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User posted access key information, could this be deleted from the page history? Thanks. --ஸ [[User:Kyoshi|Kyoshi]] [[Image:User_Kyoshi_sig2.png|19px]] 20:09, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
User posted access key information, could this be deleted from the page history? Thanks. --ஸ [[User:Kyoshi|Kyoshi]] [[Image:User_Kyoshi_sig2.png|19px]] 20:09, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
:Done. [[User:Pling|<span style="font-size:95%;"> pling</span>]] [[File:User Pling sig.png| ]] 22:47, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

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Please refrain from discussing here! (read the rules)
Admin noticeboard
Article maintenance

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 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. 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.

Vandal issues

Starting with the most recent vandals.

Vandal Oreo689 (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Vandalized various guild pages on 19 and 20 feb; Today he did it again by vandalizing signet of illusions page --User Kyx signature Skull.gifKyx 23:42, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Vandalized the gw2 page twice, respectively on 20 feb and 22 feb. It's just a guess, but i bet he'll do it again --User Kyx signature Skull.gifKyx 01:44, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Vandal Lauren1624 (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Bot created a talk page for itself, linking to an external site and writing a small novel in the process. User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.png A F K When Needed 04:07, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Jon. :) User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.png A F K When Needed 16:49, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Creating pages and link spamming about... something that i didn't even bothered to read --User Kyx signature Skull.gifKyx 19:27, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 20:09, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Vandalising multiple pages. -- Hong 18:52, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Already taken care of - by accident though ^^ poke | talk 18:56, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
Vandal Cry1313 (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Link spamming to external sites in the Farewell to Gaile page --User Kyx signature Skull.gifKyx 10:49, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Blocked. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 20:45, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Vandal Ozzy22 (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Vandalizing at least one skill page. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 07:59, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Warning shot fired. Hopefully they'll realize to stop. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 08:19, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
User emailed me, apparently he just doesn't understand how the Wiki works very well. Gave him the benefit of the doubt, linked him to our help center, etc. and took off the remaining hours he had on his block. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 19:01, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
thanks – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 19:12, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

Personal attacks (here and in edit summary), claiming to be registered user.

Given the nature of the vandalism, I'd appreciate it if the edits were hidden. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 22:09, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Jon blocked it and I deleted the revisions. Teamwork! *high-five* ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 22:22, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you both (also for the amazingly speedy response). – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 22:24, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)

This might be User:Sparky, the Tainted, who just made a typo in editing Defy Pain (PvP). (The same IP posted a reasonable note on the relevant talk page.) However, it's really not like Sparky to make a mistake and leave it unfixed, so I fear it could also be a vandal. Plus the same IP made a vandalistic edit to Defy Pain, so I'm leaning towards vandal and griefing a registered user. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 01:12, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Checkuser says it's not Sparky. Perhaps asking on his/her talk page would be appropriate, although I agree, it does seem to be a vandal. I've blocked the IP for a day, I guess we'll see if it continues. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 01:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for blocking. Sparky hasn't contributed in 6-7 months (so perhaps CheckUser cannot verify against an IP address). However, Sparky's a reliable past contributor; I doubt very much that they would vandalize any page (typo? sure, but the edit to the pve skill was clearly graffiti). – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 02:11, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Bonus effect

Are main space talk pages suppose to be deleted if its associated article was deleted, even though the talk page had the deletion discussion relating to the deletion of the article? If no, then Talk:Bonus effect should be restored, since that discussion may help users in the future determine if that page should be created. --Silver Edge 08:28, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

I agree, some (most?) similar discussions are worth preserving. Could an admin restore the talk page? Maybe Silver Edge or I can find another article to which the convo can be moved. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:06, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
For reference's sake, GW2W has gw2:Category:Orphaned talk pages for this purpose (and the discussions are kept on their original pages).
Edit: forgot I'm an admin again and can view deleted pages. Anyway. I generally prefer to keep talk pages when they have substantial or important discussion which could be relevant to other cases or that same case should someone else recreate the page. That doesn't really apply to this talk page (it's 3 short comments regarding one skill that one user interpreted in a way that most others wouldn't/didn't). pling User Pling sig.png 18:12, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Good to know that GW2W had something setup for this kind of thing, and I'm all for doing the same here, but like Pling said, I don't think this particular page has enough discussion or importance to bother saving. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 20:47, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Maybe Silver Edge and I are misremembering which discussion took place where — neither of us are admins, so we don't have access to the deleted text. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 20:50, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
I was actually thinking of where to copy the text for you guys to see but I got distracted, so here it is. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 22:06, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Wintersday is over

Alas, the main page is still showing the cool wintergreen/minty fresh colors. (On the other hand, it's nearly CNY, so perhaps we should just switch in two weeks to its theme, assuming there is one.) – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 19:52, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Well where's the fun in that? I reverted to the last non-Wintersday theme. Where there any changes besides the theme that I missed? ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 20:17, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. (The only way I would know if there were diffs between main and edit copy is to diff the two.) – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 20:23, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Partywide IMS and Related Skills

I recently updated the "related skills" lists of various IMS skills, because I disagreed that some of the skills in the lists were related. But also because I wished for them to be more specific and as so narrowed down. Afterall, there are specific Pages for skills that are closely related all up, such as IMS, IAS etc. However some of my edits were reverted, and when confronting the person who reverted them (which I did in a somewhat rude manner, without it being the intention, and for that I apologize), I was met with hostility, and continuous refusal of discussing or focussing on the disagreement, and rather use personal attacks (however discreet they might have been). The user who reverted my edits is Thrain (talkcontribslogsblock log). Exmaples of hostility include make obviously poor examples that the user attached as being my opinion (making me sound stupid) "by your logic Seed of Life shouldn't be linked to Healing Seed". "Seed of Life and Healing seed shouldn't be linked, they can just check the enchantment page if they want to use them!". Examples of lacking interest in discussing include "Yes, 6 linked skills is better than 2 or 3 in this case. Why? Because there are 6 skills that related to it." Hope to get a revision of this issue, and get it settled. Thank you very much Gaudy Gourd God 17:48, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


User posted access key information, could this be deleted from the page history? Thanks. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 20:09, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Done. pling User Pling sig.png 22:47, 25 February 2012 (UTC)