Talk:Main Page/March-April 2008

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No more link to the gw2 wiki? --Lou-SaydusUser Lou-Saydus Sig Image.png 17:59, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Just add it to the editcopy. — Eloc 00:52, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
is it me or is the lay-out turned back..?--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: (talk).
Huh? Layout's the default non-holiday layout, same as it's been for a few weeks. Calor (t) 22:37, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
The layout of the box placement has reutrned to (slightly) normal - the community box has gone back to the bottom right. You can find the relevant conversation on Talk:Main Page/editcopy#Move wiki community back to bottom right?. -- Brains12Talk 22:44, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Bots (?)

I discover a large number of plug in unita and the enemy.The plug used by newcomers whose main occupation is elementsand vice occupation is soldier.The plug can created characters and do tasks automatically.Then received the mandate into the warehouse,and the characters will be deleted automatically before establish a new one.You can go unita and enemy to see,all element who is main occupation will meet fixed NPC,and take fixed routes --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: (talk).

Assuming this is a Babelfish'd translation of some sort of statement, could please state it in your original language? Babelfish isn't too good a translator and perhaps we could find a native speaker of your language who can better understand? --Santax (talk · contribs) 17:47, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I know, what is he on about? xD Matt The P. talk 19:14, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I think it's about some kind of bot or plugin that creates characters and farm? - anja talk 19:58, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Yay? — Eloc 01:16, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
I think it's something like this: "I discovered a large number of bots in <some location>. The bot characters are all E/W and are created automatically for pre-programmed actions. Once the actions have completed, all items will go into storage, and these characters will get deleted automatically and a new one created. You can go to <some location> and see it, all the elementalists talk to the same NPC and travel the exact same path." Where is "in unita and the enemy"? -- sig 05:10, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Angola? :P User Defiant Elements Sig Image.JPG *Defiant Elements* +talk 05:15, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, I wonder how you could make a bunch of money off of repeatable making a new character? — Eloc 01:11, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I have 2 things to say: 1) the OP is from china, or somewhere around there. 2) It could be making money through battle commendations or something like that. —Cake! Ebañy Salmonderiel 15:47, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Probably talking about Shing Jea Monastary international districts. Nyktos 00:22, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
All I can say is 'lost in translation'. But I suspect it's Shing Jea Monastery/Island because Prophecies hardly gives money for rewards, and Elona's early money rewards were balanced to be lessened and rewarded later. That leaves the mine of experience and money that we call Shing Jea Island. Most of the bots I've seen run in international districts (Rilohn Refuge ID1, take a look). So Shing Jea ID1 is likely the spot. Calor (t) 19:12, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Add an unfinished/ need image page section?

I'm sick of pressing random page to find unfinished pages so would you guys add a unfinished/ need image page section? -- Ninja Dragon User Ninja Dragon sig.png 06:30, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

See Category:Cleanup, Category:Image needed and Category:Stubs. -- Gordon Ecker 06:38, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Category:Stubs, Category:Image needed, Category:Map needed, Guild Wars Wiki:Projects/Images needed :) -- User Sig.png 06:39, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Wiki It...

Someone was discussing something called a clockwork today... I asked what it was and immediately the response i got was "guildwiki". That's all fine and good, this is a great site and i use it alot, but than i realized it was a scythe weapon and felt disgusted. It would've taken less effort to type merely "scythe"... What is wrong with some people? I understand using this place for something like an explanation on how to beat a mission, because it's alot to say. But a scythe? Honestly i wish to know why people obsess over redirecting players to this site for miniscule questions. I can't keep my internet browser open while i play the game because it slows down the framerate. It's just a pain in the ass opening the internet countless times to fulfill a little curiosity when some moron couldnt' tell me what a clockwork was in one word. Scythe, SCYTHE, it's 6 letters, guildwiki is 9. Ridiculous. I'm just baffled and frustrated, sorry for the rant. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: (talk).

Some people don't like giving answers, and they assumed you would ask more questions, like "Where do I get it?" and "Is it rare?" and "How much is it worth?". Calor Talk 02:46, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
By asking a question you could easily find out the answer to yourself, you're wasting their time. -- 02:48, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, some people just don't like to answer questions, but for some unknown reason, they choose to answer it anyway, and then insult and blame the poor fellow for wasting their time when they're the ones who's taking the bother to answer questions... Strange mentality. But in any case, the person who answered guildwiki may genuinely not know the answer and could be trying to be helpful by mentioning the wiki. -- User Sig.png 03:57, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

concerns for gw2

moved to Talk:Guild Wars 2#concerns for gw2


My paragon's hair is transparent. It's the one with the gold wing ornature and it's colored silver. I don't understand how no attempt to fix this has been made since Nightfall's release.

Clipping and model errors aren't the primary concern of ArenaNet, although they do notice it. Calor Talk 22:25, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Post the issue over here [1] it'll be fixed if it can. Kypp Duron 15:04, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Favorite Guild Wars Game

Hi i'm puttin up a poll to see the most popular GW game by player votes. Just leave your vote for favorite guild wars game. Options Are The Following: Guild Wars Prophicies Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall

I'm also doing a poll for best GW expansion Options Are The following: Guild Wars Eye Of The North Guild Wars Bonus Mission Pack

Thank You For Voting --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Scaryafiman (talk).

that's not what gww is for. poke, tell me if i'm wrong with that. - Y0_ich_halt Have a look at my page 20:25, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
This would perhaps be better placed in the Community portal or, even better, a user space project. --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ Talk 21:52, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Or at the place that having an easy to use build in poll function: Any guild wars forum. --Xeeron 15:04, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
"poke, tell me if i'm wrong with that." <- lol? But yeah, this should be done (and probably also is done) in fan forums and not on a documentary wiki. poke | talk 15:31, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
just because you seem to like correcting me :P - Y0_ich_halt Have a look at my page 17:14, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

WDF IS A gibberbot ?!?!?!


A gibberbot is an automated program that adds random gibberish to a wiki page, for reasons unknown. (Those that sometimes make themselves known on this wiki typically add a sequence of ~8 characters to a page, often at the beginning of the page. It's considered a form of vandalism. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 23:13, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
lol don't you get the joke? he/she is a giberbot(thus the "asd")--The Forsaken OneVoice of Grenth.jpg 23:14, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
I'd rather not assume it's a joke, and give a proper answer, than assume it is, a deprive someone who was actually wondering and typo'd. I've seen far odder from random editors. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 05:26, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
My first thought on the "asd" was that the anon didn't know what else to type since he/she already typed the question as the section header, hence a quick "asd" to enable him to save his comment. -- User Sig.png 06:01, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
[2] a song with "gibberish" lyrics oO 10:07, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I think OP is from Chicago. WDF = What da F; he didn't use the standard WTF. Sorry. Hometown love, you know? MiraLantis 05:11, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

15,000 Articles

The wiki has just reached 15000 articles, awesome Alovich 23:07, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

*cheer* poke | talk 23:09, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Wohoo! Champagne Popper.png - anja talk 23:10, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Finally! Calor Talk 23:12, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Now for 20,000!! --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ Talk 23:13, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Won't happen. We'll only get maybe 1,000 more, because of no new content in GW1. Calor Talk
Well "There are 93,374 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about Guild Wars Wiki, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 15,002 pages that are probably legitimate content pages" :) 23:22, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
YAY FOR US!!!!! XD XD XD XD XD XD XD --Shadowphoenix User Shadowphoenix Necromancer.png 23:28, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I think we could reach 20,000, yay us for 15,000 though! --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 23:31, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I think so too. If you start digging around deep, you'll start noticing a lot of missing pages for obscure NPCs and quite a few interactive objects. And there many guides and build concepts that can be written. More lists of collector items, unique items, skill lists, quest lists, mission lists, etc... I'm sure we could get there. Unless of course, GW2 comes up early :D -- User Sig.png 05:08, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

(Reset indent) How many does GuildWiki boast? MiraLantis 05:11, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

*cough* "GuildWiki statistics There are 107,419 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about GuildWiki, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 18,427 pages that are probably legitimate content pages." *cough* -DominatorMatrix- 05:17, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks DM. Curiousity kills the Mira. MiraLantis 05:25, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


Will guild wiki put Treasure on the main page. Like the treasure chests, buried treasure and Do not Touch. It would be easier to find for new players.--Soccom 21:47, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Please feel free to add any suggestions for placement of links directly to Main Page/editcopy. :) --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 21:59, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Important Notice Format

I think important notices, such as the "down for maintenance" one, should be bordered in a bright color to draw the eye. 11:41, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

It's at the top of every single page on the wiki. Every. Single. One. In all namespaces. It even shows up when editing said pages. It's kind of hard to miss. -Auron 11:57, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
But it blends with the tones of the other colors on the page and, therefore, does not draw the eye to it. 13:01, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Did you see it? Yes, you did. So it's ok ;) poke | talk 14:26, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
It's not really the colouring that affects the people that see it anyway - it's the fact that it's usually not there and is above every page header on every page at every time (unless you dismiss it). --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ Talk 14:43, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
"unless you dismiss it" - which implies that you have seen it. poke | talk 14:47, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Poke and Auron are right. You'd need to be blind and clueless to miss it. It doesn't need fixing. Calor Talk 14:59, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Personally I don't like the default one; could just be that I prefer it with a solid border; although to be honest it doesn't really affect me since I have already customized mine. On topic, I think it's perfectly noticeable. --Kakarot Talk 15:10, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Noticeable, yes. Ugly, yes. :P - anja talk 22:26, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
User styles ftw? yes. poke | talk 20:41, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


Why isn't Artisans under the NPC list on the main page? 07:36, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

They are listed under Crafters. If we included every type of NPC rather than under a common banner there would be a lot more links on the main page cluttering it up. --Kakarot Talk 17:59, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Database Error

When I access my watchlist im getting errors, it reads: "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 "wfSpecialWatchlist". MySQL returned error "1030: Got error 28 from storage engine ("."

Help, please.--ShadowFog 18:33, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

It has been reported here: Guild Wars Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs, might be worth adding your own comment so we can see how many people it is effecting. --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 18:36, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Seems like Wongba had the same problem and reported it on the Report Wiki Bugs page and seems to have fixed itself. Not sure what causes it since I haven't had any problems so far today but it could just go away on its own. --Kakarot Talk 18:37, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Ok...I moved it to Guild Wars Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs.--ShadowFog 18:43, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Changing the Gaile Links?

With Gaile on to another job, and there being a new Gaile named Regina I think. Should we change the Gaile links to Regina or start to at least swap out locations? Not sure if this discussion has gone on elsewhere.--riceball User Riceball Sig.JPG 22:05, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

There's been a little discussion on Talk:Main Page/editcopy#gaile stuf rename, but nothing conclusive has come of it I think. --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ Talk 22:12, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Emily's done with the moving of Gaile News to Developer Updates. -- User Sig.png 03:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Guild Wars Machinima

moved to User talk:Gaile Gray/Guild Wars suggestions#Guild Wars Machinima

Problem with Guild Wars launcher,please help!

moved to Help:Ask an account question

dagger farming

moved to HELP:GAME#Dagger farming