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The admin noticeboard[edit source]

The admin noticeboard is intended as a way to alert administrators of issues which need their attention.

This page is intended to assist in wiki administration, and to provide a centralized location for protection, unprotection and undeletion requests.

Note that this is not a talk page, and administrators will periodically clean out old issues and requests and may replace unnecessarily long posts with more concise versions. Use the talk page for lengthy comments or discussions.

To create a new request, add a new subheading and provide a neutral, concise, and signed summary of the issue. It is suggested that any other users involved in an issue should be informed of its discussion here. New sections go on the bottom.

Display Name Change Request[edit source]

So I botched setting my display name. I accidentally typed the wrong thing in and would like to request the ability to change.

You should be able to change it again now. And please remember to sign with ~~~~ in the future. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 22:29, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Outdated skills[edit source]

User:Ericphail pointed the following out to me: "Quite a few abilities (Science Fleet and Engineering Fleet are some, I changed Photonic Shockwave Torpedo I'm sure there are others) have references in their description to outdated skills in both the modified by section and the ability ranks box, could they please be updated to current skills."

As I am not sure when I will find time to take care of this issue, I post it here. Have a nice New Year's Eve everyone! --Akira-sensei 10:32, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Pet dot Com link blocker broken[edit source]

Since STO Wiki's merge with Gamepedia, they've had a spam blocker that requires you to pick out cat photos whenever you add a link to a page. It worked fine up until December, but now it appears to be broken. No matter how many cat photos I pick it just repeats the cycle thus preventing me from adding any external links to STOwiki. - Peregrine Falcon (talk) 04:56, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

We've verified the problem and I've sent it to the appropriate team for investigation. I'll leave an update when I know more. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 14:47, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
I can also confirm this. An IP removed everything from User talk:Peregrine Falcon, and because the previous rev had external links in it, it prompted me with Asirra, which wouldn't confirm no matter how many times I did it.
If we can't fix this right away, I suggest disabling it temporarily, because this bug could easily be abused maliciously; we'd be helpless without an admin to revert it (if they even can). KarikaCommunicator 16:41, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, if there isn't a quick fix, I'll request Asirra be disabled for the time being. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 16:55, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your quick response to this! I'll keep checking back to see when this is resolved, as I always have more links to add. :) - Peregrine Falcon (talk) 18:57, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Asirra should be working properly now. Let me know you experience any further problems. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 19:41, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Everything seems to be working fine now. Added a link without issue. Thanks! - Peregrine Falcon (talk) 09:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Was that system (Asirra?) shut off? I added a link to my page today and was not prompted to pick a cat picture. - Peregrine Falcon (talk) 07:44, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
It's still running, but adjustments have been made so it doesn't trigger for all users anymore, just newer ones. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 17:16, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Candidates for deletion[edit source]

This is a reminder to myself or another admin to go through Category:Candidates for deletion and Category:Articles_for_speedy_deletion when they have a good moment. Eyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 23:38, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Dyson Joint Command Rep Rollback Required[edit source]

Decided to help with the site, and to add in some of the Delta Rising rep gear. I did this by using the Dyson Joint Command Page, altering it, with the intent to copy it to an already created page for the new Delta Rising stuff. Stupidly, I clicked the save button (see what what it would look like) thus overwriting the Dyson stuff. I can't find a rollback (though I'd imagine there is one somewhere?) Sorry for the mishap. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Flash525 (talk · contr)

I've resaved the revision of Dyson Joint Command Technologies that existed before you made any edits. It's possible to do this yourself by clicking History for any page, where you can view any old version of a page and save them if necessary. You can also use the "undo" links next to each entry. Welcome to the wiki, and happy editing. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 20:52, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank You for the save, and the information regarding the history/undo feature. I'll bare that in mind for the future (though hopefully I'll not need to worry again). I have finished the base for the Delta Alliance Assault Space Set though having looked over the Sets Page I think I'm going to struggle, if I don't end up making another huge mess again. Is there an easy way to link the new page up - or to rename the actual page (I notice that it's listed on the site (though the linked page doesn't exist) as Delta Alliance Assault, whereas I have just created it as Delta Alliance Set. If I could change the page name (URL) then in theory, it should link on the searches. Thanks! --Flash525 (talk) 21:06, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Pages can be moved (which is the same thing as a rename), but there isn't any kind of copy feature. Still, all you have to do is type a new page name in the search box. Just above the results, you should see something like "Create the page "[page name here]" on this wiki! See also the search results found." You can click the red link and then just copy the text from the other page into the new one. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 21:25, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Noted. I'll move this along seeing as the initial issue has been resolved.--Flash525 (talk) 21:44, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Delta Alliance Assault Space Set Page[edit source]

Following the advice of oOeyes, I have copied my created page from here, to here. I've completed it best I can, though some icons are still missing for the Ancient Powers Cells and Delta Marks respectively. There is also no link yet between the Delta Alliance Assault page, and the Sets Page. I think that's beyond me. Might I request that the first page (this one) be removed, seeing as it no longer holds a purpose. Also, is it possible to view/delete uploaded images anywhere? Many Thanks! --Flash525 (talk) 21:42, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Recent mass image upload[edit source]

I'm extremely worried about a mass image upload that seems to be going on. I've looked at the images and most of them are images already on the site or just promo pictures. Can we delete some of these? --SFC3 (talk) 01:29, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Outdated link[edit source]

The link in the See Also section on the page at http://sto.gamepedia.com/List_of_Reputation_System_projects#See_also is no longer valid

Update Romulan Ship Table[edit source]

Please update the table on the Romulan Playable Starship page to include the new Baratan, Deihu, and Vastam Command Battle-cruisers. The table does not appear editable by regular users. See: http://sto.gamepedia.com/Romulan_playable_starship

Ship Shield Stats Broken[edit source]

On the Voth Bastion Flight-Deck Cruiser page, one of the shield stats are missing. This causes an error to display prominently amongst the other stats. see: http://sto.gamepedia.com/Voth_Bastion_Flight-Deck_Cruiser

Template separators[edit source]

The Shiptypeinfo template has a separator in form of a paragraph with a line break inserted after tacconsoles, engconsoles and sciconsoles properties. However, I would like to append some information before that line break, and I can't seem to be able to do it. I would appreciate help in that regard.

--Emzi0767 (talk) 19:48, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Foundry mission lists not updating[edit source]

I recently added pages in the Foundry section for several Foundry missions. These pages did publish successfully; however they're not showing up in the "Most Recently Added Missions" lists (which are not user-editable) on the Foundry portal page. (Specifically, three of the new pages are for Romulan missions, but the Romulan list is still empty.) The new pages are:

They were expecting Romulan missions to be specified as "Romulan Republic". I've changed {{ugcinfo}} so it now treats Romulan and Romulan Republic as the same, and all the missions are appearing now. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 22:16, 23 January 2016 (UTC)


A couple issues since the update[edit source]

Template:Infobox is being drawn closer to the left side of the article than it used to be, crowding any opening text and leaving a large gap on the right side of the article.

Template:Boffinfo is now positioning the infobox under the opening text, next to the table of contents. It seems to be moving any images included with the opening text down there, too. Shows differently in previews than in the actual article.

It's very difficult to move a page right now because it's using black text on a black background, with white text on white for the namespace selection box. --SubcommanderKinanra (talk) 21:55, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

I've added clear: right to the item infobox so that it will pushed down below the ad space like other infoboxes.
The bofficon issue is due to the changes to the ad space that now cause it to show as an empty space for adblock users. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I'm not authorized to reverse those changes. I believe we're going to be filling that area with a request to turn off adblock in the future, assuming plans don't change, and before anyone says anything, I'll just say I agree it's silly to start with an empty space.
The move page should be fixed now. I didn't realize it didn't specify adequate defaults, or I would have hit it in my first pass. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 21:56, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. Re: Ad space, is that also why icons are being pushed down a few sections? Is it cool to use a {{clear}} at the top of an article to line everything up below the ad? The boff articles look awful right now. --SubcommanderKinanra (talk) 23:17, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Well, it's because of the ad space plus the color icons being in the code after boffinfo. Rather than using clear, I suggest moving the coloricons above boffinfo. That seems to prevent them from being affected by boffinfo's position. oOeyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 00:26, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. I only placed the icons after the boffinfo template because every other article was set up that way. Good to know it's an easy fix, doing that and not having columns for the space and ground abilities gets the articles looking good again :) --SubcommanderKinanra (talk) 00:45, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Admin attention[edit source]

Current & upcoming events section on the main page is outdated. It is the first page so it doesn't give a good impression to visitors. Also, spam articles come up from time to time. Could those tagged for deletion be reviewed and removed, so we can keep it clean. Same for articles that were tagged for deletion because of typo or some other reason. Just looking into ways on how to improve things. Thanks. --Damixon (talk) 13:02, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Info Box Colors for several factions missing[edit source]

As far as I know, regular wiki contributor cannot add new info box colors for new factions. Tzenkethi, Sphere Builders, Vorgon, Lukari and Na'kuhl pages all still have regular light-blue color in their info boxes. Can someone change this? Thanks. --PiralDorrm (talk) 21:29, 28 January 2017 (UTC)