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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.
New account requests
Users will be unable to create an account via the login page until administrators have approved their username.
  1. Edit the New username section.
  2. At the bottom of the section, add a new comment with your desired username and any desired capitalization (e.g. "User:Guild Wars", "User:Guild wars", "User:GuildWars", and "User:Guildwars" will be different accounts). If your desired username starts with a letter, it will be capitalized.
An administrator will get around to adding an exception for your chosen username within a few days.

Vandal issues[edit]

Starting with the most recent vandals.

Vandal Ucexseta (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
This information about Sega. Same as the last two. User DrogoBoffin new sig.png Drogo Boffin 08:18, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Smote by Tanetris. Greener (talk) 17:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Vandal Xalphunceda (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
This information about Sega. Also the same as Necsutunu. Not sure why Abuse filter didn't get em. User DrogoBoffin new sig.png Drogo Boffin 08:18, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Smote by Tanetris. Greener (talk) 17:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Vandal Necsutunu (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
This Information about Sega. Also the same as Xalaphunceda. Not sure why Abuse filter didn't get em. User DrogoBoffin new sig.png Drogo Boffin 08:18, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Smote by Tanetris. Greener (talk) 17:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Vandal HorribIe (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
It's the one with the goatee. horrible | contribs 03:38, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
i did a thing -Auron 03:41, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
Vandal ‎ (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
horrible | contribs 21:07, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Blocked by Greener. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 16:41, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Vandal‎ (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
this User DrogoBoffin sig icon.png Drogo Boffin 02:04, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Blocked by Rainith. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 16:41, 27 August 2020 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Same person as User1011010. Mentioned being banned on account right after user wasn blocked. User DrogoBoffin sig icon.png Drogo Boffin 22:49, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Blocked by Greener. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 16:41, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
User1011010‎ (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Possibly falconeye per this. User DrogoBoffin sig icon.png Drogo Boffin 22:10, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Blocked by Greener. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 16:41, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Vandal Pattinash24 (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
self-promotion of some garbage. horrible | contribs 20:09, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Put into the trash can. Greener (talk) 20:56, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Vandal Falk1n Ey4 (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
Enough said. horrible | contribs 01:00, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
Yep. Greener (talk) 20:56, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Vandal ‎ (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log) - see all edits by users under
horrible | contribs 00:58, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the IP range. Greener (talk) 20:56, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
horrible | contribs 19:17, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Done. - Rainith (talk) 20:58, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
See falconeyes talk history and infinites talk page for more info Durp da durp (talk) 02:22, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Tane dealt with. Thanks for the report. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 16:10, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
Adding links to a gold-selling site for gw2. Also see: their gw2w log horrible | contribs 17:20, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for digging into that. Greener (talk) 17:29, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
at least they're creative. horrible | contribs 22:45, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Blocked, thanks. Greener (talk) 17:22, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
Using several IPs under 172.58.227.X horrible | contribs 22:53, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Taken care of by Tanetris. horrible | contribs 22:45, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Vandal (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. horrible | contribs 03:02, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
An Auron took him out back. Greener (talk) 03:14, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Request unban for User:Konig Des Todes[edit]

At the prompting of several others on GWW's Discord, and directed here by User:Greener, I'm requesting a removal of my permaban. I have two reasons for this request:

  1. I hold the view that the permaban by Auron was extreme for a complaint about GW2W administration practices over disputes (which I still feel was a justified view at the time, albeit immature to make the post). I've often felt Auron disliked me, and find his reasoning suspect given that it's only his word (and his word has, unfortunately, been used to villinize me even this week for behavior over a decade old).
  2. More importantly, however, is the fact that I've noticed several issues (and untapped potential) with GWW where improvement is either needed or useful (for example, there is a plethora of dialogue missing from EotN bounty NPCs, that aren't even tagged as stubs). I've notified multiple others about this, even made public requests, requesting that they bring it up to the more active GWW editors in my stead. Either I get told to request a ban lift, or nothing happens at all.

So for the sake of improving things, and hopefully burying an immature past that no longer reflects the present, I am making this formal request for lifting the ban. 15:00, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm not against this request, people change, and the hope is that we all change for the better. That said, if you are to be unbanned, then it should (IMO) be with the understanding that any sort of rule breaking would result in the reinstatement of the permanent ban. Just my $0.02. -Rainith (talk) 21:07, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
I want to make everyone aware that the timing of this request does raise an eyebrow for me. Very recently a user with strong history of conflict and arguments involving Konig (User:Santax) has started editing lore articles again. I don't want to believe these events are related, however there is the unfortunate precedent that they may be. While I will personally assume good faith, especially considering Konig's expertise in regards to lore and the readiness to provide sources when questioned, I also want to press upon Konig to acknowledge this caution if the decision for the block to be lifted is reached. - Infinite - talk 00:59, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

(Reset indent) As I had said to you off-wiki, the first step in having us look at your ban would be asking the admin to talk about it; and we have.

While the Guild Wars 1 and Guild Wars 2 wikis were separated many years ago, and there was an attempt to treat them as two independent communities, these two wikis have remained tied together through shared lore and editors. In the past, I have not considered off-wiki issues that users have had in the Guild Wars community because my purview, my jurisdiction, my responsibility, was only the wiki. You and I share both wikis, we share both communities, and I cannot ignore that what happens here will affect what happens there.

If this were a case of a decade's old issue, I would be inclined to say that the past can be put into the past. Unfortunately our past can also catch up to us. While permanently banned here, you continued to edit the wiki – even using another account, User:Konig. Your passion for lore has continued to raise conflicts with others on the Guild Wars 2 wiki, and you have had your share of chances over there. We both know you can still contribute a lot to the Guild Wars community, and I would ask that your focus be on the other wiki whose game is continuing to grow and evolve. Show that even when you disagree you can still get along with other editors. We both know you can, and have always wanted, to do just that. Continue to prove to that you can be a constructive presence in the community, and we can return to this discussion in the future.

Giving you access to the Guild Wars 1 wiki would be a reward in spite of your working around of the ban. The right to edit on this wiki is something you will have to earn through building good will in our shared community. Greener (talk) 14:56, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Fair and expected. As I said, I was mainly prompting this because it was suggested when I brought up places of improvement to others. The same thing with my "flaunting of the ban", which was far from my intention, as the only reason why I did such was because I was ignored or was even outright told to do things myself despite those people knowing I was banned and was left with the impression that no one, even wiki admins who could see the discussion, cared. If I had intent of rule breaking that I would have made a new account or just done an it as an IP.
@Infinite, this had nothing to do with Santax. 17:30, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Would it be possible to give him editing rights for talk pages? That way he could add stuff indirectly and the few remaining posters could copy it over to the article pages. Not ideal, I know.
Or a tightened Rainith version: Unban him, last chance. One rule broken: Banned again. And no editing of Santax's posts at all (for that he'd need to go to the talk page). Steve1 (talk) 19:15, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
@Konig, I do see how a lack of earlier action to address your edits while banned would seem like tacit allowance on my part. For that, I am sorry. I am far from omniscient, and I did not keep track of your ban here nor recall your edits on User:Konig after the ban had been brought up. I've modified my words above as "flaunting" was inaccurate.
@Steve, unfortunately the options we have on blocking accounts does not allow for that much granularity. Greener (talk) 20:06, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Chieftain Alex resignation from GWW[edit]

Hello, I don't think the community that elected me to sysop is there anymore, what's left feels like it's pulling in a different direction, and I can feel my gw1w activity tailing off. Please remove my sysop and bot rights on this wiki. -Chieftain Alex 19:36, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go, mate. Your work here has been invaluable. Greener (talk) 19:41, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
That is very unfortunate. I think your technical expertise will be sorely missed on the wiki. Maybe wait a bit more and see how things evolve? The initial RfC wave took a turn after all. Steve1 (talk) 20:00, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
/sigh :( — snogratUser Snograt signature.png 20:29, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Domain issues[edit]

moved to Guild Wars Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs#Domain issues

Updating Pic[edit]

Its been years since I have updated pics. Is there anyone who can assist in updating to the HD pic I took of the War Pick? Gladiator Motoko (talk) 22:30, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Looks good to me now. Sometimes the cache takes time to update, you can always force it with a purge (if you click the clock in the top right on the page you want to refresh, it'll bring you to the cache purge page) horrible | contribs 22:41, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Great thank you! Gladiator Motoko (talk) 23:36, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Various Dye Text[edit]

I am not sure the text used to edit the various dye options for weapons. Would anyone be able to add the text to this picture for the Censor Icon? Gladiator Motoko (talk) 23:37, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Not really an admin topic. There seems to be a whole range of ways to show dye previews, so whichever text is readable is fine. Greener (talk) 17:22, 14 July 2020 (UTC)