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== MediaWiki Upgrade Issues ==
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The MediaWiki upgrade to version 1.31.10 has introduced a few bugs to the wiki.
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* Live previewing of edits is currently broken. Attempting to preview edits with the "Show previews without reloading the page" preference enabled gives the following error:
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: <div class="errorbox"><strong>An error occured while attempting to preview your changes.</strong><br>API error: unknown_useskin</div>
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: This appears to be an issue with the skin. A Wikimedia [https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T237856 phabricator task] lists the error for a seperate skin, Cologne Blue.
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* The preferences page has broken styling and now renders as a solid block of gray.
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* Highlighting revisions in a page's history causes the text to turn black instead of white, making the text much harder to read.
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[[User:Deprecated|deprecated]]<sup>[[User talk:Deprecated|(talk)]]</sup> 00:39, 11 January 2021 (PST)
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== User LoKkdoKk is abusing translated pages ==
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That user ([[User:LoKkdoKk|LoKkdoKk]]) is checking many Russian-translated pages for deletion although they are translated pretty good and do not violate any rules. It's like you dedicating your own time to make the wiki better but that user just ruins it.
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[[User:romgerman|romgerman]] ([[User talk:romgerman|talk]]) 16:20, 18 July 2018 (UTC+3)
  
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:You'd have better luck sorting that out with him on [[User Talk:LoKkdoKk|his User Talk page]]. [[User:Pinsplash|Pinsplash]] ([[User talk:Pinsplash|talk]]) 13:33, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  
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== Can't upload new images ==
  
== File Upload Bug ==
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I registered and confirmed my e-mail like 4 years ago and I uploaded some images back then, but now I can'tIt doesn't look like anyone else can upload images either.
Apparently there is a [https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16583 {known bug}] which rejects any uploaded file which contains the characters '<?' within the first 1024 character blockBugzilla indicates that there is a patch for this error, however the VDC appears to be unpatched as yet.
 
: Thanks for the report. We'll look into this. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 22:23, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
== New standards for mod articles ==
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[[User:Lady-Natalya|Lady-Natalya]] ([[User talk:Lady-Natalya|talk]]) 14:08, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I didn't know how to run things by you until now, so I went ahead and [[Help:Mod_Profiles|set some official standards]] for creating mod articles here, to prevent "noobs" from spamming the wiki with things they'll typically never even finish. ...but it's ultimately your wiki, so [[Help talk:Mod_Profiles|let us know]] if you disagree on this. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 11:44, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
 
: Seems reasonable. ModDB already does an excellent job at this function, and a mod and game database is not really part of the scope of the VDC currently. Documentation specific to a particular mod (how to use its entities, for example) seems more suited to the site. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 22:23, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
:Hi, as you might be aware there are dozens, probably hundreds of useless mod articles. Using the new criteria we've established as mentioned above, a few of us have been marking those articles for deletion. To assist the administrators in more easily locating and deleting offending articles, I've added a <nowiki>{{deletemod}}</nowiki> template which automatically adds the articles to the new category [[:Category:Mods for deletion]]. Hope this is helpful. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 00:32, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
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== Can't update existing image ==
  
== Please unprotect [[Making a Mod]] ==
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I'm trying to update [[:File:Blender smd dmx flex.png]]. Every time I hit Submit I'm redirected to [[Special:Upload]] and the image is unchanged. --[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 06:05, 26 September 2013 (PDT)
The protection of [[Making a Mod]] has been desputed for ''six YEARS'' now, without so much as a comment from Valve. (Read its [[Talk:Making a Mod|discussion page]].) You could also check what ''other'' protected pages are being disputed/needs updating. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 15:37, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
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: I can't upload new images either. --[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 14:35, 26 September 2013 (PDT)
: There are very few pages that we would prefer to remain protected; this is one of them. We wish this particular page to remain as coming from a Valve perspective. If others in the community want to expand the topic from their perspective with additional pages, that is not a problem. Multiple pages can be linked from the appropriate locations and we can add links to this page on request.
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: This should be fixed. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 00:04, 3 October 2013 (PDT)
: If there are requests for unprotection, they can be tagged with a request and found here: [[:Category:Pages to be unprotected]] --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 22:32, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
== Are russian non-localized pages allowed? ==
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== Image upload broken again ==
  
It appears (from what I understand) that [[User:Kostya|Kostya]] won't bother writing unlocalized pages in english because he's not that good at english, and online russian-english translators gives too poor results.
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I'm getting this error:
  
(Quote from [[User_talk:MossyBucket|my talk page]] and his russian pages:
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<blockquote>The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver.</blockquote>
"otherlangs I didn't make. Here I will write stuff in Russian language, If You wont translate. Me pester. Translators bad, good results I don't get. I will write in Russian")
 
  
I think both me and him would like to know if this is allowed.
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--[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 10:40, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
  
--[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 16:45, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
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: This should be fixed again. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 19:08, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
  
: Ideally, the page has a version in Russian with the pagename:ru format, and a version in English with no suffix. From a practical standpoint however, if you're referring to his likely Russian-language mod page, I don't see much of a problem with it co-existing in one page as long as there is an introduction in English. This will not work on other pages, however. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 23:53, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
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== Autoconfirmed user permissions? ==
  
== [[weapon_hopwire]] ==
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The email autoconfirmation seems to be broken, or broken in my case. Could I get added to the autoconfirmed users group so I can upload images? Thanks. [[User:Petethegoat|Petethegoat]] ([[User talk:Petethegoat|talk]]) 14:54, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
This article needs to be confirmed or denied by a Valve employee. I tried out the console commands, and they don't even seem to exist, but it still might have worked at ''some'' point. Rumors say you need Episode 1, and then when Episode 1 was released, suddenly it's Episode 2, and then people tell you that you would need a certain map. This wouldn't be the first time where people got together to promote something that doesn't exist. (You'll see what it looks like in the video: Like a rollermine that creates a vortex.) --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 23:02, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
: I believe the hopwire was only available from the leaked HL2 beta and the 'Missing information' mod based on its content.
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== New wave of spam ==
--[[User:Tehrasha|Tehrasha]] 22:47, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
:: Ah, I had it mixed up with a different 'hopwire' item.   Found this though [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Hole_Hopwire] --[[User:Tehrasha|Tehrasha]] 23:00, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
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Once again spammers have targeted this site. It's still going on as i write this. Is there anything that can be done about this? Based on what i'm seeing, anti-spam measures could be taken by checking for long page titles with large amounts of identical contents (e.g. one page had most lines start with "NORTON"). The link protection check is mostly useless since it only has a dozen or so questions that are easily matched. Could accounts perhaps be tied into Steam itself? Perhaps that will stop them, if Steam's own anti-spam measures can stop them. [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] ([[User talk:Solokiller|talk]]) 09:22, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
  
==External link captcha==
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It seems another wave has "launched", currently totaling somewhere around 1450 edits and growing. Mainly preventing people from reading recent (actual, important) changes. [[User:Fayti1703|Fayti1703]] ([[User talk:Fayti1703|talk]]) 22:20, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Whenever you add an external link to an article, the Wiki gives you a captcha. That's fine for the most part, but it also gives you a captcha ''whenever you add a template with an external link''. This is a massive nuisance; I do a lot of maintainance edits including adding various tags, and most of the tags (including stub and deletion) always bring up the captcha. It wastes a lot of my time, particularly since I have trouble reading some of them and I sometimes have to retry several times. Is there a way to disable the captcha from coming up for templates?
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:Still going on as of now. [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] ([[User talk:Solokiller|talk]]) 20:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
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::I wonder if we should start flagging them already or just wait until it ends and then do something about it... Only destructive thing I've seen so far is changing [[$emissiveblend]], which I have reverted just now. [[User:Fayti1703|Fayti1703]] ([[User talk:Fayti1703|talk]]) 12:46, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
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:::These attacks seem to occur on Fridays to maximize the exposure so the changes are included in search results. If we flagged them now that would prevent this from happening, but i've seen bots overwrite the same page multiple times. I think it's best to just let the admins handle it. Given that the latest measures put into place are ineffective, i think they'll need to use another approach to solve this problem. Enabling moderation for new users could help. [[User:Solokiller|Solokiller]] ([[User talk:Solokiller|talk]]) 08:52, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
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::::A suggestion I'd like to add is limiting the max number of new pages from a certain user account and/or ip address. (Though the spammers would probably find a way around that too) [[User:Fayti1703|Fayti1703]] ([[User talk:Fayti1703|talk]]) 18:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  
[[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 00:32, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
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== Can't make new page ==
: We can look into this, but there might not be an easy fix. Unfortunately, the CAPTCHA has been instrumental in reducing spam edits. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 23:54, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
:: All right, thanks. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 00:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
==[[Hammer Hotkey Reference]]==
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I tried to create [[SFM/Navigating_with_the_camera:jp|Navigating_with_the_camera:jp]] but it has been banned from creation as it matches a spam blacklist entry.
  
In the title article Erik Johnson (employed at Valve) wrote that {{key|Ctrl+Shift+C}} would "Carve selected objects" and that {{key|Ctrl+H}} would "Hollow selected objects". They don't seem to do that at all. In fact, pressing {{key|Ctrl+H}} seems to '''delete all brushes except the selected ones'''. Perhaps the article needs updating by someone who knows these shortcuts well. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 01:59, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
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Could I get the permission to create the page? Thank you. --[[User:EmptyLot|EmptyLot]] ([[User talk:EmptyLot|talk]]) 19:47, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
:That's probably  happening because a lot of those hotkeys have been changed for the 2009 branch, so yeah, it either needs updating or clarification about the version it thematizes. --[[User:Biohazard 90|Biohazard]] 02:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
 
:: That is correct. Those were the correct shortcuts when the information was originally posted (and actually may still be the case in one or more branches). --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 23:52, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
==Forever is a very long time ==
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== FIX -> Atom/RSS feed XML validation error ==
  
As he isn't able to do so himself, I want to appeal [[User:MrTwoVideoCards|MrTwoVideoCards]] permaban. I've read through his discussion with [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]], and while I'm not in any way condoning rude behavior, overconfidence, or swears, I don't think he was some sort of an ''enemy'' of this wiki, like the spammers or vandals are. He was just overly passionate about a subject. Judging by his maturity, I get the picture of a boy probably going through his teens, where hormones create a naturally aggressive behavior, but that's nothing that won't pass in two years time, and bans for even a month would be enough for him to think things over and build some patience. This user has even made a mod for this community.
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RSS link in [[Special:RecentChanges|Recent changes]] page.<br>
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XML file contain extra "spaces or newline characters" at first row, which brake RSS feed.<br>
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https://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/api.php?hidebots=1&days=7&limit=50&action=feedrecentchanges&feedformat=rss
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Could someone fix it ?
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--[[User:Bacardi|Bacardi]] ([[User talk:Bacardi|talk]]) 07:35, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
  
While I wasn't fond of him personally, I'm concerned over this because I've been permabanned from lots and lots of forums on moderator whims, and have experienced how poorly chosen words can be a virtual ''death''-sentence. As long as you have an option to ban a user for a ''limited'' amount of time, I think this would be the time to show mercy.
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==PLEASE READ: Anarchy?==
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I just checked with [[Special:ListGroupRights]]. The last edit from a wiki user with any special moderation privileges was about a year ago if I'm not mistaken. How do we handle this? Should we poke somebody at Valve? [[User:Pinsplash|Pinsplash]] ([[User talk:Pinsplash|talk]]) 05:11, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  
--[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 01:00, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
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:Update: I just emailed Jeff Lane's business address. That SuicideJoy person is the last straw I am interested in having with evil-doers on this website. The mediawiki software on this wiki is probably not up to date, so any of the things they have uploaded to the wiki should be treated as an unassessibly high threat. [[User:Pinsplash|Pinsplash]] ([[User talk:Pinsplash|talk]]) 02:38, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
:Most of the discussion has been deleted. You're not nearly getting the whole picture here. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 01:51, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
::Then what is the whole picture? Looking twice, I find probable ban evasions, and a general arrogant and aggressive behavior, but do you really think that he will be the same person 1-2 years from now? --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 02:32, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
:::When he's given a final warning by an administrator and his response is "I'm not sorry" and more insults, that's not indicative of a desire to change or function cooperatively. In the workplace, if you create a hostile work environment, you get fired. They don't keep you in case you have a turnaround several years down the line. You are biased because you know him from some time ago, and I'm biased because he repeatedly attacked me and another user, but if the conversation continues in this direction it will look like I'm flaming him. It's pointless to debate amongst ourselves anyway, since neither of us has any authoritative powers and Jeff will do what he wants to do. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 09:01, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
::::Is that how you work? If you're all fired up over something, and a mod comes along and says that you nearly dodged a ban for flaming, but that he is instead willing to hear you out, do you suddenly out of the blue feel remorse and want to apologize for everything that you were so passionate about just a minute ago? ...because that's not a normal human reaction. Sure, you can feel enough fear to ''feign'' being sorry, but some people have more pride and sincerity than feigning an apology.
 
::::Also, this board is a lot different than a workplace. People can come and go as they please here. There are no "occupied positions" here that can result in somebody being "replaced", so the wiki is always open.
 
::::PS. I would also like to make it clear that while I knew MrTwoVideoCards from a couple of years ago, over all he was a beginner that I patiently tolerated - not a partner.
 
:::: --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 11:29, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
:::::So when you act out and are reproached by an authority, you take the opportunity to reaffirm you should be disciplined? You get called to the school office on threat of detention, and you gloat? The officer is teetering on letting you off with a warning and you brag about speeding? That's ludicrous. An adult can look at his or her behavior and think "I got carried away." Even if you can't admit to yourself or others that you made a mistake, a wiki offers the ''very convenient'' out that you can literally ''just not respond at all''. It's necessary for a wiki, at least to a degree, to behave as rational adults in a cooperative workplace - otherwise, we get flame wars and edit wars and very counter-productive behavior.
 
:::::Unforunately Gear did not learn to patiently tolerate others.
 
:::::Again, there is no point in having this conversation, but to be more clear I'm not going to continue participating in it. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 11:41, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
::::::I wouldn't do these things in the first place, but my point is that it's futile to expect an honest apology from someone who gets this carried away, without some kind of dialogue to take place. Of course he's not going to apologize - from his perspective he had been given no valid, honorable reason to, and he was still very much upset (because it didn't look like he did all of this with dead calm). In this case it looked like Jeff was giving him an opportunity to explain himself, and not replying would also be rude.
 
::::::...but all of this is beside the point. You never did answer my question of whether you thought he would still be the same angry, rude person after 1-2 years. I don't think so. There's a big difference between a 1-2 year ban, and a lifetime ban. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 12:27, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
: Although this latest incident was the primary cause of the ban, this was not an isolated case. An existing pattern of inflammatory interactions with other users was also a contributing factor. Bans are '''never''' considered lightly. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 23:50, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
 
:: Okay. I did what I could. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 01:23, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
 
::It's okay, here I am. Yeah like I had stated on the AO page, I was never extremely angry with Lonesoldier. However seeing as quite a few other people were in the same boat I was, I felt somewhat annoyed by the lack of understanding on lonesoldiers part. It eventually dwindled down to the group not liking any of lonesoldier's arguments and reasoning realizing the Lonesoldier is the alpha and Omega over here at the VDC now, and that we are all but mere mortals who should never dare to challenge the all amazing might that is '''lonesoldier God of Thunder'''. I digress. I also stated I didn't apologize for my behavior, and honestly no one else did as well. That entire situation got out of hand, and I'm totally okay with putting it behind me, but it doesn't change the fact a lot of people still don't agree with how lonesoldier walks around the vdc, or that he was extremely annoying to deal with on the AO article. I must admit, I am quite surprised someone went and appealed my ban though.
 
  
:: My problem is I fail to see how everyone entirely disagreed with lonesoldier on the AO article, even someone who COMPLETELY IMPLEMENTED AO into the source engine, yet Jeff ''completely'' ignored those users, and they never we're talked to. I'm not trying to point fingers at other users here, or imply others should be punished in any way, just that quite a lot of users had an issue with lonesolder, yet you completely ignored that issue Jeff. You didn't bother to ask any of the users why they had such a problem with the AO article, and Lonesoldier themselves. Fuck, Lonesoldier didn't even get a slap on the wrist for the whole situation. Thats why I didn't care for apologizing for me behavior. I could honestly care less about getting angry about some whiner-baby kid over the internet, but when the moderators come on, and basically ignore the face of the issue, I get mad. I get mega jelly.--[[User:MrFourVideoCards|MrFourVideoCards]] 23:16, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
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::Threat is over. No word back from Valve yet. [[User:Pinsplash|Pinsplash]] ([[User talk:Pinsplash|talk]]) 05:29, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
  
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== Can't create templates or upload images with the word "chaos" ==
  
:::Aside from the inability to stop insulting people, will anything be done about the block evasion? [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 04:17, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
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I'm trying to set up some templates and upload icons of the "Chaos Source" engine my team and I are working on. Seems like the word "chaos" is on a blacklist?
::THE LEVELS OF MAD, THEY ARE SO HIGH DOCTOR! THEY ARE ALMOST OVER '''9000'''!--[[User:MrFourVideoCards|MrFourVideoCards]] 06:08, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
 
  
== Custom source markup tags ==
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[[User:Tewan|Tewan]] ([[User talk:Tewan|talk]]) 9:40, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  
I noticed that this wiki has implemented GeSHi <nowiki><source></nowiki> markup tags to supercede the standard <nowiki><pre></nowiki> (and <nowiki><code></nowiki> and <nowiki><div></nowiki>) tags when marking listings of source code and scripts. (It does not support the newer <nowiki><syntaxhighlight></nowiki> tags, however.) I'm not an ''experienced'' PHP programmer, but I'm curious if there was a way to code a custom script markup for Valve's scripts. (Right now the argument ''lang=actionscript3'' ''looks'' pretty okay, but that's for Flash.) It should be pretty easy for anyone who has the time, by referring to the [http://qbnz.com/highlighter/geshi-doc.html GeSHi documentation]. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 05:41, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
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:Indeed, I noticed this as well. Note that it's only blacklisted if "chaos" is at the start, so for like images it should work to just call it [[Icon chaos source.png]] or something. But this will cause problems if you try to create [[Chaos Source]] or [[Chaos Initiative]] pages. Not sure why it's on there in the first place. - [[User:Luke18033|Luke18033]] ([[User talk:Luke18033|talk]]) 22:23, 20 March 2021 (PDT)

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Please fix these.

deprecated(talk) 00:39, 11 January 2021 (PST)

User LoKkdoKk is abusing translated pages

That user (LoKkdoKk) is checking many Russian-translated pages for deletion although they are translated pretty good and do not violate any rules. It's like you dedicating your own time to make the wiki better but that user just ruins it.

romgerman (talk) 16:20, 18 July 2018 (UTC+3)

You'd have better luck sorting that out with him on his User Talk page. Pinsplash (talk) 13:33, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Can't upload new images

I registered and confirmed my e-mail like 4 years ago and I uploaded some images back then, but now I can't. It doesn't look like anyone else can upload images either.

Lady-Natalya (talk) 14:08, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Can't update existing image

I'm trying to update File:Blender smd dmx flex.png. Every time I hit Submit I'm redirected to Special:Upload and the image is unchanged. --Artfunkel 06:05, 26 September 2013 (PDT)

I can't upload new images either. --Artfunkel 14:35, 26 September 2013 (PDT)
This should be fixed. --JeffLane 00:04, 3 October 2013 (PDT)

Image upload broken again

I'm getting this error:

The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver.

--Artfunkel 10:40, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

This should be fixed again. --JeffLane 19:08, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Autoconfirmed user permissions?

The email autoconfirmation seems to be broken, or broken in my case. Could I get added to the autoconfirmed users group so I can upload images? Thanks. Petethegoat (talk) 14:54, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

New wave of spam

Once again spammers have targeted this site. It's still going on as i write this. Is there anything that can be done about this? Based on what i'm seeing, anti-spam measures could be taken by checking for long page titles with large amounts of identical contents (e.g. one page had most lines start with "NORTON"). The link protection check is mostly useless since it only has a dozen or so questions that are easily matched. Could accounts perhaps be tied into Steam itself? Perhaps that will stop them, if Steam's own anti-spam measures can stop them. Solokiller (talk) 09:22, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

It seems another wave has "launched", currently totaling somewhere around 1450 edits and growing. Mainly preventing people from reading recent (actual, important) changes. Fayti1703 (talk) 22:20, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Still going on as of now. Solokiller (talk) 20:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
I wonder if we should start flagging them already or just wait until it ends and then do something about it... Only destructive thing I've seen so far is changing $emissiveblend, which I have reverted just now. Fayti1703 (talk) 12:46, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
These attacks seem to occur on Fridays to maximize the exposure so the changes are included in search results. If we flagged them now that would prevent this from happening, but i've seen bots overwrite the same page multiple times. I think it's best to just let the admins handle it. Given that the latest measures put into place are ineffective, i think they'll need to use another approach to solve this problem. Enabling moderation for new users could help. Solokiller (talk) 08:52, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
A suggestion I'd like to add is limiting the max number of new pages from a certain user account and/or ip address. (Though the spammers would probably find a way around that too) Fayti1703 (talk) 18:41, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Can't make new page

I tried to create Navigating_with_the_camera:jp but it has been banned from creation as it matches a spam blacklist entry.

Could I get the permission to create the page? Thank you. --EmptyLot (talk) 19:47, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

FIX -> Atom/RSS feed XML validation error

RSS link in Recent changes page.
XML file contain extra "spaces or newline characters" at first row, which brake RSS feed.
https://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/api.php?hidebots=1&days=7&limit=50&action=feedrecentchanges&feedformat=rss
Could someone fix it ? --Bacardi (talk) 07:35, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

PLEASE READ: Anarchy?

I just checked with Special:ListGroupRights. The last edit from a wiki user with any special moderation privileges was about a year ago if I'm not mistaken. How do we handle this? Should we poke somebody at Valve? Pinsplash (talk) 05:11, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Update: I just emailed Jeff Lane's business address. That SuicideJoy person is the last straw I am interested in having with evil-doers on this website. The mediawiki software on this wiki is probably not up to date, so any of the things they have uploaded to the wiki should be treated as an unassessibly high threat. Pinsplash (talk) 02:38, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Threat is over. No word back from Valve yet. Pinsplash (talk) 05:29, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Can't create templates or upload images with the word "chaos"

I'm trying to set up some templates and upload icons of the "Chaos Source" engine my team and I are working on. Seems like the word "chaos" is on a blacklist?

Tewan (talk) 9:40, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Indeed, I noticed this as well. Note that it's only blacklisted if "chaos" is at the start, so for like images it should work to just call it Icon chaos source.png or something. But this will cause problems if you try to create Chaos Source or Chaos Initiative pages. Not sure why it's on there in the first place. - Luke18033 (talk) 22:23, 20 March 2021 (PDT)