Hey, I'd like to ask a question about the system surrounding edits needing approval. Has it always been this way and is there any way that I can edit without approval needed (like permissions)?
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Edits pending approval
It's a new system that was put in place to prevent site-wide vandalism.
Just edit pages as usual and a moderator will approve your edits. As long as you're not being malicious (i.e. trying to delete pages, insert spam, etc), a moderator will approve your edits - the system isn't there to gatekeep anyone, it's genuinely just in place to stop vandalism.
Longstanding users can be added to the automoderated group, but there is no specific criteria to have your permissions bumped up outside of a loose 'make good and meaningful contributions'.
Most of the bad title links were cleaned up
Hey Zesty, I was hoping you could take a look at this issue on the admin notice board.RimWorld_Wiki:Admin_noticeboard#Badtitle_links_in_wanted_pages
Hmm. It's something I'll have to poke Tynan about, it looks like some special pages aren't getting updated like they routinely should.
Apologies for the slow turn-around, but I am in touch with Ty and his web expert - his best guess is that an ancient translation plugin is the culprit. It's being worked on now, so hopefully it'll be resolved soon. I'll keep you posted.
No need to apologize, thanks for the update.
99% of the Badtitle links in wanted pages / what links here / etc should be sorted now.
Thank you very much, that is so much better.
I'm going to mark this resolved in a day or so, or if you're finished with this feel free to do so yourself. Thanks again
I'm going to need a refresher on what we did about the former Bad titles thing. I genuinely have no memory of what 2019 me was doing on this topic. The best recollection I have browsing through some old email chains I have is that they're related to namespaces from deprecated plugins.
Unfortunately I don't think I ever actually knew what you did to fix the other ones, you just handled it or maybe sent it to Tynan's person that did? Thats part of why I reopened this now, because I thought you were the only one that knew.
But no big deal if you can't remember, they're an annoyance that occasionally gets in the way, not a vital issue.
Request to help
I am offering my assistance to deal with the ongoing vandal issue. I have a great deal of experience in stopping vandals, trolls and other wrongdoers in online communities. Additionally, I have a history of working with Mediawiki implementations. If you don't feel comfortable with it at the moment, I don't mind, I'm just simply offering my help in dealing with ongoing vandalism.
Welcome to the wiki. Feel free to rollback any malicious edits you see, or otherwise ping the moderators on the RimWorld Discord for speedy assistance.
Right. I can't currently create my user page, do you know how to fix that?
Page creation is locked behind being autoconfirmed to prevent spam. Perform edits and you'll eventually get confirmed by the bot. In the mean time I or one of the other confirmed users can create any pages you need.
In that vein, your user page is up.
I offer my help if you ever need occasional work to be done with a bot.
I am a contributor on Wikipedia in French (18,000 contributions, more than 130,000 with my bot), fluent in English and wikicode.
I use AutoWikiBrowser and know how to use regexes.
If you want to be sure I am who I say I am, you can check my personal page on Wikipedia and send me an email from there (use the link "Email this user" in the Tools list in the left menu).
Page was created along with other page-spam, but in Zesty's namespace so didn't want to delete without permission. Page deleted by Zesty.
Was just cleaning up all the page-spam that jakek created and found User:Zesty/Sandbox. He's the only contributor but didn't want to delete it as its in your namespace. I wasn't sure if you even knew it existed.
I wasn't aware, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I've removed the page since I don't intend to use it.
User rights and (lack of) activity
Hi again. Says something about my activity level that I didn't notice the moderator rights had been dropped until now, and it apparently happened in May. Hah. Looks like some other users have made some indecent comments on my profile.
Think I ran out of energy working on the site redesign, and then a million changes happened with the game. If I come back to work on the wiki properly again, I'll let you know as it would then probably be more productive to have moderator rights again, particularly if I try my hand at Cargo again (unfortunately I ran into quite some issues, and couldn't figure it out, even on my local setup).
It's okay, we all get burnt out. I can restore your moderation usergroup whenever you feel like coming back.
Permission to merge "Mood" and "Thoughts"
The topics were merged, and a redirect was added.
It would be so much simpler to have one article combining the two, just called "Mood". Thoughts is just the bit of what affects mood and whatnot, so I believe its better to merge the two, can I do it? (I can also add a redirect from Thoughts to the bit in Moods that specifically lists the + and - of each thought)
I'll give you the greenlight to go forward with that. They're pretty much the same topic, I think it'd be better if it was all on one page like you've suggested.
I have now merged them, however I need help with two things. Deleting the Thoughts article and then also adding a redirect from Thoughts to Mood.
I removed this part from the Thoughts article, as I thought it was kind of not needed. https://pastebin.pl/view/868b519a
This is also the entire page of the Thoughts article, should it be needed. https://pastebin.pl/view/685a134f
Harakoni's user page spammed by kghlittle
Hi Harakoni! Yous user paj waz zpamed by testperson. Gotla go!
I'm going to time you out for a month. Please do not spam pages or harass users.
You do realize that it tracks who makes the edits? It was obviously you.
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Any way we could get some things added into the CSS files?
Specifically Bootstrap, and its dependencies? That way we could use their grid in some of the templates, and we could overhaul the obsolete, stub, and other "alert" type messages to look more like the ones listed here on bootsnip?
It would be really helpful if you could do that for us!