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Build Master Noticeboard

Since admins shouldn't really be making removals on votes that require thought into whether a vote needs to be removed, maybe a BN noticeboard could be made. If there is a vote that you feel is wrong, you could raise it on the BM noticeboard for discussion or to raise the attention of a BM. Obviously if a troll vote is made it can still be noted on the AN but for the votes that would require a BM, it could be used. Also means BM's don't have to go searching round RC and RRating to find wrong/bad votes. PvXwiki:Build_Master_noticeboard.--Frosty 13:23, 15 December 2008 (EST)

I believe around the introduction of BMs I suggested such a thing, but for whatever reason we decided not to. For instance, a few weeks back we only had 1 active BM (the others not being able to come on for various reasons). When you look at the amount of requests we get on here, a singal BM couldn't handle it all, so Admins are informed as well, and can remove the ones that are obviously wrong... ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 13:34, 15 December 2008 (EST)
Obviously wrong like "SH only has Adjacent range" or votes like "Cripshot is terrible" not votes that disagree with your opinion on a build. If you want to do that make an RFBM.----ﮎHædõ๘یíɳShadowsin sig.PNG 13:39, 15 December 2008 (EST)
Obvious fail votes yes I can agree with but then when anything contestable comes up a BM needs to know about it, because admins may and probably don't have the knowledge to decide whether removal is neccesarry. --Frosty 17:24, 15 December 2008 (EST)
Assume they do. — Rapta Rapta Icon1.gif (talk|contribs) 00:53, 16 December 2008 (EST)
No, You assume they do when they create RFBM and get it. Otherwise you assume they don't.----ﮎHædõ๘یíɳShadowsin sig.PNG 11:37, 16 December 2008 (EST)
No, you assume they do on the basis that you assume that they have enough self-judgment to be removing votes on issues that they are able to make an informed decision upon. Assume good faith. The moral here: don't be a douche. They're admins for a reason. That includes knowing what they themselves are capable of judging appropriately. If you're going to QQ, do so in the policy page for Admins. — Rapta Rapta Icon1.gif (talk|contribs) 15:47, 16 December 2008 (EST)

Keep it admin. Buildmasters have something better to do then removing trolls. —ǘŋƐxɩsƫ 14:52, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Build Janitors

Like an admin but with no power to ban/remove votes and all that stuff. It would really help the wiki if a few people would be able to delete all the stupid redirects/welltaged/deletetaged build pages. Obviously would need some work but it means less crap for admins to do so they can get on making new stuff for the wiki, or more time to harass GWshack to fix or fucking outdated skills). Generally a Janitor, I know it would be hard to implement but just giving suggesting to how the wiki could move forward, instead of this current staticness. --Frosty 22:14, 21 December 2008 (EST)

TBH. --GoD Hammer and Sickle.jpg Guild of Deals 22:16, 21 December 2008 (EST)
it doesn't take long to delete crao, i could clear it all in about 30 mins if my internet was running smoothly. I've been looking into ways to make Grace expired easier to sort (at the moment it looks like an AWB, which I'll download and test later on). Making what new things?, just request it and someone will make it most likely (as long as there's a valid reason/need for it)the skills have been updated by GWShack, but the only person who can update them here is Gcard, i've left him a message on his talk page (a while ago), so he'll get round to it when he can. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 06:55, 22 December 2008 (EST)
Why complicate the wiki? — Skakid Rally- kupo!S9M.png 12:13, 24 December 2008 (EST)
Same thoughts here. If you really want this just add the ability to delete pages to BM.--GoldenGoldenstar.JPGStar 12:14, 24 December 2008 (EST)

Supplement to Archive tag

Can we get a supplement to the archive tag so you can see what the category of a build (great/good/other) was before it was archived? as it is the only way to tell is to go check the rating page which is kind of annoying =\--GoldenGoldenstar.JPGStar 12:10, 24 December 2008 (EST)

this, cant make the category variable link to the right category though Cute McMonkey.pngChristmas Tab Rally-kupo! 12:27, 24 December 2008 (EST)
Awesome, that lookms great tab. Is it ready to use or should I continue to use the old archive template for now?--GoldenGoldenstar.JPGStar 12:38, 24 December 2008 (EST)
Keep using the old one, needs an admin to update it though Cute McMonkey.pngChristmas Tab Rally-kupo! 12:43, 24 December 2008 (EST)
Updated, uses tabs idea, but we have to go through and add the extra criteria onto the archived builds. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 17:40, 28 December 2008 (EST)

Recent Changes

The RSS and Atom feeds don't work. ¬ Klumpeet 15:45, 14 May 2008 (EDT)

appears to be fixed. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 18:05, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Main page

Wth happened to teh mainpage, it's all blank, was working fine but not anymore 21:57, 8 January 2009 (EST)

I'm seeing the same thing. Greevar 22:52, 8 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah, it's been like that for about 7 hours now. I'm assuming it'll be through within the next day, but we'll just have to wait and see. --ShazamTheSnake Shazam The Snake.png hissssssssssss 02:09, 9 January 2009 (EST)
There seems to be a mistake somewhere in {{Template:Main Page/Top}}. I've implemented a temporary soluction and notified GCardinal. I don't really have time to look into more detail now, but if any sysop can see the problem they should feel free to fix it. - Misery Is Friendly Misery Dog obaby.gif 03:11, 9 January 2009 (EST)
Better temporary fix, the problem was with the game updates RSS feed. - Misery Is Friendly Misery Dog obaby.gif 05:13, 9 January 2009 (EST)

W/any Eviscerate Warrior (talk · rate)

the rate button directs to a wrong lin (as if you people didn't noticed yet). With my crappy wiki skills i made this but the build page name has to be written with underscored instead of spaced D:

[{{SERVER}}/index.php?title=Build:{{{4|W/any_Eviscerate_Warrior}}}&action=rate rate] 

Fox007 User:Fox007 21:58, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 17:53, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Blocked users editing

I'm pretty sure that I've blocked Napalm, yet he is still able to edit pages. I presume it's the same for other blocked users. ĐONT*SYSOP 23:13, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Karate Jesus said he's able to edit his own user talk. ---Chaos- 23:14, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
I see. It's probably a Wikia "feature" then. ĐONT*SYSOP 23:19, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Sidebar issue

See this please. — TulipVorlax 20:51, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

So, does it mean PvX admins doesn't care about this problem :


On MediaWiki talk:Monaco-sidebar, i give 3 links that explain why some user dont have the same sidebar menu as most users.
Maybe we're not much of a concern... — TulipVorlax 08:23, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
See your talk page ;) - working on it. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 17:54, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
resolved. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 23:06, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Recent Ratings

Not sure if anyone else is getting this or it's just the Opera browser being stupid, but I can't seem to see who gave the ratings, shows up as

  • 22:47 . . W/any Endurance Axe; Rating: 5 (great) . . E:5 U:5 I:5 . .

but I can see vote remove fine though.PVX-Zyke 01:24, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Pretty sure its like that for everyone. --Drah Drah-Sig1.jpg 02:39, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Fixed, it was something that happened when we moved, TORs fixed it =). ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 17:56, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Build Template icon

The image is currently replaced by Build Template on the tool bar.--Relyk 09:34, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

It's still a signet of capture for me, what browser are you using? - Misery Cow.pngMisery Says Moo 09:37, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Firefox--Relyk 09:39, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Me too, no idea then. Try clearing your cache. - Misery Cow.pngMisery Says Moo 09:41, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Nope--Relyk 09:45, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
happens for me too Cute McMonkey.pngTab 09:46, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Mines working now--Relyk 07:16, 26 February 2009 (UTC)


What the hell is going on with them? My signature, a few skill image icons, and a lot of other pics are just blanking. They haven't been deleted. Wikia error or is this third-party? Jebus.JPG 22:14, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Nvm, must have been my comp. >.> Jebus.JPG 00:36, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

New Guide Namespace

Is quite broken in relation to watchlists (at least mine). Articles in Guide: show up as redlinks (even though the articles are there) and I can't remove them from my watchlist. EDIT: Also, the articles are duplicated in the (Main) section of the watchlist editor. Toraen 02:39, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

fixed now. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 17:52, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Display issues with Safari Browser

Well, I recently downloaded the new Safari browser and i like it a lot. However, there seems to be some kind of display issue with PvX. The navigation bar that is supposed to appear on the left hand side of each article is just a blank white area and the links from that are pushed down to the very bottom of the page below the white area. Could be something to do with my computer, but can someone else using safari confirm? Thanks Peter 02:58, 26 September 2008 (EDT)

Yea, the sidebar links are getting pushed down below the article body on every page. I'll look into it and see if I can change the css or something to fix it if I have time. Hhhippo might know how to fix it. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(sysop) 17:44, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
Nothing I've tried fixes it. It's entirely possible it's a safari bug. But if anyone else who knows some css wants to try to figure it out, here's a summary of what I tried:
  1. Reducing the width of the article body and/or sidebar just leaves a bigger gap between them.
  2. Changing the white-space:nowrap in the h4, h5, and h6's for .portlet to white-space:normal removes the big section of whitespace, and the sidebar looks normal... except that it's still shoved down below the article.
  3. Changing the border, padding, and margin for .portlet and #pBody did nothing.
I tried more than this, but I don't remember it all. Also, guildwiki, GWW, and wikipedia all look normal in Safari. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(sysop) 18:26, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
Confirmed, no other wikis seem to be having this issue. Peter 07:53, 27 September 2008 (EDT)
Opera, IE, Firefox, and Chrome all load the wiki fine. I'm guessing it's a rendering issue in Safari. If you want, I could try to write up a CSS that'll fix it for just you that you can put in your monobook. Cedave bad.png  ツ cedave (☆contributions☆) 20:24, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
If it was a rendering issue would it not an effect on the other wikis? Its not a huge problem by an stretch of the imagination, just a bit inconvenient. I will contact apple and see what they say....Peter 04:26, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
Well, all I can get out of apple is that its not a Safari browser problem.....back to using firefox i go lol. Peter 02:46, 1 October 2008 (EDT)

Display Issues with Chrome

Same problem as described above with Safari. [[1]]. Anyone got anything? Sometimes its not that far down, it depends on the page I'm looking at. - McTai Tai Sig Image 3.png 14:31, 2 December 2008

Same but it ends under the red window. Fox007 User:Fox007 14:45, 2 December 2008 (EST)
(EC)Maybe add style="vertical-align:top"? Only Hhhippo or GCardinal can test / fix it though. ~ ĐONT*SYSOP 14:47, 2 December 2008 (EST)
For me the nav bar (ie, Recent Changes) starts right at the end of the article. For this page, for example, it's wayyyy down there. Tai sig Image 78.png 14:48, 2 December 2008
(EC)Also the white part is a huge link to the main page. I do not know if that would help though. Fox007 User:Fox007 14:49, 2 December 2008 (EST)
This is exactly the same problem I have with my Safari Browser, it seems to push everything down to the bottom of the articles for some reason, most likely because the advert does not fit in the navigation bar. However, as above, widening this seemed to have no effect. Any coding experts out there? Peter 14:09, 3 December 2008 (EST)
Keep in mind, Chrome is still beta. You'd have to wait until it was production-state for anyone to bother submitting an aesthetic fix. However, it sounds like a browser rendering issue in the way that IE renders things differently than Firefox. It might get fixed by Google, but there's a solid chance you'll have to edit your personal Monobook file. (I'm not entirely sure if this is possible, however. =/) 08:10, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Vote Wipe Button

Could BM's/Admins possibly get a vote wipe button, where it asks you for the reason and then all the votes get removed for that reason? Helpful for vote wipes if it was a minor change etc. ~~     Frvwfr2     talk    contribs    admin   18:57, 18 December 2008 (EST)

One semi-related question: should archived builds all be votewiped? I second frv btw. -- Jebuscontests 19:18, 18 December 2008 (EST)
currently, policy suggest we should vote wipe archives, I believe Dont wants to remove that line(looking at the EB talk page). Also ()no offence meant by this) I fail to see what you seconding achieves when you lack access to said tools (or should said tools be implemented). I wouldn't mind a vote wipe button either in any case (though I can leave deleting and restoring). ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 12:04, 19 December 2008 (EST)
nah im just saying its a good idea. -- Jebuscontests 12:28, 19 December 2008 (EST)
On Dont's issues with the vope wipe thing, I removed it. I kinda wrote that part and realized I was being stupid when I wrote the whole vote wipe thing. It already hurt us deeply. --GoD Hammer and Sickle.jpg Guild of Deals 22:22, 21 December 2008 (EST)

Special:ProblemReports and PvXwiki:ProblemReports

Something odd is going on here. First of all, I'm pretty sure that there should be some server side code that auto-inserts a redirect to the Special page corresponding the the problem. Also, for example, PvXwiki:ProblemReports/22501 refuses to redirect. ··· Danny Does Drugs 18:37, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Not to mention, that's a whole new section that our admins might need to monitor, since it's apparently being used and all current "problems" and in pending state. ··· Danny Does Drugs 18:37, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Redirecting to Special: pages is disabled due to "Redirected from" missing when you use Special:Random. --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 18:53, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
urgh, we need a wikia noticeboard (it's on my to do list). It's a special page, so it can only be fixed by wikia someone should contact them in case I don't. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 18:59, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
no wait. Why should "PvXwiki:ProblemReports/#####" redirect to a special page? I'm clearly missing your reasoning. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 19:02, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
It should redirect to the corresponding special subpage, since it's obviously using the PvXwiki namespace simply for a talk page. ··· Danny Does Drugs 19:08, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Basically, I would assume that PvXwiki:ProblemReports/##### would redirect to Special:ProblemReports/##### to facilitate navigation. ··· Danny Does Drugs 19:10, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Amazing multiple voting

Please look at recent ratings. Lightningbolt sig.jpguɐɟɐʞıd o^_^o¸«` 10:04, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Here. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 00:10, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Archive talk:Team - SoO Sinway

Prior to my two edits (undoing last edit and reinserting comment) the linked talk page was broken, and would only pop an error message. When looking at the last diff, you could go to "later" diffs, which were all empty edits with the same revision number. It's now editable again, but no matter which revision you edit, it will state you're editing an out-of-date version of the talk page. I don't know if deleting/undeleting will do anything (cannot try it myself), so I figured it might be best put here. --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 11:46, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

yeh, deleting and restoring it fixes it (I mentioned it somewhere on the AN the other day). It seems to be happening a lot recently, so when I get a chance I'll contact Wikia about it (i don't think they really check this page :/). ~ PheNaxKian talk 12:01, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, at least the page is working again, I suppose :P --- Ohaider! -- (contribs) (talk) 13:59, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:All working team builds

Bit of a minor one this, but anyway. Some of the redirected builds arent in alphabetical order. E.g., I redirected 2 Man Discordway and 2 Man Necroway from "Two Man.." and only Discordway has changed place. FoW Physicalway, 2 Man Gloom also have the same problem. AthrunAthrun Sig.gifFeya 09:35, September 5, 2009 (UTC)

just do a null edit on the pages in the wrong place (so hit edit and put a space at the end of a line). ~ PheNaxKian talk 10:34, September 5, 2009 (UTC)

Watchlist not clearing

I've noticed some entries on my watchlist are not clearing and recognising that I have visited them. An example at the moment is this diff. I've been to that page multiple times since that change was made, but the page keeps returning to bold on my watchlist. This seems to be happening randomly with pages, in some cases that were changed days ago with more recent entries correctly remaining unbolded above. Misery Cow.pngMisery Says Moo 13:15, September 27, 2009 (UTC)

Uh, and to add to the weirdness, the Admin Noticeboard just removed itself from my watchlist. Misery Cow.pngMisery Says Moo 14:11, September 27, 2009 (UTC)
Happens to me all the time too =/ I think the diff's don't remove from the watchlist because that's like viewing the history of the page or something, go figure my logic. Do you mean "clearing" as not vanishing from the list or still staying bold? They should vanish from the list upon commenting on the page. ---Chaos is gay - 14:15, September 27, 2009 (UTC)
Staying bold. Also, I ALWAYS use diffs when I check pages and it has always worked before. Also also, I tried just visiting the page to clear it and it didn't work. Also also aside, making them "vanish" when you edit them is a specific setting in your preferences, you can turn it off if you want to. Misery Cow.pngMisery Says Moo 16:39, September 27, 2009 (UTC)
It's got to do with certain pages. If you watch carefully, particularly with the AN, sometimes it just won't even show up on your watchlist. ··· Danny Pew Pew 20:54, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

Build:Mo/any UA Selfless Seed Monk

This keeps showing up in the trial builds section occasionally (but Trial Builds is not included in the categories on the page), and thus Grace Expired. Visiting the page seems to make this problem go away for a really short time. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 07:59, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

i've null edited both the build page and category, if it pops up again say so =p. (also GE doesn't always clear straight aaway, it caches and doesn't clear for ages :/) ~ PheNaxKian talk 11:58, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
Recently it's been clearing immediately for me. It wasn't doing that when we first moved to Wikia, but I'm not complaining :P. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 16:48, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
Oh, bump. It's still doing this. Just refreshing the category page and grace expired seems to cause it to switch. I clicked purge server cache on the Trial category, but it still shows up some of the time. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 19:27, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
deleted and restore, it will need vetting but hopefully it will solve the issue, bump again if not =p. ~ PheNaxKian talk 00:09, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

Some templates become invalid when downloaded

When the template code contains a "+", this "+" is html decoded to a " ", because + is the url escape characer for a space. So a link like "" becomes " iAAVYiYaYubybA&name=P/any%20Song%20of%20Purification%20Paragon", which results in a template file with an invalid code. This could be a browser issue with Opera only, or a bug in the DownloadTemplate. See for an example: Build:P/any Song of Purification ParagonTHC4k 23:46, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Just c/p the code directly from the box. The DL button should be remeoved IMO. Zyke-Sig.png 23:57, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
It would be usefull to me to save a template with one click. Plus fixing the bug is dead simple ( urlencode the build string in the templates' link ). THC4k 11:50, 14 May 2009 (UTC)


I think someone broke it. Blank screen, etc. Don't set it to test because preferences is broken too. This is Danny, fyi. And I'm pretty sure it isn't my own CSS because I don't recall doing anything that retarded. 08:47, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, and I hope this isn't some "phasing out monobook" bullshit. Wikis aren't supposed to look like MySpace, but that's just my two cents. 08:48, July 26, 2010 (UTC)
If you're using Facebook, disable Ad Block Plus on PvX. That will fix it. Wikia recently added some useless shit for ads and broke half their damn sites. Karate KJ for sig.png Jesus 18:19, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
I'd pretty much rather just not use PvX anymore than to disable the only thing standing between me and the goatse-equivalent of advertising. 02:01, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
I might have a good solution, actually. Just block the class/id of the ads using greasemonkey CSS. It still loads them, thus telling wikia to stop telling adblock to fuck off and loading the rest of the page normally AND without ad-goatse. 02:03, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, just use monobook.css. See my user talk for a full write-up. Daññy 02:10, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
Cheers danny, added to the mediawiki monobook.css so it effects everyone using monobook. ~ PheNaxKian talk 09:55, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
hooray! me whining about something actually led to me doing something that actually affects more people than just me! i feel useful! Daññy 02:02, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

SSL/SOCKS and Ratings

Right now, users surfing the web via UltraSurf, and quite possibly other secure proxy networks, cannot view Ratings pages. When a Ratings page is served to a user behind UltraSurf, an error is thrown.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.

Now, were this an isolated case, I wouldn't bring it up. It's along the same lines as browser compatability in a lot of aspects. However, Wikia, like many other information sites, is blocked by the Great Firewall of China, therefore automatically excluding any users from that region from participating in vetting or even viewing the ratings. Seeing as most, if not all, other pages are served correctly, this must have to do with an exception in how the ratings page is served.

··· Dannycbf.PNG 16:41, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Rating Page Lock

We need a way to lock rating pages from additions and removals(Like a page protection). Also useful for archived builds, to keep the rating page unchanged. ~~     Frvwfr2     talk    contribs    admin   16:53, 13 May 2008 (EDT)

I agree, but also for deleted builds. — Balistic 22:03, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm a lot late, but given how deleted ratings work that is impossible. ··· Danny So Cute 19:26, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
given that all deleted/none-existent build ratings are one one page, it's not that huge an issue >.>. But in regards to the original suggestion, yes a rating page lock would be nice, when I get chance I'll give Wikia and e-mail. ~ PheNaxKian talk 19:51, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Legacy interlink

w: still links to Wikia, should be changed to or something--Relyk talk 16:29, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

because....? ~ PheNaxKian talk 20:12, 1 March 2011 (UTC)


[2] has needed an update since the lowest category was removed; "the medium category" should now be "the lowest category" or something. --War Pig5 19:40, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Changed to 'lower'. I'm not completely happy with it but whatever. I don't feel like rewriting both tags just now. -- ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 00:21, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
More than just those 2 need to be rewritten; for example, meta has "meta game" in one instance where it should be "metagame" in all instances.--War Pig5 16:34, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Category:All working PvP builds

The build Archive:Team - GvG Dual Migraine remains there even after its archival. I believe that this is because of my reversal of the archival steps, if it helps. Aonsephonie 02:30, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Categories don't instantly update upon build changes (it would strain the server quite a bit if that was the case). When something like this happens, either wait it out or do a null edit of the build affected. -- Toraen talk 03:02, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

media error

exception cannot be handled or something like that. Fatal error. Typing on iPod touch ATM and PVx doesn't work for me on laptop. god

Yeah, that keeps popping up recently. If it keeps happening on your laptop, try clearing your cache to see if it's passed. -- Toraen talk 13:14, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
I've not talked to Bryan today, but I imagine they've still not finished fixing things. They had a critical (fatal) error on one of their servers or something and have been stuck waiting (to Bryan's annoyance) on various companies to get back to them on things (including hardware I think). Though like I said, i've not talked to Bryan today so I can't be certain. ~ PheNaxKian talk 14:38, 25 June 2011 (UTC)


Shouldn't there be templates for team builds/builds and shit like that just like the old PvX? A "create a new build" will be very helpful also (most new people get the page name wrong). AsuraSignature.jpgAnvil Godzzz... 22:58, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure how we'd design a special page that ensures people name things properly. Also, what do you mean by templates for team builds/builds? There's a button in the edit toolbar that provides an empty build page with the various sections but it seems that's not what you're talking about. -- Toraen talk 00:28, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
I have never noticed that before -.-. Make the icon bigger please :>. AsuraSignature.jpgAnvil Godzzz... 00:34, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

PvE Skills

Just a small thing, could someone remove the elite border from the Lightbringer Signet in the database? -- Chieftain Alex Sig.jpg Chieftain Alex 08:49, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
The image has already been changed with the PvP patch Phen did. -- Toraen talk 04:55, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
If this is the 11 august patch - Lightbringer signet still has the golden border marking elite status. -- Chieftain Alex Sig.jpg Chieftain Alex 08:37, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

I see no border on this image. If you still do, try clearing your cache. -- Toraen talk 14:42, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

-_- that was embarassing.-- Chieftain Alex Sig.jpg Chieftain Alex 15:09, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
it shouldn't have a border? It's a normal skill (no longer elite), we don't put border's on them >.>? ~ PheNaxKian talk 16:48, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
He was saying that it still had the elite border around it when he viewed it. Then he cleared his cache. -- Toraen talk 16:57, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
oh that's what I get for being unobservant. Sorry I thought you (Toraen) were posting to say you don't see a border and that there should have been. ~ PheNaxKian talk 18:59, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


Needs to be modified to allow one to view all the ratings of any user. This will require an update to the base monobook.css so that clicking 'my ratings' directs you to your ratings rather than a blank UserRatings prompt. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 20:21, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

this is a rather big change that you're talking about. Changing the link in monobook is an easy change. But making it so you can see other people's ratings would require a big change to the special page itself. ~ PheNaxKian talk 17:47, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
I am aware of this, but I think it's something worth looking into. The copy of the special page code I have even has a comment in it saying that this functionality was planned. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 19:28, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Recent Changes Feed in the toolbox

It doesn't work at all. I don't know if anyone would actually need an RSS to keep track of what goes on here, but it's broken and that's what counts here. -- Toraen talk 06:16, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

ok. Some thing's broken somewhere. I'm too lazy to find out what (because it's going to be white space somewhere that it shouldn't be, and that's hard to find =<). So does anyone care if i just disable it? (I only enabled it at Jake's request anyway) ~ PheNaxKian talk 16:37, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Yeah go ahead. -- Toraen talk 02:09, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Slow loading or not at all

In Safari PvX sits there loading but nothing shows at all except the off-white background image. In Opera pages sometimes load slowly while something from as trying to load...badly. I can sometimes get pages to load in Safari if I keep hitting refresh enough times. Cuilan 01:43, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

And Cuilan 01:51, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
that's your end not ours. ~ PheNaxKian talk 17:10, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
So you use Safari? Cuilan 14:17, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Opera works fine for me; can't say about Safari, though. I've always put it down to a poor connection that drops alot, anyway. ~ӍiñonCrysig.jpg 14:29, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
If you've tried it in different browsers and it's slow that leaves it at either you're connection, or the server dying/being swamped. Now i can load a page as fast as any other website, and nobody else seems to be complaining about the speed, so that brings me to the conclusion that it's on you're end. ~ PheNaxKian talk 18:00, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Pages open fine on Safari on my end. — Skakid Rally- kupo!S9M.png 19:59, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Windows Safari? Would be nice to have a fix or reason. On my end is pretty poor reason when it's just this site. Cuilan 20:51, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
given that nobody else is experiencing this issue (to my knowledge) it is your end. Per my above post, if it were our site, other people would be noticing it. Were it just Safari users, you would have noticed no (speed) issues in Opera (or IE, or FF, or Chrome, or any other web browser (aside the associated slowness with each respective browser)).
Yes the reason doesn't help. No I can't give you a better one because I don't have any other reasons for what you're explaining. ~ PheNaxKian talk 21:13, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Safari users who can't get onto the site wouldn't even be able to say anything. Cuilan 22:29, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
............ ~ PheNaxKian talk 22:53, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Two things: 1) Make sure you've got javascript on, then check your host files, then check your firewall(s) and 2) Stop using the only browser that's actually somehow worse than IE6. If neither of those fixes the problem, you're shit out of luck because this is very clearly entirely on your end, as Phen already pointed out. Danny 10:29, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Recent Ratings

Would it be possible to add a talk page link and rate page link to the recent ratings page? Useful for those of us who patrol it and want to see the new vote instantly.----Signature-Liger414.pngThe Liger is looking for a HA guild 20:06, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I've added the links and hopefully did it correctly. Have to wait to try it on the dev server. -- Toraen talk 00:50, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

(see right)


Skakid Rally- kupo!S9M.png 19:44, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Forgot to substitute underscores in place of spaces, will fix right away. -- Toraen confer 19:56, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Category Navigation

Ok idk if this is the right spot do i think it is a coding issue, everytime I go to the Archived Builds pages,l I cant get past the 1st 200 builds page. Everytime I get next 200 it still shows the 1st 200 it never shows my the next 200 builds for any pages... Savage Rothus 15:25, 18 September 2011 (EST)

I'm getting this as well. It might have something to do with the recent software upgrade. -- Toraen talk 19:44, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Me too. Using the subcategories doesn't help either. Symeon 22:42, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Just checked, seems it's effected all categories. I'll shoot curse another e-mail and I'll check up on it tomorrow when they're online. ~ PheNaxKian talk 22:43, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Wyn's putting a ticket in for us (i.e. getting somebody to look at it). It appears to be happening on a few other wiki's as well, so we're not alone on this one. ~ PheNaxKian talk 19:38, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
appears to be fixed. ~ PheNaxKian talk 00:19, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Curse server overload

I get that crash page of curse more often, saying servers are full etc. Are you all working on something that makes that happen? Shadow Shadow02122011.gif Christmas Signature 22:54, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

I've only seen it once myself, but I'll ask Curse tomorrow when they're around. ~ PheNaxKian talk 12:06, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
Talked to Bryan, he says it's because we had a large increase in usage. He increased the number of cores we use, so you shouldn't see that page as much (it basicaly means we're getting a lot of traffic). ~ PheNaxKian talk 19:31, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
I wanted to remark too everything is running smoothly again Shadow Shadow02122011.gif Christmas Signature 19:32, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Possibly related to the above problem

Unexpected non-MediaWiki exception encountered, of type "Predis\ServerException"
 exception 'Predis\ServerException' with message 'ING Redis is loading the dataset in memory' in /usr/lib/php/Predis.php:738
 Stack trace:

I keep getting this error followed by a lot of angry black code lines, I've had it 8x, and a few messages saying "loss of session data". (got the lost session data when trying to submit this the first time) Chieftain Alex Sig.jpg Chieftain Alex 19:51, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Next time can you take a screenshot and email it to me? (My e-mail is available here) ~ PheNaxKian talk 19:57, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Curse Footer

The "Content is available under CC BY-NC-SA 2.5" link goes to a deleted page, rather than our copyright policy or a copy of the license. The General Disclaimer was never created, and I don't know what we'd put on that page. -- Toraen talk 04:47, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

The page it links has been redirected to the proper location, not really worth raising this issue with Curse at the current time. -- Toraen confer 16:01, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Colonel Hawk (talk · contribs · logs · check user · block user · block log)

Shows he has no contributions, made some though. I wonder if there is any delay or something or what is wrong with it Shadow colloqui de Umbra 08:37, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Problem Solved, old chat moved from somewhere... The guy changed his name from PVX-Colonel Hawk to Colonel Hawk, but used Colonel Hawk as sig from day 1 as PvX-Colonel Hawk ... Shadow colloqui de Umbra 08:39, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
PVX-Colonel Hawk was a result of the move to wikia, as Colonel Hawk on PvX probably conflicted with an existing user on wikia's network. There was the option to merge them if you owned both accounts of course, but Hawk was inactive at the time. -- Toraen confer 22:45, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Minor edit button

It's gone half the time -- Shadow Step 23:30, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit buttons at every topic

They disappear at some places, for example my talk page -- Shadow Step 23:30, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

looks fine to me. screenshot? ~ PheNaxKian talk 13:13, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Seems my page, let me link. -- Shadow Step 16:50, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
And now it's gone. The same with the this minor edit. It appears half the time and another half the time it doesn't :S -- Shadow Step 16:50, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Next time it happens take a screen shot. I've yet to see a single occurrence of this and nobody else has reported the issue... ~ PheNaxKian talk 18:40, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Okay, this is the minor edit. Here
-- Shadow Step 22:12, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Have you cleared your cache since the Mediawiki upgrade? Also, which browser are you using? -- Toraen confer 22:16, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
yes and chrome -- Shadow Step 22:24, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
That's a new section. MW decided that it was stupid being able to mark making a new section as minor, so there's no issue with that. ~ PheNaxKian talk 23:09, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Italian section edit buttons

Occasionally on pages such as Build:W/R FA Melandru's Tank, below the build itself there are two buttons on the RHS, saying "modifica" See this screenshot for help identifying the problem: File:User Chieftain Alex Italian Edit button.jpg Chieftain Alex 17:41, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Copied that exact page to my userspace to check and it looks fine. If you see it happen again let me know, but there's no real way to reproduce this. ~ PheNaxKian talk 17:52, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Maybe its because of me? I have the Italian interface, and Alex took the screenshot right after I modified the page 40px-Crippling Shot.jpg ChonsyRulez 18:12, 14 April 2012 (UTC)


It works on Guildwiki but not on PvXwiki, which is odd considering we're both hosted by curse and use mediawiki. I've brought this up to Curse staff before but nothing ever happened. Not holding my breath on this one but I thought it'd be worth noting. -- Toraen confer 15:55, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

This was due to whitespace errors in our PHP files, and affected any API-related functions. This should hopefully be fixed sometime next week. -- Toraen confer 14:22, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
The bot API appears to be working correctly now, and I connected successfully using AWB, but haven't tested anything beyond that yet. Eyes 02:44, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Confirmed. -- Toraen confer 17:31, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Search Plugin

This wiki lacks a search plugin. Its handy and virtually every other wiki has it (including this site's competitor). It should be added.--War Pig5 22:20, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

We've got one that works now. You have to go to that page though, can't just access it through the search bar. ToraenTheJanitorToraenSig2.png 19:45, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
PHP fixes have re-enabled this. -- Toraen confer 17:46, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Asirra is Broken

It's currently impossible to pass the cat test in safari, and for some reason it won't remember my login but that last thing is probably my fault with settings cuz it happens on fb aswell. On a slightly related note, am I supposed to select a pic of a cat+a dog? Can upload a SS if necessary. Falrach 18:17, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Sounds like you have inprivate browsing switched on/high level of cookies getting blocked. For the cat pics, you just select all of the cat ones. Got another external report of "can't make edits" due to captcha. Cɥıǝɟʇɐıu Alǝx 20:58, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Main issue is that when I'm not logged in, and I want to make a small edit I gotta login. I can't do it as an ip. When I select cat photos and press save, it just reloads the page. It doesn't say I fucked up clicking cats, it just says exactly the same as the first time I had to do the cat test. If I click them again, it refreshes again, into infinity. This happens both on pc and iPod. Falrach 21:27, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Any news on this? Falrach 20:15, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
There's currently no known issues with Asirra, and you're the only user that's reported this issue...I'd suggest checking any addon/extension/plugin you have for updates or aything that might interact with the check in a funny way. Aside from that I can't recommend much (aside from use a different browser). ~ PheNaxKian talk 21:37, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
Both Alex and I can confirm it's fucked. PermaSwag 21:39, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
I hate you guys right now <<. I'll look into it but I doubt there's much I can do. I'll check to see if there's an update for Asirra but that's pretty much it. If that doesn't fix it I'll shoot a bug report at the authors. ~ PheNaxKian talk 21:52, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
It also does not work on Firefox. Or IE. It may be due to the Mediawiki 1.19.1 update that we don't have. Asirra might have broken backwards compatibility. I haven't seen ANY IP edits in a while so Asirra needs to be replaced if it can't be fixed. -- Toraen confer 03:13, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

This is an issue affecting multiple Curse wikis and they hope to have a fix sometime next week. -- Toraen confer 14:21, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

I have confirmed that the fix for this issue has been applied to PvX. The captcha is now functioning as intended on edits. Eyes 19:38, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Blank pages

I thought it was only me because of some strange problem of my computer, but apparently Alex has this problem too. We randomly load completely blank pages just on PvX, especially when using the showing preview. Silen† 10:26, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Make sure your browser's up to date, you have Javascript enabled and (probably most important) close PvXBig tags. I think your issue lies with that last one. Most likely. ~ PheNaxKian talk 16:09, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I'm pretty sure Silent is describing a slow/interrupted response from Curse. It happens to me sometimes as well, but hitting refresh/resubmitting on my preview/edit seems to get around it. It rarely persists. -- Toraen confer 23:43, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm getting the same problem again. (except different browser to last report, so error message instead of white screen). Cɥıǝɟʇɐıu Alǝx 12:04, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Sometimes it never happens for the whole day. Sometimes it happens all the day. Just randomly. Silen† 12:13, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

moved from PvXwiki talk:Admin noticeboard

Hi, past few days I got some problem with pvx. After viewing like 3-4 pages pvxwiki seems to not respond, like being unavailable. Every time I checked other sites and everything was ok, so it's not my net problems.. Thoughts? Triss 09:39, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
We've noticed the blank page issue occurring intermittently on pages with widgets on other Curse wikis and we're working on the issue, but due to it being intermittent, it may prove difficult to track down. :( If anyone should see this happen on pages that aren't using any widgets, this would be a different problem that we aren't aware of. Eyes 22:21, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
This problem may be fixed now--at least, I had no problems loading pages with widgets during my testing today. If anyone is still encountering this problem, please let us know. Eyes 19:48, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Adding additional additions to RC

When I click on the 'Show last '50/100/250/500 button, in recent changes, the additional edits don't actually come in the recent changes. Though I know Curse very likely doesn't care about PvX anymore, I figured this is something they ought to know.

Sincerely, The sucker of massive dicks,


This is due to your browser, and your settings, and not curse :P
IE: Tools -> internet options -> browsing history -> settings -> check for newer versions of stored pages (tick the "every time I visit a webpage" button)
FireFox: do this Cɥıǝɟʇɐıu Alǝx 11:07, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Also, the edits displayed are still restricted by how many days ago they were. We have less than 100 edits in the past 14 days if I checked right, so you need to also click a higher time range option to get more edits. -- Toraen confer 20:40, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Oops, I totally forgot that we don't have enough rc to trigger showing more edits within 7 days -_- Cɥıǝɟʇɐıu Alǝx 18:56, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Misc. Stuff

Random build (Special:Random) needs to be restricted to the Build namespace. Subpages need to be enabled in Build, Archive, and Guide. -- Toraen talk 15:24, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

No longer care about this. -- Toraen confer 23:04, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

[[Guide:Dungeon Hero-Henchmen Team Builds]]

Shows up in categories and the prefixindex special page even though it's been deleted. I tried recreating and deleting the page a while back and that didn't fix it apparently. -- Toraen talk 17:48, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

I honestly have no idea with this one. It's not the server cache, it's nothing on this end...All i can think is it's somehow fixed in the database... ~ PheNaxKian talk 18:12, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Gonna leave it and [[Archive:Dungeon Hero-Henchmen Team Builds]] (crazy speculative long shot) undeleted for a bit. -- Toraen confer 01:39, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

No longer care about this. -- Toraen confer 23:04, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Caching of Recent Changes

I've noticed that the version of Recent Changes I am looking at always seems to be a few days old. This can be fixed by clicking the link to change the period of time shown. I do not believe this is a local caching issue as I had the same problem on a computer I had never used to visit this site. Is anyone else experiencing something similar? A new misery 08:34, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Yeah I've had this issue since at least January. I've tried multiple different browsers and computers and all have the same problem. - Chieftain Alex 21:06, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
We implemented some cacheing stuff backend that has created some of these issues. We are working on them, and have resolved them on the Gamepedia platform, so if nothing else it will be resolved once you guys get moved. I see that happening probably by the end of April. I wish I could give you better information, but this is what I've got. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 22:07, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

A few things

  1. We're not Guildwiki, stop being so lazy and fix the footer after copypasting it.
  2. RC is pretty ugly with both sets of names appearing - is it possible to set just the display name?
  3. Archive space should be editable, which it currently isn't.
  4. Search suggestions aren't appearing when you type in the search box.
  5. "User talk" namespace doesn't appear before pagenames when edited in recent changes.
  6. mw:Manual:$wgAllowExternalImages=false - Chieftain Alex 23:04, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  1. *facepalm* Sigh, already queued this for change.
  1. Agreed. The tech team is reviewing a code change to change this.
  • We have a plan for this change. It is in our current iteration. Telshin
  1. Passed this up to the tech team.
  1. Search is now handled by the SphinxSearch extension, which has to index the wiki's content. This should resolve over time.
  • I've asked our SysOp team to start reindexing all the sites again since it appears some failed. Telshin
  1. Same code change as #2 would fix this.
  • Already stated that we have a plan for this. Telshin
  1. Passed this up to the tech team.
  1. The advanced editing tools problem: Saw it, passed it on up. OOeyes (talk) 00:43, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
  • We should have this resolved soon, it looks like an extension did like it's move up to the big league.Telshin
I kind of consider this to be a problem too. Ads should never interfere with content, not to mention it makes it look like your programmers suck. Firefox 16.0.1. I know it is old, but I don't have admin rights on this computer. A new misery 08:13, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
  • That is pretty harsh. We've done things with this platform that is not done anywhere else. Telshin
Ok. Congratulations. Your advertising is blocking a functional and I would suggest important part of your platform. I can understand you didn't appreciate my method of delivery of this fact, but it is there. A new misery 14:51, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I played around a little bit. On my browser allowing scripts (I run noscript) from to run removed the banner ad and the offending ad which is clipping with history. A friend running saw no banner and no clipping, but then disabled All Points Bulletin and the the clipping started for him. Contrary and bizarre behaviour. His Firefox is up to date, that may be the relevant difference. A new misery 15:00, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Got a weird issue with some votes where the username doesn't show up, and it gets replaced with my IP when I'm viewing it (see here (the one removed vote) and here (a removed vote and one still active vote) for some examples). I'm pretty sure it's somehow connected to users that haven't migrated over (the votes in question I'm 99% sure are from previous accounts of existing users, so they'll never migrate either). -- Toraen confer 12:02, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

  • We can not force migrate those accounts. Telshin
8. found another really important one considering the nature of this site, normal users cannot edit the buildspace either!
9. align="center" in the heading of tables (to align it centrally relative to the page) is having no effect. Chieftain Alex 13:30, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
9. I noticed the newer versions of MediaWiki now strip certain HTML attributes and CSS styles. Some of these are likely for security reasons, but I'm not sure why they'd strip align aside from it being depreciated for ages now. Nevertheless, that's what's happening here: the align="center" isn't being sent to the browser. I recommend placing margin: 0 auto; in the style part.
10. this is quite possibly due to rebuilding the database in the background, but the enchantment/hex/weapon-spell icons that are usually positioned on-top (z-axis) of the icons on skillbars seem to be missing. the same icons are also missing in the tool-tips. - Chieftain Alex 15:27, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I found the problem with these ones, they use a relative address in the Mediawiki:Common.css. they need to be changed from:
 background-image:url(/img_skin/<filename goes here>);
to the following:
 background-image:url("<filename goes here>");
(There are 13 links to be fixed) - Chieftain Alex 15:00, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Image urls updated. OOeyes (talk) 22:04, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
11. Guide namespace should be editable by regular users too. - Chieftain Alex 14:44, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Sending this up. OOeyes (talk) 22:04, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Permissions have been appropriately changed. OOeyes (talk) 20:45, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  1. After logging in once, and leaving the site, I appear logged out, then when I press login, it logs in without me typing my password..
    • Yeah, this happens sometimes when you're still validly logged with the central servers, but not with the wiki itself. I don't if there are plans to change this behavior.
  2. I cannot seem to log in and merge User:Auto-Toraen, my bot account (not trying to merge it to this account, just make a new Curse Account). I tried removing the hyphen when choosing a new username, but the dialog insisted that I still had non-alphanumeric characters in the name. After the third try I just got a general error saying to contact Curse staff. -- Toraen confer 14:21, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
    The name was probably changed in the merge process because of the hyphen. Was there an email address associated with the account? You should have received an email with the new username for the account if so. If you can't find any, I'll send this up for further investigation. OOeyes (talk) 23:03, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
    It would have had the same email as this account. I have nothing in my inbox related to the Auto-Toraen account currently, though it may have accidentally been deleted when I was clearing out the messages for this account. I did check the history on some builds it edited to see if a name change was reflected there (it was for some accounts I think?) but no dice. -- Toraen confer 02:21, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
    If you haven't already, could you try making the new account at and seeing if you get any different results? OOeyes (talk) 22:07, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
    Solved. Apparently having the same email for both Toraen and Auto-Toraen on this wiki caused the account creation to flip out when trying it here. Registering AutoToraen on Curse with a different email and then merging the wiki Auto-Toraen to it worked. AutoToraen (talk)

Alex's Other Bugs

  1. Captcha is appearing for users pasting in external links - this is perhaps due to your problem with changing the meaning of autoconfirmed. - Chieftain Alex 10:05, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Possibly. We'll get the configuration changed.
      • The tech team found what was causing the configuration to revert to default and the issue should be resolved now.
  2. Users viewing the site with the Opera browser are redirected to the mobile version of the site. - Chieftain Alex 12:12, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
    • This should be fixed now. Display name fixes should be coming on Thursday, and after that, I'll resume bugging them about the rest of this list. OOeyes (talk) 22:11, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  3. The page title does not display properly for user subpages in either the #firstHeading (the page title at the top) or (probably related) in the browser page title (at the top of the window or the label on the tab). e.g. for User:Chieftain_Alex/common.js, the page title is blank, and the tab title is " - PvXwiki, the Guild Wars wiki for character builds". - Chieftain Alex 14:22, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
    This seems to have been fixed. -- Toraenwiki 17:28, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Rask can't Rate

Why can't I rate builds? They.jpg 08:31, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

I don't know. I was able to rate a test build without any trouble, the ratebuild right is currently offered to autoconfirmed users, and your account is in that group. Can you provide any more information before I send this up? OOeyes (talk) 23:19, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Fix this They.jpg 01:50, 27 May 2013 (UTC) Thefuckbra.jpg
You need to authenticate your email address through here: Special:CurseEmailAuth Azxiana (talk) 16:31, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


Searches using Special:Search don't provide relevant results, e.g. if I'm looking for Build:Team - SoO Snoway, and I type in "Build:Team - SoO" then I get a bunch of unrelated stuff. - Chieftain Alex 14:22, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
User Chieftain Alex pvx bad search results.jpg

The new SphinxSearch extension changed the way suggestions work. Unfortunately, removing the extension isn't an option due to database changes it required, so we're stuck waiting for the developers of that project to improve the suggestions. OOeyes (talk) 22:07, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
pity, as it effectively renders the search option completely useless. - Chieftain Alex 23:49, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Example of further testing, Archive:A/W Unsuspecting Wastrel returns Archive:A/W Unsuspecting Wastrel as expected. Searching for Wastrel returns News/20090118 and Category:News. No other results. The first page contains the word "Wastrel" once, the second page links to it, but otherwise has no relationship at all. In other words the suggestions do not just need improvement, they are totally broken. This is not cherry picking, this is literally the first example I got after hitting "Random build". This comes from searching "content pages", searching "everything" returns zero results. Manually ticking all categories returns no results. Ticking just "main space" returns the same as the default search. The entire extension seems to be incredibly broken. A new misery 15:22, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Search is still broken. They.jpg 08:11, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

SphinxSearch can't count

SphinxSearch can't count.jpg
The image shows "Showing below 2 results starting with #1." - despite there being no results at all. (and obviously it should be finding the flux page for that) - Chieftain Alex 18:50, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikia Account Reclaim

Users reclaiming their accounts from wikia leave a <logentry-newusers-reclaim> message with no further displayed information in the User Creation Log. -- Toraen confer 12:08, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

All it says in the language file is "Reclaimed account" with no other information that it would put in place. The blank language string appears to be an inclusion order issue with the extension that handles migrations from Wikia. Azxiana (talk) 18:23, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
This one isn't a big deal then. Just seemed odd is all. -- Toraenwiki 00:20, 3 October 2013 (UTC)


The DPL that was on the main page (can be seen backed up here) does not work properly and cannot be diagnosed wiki-side. I've removed the DPL code from the active Template:Main Page/Builds for the time being. -- Toraen confer 02:09, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

The DPL extension was updated to a new version without the security issue, and I've noticed other DPL breakage where this was updated on other wikis. I'll investigate as soon as I can. OOeyes (talk) 08:20, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
DPL's functional richness setting is an oddball that is set by calling a function rather than assigning to a variable, so I think it may have been missed when copying the configuration in the merge. I have a request in to get the richness set to an appropriate value, which I think will address the issues we're seeing. OOeyes (talk) 00:13, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm glad there's at least a solution for this. Also, if the security issue is indeed gone, feel free to have the restriction of DPL only running on protected pages removed. It wasn't even really needed with the wiki locked down anyway. -- Toraen confer 02:30, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
I've found that Grace Expired is not displaying the date and thus not highlighting any build that has overstayed its grace period (I don't know how long this has been the case). It doesn't seem like any changes have been made to DPL either. -- Toraen confer 19:59, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

DPL remains broken. It is currently used on PvXwiki:Policy (bottom two sections), Grace Expired, News, and Template:Main Page/Builds/editcopy (random builds section), yet they all have various problems displaying the intended lists. Alex has attempted to diagnose the problem with no luck. -- Toraenwiki 17:52, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

It seems to be working from what I am seeing? The section under PvXwiki:Policy#Current_Proposed_Policies works. I did check, ExtDynamicPageList::setFunctionalRichness(3);, is set for GWPvX. Azxiana (talk) 18:44, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
no it is not working. try editing User:Chieftain Alex/Code Sandbox and just put {{#dpl: | category = All working PvP builds | randomcount = 3 | randomseed = {{#time:Ymd}} | count = 3 | noresultsheader = ''No builds in this category.'' }} on the page. If it was working, it would display a list of three builds. If it wasn't finding any results, say because I'd mistyped the name of the category, it would display "No builds in this category" (once). The version on this wiki provides that message twice - even though it should be finding results. thats broken. - Chieftain Alex 21:41, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
Also, check the other three pages I linked, and the section immediately below the one you linked back. The Policies Currently Being Revisited section doesn't show the one result it's supposed to (see Category:Policy revision) and displays the error twice, the News DPL doesn't work at all, Grace Expired does not function correctly, and neither does the random builds DPL on the main page editcopy (which was on the main page proper until it stopped working). -- Toraenwiki 21:55, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
hmm k i looked at pvxwikipolicy + it does rather seem to be working on that page... except that if you change the code to query a category with more than one entry, such as Category:All untested trial PvE builds, it goes tits up - notice that it only brings up one result. removing the "count" parameter results in it displaying 2 of the possible 4 results. If I give the dpl a bad parameter name, it doesn't tell me anything, it silently hides the error. - Chieftain Alex 22:03, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


"action=rate" seems to have been removed, and since built rating is the core feature of this wiki, this largely defeats the purpose of the wiki entirely. (Build:Team - Frostmaw Ashway). - Chieftain Alex 00:38, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

We will need to rewrite the files that handle "action=rate" because they do not work with 1.21.x. I've added it to the queue for one of my devs. Thanks! Telshin (talk) 15:49, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
The rewrite has been completed. The rate action should now be working again. Apologies for the inconvenience. OOeyes (talk) 21:25, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Ah thank you for that! There are however a few files which are missing that are now being invoked as background images in the inline css. (I think the file paths were working fine before it got broken+was rewritten). Could you take a look for these? (they provide coloured bar charts basically on pages such as this)
horizontal files:
and the vertical bar files:
I guess these should be somewhere under but I do not know where exactly. - Chieftain Alex 14:11, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I've extracted the files from wikia (lol), and put them in Category:Interface images. - Chieftain Alex 19:25, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Seems an incorrect hardcoded path was missed in the extension's PHP. A fix is ready to go out in the next deploy, which should be in a week or two. It isn't being rushed because the temporary CSS added to MediaWiki:Common.css is working for now. OOeyes (talk) 19:48, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

lazy fix

Or just add the following to MediaWiki:Common.css. - Chieftain Alex 11:42, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

/** Fixes for rating bars **/
.sum    tr:nth-child(1) .tdrating div,
.rating tr:nth-child(1) .tdrating div { background-image:url( !important; }
.sum    tr:nth-child(2) .tdrating div,
.rating tr:nth-child(2) .tdrating div { background-image:url( !important; }
.sum    tr:nth-child(3) .tdrating div,
.rating tr:nth-child(3) .tdrating div { background-image:url( !important; }
.sum    tr:nth-child(4) .tdrating div,
.rating tr:nth-child(4) .tdrating div { background-image:url( !important; }
td:nth-child(2) .result .tdrating div { background-image:url( !important; }
td:nth-child(4) .result .tdrating div { background-image:url( !important; }

Broken Namespaces

All links going to the Build or Archive namespaces don't work. The Build namespace seems to plain not exist anymore according to the drop-down menu in recent changes. Needless to say, this makes all of our content inaccessible. -- Toraenwiki 01:29, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Archive still seems to be correct as near as I can tell, but Build and Guide do seem to have disappeared. I'm filing a bug report with dev now. OOeyes (talk) 02:04, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah I goofed on checking the archive namespace and forgot about guide entirely! Thank you for the quick response and researching the issue yourself. Here's to hoping it's an easy fix. -- Toraenwiki 06:05, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
It seems a corrupted merge last night caused custom namespaces to disappear, affecting many of our wikis. Dev restarted the merge, and it looks like it has corrected the issue. It may take some time for all of the links to update, though. We apologize for the inconvenience. OOeyes (talk) 16:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Everything appears to be in order and for me the builds & guides are already working. Thanks for the swift response time; it's not always we've had a response in 30 mins on our noticeboard here on PvX. --DANDY ^_^ -- 16:46, 11 August 2015 (UTC)


Has broken several things, most notably PvXbig does not display skill tooltips on mouseover anymore. There is also general formatting wonkiness: the first tab at the top of every page is not lined up properly and where I assume there are supposed to be ads there is a bunch of page source text. I have disabled all ad/script blockers and this is on Firefox. The ads work properly on Microsoft Edge, but pvxbig still has no mouseovers and the first tab is still messed up. -- Toraenwiki 00:19, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Apologies for the delay on this. There have been a lot of post-upgrade issues keeping me busy, unfortunately. I've adjusted the margin on the tabs to kick it over to the right. The ad space is a known issue, and it's my understanding that we'll be adding an image there for adblock users to see sometime in the near future. I happen to agree that it's awkward to leave it like this, but I'm required to leave the adspace alone. For the PvXbig issue, I'll file a bug with dev, but last I knew, they were still backed up on post-update issues as well. OOeyes (talk) 02:49, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
The PvXbig tooltips issue is still present. Is there any word on when/whether it will be fixed? -- Toraenwiki 17:13, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
Dev keeps pushing it back due to getting backlogged, but the ticket is still in the system, even if they keep pushing the due date forward. That implies they do intend to work on it when they get other issues sorted out. OOeyes (talk) 21:51, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
If it helps at all, this is probably the same issue that occured on a previous migration: MediaWiki_talk:Common.js#Old_topic_but_related.... We just need the new location of overlib.js to place into the Common.js for this wiki, as that script is what handles the mouseovers. -- Toraenwiki 05:42, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Mouseovers still do not work. Is there any word on this? Toraen (talk) 10:54, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Extension Images Broken

Many of the skill icon and profession icon images used by the PvXbig extension are broken. The images are stored on the backend, so I cannot fix them from here. Toraen (talk) 10:54, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Mostly fixed, but the cast time icon and adrenaline cost icon are missing from mouseovers. Toraen (talk) 10:48, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
They're back now. Toraen (talk) 15:00, 25 April 2018 (UTC)


The Build namespace should be added to the namespaces enabled for searching by default, as in$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault SabSparrow (talk) 18:15, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

I have a ticket in for it as noted here, as I don't have access to the setting myself. OOeyes (talk) 00:08, 17 May 2018 (UTC)