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Main Page States I'm not Who I am?

Minor glitch, and may possibly just be me, but whenever I view the main page of the wiki, it states me as being logged in as "Shakuro" instead of myself. Very minor, but a bug nethertheless... Outpost 00:08, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm showing as "Stee" here, but I'm myself on any but the main page. --File:VallenIconwhitesmall.JPG Vallen Frostweaver 00:17, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not happening anymore as an update. --File:VallenIconwhitesmall.JPG Vallen Frostweaver 10:29, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
I got the same bug today (for the first time). Whenever I go to the main page, I'm shown as Mrsugar --KangaRoo 21:40, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Log-in error

I am not even logged on my own account and it logs me into someone else's account. Today it was someone called WarBlade. Look forward that issue to protect personal information that could be displayed on the site. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: on {{{2}}}.

Are you on a shared computer? Similar to the section right above. It could be a bug. -- sig 01:50, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Well, I'm not sure that this is a wiki issue or another type of issue, but I'll pass it along just in case. Please let me know if anyone experiences anything similar that can confirm that they are the only user logging on to the wiki from their machine. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 19:29, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm recieving this too, the main page now states me as Lemming64, and yes, I'm the only person who uses my computer (anyone else knows that touching it carries penalty of death!) - on the flip side, the error does not go beyond the Main page, meaning I cannot access their properties, information, or anything to my knowledge. -- User Outpost Ky.jpg Outpost (talk | contrib) 00:30, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Add me to the tally. The main page was also showing Lemming64. At least, it was until I cleared cache and reloaded the page. I haven't seen it since, so maybe it was some Twilight Zone issue. (Added: forgot to mention that this is my home computer, not a shared one. Although it's possible that my dogs are logging in as Lemming64 and forgetting to log out, but I find that unlikely. And sorry for the extra edit.) --Nkuvu 01:16, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi guys! I've already let IT know about this, but since it still seems to be happening to people I will send them another email on the issue. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 21:30, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Alrighty, I've been informed that this issue should be resolved, and was stemming from an odd caching issue with the front page. I am going to push this into the archives this afternoon, but if anyone runs into this again, please let me know right away so I can pass it along. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 18:31, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

501 Method Not Implemented - Skill

I'm not able to edit the Skill article. Everytime I try to show preview or save the page I get the following error:

Method Not Implemented
POST to /index.php not supported

Thank you :) poke | talk 13:49, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

I tried it and got the same error. -- sig 15:32, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm getting the same error when trying to edit the Guild Wars on Wine page. --Valshia 18:52, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Hey guys! I'm adding this topic to today's IT email as well. I'll keep you updated when I find out information from them :) --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 21:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
It works :) Thanks Emily! poke | talk 17:00, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Edit time

There seems to be a problem with edit times, and it's especially visible at recent changes. Sometimes, when you revert an edit, your revert shows up before the actual edit in the recent changes list. (example). If you check the history on the page shown in the picture, my edit was done after the anon edit. But in my recent changes list, the anon edited after me. This has been happening alot recently, and also other problems including not getting edit conflicts, edits now showing up at all etc seems to happen, related to this problem. I can't describe this problem in a better way yet, but something really isn't working as it should. - anja talk (contribs) 13:00, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

One example I can give is on a talk page discussion, I posted two comments in quick succession, while at the same time Gem posted a comment. His was lost and overridden by mine (I did not get an edit conflict) but in the edit history it showed his edit as occuring last (the article showed my edit and purge and forced reload didn't change it). I had to fix it manually. A lot of edits are showing up in articles, but they arent being recorded in the history, or are being recorded incorrectly. Hope that makes things clearer. - BeX 13:04, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I thought I was the only one. I've been noticing this behavior while manually renaming the armor pics. Sometimes the old images that I tagged with delete don't show up in the correct order in history. I thought it was due to a script I was using. -- sig 01:06, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I've had this exact same problem (and came here to post it >.<) - but, for me, it's been combined with occasionally not being able to see changes I've made to talk pages. I often have to purge the cache to be able to see the changes I made, and, even then, it sometimes doesn't work. I ended up editing my talk page a good dozen times on one comment because it wouldn't stop messing up =\ MisterPepe talk 19:02, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I just wanted to mention that I am putting this into my IT update email. I'll let you guys know what I find out! --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 21:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I've been noticing this too. Thanks for checking it out Emily. -- Gem (gem / talk) 05:41, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
From what I understand, this seems to have been resolved. If I'm mistaken, please let me know! If I don't hear otherwise, I'll move this to the resolved archive later this afternoon. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 19:21, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

image/thumbnail problems

Tormented Sword gives "Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/home/httpd/gwwiki/home/gwwiki/en/images/f/fb/Tormented_Sword.jpg': No such file or directory." — Skuld 10:25, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

I just reuploaded the older version, but you still can't access the archive of the 2nd one. -Smurf User Smurf.png 10:28, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Tried to delete that revision of the image and got an internal error: Unexpected value: "oldimage"="". -- Gem (gem / talk) 05:20, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi guys! I'll stick these problems into my Monday morning wiki email to IT. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 17:56, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Logged in as someone else - and in a different language

Today on two different occations I entered the Wiki main page and got to the main page loaded as someone else. The second time as a Spanish user, which lead to menu items being displayed in Spanish. Going to another page fixes the problems and I get the normal "log in" link at the top of the page.--Lensor (talk) 20:13, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Same here, but I was getting French. — User Kyrasantae Fin sig.gif kyrasantae 20:14, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
It's been reported a few times before, see the Currently Known Issues box above. --Dirigible 20:15, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Seems like a new version of the known issue in the little box above o.O - anja talk (contribs) 20:16, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
It just happened to me. I was logged in English, as usual, though was listed as User:Helena. Clicking on the name on the top of the screen brought me to her userpage, and then things suddenly reverted to normal. File:Esig2.jpg Eldin 20:22, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes it is very similar to the issue in the box, but with the addition of the language being changed also. Just thought I would mention it, in case the issue in the box did not include this problem. If it does, happy to hear you are on top of it :). --Lensor (talk) 20:33, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes, unfortunately this is part of the same issue. I don't know the exact details of what's going on, but it has something to do with the caching of the main page. If you notice, this incorrect log-in won't happen when you go to a different page. The team is definitely aware of the issue, and are still taking a look at it. It's a peculiar issue for sure, but don't worry...your accounts aren't affected :)
Thanks for your patience with the issue. I'm going to see if I can figure out a status update on the topic first thing next week. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 00:36, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
It happened to me too, but I don't think it's a problem with this wiki. Because I get this kind of problem on wikipedia too. Lightblade 06:21, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Same here. its happening on the main page every time i go. either using back button or using link to it. very hard when i dont know other languages. devi59 21:46, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
A quick workaround for now to bypass the cache is to add a ? and another character to the url (ex: ). -Smurf 21:53, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Similiar problem here, but I log in as myself, but when I click say My Contributions it links me to Tomoko's--TimOfDoom 16:10, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Schrödinger's login

Apparently, I both exist and not exist. I exist, for I am posting this, and I do not exist, as evidenced by this picture. Anyone else in a state of wiki-metaphysical quandary? MisterPepe talk 22:05, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

I tried to log in with your account (typed a random password first and then tried with a blank password) and only got the 'wrong password' and 'no password' errors, not a 'no such user' error. -- Gem (gem / talk) 22:42, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't gotten it again since that one time. I got off of the work machine, fired up my laptop, and it's working fine in Firefox =\ MisterPepe talk 23:47, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Page layout

Whenever I click on any of my builds on my build page, the page all around it (ie. side nav bar, support bar, search bar, toolbox, etc. get's all small.--§ Eloc § 17:27, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

No differene on my screen. Weird. -- Gem (gem / talk) 17:37, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Nvm, I didn't realise I needed to follow one of the links. I'll investigate, but I suppose it's an unclosed 'small' tag. -- Gem (gem / talk) 17:38, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
See this edit on how to fix it. :P -- Gem (gem / talk) 17:40, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Log-in issues

Hi everyone! I've received word from IT that some changes were made that should have fixed the log-in problem many of you were experiencing. For those that did not encounter the issue, there were reports of wiki users appearing to be logged in as other members on the main page. While this did not affect accounts or any pages beyond the front page, it was still an annoyance.

If you guys could look out for this issue and let me know right away if it's happening again, I'd appreciate it :) Thanks for your patience while we've been trying to figure out the problem! --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 18:53, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Log In Issue

moved to Help:Ask a game question

Quest help

moved to Help:Ask a game question

Images not updating, again

I'm having troubles with images not updating after uploading a new version. Wednesday (June 27) I uploaded a new version of Image:User Anja Astor Mii.jpg. It updated fine on it's own page after about a day, but it still hasn't updated here for me, but shows the old version stretched to the new image's size. I've tried clearing my own cache, but nothing happened. Someone also pointed out that this image on this page shows a similar behavior. - anja talk (contribs) 13:16, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's definitely a wiki problem as I haven't visited that page earlier and it still shows the old version. Non of the tricks that I could think of helped either. -- Gem (gem / talk) 16:53, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
My image has updated now, but not the other one I linked.. - anja talk (contribs) 10:00, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi this still happening, or can I move this to resolved? --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 21:55, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Watched Pages

Not sure if this is a big deal or other people have noticed but the past couple of days some of the pages that I have marked as watched are not being emailed to me saying so and so updated it. I have it set to email me minor changes and everything. I wasn't sure where to put this at but if somebody could help that would be great. --Sktbrd341 20:47, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Is this issue still happening to you Skt? --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 21:55, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I have started getting more of them now but still some of them are not being emailed to me. Its not really that big of a deal because I am usually always on the wiki during the day and I can see all of the edits. But sometimes when I am not on I would at least like to see what pages were edited. --Sktbrd341 22:35, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Why do you even need the e-mails? You could just go to your watchlist and see all pages which have been edited. -- Gem (gem / talk) 13:51, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes I could just go to the Watchlist and see what has been edited but usually when I get on the computer I check my emails and see the changes. There are also times when I can only get on to my email and not onto the wiki to check them. Like I said its not that big of a deal that I am not getting some of the emails. I just noticed this happening and thought I would let somebody know. --Sktbrd341 16:42, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

I really do get the strangest bugs...

First that whole login thing, and now: Image:User MisterPepe What The.jpg MisterPepe talk 22:49, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Good job MisterPepe you broke it. That is such a weird bug. --Sktbrd341 22:50, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I just had the same bug, pressed the save page button and it showed me the same page but it did save my change ~ KurdKurdsig.png 22:52, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I just noticed the dismiss link next to the Election notice so maybe it is some error that you are getting because they are adding those plugin's that were requested --Sktbrd341 22:57, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I hope so. <3 DPL. MisterPepe talk 22:58, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
o.O you're running FF, but you still have teletubby-style WindowsXP Pepe! (Do you also have that green hills as wallpaper?) ;) -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 23:04, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Not exactly: [1] And yes, those are the installers for both the Fury and Tabula Rasa betas. Hell yeah. MisterPepe talk 23:09, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Edit: My machine also dual-boots into Linux (a highly modified version of slackware), and I have a copy of Vista that I uninstalled =\ MisterPepe talk 23:14, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I want the betas! darn it, they haven't replied to my applications yet. I hope I didn't get rejected. -- sig 01:45, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi guys. I'm not sure what could have caused that odd incident, and I haven't seen any other complaints about it. If this happens again, let me know and I'll pass it along to IT. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 17:27, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

I can't get on the site that well anymore

Ok when I started out on an IP address I couldn't get to some of the pages. I registered and could (Green Hills Dye Farming, Guide to Evolving a Dire Pet, etc.) But now every time I get on I get the same main page that I did when I started out. And I can't get to those other pages even by searching. I tried to log in and log out again but it didn't work. Can someone help me?

I'm pretty sure those two pages were deleted, for what it's worth. That might have *something* to do with why you can't get to them. MisterPepe talk 16:59, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Actually no pages by those names ever existed on this wiki. There are however very similarly named ones on GuildWiki, here and here. --Rainith 19:32, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Mysterious edit additions

Take a look at the history of Guide to modifying in-game graphics/Player made modifications. Some of the edits are messed up, saving stuff that was not entered by the editor. I remember gem(?) having run into a similar problem at some other page before, does anyone know the reason for that behavior or if and how the issue was solved? --Xeeron 12:15, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

The issue hasn't been solved, but it is caused by the pre tags. I would suggest removing the pre tags all together. -- Gem (gem / talk) 13:52, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Thx for the input, I'll try that. --Xeeron 14:37, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Weird cache error?

I moved Corrupted Nature (Necromancer) to Corrupted Nature (necromancer) because of the formatting guideline about article names and also moved the associated image. For some reason the old image is still being listed as in use, and the new one as not (and the what links here page says it's not in use). I did a action=purge on the article and it was definitely showing the new image. - BeX iawtc 05:02, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

=\ Does it still do that? I think I deleted the old image while you were writing this... MisterPepe talk 05:03, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
Rainith manually inserted the image, so while "fixing" the problem, didn't really get us to see what caused the bug. I hope it doesnt happen again! - BeX iawtc 05:05, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
I'd guess that it's similar to what happens with categories on the wiki. If you do a null edit (edit, then save without making any changes), it should update. That's why I've been having to run that bot on all the guild cleanup and cfd articles (the categories don't update automatically)
Then again, that's just a wild-assed guess =\ MisterPepe talk 05:07, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
I responded on the image's talk page with what I saw when I 'fixed' it if that sheds any light at all on anything. --Rainith 05:08, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
Well the new image showed when I previewed, but I think it was showing the old image before I purged it. That fixed the article basically (although I loaded it a few times and nothing showed up) because the mouse over was telling me it was using the new image. It was just the image pages that didn't update at all. :S - BeX iawtc 05:13, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

create account error

When i try to log in it says "login error: incorrect or missing confirmation code" and i dont know what to do to fix it. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 03:42, 2 August 2007 (UTC).

Do you mean when you try to create an account or when you actually want to log in with an existing wiki user account? If it is when you try to create an account, there is a little puzzle on the account creation page that you have to solve to be able to register an account on this wiki. -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 01:46, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
I've actually had several reports of issues surrounding CAPTCHA authentication, so I passed it along to IT with an escalated importance. It seems that when you create an account and try to answer the question, that the answer is rejected regardless of whether it's correct or not. So don't're not bad at math, and I have passed it down the right channels :) Thanks for being patient, and I'll be sure to keep you guys updated as I find out details. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 01:57, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
I've just received word that this should be fixed. If anyone continues to experience the issue, please let me know! --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 02:28, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
The CAPTCHA during account creation and when entering external links seems to work fine, thanks. However, for some reason I'm not getting a CAPTCHA when entering wrong passwords in the login page... can the IT guys double-check that $wgCaptchaTriggers['badlogin'] is set to true in ConfirmEdit.php? --Dirigible 02:42, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
That's why my friend couldn't register last night... -_- I'll have him try again and see if it works now. - anja talk 08:03, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Is that issue still happening, Dirigible? If so, I'll pass it along. I know they made some changes last night, and you posted shortly after I did. Just let me know! --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 18:21, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Aye, the issue is still there; logging out and mashing wrong passwords in Special:Userlogin doesn't throw a CAPTCHA at me.
  • Did the extension get upgraded, in addition to the configuration being changed or nay? I imagine this is a yes, but you never know. :)
  • In extensions/ConfirmEdit/ConfirmEdit.php, is $wgCaptchaTriggers['badlogin'] set to true? Since this is the default value, I again assume the answer is yes.
  • Just asked in #mediawiki what else could be wrong, and Brion Vibber (one of the main MW devs and also maintainer of this extension), said that the ['badlogin'] trigger only works if memcached or some other low level data cache is set up. If this is the case,
    • Per Brion's suggestion, "maybe try changing $wgMemc to $messageMemc in there", with "there" being ConfirmEdit.php.
    • Another possibility would be simply getting our wiki connected with memcached, if it's running on the server somewhere? Instructions for that can be found here.
It may be something else entirely, but I have no idea what that something could be. Once again, thanks for the help, Emily & IT guys. Cheers, --Dirigible 14:53, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

i've created an account everyday for about a week. Can we please fix this? kinda getting tired of having to create a million accounts.---Ava Madison

I've passed this issue on to IT again, and will keep you guys updated on what they say. I apologize for an inconvenience that this may have caused. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 17:57, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Ava, could you provide some more details about what is causing you to have to create multiple accounts? I've passed this issue along and have been asked to gather more information so we can figure out what's going on. --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 01:06, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Hyperlink Error

Under the "Chick" skin, while inside of My Preferences, you cannot select, Skin hyperlink, or others.

Thanks! I'll pass this along :) --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 16:53, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I was trying to replicate the issue beforehand, and I seem to be able to select all available options from the Preferences window while using this skin. Can you be more specific about what you're unable to do? --UserEmilyDiehlStar.gif Emily Diehl (talk) 16:56, 23 August 2007 (UTC)


Can someone please fix the problem that everyone who likes rangers now says it's in there members of the avengers of fury. i changed it all by accident The Mattster 17:49, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

I just copied an older version and put it in the place of yours, I don't know if that's the proper way to fix it but it gets the work done.Alovich 17:54, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks soooooo much! The Mattster 17:52, 24 August 2007 (UTC)


Ok, if I type the thing needed to link pages to other pages, it turns out like this ^^test page link¸¸. Question marks are É, and so on. The symbols ain`t working on keyboads =S.--|||| '---- That was my attempt at signing my comment. Btw, this is Eloc. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Eloc Jcg .

Have you spilled something in your keyboard? - BeX iawtc 06:07, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
That or the keyboard language has changed. - BeX iawtc 06:08, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
No, I haven`t spilt anything on my keyboard. And it works normally in GW, but not here...
It`s a wiki bug. I can type anywhere else and it`s fine.
And it`s only this wiki. It works fine everywhere else on other wikis. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Eloc Jcg .
Have you tried restarting your browser? If you're using Firefox, I have a friend whose mouse wheel makes spades, but only in Firefox and he has no idea why. Might be something like that. - BeX iawtc 06:25, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
No, I use IE...dam, now it`s affecting GW...:(--§ Eloc § 06:30, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
If its affecting any other program or website that it definitely isn't a wiki bug. --Rainith 21:02, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, it should be fixed now. Might as well archive this.--§ Eloc § 23:10, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Skill Attribute Tables Wrap Unnecessarily

Ethereal Light Screwed.png

The table that shows the effectiveness of skills at different attribute levels is sometimes screwed up for me. For example Ethereal_Light looks like the image below. This happens intermittently. Could it be a Firefox bug? (v2.0.0.6) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Combatter .

Please try CTRL+F5 poke | talk 17:25, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
If it happens again I will Combatter 10:45, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Deletion templates

Yes Resolved--§ Eloc § 07:06, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

User:Eloc Jcg/Sandbox3, I added one {{delete||speedy}} and somehow it came out with 3.--§ Eloc § 16:08, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

You are includng your own sandbox twice, which also includes a deletion template. So, one template that you placed, and two from including sandbox2. No bug :) - anja talk 16:28, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh, oops :$--§ Eloc § 22:18, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

User:Teo page stretching

Image:Wiki bug User Teo 1.jpgImage:Wiki bug User Teo 2.jpgImage:Wiki bug User Teo 3.jpg

His page seems to stretch quite a bit. I have no clue why and he says it looks fine to him.--§ Eloc § 23:09, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's just a problem that happens in IE. - BeX iawtc 08:04, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
That's not a wiki bug.. That's a coding bug! I will fix that.. poke | talk 15:20, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
done. poke | talk 15:42, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, leave it to poke to save the day.--§ Eloc § 22:07, 3 November 2007 (UTC)