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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.

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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.


[edit] Vandal issues

Vandal Archives


Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) vandalised the Night's Edge page and created two spam pages. I marked both pages for deletion and the vandalism on Night's Edge has been reverted. --MiniWatto96

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 08:24, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

The Bases guide page has been vandalised. An offensive section has been created. --Preceding unsigned comment added by Stormitowa (talkcontribs)

Blocked the vandals. --0icke0 (talk) 14:42, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Vandal 12345678ragePower (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) -- Vandalism and Racism. Found here: w/ the page the image its included on. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 04:36, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:14, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) -- Numerous trivial vandalism edits, example: [1].

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 09:52, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Vandal Cheese7657 (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) -- Vandalism to Parka Pants. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 23:18, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 11:23, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) -- Vandalism to Candy Cane Sword. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 21:15, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

The edit he made is this, in which he (considering his other contributions) accidentally removes more than only the vandalism. --0icke0 (talk) 11:23, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) -- Vandalism to Candy Cane Sword. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 21:15, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 11:23, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Vandalism. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 02:33, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log) Created a page and soon created the same page again with the same name but missing atleast a character. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 02:33, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Both blocked. --0icke0 (talk) 10:40, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Current Issues

Issue Archives


[edit] Please protect the Upcoming Features page from uncited information.

Context: I initially posted on the related talk page that I would be removing any information on the page that was not included in the provided sources. After three days of inaction, I removed them. Apparently someone saw it fit to insult me and begin an edit war. I again removed uncited information. I also provided a quote from the page header that my removal was justified as per the wiki rules. I propose protecting this page before any more edit and flame wars are started. ----Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It seems to be solved now, but I'll keep an eye on that page for any further problems. --0icke0 (talk) 11:05, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Server Issues

Ok, so my friend and I keep trying to join a multiplayer server. We have tried every world we have and it says we have the same ip address and ports, and it won't let us enter either ones world, it just says loading, even though we have given it up to an hour to load. I was hoping that you could help us with this issue. ^w^ Thankies.

P.S. The IP that it says we both have is and the port it says we both have is 7777. When my friend tries to enter the port to mine, it doesn't even work for her. Really hoping you guys can fix this ^_^ --Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎ (talkcontribs) and localhost means this computer. It is a hostname that the computer's software and users may employ to access the computer's own network services via its loopback network interface. If you want you and your friend to join your server, get the computer's IPv4. You can simply do this on a windows computer by: clicking start menu and type "cmd" on the run bar (without the quotes), in the command prompt --> type "ipconfig" (without the quotes) now from the Ethernet Local Area Connection # (# represents a number from starting from 1) then find the first IP listed as "IP Address" (should be the 2nd one from 1st). That IP usally works when my brother is hosting a server so me and him can play terraria together. Also, when commenting on talk pages or here, use ~~~~ to sign your comments. Thank you and Good luck! Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 08:37, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
And by the way, the port is 7777 by default. No need to change that really ;) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 08:40, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. The ip thing helped but if it is a different internet server than the one you started on, would the port be the same?GamerDino (talk) 09:25, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Most likely yes it will. Always best to try, (unless it could be a terrible outcome of course). Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 09:36, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Well I ask because we tried the 7777 thing with the ips of both of our computers and it just always says loading. Is it because we aren't close to each other or what? I bought the game for her so we aren't really sure of what to do o.o'GamerDino (talk) 09:45, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
How are you hosting this server, by the in-game way? Or the application? (terraria-server.exe). And who ever is hosting the server, make sure you use that computer IP for both you and your friend. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 09:50, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
I guess it is in-game. I bought the game for me and her over Steam.GamerDino (talk) 09:55, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
If you are hosting the server for you and your friend to play, use YOUR computer IP. Which means tell your friend your IP so she can try it, make sure your in-game first before she can connect. :P Having to buy it from steam makes no differences for this issue, it should work just fine. ;) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 09:58, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok. We do that but it takes forever to connect. How long is it usually going to take to connect to a server? GamerDino (talk) 10:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Mosty 1-5 seconds. You could also try your IP found here. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 10:10, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
 ;~; We used the IP given with that and it still hasn't worked. WE gave it five minutes and it didn't connect. Is there another way to connect with people on there?GamerDino (talk) 10:26, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Most likely I suggest you to use the application server instead. It can be obtained at near the bottom of the page. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 10:33, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok it works for me, shows me entering and everything, but it still won't let my friend join in. Do i give her my IP address for the v1.2.2 number in the application?GamerDino (talk) 11:02, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes. Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 11:04, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Make sure to check Guide:Setting up a Terraria_server (and possibly Guide:Servers and Server). --0icke0 (talk) 11:07, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
You make it seem so easy 0icke0, I should've looked it up. ;P Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 11:16, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Protection and rewrite of Modifiers page

Countless times in the page's history, you can find people changing the percentage values of the modifiers despite the numerous reminders that they may be different for you because of rounding. They are doing it without any proof or comment, they don't change the second listing of the modifier and I doubt that they are actually reading the code to find this. This is very difficult for me as I actually use these values for DPS calculation, and while I can just use the percentages on the weapon in game, I need the base value for when I'm thinking ahead. I advise that users should be limited from changing the percentages, or at least be required to submit evidence that the new value is true. Kind regards 23:34, 18 January 2014 (UTC) Some occurances of the issue:

Fixed it. --0icke0 (talk) 11:25, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Version history new system

I can not continue implementing this new system without having the ability to edit the protected pages such as, 1.0 and 1.0.0. Can these such articles have their protected rights removed or changed in a way so I may edit it? It's just a problem that is slowing me down on this. Much thanks! :) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 19:18, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

The protected articles goes from 1.0 (1.0.0) to 1.1.2. 1.1 needs to be redirected to 1.1.0. You can get the full list here. :)Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 20:45, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
I think I have them all now. --0icke0 (talk) 12:12, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Bulk File Uploads

I've just gone through the sprites and created images of all Music Boxes when active, but to upload them each individually will take a while. This is just a sample case, but there are many MediaWiki extensions and options for bulk upload. Are any of them already in existence on this Wiki, or can we get one of them installed? --Crystallized (talk) 19:32, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

After some searching I found that we have MsUpload installed. When editing you see a 'Drop files here' area just above the editing area, which should allow you to upload multiple files at once. I've never used this before, so I have no idea how this works exactly, but maybe you can somehow use that? --0icke0 (talk) 13:52, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Works amazingly. I just have to drag the pictures into that box and click upload; don't even need to put them in the page though it certainly makes that faster! Thank you so much! --Crystallized (talk) 15:44, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Wall of Flesh fail

so when I died fighting the wall of flesh, I wanted to spawn him again, but it wouldn't let me. when I went back to my house, I had the horrified debuff and the wall was now where to be seen. when I threw the doll in lava it just killed my guide and nothing else happened. what's going on because this is really weird and annoying.(and frustrating because he had 400 health left! >=()--Preceding unsigned comment added by Meowser125 (talkcontribs)

There are quite a few bugs with the Wall of Flesh. Most of them will be fixed by simply restarting the game. --0icke0 (talk) 10:53, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

[edit] AJAX on Terraria Wiki

Crystallized and Equazcion and I have recently been discussing the possibility of implementing "AJAX" on Terraria Wiki as a means to improve article loading. Could any administrators please share their opinion on this? Thanks in advance! NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 21:45, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Cliff notes: Long pages like Item IDs etc. can take an excessively long time to load, and/or freeze browsers; and editing them often fails. Some wikis split long lists into multiple pages, and use one central page that refers to them; the central page uses Ajax to dynamically load the split-off pages and display them as sections when a user clicks each individually.
I don't know offhand if simply copying the Javascript and template over here will make the whole thing work. Some editing and testing would probably be required by someone with the knowhow and admin access. It seems like an elegant solution to the loading issue though, as everything is kept on the same page, but content is loaded in browsers in smaller bite-size portions. This would also cause lower demands on the server. Equazcion (talk) 22:02, 25 Mar 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I've created the template and a test, and after enabling javascript (by creating User:USERNAME/common.js) it does seem to work. So if you can create a Common.js file that works well (e.g. only contains the functionality needed for this template) I can copy it to MediaWiki:Common.js. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience with javascript, nor the time, so I won't be able to do this myself. (By the way, there does seem to be a bug in the code: if you click show->hide->show you wont be able to hide it anymore after that.) --0icke0 (talk) 12:12, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
I've caused "trouble" in the past here for something apparently called "recent changes spam", caused by experimentation in my userspace, so I'd be apprehensive about being the one to help out there. Equazcion (talk) 21:57, 26 Mar 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, weird, I can't find any abuse filter rules that may cause this. --0icke0 (talk) 22:56, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
It wasn't an abuse filter, just complaints from administrators. Equazcion (talk) 00:25, 28 Mar 2014 (UTC)
After some thinking I decided to bring this issue directly to Curse. Currently it seems all Gamepedia wikis are required to individually make the effort of implementing AJAX, so I made the suggestion of making AJAX a default function like Wikitext markup. The latest mail reply I've received states that the ticket has been sent to the platform/development team, so hopefully there can be some changes. Other than that I'd like to thank both of you for your efforts. I was really impressed by all the stuff you guys made (even if it didn't quite solve the issue), things like that are like magic for me! Thanks for helping out!! I'm also sorry to hear about the "recent changes spam" - I think you're a very good contributor, Equazcion, so it's a shame your work has been rewarded with complaints. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 13:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I was just about to reply to this ticket, but I figured I'd come respond here. The simple answer is that while AJAX is supported by default, there's really no way to implement it globally for technical reasons, so each local wiki will have to develop their own solution to implementing it and unfortunately we're not able to offer direct support with that at this time. My recommendation would be to continue experimenting here, and to perhaps reach out to the team over at WoWpedia for some assistance. CrsBenjamin (talk) 16:09, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the response. I am sorry to hear that my suggestion is unworkable and that Curse cannot help us. I'll try get in touch with the Wowpedia magicans. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 22:56, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I've been lucky enough to find a helpful WoWpedia user who could shed some light on this matter (here). Apparently, the stuff imported from WoWpedia only requires a few adjustments in order to work properly. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 23:58, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I've added the ajax functionality. See this for an example. I'm not certain where the head argument in the template is used for, but I've kept it for now. --0icke0 (talk) 10:30, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Yay! Finally! Thanks to everyone who helped making this possible! NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 00:57, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

[edit] PC-only template

I've been toying with ways to make the {{pc only}} template sleeker and not push content down so much:

As a bolder alternative, it's possible to push the notice up above the top border of the page, to make neat little page badges. Wikipedia does this in some instances. Here are a few possibilities:

The {{pc only}} template is protected so I can't implement any of this myself, but if an admin thinks any of these would be an improvement feel free. Equazcion (talk) 15:27, 29 Mar 2014 (UTC)

Personally I like User:Equazcion/pconly and User:Equazcion/pctop3 best. pctop1 and pctop2 may hide the page name on small screens, so those may not be a good idea. I'm not sure what other users prefer, but if I get no further response the next few days I'll implement one of those. --0icke0 (talk) 10:23, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
They are all neat, but I suspect that 2 and 4 may fail to catch some users' view due to the lack of a colored background. I'd use 0 - though it's pretty similar to the current one it also seems to be the clearest. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 23:22, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi and thx for your work,
my sugestion is to add a column to the weapons sortable table page refering to the fact that it is obtanable depending on if your caracter is hardmode or not. -Newbie --Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:42, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to throw my opinion out! :D The User:Equazcion/pconly and User:Equazcion/pctop3 seems to be the best due to the colored background so it will stand out from the text throughout the thread. Over these to template, I'd prefer User:Equazcion/pconly because its more "eye-catching" to find it on the article page to the top-center instead of the other being next to the article name to the right. I'd vote for User:Equazcion/pconly. :P Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 04:43, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I've implemented the pconly template now (and also for console/mobile templates). --0icke0 (talk) 08:05, 14 April 2014 (UTC)