

This filter is dumb[edit source]

When I was editing the Stardust armor page, my changes were constantly being rejected for no reason whatsoever. It wouldn't allow me to link to an external wiki, and most curiously yet frustratingly of all, wouldn't allow me to say certain words, such as "anime", "manga", "Jojo", and "bizarre". I put in symbols exactly identical to certain letters to bypass the filter, but that doesn't change the fact that this is still an issue. Here's a picture of the error I kept getting: http://i.imgur.com/yK48exL.png (Please don't question why I have Yandere Simulator wiki on an open tab.) Serensetti (talk) 22:03, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

It seems you've solved your own problem just now. There are no filters of this nature, pretty sure the only filter we have (if any) is a profanity filter. I'm pretty sure this problem was caused by trying to put in a link to an external website, which could be malicious. TOTORO01 (talk) 22:11, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
If you look at the post above this, it talks about a global filter preventing links. TOTORO01 (talk) 22:16, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
I just checked the filter settings. We don't allow any reference to Jojo or that manga on the Stardust armor page. – Ferretwings (talk) 22:19, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
Some pages have their own specific filters to prevent certain trivia items from being posted. See trivia rules. People tend to note when something in the game looks or sounds like something they saw somewhere else, and assume some intended connection. Jojo was apparently a frequent posting on the Stardust page, even though there's probably little evidence tying it to the game other than some possibly incidental similarities, so it got a filter. Equazcion (talk) 03:07, 6 Oct 2016 (UTC)