Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Admin noticeboard

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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 etc.
  • Do not post issues regarding content disputes. Try discussing the edit first, and if that doesn't work, request further comment by adding a link to the discussion from the community portal.
  • Mediation requests between users should only be made if a resolution could not be reached between users.
  • For issues regarding the use of this wiki, please see our help center.

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. 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 ;{{user|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 using the "+" button at the top of the page.
  2. In the subject field, enter an appropriate title, without using links or templates.
  3. In the edit field, use the {{user|IP address or username here}} template to refer to users involved with the case. Provide a short and neutral summary of the issue.

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

Vandal issues[edit]

Please don't report anonymous users here after only a single vandal/spam edit. There's no point to blocking an IP if they are already finished with whatever mischief they were doing.

Starting with the most recent vandals.

Tagging a bot[edit]

Just asking, would it be possible to tag User:Wiki-Tron as a bot, so that it would stop appearing on Recent Changes? Thanks, DJemba (talk) 22:38, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

While I see the bot as more harm that good and am not crazy that it got turned on, it's probably best to not change the settings to bot. Otherwise there's gonna be a ton of spambot talk page that need to be deleted and won't(all yours Inc). That and I'm able to see who's sneaking past the abuse filter and should be blocked, which is probably the only thing it's good for honestly. - Doodleplex 23:29, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Greener already set it to usergroup Bot in March 2020, see Special:UserRights/Wiki-Tron. Not sure why they aren't marked as bot edits though. --Tolkyria (talk) 23:34, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
They aren't marked as bot edits because they aren't really a user editing, it's an extension. Going by mw:Extension:NewUserMessage#Configuration it looks like it is possible to suppress the edits from RC, but we'd need to change $wgNewUserSuppressRC to true in LocalSettings, which means it'd have to be a GW2W:TECH request. - Tanetris (talk) 19:54, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Not Logged in / IP Address Edit despite having account[edit]

I undid a minor change due to not being logged in, but historically IP address is still logged. User messaged an admin separately about possibly removing the IP from the log (if possible).

  1. Are log removals possible in this case? If so, what is the preferred way to request?
  2. What's the timeout of being logged in if "stay logged in" is unchecked when logging in?
  3. Is there a way to make the warning a bit more noticeable?

--Mute (talk) 20:00, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

  1. It can be removed so I've removed your edit summary for the undo and the actual edit's IP from the page history.
  2. If you don't tick it, the next browsing session you open won't be logged in. If you do tick it, it'll remain logged in until (a) you clear your browser cache intentionally, (b) it expires if you have settings to do so in your browser, or (3) you format your pc. I login so infrequently I think i logged in once in the space of 4 years until my pc burnt down a couple of weeks ago.
  3. The warning is already half an inch high and as wide as your entire monitor. The exact same message appears when people are deliberately editing anonymously, and I'm not sure that's something we'd want to discourage.
Hope this helps. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:22, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

I wanted my name to be Drizzt but it wouldn't let me use it, can you please change my name to Drizzt? Heavyeagle (talk) 04:17, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

I'm not certain we can rename you to use an existing username. You may have noticed when you edited the page User:Drizzt that it didn't have the red message User account "Drizzt" is not registered. Please check if you want to create/edit this page - this is because the account already exists from when it was registered back in 2007 - see link (migrated account from gw1w). If this was actually also your account, have you tried logging in on it? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 11:47, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
I never played GW1 and never migrated any accounts to here though, I wasn't even born in 2007. Heavyeagle (talk) 15:30, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
The user name "Drizzt" has already been taken, as Alex said, but you can always choose a variant of that name for your own. A list of user names can be found and searched on here. In the meantime, I have temporarily moved your edits off the other user's page (don't worry, I doubt they noticed).
If you do have a name you would like to use, and it's not yet been taken, I will happily rename your account and move your information to the new spot. Just let us know, here! Greener (talk) 16:17, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Can I use my in game account name Drizzt.1796? Heavyeagle (talk) 02:25, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Yep, that should be fine. =) - Doodleplex 02:26, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Your account has been renamed. I have moved the pages over, and will move the files in just a bit. Greener (talk) 16:34, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! I can't log in now though. 16:39, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Use the password you were using for "Heavyeagle", but this time set the accout name to "Drizzt.1796"? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:40, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Okay that's better, thanks Drizzt.1796 (talk) 16:43, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Show ID for API ID in Templates[edit]

As I had no easy way of looking up the Item ID on pages previously I put together a simple template to do this automatically. Don't know if this is currently done manually or via a bot or whatever. I have put a rough example together for it here: User:Lady Elyssa/Builds/Sandbox4 and the template example used for it here: User:Lady Elyssa/Builds/Sandbox4/showid as didn't want to just drop it in to the main template space. Lady Elyssa (talk) 13:48, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hovering over a chatlink shows you the underlying id. Also you could press edit. Or you could press "Browse properties" on a given page. Not sure where this template would be useful. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:40, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply and clarification. I had been thinking of the id parameter for when new pages are created with the relevant infobox that I found I have to leave this blank. User Lady Elyssa sig.png Lady Elyssa 21:18, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Well the bit your template is querying for is the "has game id" property, which is being set in the infobox in 99% of the cases... do you see the issue here? You're using a template to ask for a value that will only exist after it has already been set in the infobox. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:55, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah yes, thank you, I see it now, <mildly embarrassed>. User Lady Elyssa sig.png Lady Elyssa 22:19, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
FWIW, if you have something like this come up again, feel free to ask on the Community Portal. I think you'd get more responses there heh. =) - Doodleplex 01:24, 20 January 2021 (UTC)