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The Admin noticeboard is one way through which users can notify administrators of issues needing administrative attention. While users are welcome to directly contact specific administrators (especially if they are seen to be active), posting here can be an easier and quicker way of ensuring that at least one admin will notice an issue and respond to it promptly. Remember to sign when posting an issue.

Before posting an issue here, consider the following:

  • As this is a noticeboard and not a talk page, please refrain from discussing.
  • Post only issues that require administrative action, i.e. blocking vandals, protecting pages, restoring deleted pages etc.
  • Do not post deletion requests here. Deletion requests should be made by adding {{delete}} to the top of the target page, which will then automatically mark the page as a candidate for deletion.
  • Do not post issues regarding content disputes. Try making a request for comments instead.
  • Mediation requests between users should only be made if a resolution could not be reached between users.
  • For technical issues that admins can't handle, please see the Curse noticeboard.

In case of vandalism, posting about it here is low priority. Revert it first, anyone can do so. If the vandal created a new page, tag it for deletion. Assume good faith and consider leaving a message on that user's talk page to explain the reason. Post here only if the user has made several disruptive edits and/or persists despite a warning. Always avoid a revert war with the vandal; it is far better to wait until an admin has a chance to intervene.


Creating a new request — vandals
  1. Edit the Vandal issues section
  2. At the top of the list, use the {{vandal|IP address or username here}} template. Provide a short and neutral summary of the issue
Creating a new request — non-vandal cases (e.g. user issues, page protection/undeletion, etc.)
  1. Add a new section (+) to the page and enter an appropriate title (without using templates or links) in the subject field.
  2. In the edit field, enter a short and neutral summary of the issue. Use the {{user|ip address or username here}} template to refer to users involved with the case and provide links to important pages or edits.

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

Contents

[edit] Vandal issues

Vandal Archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[edit] Current Issues

Issue Archives

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[edit] Grappling hooks -> Hooks

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

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

[edit] Page protection

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

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

[edit] Nipping edit war in the bud

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

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

[edit] Problems with starting Terraria

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

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

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

[edit] Rarity colors

Template Sandbox: Template:Item infobox/sandbox

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

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

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

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

[edit] Talk pages / Signing comments

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

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

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

==Talk pages==

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

*Never go hostile when discussing about things related to Terraria or the Wiki itself.


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