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Vandal Archives

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Vandal 88.115.147.208 (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This one deleted a small ammount of the chlorophyte ore page and inserted giberish, Shadowsyllvet (talk) 15:00, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Just one edit so far and no clear indication vandalism was the intent. If they do this repeatedly though, we will block. Thanks for the report :) Equazcion (talk) 16:54, 22 Nov 2016 (UTC)

Vandal 82.35.213.220 (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This one has been vandalising multiple page, adding random things to templates and tooltips, I have reverted his edits, but I'm not sure if this will be all from them.TOTORO01 (talk) 17:03, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Blocked 3 days for now, to be escalated if it continues. Equazcion (talk) 17:25, 12 Nov 2016 (UTC)

Vandal 5.198.1.225 (profiletalk contribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) This one has been vandalising multiple pages wiht 2 or more changes, I have reverted the edits but, he may continue.TOTORO01 (talk) 15:20, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

blocked. Flisch42 (talk) 15:45, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

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 47.200.120.97 (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 83.230.38.58 (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 109.64.175.249 (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 24.15.102.135 (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 110.141.7.97‎ (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:68.187.241.33. 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)

Other Issues[edit source]

Issue Archives

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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)
Quests
Quest Rewards
Notes
Achievement(s)
Tips
See Also
Names
Quotes
Trivia
References
History

(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 [1]. 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 1.3.0.1 –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)

I have successfully added the new version link to the DL page. Who says there ain't no progress in this world? ;-) --Grinapo (talk) 08:24, 23 November 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)

Revive the outdated Android inventory editing page[edit source]

I recently found a method to modify values in the latest 1.2.12785 version, I made a video as a proof of concept but can't post the link. Not being able to place the link ANYWHERE make it difficult for someone to use the video as a guide to revive the page... DVslp5LtD0 <---that's the video's unique URL extension the site is that popular one for streaming that starts with "you" since I apparently cant say its name either Also, I am unable to post comments or replies on anyone's talk page including my own. The message says I haven't confirmed my email but I've had this curse account for two years. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 12:09, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

I was able to embed the youtube video on the existing page. Try the same embed code next time, and avoid creating new pages with external links, as those tend to trigger spam filters. External links are also touchy when you're a "new" user, and can easily trigger spam filters.
I changed the link above and below to reflect the pages new location, this was the last page leading to that old redirect. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 10:59, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
I'm not familiar with the error you're receiving when attempting to post to people's talk pages. You might want to check out http://support.gamepedia.com/ and contact Curse directly about that. You could also try double-checking your email address in your Preferences; perhaps remove and re-add your email address, and see if that works. Equazcion (talk) 14:31, 18 Nov 2016 (UTC)
To confirm your email address, go to Confirm Email. Click on the button Mail a confirmation code A confirmation code will be sent to the email you provided. Go to your email, and follow the directions. – Ferretwings (talk) 14:43, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
In regards to the email confirmation issue, it seems there is a delay when logging in for the first time on a new device. The problem resolved itself on my PC but when I logged in on mobile I had the same issue. I let the mobile sit for a few hours and it resolved as well.
In regards to not being able to post links, Thank you for embedding that for me. I have edited This Page to better suit the video placement. If someone with more skill than I have wants to do change it for the better and\or wants to DO the tutorial I would be happy to help and provide HQ screenshots to help flesh out the guide. Also, the title needs to be fixed and the deleted discussion page needs to be undeleted so we can discuss it there. Shadowsyllvet (talk) 12:21, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

What does purge do?[edit source]

The Betsy.png is only partially updated. When you go to the image file, it still displays the old image.

I have an option on the file page, which I don't know would help. "Click to purge the server cache for the current wiki page" What does this do? Could it help? – Ferretwings (talk) 20:21, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

See Help:Cache. Purge rebuilds a page completely, updating any templates that may have changed, and ignoring the server cache. Images on Gamepedia, however, are on a separate cache system that isn't affected by Purge, and can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to update. When it comes to images, all you really do is wait, unfortunately. Equazcion (talk) 22:01, 21 Nov 2016 (UTC)

Interwiki[edit source]

I think it might be a good idea to add some new entries to the Special:Interwiki table. Notably, a number of crossover items by the 1.3.4 update refer to the Dungeon Defenders 2 Wiki, which could get a dd2 interwiki prefix for example. --SorryThatUsernameIsAlreadyTaken (talk) 11:51, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure how to do that, or if anyone would notice it, when the interwiki list is generally just for translations. Might be better and simpler to just post external links to the DD2 wiki under a "see also" heading. Equazcion (talk) 18:14, 2 Dec 2016 (UTC)

Login problem on mobile[edit source]

I'm having a problem when trying to log in on chrome on android. I get this message every time:

"There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the previous page, reload that page and then try again."

I've already tried deleting cookies but it doesn't help. Has anyone ever got this problem?

--172.68.51.111 10:39, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

I've never seen that message myself. You may want to check/contact http://support.gamepedia.com. Equazcion (talk) 18:16, 2 Dec 2016 (UTC)