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Where is Io in ff6?[edit]

Every time I see this enemy mentioned, on any site, it never states where to find it.

So, where can it be found? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

Io may be found in Dreamscape during Cyan's nightmare, specifically in the mine section. Also, you may want to post the question on the talkpage of the associated guide, as it is more likely to attract attention of those familiar with the game in question. This allows them to both reply, and make a potential change to the guide at the same time. --Sigma 7 (talk) 01:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


I am playing Runescape and am in the lower section of the house on the hill. I have made it through the door with the water barrels, but the creature I find around a sharp bend in the path is spitting poison at me and I do not know how to kill it so I can move on. Can you please help me? Thank you.


Several times now, when I go to SW, I see large, window-filling Flash-based pop-up advertisements. What's more, the "close" buttons on the ads don't always work (in which case I must refresh the webpage). I have seen the "Dominion" ad on the main page, and a video game ad on the sign-in page. Prod, Procyon, is there anything you can do about this? Thanks! Wjk (talk) 18:47, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate it and do our best to stop it. Procyon 23:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate images[edit]

What is the process for dealing with duplicate images? A guide I'm working on right now has a few sprites that have been uploaded twice, some with better resolution than others. Oddtom (talk) 21:33, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Choose the image which you think should be deleted (the one you wish not to keep), and add a {{delete}} tag in the description, and that will alert us that a file has been requested for removal. Thanks! Procyon 23:27, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Got it, thanks. Though I feel like I should mention that I believe the reason for all the duplicate images is that the "upload a new version of this file" link didn't seem to be working. There were a few images that looked like new versions were uploaded, but it still displayed the original image. Uploading duplicate images separately seems to have only been a workaround to that problem. Oddtom (talk) 03:23, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
When a file is modified, it takes some time for the cache to catch up, so it would appear as if the image didn't update for a few hours. -- Prod (talk) 04:42, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
That makes sense, but you might want to put a note somewhere in the upload duplicate image form to keep this from happening elsewhere.Oddtom (talk) 00:39, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, I think I remember fixing this a few months ago actually (purge cache on file upload). Are you still noticing it happening? -- Prod (talk) 01:58, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Clearing the cache on file upload should solve this, but I haven't tried it myself. I was just noticing that several of the duplicate images were in replacement images files (sometimes several times) before the duplicate images were published, so that's the conclusion I came to. Oddtom (talk) 20:08, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

"Whale" skin broken[edit]

When I logged on to the site today, I discovered the "Whale" skin (which I have been using since the old "BlueCloud" one was killed off in 2012) was broken; it is now just displaying as blank white pages with Times New Roman text! Is anyone else using this skin (if anyone else does) suffering this problem, or is it just me? Namcorules (talk) 16:00, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Strange, I'll take a look into it. Thanks for letting me know! -- Prod (talk) 16:01, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
This should be fixed now, please clear your cache. -- Prod (talk) 16:06, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Ace Attorney Trial MWException Error[edit]

A few days ago, all of the Trial walkthrough pages for the Ace Attorney Series started displaying the error message "Fatal exception of type MWException" instead of the page. This happened fairly recently (Within a week or so ago) and I'm not sure what's causing it, and I'm also not quite sure where to post about this, considering that a bunch of pages are broken. Hafo (talk) 22:30, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention, this is absolutely the right place to post this kind of thing. We will be looking into it immediately and try to fix it as quickly as possible. We'll keep you posted. Procyon 23:41, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing this out! There was a problem with our Scribunto extension that we use in quite a few places. It's fixed now, sorry about the inconvenience. -- Prod (talk) 01:37, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
The Pages still display the error unless another edit is saved, is there some way to fix this or should I just do an edit to the pages as I go through them? Edit: Never mind, it fixed itself. Hafo (talk) 04:43, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm still getting this error on all Ace Attorney (and related) pages. Is there any fix that I can do at my end?
Hmm, it should have been automatic. I'll try another server side cache purge and hopefully that'll fix it. -- Prod (talk) 19:07, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Independent games scope discussion[edit]

I've started a discussion about moving Super Mario 63 off strategywiki. This hits at the heart of our scope discussions. One of the big previous discussions was here, but I think it's time for a fresh discussion.

I feel that games like Super Mario 63 and Mario Adventure, or even the whole Category:ROM hacks, shouldn't fall within our scope. Mario Adventure is probably one of the most famous, but I was still having trouble finding a mention of it on any of the bigger video game news websites. Wikipedia also discussed deletion. There are some websites which discuss this game (,, but I don't think they can serve as reliable sources. -- Prod (talk) 03:04, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Guide completion stage categories[edit]

How are guides assigned to these categories? I can't find a word about it in the SW:GUIDE. Are guides audited by a mechanism (bot, etc) or the admin on an ongoing basis? Or are users responsible for updating them (presumably on the honor system if so)? A couple guides I've added content to in order to flesh out are categorized as stage 0 when by now they're closer to 3.5. It'd make more sense if their categorizations more accurately reflect their present state. -- HighLeveller (talk) 07:14, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Guide completion is determined by users, usually sysops but there's no hard rule about it. The exception to this is stage 5: Featured Guides, which has to go through a nomination and voting process. You can find criteria for completion stages here. If you want to change the completion status of the guide yourself, simply go to the main game page, then edit the "num" parameter of the Header Nav there according to the guide completion state you want. T.testLP(talk) 09:17, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Test is correct, it's very much an honor system. Guide completion is very subjective and can't be calculated or determined by a bot. We trust the primary authors of each guide to make the most appropriate determination, although that can be overruled if it the error is blatant. Please feel free to update the "num" parameter in the Header Nav of the main page for your guide. Thanks for all your contributions. Procyon 13:33, 31 July 2015 (UTC)