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Races Not Showing Up

Um, hey Green Dragon. I made 3 races, one used to show up (they're all for D&D 4e) called Hyrulian, and now none of them show up. there was Dark Hylian, Hyrulian (I changed the name once you click on it), and Zora. The Zora is not the same as the 3.5e. I never created that one. Anyway, if you could tell me, that would be nice. Thanks, and thanks for creating D&D Wiki! --Axl 00:22, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

I fixed those. When you add things make sure the categories are correct. Categories make pages show up on other pages and the removal of categories or the incorrect changing of categories will stop that from happening. If you want a category for your user, although not recommended since links on ones userpage is the same thing, please add that in addition. --Green Dragon 02:36, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Hey Green Dragon, 2 of my races have shown up: Dark Hylian and Hylian. So you don't have to worry about those two. But, Could you put my Zora (4e race) one up? Thanks,
Hmm, Maybe I should watch the introduction someday. All right! Thanks! --Axl 03:53, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
It is. The template at the top of the Zora (4e Race) page makes it show up in the lower section. --Green Dragon 03:58, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
I found out where the Zora race went. I finished the adventurers. Do you have to manually move the Zora so that it won't be edited? Thanks, --Axl 03:59, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
If you dealt with the issue on the stub template then feel free to remove the template. When you do it will be moved up to the upper section. --Green Dragon 04:02, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

D&D wiki, whats the status?

Hello fellow D&D gamer,

I was surfing D&Dwiki, and looking for some maps, and when I finally found them, I sadly realized that the jpeg files were no longer their. Then when I went back to the home page, I also saw that the picture of the Rock worm was gone (which has been their for ages). So what's going on? How's D&D wiki doing?

A fan of D&D WIKI!


Amrit van der Lely (Netherlands)


What does d% mean or is that just the drop ratio and if you do give me an answer do you mind telling me how to use the drop system?? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Billojava (talkcontribs) 2010-06-02 07:54. Please sign your posts.

What d% means. No idea what you mean by the "drop system". —Sledged (talk) 14:04, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I actually found a really cool d%. It was a big clear and hollow d10, with a smaller solid red d10 inside. When you roll it both roll simultaneously creating a %. It's really awesome.--Vrail 16:46, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I've got a few of those die-inside-a-die for each type, and they're really neat. We also wear d%er patches, much like bikers wear 1%er patches. Its hilarious.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   16:48, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Fell Knight 4e Powers


If anyone could put down how to create Class 4e powers, that would be great, cause I need to provide a power list for my Fell Knight.


Add New 4e Power. JazzMan 19:16, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Locking Pages

Hey Green Dragon, Do I really have to let people edit my races that I created? 'Cause, I really don't want anyone editing them. Thanks, --Axl 22:32, 2 June 2010 (UTC)Axl

Yes. Its a collaborative site. If you are not 100 percent okay with others working with you, then don't upload the content.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   23:37, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
You can request to get your content locked, but then you cannot edit it either. Let me know what you decide please. --Green Dragon 23:40, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
How do you lock your content? I'm thinking that's what I'm going to do. Can I unlock it without troubling you? --Axl 00:19, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I'll just let people edit things, and if I don't like it, I'll click the revert button. --Axl 01:52, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
If you want your content locked post something on the talk page saying it. Or supply some links to an admin. A few editing deviations exist, of course. --Green Dragon 20:31, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Power Ideas

Hey, if anyone has any ideas for my classes powers, just put them down here.

Thanks, --Axl 19:22, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Tavern re-opening

So it's been a while since the tavern was closed down. I know there was some trouble with it in the past, and doubt as to it's use/need.However, I see dozens of messages on talk pages that are posted minutes apart, and I for one have been hit by plenty of edit conflicts. I know before hosting the channel was an issue, but as I understand that was resolved. Is that still the case? I wonder if there was any other interest in re-opening the tavern. A vote/discussion on the topic would be worth looking into, I think. As for hosting, if the server support isn't there, I'm sure we can find some free IRC hosting. Just something I've been thinking about, it might help to drive some life back into the site, and increase the community user-base. --Badger 23:19, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

GD believed that the tavern was actually a bad thing for the wiki to have, and therefore it was never re added even after the server was fixed. However, reading over the discussion about it (I would post it but I can't remember what it was called), it seemed like more people wanted to keep it then discard it, and it was never really voted on.
I know this was dealt with already, but now that it's brought up I'd like to put in my own 2 cents that, I loved the tavern. It was a great resource and could be used for not only common discussion but it can help with people wanting reviews on their pages, or help/advice. It also seemed to help create a more welcoming community and allowed at some point for a D&D game to be played, which was a good idea and seemed fun. For all of these good things about it, it seemed only one negative point could be brought up, the amount of spam on it. However with the ratio of good to bad being 5 to 1, I do think this discussion could be reopened. --Vrail 02:18, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
I think you are referring to this discussion. It seemed toward the end of that conversation that Green Dragon was opening up to the idea again, maybe I'm misinterpreting, however. I think we should seriously look into opening it up. From that discussion it appeared that many of the problems were surrounding users no longer involved with this project. --Badger 20:42, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Hrm, was the tavern just like a chat room? I've had a lot of bad experiences with off-wiki communication on other wikis... all it does is make people paranoid and exclude people. Even now, with the Tavern dead for 6 months, there are talk pages on this wiki which say "go to the tavern, we are discussing it right now". Well, that only really works if you happen to be there at that moment of time. But if I want to read that discussion to figure out how they reached some decision, I can't. Wikis are designed to have everything visible always, not some stuff visible once.
I can see the value of, say, hammering out class ideas in real time, or chatting about your most recent D&D game, but I don't think any off-site communication should be relied upon for more than that. If someone makes a change to a page based on a tavern discussion, someone else a year down the line needs to be able to understand why that change was made. And no policy discussions should ever be held on the tavern, period.
So to clarify, I'm not strictly against it per se, but we need to be very careful of how it's used. JazzMan 23:02, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
I figured the tavern was almost exclusively for "hammering out class ideas in real time, or chatting about your most recent D&D game", and other things, like quick rule questions that don't need to be a discussion forum, like "does DR from multiple places stack?". It was never my intention to have it be anything more than "Hey, can someone check out MyClass?". --Badger 23:32, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
In the past it's been used for more than that... naturally I can't remember where I saw it, but there was at least one policy discussion that was discussed on the tavern, and then people who weren't on were very confused. But like I said, as long as we are clear about it's use, it can be a great feature. And really, I don't see why we'd need to host it ourselves... given the bandwidth problems, I'd go so far as to say we don't want to host it here. JazzMan 23:54, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
That's why I've looked into the free hosting provided by As for policy discussions, I think as long as we remember the tavern is part of a bigger whole, that shouldn't be a problem. I've started a mockup in my sandbox of what the tavern portal should look like, if you want to suggest changes to text, or see what I'm trying to do, or something.--Badger 00:01, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
I think it would be nice to host it ourselves, just for consistency and easier management and placement. We also have the bandwidth to host it ourselves, unless I misunderstood a previous post on the tavern discussion page. So really it shouldn't be a problem as to us hosting it ourselves.
It would be nice to have GD's opinion on this, seeing as it is his decision in the end anyways. Soooo, care to stop by and chat dragon ol' buddy? ;) --Vrail 01:40, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
I think we thought we had enough bandwidth, but seeing as we are having bouts of server off-time daily, I think we probably don't have the bandwidth we thought we did... But yeah, obviously we're in a holding pattern until GD weighs in. Then I think we move this conversation to a discussion forum and open it up the the entire wiki, and see if the community actually wants it. --Badger 02:09, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Bump. JazzMan 00:42, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
Bump. JazzMan 23:52, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
So then, you've had right around 5 months to read this thread. Any thoughts? --Badger 15:56, 28 October 2010 (MDT)
There are some D&D chats on the web. Cheers! --Aarnott 16:52, 28 October 2010 (MDT)
Right now the technical expertise are not available. When they are I will respond in the discussion. --Green Dragon 21:54, 28 October 2010 (MDT)
What expertise do we need available? Are you considering returning to an IRC channel run through the wiki, like before? I'm more than willing to learn what we'd need to make that happen. If you want to consider using a free outside server, the expertise is already here (I think). I don't want to volunteer anyone, but I think Jazzman already has the knowledge to maintain a IRC channel. --Badger 00:28, 29 October 2010 (MDT)
I'm also not sure what kind of technical expertise we need. We can easily (bonus: freely) have an IRC channel set up on a free host, so there's no expert even required. All you'd need is an admin or two to /ban troublemakers... though I hardly doubt that will be a problem anyway. JazzMan 12:15, 31 October 2010 (MDT)

D20 Future Section?

Does anyone think that there should be a D20 Future section, or do we just put the future stuff in the D20m Homebrew? Thanks, --Axl 20:48, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

d20 Future's already there, it's just not separated out into it's own section; it's integrated in with all the rest of the d20M stuff. JazzMan 20:55, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Legal Disclaimer

Can anyone tell me if I need to put a legal Disclaimer on all my 4e races? My races are: Dark Spike Hylian, Dark Hylian, Forest Hylian, Hylian, Gregar, and Zora. Thanks, --Axl 23:14, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

They're based off Zelda races/classes, right? You bet you do. It's easy, just add the template to the bottom of the page, above the breadcrumbs. --Badger 23:27, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
I do? How come? Is it just because I used the name "Hylian"? Do I have to put in the disclaimer on my Megaman stuff too? Well, I'll get around to that. Thanks though. --Axl 04:06, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Um, do you mind giving me the template for that? I'm actually kinda new here on D&D Wiki. Thanks, --Axl 04:12, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Sure thing, just add {{Copyright Disclaimer}} to the bottom of the page, just above the breadcrumbs. This should be applied to any material that is inspired by any copyrighted material, so Megaman, Zelda, or anything else you add.--Badger 04:23, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, --Axl 20:35, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Hey! It worked! Thanks! --Axl 21:19, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Spam and ReCaptcha

I was talking to Badger and he thinks that dealing with Captcha would be less annoying than dealing with spammers. Many people watch your talk page so we'll see who else agrees.

The problem we had before was that it was all or nothing. Were we using ReCaptcha or some other service? It looks like ReCaptcha has been updated so that only IPs are affected. If that's the case, it should solve both of our problems at once. JazzMan 22:23, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

I know you are busy fixing other things, but the spam is terrible right now. JazzMan 03:41, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
The spam is getting worse. We really need to look into getting captcha implemented for IPs again. With the recent update of Mediawiki we shouldn't have any trouble doing that, right? --Badger 01:08, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
ReCaptcha is now implemented for all IP edits and user edits with an external link. Please let me know of any problems. --Green Dragon 22:59, 16 August 2010 (MDT)
ReCaptcha was not working for edits, just account-related pages. It should now be working for edits too, and please let me know of any problems. --Green Dragon 00:13, 30 December 2010 (MST)


Can anyone provide the (improvement, Reveiwing, and some other) template? Cause I need it for stuff. Thanks, --Axl 21:17, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Check out this link for any of the reviewing templates you need. --Badger 21:22, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Whoops. I just found out how to do it. Sorry for putting you through the trouble. But thanks. --Axl 21:27, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh Hey! There's more in that link! Thanks! --Axl 21:29, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Content Question

I've recently created a Dungeons and Dragons drinking game (cleverly named DnDnD, Dungeons and Dragons and Drinking). A real life drinking game meant to be played alongside DnD; not a mechanic for including drinking games in DnD. Before I moved it into variant rules, I thought I would run it past you and see if you think it's appropriate for the wiki. It's currently in my sandbox. I already added the adult content template, as well as made it clear that we here at Dandwiki support drinking responsibly, and do not condone under-aged drinking. What do you think? Is this in line with the kind of content we want on the wiki? Should I move it into variant rules, or leave it in my sandbox? Thanks, Badger 01:23, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Seems fine to me. --Green Dragon 20:24, 8 July 2010 (UTC)


Is Ganteka still on D&D Wiki, or is he finished with it and left his account running? --Axl 03:54, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

I do believe Ganteka is gone for good. He's moved elsewhere, if I'm not mistaken. --Badger 04:18, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Was he the one that created the Wolfkin Race? --Axl 19:57, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
It appears to have been originally made by an unregistered contributor (an IP), but was worked on by Kernac. I don't believe Ganteka made any edits to it at all, other than undoing what appears to have been some vandalism. You could always ask any questions on the relevant talk page, rather than Green Dragon's personal talk page. It'd be more likely to be answered by someone with more information. --Badger 20:13, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Do Add Instructions and Special:Contributions/Ganteka answer your questions? --Green Dragon 18:36, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
When was the Wolfkin (4e Race) created? Because I only looked at the first page of Ganteka's contributions.
--Axl 21:37, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Use the "History" tab. The first edit was Oct 21, 2008, and Ganteka's only contribution was Feb 26, 2009, when he undid vandalism. JazzMan 21:48, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Incomplete Quest

Discussion moved to Talk:A New World (3.5e Quest)#Stub. --Green Dragon 18:27, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Lock down?

While I was doing D&D Wiki yesterday, I tried submitting something, and it just kicked me out, and I couldn't get back in. Is the reason for this is because now there are pictures for like Green Dragon's talk page, and contributions and so on? If anyone could tell me what happened, that would be nice.

--Axl 18:01, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm, I do not know what happened if you were simply barred from the site, that seems a little bit odd. However if you were just getting the message 'the wiki is down' or something of the like, that has been happening a number of times recently. However the time you are mentioning it is most likely that the wiki went down for temporary maintenance to restore the pictures. --Vrail 05:18, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, That's probably it. Thanks.

--Axl 20:07, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to hear from you about reopening the tavern

As I asked you earlier on you talk page, I was wondering about re-opening the tavern. It's been over a week without hearing from you, so I made a discussion to ask the community their thoughts. I'm polling the community to see if we would like to have one again. Here is where you come in. If you have some time (it shouldn't take more than a few minutes), stop by the discussion and post your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you on this one. Thanks, Badger 21:52, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Bump. JazzMan 00:42, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
So it's been over a month and a half since this discussion was started (on your talk page, I might add), but you've not yet chimed in. Since you're online now, I thought I might be able to get your attention by reminding you I'd like your opinion. We started a discussion thread (linked here) and the community seems to embrace the idea; the current vote is about 5 to 1, in favor (I say about, because I don't know that one of the votes "for" is still around). In case you don't want to read all the discussion let me give you the cliff's notes: Free hosting that is run offsite, so as to not tax bandwidth. People want it. We're working on rules too. --Badger 22:09, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
Bump. JazzMan 23:52, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

integrated pictures?

Green Dragon?

Do you know how to integrate pictures into a Race instead of forming a link to it? If you could show me that, that would be nice.

--Axl 22:06, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure I know what your talking about. However if you just mean having a picture show rather than a link being formed simply link to the file with these brackets {{}} instead of the normal square ones [[]]. You may have been having trouble because the links to pictures have not been working recently. --Vrail 05:14, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Yeah. That's true. Some links weren't working, so I took them out. These were links for two of my races. But, I still don't understand how I get the files to integrate on the page that I'm working on once I save the page. I just don't know how it would work.

--Axl 20:11, 12 June 2010 (UTC)


Hey, I'm just wondering what the barnstars are all about. I searched through the site a little bit, and didn't find any talk pages on them. I also did a google search and it came up with it being a decorative item put on barns. I'm just wondering a few things: Why are they given as awards, who can give one, and can I give one to myself (I'm not saying I will, just wondering :))? Anyways, thanks! --Vrail 05:11, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Does Wikipedia:Barnstars answer your questions? --Green Dragon 18:52, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Lol, it does thanks a lot! I really should have thought of checking wikipedia. :P That's a lot of different barnstars... think I can get em all? :P --Vrail 19:31, 12 June 2010 (UTC)


hi wud seem the tavern is gone...i miss talking to the guys here...

There is actually an ongoing discussion on bringing the tavern back here. If you would like to see it again you may contribute your thoughts and ideas there. However please try to back up your thoughts with logic, that way your contributions can have more merit to them. :) --Vrail 15:38, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Knowledge Devotion from "Complete Champion"

I currently have a question about a 3.5 edition feat and its rules..

Knowledge Devotion from "Complete Champion"

Here is what the feat says in short form: "You then receive an insight bonus on attack rolls and damage rolls against that creature type for the remainder of the combat. The amount of the bonus depends on your Knowledge check result, as given on the following table..."

Do these bonuses apply to all weaponlike spells such as Acid Arrow and Ray of Enfeeblement? I'm assuming they do because they require an attack roll and damage roll (if they hit).

I'm not sure how to check pages on the site anymore, but if you would be kind enough to email me a response at it would be greatly appreciated. thanks :)

Yes they do apply; if you are still checking this page. If not I'll let the e-mail come from GD seeing as you asked him. --Vrail 21:45, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Summon soulblade

I have created the class "Soulknife," and wish to begin creating the powers for my class. However, the power I wish to create is called "Summon Soulblade," a title which, when I entered it into the creation bar, sent me to the "Blades of the Ancestors" power's page. I have tried changing the inputted name to "Call Soulblade," and even "Soul Summoning" (two other possible names for the power). I do not know what to do about this, and are concerned as to why this glitch would occur. Thank you for your time, and I appreciate your patience.

Sincerely, Nathanmccarthy789

D&D 4e Future

Hey Green Dragon, do you think that in the 4e Homebrew section, we could either create a seperate 4e Future homebrew section, or that we could just add in future stuff to the 4e homebrew? Just let me know what you think. The rules will be the same as in 4e, but it will be in the future, instead of the past. --Axl 00:00, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

What is 4e Future? --Green Dragon 01:50, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
It's just something that I wanted created. It's like Dungeons and Dragons 4.0, but instead of being in the past, it will be situated in the future. It will be basically the same (same rules, different equipment, technologically advanced classes) as D&D 4e. So, yeah. Just let me know what you think of it. --Axl 02:16, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Your thing? You make the call. If you think it is radically different from 4e then please make a new section (maybe starting from 4e Rules, e.g. how D20.00 decimal Rules (3.5e Variant Rule) was intended) or just a page. If you just make a page it will, of course, have to be discussed and could have any result. If you choose to just merge the content into 4e just make sure it works with 4e, and then I don't think it should matter at all. Of course a rule category could help keep it together (or a sourcebook, of course). --Green Dragon 02:32, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it'll use the 4e rules, it just uses different equipment and different classes. Shall I put up a vote?

--Axl 03:01, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

4e is a rule set, not a time period. 4e Future, unless the core rules are radically different, is just normal 4e. Many 4e adventures are set in the future. In my personal opinion adding a future section is pointless and illogical. Not to start a debate or anything... :P --Vrail 16:50, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Then can I just start inserting futuristic powers, races, classes, and feats?
--Axl 19:53, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Yep, that would work fine! Oh, and sorry if I sounded a little rude with my pointless and illogical thing, I was looking for another way to word it except I had to run. :) --Vrail 19:10, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
It's fine. Do you think that inside each section, that we should have a link? You know, like: D&D 4.0Future races inside the races folder?
--Axl 17:43, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm, thats a good idea. That could be really useful for people playing through 4e campaigns set in the future, so that they don't have to sift through hundreds of past based articles. That sounds like it could even be applied to 3.5e and d20M (however opposite, since most d20M articles are based in the future.). --Vrail 18:03, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
So, does Green Dragon put in the subcategory, or do I have to do that?
--Axl 20:19, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
You can. Again, if you make a rule or sourcebook about it then it's even more organized of course. --Green Dragon 19:49, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, I'll try to do the best I can.

--Axl 19:14, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Losing Articles

No, don't worry, I haven't lost any. However I am wondering, is there any possibility of the wiki losing its articles/pages? I'm asking to know if I should be backing up the stuff I post here on my computer or something just in case. Thanks. --Vrail 03:39, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

It has happened before, please see also Talk:3.5e Flaws#Flaw Form, but they are going to be recovered. It's not really a problem, no. --Green Dragon 20:19, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
The new hosting setup has redundant hardrives so that is one level of protection of making sure nothing can get lost. A backup solution is in the works. --Green Dragon 23:14, 16 August 2010 (MDT)
A backup plan has been implemented and tested. A backup is created daily, stored in Switzerland (at least that is where the company is from), and it has been tested to work if D&D Wiki fails. --Green Dragon 12:27, 24 October 2011 (MDT)

Base Class Infobox

I've noticed on some pages you've removed the Base Class Infobox Template along with the Base Class template. Was this accidental? JazzMan 20:43, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes, they are not used with the 4e classes anymore (just Template:x0). Although I don't know what you mean by "Base Class template". --Green Dragon 20:51, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
I meant category. So there's no rating of 4e classes then? And I've been gone a lot the last couple of weeks, where was this announced/talked about? JazzMan 20:57, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
I actually started removing that template a while ago. Actually, I think you are right. You should start this discussion on Talk:4e Classes. The only reason this has happened is since I find that the template system works better than rating. It has not been discussed. I removed the template since the primary editor/subsequent editors who display their username are not longer displayed in that way. We now assume that one understands MW (as you know). Although why not use both (the template system and a rating system) huh? It's a different topic. --Green Dragon 21:07, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Hiding text

Hey! I'm having some trouble finding the correct way to format something. I'd like to find a way to create hidden text on my page, but the formatting articles on wikipedia haven't helped. Is there a way to format hidden text similar to the way you can show or hide a contents box?

To create hidden text you can place the text in between these <!-- --> i.e. (yes there is text there, check the source code). Alternatively you can use <includeonly> and close with </includeonly>.
If you want to create an option to show or hide a block of text on the page then you may use this code:
{| class="collapsible"
What that would appear as:
Hope that helps, I'm pretty good with wiki code if you need help in the future. :) --Vrail 00:06, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Collapsible text was indeed what I was looking for, and I figured there was a solution that I just couldn't find. Also, I'm very new to the wiki scene and navigation is still pretty alien to me, so thanks for the heads up on my Talk page! --ThatGuyEli 16:13, 23 June 2010

Blocking IP

For the first time since I became an admin, I've blocked a couple IP's. Hope I did it within acceptable parameters. I am pretty sure they were both outside link spammers. --Calidore Chase 17:49, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

They look fine, except I would have blocked them longer. But whatever. If it happens again we can do it for a more extended period of time. --Green Dragon 19:23, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Moving pages

I am currently moving all of the DnD pages to their corresponding editions according to this list (all pages starting with DnD). However some pages that start with DnD are edition neutral. Should I move these to 3.5e/4e, or just leave them as DnD? --Vrail 00:25, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

What pages are edition independent? I could be wrong, but I would guess that most pages are (or should be) slightly different, depending on the edition. If there are truly edition independent pages I would say leave them as "DnD". Just my 2 cents. --Badger 01:07, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
I have actually run into a number of pages that apply to both editions. A few examples would be DnD Discussion, Maps, and DnD Guidelines. The breadcrumb and categories links to both editions. The page that brought this up was DnD Guideline Preload. I was getting ready to move it to 3.5e, and I checked the DnD Guidelines page just to make sure it was for 3.5e and so that I could change the link on that page to 3.5e not DnD. Oh look! It links to both 3.5e and 4e. Anyways, just showing you what I mean. :)--Vrail 03:04, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
I don't know much about DnD 4e, so everything I am about to say may be wrong. With that in mind, here are my thoughts. Discussions are generally about rules, which vary widely between 3.5e and 4e, so we should probably make edition specific ones, so we can provide more exact help. If someone say "how does barbarian rage work?" we have to find out what edition they mean (I assume barbarians still rage in 4e), and then provide help. If it was posted in 4e Discussions we'd not have that problem. Maps I suppose can go wherever, but if they are maps for an adventure/campaign, we could certainly stick them under the edition for which the campaign/quest was written. As for guidelines, it should probably me moved to something like "Wiki Guidelines", as it has nothing to do with actual DnD. Again, these are just my thoughts. --Badger 19:04, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Ya, you're right. Feel free to make a 4e one, add an edition identifier in some way, and move the 4e ones over. --Green Dragon 20:16, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Can't Log In

I was trying to save a response to Jazzman's comment on the talk for the mundus, however when I hit save it said there was a loss of session data and I should try again. I tried twice more and it gave me the same message. It also told me if this error persisted I could log out then back in again, so I logged out. However when I tried to log back in again it gave me this message:

"Login error
There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Please hit "back" and reload the page you came from, then try again."

I hit the back button, reloaded the page, and tried again twice. Still nothing. I am unable to log back in to my account. -- 18:08, 25 June 2010 (UTC)(Vrail)

Ok, I just tried to log in a third time and it worked. That was weird, do you know what happened there? --Vrail 19:12, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Actually D&D Wiki maxed out the server's hard disk space, so maybe that had something to do with it. If not I don't know. But I cleared up some space. --Green Dragon 19:22, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Out of curiosity, what kind of space are we talking here? Would it be worth it have a fundraiser to buy an additional hard drive (or hard drives, depending on how/if you back stuff up)? Storage comes cheap nowadays. JazzMan 19:18, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Hosting was switched once again (see also User talk:Green Dragon#Trouble with the wiki) and space should not be a problem. Since the server failure, actually, D&D Wiki was moved to a hosting setup with mt (mediatemple) so doing a fundraiser for such things is not possible. --Green Dragon 15:18, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Anti Vandalism Barnstar

I feel that Vrail deserves an Anti Vandalism Barnstar because of he is always removing spam and unwanted or offensive post from the site. I figured that i would nominate him to you. Thank you for reading and i hope that you consider him.--Grim914 17:27, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I agree. Please feel free to give Vrial one. Barnstars are given by anyone to anyone. --Green Dragon 18:14, 26 June 2010 (UTC)


Green Dragon? Why hasn't my Displacer Disciple power lists been deleted? I have two of them, both up for deletion, I think. The other one is Displacer Disciple powers (4e Power List). I created them. Could you also delete the Fell Knight Necross (4e Power List)? Thanks. --Axl 19:17, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

No one has gone through Category:Candidates for Deletion? I can say I have not recently. --Green Dragon 19:31, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
I was going to but I have been really busy the last month-ish. And the couple days I had some free time the wiki has been slow/inaccessible. But it's not like the world's going to end if your pages don't get deleted; they'll be gotten to eventually. JazzMan 19:34, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Sorry for bothering you. :) --Axl 21:47, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
It will get dealt with though, no worries. --Green Dragon 20:14, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
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