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Vandal reports[edit source]

Vandal Archives


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


Translating main page[edit source]

I have created a swedish translation for the main page and added the translation to the project "swedish translation". However i cannot save the page as "Terraria Wiki/se" because of the reason: "Adding too many links in a new page", can anyone help me (in some way) Mafrans (talk)

I have created the page for you. I think the main page is the only page with many external links, so I don't think you should have further issues due to this, but contact me if you do. --0icke0 (talk) 23:52, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Gadget of Local Time[edit source]

Can anybody import at English Wiki Gadget of local time? Thanks. ← Alex Great talk 11:25, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

This seems a little frivolous since nearly all users will have their local time displayed in their devices already. I'd rather not clutter up the gadget list with things that can be there just for the hell of it... Equazcion (talk) 16:15, 14 Aug 2015 (UTC)
I do not know what you're talking about if this gadget is disabled by default. And this gadget is exist at Preferences at Wikimedia Commons. Who's supposed to, he connected. Well, then I'll add it to my personal js. ← Alex Great talk 04:37, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Just because a gadget is optional doesn't mean including it serves a purpose. I'm not sure why Commons has it, nor what anyone would need it for. I wouldn't include it unless someone can make a good case for it being practically useful here. Equazcion (talk) 04:47, 15 Aug 2015 (UTC)

Gadget of syntax highlighter[edit source]

What about syntax highlighter at Editbox? This gadget provides highlightning of wikicode at editbox when you edit a page. ← Alex Great talk 04:47, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

The last time I tried that one it didn't perform very well, and it has a bunch of caveats. If others have experience with it and want to chime in I'd consider it. Equazcion (talk) 04:52, 15 Aug 2015 (UTC)
I have half a year working with him on Wikipedia. Only glitch is when it does not work for very long pages (this warning on the gadget page). I find it very useful and have connected it for all (non-default) at Special:Gadgets in Russian Wiki. If someone have any problems with this or other gadgets, he can always contact with administrator. In any case, I only offer useful gadgets that use myself long ago. If the gadget is not tested by me, I did not add. In addition, I will anyway use this gadget through my js. Glad to cooperate. ← Alex Great talk 05:00, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
You can also read known issues at its owner page. ← Alex Great talk 05:02, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
After testing it again I've added it to our gadgets. Thanks for the info. Equazcion (talk) 07:13, 15 Aug 2015 (UTC)
PS. I noticed that at the Russian wiki your JS code pages are displaying in a tiny font. We had this issue when Geshi was installed here. If you want to fix that, you can edit ru:MediaWiki:Geshi.css and add this:
pre {
     font-size:14px !important;
Equazcion (talk) 07:19, 15 Aug 2015 (UTC)
Tango Tick1.png Done. Thank you very much. ← Alex Great talk 12:50, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Strange messages[edit source]

Hello everyone. I am just here to report a strange message appearing on the Buggy page. it is in read and it says "Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "%"." If anyone can tell me what it nis and more importantly do anything about it that would be great.u Thank you User:Sevennationarmy

The cause of this problem is changes to the infoboxes. Unfortunately, I'm on a mobile device for the next while and don't have the means to fix this on every page, but I'm aware of it akd have identified the problem as best I could.
All critter pages with bait power are affected by this, because the template for "power" was used for bait ratings, with a textual indicator of "% bait power". This has since changed to explicitly refer to package power, it's original use, and returns an error if the value isn't strictly numeric. While it is possible to simply allow text to be displayed in the field similarly to item count, the most comprehensive fix would be the addition of a simila "bait" field if one does not already exist. Gearzein (talk) 14:14, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

P.S. please sign posts with four tildes.

All fixed now. Thanks for letting us know about that :) Equazcion (talk) 14:32, 15 Aug 2015 (UTC)

Carrot method[edit source]

The user Flarn2006(talk54 contribslogsblock log) has added a method to make the Carrot item (which is used to summon the collectors edition exclusive bunny pet work). While I don't know whether it is allowed here or not, the official fora disallow users from explaining how the pet can be made to work. User:DarknessWizard

I've gone ahead and removed this. For the record, the statement didn't provide a method- in order to game the system with the information given, one would have to apply knowledge learned elsewhere, and how to actually alter registry entries isn't known by the majority of users. Even so, the intent was clear. Because such a long time has passed, no action will be taken against the indicated user (at least not by me).
The question has come up lately, though, so a discussion of the appropriateness of information on game hacking is likely one that this wiki will need to have sooner or later. We may be acting in an official capacity, but we are not the forums, and we can't just blanket apply their rules to our actions and content. Moreover, people have expressed interest in having modding resources on the wiki- and if I'm not mistaken, this is partly why we include the IDs of game items and entities. Given the sensitive nature of some of this content- in some sense, having the Carrot in a vanilla game is tantamount to pirating the Collector's Edition- this is probably an important discussion to have, as well as an interesting one. Gearzein (talk) 18:45, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I would keep hacks but keep them out of mainspace. Guide pages would be fine. There's no real reason to exclude hacking info, but at the same time mainspace articles are intended to document proprietary game info alone. A simple 'see also'-type link to a guide page with hacks relevant to the article topic should be fine as it wouldn't distract much.
I'd exclude actual mod packages entirely though and restrict this allowance to tips, and to tools that can be used for "hacking" the proprietary game (eg. map viewers, inventory editors, third-party server software, etc). Downloadable software packages actually installed into the game that changes the game by altering content or the game interface (the common definition of a "game mod") is something that I think is less relevant, unless perhaps if a new namespace were set up specifically for mod info. Equazcion (talk) 19:14, 16 Aug 2015 (UTC)
I'd also oppose the inclusion of mods themselves. There were some muddy thoughts in my head about this that I've since lost, but the gist is that we risk playing favorites or serving as a platform for promotion if we start showcasing third-party modifications in depth, and that's assuming that we keep them to their own pages. A wiki for an unpopular roguelike I play made the decision to prominently feature the most prominent mod's changes to vanilla content directly on the main pages, and the result was a flood of inaccurate information not too dissimilar to our own changing of crafting recipes following 1.3's release. This story was going somewhere at one point but the main thrust of my argument is that it's a bad idea.
I am, however, reminded of a statement KM100 once made regarding in-depth examination of AI and other similar mechanics. Since we already place such strong emphasis on sourcing information from the code, having snippets available on subpages might not be a terrible idea, both for illustrative purposes and as a potential subset of "this is how it works under the hood" content. We might want to wait for the version to stabilize a bit before we take any measures like this, though- I've decompiled the game six times in the last month, only to have the resulting source made obsolete after a few days. Gearzein (talk) 03:32, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Terraria Wiki:Directors[edit source]

I think we can add same page of directors. This page is provide contacts in base wiki (English) for all current active admin staff in language sections of this project. This page also linked in sidebar of Minecraft Wiki (en). ← Alex Great talk 06:08, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

I got something started at Terraria Wiki:Directors. For reference, at any language wiki, Special:ListAllUsers?username=&group=sysop should list admins. Equazcion (talk) 07:34, 18 Aug 2015 (UTC)

Mass delete[edit source]

Holy... I mixed up projects. Can you delete my last 28 files? I need to upload it to French Wiki. I'm sorry. ← Alex Great talk 10:40, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. --0icke0 (talk) 11:59, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. ← Alex Great talk 12:30, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Tax Collector trivia[edit source]

The Tax Collector seems one of two NPC with a direct link to the real world, more specifically the United Kingdom, the other being the Tax Collector, Since he mentions farthings, which are UK currencies. This makes no sense, should the first one be traveling merchant? (Found in the traveling merchant page, note section.)

Looks like someone tried to more or less copy a similar note on the Tax Collector page, but didn't really do the proofreading so well. The statement isn't entirely true anyway, as lots of NPCs mention or even sell stuff that exists in reality, so I've removed it. Gearzein (talk) 21:10, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Protect the Daybreak page?[edit source]

There has been continual reversion of the DoT DPS data on the Daybreak page, likely because of a misunderstanding of the game mechanics and a failure to read. I'm not sure whether protecting it is the solution or not, but it's getting on my nerves, and it'd be nice to get it to stick for once.


DemiserofD (talk) 05:04, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

It's not a single user- multiple IPs have been confused by this. When something is this strong a point of confusion, it's best practice to try rewording it rather than just reverting it exactly. It may actually be easier to just remove the DPS information though. In its most common implementation, DPS is an unreliable weapon statistic- but here it's just basic math. In any case, protecting the page is too drastic a measure. Gearzein (talk) 06:49, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

help page could be more helpful[edit source]

well, i'm fairly new here, and i still remember how much trouble i had learning how to tag and what they ment, the redirect to wikipedia was both vauge and inacurate for this wiki. i'd like to suggest adding a link to a how-to for tagging in gamepedia, and what the tags mean, in the new user page. FinaLemon 20:44, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Considering your contributions I assume with tagging you mean adding a template to a page? In Category:Things to do a list of categories can be found that you properly want to add to a page. Each category also explains what template to add on a page to add it to that category. Also it is required that your signature links to your user page and talk page. Please make sure that it does. --0icke0 (talk) 10:54, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
ah, ok. makes sense then. p.s. i figured that was automatic, i'll get on it! FinaLemon 23:47, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
there, i think it should be working now! also, i forgot my signature on my last thing, fixed it! FinaLemon 23:47, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
wait, no. my computer's being dumb... now it should work! FinaLemon 23:51, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
um,i decided to go check and see if there were any that i missed, and all that it showed me were unused and unfiled templates. i'm talking about things like the merge or stub things that go at the top of a problem page... although knowing other things like the templates i'm seeing [coins,armor icons, etc.] would be handy to know, too. FinaLemon 00:35, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Most of the templates have documentation on their main pages- for example, going to Template:Item infobox provides a convenient rundown of all possible fields and the information they'll accept. They're kind of an intermediate ability that have pretty strong effects on the wiki when used incorrectly, so it's not expected that a drive-by user will need or want to know how to use them, hence their exclusion from the main wiki help documentation. Many are relatively easy to suss out based either on context though- for example, if you see something like 75 Copper Coin, looking at the source by using the edit button on a page where {{cc}} is used reveals that you'd have to type out {{cc|75}} to reproduce it, and naturally you could replace the number with another numerical value. Most templates, even large ones like tables and infoboxes, are simple fill-in-the-blanks cases like this, and it doesn't hurt anything to look at the source, so get out there and learn something.
All that being said, it's generally not great practice to go around adding templates like that to the tops of pages. Frankly, the wiki isn't fast enough to necessitate flagging or categorization of problem pages on that level. If a page is a stub, add the missing information- if there's not any then it's not a stub, just a short page. Similarly, adding merge or delete tags is something that needs to be done after some group deliberation, and in the few cases where it's not we'll catch it pretty quickly and knock it out. Gearzein (talk) 02:09, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
ok, thanks. FinaLemon 02:32, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

open candy alert[edit source]

uh, you guys know you have a very obvious open candy here, right? i first noticed it on the "mythril wall" page, and has been popping up infreqeuntly in the ad boxes ever since. it says "you have 1 message waiting for you", or something like that, with an "ok" button, then quivers, demanding attention. i'm not clicking on it to find out what it does, and i confirmed that it isn't my computer. can someone look into that to prevent security issues? FinaLemon 00:44, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

The admins don't have any say in what ads are run here. You'd have to talk to a member of the Curse staff about that. Gearzein (talk) 02:09, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
ok. i'll let them know if i see any. i just kinda figured most of the admins were staff, that's all. FinaLemon 02:34, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

dpl template for crafting station[edit source]

Hi guys, I'm trying to get crafting stations organized via a dpl template (so you can list them using a simple dpl call rather than handcode every item manually in a list, like what's currently going on in the Crafting station article), but as I have no idea what I'm doing, the code I've tried to adapt from the Bullets dpl doesn't seem to work. See Bullets/dpl for the original, which I modified and saved as crafting/dpl. I added "listcat = crafting" to the Work Bench article, and tried to call it on my test page (User:Spinfx/Base_Guide) but as you can see the extension gives a warning (no results found). I'm probably missing something, would be great if any dpl gurus or whoever could point out what. Thanks. - Spinfx (talk) 09:50, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

See Terraria Wiki:Sandbox for an example. --0icke0 (talk) 10:09, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Apparently I was missing a keyword in the dpl call ("Crafting station items", rather than just "Crafting station"). Neat. Gotta figure out why though, I see nothing in e.g. Work Bench that says Crafting station item and not just Crafting station. Oh well. Thanks. - Spinfx (talk) 10:54, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Category:Crafting station items --0icke0 (talk) 11:56, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

I see everyone has taken notice of the stealth launch of the 3DS version.[edit source]

I kindly suggest updating the front page to account for this very high key launch. Thanks to the incredible limitations of the 3DS, the version difference is significant, and probably will increase. 09:54, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Now updated, thanks for the note. Equazcion (talk) 16:25, 13 Dec 2015 (UTC)
Should the 3DS version be in the mobile category? It has mobile exclusive features and follows the mobile update path. –KM100 (talk) 17:09, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Usually mobile means phone OSs (android/ios/windows phone). 3DS seems more along the lines of a portable console, like PS Vita. According to the FAQ in the forum launch post, it has only 1.2/1.2.3 content, whereas mobile is now up to 1.2.4. Where did you see that it's following the mobile update path? Can you post a link? Equazcion (talk) 17:19, 13 Dec 2015 (UTC)
I'm not certain it's following mobile updates, but minecarts and fishing rods are shown in the trailer, features that are already in the mobile version and are planned to come to console in 2016. (unless they're shown but not included) Plus, reports here seem to be implying the existence of the Holiday Bauble, fishing rods, and a tutorial identical to the mobile version's. –KM100 (talk) 17:47, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
[3]: "What content is included? Terraria 3DS includes all the content from 1.2 with the exception of Dyes which are excluded on technical grounds*. To make up for that, we’ve added Minecarts, Fishing and a few 1.3 UI options like the ability to quick stack to a chest." 3DS seems to be doing its own thing. I'd vote keeping it under console for now, just for the sake of being intuitive, as 3DS is pretty different from traditional mobile platforms. We can wait and see how the updates are released/announced, and if they seem to follow the mobile ones, it can be switched over. Equazcion (talk) 17:56, 13 Dec 2015 (UTC)
My biggest fear would be confusion caused by 3DS players and the "mobile only" content. I'd agree that it's probably too early to tell, though. –KM100 (talk) 18:04, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
There does appear to be some content unique to the 3DS version at the moment, as far as I understood the announcement. (Like Minecarts in the game before the other console versions.) In other good news, the New 3DS and 3DS versions appear to have differences themselves, but they may mostly be performance differences. It should keep the wiki on its toes. 04:50, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

FISH-20151124[edit source]

Another console version, another time for a gentle elbow of awareness. Edit: At the least, update the front page, too. :b 11:09, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Carrot Unlock Method: Reposted[edit source]

Apologies if I've posted this incorrectly, as I am new to this wiki.

It appears that yesterday, the page for the Carrot pet item was updated with instructions on how to access the item without the CE. I see a comment several months ago wherein this issue was dealt with before, and the edits adjusted accordingly, so it seems fitting that this be done again. If I've posted in error, please let me know. :) Leinfors (talk) 18:04, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

I reverted the entry to the previous edit to remove the instructions. TunnelKing (talk) 18:28, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Breaker Blade Trivia[edit source]

I looked up in the rules about having to receive staff confirmation for submitted trivia items, and I wanted to make a submission to the Breaker Blade page. Underneath is the info I wish to add.

  • The Breaker Blade could possibly be a reference to the Buster Sword, the weapon used by Cloud, the main protagonist of Final Fantasy VII, as not only do it's size and shape bear similarity, the name itself is synonymous as well. 23:46, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

This trivia has popup up multiple times on that pages and removed an equal amount of times. Due to the lack of real evidence, resulting in it 'could possibly be', it is better to just leave it out. Otherwise we end up with long lists of possible references, which we like to avoid. --0icke0 (talk) 00:13, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
As a heavy Final Fantasy fan as well as a fan of various manga, anime, and other Japanese products, I can say that Cloud's Buster Sword is certainly not the only of its kind, nor is it the first. One notable example that comes to mind is the Berserk franchise, which started out in '88. While the protagonist's sword of that franchise is called something different, it is a similarly massive blade. There are other examples that are a bit closer to the Buster Blade, but most of them are lesser known or themselves were intended as references to the Buster Sword. The Breaker Blade could simply be a reference to all the massive swords found in Japanese media. Though it is in my personal opinion likely a reference to the Buster Sword, it is a bit too ambiguous as it is so I agree with 0icke0. 04:29, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Website "upgrade" that's downgrading adv. mobile ease of access[edit source]

Sorry about the sloppy and likely improperly placed post, but I'm at a loss as to how and where to post this where I'm currently at. None of the 'help' stuff was very helpful at all, and not from lack of trying. I was lucky to even have access to this feature since the normal spot for 'new discussion' is gone in this awkwardly formatted style.

Something must have changed recently (with on a day's time) with this wiki site's default style/formatting, because now it appears as a partly buggy, limited access, 'mobile version' of the wiki site, and I can't return things back to the 'desktop' format that I'm used to from client-side.

Mobile version of websites have always seemed more awkward on my Note 3 than the Desktop version, and have always tried to get the full site whenever possible. Buttons and links maybe a bit small, but it is much easier to navigate and view regardless of that shortcoming. Plus the formatting looks much better and is just plain easier to follow.

Anyway, on an Android OS (up to date), Galaxy Note 3 (yes, a kind of dated device), using the Chrome Browser (mostly updated, but no change before and after this issue), the side menu is now tacked on to the bottom of the site, and now there is some mobile-like menu button at the top (the common three bar/line icon). It claims to be the 'Full Site', and the browser's toggle to 'Request Desktop Site' is pretty much ignored, giving no difference in appearance regardless of which way it is toggled. Selecting the Mobile Site link on the webpage makes things even more stripped down and worse, and the light font color on a white background all but hides the Full Site link.

Could someone please tell whoever is in charge of this formating to please allow Desktop/Full Site again? I loved how it was before the change, and was using this info site for Terraria info because it allowed for near totally override of the 'mobile format'.

Thanks for reading, and again, sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot. --Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I have notified someone who should be able to resolve this issue, although it may take some time to fix. --0icke0 (talk) 23:58, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. The link to "someone" was helpful, I and was able to see the response they got. Of course there wasn't much of a response, but at least someone in charge knows. I understand it will take awhile, but I do hope it gets fixed soon.

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 [4]. 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)