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Oh, i'm so stupid! I realise now i could have done that but at the time i forgot. Ok i'll move it, sorry for the inconvenience! —This unsigned comment is by The parkster (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Woops! Sorry about this! —This unsigned comment is by The parkster (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Thnaks i'll update it. —This unsigned comment is by The parkster (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


Hi, I have following desires:

  • In last days we had some problems with displaying pictures, see for example here.
  • At Allpages the redirects used to be shown in italics, but now they are not, which has worsened the page.
  • Didn't happened in the last time some changes in the system which disables to run robots? Please contact Ervinpospisil and Laurusnobilis...
  • I would ask also about the position of the edit button in a section. Is it possible to have it by the title as in the German Uncy?
Section [bearbeiten]

Thanks --Karkos 14:56, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

  • It seems changing the size of the image has fixed the problem. It's possible there were some errors with the image server.
  • I'm not entirely sure about the redirects (no longer) showing in italics. When did you notice the change?
  • I'm not sure what you mean by disabling robots - there are no bots listed on your wiki, do you mean something else?
  • As far as I'm aware the links appearing next to the text is a bug. I do remember reading about this somewhere, but I can't recall where right now, sorry. Try speaking to someone there; they might be able to tell you.
Manticore (talk) 08:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • The page Pod Parou/technika is a technical discussion, it should demonstrate, whether does it work or doesn´t. Generally I think, it´s bad solution.
  • ...about half year ago?
  • They were not marked as bots, but some half year ago the system ceased to accept their edits.
  • When side some pictures in thumbs, tables etc are on the right side, and the links [edit] should be there also, they may collide with the text. (see the image right; example (Please try to look at the page with different window widths)) so I thought this would be a good solution.
--Karkos 10:29, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
I think we've come to the end of what I can help with. :) I've passed your reports onto the tech team. -- Manticore (talk) 12:08, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Another spam link for youEdit

<url removed>

We've had this one spammed on a couple of articles on MA/en, and it also made it over to Memory Beta. -- Sulfur 14:36, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Blacklisted. I've also added some regex to stop the Sulfur attack names you're getting on Memory Alpha. -- Manticore (talk) 14:58, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Coo. Thanks much dude. :) -- Sulfur 15:15, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

No worries. :) -- Manticore (talk) 08:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Python wikiEdit

I'm interested in Python so I sometimes check the Python wiki, mainly to check for spam. I notice that you added a template to the main page that is currently giving the following error message:

[Template fetch failed for; sorry]

This clearly means that you're looking for someone to take over the wiki, so I'd better tell you that I'm not available for that role, although if someone did come along I might be able to do a small amount of helping. --JohnBeckett 03:29, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm. It looks I just fixed it by adding "?action=purge". --JohnBeckett 03:36, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Hi John. Interwiki templates such as this are rather buggy unfortunately; this is a standard error message that appears from time to time when the template isn't working. -- Manticore (talk) 05:51, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

not active sysops Edit

in hebrew uncyclopady we still have non active sysops. according to your opion, should we ask to remove their speacial rights? one of them have less then 100 contributes in the last 2 years, and another 2 said that them leaving the site/ we have 10 active users and 9 (soon 10) sysops. we will glad you to make us advise, in hebrew uncyclopady in page name "איןציקלופדיה אקספרסו בר". thanks, {{SUBST:ס:משתמש:ינון/חתימה}} 13:24, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikia very rarely removes local admins because of inactivity. However, if this is what your community wants, then come to some form of agreement about it and contact the Community Team. -- Manticore (talk) 13:26, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Take Uncyclopedia for example - all sysops retain their privleges for life, more or less. And you have absent Sysops who come back after months and do a great job again. I think that a sysop whose privleges were removed, and wishes to return to the website, will not do so, since it's very hard returning to be an everyday user after being a sysop. Also, Manticore, your shoelaces are untied. Mordillo 00:57, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Manticore sir. Edit

Remember good old Spartan 1138? You retired me about a year ago. I'd like to be brought out of my retirement ASAP.-- 20:08, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

I didn't "retire (you)," you requested to be blocked. If you would like an unblock on Halopedia please log in and confirm that. -- Manticore (talk) 05:34, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Hola Manticore Edit

Hi, I'm member of the Star Wars Wikia en Español, I saw your user page, where you ofer us your help, well, I'd like to ask you about something we need there and nobody knows, I'm talking about bots, bots to do some automatics jobs, you know what I'm talking about right? Could you help us to learn about them???? Please. :) Lop-Har Kela 11:17, 31 May 2008 (UTC-5)

Hi. I use the pywikipediabot framework; you can read more about it here. -- Manticore (talk) 07:33, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Favicon error Edit

Done. Thx for info. -- Nef @fandom (talk) 13:25, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

NEW IP Adress to BAN Edit

It's —This unsigned comment is by Xtremetony (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

For future reference, the following is helpful:
  • Specifying which of the 6000 Wikia wikis a vandal has edited
  • Signing your edits
The following is not helpful:
  • Demands made in all caps
I have blocked for three days. -- Manticore (talk) 06:36, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

The IP address vandalized CAW Wika.

Also, IP Adress has vandalized CAW Wika XtremeTony 00:54, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Blocked. -- Manticore (talk) 01:10, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks very much XtremeTony 01:43, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit on Morris Dancing Wiki Edit

Please be careful. Your edit of Morris teams in United States restored the whitelisted links (good) but also removed a new listing (bad). Rsholmes 10:51, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Hebrew Uncyclopedia problems Edit

until the last mounth, our site (hebrew uncyclopadia) was in peace. then user named "mordillo" from the english uncyclopadia entered and make the communinty to be agianst me. he called me a dictator and made a campain to desysop me/ now' almost every day i in the site i get bad word from some users. i want the site to be pease but i canwt lonly becouse what mordillo did. i ask you to help solve this problem. thanks, {{SUBST:ס:משתמש:ינון/חתימה}} 13:01, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Get your paranoid pompous self back to Eincyclopedia. The only person you blame for the current state of affairs is yourself, as I am no longer active there thanks to you. And two additional remarks:
  • You wouldn't know satire were it to hit you on the face and shout "left wingers! Left wingers!"
  • Your English is deplorable.
  • Your Hebrew can use some improvements as well.
Thank you, come again. Mordillo 13:31, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
you had already a big damage. the damage you did can't disappear by some days. each one who heart me remined that "so Mordillo said" (or something like that). {{SUBST:ס:משתמש:ינון/חתימה}} 15:21, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
The fact that you are going around a web site threatening to sue, SUE, a 13 year old boy, who is now scared to death because of you, because he does not know the amount of bullshit that is in place in that statement (I mean, honestly, you have absolute no knowledge in either IT or law, if you think that you can sue a 13 year old boy or anyone else for that matter, for criticizing you, while both of you using an alias, wake up and smell the humus boy) - that fact makes you a very lowly human being in my eyes. You have no sense or responsibility, you do not know the boundaries between a wiki and real life, you do not know satire. You act as a cross wiki troll, stalking people across various wiki sites and threatening them with your ludicrous allegations. I can promise you this, up until now, unlike your blatant lies, I did not do anything actively regarding your position as a sysop. The only one actually raising waves of drama and threatening people is you. If you don't stop stalking me across the wiki space, I will do anything in my power to get your sysoping privileges removed. And just so you don't "threaten me" as well, I assure you that all of that will be well within the boundaries of law and wikia's etiquette. Now go get an English dictionary so you can phatom what I just said. Mordillo 17:17, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

To answer your original request; I don't know what you expect me to do about any of this. How you can possibly expect me, an outsider to the wiki, who doesn't even speak that language, to step in and fix all your problems seems quite ridiculous. I will say though, in my opinion, Mordillo is a very reasonable person. If there is some sort of conflict here perhaps you should seek advise from a neutral party at Hebrew Uncyc. -- Manticore (talk) 00:58, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

There are no longer neutral sides there. BTW, Rataube (do you know him? He's the head beaurocrat of the Spanish Uncyclopedia) who is also an Israeli went over there out of curiocity, and got a warning from this person after a single edit, that he is inciting for violence against religious people and he is about to get permabanned. Yes. Satire at its best. Mordillo 12:42, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
I say we call the romans to take over the wiki, get expelled and go back in 2.000 years.--Rataube 09:58, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Deletion Edit

Hi, can you delete فارسی. I created a wrong page :).Thanks.--BlueDevil Talk 16:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Deleted. -- Manticore (talk) 00:50, 6 June 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up all the attacks on the legacy wiki :) Maddoctor 14:40, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

No problem. -- Manticore (talk) 14:43, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

I would appreciate itEdit

We are a little shorthanded on Turokpedia, and I was really hoping that you might be able to contribute your sevices to the cause of all the Turok fans. We only have two Sysops, of which I am one, and Mightymeercat is the other(but he is never active). I would greatly appreciate your help, if you are not too busy that is. Best Regards, Demon Razgriz 18:02, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Help with what? -- Manticore (talk) 02:22, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

If you play Turok, I would like you to contribute if possible. If you don't, that is okay, I'm just asking. Since we only have 51 articles, all help is appreciated. I know, however, that you are busy in all the wikis you are active in. Demon Razgriz 04:14, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Wireless Edit

Pinky is using established and commonplace templates on this page. If you have a problem with the wording they use, I suggest you take it up in the Forums. Otherwise, please stop reverting the adoption notice he has placed on the page.


Manticore (talk) 03:46, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, but I'm not willing to accept a misleading adoption notice, and I'm not happy about rude wikicopping.
If there was a real issue, it should have been taken up with me first, or a more appropriate template should have been created.
I moved the Wireless Wiki material to Wikia because of rude wikicopping elsewhere, and if Wikia goes the same way, then I'll again move the material someplace else.
--John Navas 03:59, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Taken up with you? Why on Earth would I ask your permission to place an adoption notice on the page? If you aren't happy with the current adoption notice, then fix it. -- Manticore (talk) 04:08, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Taken up with me because I do all the work on this Wikia; because this notice is not important; and because it's not my job to fix your notice. --John Navas 04:10, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Read ownership much? The notice is important; Category:Adopt this wiki are checked for vandalism and spam more frequently than active ones. -- Manticore (talk) 04:14, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
It's not an inactive Wikia, much less an orphaned one. This is a bogus issue, much less one that justifies this hassle and discourtesy.
Since you have persisted in defacing the Wireless WIkia over my objections, and have now locked the page against me, I will be moving all of the material away from Wikia. You now have a fully orphaned Wikia, as you apparently want. Congratulations. It was clearly a mistake to have anything more to do with Wikimedia.
--John Navas 04:21, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it really is inactive. No edits in the last 60 days. Your overbearing and impolite messages have led to this breakdown in communication. Your persistent reversal of edits complying with policy has led to the page being protected. Your overreaction has resulted in your decision to leave Wikia (which isn't associated with Wikimedia at all). I have no idea why you are congratulating me. -- Manticore (talk) 04:28, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
That's total nonsense, but I'm not going to waste any more time on your rude behavior. --John Navas 04:34, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

(unindent) I couldn't help but notice the above discussion. I don't think this particular notice is what is needed:

The Manticore/Archive 4 Wikia is currently inactive. You can adopt this wiki and revive it.


I suggest using a different notice. Such as this one:

Wiki.png This wiki is currently inactive. Please help to revive or relaunch it! If you need help with starting or improving this wiki, you are welcome to post questions on the Wikia forums or contact a member of the Community Team.


Is there a notice asking for additional people to co-produce a wiki? There will be periods of inactivity for individual admins. This particular notice, {{adopt2}}, sounds a little too harsh to me.

I think the problem is with the word "adopt." Adoption sounds like ownership. People don't own wikis at, I believe. Admins and people who have invested a lot of time in a wiki might feel offended if someone else claims ownership of a wiki due to a period of inactivity on their parts. But I don't think they would be offended by additional co-producers of a wiki. I know I could use more help at the Weed Wiki: --Timeshifter 15:17, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi, you might take a look at adoption, {{WikiaAdoption}} is actually more for putting on the actual wiki, while {{adopt2}}/{{adoption}} are for putting on central Wikia. Pinky Talk 15:34, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! I may or may not get around to looking at it all. See my reply farther down concerning admins being overwhelmed. Maybe some new templates can be created. I don't know. Just throwing out ideas. --Timeshifter 17:12, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Fast spam removal Edit

2 minutes. That's fast.

w:c:cannabis:Global Marijuana March 2008.

Thanks for catching and removing the spam added to the above page so fast. See this diff: [1].

How do admins catch such spam so fast? Are there code words that the software scans all revisions for? Or IP numbers? Or what?

I am an admin at the Weed Wiki. --Timeshifter 14:38, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi! There are lots of tools Janitors have at their disposal to track spam. In this particular case, I noticed the change on #cvn-wikia, the freenode channel which tracks vandalism to Wikia wikis. -- Manticore (talk) 14:40, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
thanks, again! --Timeshifter 15:21, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Forums Edit

Is there a way to set up a forum for the Weed Wiki? (

I think this might help in getting more people involved. Especially if the forum was linked from the left sidebar of every Weed Wiki page. Many people are new to wikis. --Timeshifter 15:21, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

I've set the forums up for WeedWiki, and linked them in the sidebar. Check out w:c:cannabis:Help:Forums and w:c:help:Help:Wiki-style forums for more information on using and customising them for your wiki. -- Manticore (talk) 16:03, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
this is fantastic. I have been meaning to ask for awhile about forums, but never got around to it. There is so much to learn when one is an admin on a wiki, and one can be easily overwhelmed. I see that forums are added automatically to new wikis nowadays. This is really good in getting wikis up and running faster, and getting more people involved, hopefully. --Timeshifter 17:09, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Problem report #8446Edit

A complaint about some information being unclear on shvil wiki. I would tell him he can edit and improve it himself.--Rataube 10:04, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Manticore (talk) 10:06, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm a little confusedEdit

Manticore, I respect your authority, but I ask why my Halopedia name is unaceptable. Religion is all around us, and atheists (like myself) have rights to talk about figures that may or may not have an important impact on some people. People talk about the "Son of God" all the time, and a simple name that can be found in any Google search. If you can allow me to create another profile with an appropriate name, that would easily solve this problem. If this is not possibe, I also understand. Raptor Jesus 14:15, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Whatever my personal beliefs are are irrelevant; your username is going to offend someone. You are more than welcome to create a new account though. -- Manticore (talk) 15:35, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, I think I will do just that. I appreciate youyr compassion. Raptor Jesus 20:54, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Popup menu of suggested file names Edit

Do Wikia Janitors get paid, or are you all doing this for free?

I have another request. On the WeedWiki is there a way to turn off the suggested auto-complete action when I start to enter template names, image names, page names, etc.. The popup menu of suggestions is probably frustrating newbies more than me. It popups anytime I start typing in brackets: {{ [[

It does it here in this wikia, too. It is not helping as it was intended to do. It is actually slowing things down. The popup menu covers part of the name I am typing in.

The menu does not disappear when I click on a blank part of the page away from the menu. It insists on one of the menu items being clicked. Oftentimes the file I want is not listed.

The space in the menu box is not wide enough to accommodate some names. For example; some of the page names begin with "Global Marijuana March." The next word is not shown in the submenu because it is not wide enough. --Timeshifter 22:32, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Janitors are volunteers. You can disable the 'Edit Page Enhancements' by going to the 'editing' tab in your preferences. -- Manticore (talk) 04:13, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again. This particular enhancement is turned on and off by the checkbox for "Do not show link suggest" in the 'editing' tab in my preferences.
You should get paid! --Timeshifter 07:08, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I need help figuring out something Edit

On the NW Carib Net page you just visited in the First line of Code/Text there is a Red treatment of the Site name. I guess I'm confused at how to fix that. I thought that I'd originally set this wiki up as NW Carib Net.

tg —This unsigned comment is by SeaCat (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

This "redlink" is showing because the page NW Carib Net doesn't yet exist. You can create that article, or change the link to something else to remove the red link. -- Manticore (talk) 00:56, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Janitor Question Edit

Hello Manticore!

I was wondering how you became a janitor. I am interested in becoming one.


Jonathan "Asoue1286" Snicket Leave Me a Message! / Email Me! / See My Contribs! (What's This?) 14:30, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi. Janitors are highly trusted and active members of the Wikia community. There's no real selection or application process, but in the past, Central admins involved in cross-wiki vandalism and spam cleanup have been selected (such as GHe, Jack, and myself). Others (Greyman and Uberfuzzy) have worked previously for Wikia as Helpers. Don't ask me how Jaymach got the job, I've no idea. If you'd like more information, try speaking to sannse. -- Manticore (talk) 09:44, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Request Edit

Hi Manticore. I was wondering if you could get one of your bots to do a project for me. On the Warriors Wiki, I need all of the pages in the template namespace categorized like this: [[Category:Templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]. If you could help me, I'd be very grateful. Thanks,
Eu(Talk!Contribs) 22:24, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi. That looks like more of a task for AutoWikiBrowser, which I don't have much experience with. Maybe you can try asking in Forum:Community Central Forum instead. -- Manticore (talk) 09:50, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Random babblingEdit

I WANT TO TELL EVERY ONE THAT IS A MORON.CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE GERMAN INVASION OF INDIA.THANK YOU —This unsigned comment is by Oronos (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

IP Adress has Spammed up the CAW Wikia Edit

That IP needs a perma ban XtremeTony 02:59, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

As indicated on my userpage, I am no longer working as a Wikia Janitor. Please contact a member of the Community Team from now on regarding any problems on CAW. -- Manticore (talk) 04:44, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
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