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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 horrible (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
They are gate-keeping and preventing the community wiki from improving. Yes I have linked a video which there was no reference to before at all from content I thought would be helpful. I did this in good faith. It seems rather zealous of this user to be making accusations like this. If someone else comes out with some better content, a new video, better quality or whatever I'd welcome it replacing the one I've created. EarlTheGray | contribs 23:29, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
As per below, the proper step should have been a conversation about the topic before bringing it here. Greener (talk) 21:09, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
Vandal EarlTheGray (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
Only contributions have been self-promotion of their youtube channel. horrible | contribs 22:35, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
I think you're going overboard a bit. THe vids really aren't worth a link but that doesn't constitute vandalism.
And the wiki can use posters who contribute. So trying to guide that guy might've been more helpful (not that I'm necessarly good at that). Steve1 (talk) 13:30, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I've been, and still be, on holidays. As Steve mentioned, it's best to have a conversation with an editor before bringing it to the admin level. Greener (talk) 21:09, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
Vandal Noectosforyou (talkcontribs [deleted] • logsblock logabuse filter log)
foo horrible | contribs 02:24, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
Yep, thanks. Greener (talk) 14:41, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

block log[edit]

Any chance it can be updated so that repeat offenders get blocked once and for all? Take this one here for example: 6th block this month.

Cheers, Steve1 (talk) 18:33, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

I don't know how to set up the Abuse Filter so I can't speak to that, but I've nuked that user and if there are others, feel free to point them out and I'll take care of them as well. My personal preference would be for the Abuse Filter to ramp up the blocks when it is the same user over and over again, maybe every other block stepping up to the next duration level until it hits the infinite level. But again, I have no idea how to set that up or if it is even possible. --Rainith (talk) 21:05, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Not an expert on abusefilter, but it doesn't seem to have the ability to apply scaling punishment automatically. It's just a simple if:then, where you can specify what to deny and the punishment for triggering, but not "longer each time." -Auron 21:56, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Alex had looked at this a while back on the gw2w. His solution at the time was to run his own script to identify accounts which had hit against certain filters multiple times. He then went and blocked those accounts. I don't believe that's something we'll be able to automate. Definitely frustrating, but at least the bots are being stopped far more often than not. Greener (talk) 04:48, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Wow, you're pretty active. What caused that blocking spree? (thumbs up) Steve1 (talk) 19:57, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
Clients were done for the most part this week, so I had far too much time on my hands. Needed something to do. Greener (talk) 22:25, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

block log[edit]

Abuse filter talk contribs blocked Derros talk contribs with an expiration time of 3 days (account creation disabled) ‎(Automatically blocked by abuse filter. Description of matched rule: Spam: Targeted spam (brands))

might be a mistake. Steve1 (talk) 21:24, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Definitely was a mistake. Thanks for noticing that. Greener (talk) 05:00, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

user page bot spam / abuse filter update[edit]

As Steve1 has pointed out, we're getting a substantial influx of spam user bios being created atm. If someone could deal with that since Greener is on vacation, that'd be nice. horrible | contribs 20:29, 5 August 2021 (UTC)

Rainith's been taking care of it. Abuse filter has been updated. Greener (talk) 23:41, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Account Deletion[edit]

moved from Help:Ask a wiki question

I want to delete my wiki account (this one) but I can't find a place to do so, can someone please tell me how - or make it happen? Wondertje (talk) 00:24, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

I presume you're asking for all of these user subpages to be deleted? If so, I can delete them for you. Greener (talk) 00:36, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
I wish for not only all subpages, but the account in and of itself. I could scurry the data (username/password) myself but that seems rather stupid. Wondertje (talk) 01:47, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Alright, I've cleared out your user pages and images. Tanetris will come around in the next couple of days to look at the account itself. Greener (talk) 02:41, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, much appreciated! Wondertje (talk) 14:11, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Dumb question: Did you want your older wiki account deleted too? - Tanetris (talk) 21:11, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
I wasn't even aware I had another one, are you sure it's mine? If there's no doubt regarding it, yes delete that one too. Wondertje (talk) 21:13, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
User:JackieDiJackJack looks like it's you, but I could be mistaken. - Tanetris (talk) 21:42, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Oh wow haha, that's a username I haven't seen in awhile. Yeah, that's mine too. Both of these can be deleted. Wondertje (talk) 22:42, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
All done. The wiki thanks you for your time with us and wishes you well in your future endeavors. - Tanetris (talk) 06:07, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

Account renaming[edit]

Hi, I would like to change my username on here from "Lil Nub Sin" 2 "Han" pls. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by Han (talk) at 18:17, 19 August 2021‎ (UTC).

All done. We had to do the usermerge route because we're actually missing the RenameUser extension for some reason, but Stephane's on the case for getting that sorted out for the future. - Tanetris (talk) 21:24, 19 August 2021 (UTC)