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Oink!

So, I don't know if anyone else remembers this or not, but Oink was a "quest" of sorts during the Prophecies betas. It wasn't a named quest (kinda like the rounding up the hogs thing now in pre-searing), but if you killed a hydra blocking the way (I think they were called hydra, although in the betas they were stationary plant monsters with one giant eyeball, not multi-headed evil fiery lizard-things of uber-DOOM), Oink was there if you kept going a bit after the hydra-plant. He would then start following you, and if you reached the city and talked to some kid there (can't remember if his name was Cheswick back then as well), he'd thank you for finding his pig and give you 1,000 EXP.

Soooooooo... my question is if this is worth noting somewhere on Oink's page, possibly under Trivia. Something like "In the Prophecies betas, Oink was part of a nameless quest with a 1,000 EXP reward" or something maybe. If not, then just ignore this old-timer's rambling.  :op --Dragon nataku 04:59, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I think (but others might disagree) that documenting the history of guild wars is just as honorable a goal as documenting the present. More information would be needed though, imho. WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 06:44, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I figured as much, but unfortunately I don't have any screenshots from back then. ^>__o^;; I only remember cause it made my ex mad (he introduced me to GWs in Jan 2005) cause he didn't think to explore around so he didn't get the EXP.  :op --Dragon nataku 13:37, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

section ordering

Does the See also section go before or after the Notes/Trivia section? Tedium 02:57, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Generally it goes after; Notes, then Trivia, and See Also in the last spot. --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 04:46, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

About WIki Maps?

When Im lookin at specific locations for skills and items, the maps dont load. IS there something i can do to change the settings to whatever to get them to work? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:209.33.14.43 (talk).

Could you provide specific examples? Are you sure the pages have maps? -- Gordon Ecker 03:03, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

login issue

When I login and then navigate to different page I am logged out and taken back to IP#. Looks like I'm logged in as long as I stay on the login page but will not maintain login credentials. It happens everytime I login. Tried to login to post this question. Does this have something to do with how I'm connecting to the internet? --69.19.14.22 23:49, 3 October 2008 (UTC) Maia

Sounds like a cookies issue to me. AFAIK the wiki uses cookies to maintain your logged in state. You need to make sure the wiki's cookies aren't being blocked by anything (mostly likely your browser).- TheRave User TheRave sig.jpg (talk) 23:50, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for response - Should have told you I had checked cookies and turned off firewall also have internet security setting at medium so not sure what else would block cookies. Also went in privacy/sites and specifically allowed cookies for http://wiki.guildwars.com. I've only had this computer a few weeks and have not worked on this operating system before. Using IE 7 also computer came with Norton which may have some setting I need to change. Maia
Currently typing this in IE7 w/norton and firewall on. You loggining into www.wiki.guildwars.com or the regular wiki.guildwars.com? The cookies can't see each other so that could be the issue. Dominator Matrix 01:12, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok just put guildwars.com domain seemed to work for about 2 pages then bumped me out again. Maia
You have automatic tracking cookie removal selected in Norton? It could be removing the cookies every so often. Do you have any anti-malware software that forces cookies to not be saved? What firewall do you have? Dominator Matrix 01:28, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Also do you have "Remember login information" Selected? Dominator Matrix 01:33, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Tried clearing your browser cache?
Tools... > General Options > General > Delete Files...
If you visit a page while not logged and revisit it later, your browser could show you the cached version of the page.
(Well, I don't have Norton and I don't use IE7, so I can't really help you here, sorry). --NIN37 01:50, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for all the ideas - great community response. Issue seems to have spontaneously resolved for moment. Maia

user profile pages

ok so a bud of mine inagme said it was ok for me to use his user page layout. BUT, i stumbled across a problem and i can't get the nav bars to direct to something else without completely disappearing. to find out what i am talking about just go to my page and click on one of the icons at the top. all of them redirect to his page and i can't find out how to change it. any and all help is much appreciated. tyvm.

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/User:Uchiha_Lena <--my page

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/User:NoXiFy <--his page

edit: see how it says his character's names? well, i can't get that to go away and change them to MY character's name and create a blank page. everytime i change the "NoXiFy/navbar" line to "Uchiha_Lena/navbar" it just goes away and the page turns to crap. :( --Uchiha Lena 17:27, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

You needed to copy over the code for the nav bar as a separate page. I have done that here. Now you need to go in and edit that for your own character pages. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 17:31, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
oh... wow.... tyvm O_O i r love you now xD anyways, quick question... what exactly did you do to create this page? and how can i create more tabs for addind more characters (if needed in the future)? --Uchiha Lena 17:35, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
well now when i go to edit my individual character pages it comes out as a link. i copied and pasted my buds character page and changed all the respecting info to my own (such as character names, accomplishments, gender, profession, ect) yet it still doesn't work. hmm... --Uchiha Lena 18:18, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

adding a new page

I notice that a page in the "Salvage items" section is "missing" (or has never been created) for the "Amphibian Armor" gear. I'm loathe to just "change" an existing page (bad, bad form, that) but am unsure how to create a page with the appropriate linkages. {Last found in Magus Stones, AR 37, expert salvage into 10 Chitin fragments.}Undouble 19:27, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Word Document

moved from HELP:GAME#Word Document

How do i put a microsoft word document on a GW2 suggestion page?--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:24.34.250.166 (talk).

Short: can't. Long: you would need to upload it somewhere else and post a link, but using external aplications for making suggestions just makes them harder to be reached and commented. If your suggestion is too long for the Anet namespace, you could try creating it on your own userspace (you would need to register first, though).--Fighterdoken 22:08, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Copy the content of the word document then paste the content into a new suggestion page on the wiki. If you need more help on how to copy and/or past, please ask.- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 22:09, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Ok I need help with my Sig picture please

I had asked before and thought I had the solution but apparetly not.. I had my picture up right size and everything but I guess it was removed for mis naming thats fine.. Now how in the world do I get it back on? Ive tried several times again and not sure exactly what its suppose to look like (namewise) as its still not up again.. am I allowed to use the same pic that was denied or do I have to get a new one?

I guess just tell me what to click on when im on the picture adding page thanks in advance guys --O Frost O File:User-O Frost O Sig.GIF 20:19, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Um, just click on the dead link in your signature and re-upload. Based on the reason for why your last one was deleted, it should be fine to re-upload to the same name. --JonTheMon 20:24, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
According to the deletion reason, it was redundant to Image:User O Frost O Sig.GIF. poke | talk 20:37, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Wooo It finally works! Thanks Guys :D --O Frost O User O Frost O Sig.GIF 14:42, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

1 more question why do some of my signatures show a non working sig and others not? lol is there any way to change the old one? if that I guess I can live with that :) --O Frost O User O Frost O Sig.GIF 14:44, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Flash video

Can we, and are we permitted to, embed small flash videos in guild/user pages, eg a guild youtube video, or would we only be able to provide a link to one? Faldir 18:17, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Short answer: No. You can still use plain links, though.--Fighterdoken 18:33, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for clearing that up - sorry for putting question in the wrong place :s Faldir 18:50, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Prices

how do u get the prices of stuff up??

Short answer you don't. Only merchant value of things are kept on the wiki. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 17:00, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Game economy prices are too dynamic and too tempting of a target for vandalism to be documented effectively on the wiki. calor (talk) 19:19, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

redirects for 2+ word skill names/skill names with punctuation

Hi everyone, I checked through the policies and guidelines sections and didn't see anything, so I thought I'd post this question here. If I've missed the answer to this, I apologize! Anyway, I was wondering what the wiki community's stance is on creating redirects for skills with more than 2 words in the skill name. Since skills get named exactly as they appear in-game, including capitalization and punctuation, searches are thrown off a bit. Some skill pages have redirects; for example, if you enter the search "go for the eyes" you are redirected to "Go for the Eyes!". However, if you search for "a touch of guile", you see a search results page with A Touch of Guile as the top result. It seems to me that this should be consistent, and I wonder which is correct. Should I be adding a redirect for "a touch of guile", or removing the redirect for "go for the eyes"? Thanks! --Belker 02:35, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I believe the former is the precedent; creating the redirect is something that probably should have been done a while ago. We don't need redirects for every possible misspelling of the skill name, but something as simple as forgetting the quotation marks on the shouts is worth the redirect (as is the capitalization, I suppose). --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 06:12, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Someone said somewhere that a redirect uses less bandwidth than the search for the same title. So yes, create as many redirects as you like. poke | talk 12:27, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good, thanks for the response! I also just noticed that apparently there's already a set of categories for these redirects, namely {{capitilization}} and {{omitted punctuation}}. I'll start creating them as I find them. --Belker 19:39, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, with pages where all words begin with capital letters (i.e. Dwarven Battle Stance) no redirect is needed, but if there is a word in it that starts with a lowercase letter (i.e. Peace and Harmony, Contemplation of Purity, Blood is Power) then that's actually what breaks it. Then, obviously, shouts need up to 2 redirects - one for omitting quotes and, in some cases, one for omitting all punctuation (that is, go for the eyes! and go for the eyes would redirect to "Go for the Eyes!") --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 03:25, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

GWW Table classes

I made a collapsible table for my userboxes (check it out here: User:Boenan) using:

{| class="collapsible" <insert some userboxes> |}

which looks awesome.. but i would like for my userbox section to appear collapsed upon my page loading. is there an default collapsed table class?

Boe 08:49, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Use class="expandable" instead of collapsible.- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 09:26, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Guild Page

At the top of my guild page why does it say "This Guild article does not meet the content requirements of our guild page policy. This example guild page can help you to see what information guild pages should include.

If the article is modified to meet our standards before this time then please remove this template. If the article is not improved by Monday, 27 Oct 2008 then it will be automatically marked for deletion. "--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:ShadowAkasha (talk).

It means what it says. You have to actually put a question in there if we are to be able to help you. Backsword 06:53, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
To elaborate, it basically means you don't have enough content in there yet to qualify it as a full guild page. Take a look at Guild Wars Wiki:Guild pages and Guild Wars Wiki:Formatting/Guilds for more information. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 17:12, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

why would someone delete a page

why would someone delete a page

kult--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Kult (talk).

Many reasons. Do you have a particular page in mind? Backsword 06:56, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps Guild Wars Wiki:Deletion policy may be of help. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 17:10, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

To throw some code around...

Is it possible to get an image to show up in the middle of an article/paragraph, newspaper style, and have the words wrap around it?- VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 23:42, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm, not that I am aware of... --Shadowphoenix Happy Halloween 01:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
It is, however it's not easy and probably not a good thing to do on a wiki.. poke | talk 06:48, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
I think he's simply asking about "Float", we do that all the time. Backsword 10:23, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
I dunno. I can do the "to-the-side" thumbnail but I already have a couple of those, I want to get fancy.- VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 16:13, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Too bad there is no float: center, Backsword. To center an image and have the text float around it, you have to play with multiple positioned layers. If you really want, I can make an example. poke | talk 20:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
If it's not too much trouble.- VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 20:54, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

name question

if i want to make other pages that link to my user page for something like my charcters what is the apropriete title would User:Gcenac <Character name,ect> work? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Gcenac (talk).

You use /'s to make new pages, for Example: User:Vanguard/Nikki. - VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 21:05, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
You'll find Help:Editing, Help:Signatures, this user page guide, and Category:Users providing user page layouts to be helpful. -- ab.er.rant User Ab.er.rant Sig.png 01:15, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Pictures and Signature

hi how do i post pictures can i jsut do it from photobucket? and how do i change my signature? XXx dark inuyasha xXx 09:51, 16 October 2008 (UTC) aka satansgurl666 is what i want it 2 say

oops sry im new read above pleaseXXx dark inuyasha xXx 09:51, 16 October 2008 (UTC) some1 answer please i need help ^_^;XXx dark inuyasha xXx 09:57, 16 October 2008 (UTC) aka satansgurl666


moved from Talk:Main Page#Post Pictures

how do i post pictures? and how to i make my signature work right?XXx dark inuyasha xXx 09:48, 16 October 2008 (UTC)aka satansgurl666


moved from Guild Wars Wiki talk:Admin noticeboard#Pictures and Signature

hi im trying to post a picture does photobucket work? and how do i change my signture so it goes xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 and with colors?

sry if this is wrong place to post this place is confuzing lol ^_^ XXx dark inuyasha xXx 10:00, 16 October 2008 (UTC) aka satansgurl666

o i guess i posted in teh wrong place ty for help ^_^ my signature isnt working anymore help please xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:15, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

some1 help please >.< xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:16, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
-.- y move it here if nobody answers geez xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:17, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) To use/post pictures you need to upload them. Have a look at GWW:IMAGE for information on how to use and name your pictures. For example any pictures for your userspace must be named "Image:User yourname imagedescription.jpg" (e.g. File:User XXx dark inuyasha xXx my picture.jpg). Its best to create the link first then click on the red text and upload the picture.
As for signatures you need to change the information in your preferences. Its best to check the "raw signatures box", but if you do you must remember to add the links manually to your sig. (my sig for example is: - <small>[[User:TheRave|'''TheRave''']] [[Image:User_TheRave_sig.png]] (''[[User_talk:TheRave|talk]]'')</small>)
You may also want to wait a couple of hours for people to see your question. Not everyone is online all the time.- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 10:21, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
o ty for help ^_^ ill try that now xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:23, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
its stil not working did i do smething wrong? also how do i do colors? xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:26, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
kewl i think i get it now ty rave!xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:27, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
its stil not taking me to my page how do i make it do taht? oops forgot a space xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:30, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
n how do i do colors? xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666 10:31, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Firstly, you need to add links to your signature. Here is an example you can use:
<small>[[User:xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx|<span style="color:red">xXx dark inuyasha xXx</span>]] aka satansgurl666</small>
This will come out as:
xXx_dark_inuyasha_xXx aka satansgurl666
Hope this helps.
Again, please at least give some time to reply to help you.- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 10:33, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Also chek the raw signature box ~ KurdUser Kurd sig.png 12:52, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

(Irrelevant discussion):

moved to User talk:TheRave#Irrelevant Disucssion Help Page

Creating a new article...

I was planning on creating an article for the Drok's Run vanquish, and I was wondering if there is a specific template that I should follow. I'm focusing more on letting people know where the best place to start is, what the vanquish involves, how long it will take, etc... I've looked at some of the templates already, but none of them seem to fit. Thanks :) --User Tero Gein sig.jpgtero 19:49, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

It seems to me that this type of information would fit best into the Notes section of an existing page, or existing pages. You might try adding your tips to the Notes section on Lornar's Pass, Dreadnought's Drift, Talus Chute and Snake Dance individually, or Southern Shiverpeaks, Running, or Vanquish for more generic tips. --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 20:42, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. :) --User Tero Gein sig.jpgtero 21:17, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Change (UTC) time stamp on wiki in Pasific Time Stamp?

This would mean every visitor would be able to check what time event's start and all..More traffic! --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 20:57, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

don't we normally have to times anyway on even tables?. Plus you can change your own clock somehow...i'll ask poke on IRC if you give me a min =p. ~PheNaxKian User PheNaxKian sig.jpg Talk 21:04, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
I know about both options (IT-Manager). My question was to make the time stamp P to lure more players to the wiki and resolve navigation to search for conversion tables. Not everyone resides in GMT or UTC zones. --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 21:07, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Please see one of the many discussions why we won't display a PDT time. For example this. poke | talk 21:10, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
I did, and I see a half finished discussion without an end result with stuff that is even off topic, incoherent and aimed at an American community only.--Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 21:18, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
what's to get. They display times of th events in both PDT and UTC. The clock at the top is in UTC. You can work out how long until the next event, there's no need for a PDT timer (and UTC is the same as GMT time rather than American...(and will be the same as UK time in ~1 week)) ~PheNaxKian User PheNaxKian sig.jpg Talk 21:22, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
PDT, UTC, GMT, PST while every event is listed in PDT time. A PDT time on wiki would be the direct calculation possibility to local time. Makes things a lot easier and amore accesable for all timezones. --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 21:29, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Event times are listed in UTC. UTC is the standard and it is much easier to calculate UTC -> YourTimezone then PDT/PST (we would have to change to PDT in summer only, all other events are in PST) -> UTC -> YourTimezone poke | talk 21:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

{ri} Imho that is a one sided point of view from someone experianced with time calculations. I was under the impression wiki's where meant for all levels of experianced users? --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 21:42, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

What? How is is easier from PDT/PST especially with the requirement that we have to change the time twice a year and the times from events in summer and winter aren't comparable? Please think what you say first, we had all that discussion already. It just doesn't make sense to use one american time which is affected by DST when we have a world standard that allows easy recalculation by just adding or substracting numbers that are shown on Wikipedia for example. poke | talk 21:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
A person would see the current PDT & the start of the event PDT. "That many hours till the event" = "that many hours from now local time". Easier for all.--Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 21:51, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Where is the difference to seeing a UTC clock and the UTC times on the event pages? Sorry that doesn't make sense to me. poke | talk 21:53, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Maybe my wiki is broken? Weekend events are in UTC? --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 21:56, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
This was debated fairly extensively in the past when the clock was first implemented, and it was decided that even though ArenaNet posts events in PST/PDT, the wiki would stay with UTC since we are catering to a global community. Thus the clock defaults to UTC, and any user who would like to change it has that opportunity for themselves. All Event pages should have schedules posted in PST as per ArenaNet's announcements, but also have it translated to UTC. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:31, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Rather confusing to a Global community and inconsistent with guild wars time as mentioned in the logon screen. To many different time stamps/zones mentioned is inconsistent & confusing imho. A possibility for the debate to be re-opened where peope stay on topic and try to keep in perspective that not the personal xp counts but a wide range of xp internet users? --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 22:37, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Most weekend events don't have their own page, and I agree it would not hurt to add the UTC (GMT=UTC) times are in the event description on the Weekend events page, however, all major events (I'm assuming Halloween is what is bringing this conversation back since it seems to always come up for the major events) that have their own pages do have both PST and UTC listed.--Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:39, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
As far as i'm aware the wiki only ever gives 2 times for events. The time ANet gives on the official site, and UTC. That's hardly confusing.... ~PheNaxKian User PheNaxKian sig.jpg Talk 22:41, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
"inconsistent with guild wars time as mentioned in the logon screen" - the login screen messages change depending on the language you use, including the used timezones. So much for inconsistency. poke | talk 22:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

(Reset indent) I'll keep my opinion, you'll keep yours. Fine by me. --Silverleaf User Silverleaf sig.pngDon't assume, ask! 22:46, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi. IMHO, adding more non-vital info can make stuff more confusing rather than clarifying it.
Right, not everyone find it easy to calculate timezones (some people can't even deal with a 24-hour clock over a 2x 12-hour), but adding one extra timezone could lead to some sort of "if we are going to add one extra time zone, why not add them all?" kind of discussion. So articles could look unnecessarily cluttered with so much useless info.
Just my two cents. I'm alright with the way GWW is right now.
Also, since I don't live in the USA nor in Europe and English isn't my native language, GMT-7, GMT-8, GMT+0 and so one make so much more sense for me than PDT, PTS and UTC. :P --NIN37 14:58, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

my page

im trying to make my user page good but im really confused how to ive read the other things and its just making me even more confused

--Nick123 15:57, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Contact one of the userpage helpers on their talk page and they should be able to help you.- TheRave User TheRave sig.png (talk) 17:31, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
What kind of page did you have in mind? I'm a Helper, I may be able to give you the information you want. --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 21:14, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

deletion

why each time i add soemthign and they are true its deleated go to pongmei valley and review the undo made today i just tamed a eleder tiger from there i want this fixed--70.247.167.229 19:13, 19 October 2008 (UTC)randy

The reason for the revert was probably because the claim is unverified. To put it simply, to change a claim that has been on the page for a long time to the complete opposite, you need proof. If you were to, for example, take a picture of the process you mentioned and then post it on the talk page for Pongmei Valley, your fellow editors might be more inclined to believe that it is possible. Also, registering for an account as it appears you have tends to help. When editors can contact you easily, they are less likely to just revert and ignore your claims. By the way, you might want to take a look at GWW:1RV, one of the rules of this Wiki. I realize you probably didn't know, but if you make a revert and it gets reverted itself, you cannot re-revert it without a thorough discussion on the talk page. It's against the rules. Thanks. :) --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 21:14, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
If you actually look at the page and it's history, it's a rather strange situation; funnily enough, the majority of the reversions there were 70.247 reverting other users, who were not actually removing the note, but fixing the horrible spelling. The note is actually right there on the article; nobody's removed it. The spelling and grammar have been fixed, instead.
It was disputed for a while, for about three hours it seems, actually. And that dispute ended three hours before you posted here, 70.247. I don't see what it is you're complaining about; the note you wanted is in the article. Unless you really wanted it to keep the original spelling errors for some reason? >.<
And yes, like Vorith has pointed out, we have a policy against the "edit wars" you got involved with on the page. Might I suggest reading other user's edits before you undo them, rather then assuming they're removing your content... --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 21:22, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, and he might also want to read GWW:NPA. (see here) --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 21:29, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

i posted this before i found out who did this so--99.49.23.20 02:04, 20 October 2008 (UTC)randy

Login Information

My computer was destroyed in a flood about 4 months ago and I am now back and wanting to get on my wiki account. The user name is Knightly Bird, but no passwords that I know work and I can't get an e-mail password because I guess I never set one (email)... How can I find out my information, maybe if I prove I am me through IP addresses as I should still have the same IP? --208.126.21.113 02:02, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

You're out of luck, as far as I know, unless you keep guessing your password until you get it right. IP's can be dynamic and we don't have CheckUser or some other IP-verification software installed on the wiki, so any sort of IP cross-checking is out of the question. Sorry. calor (talk) 02:42, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, unfortunately, e-mail is the only form of password reset we have here. I think the best you can do is to register as something different, then redirect your old user and talk pages to your new ones. --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 18:02, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

How far...

How far can one push their talk pages and such in kilobyte size. The warning says people have problems at 32kb but I personally, on a six year old computer, begin loading slow at over 200kb. Is there a RULE we HAVE to archive at 32kb or can we stretch it a little?-- User Vanguard VanguardLogo.pnganguard 22:58, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

GWW:USER could be invoked, since excess of content could count as "formatting that makes it difficult for other users to leave you messages", but there is not a specific rule about it. Either way, i have seen problems starting when the text-only content of pages goes over 150kb, but there is not a set limit for saying "after this, it wont work".
To answer the question (since i didn't XD) we usually stretch it anyways. As long as people can still use your talk page, there is no problem.--Fighterdoken 23:04, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) The 32kb notice is just the default notice that comes up on pages which exceed that size. Some use that as a general guideline, but our userpage policy isn't specific - "archive older comments as your talk page gets longer". So there isn't a specific rule on it, but there's some degree of common sense and interpretation involved to decide how long "long" is. --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ talk 23:09, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Okay, because my blog is over 42kb but I think it's too early to start archiving :( -- User Vanguard VanguardLogo.pnganguard 23:11, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
I would say it's up to your discretion, though when your talk page gets too big, people will start harassing you to archive..... --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 23:16, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
By the way, your blog is not a talk page, so as long as you can still edit it should be fine.--Fighterdoken 23:18, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
That's what I figured but I didn't want to make assumptions.-- User Vanguard VanguardLogo.pnganguard 23:19, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
When people start telling you how big your page is in bold letters, and say "archive much?", then you should archive. Most people won't archive at all until it hits that point. ;D --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 12:53, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Missing Pages having links to non-existent account names

There are a handful of titles on the Missing Pages page that, when you follow what links to them, you will find are actually user names of former users (or people that attempted to claim being user without actually having an account). Either way, it would clean up the missing pages if I (or anyone, for that matter) could adjust the link to say "User:name" rather than just "name". Some of the names that this occurs for include Yozuk, Joe mama xzy, and Freelance Acolyte. Would it be okay to make that change even though it means editing a discussion page? Mohnzh say what? 20:01, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

In those particular cases (users linking to names that aren't even registered accounts), I'd say it would be better to simply de-link them. Editing the discussion pages isn't a big deal, I don't think, since you're not actually changing their comments, only fixing coding issues. --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 20:38, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
A lot of that comes from the Guild namespace where people try to create links for guild members who aren't registered, or don't use character names when they do. I agree that those links should simply be removed, and I do when I find them. Is there a Missing pages project? Looking at that list, maybe we should create one. Would fit in well with User:Erasculio/Wiki Projects --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 03:25, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Special:Wantedpages (link on main page, under Wiki Community). --NIN37 05:13, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
I know that, but there is no actual project... I might have to start one... hmmmm --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 05:49, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
I've fixed a lot of the bad user name links (frequently just left out the "User:" part in their sig), but now I have another suggestion. A lot of the links in the missing pages list are guilds. Can someone recode that page to exclude the Guild and Image namespaces? User namespace is excluded, why not these? The red guild links usually come from alliance nav-boxes that have guilds that never had a page, or had pages that have since been deleted. And in regards to images, we already have a place for missing images. Mohnzh say what? 22:05, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
No, as far as I know it is hard coded into the software to pick up all broken links. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 23:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
"The red guild links usually come from alliance nav-boxes that have guilds that never had a page, or had pages that have since been deleted." - no, especially the alliance navigation uses code to actually do not that ;) poke | talk 07:54, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Ah, poke. You are correct. Has it always been this way? I am almost positive I had seen red links in the alliance nav-boxes before... Either way, it's a shame it is hard-coded that way. It is weird that it would exclude the user_space, but not the guild_space. Mohnzh say what? 17:07, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
No, we used to have a problem there, but changed the template code to fix it. This is also why the guild policy requires using the default template. Backsword 06:30, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

UTC clock not really UTC'ing?

Is the clock based on a server-side setting, or is related to the pc settings? At the time of this message, it shows 07:52 UTC, but the oficial hour site on my country shows that we are actually on 06:52 UTC...
(added) And yes, as the signature shows, the time on the server appears to be right, and my offset is on 0...

Ok, let me rephrase that because not even i understand what i am asking: Has anyone any clue as to why the clock is showing for me the UTC time as one hour ahead of the server time? The offset on my settings is at zero, but the clock still shows, by example, 08:57 UTC even though this message was last edited at 07:57 (UTC) --Fighterdoken 06:56, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Hm. The clock uses your computer time and calculates the UTC time from it. Could it be that you just changed your clock instead of removing DST (or maybe you have the wrong timezone selected)? poke | talk 08:19, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
I believe you have to redo your preference settings whenever the time changes for Daylight savings. The wiki doesn't automatically update even though your computer does. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 09:09, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, confirmed then that the problem was the daylight saving time setting on my pc. Funny thing is that with win98 the time worked fine with manual adjusts, but winxp forces to activate the DST in order to keep the sync.--Fighterdoken 00:15, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Signature

How come every time I insert my signature now, the "talk" part of it, does not link? I have set it to [[User_talk:Lacky|Talk]]. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 00:20, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Have you checked the Raw Signatures box? calor (talk) 00:21, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes. I just noticed that sometimes it seems to link, and other times, it doesn't. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 00:23, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
EDIT: This is my current signature: ''' [[User:Lacky|<font color="Black">-- §</font><font color="Red">Lacky</font><font color="Black">§</font>]] ''' [[Image:User_Lacky_sig.png|My Contributions]] <small>''[[User_talk:Lacky|Talk]]''</small>. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 00:24, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
It won't link to your talk page (or userpage) if your currently on that page. Dominator Matrix 00:25, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) On your own talk page, it does not link, because MediaWiki automatically checks if the link is the current page and makes it bold then instead (as there is no reason to link to the page you are currently on). For example [[Help:Ask a wiki question]] gives Help:Ask a wiki question here. poke | talk 00:26, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh my! I am so silly. I completely forgot about that. OK, it's all good then. Thank you everyone for your kind help. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 00:36, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
by the way, you could remove the font color="black", as black is standard anyway ;) that would make your sig shorter. - Y0_ich_halt User Y0 ich halt sig.png 12:37, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
I thought the default for links was blue/purple. Or actually, doesn't it depend on your browser settings.- TheRave talk (talk) 12:42, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
links, yes, but he could as well move the --§ outside the link...
-- §Lacky§ and
-- §Lacky§ - Y0_ich_halt User Y0 ich halt sig.png 12:50, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Maybe they want a blacker shade of black? StatMan 22:59, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Missing picture

No idea if this is the right location to ask, but I'm missing a picture... Elemental Lord (Kurzick).jpg used to have a nice skill icon, but it's rather empty right now... When I go and see the history of it (and I'm reading it correctly), there should be something, sized 64x64... Did it go missing during the update? (I checked this page too, and it's the only icon missing) --Lady Rhonwyn 12:01, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

We are currently not able to fix that, due to server side problems, but I'll do it, as soon as it is possible. poke | talk 13:18, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
what's the problem? the skill icon is there o.O - Y0_ich_halt User Y0 ich halt sig.png 16:52, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
ah, you meant the image display on the image page. click the link to see the image. - Y0_ich_halt User Y0 ich halt sig.png 16:52, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Nope, it's fixed :p I know how to see the image... But it just wasn't there. Thanks! --Lady Rhonwyn 18:44, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
ah, the link here didn't work! :D i thought it was a coloned link (like Image:Elemental_Lord_(Kurzick).jpg) ^^ - Y0_ich_halt User Y0 ich halt sig.png 19:01, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Table of Contents

I was wondering which code one would use to make a ToC appear on the right side of the screen instead of the left. azaleachat 21:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Use the code {{TOCright}} to have it right aligned :) --Kakarot Talk 22:02, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you :) azaleachat 22:03, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Should you want to tweak it even more, you can place your ToC in a <div> by using <div>{{TOC}}</div>, and do whatever you like with the resulting division. WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 22:10, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Userpage & userboxes

Hi, my userboxes in my userpage are acting somehow strangely. They look fine when i've my browser bookmarks on (lol) but get all messed up when i turn bookmarks off (lol again). Id be glad if someone checked my userpage and let me know whats the problem with userboxes. Limu Tolkki (Limu Tolkki - talk) 18:58, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

It happens because of the different heights of the userbox; that causes the float to float somewhere else than at the very left of the line. One solution would be to put them in a table. poke | talk 19:12, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Fixed. :) --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 20:49, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks, made a box for them. Id seriously study some more wiki code to understand how this actually works ehh.. Limu Tolkki (Limu Tolkki - talk) 21:30, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Signitures

How do i edit my signiture? By signiture i mean this: --Fox Cub User_talk:Fox Cub 18:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Check out GWW:SIGN it will give you all the information you need. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 11:59, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
k thx but i keeps coming out like this: --Fox Cub User_talk:Fox Cub 18:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Did you check the box that says "Raw signatures (without automatic link)" in your preferences? It should be right under the nickname field. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 17:08, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
should it be ticked or unticked? - mine isnt ticked --Fox Cub User_talk:Fox Cub 18:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Checked. Like he said.-- User Vanguard VanguardLogo.pnganguard 17:11, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
did it work? --Fox Cub User_talk:Fox Cub 18:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
yay! thx for your help :) --Fox Cub User_talk:Fox Cub 18:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

wrong guild picture?

I have recently changed myguild picture, and when when i put it on, it shows the correct pic on the guild page, but not on the page that appears after it when u click on the picture. (im not sure to state my guild or not, but its the Elite Military of balthazar) is there anyway to delete that certain picture? (its the pic with the blue cape) plse help asap --S tyong 06:25, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

The wiki is currently suffering from problems with images. I suggest waiting some time (24-hour-ish), it should update eventually. WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 06:33, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Also, try clearing your browser cache. I see the same image on both your guild page, and the image file page. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 06:41, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
On most browsers, hitting CTRL+F5 should force a reload of the content of the page (ignoring what has been chached). --NIN37 10:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
The problem with just doing the ctrl+f5 is that if the old image is still in your browser cache, the next time you visit it goes back to the cached version. But this is truly a server image cache problem, it's widespread in this version of media wiki when updating images. Has been a problem for months. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 11:05, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Depending on the browser, Wyn, Ctrl+F5 clears the cache, though. That's the whole point of a forced reload. --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 12:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
I dont think thats the image i want. I uploaded a red cape with a dragon, to change the blue one with swords. How do you change it without having any problems?--S tyong 03:46, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Is that the one you want now? You changed the pictures too much and it upset the image cache and locked in the blue one. I think I have it fixed now. If not, tag it with {{delete}} and I will delete it completely and you can upload a new one tomorrow. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 03:58, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Or click on the revert link next to the image you want to keep.
Checking File history, it seems you've uploaded a newer (red) version but reverted back to original (blue) one right after. --NIN37 04:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! it's perfect now! ^^--S tyong 09:01, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

A simple question (please answer)

moved from Talk:Main page

My guild is not appearing on the "Guild List." Can you tell me why it is not there? DO I NEED a hall to have it there? And how can I put my Guild on the List?


Aiomon Talyar --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Aiomon (talk).

Which guild list? -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:04, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Based on your other edits, you seem to be trying to add your guild to Category:PvE guilds. Guild pages are not automatically generated, they need to be manually created, and categories are added with the appropriate category tag or template. For example, once your guild page is created, it could be added to the PvE guilds category by adding [[Category:PvE guilds]] somewhere on the page (category tags are generally placed at the bottom of pages for consistancy and ease of editing). See Help:Creating a guild page for an overview. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:13, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

User

How do you make a user thing on wikki? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Mayor300 (talk).

If you're referring to a user page, clicking on your user name will take you to the location of your user page, allowing you to create or edit it. If you're referring to signatures, four tildes (~~~~) produce a signature and timestamp, three (~~~) produce a signature without a timestamp and five (~~~~~) produce a timestamp without a signature. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 04:57, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Registration Issues

I recently added a question under the http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Talk:Vault_box section. While the question appeared fine, the link to my user name page states I am not registered but I am. How do I correct this? --Steve of MARA

Your signature links to "User:Steve of Mara". Your userpage is at "User:Steve of MARA". Links are case-sensitive. - Tanetris 13:29, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


Adding a link to the Main Page

Hi,

I'm not sure how to add contents to the Main Page, and I'm not sure if it is something that users can edit. So I wanted to ask and see if one of the Wiki administrators could add a link in the PVE section on the main page. Since the game update that added more handbooks I feel it would be very useful to add a link to all the storybooks from the main Wiki page.

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Storybook

I feel this would help users be able to get right to the storybooks for mission help.

If a quick link to the above address could be added to the Wiki main page under the PVE section it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks 199.82.243.71 13:51, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

At the bottom of the main page it says:
Changes for the main page can be proposed here.
Hope this helps.- TheRave talk (talk) 14:00, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
I took the liberty to add it to the editcopy, so if no one disagrees it will be added to the main page with the next sync. :) - anja talk 15:15, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Anja, It will be a nice addition. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:199.82.243.73 (talk).

Wiki Fonts

moved from Talk:Main Page#Wiki Fonts

Is it just me, or did the entire wiki just change fonts a day or two ago? |NalanaUser Nalana Darkling santa.jpgDarkling| 16:58, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

It's just you. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 17:01, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
The wiki uses the default Sans Serif font you have set in your browser settings. The default Western setting for this is Arial. Check your browsers default fonts.- TheRave talk (talk) 17:04, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
Apropos font - on the public uni computers the font looks horible, but only on MediaWikis.. I made some pics with my phone last week (due to lack of copy&paste and lack of screenshot key <_<), I'll upload them later. poke | talk 07:59, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Template (location)

Well, since I don't think many people check talk page for template namespace, guess I should leave a little input here as well. :P Template talk:Location disambiguation.
In short: when a Mission name has an apostrophe in it's name, seems template will not be able to assign it as a Mission page and will call it a Location page. --NIN37 18:16, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

User Boxes

I know you guys have better things to do than answer noobie questions, but is there any way I can make the usage code if that's what its called for my user box smaller rather than the big long one ? If any of this makes sence --madhatter 08:22, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

{{userbox|#000|#FFF|[[image:User_madhatter_yarr.jpg‎|40px]]|<b>This user is a member of the YaRR Alliance</b>}}
Guild Wars Wiki:Helpers. They might be able to help you. --NIN37 10:08, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
{{Guild:The Wolf Pirates/Template/Userbox}} --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 10:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
And quite on the contrary, answering "noobie questions" is what this page is for. And I don't think we have better things to do, it is important :) - anja talk 11:41, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks ever so much all of you madhatter 12:44, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

I decided I want to make more userboxes, instead of asking all the while for help to make the code smaller is there anywhere or anyone that could tell me how to do it my self? Thanks madhatter 09:30, 28 November 2008 (UTC)


Figured it out :)madhatter 10:36, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Tex Mod

Just want to ask you about using tex mod program. I saw your video, and I'm wondering if I can use outfits created by another authors, (which I have already downloaded,as the program too), because I have not much time to create them myself. (I'm playing tomb rider anniversary) If there is such possibility, please tell me how. Thanks, Maja.

You guys

Im sorry for asking this question, its probably been asked several times but... Do you think with in the next months, you guys could make a forums, for like buying,selling,trading, power lving, holiday events, questing, stuff like that. I mean, Guildwars Guru has it but you have to pay a ridiculous fee for a descent gold membership. Well thanks --96.225.202.13 22:07, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

No, this is a wiki (encyclopedia), not a forum, if you are looking for a forum/auction house, check out the Fansites list. There are several there that might meet your needs. Also, none of the services on guru require a fee to use, only if you don't want to see the ads. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 23:10, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Eh, i just checked, and it is for the lowest, 2.5$ per month... >=( --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:96.225.202.13 (talk).

For what? You don't have to pay anything to use the forums or auction on GuildWars Guru unless you wish to avoid the advertising. I'm the Auction Administrator, I promise you my information is correct. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 08:09, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Account help

Hey, how do you post a small picture, and sign it? My other question is, how do you put your characters, skills, things you like with the pictures and stuff like that on? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Dharok The Warlord (talk).

See here Dominator Matrix 22:18, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

It says there is an error loading the page, on all of my 3 computers... --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Dharok The Warlord (talk).

Fine here. Use a different browser. calor (talk) 22:58, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
It's loading OK here as well. Might be a problem with a misconfigured firewall/proxy? --NIN37 05:02, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Use of "for" in templates?

I think I saw something specific to the GuildWars wiki about "for" in templates, but it could have been in one of the other editing guides. I did find "#for" in the "loops" (or something like it) extension but I have yet to find a list of extensions that this wiki has installed. (I haven't figured out where to look.)

So, is the "loops" extension installed?

If so, is there a local guide on how to use it? mtew 01:43, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

As far as I am aware, LoopFunctions is not supported, simply because there has never been a use for it. GWW's policy has always been to hold off on installing the bells and whistles until someone comes along with a valid use for it. What exactly are you trying to do? Perhaps there is an alternate way of doing it, and, if not, we could always ask GWW's IT people to install it when they get the chance. No guarantees it would pass, though. --User Vorith sig.jpgorith is so fail 01:49, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I am trying to make a proper set of general navigation templates with parameters. The two interfaces would be "NavBar", which is mostly useful for formal documents like tutorials that have a definite sequence to their contents, and "Tabs", which puts up a page switch like the action tabs at the top of this page, except that they are user defined and there can be several of them. While the "NavBar" is fairly straight forward, processing the variable number of positional parameters in "Tabs" gets pretty ugly unless you have parameter scanning tools like extensions:LoopFunctions. It is possible to construct something by repeating a sequence enough times and editing each to check for a different parameter, but that can cause problems if something has to be changed. I know that I can miss changing a line or two when I have to do that. PITA! The #foreach function lets me write one line that can process up to a hundred positional parameters. (There is also ways to iterate over keyword parameters.) So instead of writing:
{{ {{ #ifeq {{{Select}}} | 1 | SelectedTab | UnselectedTab }} | {{{1}}} }}
mumble {{ {{ #ifeq {{{Select}}} | 2 | SelectedTab | UnselectedTab }} | {{{2}}} }} mumble
mumble {{ {{ #ifeq {{{Select}}} | 3 | SelectedTab | UnselectedTab }} | {{{3}}} }} mumble
and so on where "mumble mumble" is a test to assure the parameter is present, I could write:
{{ #foreach $n$ | {{ #ifeq {{{Select}}} | $n$ | SelectedTab | UnselectedTab }} | {{{$n$}}} }}
without any extra test for missing parameters. (At least that's how I understand it should be written, but I have been known to be wrong on occasion.) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Mtew (talk). Thanks Gordon Ecker, sleepy as usual... mtew 15:54, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Avatar (image) behind comments

How can I put an image after my comments on Guild Wars Wiki? Do I have to lay manual a link to an image after every comment? Thank ayou for support! --Yullive 18:55, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Add: How can I create a link in my siganture? As example Gordon Ecker does: "User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker" --Yullive 18:57, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Check out Help:Signatures#Customizing_your_signature.- TheRave talk (talk) 19:04, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you verry much. File:Consume Soul.png Yullive 15:37, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Just a note, it's generally considered good practice, if you're going to use an image in your signature, to re-upload a copy specifically for your signature image - that way if the official one changes (or is removed/renamed), it won't break your sig. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 02:47, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
You can also redirect your copy to your talk page. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 02:59, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Tagging a page for deletion

How to I flag a page to be deleted? I want to delete one of my user pages. Drakora 21:08, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Add {{delete|U1|speedy}} to the page, check Guild Wars Wiki:Deletion policy --mira castillo 21:17, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Much Obliged Drakora 21:25, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Also, if you would like a program that lets you quickly mark pages for deletion see here. --Shadowphoenix Happy Halloween 00:05, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Skill bar for NPCs

I've looked through some of the skill bars for NPCs (including monsters) and there seems to be a variation in a standard for setting them out. While, in general, they all go in alphabetical order, some of them first list all normal skills in ABC order then it lists all Monster Skills in ABC order after while others put them together (a good example is too look through some of the Margonite and Torment Demon pages). What I want to know, is there a set standard for listing skills for NPCs (I've had a look around and couldn't find anything)? If no then what do you suggest, first list normal and monsters skills seperately in ABC order or list them together?

I'd be willing to go through every monster page and fix this up though I'd like to see what some other people have to say on this matter. b.r // talk 05:04, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, there is a standard. According to NPC style guide, skills should be sorted by profession first, then alphabetically. The profession order is listed at profession style guide, common skills such as Resurrection Signet are listed after profession-specific skills, and monster / NPC only skills are listed last. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 05:59, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Background images

Can i add a image to the back ground og my guild page so the image is as the back and all the info is upfront. Thanks for the help.

--De Amazing Restless 19:21, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

That is only possible with a bit more complex code; see my sandbox for an example poke | talk 20:25, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeh thats to much for a simpleton like me but thanks for the help --De Amazing Restless 00:31, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

IP Switching

Ok. I am at a friends house atm and she uses an ISP called Hughesnet (im connecting through a wireless router on my laptop if that will help answer my question). Now it seems that the IP switches every so often, so I am wondering if this will prevent me from logging in. I have tried logging in several times but when I go to a new page on the wiki it logs me out and shows a different IP address. So is there any way to get around this? --67.142.161.32 20:07, 9 December 2008 (UTC) (Shadowphoenix)

I doubt that, check on http://whatsmyip.org if it really changes. poke | talk 20:11, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Any other explanation as to why I can't log in then, Poke? (and it didnt change when I went to the site) --67.142.161.29 20:14, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Got cookies enabled? --TalkAntioch 20:15, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) But it did when I posted... see went from 32 to 29, and yes --67.142.161.29 20:16, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
If it shows a wrong IP it is most likely a caching issue.. poke | talk 20:17, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Cleared my cache and I still can't log in..... and the IP is changing... ugh :P --67.142.161.29 20:22, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Are you using firefox? (seriously, i was never able to use it right on sites that required log-in). I use a dynamic isp provider, and never had the problem you describe.--Fighterdoken 21:27, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
I am using IE. --67.142.161.29 21:53, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
I have an idea... GO HOME! --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:00, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
But, but, but... I DONT WANNA! XD --67.142.161.30 22:12, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Only other reason i can think off, besides cookies being disabled, is that you could be connected behind a software-based proxy that is set to use cache on all pages.--Fighterdoken 22:14, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Catches cannot be responsible for IP changes, Poke. As for the issue; your not being identified as the logged on person, meaning that both the means the wiki uses are failing. Obviously, that your ISP changes /24s all the time (some sort of proxypark?) prevents IDing you from your IP. But your browser should still be able to do it, so I suspect the security level is set to too high, preventing the info from being stored. Backsword 07:53, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
I was talking about the wiki cache which caused problems while logging in and also changed the displayed login name/IP address before. poke | talk 08:25, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Well I am back home now and I am on my reg. computer. However, the security level of the browser on my laptop is set to Medium (which is the same as the security level on my regular computer that I am on now). --Shadowphoenix User Shadowphoenix Necromancer.png 22:48, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Natural Resistance

It seems that the page about the special and always active monster skills of Prophecies bosses that caused hexes and conditions to end prematurely somehow vanished. Did it ever existed in the first place? If it's there can some one point there and if not recreate it from the dat-file? I think there's bug with that skill that could be put there. Ɲoɕʈɋɽɕɧ 22:00, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

This note? --NIN37 00:15, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Note != skill. And thus I asked here. Ɲoɕʈɋɽɕɧ 00:29, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

assasin shadow form change

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I played guild wars and on my skill bar it said it was for 30 seconds not 21 so i was wondering if wiki was wroung

Sincerly,

puzzled player --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:173.22.3.170 (talk).

The wiki's correct, the skill was just changed in Tuesday's update. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 08:10, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Guild Wars on a Mac?

Would Guild Wars work on a Mac Book Pro?

--173.88.254.16 20:24, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Running_the_game#Apple that tells you how to. ~PheNaxKian User PheNaxKian sig.jpg Talk 20:29, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Yes, I saw it running on some others people using Parallels and if there is any problem with that, you can always use Bootcamp and install Windows. poke | talk 20:30, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Can't log in with temporary password.

I don't recall my password and am unable to log in with the temporary password that has been emailed to me. I have attempted to log in twice (once about a month ago and again today) and have failed both times. I've tried to copy/paste and even type the password in myself but I'm not having any luck. Any ideas or other suggestions? 75.187.242.26 06:28, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd contact support if I were you. WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 07:24, 16 December 2008 (UTC) Oh wait, is this about your wiki or your game account? WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 07:25, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Since this is the wiki help section, it is about wiki, and not my game account. 75.187.242.26 08:16, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, just double-checking. Many people post in the wrong sections you know. As for wiki, I don't really know what to do about it. I suggest you wait for someone more knowledgeable to come by ^^ WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 08:18, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, it just decided to work for some reason now. My guess is I wasn't giving it ample time to actually reset the password after the email was sent. Either that or some combination of closing my web browser or using a new log in screen. Go figure. Athena Dominus 08:21, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeh, was most likely either server lag (it might have sent the new password, but not reset your old one at the same time), or it was something in your browser's cache. --User Jioruji Derako logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 09:12, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I was having a similar problem with GW2W yesterday - I tried my password (and several variations thereof) multiple times, and it wouldn't let me log in. When I tried again later in the evening, it worked. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 18:24, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Template help

Could someone please take a look at these four pages, and help me out? As far as I can see, my coding is correct, but still the actual template doesn't work. SupportTemplate is supposed to be included into the main template, but it isn't O.o WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 23:20, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Was going to say something dumb (like {{pipe}}'ing things), but in the end was just you mis-naming paramenters :P--Fighterdoken 23:40, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh lol. I knew I failed somewhere. Thanks :P WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 01:50, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

my guild page has been moved

I'm a leader of a guild and I started updating my guild page when I found out the former guild leader started one. I started the updating of the page on December 8th and have been changing things several times since that day. When I went to the page on December 18th it was moved to this place---- http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Guild:Twilight_Brigade_Nine_%28historical%29 --I want to know who do I talk to, to get it moved out of that place to an active guild again or how can I get it moved ---I thought just updating it wound have kept it as active.--Cynthia Mae 02:22, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Once you started editing the page, you were supposed to remove the {{inactive guild}} tag on the top. Since you didn't, the automated process that checks them thought the page was still not updated, so moved it. The article is now back at its original location.--Fighterdoken 02:32, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
) Thank you for your help --Cynthia Mae 06:21, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Where is the configuration of this WIKI documented?

In particular, where can I get a list of WIKI extension that I can use?  Someone has told me that extension X and extension Y is not, but I don't know where that information came from so I can neither judge how reliable or recent that information is, nor can I check that information directly myself.  (I can check indirectly by trying to use one of the extensions functions, but there are a very large number of WIKI extensions, so that is not a way to get a complete list of what is available.)      mtew 13:54, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Special:Version and GWW:TECH poke | talk 13:56, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much!      mtew 17:28, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

My contributions

I have a few screen shots of map trails that I would like to add to some of the quests. I have uploaded these pictures to an area of this wiki that I now cannot find. How can I add these pictures that I have uploaded?--Kyndryd 21:45, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

You can see all of your contributions by clicking on the my contributions link at the top of the page. Then just filter it for things in the Image namespace and you will get the complete list of images you have uploaded. Then maps can be added to the {{quest infobox}} on the main quest article.--Wyn's Talk page Wyn 21:46, 24 December 2008 (UTC)