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Vandal reports[edit]

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Vandal 198.27.97.47 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Reasonably sure this is the same person referenced here using another proxy. Oscuritaforze (talk) 23:09, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

I took care of it. And as an open message to this person, should they happen to read this page: You actually are dedicating space in your brain to remembering my name and being upset enough about regular wiki business to actively target me in your short-lived "disruptions", and that is bizarre and mystifying. I want you to consider the irony of calling someone a loser when you're still holding a grudge for almost a month about stuff that barely even happened. Gearzein (talk) 02:18, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Vandal 173.66.66.222 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Vandalised Zombie page MrGlowing 15:09 10 March 2015 (Eastern Europe timezone)

I've dealt with it. Based on their contribs, I don't think this person is a vandal, just inexperienced with wiki editing. I've actually been keeping an eye on them for a bit, and I've advised them to use the sandbox in the future so they don't break tables. Likewise, I'm advising people reporting vandals to look into things a little bit instead of firing from the hip; flying into a frenzy over a couple of edits, especially by someone with a demonstrable history of legitimate (albeit unsuccessful) attempts at adding to the wiki, isn't constructive for anyone involved. Gearzein (talk) 15:18, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Vandal 187.189.164.194 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock)another night vandal LuisYKW2 (talk) 02:21, 7 March 2015 (Brasilia timezone)

Got him. Gearzein (talk) 05:21, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Vandal 86.169.215.231 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock)Vandal 71.81.140.144 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock)Vandal 99.45.116.111 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) a good team attack together, that guys are attacking the weapons page repetitively! LuisYKW2 (talk) 18:17, 6 March 2015 (Brasilia timezone)

Blocked. Gearzein (talk) 23:02, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Vandal 50.163.232.8 (profiletalkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock logblock) Oscuritaforze (talk) 21:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Blocked. Gearzein (talk) 22:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Other Issues[edit]

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Categorized userpages[edit]

By the looks of things, there are a handful of base pages in the User: namespace which include templates like {{history}}, {{item infobox}}, {{npc infobox}}, and {{pc only}}. While this is probably alright in theory, its effect in practice is to cause the automatic categorization associated with said templates to be applied to user pages, which is probably something which should be avoided. This can be fixed in one of a few ways:

  1. Substitute the templates on the userpages which make use of them, then individually remove the categorization,
  2. add the same #ifexist parser which appears at the bottom of the item and NPC infobox templates to the rest of the templates which make use of automatic categorization, or
  3. fully remove these templates from and prevent them from being used on userpages.

I would do this myself, but I would assume that the recent update to the abuse filter (based on these messages) precludes the first and last possibilities, while the second involves editing several fully protected templates (which can only be done by admins). Oscuritaforze (talk) 01:17, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

It does appear that several users are being categorized like this. That filter should only be preventing anons from editing userpages though, so ordinary users should still have access for reasons like this. Even so it'd probably be easiest and least tedious to just prevent the templates from categorizing pages they're attached to outside of the main namespace. Gearzein (talk) 01:41, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Alright, I've gone through the listed templates and made appropriate changes so they'll only autocategorize pages in main. If any other templates are found to have this behavior, let us know. Gearzein (talk) 02:09, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Ah, alright. I don't actually have the ability to look at the abuse filter change I linked, but considering how lax the autoconfirmation requirements are here, I figured that it would make sense if it was preventing all users (except possibly admins) from editing other users' userpages.
And will do. For future reference, is this page actually the preferred place to report such issues? Oscuritaforze (talk) 02:13, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, if there's ever a technical issue or anything, report it here and one of the sysops will get on it. There hasn't really been any discussion on changing autoconfirm rules though- most hard vandals are driveby IPs who won't even bother to edit twice if the filter catches them, so there's little point in restricting registered users. Gearzein (talk) 02:39, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Image Uploading[edit]

I'm attempting to create a new wiki page for the Terraria Animated Series done by Element Animation. I'm getting this error, "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed."--Preceding unsigned comment added by Jazwares (talkcontribs)

This image has probably been flagged becuase it's been deleted previously. Please refer to your talk page. Gearzein (talk) 18:25, 23 March 2015 (UTC)