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When redirecting images to a contributions page (as seen unintentionally here), one cannot access the "source page" of the image, as no direct link appears at the top like a normal redirect. I tested it with my user page backround, and it appears to do the same thing; link to the contributions page with no way to access the image source page. This is bad when the image in question may be missing categorization. The process, as far as I can tell, is not reversible (meaning I can't undo the change). Am I missing something obvious, or is there something bug-wise going on here? --User Wandering Traveler Sig2.png Wandering Traveler 06:06, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, the backlink is not visible as it is not a article page; to access the image simply open the url of that image with ?redirect=no at the end of the url: click poke | talk 07:23, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Had a feeling I was doing something wrong. I do wish there was a way to make that a bit more...visible, I guess. Ah well, Thank you poke. --User Wandering Traveler Sig2.png Wandering Traveler 14:18, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
There's another, kind of round-about, way of doing it - go to the transclusion list, click history, edit. --User Brains12 circle sig.png Brains12 \ talk 15:46, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Problems moving a page.

moved from Guild Wars Wiki:Admin noticeboard

I tried to move File:Simzy_sig.png to a more correctly named location (being File:Truesimzy_sig.png), but I was provided with an error. "Error:could not submit form. The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. It may contain one or more characters which cannot be used in titles." I'm not sure why this is, I tried clearing my cache, deleting cookies, I checked the location, I made sure the naming was correct and didn't contain any improper characters. So, could an admin please move this to the correct location, and try to figure out why I encountered this error? Thank you. User Ryuu R.jpg Ryuu - talk 02:46, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

File:User_Truesimzy_Simzy_sig.png, it seems the user uploaded the image to a more correct location themselves, but that isn't the location I was trying to upload to, so I still don't understand the error. I'm adding a delete tag to the incorrectly named one, but I'd still like an explanation of this, if possible. User Ryuu R.jpg Ryuu - talk 02:49, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Unless they added support for it in a later mediawiki version, moving images is unsupported. — Galil Talk page 17:53, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Or it's related to this; Talk page 17:58, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it has to do with the feature still being experimental, sometimes it fails for no reason. (Ok, of course there is a reason, but they haven't been able to solve it yet). - anja talk 18:09, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
That error you were receiving is the normal error when image moving fails for whatever reasons. We had that more often at the beginning but it calmed down quite well. In that case, just upload the image manually at the new location (and name the original author). poke | talk 18:49, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

I was the one who uploaded it and i did also correct it after the first mistake so you might have been trying to fix something that i had just done maybe a minute or so before you, who knows Simzy User Truesimzy Simzy sig.png 18:39, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Problem concerning a specific page that does not have a corresponding "talk" option

The login buttons, and retreive password buttons are so close together, and look so similar, that I have found myself getting new passwords sent to me on several occasions - - sorry, it's me who is making the mistake- but that page could be modified a tad to make login, and the hastle of retrieving creating a new password easier. Currently, it's an accident waiting to happen - and i frequently fall prey to it - especially when i'm in a hurry.

There is probably a better page to put this, but I'm so new to this that I didn't know where to go other than bug report. Thank you for your patience, Remoteluxuries 00:21, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

In all the browser I know of, you can press Enter to login while your cursor is in one of the text boxes. Hope that helps -Smurf 05:13, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Are you talking about Special:UserLogin? As far as I know, that is integral to the wiki software, and would require coding changes to the actual software, though it is feasible, I'm not sure how high a priority ArenaNet might give it. If you use the same computer, I would simply check the Remember Me box, and then you wouldn't have to log in each time you come here. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 05:55, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Regarding his complaint about the two buttons close to each other and looking similar, we can easily add custom CSS to MediaWiki:Common.css to modify the appearance if we want to. -Smurf 06:15, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
True, and I'm hoping poke takes a look at this :P I suck at css. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 06:43, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Skill icons disappearing

Is anyone else getting a problem with skill icons from the {{Skill Icon}} template not showing up? Here's a screenshot; the source page is here (scroll down to the Strength section). This is with Firefox 3.5.3 on WinXP. -- Hong 07:35, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm not having any problems. However, I do have this problem from time to time, I think it's a cache problem. - Mini Me talk 13:23, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Huh, clearing the cache seems to have fixed it. Move along everyone, nothing to see here.... -- Hong 18:17, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Loss of session data errors.

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I get these all the time when i save the edits i do. I have to do all the edits twice to get them through. It started right after the wiki update. Anyone else having problems like these? - J.P.FeedbackTalk 19:22, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I get the same. I also get 'logged out' occasionally; after refreshing, it sometimes 'logs in' again. --User Brains12 circle sig.png Brains12 \ talk 19:37, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
I got logged out once too. - J.P.FeedbackTalk 20:04, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm having the same problem, it also sometimes says 'Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be recorded in this page's edit history.' occasionaly, although restarting firefox has fixed it for now C4K3 User C4K3 Signature.jpg Talk 20:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Edit: It just logged me out while editing this page, so forgot about restarting firefox C4K3 User C4K3 Signature.jpg Talk 20:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
I've never had them before, and I read this when I came on...Then when editing a page it decided to log-me-out-while-i-was-still-logged-in. ~Celestia 01:53, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure this has to do with the upgrade to 1.15.1 that was done. I have been able to resolve it by simply hitting my back button and retrying my save. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 11:16, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

What's going on in this wiki?!

Some images won't upload propelly... Or is it just me? - J.P.FeedbackTalk 19:54, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

My sig image seems to have disappeared :o --pling User Pling sig.png 19:58, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
(Or at least it did before I reuploaded it.) --pling User Pling sig.png 20:00, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Feedback is gone

Something has happened to the feedback namespace. The Feedback portal leads nowhere and all of the pages have been moved to the main namespace, with a colon preceding them. I tested this a few different ways, so I'm pretty sure it's not me... I would leave a message for Emily since this seems kinda high-priority (half the wiki is gone) but somebody protected her page.  :/ –Jette User Jette awesome.png 17:28, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

That's because the namespace settings are gone. That way "Feedback:PAGE" is treated as a page inside the main namespace with the title "Feedback:PAGE", but in the database it only exists as "PAGE" in the Feedback namespace. So the pages are not lost, but just not accessible. poke | talk 17:41, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
What do you mean "gone"? Any idea how it happened?
Note for Wyn: I'm not here to rush anyone, i'm just curious. - J.P.User J.P. sigicon.pngTalk 17:51, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Gone like gone :P Somebody has removed it, or uploaded an older file or commented it out or whatever. The settings are just gone :P poke | talk 18:01, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
I'll have to make fun of Emily after it's fixed. :3 I don't think the data is gone, though; I can see all the page data properly with the [diff] button. I assume something screwy happened and can be easily fixed, not a database corruption or anything. –Jette User Jette awesome.png 18:18, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi guys! I'm escalating this now. Some changes were made to the site this morning to enable .svgs, so it's possible something else could have changed too. I'll keep you updated. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 19:08, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Oh great, it's my fault.  :/ Thanks though, now I can go dig up those old profession icons. –Jette User Jette awesome.png 19:09, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
It's fixed. poke | talk 19:51, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Yep, sorry about that, guys. The issue came from a problem with one of the other extensions (so it actually technically wasn't all your fault, Jette :p), but it's been resolved now. If anyone notices any issues, please let me know right away. We apologize for the downtime...thanks for being patient :) --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 20:23, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Grasping Mask image cache

Hi, I've ran into a problem while moving images. I moved File:Grasping Mask default front.jpg to File:Grasping Mask m front.jpg and thought everything was fine, until Wyn told me that their was a problem with the cache and to try it later. I tried it again but got "Could not find file "$1". So I tried it again and now it's "A page of that name already exists, or the name you have chosen is not valid. Please choose another name." but the page shows nothing but then the page says "No file by this name exists, but you can upload one" and the history shows that Wyn and I moved the pages (but recent changes and the move log don't). Wyn suggested to report it here and have the IT crew clear it. Alternatively I guess I could just upload the file in the new space and not bother the IT crew. Thanks! Wiki-username: Mystical Celestia (the top of the page told me to say it!) ~Celestia 04:51, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

That's a common error with the image moving tool, we cannot really avoid. You can easily identify it, when the actual content revisions were moved to the target page, but the source page still has all file revisions. If you see it happening, the only possibility to fix it is by re-uploading the file to the target page stating the original uploader in the upload text. Afterwards just tag the old page for deletion. poke | talk 14:15, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


On my account there seems to be an annoying bug. Whenever someone gets blocked I seem to be affected by the block as well (the block is not intended for me). Seems that the IP gets blocked and I am unable to contribute properly. There was a discussion a while back but there hasn't seem to have a solution. Any idea?----Xtreme 17:36, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I thought this problem was on PvX, not GWW? -- pling User Pling sig.png 19:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes it is but I thought GWW was having the same problem..if not maybe they could help out anyway----Xtreme 20:30, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
This problem was fixed for us some time ago. I haven't seen any recurrences. --User Wandering Traveler Sig2.png Wandering Traveler 20:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
"I am unable to contribute properly" I lol'd. --- 20:38, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
What was done to fix it?----Xtreme 21:17, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Please don't use this page if you don't actually report bugs about this wiki. If you have problems with pvx, you should rather get the system adminitrators on Wikia review your problem because the described problem is a server-side problem. poke | talk 22:19, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Okay thank you have a nice day----Xtreme 11:24, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Skin defaults

I'm not sure exactly where to put this, so if it should be somewhere else, feel free to move it as is appropriate. It has recently been brought to my attention that users who choose to view GWW using different skins in their preferences are having difficulties seeing some content appropriately. The global monobook.css file sets table backgrounds to default as white, while others set it as transparent. Is it possible to get the css files attached to the various optional skins changed so that they have some of the same basic defaults? I know that the Modern skin specifically has this issue. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 05:56, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

This may be possible, but I'm not sure how much of a time sink that would be. In order to make these changes effectively, it seems like we'd have to identify problem classes for all available skins and manually update the stylesheets of each one to include the fixes. We'd also have to make sure to do this each time we do upgrades, as I believe that they overwrite default files. It's not to say that it's impossible. I'm just wondering if it would be better to just strike all MediaWiki skins (except for Monobook), since the wiki looks completely broken in all non-Monobook styles. I have very limited resources at this point, so I'd rather allocate them in other directions rather than using them to band-aid skins that are probably not (and really shouldn't be) widely used.
Do you guys think it would be an awful thing to just make Monobook the defacto skin and remove the others? I don't think that beginner users should be able to view the site in a skin we know to be broken, and advanced users who really want to change their looks can always modify their own css (which many already so). --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 01:51, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah I agree with that, I don't even get why there are actually other skins available, because they are a bit too simple (well, maybe for alternative web access; lynx/mobilephone anyone?). Monobook is the default skin, monobook is what all visitors will see, so we should focus only on that. I don't care about if we remove the others or keep them for whoever wants to use them (in which case those people should be aware that the view might be different), but we shouldn't "fix" them to display pages in the same way as monobook does (because that is obviously not the intention of those skins). And especially in this case, I don't think any additional work on "fixing" those skins is necessary for that problem of you - sorry, Wyn. poke | talk 07:11, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I have no problem with making monobook the only available skin, I just brought this up because I just recently found out that the other skins do not have the same css, and I was concerned that anyone choosing a different skin may not be getting the most out of GWW. I do understand the work that would potentially go into adjusting all the css files, and I agree. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 07:19, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
It's a little late, but what about MediaWiki:Common.css? Surely you could put changes to affect all skins in there? —Cake! Ebany 20:55, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Hey all! I talked to the team about this, and they agree that it's not the best plan to modify default files on a case-by-case basis. They also think that removing optional skins is the way to go, but I'm not sure of the timeframe on this. I'll check and see if we're planning on doing it for the 1.15 upgrade or not. Sorry for the late response on this! --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 22:32, 22 July 2009 (UTC)


Protection still grinds the wiki to a halt. This one made the wiki inaccessible, and when it returned it was very slow. GW2W seems to be affected by GWW protections, but GW2W protections don't come with any slowdown. Quite odd. --User Brains12 circle sig.png Brains12 \ talk 22:57, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

That's really bizarre, Brains. I will pass this along again. I talked at length with the team about the report last time, but we weren't able to figure out what could have caused the issue. Maybe this recent bit of info will help. Thanks for the report! --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 21:18, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Google Chrome issues

I'm looking at the wiki with the default template of GWW, using Google Chrome. Now the menu to the left starts after the main content pane has ended, eventhough both are alligned at a different place of the page, i'm adding a screenshot. RedShadowHuntress 15:03, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

screenshot: File:Google chrome template issues.jpg RedShadowHuntress 15:05, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

I can confirm this happens on my machine as well Prattmic 20:36, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Unless you are using the first version of chrome this issue is long gone fixed. Its not GWW related but rather how the browser handles web objects. --Dominator Matrix 20:38, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
I am using the most recent beta of Chrome (, and I still have this issue. I understand that it has to do with how Chrome handles the HTML, but a problem on one site is not something Google is likely to fix, while the owners of the wiki could. It is interesting that it seems to only affect the GWW, not other MediaWiki wikis, as GWW uses the default theme. Prattmic 22:59, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
I found the problem, and created a user script that will apply the solution each time a page loads. If anyone is interested, it can be found here: Prattmic 00:13, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
You could simply write <div style="position: absolute;"> instead of using an id and applying the style later with all those different cases. poke | talk 13:52, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Good call. I'm so used to doing things the "correct" way, but it doesn't really matter for such a quick fix. Prattmic 19:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

moved from Help:Ask a wiki question#Chrome/Chromium based sidebar error.

Using chromium, the navigation sidebar keeps getting pushed down to the level of the current page. See these screenshot and

This error does not happen on fx. Wikipedia. :S

Panthor 15:09, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Fix can be found here. --Dominator Matrix 00:02, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

WikEd still won't work

This wiki is the only wiki where the javascript show-preview button of WikED doesn't work. It's really annoying having to do a real show preview, that takes ages to load. RandomTime 19:56, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

"If you are using wikEd on a non-Wikipedia installation check if $wgAllowUserJs is has been set to true in the MediaWiki initialization file LocalSettings.php by an administrator". Which is at false at the moment I am sure. --Dominator Matrix 20:46, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, because we all don't use custom javascript and GWWT is a lie :P
RT, do you get any javascript errors when trying? poke | talk 13:44, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
It doesn't seem to work for me either. I think I have it installed properly... -- My Talk Lacky 09:27, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

permanent loged in doesnt work

theres a check box if a user wants to stay logged in all the time it worked for me before but now it doesnt can that be because i used that option for my old account ( User:128 176 178 20 ) on the same computer and now my computer doesnt remember the right user? 23:27, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

hey why do you have tihs page if never people reply? 22:31, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
This issue is definitely on your end, so make sure your browser is accepting cookies correctly. poke | talk 23:17, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
its been a while but it still does that and not oyln that i also cant log on othre accounts ( made User:Onekill because i find Oneshot is a pretty cool guy ) and i cant log on my old 128 176 178 20 anymoar when i type in my pw im return to the last page and nothing happens it cant be cookies because i ate them all and still can log on my first accuont halp halp whats that? 12:34, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Page whipe.

Sometimes when i save or preview a page i'm editing, it goes to the preview (even if i press save) and whipes the content, both from preview and the wikicode. - J.P.User J.P. sigicon.pngTalk 17:58, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Do you get an error message in red text (or something) at the top of the preview? Text not being saved (and getting a preview-like screen) can sometimes happen after some errors, but I'm not really sure what you mean by content being wiped. If it happens again, get a screenshot. I'm suspecting it's a data loss error which we sometimes get. -- pling User Pling sig.png 18:06, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
There's no error message. Only text is the usual Remember that this is only a preview. Your changes have not yet been saved! It just shows the empty page with nothing in the edit box.
While i tried to post the comment above, the error happened again, but this time it had this error: Warning: This page was deleted after you started editing! - J.P.User J.P. sigicon.pngTalk 18:23, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Ok, that's really odd - I have no idea :/ -- pling User Pling sig.png 18:29, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
I've experienced this in English Wikipedia aswell :P - J.P.User J.P. sigicon.pngTalk 02:03, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
This sometimes happens to me as well. -- My Talk Lacky 08:14, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Protection, again

Last wiki maintenance seemed to have fixed the earlier issue of the wiki breaking every time a page is protected, but today I protected a guild page and the wiki stopped, again. WhyUser talk:Why 21:50, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Change all words "skin" to "Mesh"

For much of the wiki, the word "skin" which refers to the word texture, is used in the wrong context with many weapons, such as saying that two weapons have the same skin. This is not true, I think what the writer is trying to say is that the "Meshes" or "3D Models" are the same. The textures however are unique, also called "skins" in this case. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

This is not the place for this. This page is for reporting problems with the wiki software. I think you will find that the general terminology in most gaming communities is to call models "skins". I don't see this being changed wiki wide to a term that few people are going to recognize. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 05:06, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

My sig image

[1] I updated it days ago... but it still shows the white mantle flag in the sig, though it is the "P" on the image page. Cleared my cache many times :P --User Phnzdvn sig.pnghnzdvn 03:19, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

It looks fine to me, have you cleared your browser cache? -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 05:21, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Several times, like I said in the previous post. Maybe it is on my end? Idk, looks correct on GW2W... but it is still the flag here. --User Phnzdvn sig.pnghnzdvn 10:12, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Ok, right after I posted this it corrected its self :P --User Phnzdvn sig.pnghnzdvn 10:15, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

List of Elite Skills fucked up

Someone must tell users to stop posting skills in their userpages, because it fucks up the other list systems. For example: List of elite skills is currently messed up because Fantil added some skills. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 23:10, 20 May 2010 (UTC).

Tip: If it looks like there's an error, but there's nothing wrong in the code, just a plain edit-save does the trick. Worked in this case :) Ofcourse because it was nonexistent at the moment :S - J.P.User J.P. sigicon.pngTalk 23:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
This is not a wiki bug, it's a user error. I have fixed all of the user's skill listings, and have explained his error to him. Also, rather than simply deleting stuff off of user's pages, you should try to fix them. If you don't know how, you can always post it on the Admin noticeboard and someone who does know how will take care of it. Thanks! -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 23:45, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Guild Registration List

I do not know if it takes time, but I reciently made a New Guild called Knights Of Caerleon, when I type this name into the Search box, I get no results, yet it is here and at the moment the only way any of my members could find it is via the F10 in the Game as it DOES NOT Register in this Wikis Search engine.

Could something please be done, so that I can come and log into this site and type in my Guild name in Search box and it takes me straight to it Please?



I was able to find your guild, [2] here. When you press search, make sure you select Guild as a parameter. G R E E N E R 00:18, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
You have to designate the Guild: namespace in the search box. Simply typing in Knights Of Caerleon will search only the mainspace. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 00:27, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Huh!!! Laymans Terms please?

And What is this Greener thing?

Greener is a user, that's his signature. In layman's terms, type "Guild:" in front of the guild name, or, when it comes up with no results by the default search, hit the "Guild:" tickbox in the advanced search options. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 14:17, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Logging in

Hi again

So far I have had to ask for a temporay Password twice as both times the login page did not recognise the password I used, there may be a prolem with the login area.

It gets annoying when I have to ask for a new Temp password, just to log in all the time.


Not sure if this is a bug or not but

How do things like this [[3]] happen? The previous versions are missing from the server yet still have entries marked in the upload log. Perhaps run a script to clean up those things? Previously Unsigned 02:19, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

minor bug: timezone

After looking through the ten archives' section titles, I realized I'm very lucky to have almost never had a bug on this wiki, and none that didn't later resolve itself. However, there's one that persistently annoys me. The timezone always displays as UTC, no matter what and in what way you enter in Special:Preferences. If this is intended, and that setting really is irrelevant, it's just a little frustrating; on the other hand, if you're meant to have it display time in a not-totally-irrelevant fashion, I'd like to know how. | 72 User Seventy two Truly Random.jpg (UTC) 00:47, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

In signatures and such the time is UTC and always will be. Signatures, and every other wiki content, are text, so it's impossible for the wiki software to convert those times on the fly for each user.
The setting in your preferences only affects the dates on special pages such as your watchlist, recent changes, or a page's edit history. If you don't want to have inconsistencies, just set the offset to zero. poke | talk 08:27, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, yes, it's pretty clear you can't mass-replace the text for each unique visitor. That's not the problem; the problem is that the setting in Preferences does not actually have any effect for me, not the latter half either (, regardless of what and in what way the setting is entered in that field). It continues to display UTC even where it is supposed to request the Preferences value. | 72 User Seventy two Truly Random.jpg (UTC) 16:16, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
bump? | 72 User 72 Truly Random.jpg | 04:07, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Where does it still display UTC where you expect (after my explanation) something else? poke | talk 14:39, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
(Much later to a disturbing degree), at the leftmost part of the links at top right. | 72 User 72 Truly Random.jpg | 15:52, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
The clock at the top is intended to be UTC, to assist users in deciphering UTC times for festival schedules and such. If you really, really want it in local time, I believe you have to edit your Monobook.js. - Tanetris 17:08, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Problem finding my Guild the normal way


I have to log into Guild Wars and Press F10 to find my Guild on this Wiki, yet I cannot do it the normal way of logging in and typing the Knights Of Caerleon in the Search box, this brings up ZERO results, yet I can get to my Guild page via the game, what is going on with this Wiki? Paul --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Paul73 (talk).

Look up to the section where you already asked. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 23:11, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
This is not a wiki bug, this is exactly how the search works. Please stop posting it here. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 23:36, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
"In layman's terms, type "Guild:" in front of the guild name" Freedom Bound . | 72 User Seventy two Truly Random.jpg | 01:46, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Slow GW2W

GW2W is taking ages to load/not loading at all. It's been like this since the database move finished yesterday. GWW seems to be fine, though. -- pling User Pling sig.png 16:13, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Can't upload a new version of an image

moved from Guild Wars Wiki:Admin noticeboard

I was trying to fix the image I use for my banner on my userpage and I keep getting this error:

"Bad Input | Problème de saisie | Problem bei der Eingabe
We're sorry - the server could not accept your request. Often this is due to too many characters such as "><|--;="' being used. Please try removing these characters or reducing your post size. If you still experience problems please contact NA Customer Support or EU Customer Support using the subject line ?Issue with official website?."

Never seen this happen before, and the Support it links is the direct NCsoft support line, which seemed to me to be a little much for a wiki problem. I am able to upload other images just fine it seems, just this one image cannot be reuploaded... Suggestions? --- NessUser Ness Hrin SigIcon.pngHrin | 02:26, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

I have no idea what it is about, but have you tried uploading a different picture under that file name? If that works then I would assume that it is a problem with the file itself. If it doesn't work, you could try uploading that picture under a different name and then either changing the link on your userpage or moving the newly uploaded file to the old name (although you'd need to have the original page deleted first). Just a couple ideas off the top of my head. --Rainith 06:51, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it must be the file. I tried uploading the same file under another name and got the same error. No idea what is wrong with the file, though. It has no different attributes than the previous version; all I did was remove a few pixels. So odd... --- NessUser Ness Hrin SigIcon.pngHrin | 17:46, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay... whats up with the url?

moved from Talk:Main Page ? –User Balistic B d-dark.pngalistic 21:30, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Shows as for me... ShadowRunner 21:32, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
I've got the new one, too. Firefox even needed a new password reminder for it.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:52, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Same here. I guess that's what the database thing was about.--The Emmisary 21:54, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
it will clean itself up. I closed my browser and manually typed in the old url. Now, all the links return to the expected URL (most are relative, so if your current page has gtm, then so will any links you click).  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:57, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
GWW's URL is fine for me, but GW2W shows the gtm thing. (By the way, I think GWW:BUG would be a better place for this.) -- pling User Pling sig.png 22:09, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
I can't even access GWW from, only works for me now. 00:13, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Both are currently working for me. --Rainith 01:37, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Only for me. –User Balistic B d-dark.pngalistic 01:58, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Both work on me. Though i'm not automaticly logged in in the gtm one. - J.P.User J.P. sigicon.pngTalk 20:08, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Database errors

Getting database errors on (almost?) every page I visit. Pages load with the following message below page content.

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

    (SQL query hidden)

from within function "SiteStatsUpdate::doUpdate". MySQL returned error "1213: Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction ("

-- pling User Pling sig.png 15:15, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Ditto, and also "Manifold my talk my preferences" etc look like they are written twice, one being slightly lower than other. Manifold User Manifold Neptune.jpg 19:02, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the report, guys! I've notified the operations team and they're investigating now. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 20:22, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Just to join the chorus, I just had it happen to me too. --Rainith 00:51, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
This seems to be happening again. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 17:09, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
It's been happening to me on and off for some time now. I've just shrugged my shoulders and done something else while the page tries to load before this warning appears. One theory for me, not tested to rigorously, is that GWWT may have something to do with it, as the problem goes away when I've logged out. G R E E N E R 19:06, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Don't think its GWWT as I don't use it and I had this issue again today. --Rainith 21:04, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
I also don't use GWWT and got the same thing last night/this morning. - Tanetris 21:22, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Yep, it's not GWWT. But my old friend, index.php is back. My comp says it's a Plain Text file, but it is zero kb, and I can't open it. Not sure why I keep getting offered it. G R E E N E R 00:37, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Here is a screenshot of what is happening. File:GWWdatabase error.jpg -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 08:13, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
I've been experiencing the same. With the clock and the TopLinks on top appearing twice, as well as GWW appearing twice. - J.P.User J.P. Halloween sig.pngTalk 10:20, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
Yet one more image, with a small description of what tends to happen to me File:User Greener Database Error.jpg G R E E N E R 08:52, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

wikimail does not accept quotation marks

It doesn't do "s, I got an error trying to send off an email that had them until I deleted them on a hunch. If you can't fix it, maybe leave a note on Special:EmailUser about this problem? --mendel 07:00, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I just sent an email with quotation marks in it; the ones I had trouble with had quotation marks at the start of a line, or the line started with quote: "some text. --mendel 07:15, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Database Error

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Hey, I'm getting this error everywhere ><

Database error A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from within function "SiteStatsUpdate::doUpdate". MySQL returned error "1213: Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction (".

Beleeth 17:52, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

See #Database errors. --Silver Edge 03:49, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

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