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User talk:Auron#Less Cynic

Auron (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Jon Lupen (talkcontribslogsblock log), discussing I think this edit, are getting overly hostile and aggressive. There are borderline personal attacks, if not full blown ones, too. -- pling User Pling sig.png 16:14, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

List of fansites‎‎

Pretty much every editor there is in violation of Guild Wars Wiki:Fansites. May need protection. Backsword 14:49, 24 November 2010 (UTC)


So nobody thought Auron (talkcontribslogsblock log) blocking Silven (talkcontribslogsblock log) was a little out of line? 3 weeks for this? Where's the attack? But Adrin's overt attack goes unchecked? Hmm... Protect Shard and ignore Adrin? Why would Auron do that?

Ryuu Desu

Ryuu Desu (talkcontribslogsblock log)
called me a retard on my talk/archive page #6 so a violation of npa. -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 06:14, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

moved to Guild Wars Wiki talk:Admin noticeboard
Both Ryuu and Zesbeer warned by myself and Raine, Ryuu blocked by Jon after failing to drop it. - Tanetris 21:10, 27 November 2010 (UTC)


TahiriVeila (talkcontribslogsblock log)
Pretty sure he shouldn't be advertising account trading and botting and stuff on his userpage, but I could be wrong. -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png{{Bacon}} 00:30, 1 December 2010 (UTC)


Venomoth (talkcontribslogsblock log)
When will he learn? Koda User Koda Kumi UT.jpeg Kumi 21:51, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

I only see one personal attack there and it's yours. "You are a nobody. You do not even have an identity." "blue-haired rebel" is just one of all the oxymorons and Venomoth kindly points out that your posts do include severe hypocrisy.

"Historical" Guild Removed.... The Shamira

Logged on the other day and seen that my guild was removed, not very active but i am still in it and a handful or two... can this be reverted back?

Done. --Riddle 01:34, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Automated delete tagging?

The automated delete tagging for Guilds requiring cleanup doesn't seem to be be working. (e.g. 1, 2, 3). Is this an error/bug?- TheRave talk (talk) 17:24, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't show up on the guild page, but over at GWW:DEL. --JonTheMon 17:38, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Interwiki link to Guild Wiki

moved to GWWT:TECH#Interwiki link to Guild Wiki

Restoring page history

Can someone please move User talk:Cristianc 2 back to User talk:Cristianc and restore the edits to the last good version? Thanks! -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 11:29, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Thank you Auron :D -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 11:43, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Request to semi-protect updates

Can we semi protect today's update page? It's getting a lot of unnecessary attention (I count 3 different anons repeatedly vandalizing).  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 01:24, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Or even better, (if possible) Have it auto semi-protect anything in the Feedback:Game_Updates namespace. ThrainUser Thrain Sig.pngcontribs 01:25, 22 December 2010 (UTC)


He's currently reverting changes that I did to bypass a redirect after a consensus merge and even replaced said merged article with a copyvio tag (which I reverted as it isn't a copyvio). -- Konig/talk 03:57, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

And I have to add breaking the 1 revert policy. -- Konig/talk 04:22, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Make that twice. -- Konig/talk 04:23, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Read the license of this site. And try to achive a consensus before claiming one. Current consensus if for a split, you need to achive one for the removal of gameplahy content before you have a new one. In addition, do read 1rr before reporting people in an attempt to get your way in a content dispute. Backsword 04:26, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Merge discussion for Gwen - is later than the discussion for split. Discussion for Keiran - no opposition to merging with the draft; opposition was without the draft. -- Konig/talk 04:31, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
WHile we have no policy against it, moving an ongoig discussion into an archive and then claiming consensus is rather abusive. A consensus it is not. This, however, is not an admin issue. Unless you make more false acusations, you will have to take that idscussion elsewhere. Backsword 04:35, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it is. Ignoring 1RR is, effectively, vandalism. Not to mention marking every page you disagree on with {{copyvio}}ThrainUser Thrain Sig.pngcontribs 04:39, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
1rr violations all around. Additionally, stop discussing specifics on the noticeboard - there's a talk page for a reason. If you all feel the page is safe to unprotect, I can do that at any point - it was just my first reaction to the edit warring. -Auron 05:00, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

move from historical

Hi Can you please reactivate our guild page as we are still here if anything was deleted (prior to my edits today) as a result of being moved to historical .. if you can restore that would be great as im pretty new to this wiki editing gig many thanks

Bagerk 10:47, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

It was moved back to it's original place, happy editing WhyUser talk:Why 15:32, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Bagerk 22:01, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Formal complaint

This is a formal complaint against JonTheMon for wrongly, repeatedly, and knowingly extending a block (currently listed in the block as user against them for circumstances beyond their control. And by repeatedly extending this block, also restricting the ability to discuss this with anyone (including people other than him) except by forcing them to bascially bypass the restriction and thereby making them have to revert to "bypassing it" to even be heard.

As was posted on Jon's talk page, the ISP used changes the number issued on their own, through no control of the end user. The block reason is listed as "trying to circumvent existing block", and yet, Jon is forcing this to happen if people want to try to explain things. This may be how the system works, but if so, that needs to be adjusted so that people who are wrongly blocked can at least attempt to explain the circumstances, if they feel the need to. Knowing how Jon has been operating, this will probably be seen as an attempt "to circumvent existing block" and will once again, wrongly, get that block extended. 18:16, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

If you're aware you're banned, you shouldn't attempt to post until the ban is over, regardless of whether your IP changes or not. That's just common sense. Circumventing a ban is never necessary to contact admins to appeal a ban. If you had an account, the wiki software allows you to e-mail a user who has their options set up to receive them, and even without an account, bcrats have their e-mails publicly available. - Tanetris 18:37, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
moved to Guild Wars Wiki talk:Admin noticeboard#Formal complaint

Guild page reverts

There seems to be a repeated difference of opinion, as shown here. G R E E N E R 06:14, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Working on it. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 15:37, 5 Jan 2011 (UTC)
Looks sorted. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 14:46, 10 Jan 2011 (UTC)

Please Unhistorical

Sunspear Dragoons is active. Please unhistorical the page. Thanks!

Done, your guild-page is now located Here. Happy editing! --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 16:18, 9 January 2011 (UTC)


Since he keeps messing up the comments on his talk page and reverting our reverts, can I please request an admin sort him out? ShadowRunner 17:15, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Blocked and blocked more. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 14:48, 10 Jan 2011 (UTC)

New feature

Can someone update the feature on the main page? It's been two weeks (or more, I'm not sure if it was featured on the 27th or 28th) since Human started being the article up there. razor39999 02:09, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

bump-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:22, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Tanetris has updated it. --User Wandering Traveler Sig2.png Traveler (talk) 23:33, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Please reactive guild page

Hi. Can you please restore our guild page as we are still active. Many Thanks!

Albertodaganzolo 14:22, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorted. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 18:02, 15 Jan 2011 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log) IP spamming meaningless contributions on multiple talk pages. I reverted some of the more useless edits, user reverted (multiple times). I left a warning on his talk page about revert wars. I'm requesting the drivel be removed from talk pages (again) and further attempts on behalf of the user to participate in edit wars be dealt with by an impartial sysop. -Auron 07:21, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Guild page

Hi could you please take my guild's page out of the historical section? [Ashen Phoenixes]

We still do exist and are active enough.


User:Greener has addressed this for you: Guild:Ashen Phoenixes is back and Guild:Ashen Phoenixes (historical) will be deleted shortly. Be sure to read the relevant policies (and keep editing the page once every couple of months).  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 02:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Please reactivate our guild page

Daemons of Loki We are very much still active. Thank you.

Done. --Riddle 05:22, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Please reactivate this guild page

Heavens Royal Knights. This guild has recently changed leadership and is now active. Thank you.

Done. It is now at Guild:Heavens Royal Knights. G R E E N E R 01:49, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Direct email link

At the bottom of this page. Koda User Koda Kumi Horns1.GIF 22:53, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

It's an intentional point of contact, I don't think it needs to be removed. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 23:08, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Undeletion of Signet of Creation (PvP)

Can an admin restore Signet of Creation (PvP), since it is linked with other PvP-only skills on {{Historical content nav}} and so it can appear on List of removed skills? Thanks. --Silver Edge 02:07, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. poke | talk 15:50, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Zaishen Mission is NOT Riverside Province

I recently checked your Wiki Page and noticed that Riverside Province was the ZM for the day, but when I went to accept the ZM it was Augury Rock.

I'd recommend that you update the information on the site and let people know it's been changed. Thanks for the understanding.


A Fellow Gamer. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

When exactly was "recently"? poke | talk 20:01, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

User talk:Misery#I stumbled upon this today b/c raine wanted a story

Essentially this is an external link to inappropriate pornish content, but I guess it's a bit of a toss-up. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 13:53, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

suck it up. jew. MAFARAXAS 18:55, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Blocked Maf and if Raine or Misery don't remove that link, I'm gonna be disappointed. WhyUser talk:Why 21:06, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


remove/nonremove?. --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 01:31, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Removed. Thanks. G R E E N E R 02:04, 13 March 2011 (UTC) (talkcontribslogsblock log)

violated npa.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 12:21, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
'tis gone. G R E E N E R 18:02, 13 March 2011 (UTC)


<link removed> and indeed, this notice as well. -- Oiseau | User Oiseau Melandru.jpg 00:39, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, removed. WhyUser talk:Why 00:46, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Security lapse?

I was vanity googling my own (real) name today, and one of the links that popped up was Worryingly, the appending of "creativecommons" to the url appears to be generating an unstyled xml list that includes users' real names and email addresses. I've tried that on other pages I've edited and my real name appears on all of them. Eek? --snogratUser Snograt signature.png 07:18, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Ok, panic averted (thanks, Auron!). My real name is listed in my prefs, and anybody who does the same will have their real name generated on lists such as these. The emails only appear if people are daft enough to put their email address in the real name field! Just blank it out if it scares you :) --snogratUser Snograt signature.png 07:38, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Would it be worth adding a one-time sitenotice for a few days just so people know about this and can change it? If there's a MediaWiki page for the real name instructions, that should be changed to highlight this too. -- pling User Pling sig.png 17:59, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Site notice? Mebbe. It's not a new issue, though, just one of which few people's are aware. Updating the instructions on preferences is a good idea, if its possible.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 19:02, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Heh, I'm user #50 TEF - and this was the first I'd heard of it! Didn't mean to cause a panic; just seeing my own name and others' email addresses on an unencrypted page like that was a bit of a shocker :) --snogratUser Snograt signature.png 14:28, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
Soz, Snog, I didn't mean to minimize the risk to privacy (or the shock to seeing one's real name popup unexpectedly). My concern about a site notice is that it's alarming (as you discovered), but we can't really do much about it; the data is out there (cached). But if other people's want to see a site notice anyway, I can live with that.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 15:36, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

People moving valid discussions,

I would like you to look here, [[1]] and see that my valid discussion was moved for no good reason. 21:03, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

moved to talk page

Felix and Jon

I am asking that they be dealt with regarding the threat of blocking me for not breaking any rules, and removing my comment from a page for no reason. This is trolling from a sysop (I am not sure what felix is he says he is an "admin" whatever that is. I feel that if I have to follow the rules so also should they. They are censoring who can talk to the devs by moving conversations that are not suggestions off page. 23:05, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

moved to talk page

(BoA) Brotherhood of Acension

Hello, (BoA)Brotherhood of Ascension, has been restored and is now begining to start a new. we have been recruiting and are looking to restore our page here on wiki. We are not ready to fade as a historical guild yet, thank you for your help. , always Soul Raid

Moving your guild page from historical to active is something any registered user can do. It has been taken care of. Please do not remove the guild tag from the page. Also, please sign your posts with 4 tildes ~~~~ -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 15:47, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Semi-protection suggestions

The recent storm of vandal bots fell on a lot of articles, some of which are templates that are used throughout the wiki. I would like the admin team to formally consider semi-protecting more of these templates; it won't stop all vandalism, but it will reduce the impact.

Thanks  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:31, 17 April 2011 (UTC)


can someone please change it over... its been 2 weeks with the white mantle.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 07:45, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

User:Smelly Seaman

Though I think no malice was intended, his username is undoubtedly inappropriate. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 10:04, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Swung by talk page. G R E E N E R 15:15, 30 April 2011 (UTC)


Pretty much impossible to get to the user without copy+pasting. If he/she/it wants to contribute outside the guild namespace a new login should be requested. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 21:28, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

On it. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 21:29, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Requested partial protection

The Lucky and Unlucky article has been subject to multiple rollbacks now (presumably, by the same editor via socking) - with absolutely no helpful discussion placed on the talk page as to why it is being reverted, or how the previous version is of better quality than the revision. (See, here) User Ryuu R.jpgRyuu - lol wiki 21:23, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Some questionable justification for the reverts has since been given, here, but for the sake of coming to a consensus, I'd still like partial page protection, if not an IP block - based on administrative decision. User Ryuu R.jpgRyuu - lol wiki 21:43, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Resolved by Auron[2][3][4] and Raine [5]. User Ryuu R.jpgRyuu - lol wiki 22:11, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

I also did a check user to confirm Ryuu's theory of sockpuppetry. -Auron 22:25, 3 May 2011 (UTC)


Admin Auron banned me and made up lies about me. He say I make 2 accounts. That lie I make only one. I want other admin to check info and prove I am telling truth and fire Auron for playing favorite with Ryuu and Tennisee Earnie Ford. I not telling lies I telling truth I want other admin to help prove I tell truth. Please help prove he is liar.

CheckUser says otherwise. Thanks for cutting it out to avoid being banned longer for ban evasion; thanks. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 0:06, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
show me check user I only make one account I tell the truth
Resolved by Raine [6] User Ryuu R.jpgRyuu - lol wiki 00:13, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Render for Thackeray (Featured Page)

Hi I have a render of Keiran Thackeray. One considered official, like ripped from the game and rendered in a 3D program. It looks way nicer than the photoshop cut out that is used now, shows more detail, has a better angle and lighting and is larger, so I'd figured it would be great for the new featured page. But it won't let me upload it. Any way you can get me around that edit block? -- Magamdy 21:09, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to upload it under your user space first, if you wish, and people with more taste than I can weigh in. I see you uploaded File:Keiran Thackeray (Hearts of the North).jpg, which is a great shot of him during that time, but I assume you're talking about a different image that you have. G R E E N E R 01:03, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Here this image: 100px in favor of this Keiran Thackeray.jpg -- Magamdy 08:39, 10 May 2011 (UTC)


Could i please have the first rev. of this image deleted? no biggy, just it'd be nice. --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 15:42, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Just cuz yer purdy. --JonTheMon 15:55, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Nicholas the traveler page update

Nic's post page needs to be updated. It shows the current map and item, however, the map caption is from last week, and also needs to be updated. 17:16, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

It's been fixed by Kaisha. (FYI you can post this type of request on Nick's talk page; any registered user can make the necessary edits.)Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:50, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Landmark list template

Is borken and inserting raw HTML rather than Wiki markup, not sure what caused it. See any of the region pages for what it looks like, eg Far Shiverpeaks which is where I first noticed the problem. -- Hong 08:41, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Yah, it's a #DPL issue associated with the recent update (i.e. it borked more than the Landmark lists). Progress on resolving it is being tracked at Guild Wars Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs#Mediawiki update broke Landmark lists. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 08:44, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Battle Isle Iced Tea

The revert wars really need to stop (especially since the talk page consensus is overwhelmingly in favor of removing the "possible" bit). -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png 19:36, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a week. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 21:35, 13 June 2011 (UTC)


It appears that GWW is being targeted by the same spammy mcbotnet that was busting up Curse wikis the other week. The steps we took to combat them on GuildWiki can be found from here down to the bottom of the page, but it looks like AbuseFilter was the single most effective measure. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 01:00, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

This (AbuseFilter) would probably be a good thing to put on GWWT:RFTA. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 01:39, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Now that I look at that, it turns out AbuseFilter was requested a number of months ago at least; see GWWT:RFTA#Open requests. That's... not good. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 01:41, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
It looks like it never got turned into an actual formal request; Jon is writing up one for it now. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 01:43, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Potential problem

Auron has been attacking me instead of responding to my arguments in several instances on Guild Wars Wiki:Elections/2011-06_bureaucrat_election/Aiiane, in particular saying things such as "I doubt anyone takes anything you say remotely seriously." and "You are not the first troll to attempt to disrupt bcrat elections." Besides violating the tenet of assuming good faith by implying I act to disrupt and damage the wiki, he is also attempting to discredit my arguments by attacking my character, which is directly prohibited by GWW:NPA. I have already requested that he respond to the comment instead of the commentator, which he only partially heeded, and he's also attempted to quash discussion by threatening bans, so I ask that administrators review the situation. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 00:08, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Guild page vandal

Dominated Queen (talkcontribslogsblock log) edited on TD(The Dawnrise) wiki page several times leaving malicious and slanderous content here is one of the posts she made:==About Us== The guild is run by Texan Vixen or Micks Little Queen on her side.She likes to gossip a lot and cause people to be miserable.The members are not allowed to talk in Alliance Chat about anything other than MQSC.Other than make people miserable,she lies about others,sends spies into other alliances and spikes the guilds.Her view is you mind your own alliance and she will mind hers,in reality she likes to know whats going on everywhere and will tell you how to run your alliance.She never boots guilds,so expect a guild to troll and it be fine with her.As long as she has Faction! --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Addressed by Jon. G R E E N E R 01:52, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Nicholas the Traveler on the main page broken each new year's

the DPL magic on the main page to display nicholas' item gets broken for a few days every time a year rolls around. I think I've found the issue: Template:Nicholas the Traveler research.mainpage uses "W Y" as a dateformat, Weeknumber and Year, e.g. "52 2010" for the last week in 2010. The first days of a new year still belong to the same week, but the next year, so january first, 2011 turns to "52 2011". According to the php documentation there's an "o" parameter:

"ISO-8601 year number. This has the same value as Y, except that if the ISO week number (W) belongs to the previous or next year, that year is used instead. (added in PHP 5.1.0)"

By changing the date format from "W Y" to "W o", this issue should be resolved. See the difference, before: 52 2011, after: 52 2010.
Since I can't change that template, I'll have to ask an admin to do so. It needs to be replaced in both invocations of the #time template. Thanks! Tub 14:47, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

done by Poke. Thanks! Tub 23:20, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Nathe (talkcontribslogsblock log)

Harassing Anet employees again on Feedback_talk:John Stumme#Well done!. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 22:01, 9 July 2011 (UTC)


So, there's a Factions crafter and an ally in WoC both named Oroku. I put a move notice at the top of the existing Oroku page (which is about the crafter) because I thought the ally should be the default article. At least one person objected, and noone has agreed with me, so no consensus for moving has been reached. However, Falconeye has now moved both Orokus to their own pages, Oroku (crafter) and Oroku (Ministry of Purity). I want to undo this because there's no consensus yet, but I can't because the Oroku page still exists -- at least without manual copy-and-pasting. Can a nice admin do the moving for me? -- Hong 17:39, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

The objection I mention is here, BTW. -- Hong 17:48, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Signet of Spirits — time for a new approach?

In the past 12 months, there have been 83 edits to Signet of Spirits.

  • Only 6 edits have been of substance; each of those edits was made by a registered user (Silver Edge 2x, TEF 3x, JP 1x).
  • 3 of the edits have been protecting the page against vandalism.
  • The remainder (74) have been vandalistic removal of the Fear/Anger/Hate trivia...or undoing of the same. (In case it doesn't go without saying, all of the vandalism has been done by anonymous editors.)

I know the wiki has a strong policy about being open to any contributors, but I think this page has become an attractive nuisance. When over 90% of the effort involved in an article is graffiti or its cleanup, it's worth considering whether we should treat this page differently. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 08:36, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for grabbing those details. I will up the length of the protection to 3 months. Other admin may disagree, and they are more than welcome to reduce the time. G R E E N E R 03:54, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 04:03, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Request to hide history

See this image. The user does not want his toon's name to appear in the screenshots. (Please hide the earliest versions.) Thanks. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:21, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Done --JonTheMon 21:24, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Super. Thank you for the quick response. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:35, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
I thought I should mention that his character name is still visible (Frigid Heart's assignment).–User Balistic B d-dark.pngalistic 17:39, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Personal attacks

Armond (talkcontribslogsblock log) and Nathe (talkcontribslogsblock log) - at User talk:Nathe#Well done! and Feedback talk:Stephane Lo Presti#About the official blog. Jon gave a general warning and Rainith blocked some IPs ( (talkcontribslogsblock log) and (talkcontribslogsblock log)), but they're bureacurats and probably don't want to get more involved than they already are. Anyway, as far as I know, IPs shouldn't get blocked quicker and for doing less than other users, so I thought I'd bring this up here. pling User Pling sig.png 17:07, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Auron has addressed this, at least partially. Sorry I did not see the post a couple of sections up. G R E E N E R 01:54, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Just as a note, I blocked the two IPs as I saw their posts as simply trolling, not because they were IPs. The other two posts (by Vili and Nathe) in that particular section which posted after Jon gave his warning were not (IMO) trolling posts. --Rainith 00:53, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
There are two separate issues: trolling (vs. simply being hardheaded in pursuing a topic) and personal and/or vitriolic attacks (rather than simply using heated rhetoric to passionate express one's views). Perhaps it matters if trolling takes place before or after an official warning. For some attacks, I'm not sure that a warning is should be required before administrative action (depending on the nature of the attack).
Since the topic of this section is personal attacks, perhaps Greener and/or Rainith can review the convos mentioned by Pling to ensure that, if there were violations of GWW:NPA, that any individual offenders have already received some sort of appropriate censure or punishment. Thanks. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 01:14, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
This edit by Armond is his only personal attack that I can see, and that's like a 1-weeker maybe given his history. Are there others that I missed? -Auron 02:58, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
moved to Guild Wars Wiki talk:Admin noticeboard#Personal attacks

Battle Isle Iced Tea

Un-protecting it, not the best idea. --Briar User Briar Ahoy.JPGAHOY! 02:00, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Protection (generally) runs out for a reason. The more that page gets edited, the more notifications I'll get. As it stands, I do not see a current need to re-protect the page. G R E E N E R 02:11, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Please consider re-protecting: the issue hasn't (alas) yet died down and the edit summaries are already including vitriolic personal attacks. (I would also ask that the IPs making those attacks be suspended from editing for those violations of GWW:NPA.)Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 04:29, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Blocked the IP with the NPA violation in their edit summary. Personally I'm leaning towards re-protecting the page, but I'll wait a few days and see how it goes. --Rainith 04:36, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
The IP is dynamic. --Riddle 04:38, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Isn't there more harm in leaving the page unprotected than allowing the current situation to continue? At the moment, IPs are continuing an edit war about a previously discussed/decided issue and (worse), they are using it to attack individuals without even a pretext of a reason. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 04:43, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't mind a week long prot, but the issue seems to have died down (knocks on wood) with the range ban. The page was quiet for a few weeks after the prot had expired, I think that the issue today was probably more a "crime of opportunity" than anything else. --Riddle 04:53, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Request for temporary (or permanent) semi-prots

With the current vandal storm, perhaps it's time to semi-protect templates that

  • Are vital (or perhaps only important) to the health of the wiki
  • Have not changed in aeons or should not change without careful consensus/analysis.

For example, these templates were vandalized over the last 12-24 hours: Nicholas the Traveler/Collector, Template:Infobox campaign row,Template:Ec, Template:Gr, Template:Gray. Each of these vandalisms has repercussions on dozens if not hundreds of pages... or dozens/hundreds of page views. None of these are likely to need tweaking, so semi-protecting them poses no particular burden on anon editors. (We registered contributors can cause plenty of template trouble all on our own.)Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:29, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps also protecting the old updates from Arenanet? 17:39, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Protecting only those templates will just send the bots over to other templates. I suggest protecting any template that falls under the second category. -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png 17:57, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Extension:AbuseFilter. Get it. 18:46, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
I asked Stephan the eta on the AbuseFilter. 18:50, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
If templates are being targetted heavily, I'd like to add Template:Image label, Template:Image label begin, Template:Image label end, and Template:Dynamic map label (interactive map templates) to the list of those to protect (or at least semi-protect so I can edit them :P). Thanks. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 21:04, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Another history hide request

This edit has someone's full name, IP, and talks about credit card changes, might not be the best thing to have floating around on the Wiki... ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 00:45, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Removed. G R E E N E R 01:02, 2 August 2011 (UTC)