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== Archives ==
 
== Archives ==
  
 
* [http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Valve_Developer_Community:Administrators%27_noticeboard&oldid=144511 01:05, 1 March 2011]
 
* [http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Valve_Developer_Community:Administrators%27_noticeboard&oldid=144511 01:05, 1 March 2011]
 
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* [http://developer.valvesoftware.com/w/index.php?title=Valve_Developer_Community:Administrators%27_noticeboard&oldid=169760 14:27, 3 July 2012]
 
== Current notices ==
 
== Current notices ==
  
 
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==Scrolling bug in IE8==
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== User LoKkdoKk is abusing translated pages ==
I don't know if anyone else uses IE8, but there's this nasty scrolling bug that I keep getting here. Sometimes when I'm typing or pasting text into the edit window, the edit window scrolls upward each time something is entered. So after typing about three words it's scrolled up enough I can't see what I'm typing anymore. The problem seems to happen more often and slightly differently during pasting; I'll paste something and it scrolls up about a page, but if I type anything it scrolls back down to where I was typing.
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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 ==
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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't.  It doesn't look like anyone else can upload images either.
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[[User:Lady-Natalya|Lady-Natalya]] ([[User talk:Lady-Natalya|talk]]) 14:08, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
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== Can't update existing image ==
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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)
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: I can't upload new images either. --[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 14:35, 26 September 2013 (PDT)
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: This should be fixed. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 00:04, 3 October 2013 (PDT)
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== Image upload broken again ==
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I'm getting this error:
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<blockquote>The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver.</blockquote>
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--[[User:Artfunkel|Artfunkel]] 10:40, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
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: This should be fixed again. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 19:08, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
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== Autoconfirmed user permissions? ==
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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)
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== New wave of spam ==
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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)
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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)
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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)
  
I had these exact problems with Wikipedia when IE8 first came out; I had thought they patched IE to fix the problems but apparently they patched Wikipedia to fix the problem. So I think having an outdated version of MediaWiki is the source of the problem and updating would eliminate it? Anyone else experience this issue? [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 22:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
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== Can't make new page ==
:I also experience this, ever since I switched to Windows 7, and it's really bothering me. I thought it applied to every text edit field - I don't remember. If you want to experiment, it could also possibly be related to very large screen resolutions. --[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 21:36, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
 
::Yeah, I also have Windows 7. I don't recall ever having the issue with any other large text boxes but I can't think of anything else I do on the web with such large textboxes. I hadn't thought about screen resolution; my monitor is 1920*1080. [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 21:44, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
 
:::So is mine (I have an Acer GD245HQ monitor.) but lowering it to 1600*900 or 1280*720 does not fix this bug. (Just tried it. I won't go lower because it will probably mess things up.)--[[User:MossyBucket|MossyBucket (formerly Andreasen)]] 22:56, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
 
::::This is a known issue with IE8. Upgrade to IE9 or download Chrome --[[user:Nacimota|<span style="color: #007fbf; font-weight: bold">Nacimota</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Nacimota|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Nacimota|Contributions]]</sup> 16:45, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
 
  
==Requesting translators to translate Markup tags in select languages==
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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.
This may be a lot to ask for, but it'd be helpful if there were translated versions of cleanup tags, like <nowiki>{{cleanup:ru}}</nowiki>, <nowiki>{{ToTranslate:ru}}</nowiki>, etc. so we can tag pages in their own languages. Say a Russian-only editor needs to tag a Russian page for cleanup. Not much help if he tags it with an English-written tag :P I'm sure this has been brought up before, though, and I understand translators are hard to come by. Just a suggestion to slide on to the to-do list. --&mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]]&nbsp;<sup>([[User talk:Mattshu|Talk]])</sup> 00:02, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
 
: The translations on the VDC are community-driven. If you would like a translation of one or more of those pages, you can try asking one of the users that has translated other pages in that language. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 16:58, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
 
:: Not sure why I didn't think of that. I forgot I even posted this &mdash;[[User:Mattshu|Mattshu]] 17:16, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
 
  
==Unrelated Steam games==
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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)
I'm starting to find a lot of random Steam games on this Wiki that are not relevant to Valve, Source, or VDC development in any way, including titles such as [[Advent Rising]] and [[Wolfenstein 3D]]. I'm also afraid these might set a precedent of adding every single game on Steam to this Wiki. Should such articles be marked for deletion? [[User:Thelonesoldier|Thelonesoldier]] 02:25, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
 
: Those pages were likely added when Steam had fewer games in the catalog. So the answer is probably "yes". --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 17:01, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
 
  
==Navbox Template==
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== FIX -> Atom/RSS feed XML validation error ==
I am desperately trying to get the transwiki version of wikipedia's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Navbox navbox template] to work on VDC. It's one of the most useful wiki templates ever written (and consequently one of the most widely used). I think it would add a lot to articles by allowing users to navigate through certain projects more effectively.
 
  
Unfortunately there seems to be some dependacies required for it to work. It has special classes which need to be added to [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] and collapse code that needs to be added to [[MediaWiki:Common.js]]. Both of those pages are protected (for understandable reasons). I am really keen to get this template working if possible; as I said before, it's a great template and I think it will make browsing the VDC a more pleasant experience.
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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)
  
On a slightly unrelated note, while I was investigating this matter I was having a chat with the guys over at MediaWiki. Apparently there are several security issues with our version of MediaWiki. You might want to consider another upgrade in the future but that's for you guys [valve] to discuss I suppose. --[[user:Nacimota|<span style="color: #007fbf; font-weight: bold">Nacimota</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Nacimota|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Nacimota|Contributions]]</sup> 16:45, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
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==PLEASE READ: Anarchy?==
: It is unlikely we're going to add such a complex template to the site very soon. We try to avoid such complex templates to reduce editor barrier-for-entry and keep the site running smoothly. Though we do have some templates that provide similar (though much narrower) function, such as [[Template:MenuBox]]. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 17:09, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
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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)
  
== Unable to upload images ==
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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)
Attempting to upload an image yields an error: ''Could not rename file "/tmp/php9UFXzc" to "public/d/df/Puzzle_Maker_XOR_gate.png".''  A very brief google states that the problem is incorrect folder permissions and that it can be fixed via chmod 777-ing the folders (& subfolders) within /public/.  I have also had this problem with the folders /public/4/42 and /public/6/66, and another user also reported this issue on [[User_talk:JeffLane|Jeff Lane's talk page]] with folders public/a/a4. [[User:RJackson|RJackson]] 23:43, 14 May 2012 (PDT)
 
: Storage issue. This should now be fixed. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 16:32, 15 May 2012 (PDT)
 
  
== Unable to edit SFM pages ==
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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)
Not sure if this is intended or not, when I go to edit a page in the SFM section I get:
 
  The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: [[Valve_Developer_Community:Users|Users]].
 
but this should be the default group? -- [[User:Miek|Miek]] 04:37, 3 July 2012 (PDT)
 
: This message is a bug with the page protection notice. Pages in the Source Filmmaker category are currently restricted for editing while the SFM works on the initial documentation. --[[User:JeffLane|JeffLane]] 14:27, 3 July 2012 (PDT)
 

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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)