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I know this is like the billionth thing I'm asking you, so sorry about that :P
On my user page, there is a <tabber>, and it doesn't show up. If I click on User Wiki, however, it does work. Do you know what's wrong and how to fix it?
BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 20:28, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Account merge

Hi! Could you merge the account TheSlantedFish with my current account here, SlantedFish? Thanks.

Done — Game widow (talk) 23:36, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Image on Gamepedia List

I was looking through the List of Wikis on Gamepedia and I came upon the Poptropica Wiki in the list. I noticed that all of the other wikis I saw had a logo for their wiki next to the name, contributor number, edits, and articles. But for Poptropica Wiki, I saw this: http://prntscr.com/88wna1 So, I'm curious why this may be and if there's anything we should do to fix it. Thanks.

UltimateiPadExpert(talk) 23:35, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

New and old accounts

Hey, I don't want to be much of a bother to you, cause I can see you're busy with quite a bit, but would like some help on my accounts. Similarly to Ben, I (as well as fellow admin Andrew aka HPuterpop) created a new account here on Gamepedia. I went through the account claim for my account. I have this account, which I can log in to (and am using right now): http://poptropica.gamepedia.com/User:UltimateiPadExpert. And this one, that I was auto logged into after I did the account claim, but can't log in to anymore: http://poptropica.gamepedia.com/User:Ultimate_iPad_Expert (And that has the admin/bureaucrat rights). Anyways, would appreciate if you or someone could help me out with that. Thanks. :D

• Ultimate iPad Expert •

Sure, can you explicitly spell out which account Andrew wants to keep, and which should be merged into it ? — Game widow (talk) 19:42, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Alright, I just asked him, not sure when he'll reply, but I'll alert you when he does. UltimateiPadExpert (talk) 19:50, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Great, your account merge is in the queue — Game widow (talk) 20:19, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
The merge should now be complete — Game widow (talk) 20:55, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much! Still no word from Andrew, but I'm looking out. •UltimateiPadExpert(talk) 21:46, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome, and no worries, i can wait for Andrew to reply — Game widow (talk) 21:47, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Alright, he says he'd like his two accounts:

http://poptropica.gamepedia.com/User:HPuterpop http://poptropica.gamepedia.com/User:Anddrewwiles

To be merged into HPuterpop. •UltimateiPadExpert(talk) 23:15, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

OK, the ticket has been updated. This will not happen until at least tomorrow, though. — Game widow (talk) 23:37, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Account merge

Hi, I had an account while the wiki was with wikia with the username "Legofan100". I created a gamepedia account names "BenTheTechy", not knowing that it is possible to still have the same account from wikia. I later found out that I can reclaim my wikia account and did so - resulting in me having second account (named "Legofan100332"). If possible, I would like for those two accounts to be merged and to use "BenTheTechy" as the username.


P.S. When I try logging in on mobile it goes to a blank screen so I have to log in on the Minecraft wiki and then come here - but when I log in with my Legofan100332 account it doesn't work on the MC wiki.

I will have the accounts merged tomorrow (I don't have the tools, so i must wait for the people at head office, tomorrow). As for the login, I will look into it, but possibly that, too, will require intervention from staff at the office. Do let me know if things improve before then, though — Game widow (talk) 13:46, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Thx a lot! Your response is better and quicker than the Wikia staff - no regrets at all about the move!

Also, does COPPA apply here? If so, should I ban an underage user or report them?
And what is the equivalent to the verbatim tag here? Sorry about all these questions :P

Glad to hear it :) I did make some changes to the mobile.css file, so hopefully things are better now. As for COPPA, we don't collect information on our users. Our official statement on the corporate website is "We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We take children’s privacy seriously, and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times." — Game widow (talk) 14:05, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
For <verbatim> I'll have to check. Can you link a page that uses it so i can figure it out ? — Game widow (talk) 14:06, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
The verbatim tag allows you to add regular HTML/CSS with unsupported tags to a page by creating a MediaWiki page, pasting the code there and then adding the tag to a page.


Hi again. Are you asking because of MediaWiki:EmbedMusic, or another page, or just in general? Mostly, plain html works just fine without this verbatim tag and if css is required for something, simply adding it to hydra.css or common.css will do. I know that at least one of our wikis plays music automatically if that's what the embed music mediawiki page was supposed to do, but i will have to dig around to see which wiki that was and how they did it. I suspect they simply use one of our default extensions and hide the element on the page — Game widow (talk) 14:49, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
That is an example, but I am referring to in general. I just want to embed HTML code without having to worry about unsupported tags. -Ben
You may also want to check our list of Available extensions. There may be some on there that you'd like or which could work around any issues you encounter. Shockwave/flash in particular can be a problem, so we may not allow that at all — Game widow (talk) 15:23, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Flash in general? -Ben
Flash in general has been in the news lately as a delivery platform for malware (not that we allowed it before). In general, we don't allow just any old code on the wikis because of security concerns. — Game widow (talk) 16:19, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Side ads

Hi Game Widow,
Really sorry about how many questions I ask you, but I'm still getting used to Gamepedia.
I was wondering if you can remove the side ads on my UserPage, being that it causes for it to look messy.
BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 00:21, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Ad are what pays for the site, so unless these are unusual ads, i'd say no. Make a screenshot and i'll let you know — Game widow (talk) 02:19, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
See File:Screen_Shot_2015-09-09_at_6.35.54_AM.png for how it messes it up. The ad appears over my div and delays everything out from starting until further down the page. -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 10:45, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Also, the claim wiki button is back - BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 10:46, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
The claim button has been removed. Also, the new skin, while it does look very nice interferes with the #left-navigation tabs. I have passed on the image to the people in charge of that particular "ad". I'm not sure what that is, other than a temporary in-house notice — Game widow (talk) 13:13, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
2 things:
  1. On mobile an ad banner ruins pages: see here
  2. For Paul and I, the wiki design isn't working properly, see his Talk Page for more on that.
-BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 20:00, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
The wiki design is the work of Ylimegirl, so you should take it up with her. And i'm sorry but i don't know who Paul is, what is his username? — Game widow (talk) 23:03, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
The site notices will be overhauled to better address mobile needs. For now, if you dismiss the notice that should take of this one in particular, if you are logged in. — Game widow (talk) 23:44, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Just to chime in, I apologize for the site notice issues on mobile. We've gone through a few recent changes with how they're implemented and I'll be taking time next week to investigate how we can ensure that they're mobile-friendly in the future. Also, because I'm not sure it was clearly addressed, the square ad on the right side (MREC, as we call it) should NOT appear on User or User_talk pages, we're working on a fix. CrsBenjamin (talk) 00:05, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Ok, Ima restart the indents :P. Paul is UltimateiPadExpert. -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 17:48, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

OK. So i can try to help Ylimegirl make improvements that help you, but i'd need to see (screenshots of) what you feel isn't working — Game widow (talk) 17:50, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

look at the left sidebar -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 18:09, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

OK, and what browser is that, and what sort of device are you using (PC, tablet, other)? — Game widow (talk) 18:17, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
I'm using Safari on an iMac (Paul also uses same browser and same OS and has the same problem). -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 18:19, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Hey, just wanted to add that I tried it on Chrome and it does work there, so my guess would be that's there's something up with Safari maybe? Although, SlantedFish mentioned to me that the design does work for her on Safari (obviously on Mac), so maybe not that not really sure. •UltimateiPadExpert(talk) 19:21, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
One thing i did notice in Ylimegirl's css was that her images were all on some google drive. I downloaded them and then uploaded them here and replaced the urls. I really have no idea if that was the cause, but in general, css here should use files stored here. Let me know if this has helped. Worst case, it should not have hurt — Game widow (talk) 19:56, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
I can't speak for Ben, but it's definitely working for me now! :D •UltimateiPadExpert(talk) 20:00, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
awesome! — Game widow (talk) 20:03, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for the late response. It works for me but on mobile the logo doesn't show on top of the main page. -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 00:25, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
ok my turn to restart the indents :) .. well we have progress. i'm assuming that there were no changes to the mobile skin, but i will have a look and see what's happening there. do note that we can't be as glitzy with mobile, so possibly the issue is simply that the mobile skin can't do that. That said, i'll see what we can manage — Game widow (talk) 00:55, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for everything.
On another note, is there a welcome message? Also, can you help with figuring out the cause for Main Street (Early Poptropica Island) displaying the image map in poor quality? -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 23:42, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
My first guess for the imagemap is that once again, it's not a local file (as in uploaded here on gamepedia). As for the welcome message, we don't typically do those (other than the default mediawiki system messages here) but i can look into a solution for you — Game widow (talk) 00:21, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, updated it to the file here and it works now. -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 00:28, 18 September 2015 (UTC)


The custom fonts load slow, probably due to them being hosted by Wikia, but when I try uploading them here it says that it doesn't support that filetype. -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 11:02, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

You should not be using files hosted at wikia on this wiki. I did upload 2 new fonts for ylimegirl over the weekend. Which exact fonts are you referring to? — Game widow (talk) 12:44, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
All of the custom fonts located in MediaWiki:Common.css -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 21:45, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
you mean "CreativeBlock", "CreativeBlock BB", "Billy Serif", "Marker Felt", "Comic Sans MS", "TSCu_Comic" and "Cursive" ? You only have "Billy" (not "Billy Serif"), "CREABBRG.TTF" (not CreativeBlock) and "CREABBB_.TTF" (not CreativeBlock BB). Any others would actually have to be uploaded. We can upload files but they need to be for free fonts and you'd have to supply the files and a link showing they are indeed freely licensed. — Game widow (talk) 12:38, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
I mean just the fonts it shows on the custom fonts section
I think you should coordinate with Ylimegirl on this. When you have worked out what you need i can help you get more free fonts uploaded for use — Game widow (talk) 16:16, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, so the fonts I wan't uploaded are the ones in the following css:
/**custom fonts**/
@font-face {
    font-family:"CreativeBlock BB";
@font-face {
    font-family:"Luckiest Guy";
@font-face {
    font-family:"Billy Serif";
/*Custom Fonts end*/

-BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 15:23, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

I can't just upload those. They are not free fonts. Please coordinate with Ylimegirl and Anddrewwiles — Game widow (talk) 00:05, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hey, I was wondering if you can flag User:BTTBot as a bot, being that I will start using that account as a bot instead of User:Legofan100 bot.
BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 00:56, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Done — Game widow (talk) 02:37, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks -BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 11:36, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

I was wondering if you can change what the random pages button will do. If so, I would like for it to not include user pages/subpages (Like User:USRNM and User:USRNM/SUBPAGE). I would also like for it to be truly random, so it will pick any page, regardless of its content.
Thanks in advance!
BenTheTechy(Talk)Admin 02:47, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

I saw this, bu i don't think it's possible to change the behaviour of the random page link. We might be able to exclude subpages but i can't do anything about that until next week at the earliest. If you know of a wiki somewhere that does have the random page link behaving the way you want it, then provide a link so we can investigate how they did it — Game widow (talk) 18:22, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Unused files

For some reason, nonexistent files keep popping up in Special:UnusedFiles. Trying to delete it results in an error, but they won't go away. I know most of them are either videos that didn't come over in the move or files that were broken for one reason or another, but once deleted pop up there and won't go away. Do you know what's going on? Ylimegirl (talk) 16:45, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Yeah ... i've seen that behaviour and i'm not entirely sure what to do about it. I'll try and see if there's anything to be done, but you might have to live with them on the list — Game widow (talk) 17:30, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Speaking of which, I keep trying to categorize File:PoptropicaWikiLogo.png. When I edit it, it warns me that:
The revision #0 of the page named "File:PoptropicaWikiLogo.png" does not exist.
This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log.
Upon submitting, my edit, I see the following string of text appear, under the page name "Internal error":
[aaef6dab] /index.php?title=File:PoptropicaWikiLogo.png&action=submit MWException from line 1781 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/page/WikiPage.php: Could not find text for current revision 107495.
#0 [internal function]: WikiPage->doEditContent(WikitextContent, string, integer, boolean, User, string)
#1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/page/Article.php(2049): call_user_func_array(array, array)
#2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/EditPage.php(1957): Article->__call(string, array)
#3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/EditPage.php(1957): ImagePage->doEditContent(WikitextContent, string, integer, boolean, User, string)
#4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/EditPage.php(1331): EditPage->internalAttemptSave(array, boolean)
#5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/EditPage.php(560): EditPage->attemptSave(array)
#6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/actions/EditAction.php(58): EditPage->edit()
#7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/actions/SubmitAction.php(40): EditAction->show()
#8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(490): SubmitAction->show()
#9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(287): MediaWiki->performAction(ImagePage, Title)
#10 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(714): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#11 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(508): MediaWiki->main()
#12 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(41): MediaWiki->run()
#13 {main}
Know what's going on, and what I can do? Ylimegirl (talk) 20:26, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Not exactly, but i am definitely gonna get to the bottom of it. Are there any files left that you could not delete? if so, do you have a list? — Game widow (talk) 18:32, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Special:UncategorizedFiles has the two files I can't categorize, and the first page or so of Special:UnusedFiles has files I cannot delete (the files that are supposedly "missing"). Ylimegirl (talk) 02:28, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
OK, thanks. That's at least a few concrete examples — Game widow (talk) 01:09, 10 May 2016 (UTC)