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November 2014 | December 2014 | January 2015




Possible virus on site

When I logged onto the site earlier, a Norton Antivirus message appeared in the bottom-right corner of my screen, saying it was analyzing a file called "vip_117(1).swf" before saying it was not safe and has been removed, though I do not know how it is physically possible to enter malicious coding into a Macromedia Flash Player file (and do not want to); am I the only one to have experienced this today, or has anybody else who are with Norton Antivirus experienced it as well? If not, I fear for what would have happened to those without any antivirus protection...! Namcorules (talk) 17:30, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

That could mean one of our ad providers is hosting a malicious ad. If you see this come up again, can you take a screenshot of the ad? -- Prod (talk) 03:20, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Address verification email was never received

I signed up the other day, but I never received the email to verify my address. Is that working properly? I've tried resending it twice now, but no luck.

  • I've double-checked my email address; it's correct.
  • No, it's not in my spam folder.
  • My email is Gmail-hosted, so I'm sure it's not getting wrongly rejected.

What gives? Can an admin check it out? --JimTheta (talk) 22:28, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Please check now. -- Prod (talk) 14:27, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
I got mails from all 3 of my attempts now. Looks like you solved it for me. Hopefully the problem is solved site-wide. Thanks. --JimTheta (talk) 15:45, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Yea, the mail sending process had stopped. I started it back up and it processed everything that was pending. Thanks for the heads up! -- Prod (talk) 15:47, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Prod, ever considered setting up a Cron to manually reboot services that get stuck like this? Some time in the early morning is probably safest. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:40, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Cron is the one having problems :). Got something in the works that should handle all of this. -- Prod (talk) 00:54, 6 December 2014 (UTC)


Does anyone see <wlnote2> when viewing the watchlist? It seems to be replacing what should say "Below are the last $1 changes in the last $2 hours..." and there's no indication that wlnote2 would still be in use in the latest Mediawiki version. --Sigma 7 (talk) 05:54, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

I see it too, and I see the code that generates that line is there in the source. I'll probably just leave this until we upgrade to the next version, when I hope it should get fixed. I'll make note to verify it though, thanks for the report! -- Prod (talk) 02:53, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Missing items in page

--Zeldafan915 (talk) 22:12, 29 December 2014 (UTC) Hi, I am writing the Skylanders Swap Force guide. When I finished the table of contents, the main page seemed to disappear. The only thing that seemed to remain was the stub and main nav template. Could this be because I am using a tablet? Please help me here.

Things seem to have gotten a bit crazy with the col tags on the ToC. I've cleaned it up a bit so please take a look. -- Prod (talk) 23:20, 29 December 2014 (UTC)


Anyone have any idea how to get through to this guy without him throwing a fit? I tried and admittedly failed miserably, and now E-123Wario54 (talk · contribs) is taking a crack at it, but it's not sinking in. Do we just let him make a mess and clean it up (as he so politely invites us to do on his user page), or do we stay firm on our requests? Suggestions? Procyon 03:20, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, it really is a shame. He'd be such a good contributor if only he just listened! >.< I really don't know how to handle someone like this. It looks like anything we say will either be ignored or ranted about, and I have a feeling warnings would be no exception, so I'm at a loss. --WarioTalk 04:51, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Usually these types of contributors are short lived. They only do work here until we push them so far (e.g. CarlCSR and the Command & Conquer Generals debacle). Just let him dump information for a while (it helps us, even if it takes me a long time to get to the cleanup). If an admin gets annoyed by him (e.g. Procyon, Wario, or I), I'm sure we will support their decision to ban. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:54, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I say just leave him be. It's just one guide, so it won't cause too much disarray. By the way, is there any mediawiki features that let us merge, compress or remove edit histories? It could reduce some extra data. T.testLP(talk) 11:31, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Xbox One button

Can someone upload the menu and view buttons on the Xbox One please? Zeldafan915 (talk) 04:34, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Multi-series infobox parameter

I proposed this, or added it to the infobox a while back but it got reverted. Proc/Prod, dual-series cross-over games like Street Fighter X Tekken, Tekken X Street Fighter, Hyrule Warriors are more and more common. I would like a 'series2' parameter added so that the infobox will nicely display both series, and the category will be automatically added to the page. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:56, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

I would be in support of this, I think it's a good idea. Yes, it would only apply to a small handful of games, but how could it hurt us to include it? Procyon 18:20, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Count me in favour of this as well. --Moydow T · C 18:35, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Added. We could remove the "and" line. What do you think? Should there be a comma after the first one? Some back story: I think Prod reverted my change in January due to an aesthetic change I added at the same time (Japanese title underneath English title, above infobox; not something I care about, but thought was cool, so I don't even want to propose it anymore). --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 01:56, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Perfect! Just what we needed. :) --WarioTalk 06:42, 31 December 2014 (UTC)