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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)

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.
Could someone fix it ? --Bacardi (talk) 07:35, 1 October 2017 (UTC)


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)