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Page Last Edited By Mr Pie 5 On 09/02/2019

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Current Issues

Siege of Ragnarok[edit source]

Yo wiki amigos i tried to publish my article about the Siege of Ragnarok 25 but i get an error saying "Vandalism" Mr Pie 5

Huursa (talk) 20:19, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

I completely missed this message, and apparently had my mentions turned off for some reason. The false positive was from a couple patterns in the urls that it didn't like. As for the content at a glance, I'm not sure if that's appropriate mainspace content, and I've created the page at User:Huursa/Siege of Ragnarok 25 for now while it's considered.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:58, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Sarver Admin IGBluEz[edit source]

Admin IGBluEz has kicked us and and destroyed our base because we were going to raid his ally! Server name: 50xBoosted247 .He was also using god and creative mode. This is on the ps4 console. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.234.77.109 (talkcontribs) at 06:33, 13 June 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, because it concerns a private server nobody here nor the official game support can help you in this case. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:35, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Addition to Tek Cave flagged as vandalism in error[edit source]

Added tribute spawn commands to the Tek Cave page, but the edit was automatically blocked and flagged as vandalism. The message linked to this page and said to contact admin here to have the edit permitted. Full text of added section below tribute requirements table can be found at the following gist: https://gitlab.com/snippets/1727574 --SporkWitch (talk) 21:48, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that. It caught because of a few instances of ...left;word..., and I don't see a way to write that in as an exception without compromising its purpose -- css is good at creating those situations. However, it seems like User:The Wayward Wolf read the noticeboard and added it in.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:48, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Addition to Console_Commands flagged as vandalism in error[edit source]

I added console compatibility to all known admin commands and was flagged as vandalism in error.
Nahpalm (talk) 19:53, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for letting us know. If you saved your edit text somewhere, you should try to add it now. If not, I'll take a look at adding it myself later.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:38, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, all set.
Nahpalm (talk) 20:42, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Issues Creating the Potent Dust Page[edit source]

The filter for creating a page has flagged my attempts as Vandalism, Gibberish, etc. I would appreciate it if you would correct that, so my page can be created properly. SteelKraken (talk) 13:45, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

It was because you used a lot of - to separate sections rather than proper wikitext, so it read that as symbol spam. Nothing to fix there and it looks like the page has been sorted out.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:51, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

New formatting breaks carryable creatures list mostly[edit source]

https://ark.gamepedia.com/List_of_Carryable_Creatures

Can't see the critter name and get a good idea what can pick it up, no scroll bars, but the info is there. Looks like a result of the new formatting? And I have *no idea* how to fix it.

I liked the old formatting better.  :/ The new stuff mostly works, at least. EvilSmoo (talk) 03:03, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Dear Administrators[edit source]

I am an experienced wiki editor and have created a well-formatted, referenced page, but when I want to add it, it is automatically rejected with the "reason": "Gibberish". Clearly it is not gibberish at all, as I use the proper formatting, links to existing content and useful new information without typos or other errors. I even cannot add the content to my own user or talk page? Is there an admin around to help me out here? Many thanks in advance, Tisquesusa1537 (talk) 23:53, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Looks like it's from your Google doc and Youtube links. I thought I fixed that issue but I guess not. I'll work on a tweak and in the meantime, try saving without those links for now.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 00:28, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
Alternatively, I could copy-paste your edit from the log for you if you didn't save a copy or just don't want to, but I want to give you the chance to get your rightful credit for the contribution.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 00:54, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Hesperornis[edit source]

The Hesperornis page does not state how to tame it (passive tame, drag dead fish) and, the passive tame page also does not have the hesperornis listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.88.192.96 (talkcontribs) at 03:01, 18 October 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The Hesperornis page has already a Taming section. However the Taming page didn't mention both Hesperornis and Otter until now. --Flachdachs (talk) 06:16, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Corrupted Creature list[edit source]

The entire list on the Corrupted Creatures page has bugged out, not sure how to fix it...
Edit for more info: The Enraged Creatures list works correctly, but the Corrupt list shows all the links. 216.54.120.82 16:11, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

This is an error that the Cargo extension produces. Can be fixed with Purge or an edit without any change. Fixed, for now. --Flachdachs (talk) 17:34, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

NewPage about my server Experience/settings[edit source]

I had the experience of renting a couple servers for over a year from Nitrado to run for PS4 console. I doubt I would ever have the money to do that again. But I don't like the idea of my Game.ini file and server settings collecting dust in my pc.

What made my servers unique was my dino placements, regardless of map. e.g. When I found out that the Turtles don't lose oxygen underwater, I added the Aberration Turtle to spawn underwater 'as a sea turtle. Sorry for this long rant. I was wondering if I could make a page that gives away my server settings and experience? Terronscibe (talk) 02:11, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

You could put them on your user page if you want, but I don't think they would really be appropriate for a mainspace article. Maybe some of the information could be generalized or used as examples on Server Configuration.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 02:17, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Well we can treat it as a suggestion but I really didn't want to clutter the suggestion page with another section. Maybe if it's ok, I could make a test page to see how it would look?Terronscibe (talk) 02:41, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Error code on edit[edit source]

I'm trying to move my suggestion on the main page to a more suitable place but every time i try to remove it I get an error once I save it, is it refusing to let me remove it or is it actually an error? 216.54.120.82 16:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC) (aka ScrubbaNubNub's alt)

What's the text of the error message? --Flachdachs (talk) 16:16, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
It says: Internal error
       [03001d48335f6c403d1aeb6c] 2018-12-04 16:18:48: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBError"
216.54.120.82 16:20, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
For clarification, I was trying to move it to the Community Portal talk section. 216.54.120.82 16:42, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

How to edit white bar on left[edit source]

on the simple bed page https://ark.gamepedia.com/Simple_Bed I wanted to add health = 1000 in the white bar on the right like the bunk bed has but can't see how to edit that section Recentlyafish (talk) 20:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC) raf

Done. --Flachdachs (talk) 20:13, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

S+ Tek Replicator[edit source]

I tried to make a page but received this instead.

Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Editing of a redirect page by an anonymous user

I appreciate the filter and all, but sometimes it gets in the way... Help? 216.54.120.82 13:12, 10 December 2018 (UTC) (UserProfile:Scrubbanubnub)

The message said basically two things: anonymous user and redirect page. So, you have an account, just use it. And edit the right page. The redirect redirects you to the actual page. For mod things we have the "Mod:" namespace. --Flachdachs (talk) 13:51, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
I understand that its not your fault and that you're just doing your job, but we can't just leave a link in the Navbox that goes right back to the main mod page; and about the account... This account is for use on the school issued chromebooks because Twitch is blocked by the filter, meaning I can't sign in. All I'm trying to do is turn the unnecessary redirect in the navbox into an actual page. Template:Nav Structures Plus
Tek Replicator.png S+ Tek Replicator should not loop you back to Mod:Structures Plus
216.54.120.82 15:44, 10 December 2018 (UTC) (UserProfile:Scrubbanubnub)
Deleted the redirect. Next time please don't redirect pages this way. Better a red link than a bad link. --Flachdachs (talk) 16:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, although I never changed the Navbox,I only made the redirect (with my main) and recently saw it in the navbox. I'll respect the advice regardless. 216.54.120.82 16:18, 10 December 2018 (UTC) (UserProfile:Scrubbanubnub)

Mesopithecus page regarding kibble[edit source]

The section regarding the kibble that the Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus likes is bugged and is currently only showing the links, it's a small issue, but something that could use fixing regardless
216.54.120.82 13:33, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Trigger of auto language filter in talk page[edit source]

I tried answering a question submitted in the Procedurally Generated Maps talk section, however upon hitting Save Changes I was greeting with a block message stating I triggered the automatic word filter and the edit was immediately flagged as vandalism. 216.54.120.82 12:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Roll Rat genus name in the infobox[edit source]

I want to fix the genus name in Roll Rat's infobox since it's misspelled (the Dossier image is my evidence), but I have no idea how to do it since said infobox does not show any relevant field in the editing page. Marqfja87 (talk) 17:11, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Use the source editor. You should be able to correct it with that, source editor is easier to use anyway, no lag and fast page loading. 216.54.120.82 17:14, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Already tried that, actually. Same result: there's no relevant field at all. Marqfja87 (talk) 17:16, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Try it now, see if it gets overridden 216.54.120.82 17:20, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
It worked! Thank you. I really could have benefited from a layout guide that teaches inexperienced editors not only what lines they should add to modify particular fields, but where they should put them in the page source so that the layout doesn't get messed up. Marqfja87 (talk) 17:24, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Going to be completely honest, I just went to the Rex page and copied that bit of table from its infobox, infact, half of my s+ infobox edits are from doing that. Just experiment with what you think could work; glad I could help. 216.54.120.82 17:27, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Triggered filter on a discussion page again[edit source]

Pretty much exactly what the header says, this time it was on Mod_talk:Mods. What triggered the filter this time? 216.54.120.82 13:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

<br><br> is something that spambots love. At the time this rule was created, <br> was also not the syntax used when adding a line break from the editing toolbar (<br /> was inserted instead), so a double was almost never used by a human and was comfortably filtered. I don't know when this was changed, but I may need to do a performance review of this rule now. As for what you were trying to communicate to the guy, you're a helpful soul but I don't think it's worth the time of trying to get in contact with him in that way, and it's not really an appropriate place for that sort of discussion anyways.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 08:10, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

"Cookingcalc" Widget edit permissions[edit source]

I'd like to request permissions to edit the widget "Cookingcalc" https://ark.gamepedia.com/index.php?title=Widget:Cookingcalc to update values for raw meat and add in new consumables.

Todgins9694 (talk) 01:27, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Editing widgets is reserved to admins, because one can insert arbitrary unchecked code to widgets. Please write what you want to change in the Discussion/Talk page of the widget. --Flachdachs (talk) 06:34, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Added code snippets to https://ark.gamepedia.com/Widget_talk:Cookingcalc# Todgins (talk) 10:16, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

gunpowder[edit source]

64.37.19.84 22:56, 18 January 2019 (UTC)Gunpowder is blocking some spawn points all Obie and killing all Chinese in a pvp server they will not stop and think there right if u know this is bannable rise up and go talk to the people of gp

This is not relevant for the wiki. For game support see the beginning of this page. --Flachdachs (talk) 00:08, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Review[edit source]

Hey I would like it very much if someone would look at Getting Started and Tips and Tricks, and give me their opinions. I've been transferring some information from the 'Tips&Tricks' page to 'Getting Started'. There's a lot of copied knowledge with very lengthy descriptions. I'm trying my best to organize and simplify the information. P.S. I'm thinking about moving Obelisks and Beacons under 'General tips section to Getting Started.Terronscibe (talk) 03:46, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Not able to transmit[edit source]

Type in map, hit transfer and nothing happens. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.50.15.143 (talkcontribs) at 13:38, 29 January 2019‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

What? You need to be more specific, also, this is an ingame issue, we don't deal with those... 216.54.120.82 17:44, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
You're talking about transferring your character from one map to another? This isn't the Official Ark website. But as one player to another, it could be an update error. Some players had to delete then reinstall Ark to fix the transfer issue in Beacons/Loot Drops. The server you are playing is unofficial and the settings might not allow transfers.Terronscibe (talk) 17:45, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Non-user Trolls[edit source]

Why does the website allow non-users to edit? I think it encourages trolls, people thinks they can't be tracked because they don't have any connection by means of registering their email to gamepedia.Terronscibe (talk) 17:38, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Not all anonymous users are trolls, sometimes this is all we can do, look at my contribution log, and also check out ScrubbaNubNub's aswell, while I'm at school I can't sign into my account... It's better then not allowing them to edit at all, but I would like to some limitations to these. 216.54.120.82 17:42, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
My argument is that the majority of non-users are trolls and there needs to be limitations each day it's becoming more frequent of finding troll edits. Terronscibe (talk)
But you have to remember, without these troublemakers the admins will have nothing to do as the community would moderate itself... 216.54.120.82 17:56, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps there can be an option users can register their I.P. address which would still allow edits only for Registered I.P. Addresses
This would discourage troublemakers and lessen the troll attacks
Terronscibe (talk) 03:29, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
The current system is fine. We don't see the need to change it. The number of malicious edits is quite low. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:20, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Disabling anon edits is a common question I hear from people who are new to wikis. On paper, one would think a system like this where anyone could edit invites a ton of vandalism. In actuality, only a very small percentage of editors are malicious, and between our filters, active users, and passerby who notice a problem, they are easily kept in check. We get plenty of legitimate contribution from anons, and removing their ability to contribute would result in a higher barrier to entry and the net result would just be less contribution overall with a minimal effect on vandalism.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:23, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes but what's the point of all this work to counter or revert troll edits? None of us that I know gets paid. Anonymous vandalism is a nuisance. Simply make it where Non-users has to register their emails with verification. Being obliged to submit atleast that information would discourage or atleast slow the rate of vandalism.Terronscibe (talk) 21:55, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
It's not that much work, actually, and it happens relatively infrequently. Far more anonymous edits are legitimate than are vandalism, and being forced to make an account is going to discourage legitimate contribution as much as it will vandalism. And restricting people from editing is antithetical to the idea of a wiki, a resource that anyone can contribute to, and so restrictions are best minimized.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 04:17, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Title change for: Getting Started[edit source]

I'm requesting a title change for the page Getting Started->recommended names:

  • 'Beginner's Guide'
  • 'Starter's Guide'

Terronscibe (talk) 03:02, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

GamePedia Pro Email[edit source]

I've received an automatic email from the Gamepedia community offering me a Free Subscription for GamepediaPro? And that after 3 month it will then renew the subscription. What is this exactly? A spam letter?Terronscibe (talk) 21:23, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

You automatically have the subscription, it is not spam. Read the email. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 22:12, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
I did read the email. I just wanted to be sure.Terronscibe (talk) 02:29, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
To be clear, it's 3 months of Gamepedia Pro, which is ad-free browsing and a little badge by your name. It is automatically applied and the email was just letting you know. The only cost associated with it is you being an active editor, and every month that you are still active it will be re-applied for 3 months from then.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)