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Copy+Pasted word for word from entropys talk. If anyone has another way to put it, go on. I just think that it should be in a more accessable location than Entropys archive. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 18:30, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Header needs to be updated now, though. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:31, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Noes it doesnt :) --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 18:32, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Well played, sir. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:32, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Updated, and made it so its not only to Entropy now. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 18:33, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
That's not verbatim! You are hax. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:35, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


Contents

Annoyed...[edit source]

I'm assuming this is due to the migration and everything, (I've been away for the past couple days) discussion pages now swap the nav sidebar to the right side. Is there a way to keep this on the left? Because it is very irritating. -- Isk8.png Sk8 (T/C) 15:14, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

That's an april fools prank, on my talk page I have a note - I will remove in about 10 mins if nobody thinks it is appropriate RT | Talk 15:16, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Its an april fools prank, which imo is annoying. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 15:17, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Favicon[edit source]

Original GuildWiki favicon seems to have been lost and replaced by Wikia favicon (yellow "W"). TulipVorlax 16:05, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

looks like this was fixed Angies 15:43, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
With some pressing... RT | Talk 15:45, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


Show/Hide-feature[edit source]

Some show/hide-features on my userpage do not work any longer (e.g. [{{fullurl:User:Tapps75/Storyline_Characters/Heroes]). Is that correct|}} Will that be fixed? --tapps75 20:54, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Preliminarily, it seems that Show/Hide only works now if information to be toggled is added in the /NavFrame page, although this severely limits customizability. I'm still messing with them, though. Ruricu-sig.png (TalkContribs) 23:34, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Is the show hide stuff working everywhere else? Because suddenly some changes that I made to my own css regarding it are showing up unexpectedly. —JediRogue 03:54, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
My showhide things are working normally, though I have other formatting added rather than just using the showhide template itself. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:57, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Showing up unexpectedly how? As I mentioned here, I made some changes a few minutes ago to make the HTML on the site behave more like it did before.. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 04:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


</div>[edit source]

Why are none of them closing? Or recognized as code now? </div>--AlariSig.jpg 22:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

I hate it when they change the fucking wiki coding, cuz then it messes up THOUSANDS of /div tags and THOUSANDS of external links that start with gw.gamewikis and all redirect to the fucking main page instead of what they are SUPPOSED to link to. It's annoying as hell.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 22:54, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Um, to start a div, type <div>, NOT </div> -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 22:55, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
No even the /divs that come at the end are messed up.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 22:56, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I cant end a div, I can start them, look at my header on userpage, I want to put a /div to end the box and add the note below but I can't.--AlariSig.jpg 22:58, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Um, the coding on your user page has epic breakages... the fact that the old codebase didn't show those breakages is like IE doing things wrong so that ppl writing things wrong don't see the problem... >_<" -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:03, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Explain how <div width="100%" align="center" style="border: 3px ridge #006699"> is broken then please? And why I can't close the box off?--AlariSig.jpg 23:14, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
It's the CENTER that is killing stuff. Its very existence breaks the DOM and causes DIVs not to close. You also had some FONT tags (which shouldn't be used also, but not the reason divs isn't closing IMO) that are not closing. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually, in older versions of your header, not properly-closed FONT tags are also part of the problem why Divs aren't closing (the browser is still waiting for you to close the FONT first). -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:22, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I know many of you have already fixed the HTML in your user pages and in other places, but I went ahead and changed a setting so that MediaWiki will automatically clean up that code for you like it did before. It's a quick fix to a bigger problem (the bigger problem being that the HTML is broken in the first place), but hopefully it will help get things back to normal more quickly. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 03:45, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

on the bright side[edit source]

They got rid of patrolled edits. No more red exclamations on RC FTW. Special:All log working is also FTW. <3 --Shadowcrest 22:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Also: Polls are FTW.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 22:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Bleh. I don't want to see them popping up left and right, but it's a nice feature to have I suppose. --Shadowcrest 22:58, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
But I LIKE the red exclamation marks! this is an EPIC PHAIL imo--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 22:59, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Eww. >.> --Shadowcrest 23:00, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh and I also HATE the new image that appears in my tabs now. It looks way to pixelated, completely unoriginal, and like they took all of three seconds to make it. At least change THAT back to the original. BLEH.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 23:03, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
You mean in browsing tabs? I can't remember what it used to look like --Gimmethegepgun 23:04, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I can't either, but it looks suckage. Also, I see that message now and I have your .css gimme. --Shadowcrest 23:05, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
It used to look more like the shield that we have as our logo, much like GWW has their shield logo for their tab image.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 23:06, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, now I remember it. Might still be laying around on the server and we could change it back. And you know, I find it REALLY sad that less than 24 hours after the move, half the users have already nuked most of the changes into oblivion with their monobook.css --Gimmethegepgun 23:10, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
/bandwagon.
Wikia servers = great. Wikia sponsoring or whatever = awesome. Wikia crappy-ass skin changes without any options for users = nuke. --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 23:15, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Also, if anyone can get me a location for the old little icon (or upload it) then I know how I can OWN NUKE their piece of crap logo they gave us and replace it --Gimmethegepgun 23:17, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
What are you talking about?Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
The little icon in browsing tabs (and next to the URL) --Gimmethegepgun 23:24, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
"Wikia crappy-ass skin changes without any options for users" <- um, aren't you being self-contradictory? We can change stuff. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:24, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I also have no idea what icon he is talking about, Entrea. -- Isk8.png Sk8 (T/C) 23:25, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
The little icon next to the URL has been changed back already. On Firefox and IE. What's wrong with you?Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:27, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
NVM, I logged on after it was fixed. You'll need to clear your cache.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:27, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Just did, and that piece of shit that they put in there (a sad little GW) is still there --Gimmethegepgun 23:29, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
When you click a link from TOC on talk pages it turns into a W again.--AlariSig.jpg 23:29, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
The "sad little GW" was uploaded by RT I think. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 23:31, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Gimme, it's ALWAYS been that "sad little GW"Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:31, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
(Reset indent) RT uploaded that today entrea :P --Shadowcrest 23:32, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, that's the same icon by the URL I saw when we were still at the old gamewikis.org.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:33, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it used to be a shield like the logo --Gimmethegepgun 23:34, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Not since I've been on the wiki, at least as far as I can remember.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:35, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I've always seen a gold/black GW.--AlariSig.jpg 23:36, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I think you implanted false memories in my brain by describing that old picture, because I think I remember it now. o_OEntrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 23:38, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, now they've replaced it with that Wikia W, I'm gonna go see if I can't make something outta the GuildWiki logo for myself --Gimmethegepgun 19:15, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Okay then... the Wikia W is gone, but I'm still making that icon --Gimmethegepgun 19:17, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

This page is broken[edit source]

Why?--Gigathrash sig G.jpgìğá†ħŕášħTalk 03:47, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Screenshot? Things look normal to me. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 03:48, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
I get the feeling someone didn't nowiki a /div a few sections up. Felix Omni Signature.png 03:50, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Nvm, fixed now.--Gigathrash sig G.jpgìğá†ħŕášħTalk 03:51, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Found the extra </div> ;) --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 03:52, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Protection[edit source]

I'm not protecting atm, we'll see how much it'll be vandalised imo. --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 18:39, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Remove the notice then? I just wanted to be pre-emptive. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 18:39, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm leaving it because: Others might think otherwise. --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 18:41, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Article can be protected independently from the talk page... I see no reason for anyone to edit the article anyways, so might as well go pre-emptive. Unless someone else has a reason not to protect it? --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 18:45, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
There might be other news related to this, released later on. Who knows? --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 18:51, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
In which case autoconfirmeds, and wikia staff members, can add it. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 18:53, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

The notice might invite random vandalism though... -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:53, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

So either protect it now, or remove the notice. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:53, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Great[edit source]

All internal external links have been broken... again. What I mean by that are links to history pages. Like this. Every one of those links made before today no longer works. The same thing happened when we moved to wikia's servers. Is there any way to fix this, without going through every link and manually changing it? --Macros 18:04, 2 April 2008 (UTC)



Venting thoughts[edit source]

I like the poll tag that we can do. I do not like:

  1. The white sidebar
  2. The implications of that (they broke my page - and now I have to fix it)
  3. The loss of the favicon (it's in the right place, but all I see is a taunting wikia W)
  4. The fact that they created some work finding and restoring the mediawiki defults.
  5. The Wikia messages sidebar
  6. Jimmy Wales RT | Talk 07:57, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Just customize over the sidebars, my main gripe is the lag, yes there's been more since the url changed! Otherwise I learned a bit about manipulating from this experience.--AlariSig.jpg 08:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
I've asked a wikia team member to see if they can change it [1] RT | Talk 08:22, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Hey guys, I hear you on the ad positions. I mentioned this three weeks ago when I first posted about the migration and no-one voiced that this was an issue. Now that I know it is, I am looking into what we can do to help. Will get back to you asap Angies 15:50, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks RT | Talk 15:53, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Username Survey[edit source]

Hey everyone. I know that some of you are worried about losing your usernames when we merge the user databases (per this discussion). I'm looking in to ways of preventing (or at least minimizing) username conflicts (especially among the most active users here), so I'd appreciate it if you could sign below to indicate whether or not you have already registered a separate account on Wikia in order to ensure that you are able to keep your username.

Sign your name with "~~~"

I already have an account on Wikia that has the same username as my GuildWiki account[edit source]

I do not have a Wikia account separate from my GuildWiki account[edit source]

  • I tried registering, but it appears to have been taken by an inactive user. Maui sig.png
  • Macros
  • I also tried registering but my name is taken :/ Cobalt | Talk
  • "Poki" is already taken, but I don't know if it's an active user or not. If he's inactive, then I would request my username being unchanged, but if that's impossible then please change my username to "Poki3" and not GW-Poki :P — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o
  • I tried registering but "Entropy" seems to be reserved already. Can't find any info about them, as they have no talkpage, no uesrpage, and no contribs or log entries...and I don't feel like hunting through hundreds of Wikia wikis to find which one they reside at. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C)
  • War Pig5
  • I tested the reservation status of my user name by trying to create one for wikia. Gem was taken, but I was able to create Gemi. That's what I want to use if I'm required to change. (didn't confirm the creation of that account yet though in case it might cause trouble) -- Gem (gem / talk) 03:54, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  • //Alcedo Storysparrow\\ Nuhuh. Data change phails.
  • Tried and apparently it is an inactive user --Shadowphoenix 21:33, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
  • My user name has been listed on the Username Conflicts list, I have sometimes appended an underscore to the end of my username when creating an account that conflicts, any chance of doing the same here in a way that retains all credit for edits? (maybe continue this on my talkpage?) Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs)
  • Heurist, same name and email on wikia, merge them.

Comments[edit source]

  • 3 tildes gives name w/o date, by the way. Less cluttering. --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 18:02, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • "especially among the most active users here" because obviously, they are far more important than everyone else--Cobalt | Talk 18:25, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I didn't mean it to sound that way. I just said it because they're the ones more likely to notice the message. :) --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 18:26, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

WTF[edit source]

I just got an edit conflict with myself (checked page history, edits were consecutive), but then the edit had been added anyway when i looked at the page. How can i have an edit conflict with my own edit and why was my edit shown when it specifically said that it wouln't be because of an edit conflict. Has this happened to anyone before the migration or is it a wikia problem?--Cobalt | Talk 18:30, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Did you hit "Save" twice? If not, might be a transaction session issue. I usually see it when a save is taking too long and I'm trying again, or after a save I hit back immediately to make some tiny changes which conflicts with myself. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:34, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
It's been happening more and more often, because since the Wikia move hitting Save page often takes nearly a minute to submit the changes. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:37, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Ah, ok, hammering the save button in frustration when it was taking ages probably wasn't the best of ideas then ;) --Cobalt | Talk 18:41, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Once I clicked save, Firefox asked me... where do I want to save the index.php file @_@. The edit saved though, because when I canceled the download and clicked save again I got an edit conflict with myself xD — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 21:03, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Self EC has always been possible. It just used to be a lot rarer. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:35, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Major Issue[edit source]

ALL external links to gw.gamewikis auto-redirects to the main page of this. This breaks tens of thousands of external links within the site alone, without other sites' links to GuildWiki. This problem NEEDS to be fixed in a way that doesn't require manual changing of each individual link. Since you guys can automatically fix all the extra /div tags that were left after the migration, I'm presuming you can also fix this issue, at least on this site, if not the others. Please address this problem as soon as physically possible. Thank you--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 18:59, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Can you elaborate on this? http://gw.gamewikis.org/wiki/GuildWiki_talk:Wikia_Migration, for example, works fine for me. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 19:25, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps it was already fixed? Hmm, I meant to post this yesterday, when they weren't working. In that case, I apologize.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:28, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
I did post it yesterday. --Macros 19:33, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw the post yesterday, but by the time I saw it I think the issue had already been fixed. Let me know (by posting on this page) if you come across any links that don't work properly (or any other technical issues for that matter). --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 19:51, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


Template problem[edit source]

Check out Draconic Scythe, Dredge Gutter, and Vizu. Notice anything odd about their info templates? Such as gray lines running through them? I don't know why this is happening, but it's affecting nearly every article on the wiki, so it had better get fixed. Felix Omni Signature.png 03:03, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

I talked to Pan about this. Gamewikis had default backgrounds as "white", but Wikia's default is "clear" so an admin/template wizard needs to add a white background to all our templatesEntrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 03:11, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, very good then. Felix Omni Signature.png 03:16, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
I found out how, add background: #FFFFFF; to the top row of each template, I'll add to unprotected ones. Now we just need an admin to do Skill box and stuff.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 03:19, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually, skill boxes are fine (I think), so we should be good now.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 03:24, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Nevermond, no-attribute skills are stripey. Will get an admin to fix.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 03:25, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

OMG - positive comment![edit source]

I like how category pages now have +(expand) on them. I use this page frequently: Category: Collectable drops. For future further improvement: If there was a way to give each of those categories an icon (the item's picture) it would be even awesomer (I also wish I coulda made that a wikipedia link to Awesomer).--War Pig5 03:55, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

you mean like Awesomer? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 04:22, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Lines through info boxes[edit source]

anyone else see this as a problem RT | Talk 07:56, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

See two sections above. Felix Omni Signature.png 08:08, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
TBH I don't. --//Alcedo Storysparrow\\ 19:32, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Interlingua[edit source]

Just for information. Does anyone know what happened to the interlinguage link that the Main page had before thoses changes ? TulipVorlax 17:37, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

I will respond to myself because i checked to history of the main page. PanSola remove them until they find some fix for some bug caused by the "move". TulipVorlax 01:55, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually I removed them by accident, the "fix" you are talking about is me fixing my mistake, not related to Wikia move d-: -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 01:59, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, ok then. ;-) It's a sysop of the french GW wikia that said "they have no link to us"... But i knew they where added to all wiki at the same time... TulipVorlax 07:13, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Ad Issues[edit source]

Discussion[edit source]

Gap on the right hand side[edit source]

Since today I've a gap on the right hand side of the wide of the nav-menu on the left hand side. That annoys me since I've to scroll more down. I like stuff wide without wasting space. Will that be changed? --Birchwooda Treehug 15:11, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

That "gap" is caused by the placement of two other wikia wikis and four ads that you're probably blocking; it looks awful, and I hate it. Felix Omni Signature.png 17:41, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. The ads go on the right with our menu. Or on the bottom. This is insanely disruptive. They also appeared to have added a ton of extra junk on a page about remembering to sign. And as usual, they posted a message at the top of the page and didnt remove it when it was complete.—JediRogue 17:48, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Which is why I'm disliking wikia currently. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 17:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
It looks like copying User:AT/monobook.css will make the gap go away; the side-scroll bar is annoying, but tolerable. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:10, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
And the side-scroll bar apparently only shows up in IE, so all you FF junkies can be happy. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:16, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Just copy+paste mine, it fits better. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 18:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, anyone using this may need to tweak the size to fit their resolution. YMMV. -- AT(talk | contribs) 18:24, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I changed it to 85% and its now the perfect width on my 19 inch screen at 1280*1024. I don't suppose theres any chance similar coding alchemy could deal with the new layout of the editing page "This is a talk page. Please remember to sign your posts using four tildes (~~~~)." :@ --Cobalt | Talk 18:44, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I'll look into it. I'm currently trying to remove the crap with the Starting new page. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 18:46, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm on #wikia asking them about it right now RT | Talk 19:01, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
@Cobalt: I had a look to see if I could remove that message, but the div it's contained in doesn't use have any id or class (bad form imo) so it's not easily hideable. But I agree, it's irritating. Try User:Poke or User:Galil, they're probably more experienced at this than me. -- AT(talk | contribs) 19:10, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Found it here. -- AT(talk | contribs) 20:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Ads[edit source]

← Moved from Talk:Wikia Move/Community poll#Ads

I don't know where else to put this, but this is ridiculous, the entire lay out of my userpage is fucked up from the new ads on the right. I am DAMN SURE that Wikia said they'd lower the ads to One Per Page, which it clearly is not. I bet there are tons of pages also fucked up from this. Someone with authority go harass them plz =(--DNA 21:04, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

This is a seperate issue from the move, go to GuildWiki:Wikia Migration.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 21:06, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I wouldn't consider Wikia spotlights as "ads", so I only see one ad per page on Monobook (well it's one ad "unit" often containing 4 sub-ads in it), and one ad per page on Monaco. Zero ads on Quartz (logged-in). We probably have a problem of definitions here )-: On the other hand, the problem of the layout of your user page is completely tied to you being counting on everyone visiting your userpage to use the same resolution to get the same pagewidth, so that design in and of itself has issues )-: -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 21:09, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
True, they technicly only have one Google Multiad, the others are "Wikia Spotlights" so they don't legally count.Entrea SumataeEntrea Sumatae [Talk] 21:10, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
DNA, take a look at User:AT/monobook.css, He/She "fixed" it :)--AlariSig.jpg 21:13, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
If you use an Adblocker, you can get rid of the extra load times, too. AT only has them hidden. --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 21:17, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Block out http://ads.wikia.nocookie.net/ 870 block hits :)--AlariSig.jpg 21:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Can we not discuss methods of "how to let Wikia make less money" on the wiki? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 21:24, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Nah, that would be repressing us then. Anyway, now that we've moved over there, I've noticed that the load times have tripled, and I spent a good hour or so trying to figure out how to get the damned background back in at the top --Gimmethegepgun 22:12, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Me too, i thought it was my internet at first, but other sites load normal. "Technically" 1 ad or not, it's in a terrible place, it compresses the pages, and i'm aware that my pages be screwed over by this is, largely, my fault, but there's got to be other pages that are now crooked because the main area is now compressed.--DNA 22:20, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I haven't noticed any lag. I just wish they would move the ads somewhere else, they're annoying as crap on the right. Think of how ticked people got at pan's april fools' joke, it's like that all the time >.> --Shadowcrest 22:22, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm mostly frustrated by the way half the html on the wiki suddenly stopped working. My character templates look like stupid, and Ruricu and I can't figure out how to fix them. Felix Omni Signature.png 22:25, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Don't worry DNA, my page is also screwed up with this newly created right column, even with the ads blocked by ABP. And with the numerous coding issues with the migration, I am one very frustrated user right now. I don't quite have to time to over-haul my whole damn userpage to fix all the broken code now. And I'm hoping on Ruricu to fix our Show/Hide issue. -- Isk8.png Sk8 (T/C) 22:27, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Well Shadocrest, it'd be different. The mirror joke would've put the ads on the RIGHT SIDE!!! Mwahahahahahahaha -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 22:30, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

(RI, or something similar) Hey guys, look. Two ads. There's no way you can say it's one ad, it's two seperate boxes. Sure, from the same company, technically, but two ads nonetheless. I'm glad they moved it back to the bottom, but there are two ads now.--DNA 01:51, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

There are two ads now (instead of one ad and two spotlight images) because we reverted back to the old GuildWiki skin which had the side ad in addition to the bottom ad. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 02:22, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Doesn't matter, you guys said you'd bring it down to one ad, regardless of how many we had prior to the "migration".--DNA 14:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
"The conditions have changed." Pull out while you're ahead tbh. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 04:27, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm not allowed to point out their mistakes? This is starting to feel like a dictatorship.--DNA 19:59, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
That's because it is RT | Talk 20:02, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
So we're all supposed to just bend over and let Wikia do whatever? I don't so much care about the number of ads as i do about the idea of it. They said they'd do something and they didn't, thus breaking their credibility, and losing my(And likely others's) trust--DNA 00:35, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Um, well, a lot of people complained about the single ad on the side, so they brought back the old skin. Right now, you are the only person who has complained about having one mini-ad on the left and one at the bottom (totaling 2), which may or may not be the reason Wikia feels not needing to respond to your complaint. If they promised one thing, lots of people complained, so they changed what they promised so that the number of ppl complaining reduced to 1, then in general it is easy for them to believe they made the right choice. Maybe it's possible to get them to put in two types of Monobooks: Gravewit's Monobook that you currently see (con: 2 ads), versus Wikia's Monobook that only has one ad (con: narrower content width). That way they technically fulfill their promise by offering a one-ad version which you can use, while keeping the majority of people concerned about the width happy. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:14, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Because of the way things are set up, it seems unlikely that we could have two separate monobook themes, and it is clear that the old one was preferred. If you want to see fewer ads, you may want to check out the Monaco skin, which has a single ad, or the Quartz skin, which displays no ads at all if you are logged in (although Quartz is no longer officially supported, so some of the system messages at the bottom do not display properly). Both of these skins do, however, have spotlight images, but on Monaco the main spotlight image is in a widget, so you can change where on the page it is displayed. It sometimes takes a while to adjust to Monaco, but after giving it a chance, going back to Monobook makes me cringe ;) (and if you have any suggestions about how to improve Monaco, please contribute). --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 06:27, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
I've just applied this Monaco skin, i like it. However it could use some improvements, i saw the improvement page, and i'll think about what i'd like from the Monaco and sum it up when i get the chance.--DNA 01:02, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

ADS GO ON THE BOTTOM![edit source]

I expect a comment from Wikia as to why the ads are no longer on the bottom and left side and are on the right side. This is EXTREMELY disruptive and throws off alot of the pages on a smaller resolution monitor. Many templates overflow into these ads and its horrible. I'm tempted to leave this wiki in favor the shittier but at least more pleasant to look at official one if this isn't rectified. —130.245.209.133 07:38, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Make a account and "hack it", wikia is a monster that doesn't negotiate.--AlariSig.jpg 07:41, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Agreed, adds on the right side are ugly ugly and ugly... did I mention ugly ?Big Bow 05:39, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Another problem[edit source]

That I have with this is the god-damn side ads. You guys are actually more than likely LOSING more money by making these ads more... obnoxious, because it makes it even MORE tempting for a user to get fed up with them and use coding to hide them. I for one never used to hide the advertisements when they were placed at the bottom of the screen (a less obtrusive area for them), but thanks to this not-too-well-thought-through idea, I am blocking all of those ads on the side. This, in turn, creates an empty area, essentially a waste of space. It also, as I believe is mentioned somewhere above, breaks multiple pages for users using a lower resolution. Templates will regularly cross into the advertisements, which makes it harder to see both the template and the advertisement. I HIGHLY SUGGEST that you change the advertisement location. These ads are both disruptive and extremely annoying. --Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:12, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

And have no purpose --Gimmethegepgun 19:13, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
They're actually much less obtrusive in Monaco, which is good because there seems to be no way to hide them. Felix Omni Signature.png 19:15, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually, its pretty easy to hide them: User:Warwick/monobook.css. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 19:17, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Hiding them creates empty space and wasted width. And it also makes Wikia lose more money, which is another issue I addressed above.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:18, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
The ones on on the right? cos they look really bad, especially the wikia spotlight one :( is there an way to get rid o them? Clouddyl 19:24, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
My .css has some code to span the page over the white space. --- VipermagiSig.JPG-- (s)talkpage 19:26, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
The problem is that monobook.css is a custom skin, which Wikia didn't design, so naturally their ads would be misplaced on it. They're fine in Monaco, although I wouldn't argue that you should all switch skins, cuz Monaco is a bit annoying. Felix Omni Signature.png 19:27, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
I have coding for both, and so can use both. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 19:30, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
The problem with your .css, Viper, is that it doesn't really get rid of the extra space, only pushes it over to the side, which makes my page wider than it can show, and that's more of a hindrince to me. Regardless, you shouldn't have to use coding or change your screen just so you don't have extremely vexing advertisements appearing on the right side of the screen.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:33, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Hiding them still causes them to load on the page. If they are being paid for each time it loads on a page, hiding makes no difference. But leaving it there and therefore encouraging people to hide it probably violates some terms of use with the google ads. The simple solution is to put these junk on the bottom (I have no issue with this.) Most of us understand that you want to have your ads on a page. But placement is a major issue with us because we are also competing with the official wiki. I like this one better because its more complete and has alot less bureaucracy to wade through, imo. But if the other one is easier to look at, thats going to be the winner. 130.245.23.139 19:33, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
And here we have another advantage of AOL over FF! It doesnt do that for me. ^^. —MaySig.pngWarw/Wick 19:34, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
No one cares, frankly. Felix Omni Signature.png 19:35, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Mr IP, they get some money for showing them, and more for someone actually clicking on them. With more and more people hiding them, they are losing money. Place them back at the bottom, where they originally were, and all of these problems are fixed.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:36, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Monaco skin definitely fixes this right side issue with the ads. I at least recommend that people that find it visually disruptive test out the monaco skins to see the difference. ABP at least eliminates the lag associated with the advertisements (Loaded a few pages w/o ABP active, MY GOD did it take FOREVER!) -- Isk8.png Sk8 (T/C) 19:38, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Well i certainly never used to hide adds and even looked at some of them for more than 0.25 seconds on the old layout. Now their hidden with the page layout changed so there is no gap, and im considering switching to firefox as my main browser so i can just use adblock. Imo adverts make less money for wikia this way--Cobalt | Talk 19:43, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

(resetting indent) Hey all. I just wanted to drop by and reiterate what Angie said above. We hear your dissatisfaction with the ad placement, and we are seeing what we can do to help. I don't have any solid answers on this yet, but I think we can come up with something you'll like. We'll let you know as soon as we have more information. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 19:46, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

On the left hand side, under the useful stuff. Put it there. --Macros 19:48, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
OR just back on the bottom where they were before. I think I've said that multiple times now :/ --Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:50, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes, but they were on the side when GWiki had only 1 ad. When Gravewit added another, he put it on the bottom. Tbh, less people are going to see it when it's on the bottom, so that's fine with me too. --Macros 19:53, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Ah sorry i didn't see the comment by Angie before, just looking at the bottom section as usual. I suppose atleast we are receiving some feedback from you wiki staff people, which is more than i would have expected :)--Cobalt | Talk 19:52, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Better than Gravewit >.>--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 19:54, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Whats wrong with gravewit?Clouddyl 21:35, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Special:Contributions/Gravewit. --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 16:14, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, i would have expected this to be higher Special:Editcount/Gravewit

Ad Solution[edit source]

I made a page layout that keeps the ads but moves them. It keeps both the wikia spotlights and I know that the google ads come in horizontal and vertical versions so this shouldn't be a big problem. I even added another wikia logo to the footer because it doesn't appear anywhere else clearly.

Ad layout option.jpg

JediRogue 20:17, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

On the bottom, where I suggested it (multiple times), and where it belongs. Although the ads are sideways.--Marcopolo47 signature new.jpg (Talk) (Contr.) 20:21, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
You think? Oh wow... Lol. I'm not remaking the ads just to have them correctly oriented. You get the idea. —JediRogue 20:25, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Call it Equal Opportunities :-)--Cobalt | Talk 20:27, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Okay, so is Wikia still deciding what to do about the ads? Can we be told what's going on? —JediRogue 02:03, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
We're still working on it. I'll let you know as soon as I hear any news. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 02:37, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Resolution?[edit source]

Hey all. I hope you don't mind, but I consolidated all the add discussion in to one section to make it easier to follow. As I mentioned before, we hear and understand your complaints regarding your ads, and I am happy to say that the old GuildWiki skin, with the ads on the bottom of the page, will be returning. I am sorry that it has taken this long to reach a resolution, but it took quite a bit of work from our tech team to make it happen, and I wanted to make sure that we were good to go before I made any promises. The new skin may be in place as early as Tuesday morning; however, it may take a little longer. While changing the skin should be rather painless, please report any problems that you experience here so that we can address them. Thanks! --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 04:47, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks so much, Kyle. You guys' handling of this has done a lot to alleviate many of my concerns about Wikia and how we will be treated. Its great that you were able to resolve this before I got used to my new wide-screen monitor and forgot about how disruptive the ads were on smaller monitors lol. = D—JediRogue 04:52, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Nooo! I don't want the old skin, I want the version JediRogue drew above with text rotated on its side~! *hides* -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:04, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Inter Wiki Links[edit source]

Stopped working after the url change, left a message at wikia.com but no response, someone here know how to fix that?--AlariSig.png 04:29, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Which interwiki links are you talking of? The Wikipedia: ones are still working fine for me. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 06:15, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant to guildwiki, comes up with a page not found screen.--AlariSig.png 06:20, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Ah. This has been brought up before and I was under the impression that despite the url change, Wikia had fixed the problem. I know that manually fixing the link works (duh) but other than that... Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 06:23, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
If you want to inter-wiki link to this wiki, w:c:guildwars:Special:Randompage works. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 09:11, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Well I guess thats better then a external link. Any chance old [[Guildwiki:blhablah]] would be fixed?--AlariSig.png 13:11, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
GuildWiki:Image use policy? Case sensitive. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 13:15, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Comes up with a 404 error, does it work for you?--AlariSig.png 13:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
It does. What's your browser? Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 13:18, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
FF with latest upgrades, did you test it just here or on some wikia? It loads for me from here but that same code on a wikia wiki comes up with the old gamewikis url and page name getting a error.--AlariSig.png 13:20, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Huh, I thoght that it would have worked both ways cleanly, but you're right. Someone broke something. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 14:33, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I updated the GuildWiki link in the interwiki map. It's updated once nightly, so it should be fixed by tomorrow (assuming I got the change in before the cutoff). --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 04:37, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Name change[edit source]

If our name is already taken, is it possible for us to keep our current name on this wiki, but use the "GW-" on all other wikis? --Macros 21:36, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Probably not, because part of the merge is (I think) having those other users use our wiki, not just us use other wikis.Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 21:45, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Entrea is correct, I'm afraid that it is not possible for us to do that. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 21:48, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
I see that my username has a conflict on it, now I wonder if this is because of the user I created the other day on Wikikariam. This would mean that I have a name conflict with myself. Shall I delete that user until the merge is over or are there more than one person with my username? Winterbay 12:28, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
If there is only me, then I have now solved it by setting the same email adress on both :) Winterbay 12:35, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Database Merge[edit source]

Alright, let's get cracking! First off, I think a lot of those userspace articles will cause a significant problem because of templates; for instance {{/Smellysocks}} would no longer work on User:GW-Bob's userpage. D: It also can't be good when random Wikia users get hundreds of userspace pages for no reason. What happens if User:Bob/Smellysocks and User:GW-Bob/Smellysocks both existed before the merge? Felix Omni Signature.png 21:36, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that's the main thing that I'm worried about, which is why I tried to get an idea of the impact beforehand using the username survey. Fixing subpages should be fairly simple, but until the change happens, it's hard to determine whether it's best to do it by hand, or set up a bot to do it.
With the scenario of both User:Bob/Smellysocks and User:GW-Bob/Smellysocks both existing, because subpages will not automatically be moved, they'll both stay at their respective locations. As for the actual users Bob and GW-Bob, we'll be handling those on a case-by-case basis and posting information about any such conflicts. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 21:48, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, that final concern isn't really one, User:Bib/Smellysocks will probably be on another wiki in the unlikely event it exists. As for {{/Smellysocks}}, most users probably won't find it too hard to move their pages to their new username. For the few that have a bunch of pages like that (poor Entropy) Wikia can hopefully arrange either the bot-move or inactice-name-replacement Kyle was talking about.Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 21:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Just somthing, I have the same name on Wikia, same password, same email and such- Will I be changed to GW-Warwick? —HelloWarw/Wick 14:36, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
"If you already have an account on Wikia with the same username as your GuildWiki username, make sure the email address is the same on both accounts. If the email addresses are the same, then the accounts will be merged, otherwise your GuildWiki account will be prefixed. " -- Brains12 \ Talk 14:44, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I think I know what I was misunderstanding. While the user may exist on every Wikia wiki, that user's userspace will not. In retrospect, it was silly of me to think so. Felix Omni Signature.png 22:31, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Question[edit source]

Ok, I have noticed that myself and several other users who signed the username survey saying that their names were taken on wikia do not appear on the list of name conflicts, does this mean we get to keep our names and the other users were inactive or what?--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 15:14, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

List of name conflicts? :o — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 17:07, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
I think there's a link to it from this article. --Shadowcrest 19:21, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
ziz. Most of them are spam accounts and people who no longer are active, I think... --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 22:33, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm not on there too. I'd like to know if it's because the "other" Poki is inactive, or because they're going to change me to Poki3... — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 12:47, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
If your name is not on the list, means your name is not taken on the wikia db. So, there is no "other Poki" in this case. Or it means the "other Poki" is registered by you and has the same Email adress set. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 12:54, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
You are wrong on that second point Viper. Even if you own the same user name on wikia, your name still appears on that list. (You just have to make sure that you have both emails the same) -- Isk8.png (T/C) 12:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
I have an account on the Wikia db, and my name is not on the list. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 12:57, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
And I have an account as well, and my name is on the list. And both my emails have been the same since account creation. -- Isk8.png (T/C) 12:58, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Look harder, you ARE on the list :P -- Isk8.png (T/C) 12:59, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Lolfail. That;s kinda dumb. Basically, it lists everyone with an account here and on Wikia, if they own it, remains an unasked question :P Weird --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 13:05, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Yup, which I find it rather pointless that they even compiled the list. If you created an account on Wikia, I'm sure you would know that you did or not. If you tried, and it told you someone already had that name, then you would know it was taken. And I could see this as a real easy way for someone to #$%^ over a GWiki user that is NOT listed, by taking their name. Raptors ring any bells? -- Isk8.png (T/C) 13:08, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
So, am i in danger of being forked over then? I tried registering on wikia ages ago but it said Cobalt was taken...maybe that account somehow got deleted, i should probably have tried again before posting this message, but meh, il go try again now, if it still exists, and i can see no reason why it wouldn't, then this list really tells us nothing due to all the anomalies--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 16:41, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Yup, Cobalt is still taken, then why am i not on the list??--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 16:43, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for triple post, but this just got even stranger, i looked on special:Listusers on wikia and cobalt wasnt there :S....what the hell is going on??--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 16:47, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! Also, if an account has no contributions, it diesnt show up on listusers. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:50, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh good, well he doesn't have a userpage, so he will be a nice placeholder to reserve my name for me till the merge :-)--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 16:51, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Aha! In 2003 he fixed a typo on the Tai chi chuan article on wikipedia. That is his only wikia contribution. He stole my name for that!? For shame!--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 16:55, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Afaik, Wikipedia != Wikia :P Else they'd lagg for cookies too. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

(Reset indent) (edit conflict) So because I'm not on the list, it means that the "other Poki" also doesn't have contributions. Good to hear. My signatures and userpages are safe ^^; — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 16:58, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

For now...--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 16:59, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
:o — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 17:19, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Wow, lots of discussion here. Unfortunately, there is no easy way for you to check how active a given Wikia user is because because while the user database is centralized, contributions, user pages, and the like are still specific to each individual wiki. Special:Listusers on Central Wikia represents only a fraction of active users. There are a number of names here that do conflict; however, they are not on that list because they signed the username survey and the local account here will replace the existing account on Wikia. That said, I can't guarantee that the list is completely free from omissions, but we will work with you through any username conflicts that do come up. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 08:08, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Sooo, is this still happening today (or rather, tomorrow, due to american time zones)?--Cobalt6.jpg - (Talk/Contribs) 18:58, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Because of some system-wide upgrades that are taking place today and tomorrow, we have pushed back the database migration. It is now tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 8th. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 19:30, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Editing Tips[edit source]

I have editing Tips de-selected in my preferences, and it still comes up upon editing every page. Any ideas? -- Isk8.png (T/C) 19:40, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Try re-select, save, re-de-select, save. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 19:42, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Still not doing it. Also tried a purge. -- Isk8.png (T/C) 19:46, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, got it finally. -- Isk8.png (T/C) 19:55, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

quick thing[edit source]

I didn't read talkpage or project page (no time) but one issue is user talk pages and user subpages, all of which needs to be moved. kay? bai — Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 01:09, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Don't know about sub pages, but links are already being edited by bots. (May's bot was kind enough to remind me of every talk page I have on my watchlist ^^; ). — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 02:33, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
I think the issue he raised is that GW account gets renamed to GW-blab, but its userpages didn't get moved accordingly. I know this for a fact, but it doesn't effect me because I own both accts. --Voidvector 02:42, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
User pages should move automatically with the account itself, although subpages need to be manually moved. I think it didn't work for you, Void, because it somehow didn't move your account, but split it instead(?). Note that the project page mentioned that pages might not move right away, but if all works like it should, they should move. --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 06:32, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

my opinion on this[edit source]

it's fugly. it's a big mess. a fugly big mess. (and those aren't cool.) It never should have happened. — Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 18:29, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

A new thing to worry about[edit source]

Hey guys, watch this.
rickroll1.gif
Neat, huh. Posting an image's URL direct-links the image now; vandals can image-spam without having to go through the trouble of creating an account and uploading images. Also, this probably breaks countless talk pages with links to screenshots and the like on them. Sweet. Felix Omni Signature.png 08:18, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

External image hotlinking is *supposed* to be disabled I think... with photobucket being on a whitelist >_<" -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 08:26, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, as you can see from this image badgerdj1.jpg taken from User talk:Lann, that's not the case. Hotlinking will be bad for load times, and would be very easy to exploit- post a thousand links to that rickroll gif on one page to see what I mean. Felix Omni Signature.png 08:29, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
It's better now. :D Felix Omni Signature.png 08:31, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
No it's not RT | Talk 15:52, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
If there is concensus to do so, we can remove the ability to use any external images. By default, as PanSola said, most external images are blocked; however, a few sites like ImageShack are whitelisted. You can view the full whitelist here. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 17:56, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Because hotlinking removes the need for licensing details, one of the things we take rather seriously here, I would vote to remove the capability altogether. Felix Omni Signature.png 18:11, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Remove imo --Macros 18:12, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Remove imo. --Shadowcrest 18:53, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Remove. I'll be personally removing any such images that I find regardless of what is officially decided, since it contravenes GW:IMAGE. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:31, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Remove. Thoughtful-new-sig.jpg Thoughtful 00:58, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

(resetting indent) It seems that the verdict is unamious. I have requested that the tech team disable the the embedding of external images. This change should be implemented some time in the next few days. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 04:47, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Still working on this ... --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 04:37, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
I know it's been a while, but I just wanted to let you know that this should be fixed very soon (with the next Wikia code release). It is a change that required some custom coding to implement. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 06:11, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Looks like you did it. They're just external links now. — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 16:03, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, that issue should be resolved now. Let me know if it continues to cause issues. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 20:43, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Rename Requests[edit source]

Rename requests that have been resolved ...

Same as Tain, myin was not on teh list either >.< --Shadowphoenix 18:17, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

My email is the same on both accounts, as is the password, yet all of my contribs have been moved to GW-Warwick. D: -- MaySig.png Warw/Wick 18:04, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Same issue; apart from I don't have an e-mail address linked to either account at the moment. lord of all tyria 18:12, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

My name is NOT listed as a conflict (here), yet I was moved to GW-Tain. Either the list or the change is an error, would appreciate some clarification and/or a revert back to Tain. GW-Tain 18:14, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I am on the list, but I made it through fine because I own the other Entrea. Hooray!Entrea Sumatae 18:38, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Although... WTFHAXXSIGPHAIL!Entrea Sumatae 18:39, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

My username Maeve has been changed to Gw-Maeve and my password is no longer valid. It's not listed as a conflict either. 24.19.205.237 18:45, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I think this is because I have two user names...One is this that I am posting with and the other Maeve. Please change this user name to Maeve. The one I am posting with is my old account. Thanks. Morgan Fairweather 18:50, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Okay so GW-Maeve works. But I would much rather it be "Maeve" not GW-Maeve. Thank you. Ranger-tango-icon-200.pngMaeve 03:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Btw, Afaik the process to link user:GW-Warwick and User:Warwick (and everyone else's) contribs are fairly simple (if they have my problem)- The way to do it is explained on User:Stabber. Ofcourse, you probably already knew that. :) -- MaySig.png Warw/Wick 19:43, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
So across how many wikis is this "Universal" username supposed to be? --ScathLann 01:45, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Anyway i would like my account User:GW-Lann renamed and merged with this one. --Lann-sf2.jpg Lann 01:52, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

My name wasn't on the conflict list but I got moved. Can you move it back please? - GW-Buzzer 06:28, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. :) --TOR<staff /> 15:51, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Can you also ask for renames that aren't something like "GW-EXtinctioN to EXtinctioN"? — eXtinctioN 20:01, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

If you're talking about renaming an account that wasn't moved during the database merge then it's technically possible of course, but I'm not sure if Wikia will be doing this. (It requires moving a lot of sub pages, and renaming a lot of signatures...) If you're talking about renaming an account that was moved during the merge, then you can request a rename to anything that isn't taken by someone else. — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 09:10, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Zefir to Zefir[edit source]

My name wasn't on the conflicts list. If possible, I would like to have my original name back. Thank you. Zefirsig.jpgGod Zefir 15:45, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 19:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Autolycus to Autolycus[edit source]

My name wasn't on the conflicts list. If possible, I would like to have my original name back. If not, then my second choice would be Autolycus_Dux. --Autolycus Dux 16:56, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Good news, the other account was not active. You should be able to login as Autolycus. If you spot any other problems, contact me. --TOR<staff /> 19:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)


GW-Macros to Macros[edit source]

My name was also not on the list. I too would like my name back. --Macros 17:29, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 19:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Macros 20:01, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Tain to Tain[edit source]

Not on the conflict list. Posted a few lines up, but on the off chance they only feel like reading bold... GW-Tain 17:54, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 19:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
"Login error: There is no user by the name "Tain". User names are case sensitive. Please check your spelling, or use the link below to create a new user account." GW-Tain 03:32, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Don't know if this is what was supposed to happen, but now I have re-created the Tain account, I'll move everything over myself - don't worry about it. Tain 03:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-JediRogue to JediRogue[edit source]

I own both accounts. I would like to continue being JediRogue. I also would greatly appreciate being a sysop on that name rather than GW-JediRogue—JediRogue 19:53, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Merged. May the force be with you. :P --TOR<staff /> 11:59, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Warwick to Warwick[edit source]

I have control of User:Warwick, and User:GW-Warwick, but my contribs have been moved to GW-Warwick. So uh.. Could I have them back? :p -- MaySig.png Warw/Wick 20:23, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

And done. :) --TOR<staff /> 11:59, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Nova to Nova[edit source]

May I please be renamed back to that name. My username did not show up on the conflict list. Thanks! — Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 19:42, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:26, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. — Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg(contribs) 01:02, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Ghost1 to Ghost1[edit source]

My name wasn't on the conflict list. Can you please change it back? GW-Ghost1 23:28, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:26, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Lexxor to Lexxor[edit source]

Please, I want my name back :P If there's a name conflict, try Lexx, Lexx1 or LexxArc. --GW-Lexxor 00:23, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:26, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Woohoo! And I thought I would sign all future contributions as anon as I despised the GW-name :-) Thank you! --Lexxor 13:29, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Puk to Puk[edit source]

My name isn't on the confict list, can I please have Puk back. I'm the original Puk, and the best, no imposters.. please! GW-Puk 08:19, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:26, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Blue Dragon to Blue Dragon[edit source]

pls, move me too:D --Blue Dragon

Moved you to the correct spot :) --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 14:04, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. TOR<staff /> 15:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Rue to Rue[edit source]

I'm pretty sure I've just got a user page to move in there. nothing serious. Thanks! Rue Bemeria 20:53, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. TOR<staff /> 15:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Asrael to Asrael[edit source]

User:Asrael redirects me too GW-Asrael, and i wasn't able to login with my old acc ( Being Asrael ). If this could be solved, thanks in advance ;o GW-Asrael 07:14, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. TOR<staff /> 15:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Bekkr to Bekkr[edit source]

Same email, as far as I can remember, and definitely the same password. Please and thanks. Bekkr 07:53, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. TOR<staff /> 15:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Pardon my ignorance, but if this is done, then why does it still take me to GW-Bekkr when I click my username at the top? -Bekkr 11:51, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
Because your user page is a redirect. You should place a delete tag on it and then move your userpage back to the empty space. (or copy everything over, but then you're loosing the history. Pretty important for talk pages.) — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 20:11, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Syphon to Syphon[edit source]

My account name doesn't appear on the conflict list. Would it be possible to have it changed back please? Thanks in Advance. --Syphon 11:25, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. TOR<staff /> 15:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Lann to ScathLann[edit source]

I already have an account on wikia named ScathLann. I would like my guildwiki account moved and merged with my wikia account. --Lann-sf2.jpg Lann 20:02, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. TOR<staff /> 15:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Durd to durd[edit source]

If you could fix my login, that would be swell. Thanks in advance. GW-Durd 18:20, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 17:53, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Haxor back to Haxor[edit source]

I would be much obliged if this could be changed back. Thanks in advance. GW-Haxor 13:09, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 17:53, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Leviathan to Leviathan[edit source]

I have searched for another account existing on wikia http://www.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3AListusers&username=Lev&group=&limit=50 but there wasn't any, and all results in here (guildwars.wikia.com) Leviathan link to my renamed GW-Leviathan account. If it's still not possible to regain Leviathan, the name ION_Leviathan will do. --GW-Leviathan 10:48, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Moved to ION Leviathan. Please note that the fact the name is not on Listusers doesn't mean that it is free. We only list users active on this wiki on Listusers. Hence it only shows a small portion of our user database. I can rename unused (i.e. 0 edits) existing accounts, and can deal with most requests that way, but, unfortunately not this one. Sorry. --TOR<staff /> 15:42, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Sasa to Sasa[edit source]

This was my old name before it was changed.. Thanks in andvance :) GW-Sasa User:SasaTeinai's Heat.jpg 19:14, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Guu to Guu[edit source]

I could't find any user named "Guu" here http://www.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3AListusers&username=Gu&group=&limit=50 so could I have my username renamed back to how it was before the merge? --GW-Guu 00:12, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the change, I can log in as Guu again. ^^ I wonder though, why the username in my preferences still says "GW-Guu" and the navigation bar on top still links to the now empy User:GW-Guu page ... the user page itself was correctly moved to User:Guu. --GW-Guu 16:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I redirected User:GW-Guu to User:Guu so the topnav works (or at least, the userpage link works :P ) --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:17, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
You might need to clear your cache (I think pressing ctrl+f5 does it for both IE and firefox) ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 16:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Arios to Arios[edit source]

I don't seem to be on the conflict list, and I cannot find a wikia use that uses Arios, can I be renamed back please? :D GW-Arios 21:33, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:06, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Shido to Shido[edit source]

Not on the list, change it prease. ShidoSig moebius2.gif 03:44, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:06, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Crasher to crasher[edit source]

Please :) --crasher 22:20, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 14:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Atlantis to Atlantis[edit source]

Please ^_^ GW-Atlantis 16:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 14:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Poke to Poke[edit source]

According to this list, there is no other "Poke" :P So I would like to have my nickname back, thanks :) Poke.gif Poke 22:10, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 14:57, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much :) poke | talk 17:25, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Firelink to Firelink[edit source]

Can you please change my username back to Firelink? Thanks. GW-Firelink 01:14, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:04, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Mustang to Mustang[edit source]

Please change my username back to Mustang, Thanks 05:00, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:38, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Kidburla merge[edit source]

Hi, I am writing here as Kidburla, I would like to merge my GW-Kidburla account (which used to be Kidburla on guildwiki.org) into this one (which is my main Wikia account that I use on Memory Alpha, etc.) Can I do this? I will re-post a message as GW-Kidburla in a minute or two, to confirm that we are actually the same person!! Kidburla 20:45, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi, this is GW-Kidburla, confirming that I do wish to proceed with this merge. GW-Kidburla 20:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Wolfie to Wolfie_[edit source]

Does it help if we each start a sub-section under "Rename Requests", ie easier to see who's requesting what change? Anyway, I would like to request "GW-Wolfie" user name be changed to "Wolfie_" (note, the underscore at the end). I have used that combination before on other forums, wikis etc where a name conflict existed, so would like to retain this identity. Regards Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 06:15, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Could I please have an update on why this request has not been enacted, has been nearly 3 days and while I note many other requests below have been done, mine has not, and would like some feedback on what's the hold up. As noted back on April 30, 2008 (see comment here, my original user name of "Wolfie" apparently conflicted with an existing Wikia account (why someone created an account with my user name is unknown, but that account has absolutely nothing to do with me, maybe it's inactive?).
Anyway, if it's possible I can be reverted back to "Wolfie" (ie, remove that other account and rename "GW-Wolfie" back to just "Wolfie"), that would be great! Otherwise, can settle for "Wolfie_" (with the underscore), just by the gods please ensure I do not loose credit for all the edits I have made on this wiki. I am getting rather keen to fix up my userspace articles etc, but require my user name be sorted out first, so some form of feedback would be appreciated as to what's to happen, maybe I can provide further informtion. Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 02:56, 13 May 2008 (UTC) PS: I note my idea of creating a sub-section per user request caught on :)
Sorry for the delay. The underscore at the end was a bit problematic, as we don't allow user names that end in a _. Fortunately, Wolfie turned out to be inactive since 2006, so you're now back to your old username. :) Please check whether everything is in order. Again, sorry for the delay and thanks for bringing some order to this page. Makes my work a lot easier. :P --TOR<staff /> 12:21, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
That is wonderful news about being able to revert back to my original user name, sadly however, something has gone terribly wrong!!
  • I cannot login as "Wolfie" (had to login in as "GW-Wolfie" to post this message)
  • A search of Special:Listusers shows there is no "Wolfie" account ("Wolfie 1972" and "Wolfie pt" are not to do with me), the user name "GW-Wolfie" does however still show up and as noted above, is what I had to use to login
  • My user page is incorrectly located under User:GW-Wolfie (yes, there is a redirect from User:Wolfie to User:GW-Wolfie, but that's not a solution)
  • My contributions however do appear correctly under Special:Contributions/Wolfie (please tell me I've not lost them!?)
So it's appearing like the renaming of my account back from "GW-Wolfie" to plain "Wolfie" has failed part way through or something to that effect. Needless to say, I am now getting a little concerned about if my account has become corrupted, but am hoping Wikia staff will be able to perhaps manually correct this situation in a way that keeps everything intact, help!! --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 00:03, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
It could be similar to the situation that Tain listed below. He had the same problem as you, and re-created the account, and kept his contributions. That would be my suggestion. -- Isk8.png User:Isk8 (T/C) 01:36, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion, I wouldn't want to jeopardise anything Wikia might be working on to correct the situation, so am waiting to hear what they recommend. Also, if I were to re-create an account under the original user name, would then lose my configuration and far more importantly, my current watchlist (which contains many 100s of pages), would be a major time-expense to re-watch all those topics again. Maybe if TOR can confirm beforehand that my original watchlist can be recovered (re, the Watchlist recovery option below), then might be an option, assuming there's no other "cleaner" way of renaming my account back from GW-Wolfie to Wolfie (ie, expected it would have just been the same process used to rename the account in the first place?). --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 01:12, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Will look into this later today. --TOR<staff /> 15:50, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Try it now. Should be fine. :) --TOR<staff /> 11:57, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Success! Looks like everything is back to normal once again, I'm me again :D Thanks for all the efforts TOR, seems this one wasn't all that straight-forward, but we got there. --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 01:49, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Xeon to Xeon[edit source]

Lost my account due to move, name is not on conflict list, can i get my admin status put back on too please. -- Xeon 13:25, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Hmm have sysop, my bad on that but would like my name changed to xeon still. -- Xeon 13:28, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. --TOR<staff /> 19:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Seem to have a problem with your change, I login as xeon and sig as xeon but my nav bar at the top still links to GW-Xeon and so does the talk page. -- Xeon 00:22, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Still appearing as GW-Xeon everywhere. -- Xeon 03:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Fixed. Please move your user pages manually, I didn't want to mess with the wiki anymore than needed. --TOR<staff /> 14:58, 2 June 2008 (UTC)


GW-Sora to Sora[edit source]

Hey, my name is changed yet I'm not on the conflict list. Would it be possible to have my name changed back? -GW-Sora 15:26, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Lord of all tyria to Lord of all tyria[edit source]

I own both accounts. Want contribs list back. lord of all tyria 20:24, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Sure thing. Please go to your preferences (on both accounts) and fill in the same e-mail address so that we know you're the same person. Please leave a note here after you're done and I'll merge the two ASAP. Thanks. --TOR<staff /> 11:27, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. lord of all tyria 19:01, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Bump. ^^ lord of all tyria 09:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. --TOR<staff /> 11:59, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Voidvector to Voidvector[edit source]

Merge accounts. Own both, they should have the same email. --GW-Voidvector 17:49, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

To prove I own both accounts. --Voidvector 17:49, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. --TOR<staff /> 12:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Maeve to Maeve[edit source]

Please change GW-Maeve to Maeve. It was not under the conflict list. I would greatly appreciate this. Thanks. :) Ranger-tango-icon-200.pngMaeve 23:07, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Please merge to Maeve. I own both accounts. Thanks. Maeve 22:35, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. --TOR<staff /> 12:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you muchly. :) Ranger-tango-icon-200.pngMaeve 22:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Tarun back to Tarun[edit source]

As recommended by KyleH in Unable to log in -- 71.63.89.37 15:40, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Any word on getting this fixed? -- 71.63.89.37 01:28, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Found my name was free, so I retrieved it. -- Tarun 03:21, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Intricated to Intricated[edit source]

To merge the GW user account into my existing Wikia account, thanks. - Intricated talk 19:05, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Please set your e-mails on both accounts to the exact same value and leave a not here, I'll then merge the two. Thanks. --TOR<staff /> 14:44, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Done, thanks. - Intricated talk 21:11, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Merged. --TOR<staff /> 12:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Fusa to Fusa[edit source]

thanks 66.82.9.85 14:52, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Please log in to make a request, thanks. --TOR<staff /> 15:50, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I am currently logged in as GW-Fusa, when I go to another page after logging in, my login is lost and shows as ip only. 66.82.9.58 00:02, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
gwwib7.jpg ...best I can do to show this is my account.66.82.9.58 00:17, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
After logging in several times I was able to keep my login, hopefully this works. FUSA (Talk) 13:15, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
any chance of getting this changed?FUSA (Talk) 20:42, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Done. Should work fine from now on. --TOR<staff /> 14:58, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

GW-Guu to Guu[edit source]

I could't find any user named "Guu" here http://www.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3AListusers&username=Gu&group=&limit=50 so could I have my username renamed back to how it was before the merge? --GW-Guu 00:12, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. --TOR<staff /> 15:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the change, I can log in as Guu again. ^^ I wonder though, why the username in my preferences still says "GW-Guu" and the navigation bar on top still links to the now empy User:GW-Guu page ... the user page itself was correctly moved to User:Guu. --GW-Guu 16:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I redirected User:GW-Guu to User:Guu so the topnav works (or at least, the userpage link works :P ) --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:17, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
You might need to clear your cache (I think pressing ctrl+f5 does it for both IE and firefox) ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 16:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I readded my old entries here, since I can't log in as "Guu" again, only as "GW-Guu" ... my user page is still at User:Guu though ... --GW-Guu 19:32, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Maybe I should add, that my contributions are now scattered between Special:Contributions/GW-Guu and Special:Contributions/Guu too. --GW-Guu 19:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Appologies. Should be fixed now. Happy editing. ;) --TOR<staff /> 18:00, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
All's Well That Ends Well. Thanks for all the help. :D --Guu 01:56, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Name is gone[edit source]

My account name is gone and GW-General frisk didnt work...am i going to have to make a new account?

Wow. That shouldn't have happened. Looking into this now. Sorry for the inconvenience. :/ --TOR<staff /> 10:52, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Tried contacting you via e-mail, but it doesn't seem to be valid. Please mail me at tor@wikia.com, thanks. --TOR<staff /> 11:38, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Zeratul to Zeratul[edit source]

I have two user pages Users:Zeratul and Users:GW-Zeratul. I would like to have only that one without gw prefix, moreover it doesnt appear in conflict list either. Thanks! -- Zeratul 13:16, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Any update on the change? -- Zeratul 20:14, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry, we are unable to change your name to Zeratul. Please choose a different name. --TOR<staff /> 12:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-bdoubled to bdoubled[edit source]

Don't know why I can't use your site any more than once at a time.

Your user account has not been renamed. If you know the correct passoword, you should be able to login. Please contact me at tor@wikia.com if you have problems. --TOR<staff /> 15:06, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

GW-Buzzer to Buzzer[edit source]

I asked to have this changed back more than a month ago. My signature if fine as you can see, but it redirects to User:GW-Buzzer. Buzzer is not on the conflict list. Thanks - Buzzer 11:11, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Redirect issue - fixed RandomTime 11:34, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Appreciate it - Buzzer 11:44, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


Avatarian 86 to Avatarian86[edit source]

When I first made the account, I somehow put a space between the two parts, unlike every other instance where I have used this account name. I would appreciate it if someone could change it. Thanks much! ~Avatarian 86 20:05, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Done as an exception. This page is exclusively for accounts with the GW- prefix. Please do not request other renames. --TOR<staff /> 15:14, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Merge accounts[edit source]

Is it possible to merge accounts? I have 2 accounts under the same name now. Kind of useless. --Voidvector 22:40, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

To prove that this is in fact me. --GW-Voidvector 22:41, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
You could have merged them if you had acted before the database conglomeration. Now you just sort of have to choose one. Felix Omni Signature.png 22:42, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Wait, WoWWiki merged recently too, but i didn't get another account there, how come it's different here? --Voidvector 22:50, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
You can request a name merge here. Cress Arvein Cress sig.JPG 23:07, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I too need my usernames merged. I am and have both JediRogue and GW-JediRogue and I don't need both. I was JediRogue on Wikia before the merge and I expected to keep it. Additionally, only GW-JediRogue is a sysop here and irritating to log in and out to ban people lol. What is currently being done to handle all this confusion? —JediRogue 23:11, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Nothing. It is Wikia. Lord Belar 00:05, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
....kay, I'm going over to the official wiki. --GW-Phydeaux 00:42, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
The tech team is watching this page and dealing with the issues on a case-by-case basis. It may take a few days to get all the issues worked out, but rest assured that they are working on it. In the mean time, please bring up any more issues that arise. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 06:10, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Not sure if you guys are still working on this issue, but I made changed my email address on 1 of the accounts to match the other. One was using my hotmail account, the other was using my yahoo account. Now they are both using my hotmail account now. Not sure if this helps the cause in anyway. --Voidvector 20:24, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Unable to log in[edit source]

Since the migration, I have been unable to log in and it says I never entered an email address. How can I resolve this issue? -- Tarun / 71.63.89.37 21:28, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Looks like your name was changed to User:GW-Tarun - try logging in as that, if that works, see above to get your name changed (if the wikia user is inactive, you may be able to change back to tarun RandomTime 19:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
When I checked, my username of Tarun is still in existence. I can tell because my talk page is still there as I made it: User_talk:Tarun and I'd prefer to keep Tarun and not have GW-Tarun, honestly. -- GW-Tarun 22:39, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Just want to point out that:
  1. technically you can create talkpages for non-existent users too. But this technically point is pretty irrelevant because...
  2. the entire reason you were renamed is because there is a User:Tarun already in existence on the Wikia user database. You got a "disambiguation" username because of the conflict. If you can prove you own the Tarun account on Wikia then they may be merged. Or, if Wikia's Tarun is an inactive user (or at least significantly less active than you), then it might be possible for you to take over the Tarun account and get the other guy renamed.
-User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 22:52, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, looking at the History for that page, it now shows in History that it was made by GW-Tarun. Though back when I made it, it was to Tarun. Frankly I don't care for this new merge of the databases. I want my name back and I honestly do not like how I was not able to choose to keep it or not. -- 71.63.89.37 00:49, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Because your account was renamed, the contributions are also changed to point to your account, so that the history does not incorrectly credit the other guy who owns the Tarun account on Wikia. That is the expected behavior. As for not having a choice, if the Wikia Tarun is an inactive user (which currently we do not know whether is the case or not), then you in fact had a choice. The whole user database merge had been in the site notice for weeks before it happened, and you took no action. So it is like complaining you didn't have a choice in who the President is because you didn't pay attention to the fact that you can vote. Right now, the constructive course of action would be to get the Wikia staff look into whether the Wikia Tarun guy is active or not. Simply complaining under the "Not able to log in" section may or may not speedily attract the attention of the Wikia staff in charge of renaming users (in case one person specialize in renaming users, another person specialize in fixing bugs that prevent users from logging in). -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:24, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
I just looked at your account, and I believe that we can probably recover your original username. Please edit the Rename Requests section and add the change. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 06:11, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


Sig[edit source]

Hmmm, nifty thing to change your sig on this wiki. I asume /~ pages are auto-locked?Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 19:03, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
No, I protected mine... -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 19:05, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
They aren't. Is there a way to auto-protect them? --Shadowcrest 19:06, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
(ec) Hmm... Then this brings up the whole issue of the "no SUBST:" issue in GW:SIGN. Is there any way to make those pages like the .css and .js where only the user can edit them?Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 19:07, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Or just change it in the prefereces. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 19:09, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
The point is that changes it for all of wikia. --Shadowcrest 19:09, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
That's the thing, prefrences are shared wikia-wide. So especially if you use images, you'd have to upload them to every wiki you use...Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 19:10, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, that's one way to do it. Just use a .js!Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 19:25, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Watchlist[edit source]

My watchlist is wiped. According to WoW folks, it has happened to them to but it is retrievable. I would like my 7.5k watchlist entries back. -User:PanSola(talk/history) 18:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

My watch list has been wiped too! D: -- MaySig.png Warw/Wick 18:37, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
My watchlist (of like 3 things I dont care about) was wiped even though I didn't get a rename, as was my preferences.Entrea SumataeEntrea 18:43, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Only my prefs got wiped. That only takes 3 minutes, so I must be in luck...--- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 18:45, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, preferences are no biggie to reset. I'm not customised too much. Although this does explain why I got an email about a talkpage change all of a sudden...Entrea SumataeEntrea 18:46, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Problem solved. If anybody else has a missing watchlist, please let me know ASAP. --TOR<staff /> 20:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Watchlist Recovery Requests[edit source]

In most cases, it should be possible to recover watchlists. Please sign your name to the following list if you have lost your watchlist and need to have it recovered:

Sign with * ~~~

im so confused[edit source]

User:JediRogue redirects to User:JediRogue. But Special:Mypage goes to User:JediRogue also, I have no idea whats going on with my preferences. I miss my edit count. I have no idea if I redid my sig right, and RC looks all funny. —JediRogue 21:43, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Lol'd thats because wikia did what they did to me to you. you're user:jedirogue AND user:gw-jedirogue. -- MaySig.png Warw/Wick 21:44, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Everyone's preferences appear to have been reset. Felix Omni 21:47, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Mine weren't.. :p.. -- MaySig.png Warw/Wick 21:48, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
It also seems to have reset signatures- that's going to frustrate a lot of users. Well done, Wikia. Felix Omni Signature.png 21:49, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Mine were unaffected as well.--AlariSig.png 22:05, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Preferences seem to have been copied from Wikia to GuildWiki; my signature and settings from my Wikia account seem to have been applied here as well, instead of being left as they were. (I kept my preferences pretty much the same on both, so getting my slightly different signature back was easy enough.)
The one thing that confuses me is, in my preferences, it lists my edit count as 1, yet if you check Special:Editcount/Jioruji Derako, I still have all 2,869 intact. (my preferences listed a zero before, but I just finished making an edit a little further down the page.) Is there a way to un-reset user preferences? --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 06:37, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
It may take a few days for all of the database information to sync up. If your preferences still do not have the proper edit count within the next few days, post another message. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 06:11, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
So theoretically, given a few days to sort itself out, the edit count/user ID/things like that should just update and fix themselves? As of today, my edit count is 4, I'll check on it again in a couple of days and post the results. --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 12:11, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
About a week later? And I still only have ten edits. Should I expect that to change soon, or is it a glitch? --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 00:49, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, the edit count under preferences seems to be totally ruined. However, Special:Editcount still works fine, and it's better anyway.Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 02:23, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I've reported this bug, but I'm not going to press too hard to get it fixed given that Special:Editcount still displays properly. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 21:31, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Understandable. --GEO-logo.png Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 16:10, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Image Redirects[edit source]

So when will they start working again?--AlariSig.png 22:55, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

THAT'S why they were seeming so strange. Only the image ones are broken.Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 22:57, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
We are aware of this issue and are working to fix it. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 06:11, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Any word on how that is going...?.--AlariSig.png 16:14, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Crickets chirping in the background--AlariSig.png 18:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
ok, so it appears that this was an intentional change that the MediaWiki developers made in MediaWiki 1.12. Our developers just wrote a small patch that should restore the old behavior, and it should be implemented some time in the next few days (perhaps as late as early next week). --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 16:30, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Image redirects should now be fixed. Give me a yell if you notice any odd behavior. --KyleH<staff /> (talk) 16:30, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! They work :> --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:32, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

might be useful[edit source]

here is a record of all the userpages which were moved because they were renamed. Note that this left behind redirects in most cases. Not sure what that really means about the owners of the page that was left behind or what... anyway Special:Contributions/Move page scriptJediRogue 21:32, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

this page is helpful RandomTime 21:50, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I've been through that list, RT. It is HUGE! I think the actual percentage of active users affected is minimal though. -- Isk8.png User:Isk8 (T/C) 15:57, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

**The Falling One**[edit source]

I have 2 accounts a old one: The Falling One and a new one: **The Falling One** i have add all my stuff but i don't need The Falling One any more could you delete it or somthing it only takes space :P. But there is a other problem on my **The Falling One** account it keeps saying: User merge completed. Your account may have been renamed, see information page for details. Staff members may be able to change your name to a more desirable one - add your name here to request. how can i get that away? it also keeps saying when i add stuff: user account "**the Falling One**" is not registered. Please check if you want to create/edit this page. (only at: this one) -- The Falling One Sig.jpgThe Falling One 13:38, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

The page you linked to was saying that because **the Falling One** is different from **The Falling One** (normally, it capitalizes the first letter of your username automatically, but since you have the *'s in there, the t isn't the first letter and you need to capitalize it). I moved it to here, so it should be okay now. The message at the top of the page is a sitenotice, you should be able to make that go away by clicking "dismiss" next to it. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 15:36, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Ty :D -- The Falling One Sig.jpgThe Falling One 10:42, 31 May 2008 (UTC)