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== User preferences box not stylized ==
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== User permissions - could I be 'autoconfirmed'? ==
  
It may only be happening for me, but my user preferences blinded me with its original white background. I wasn't sure if this was purposely set or accidental by not using the same color schemes as this new layout. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 18:44, 27 June 2011 (PDT)
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Hi there.  I took some screenshots of some basic examples of Logic Gates in Puzzle Maker for use on [[Portal 2 Puzzle Maker/Logic Gates|this page]], however I am unable to upload files as I am not in the 'autoconfirmed' user group. Are you able to add me to the autoconfirmed user group via [[Special:UserRights]]?  [[User:RJackson|RJackson]] 09:27, 13 May 2012 (PDT)
: That was an oversight -- the changes did not get applied. Should look better now, though it is a work-in-progress. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 19:51, 27 June 2011 (PDT)
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: That is odd, you should already be a confirmed user. Have you set and authenticated your email address in your user preferences? It's under '''My preferences > User profile > E-mail options'''. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 10:52, 14 May 2012 (PDT)
::That's a lot better. Thanks. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 20:27, 27 June 2011 (PDT)
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:: I have autoconfirm issue too, my email was authenticated at 25 December 2013 at 02:21 and yet i am not in the group and cannot upload. - - -[[User:Chocoportals|Chocoportals]] 15:34, 16 March 2014 (PDT)
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::: See "Problem uploading images" below for the requirements for uploading images. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 18:43, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
  
::Also, I'm not sure if this was meant to remain, but when browsing a picture, the table class 'wikitable filehistory' and the table id 'mw_metadata' isn't stylized with the new layout either. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 05:55, 9 July 2011 (PDT)
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== Images uploading ==
::: Yes, there's a few more areas, especially with tables, that are usable now, but need updating to fit in properly. They'll be fixed at some point. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 13:57, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
 
:::: Alrighty, just bringing them to attention &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 14:36, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
 
::::: No problem, thanks. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 16:54, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
 
  
== Old VDC theme ==
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I have problem with images uploading. I have error: ''Could not rename file "/tmp/phpO78Nz6" to "public/a/a4/P2PM_glass.png".'' --[[User:Mehiller|Mehiller]] 11:09, 14 May 2012 (PDT)
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: Is this a new image? Try it again. In future, please use the [[Valve Developer Community:Administrators' noticeboard|Administrators' noticeboard]] for this kind of issue. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 11:30, 14 May 2012 (PDT)
  
Could you add the original style as alternative to the preferences? I quite liked the original bright theme. --[[User:Pizzahut|pizzahut]] 04:26, 28 June 2011 (PDT)
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== Puzzle Maker Page ==
: Unfortunately, no. It was tested, but too many changes to site templates were required that made the old theme unusable. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 11:07, 28 June 2011 (PDT)
 
  
== Floating image borders ==
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Hi, Jeff. I was looking at improving the layout of the [[Portal 2 Puzzle Maker|Puzzle Maker]] page and a thought struck me; right now the page is basically a hub for how-to content, but wouldn't it make more sense if the how-to stuff was moved to the category index to be more consistant with the rest of the wiki?
  
Really liking the new style! There is one niggle though: all floated boxes have borders, [[GIMP|which isn't always desirable]]. Could the borders be disabled on images? --[[user:TomEdwards|TomEdwards]] 05:10, 28 June 2011 (PDT)
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For example, the [[Valve Hammer Editor|Hammer]] page only describes ''what'' Hammer is, along with a brief history. The actual level design how-to hub is on the [[:Category:Level Design|Level Design category index]] (and the same goes for the [[:Category:Portal 2 Level Design|Portal 2 Level Design category index]].
: Yes, the border should not be there. This was fixed. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 11:09, 28 June 2011 (PDT)
 
  
== Otherlang2 template integration ==
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Right now I'm playing with layouts in [[User:Nacimota/Sandbox|my sandbox]]; after discussing it with a few people, I really think it belongs on the category index. Keeping in mind that the 'wiki' link in the actual editor links directly to the [[Portal 2 Puzzle Maker]] page, I wanted to get your position (or even [[User:YasserMalaika|Yasser's]]) before I go moving things around. Cheers. --[[user:Nacimota|<span style="color: #007fbf; font-weight: bold">Nacimota</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Nacimota|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Nacimota|Contributions]]</sup> 22:19, 22 May 2012 (PDT)
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: Seems reasonable, though consistent with the rest of the wiki is less important than what is effective. You will need to propose a plan for the existing page as it is the entry point and should not be a redirect. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 13:51, 23 May 2012 (PDT)
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:: Yeah, I had no plans on making it a redirect. What I figured we would have is a page describing the Puzzle Maker in a similar fashion to the page that describes Hammer, but perhaps with more detail. I was thinking at the top and bottom we could put something like "for help using the Puzzle Maker, see [[:Category:Portal 2 Puzzle Maker]]", or something to that effect. --[[user:Nacimota|<span style="color: #8BC53F; font-weight: bold">Nacimota</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Nacimota|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Nacimota|Contributions]]</sup> 09:20, 24 May 2012 (PDT)
  
Tom here. Since there's an actual site style now, could I please [[User:Artfunkel/otherlang heading|put in a request]]? --[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 13:45, 30 June 2011 (PDT)
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== Page Organization Help ==
: What exact changes are you requesting? It's not clear the scope of what you're asking for from that page. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 14:45, 1 July 2011 (PDT)
 
:: It's some new HTML to replace the current firstHeading element, embedding the otherlang bar into the site properly. It would need to be added to the custom theme PHP. --[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 15:21, 1 July 2011 (PDT)
 
::: If you would like to submit a functioning patch against the Mediawiki 1.16.5 Vector codebase, we can look into testing it. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 13:52, 5 July 2011 (PDT)
 
  
== Looks great ==
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Excume but If you got a quick sec, I need a little help on organizing a tutorial that I'm working on. What could I do to simplify it? [[Alternative Multi-Stop Elevator]] --[[User:Kwp17pitts|Kwp17pitts]] 18:18, 22 June 2012 (PDT)
  
New site style looks great! [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 21:53, 30 June 2011 (PDT)
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== How to become an autoconfirmed user ==
:The VDC bot deleting old files/pages marked for deletion is like an angel from heaven. Thanks. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 02:03, 12 July 2011 (PDT)
 
  
== Question regarding an entity ==
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Hi, I'd like to write an article that require images but I can't upload them because I'm not an autoconfirmed user. What should I do to become one ? I already confirm my email adresse twice so the problem does not come from here ;)
  
There is a page on an entity called logic_mirror_movement on the wiki, located [[Logic_mirror_movement| here]], but it is not listed in any fgd, and there is almost no reference to it anywhere. Does it actually exist, or not? [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] 04:22, 23 July 2011 (PDT)
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== New wave of spam ==
:It still exists in the SDK as <code>game\server\logic_mirror_movement.cpp</code>. It probably got removed in later Source games, because the parenting system is better for movement mirroring. --[[User:Barracuda|Barracuda]] 06:28, 23 July 2011 (PDT)
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The latest bout of spam seems different than before, i got this message when i tried to flag a newly created spam page:
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User account "Renal Disease Diets" is not registered.
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Please check if you want to create/edit this page.
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What does this mean, exactly? Should these pages and users be tagged as usual? [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] 01:26, 6 September 2012 (PDT)
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:I think it's just because the spammer's created a User:Page instead of the pages they usually create. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 07:31, 6 September 2012 (PDT)
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:: That is correct. It's just a page created in the user namespace. Deleted. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 12:45, 6 September 2012 (PDT)
  
== Vandalizing account ==
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== Problem uploading images ==
  
This user is quite peculiar if you look at the history of contribs: [[Special:Contributions/Dardar2003]]. Is there a way to just simply ban the account and reverse everything that was changed by this user in a few clicks? Currently, any changes made by this user have not been undone. --{{user|ThaiGrocer}} 13:06, 21 August 2011 (PDT)
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I'm trying to upload an image to accompany a tutorial that I'm writing for creating a working radar mini-map in CS:GO. Yet everytime I try to upload the image by clicking "upload file" the page seems to refresh and my file doesn't appear on the list of uploaded wiki images. I am fairly new to uploading images. Am I doing anything wrong?
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--[[User:Nicky Da B|Nicky Da B]] 21:01, 29 July 2013 (PDT)
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: If it is giving an error message after you press the "Upload file" button, post it here. Also, to prevent vandalism and spam, your account needs to be confirmed for 5 days and have made 10 valid edits before images can be uploaded. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 12:12, 30 July 2013 (PDT)
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:: It does not throw an error message after I press the "Upload file" button". I am an autoconfirmed user.--[[User:Nicky Da B|Nicky Da B]] 13:28, 1 August 2013 (PDT)
  
== Deletion request ==
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Thanks for the info on reporting spam, I'm new to this. --[[User:Tigerslicer|Tigerslicer]] 18:39, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
  
Hi, could you please delete these two pages for me? [[User:Pizzahut/monobook.js‎]] [[User talk:Pizzahut/valve.js‎]] Thanks in advance.
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== Current wave of spam ==
  
Btw is the VDC bot still running? How would I get it to delete these pages, blanking didn't help, adding the delete template neither. --[[User:Pizzahut|pizzahut]] 11:22, 12 January 2012 (PST)
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I suggest making the blacklist invisible to everyone except administrators. Whoever is operating these bots seems to be adapting them based on your changes. [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] ([[User talk:Solokiller|talk]]) 21:09, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
:Tagging a page for deletion only flags the page, it doesn't mean it will be deleted instantly. There are many pages on the VDC that are flagged for deletion that still remain, it's just a matter of priority, I suppose. Pages that contain spam or spammers usually rank the highest in deletion. There was a time last year though when the VDCBot deleted every paged marked for deletion. That was nice. But personally asking for pages to be deleted might get them ousted faster, I assume. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 13:13, 12 January 2012 (PST)
 
 
 
== Translated Page ==
 
 
 
There is now a [[Valve Developer Community:Alternative Languages:fr]] page. --[[User:Almos|Almos]] 18:47, 13 March 2012 (CET)
 
 
 
== Suggestion: Wiki account activation ==
 
 
 
We've recently been getting hit by spammers. I think we can mitigate this problem if the wiki requires each user to validate their account via email before being allowed to create content. If it's even possible, that is. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 13:54, 24 March 2012 (PDT)
 
:: That is already the case. We're switching to a different CAPTCHA system to see if there is any improvement. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 13:18, 25 March 2012 (PDT)
 
::: Ohh, you're right. I figured since the option to edit a page was available under an unactivated account, you could do so. I didn't go any further than that though. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 10:54, 26 March 2012 (PDT)
 
:Perhaps make the first 5 or so edits moderated by an administrator to catch spammers before they can do real harm. [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] 02:44, 25 March 2012 (PDT)
 
:: Unfortunately, that is not very practical with a wiki. For one thing, a page could be edited by another user in between the time the new user edits the page and when the edit is approved. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 13:18, 25 March 2012 (PDT)
 
:::Well, since most spam seems to be new pages and images, couldn't you make creation of them moderated? [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] 22:38, 25 March 2012 (PDT)
 
:::: Good idea. It's not like new pages are being created every other minute (apart from spammers). Maybe if the same CAPTCHA method were introduced before being able to create a new page. &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 10:54, 26 March 2012 (PDT)
 
 
 
== HUD Timer ==
 
 
 
Hi ! I already asked this question on Mattshu's talk, but he could'nt help me. So maybe you... I want to introduce in the HUD of my mod, a timer, like Challenges in Portal 1. But not for challenges and bonus maps, just to see how many time the player stays in a map. So can you help me ?
 
Thank's for your futur answer. --[[User:Almos|Almos]] 08:13, 28 April 2012 (PDT)
 
: For programming questions, I would suggest the [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=191 Source SDK forums] or the [https://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/listinfo/hlcoders hlcoders] email list. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 11:33, 1 May 2012 (PDT)
 

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User permissions - could I be 'autoconfirmed'?

Hi there. I took some screenshots of some basic examples of Logic Gates in Puzzle Maker for use on this page, however I am unable to upload files as I am not in the 'autoconfirmed' user group. Are you able to add me to the autoconfirmed user group via Special:UserRights? RJackson 09:27, 13 May 2012 (PDT)

That is odd, you should already be a confirmed user. Have you set and authenticated your email address in your user preferences? It's under My preferences > User profile > E-mail options. --JeffLane 10:52, 14 May 2012 (PDT)
I have autoconfirm issue too, my email was authenticated at 25 December 2013 at 02:21 and yet i am not in the group and cannot upload. - - -Chocoportals 15:34, 16 March 2014 (PDT)
See "Problem uploading images" below for the requirements for uploading images. --JeffLane 18:43, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Images uploading

I have problem with images uploading. I have error: Could not rename file "/tmp/phpO78Nz6" to "public/a/a4/P2PM_glass.png". --Mehiller 11:09, 14 May 2012 (PDT)

Is this a new image? Try it again. In future, please use the Administrators' noticeboard for this kind of issue. --JeffLane 11:30, 14 May 2012 (PDT)

Puzzle Maker Page

Hi, Jeff. I was looking at improving the layout of the Puzzle Maker page and a thought struck me; right now the page is basically a hub for how-to content, but wouldn't it make more sense if the how-to stuff was moved to the category index to be more consistant with the rest of the wiki?

For example, the Hammer page only describes what Hammer is, along with a brief history. The actual level design how-to hub is on the Level Design category index (and the same goes for the Portal 2 Level Design category index.

Right now I'm playing with layouts in my sandbox; after discussing it with a few people, I really think it belongs on the category index. Keeping in mind that the 'wiki' link in the actual editor links directly to the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker page, I wanted to get your position (or even Yasser's) before I go moving things around. Cheers. --Nacimota Talk | Contributions 22:19, 22 May 2012 (PDT)

Seems reasonable, though consistent with the rest of the wiki is less important than what is effective. You will need to propose a plan for the existing page as it is the entry point and should not be a redirect. --JeffLane 13:51, 23 May 2012 (PDT)
Yeah, I had no plans on making it a redirect. What I figured we would have is a page describing the Puzzle Maker in a similar fashion to the page that describes Hammer, but perhaps with more detail. I was thinking at the top and bottom we could put something like "for help using the Puzzle Maker, see Category:Portal 2 Puzzle Maker", or something to that effect. --Nacimota Talk | Contributions 09:20, 24 May 2012 (PDT)

Page Organization Help

Excume but If you got a quick sec, I need a little help on organizing a tutorial that I'm working on. What could I do to simplify it? Alternative Multi-Stop Elevator --Kwp17pitts 18:18, 22 June 2012 (PDT)

How to become an autoconfirmed user

Hi, I'd like to write an article that require images but I can't upload them because I'm not an autoconfirmed user. What should I do to become one ? I already confirm my email adresse twice so the problem does not come from here ;)

New wave of spam

The latest bout of spam seems different than before, i got this message when i tried to flag a newly created spam page: User account "Renal Disease Diets" is not registered. Please check if you want to create/edit this page. What does this mean, exactly? Should these pages and users be tagged as usual? Solokiller 01:26, 6 September 2012 (PDT)

I think it's just because the spammer's created a User:Page instead of the pages they usually create. —Mattshu 07:31, 6 September 2012 (PDT)
That is correct. It's just a page created in the user namespace. Deleted. --JeffLane 12:45, 6 September 2012 (PDT)

Problem uploading images

I'm trying to upload an image to accompany a tutorial that I'm writing for creating a working radar mini-map in CS:GO. Yet everytime I try to upload the image by clicking "upload file" the page seems to refresh and my file doesn't appear on the list of uploaded wiki images. I am fairly new to uploading images. Am I doing anything wrong? --Nicky Da B 21:01, 29 July 2013 (PDT)

If it is giving an error message after you press the "Upload file" button, post it here. Also, to prevent vandalism and spam, your account needs to be confirmed for 5 days and have made 10 valid edits before images can be uploaded. --JeffLane 12:12, 30 July 2013 (PDT)
It does not throw an error message after I press the "Upload file" button". I am an autoconfirmed user.--Nicky Da B 13:28, 1 August 2013 (PDT)

Thanks for the info on reporting spam, I'm new to this. --Tigerslicer 18:39, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Current wave of spam

I suggest making the blacklist invisible to everyone except administrators. Whoever is operating these bots seems to be adapting them based on your changes. Solokiller (talk) 21:09, 20 May 2016 (UTC)