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I was changing my user preferences. I wanted to see what the other skins looked like. When I changed it and saved the changes, the screen went blank and I could do nothing to fix it. The only way that I can do this is that I am currently logged out (that I had to click in another tab that I had open, so the skin change had not yet effected it. Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated, and you might want to try to get those other skins working. For reference, I am using Firefox 25.0.1, on Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit. My username is karrachr000. Please contact me at karraker_chris@yahoo.com 24.183.138.18

EDIT: email: karraker_chris@yahoo.com I have retard fingers... sorry 24.183.138.18

FA article status[edit]

Should we implement a full page protection on any featured articles? We aren't like wikipedia and always updating, the articles are practically in a finished state once they hit FA. Besides we can always have people use talk pages for proposed changes. Just a thought. Tivanir (talk) 09:05, 7 May 2014 (MDT)

I'm impervious, and not sure about it. They do, sometimes, catch things and make some worthwhile edits like [1], [2] and [3] but they do make lots of changes which are likely done because of a lack of knowledge about the page. It is not too much work to keep the pages up to date for me at least, and I have not had a major conflict with IPs over a FA. --Green Dragon (talk) 12:44, 7 May 2014 (MDT)
True enough. It was mostly just a thought, and I didn't know if we wanted to start implementing it or just call it good as is. Tivanir (talk) 14:42, 7 May 2014 (MDT)

Fixing the MSRD[edit]

On this page, the Molotov Cocktail has an error. The table info for it is out of place. Indeed it has been for a very long time. Perhaps someone might fix it, now that I am reporting it on this page? It's nothing big, but it's been like that for years :P--GamerAim (talk) 17:40, 6 October 2014 (MDT)

Got it, thanks! --Green Dragon (talk) 05:11, 9 October 2014 (MDT)

Fixing SRD Links[edit]

The page creature by typs links in the animal section to animal typ. Under dragon to dragon type but under aberration not to aberration typ. The page abberation type links under "List of Aberration Type Creatures" to practically every single page in the wiki. The page Ghaele links the word "incandescent" to scent.

Caught and fixed 'em both. Thanks kindly! --SgtLion (talk) 08:08, 31 October 2014 (MDT)

The homebrew creature Crypt Chanter somehow managed to infiltrate SRD(given that all its abilities seems to be homebrew I assume so it is). In particular it can be found under SRD creatures, SRD creatures by type CR, SRD creatures by type under incoporal. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:4c50:14c:7500:4cab:3a36:8847:b0f1 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

Sorted it, thanks very much for the catch! --SgtLion (talk) 03:59, 18 July 2015 (MDT)

I am reasonably sure ancient gold dragons are not supposed to have a caster level of 30.--46.128.202.176 07:25, 12 September 2015 (MDT)

SRD:Book of Infinite Spells[edit]

Requesting a change to the artifact page. Paragraphs 2 and to be changed to the following:

Determine the exact spell by using the tables for determining [[SRD:Scrolls#Table:_Scroll_Types|major scroll spells]].

Once a page is turned, it can never be flipped back—paging through a ''book of infinite spells'' is a one-way trip. If the book is closed, it always opens again to the page it was on before the book was closed. When the last page is turned, the book vanishes.

This change removes the non-nonsensical reference to SRD:Turned, and provides a quick link to the table. --Sigma 7 (talk) 19:52, 8 November 2014 (MST)

Done. Thanks~ Nice addition with the scroll spells link, there. --SgtLion (talk) 02:48, 9 November 2014 (MST)

"Sledged" skin CSS[edit]

In Chrome I have always noticed a bothersome gap between the page actions at the top of the screen and the main content block (see http://imgur.com/HyDiGz8). Messing with the CSS in my browser, the culprit seems to be a little line in http://www.dandwiki.com/w/skins/sledged/main.css?303, right near the beginning:

#content{margin:2.8em 0 0 12.2em; … [and other unrelated stuff]

Changing the 2.8em to 2.75em nudges the main content block up just a smidge, enough to properly bridge the gap. This change doesn't appear to break any other visual elements. If the appropriate administrator (I suspect this is a sysadmin job, not just a wiki admin job) could find and manually edit that file, I would appreciate it greatly <3. —Proton[talk] 17:47, 7 December 2014 (MST)

I always felt this was actually on purpose, to differentiate between actual content and the technicalities behind that content. But I mean I could live with it either way, but I'unno. --SgtLion (talk) 13:14, 8 December 2014 (MST)

SSL connection error and missing captchas[edit]

Greetings! I just found out about this wiki and am excited to put in all the 5e stuff I've been making. However I have an issue with editing/creating pages

When trying to edit pages I do not see the captcha but do see the puzzle thing (which my computer seems to regularly solve in under 5 seconds?). Chrome in the URL bar informs me that "This webpage is attempting to load scripts from unauthenticated sources" I can tell it to run unsafe scripts, which makes the capcha appear.

After solving the capcha, when i hit the save page button it tries to load for a while and then sends to a page that says " SSL connection error

ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR

details Unable to make a secure connection to the server. This may be a problem with the server, or it may be requiring a client authentication certificate that you don't have. "

the page does appear to get saved, and i can go to it in the wiki. I also get the same error message from attempting to follow the confirm your email link —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bradles (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

That does sound awkward. If you tell us what browser/version you're using, we might be able to have a better look at the issue, because nobody else is getting this error, as far as we're aware. --SgtLion (talk) 03:59, 10 May 2015 (MDT)
As per Blue's talk page, it looks like there was a config error. It appears to have been rectified now. --SgtLion (talk) 07:40, 11 June 2015 (MDT)

Reporting A Troll[edit]

The IP address of 204.93.112.97 has been editing in trolling messages in various 5E pages. --Twisted9 (talk) 00:33, 10 August 2015 (MDT)

Thanks for the information! If you find any more trolls please let someone know. --Green Dragon (talk) 10:21, 10 August 2015 (MDT)

Spelling Errors[edit]

Hello! I was wondering if someone could grant me permissions to edit some of the sections in the 5e category as I've noticed the section is plagued by spelling and grammatical errors. I would like to fix these, as I know it can put off some people from using this wiki.

An example of what I mean is here: [[4]] --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Smegolas (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

Hiya, I'm not really sure what you're talking about. You have full permissions to edit the linked article, and even to move the article to a different name. What do you need permissions for? --SgtLion (talk) 06:53, 25 July 2016 (MDT)

Topic Limitation?[edit]

For some reason, each page will only display 500 topic links, which wouldn't a problem if there were also something that would let me move on to the next page. For example, the page " http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/All_Base_Classes " shows only the first 500 classes listed. This didn't use to be the case and there's no button or link that moves on to the next listing. Is it something on my end or is there something going on server-side? --Sage of Souls (talk) 16:23, 1 July 2016 (MDT)

Bit of a late reply, sorry - But I'm not getting this issue. If you're still having this issue, let us know and I"ll get Blue Dragon to find out what's goin' down. --SgtLion (talk) 06:50, 25 July 2016 (MDT)
You're fine. It does not appear to be doing it anymore. Thanks, though. --Sage of Souls (talk) 16:08, 25 July 2016 (MDT)

Template:Dragon Sigil[edit]

So, User:Dark Dragon has created Template:Dragon Sigil, a very loud declaration of authorship, which he puts at the tops of pages he has created. This template adds those pages to Category:Dark Dragon's Content. I was informed quite some time ago, during an experiment with creating categories, that author categories are not permitted on the wiki. I was going to inform him of this, but then I discovered that I could not actually find any policy against it! How can I justify a reprimand if our own policies are not available for users to read? Or have I just missed the relevant information? After reading Help talk:Standards and Formatting (DnD Guideline), I discovered that Template:Author was deleted, apparently along with all of its variations as nolonger being used for attribution, back in 2012. Was it displaced, or was it made againsty policy to have authorial attribution at all? In either case, these kinds of things must be written down and made publicly available to all users. Unwritten rules are an extremely unhealthy behavior for a community. It causes distrust and frustration. --Kydo (talk) 13:01, 18 September 2016 (MDT)

What about {{WFRC Author}}? It still seems to exist, and is present on some pages- one of which is linked to as an example from one of our help pages. What differentiated it from {{author}}? Or any other attribution template? The "races compendium" series it refers to doesn't seem to have a page for itself anywhere on the wiki, aside from this template. If authorship and author categories, and other possessive behaviors of that sort are against policy, why do we link to an example of it from a help page? Very confusing for new users. Heck, it's confusing to me, and I've been an editor for, what, 2? 3 years? I'm not confused by authorship being downplayed- we're supposed to be collaborative after all. I am confused about why it has been so difficult for everyone who has ever used this wiki for the last decade to just say so. --Kydo (talk) 14:13, 19 September 2016 (MDT)
Authorship as a concept has been deprecated on this wiki for some years, now, as it was preventing constructive editing. (That said, I don't know why GD didn't just delete that WFRC template.) We deeply discourage it, for the above reason, but as a formal rule it's not been implemented - Presumably because there are some entirely unknown circumstances in which establishing authorship is acceptable. We should discuss implementing an explicit policy for disallowing asserting author ownership as a rule, because to my knowledge, we've not allowed it since removing the author template. --SgtLion (talk) 15:57, 19 September 2016 (MDT)
OK. Well, at least that confirms it. We should write that down if we're going to enforce it. I don't want to be the one going into that guy's talk page and telling him to take his flag down without something to justify it. This is a clear example of exactly why we need to have clear policies. He's clearly been editing here for a while. Had we communicated better, such a situation probably never would have happened. --Kydo (talk) 16:42, 19 September 2016 (MDT)
Should WFRC author be removed from all of its pages and deleted then? --Kydo (talk) 07:31, 20 September 2016 (MDT)

Classifieds[edit]

So, Help:Logging In mentions that we have a classifieds system, then says you need to ask admin for how it works. How does it work, and why can it not be explained on that page? --Kydo (talk) 14:29, 18 September 2016 (MDT)

I'm assuming the classifieds system for indicating geographical location is like adding Category:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to your user page. I don't know why it's not explained there, probably laziness. There's no real need to advertise it as a thing, to be honest. --SgtLion (talk) 15:57, 19 September 2016 (MDT)
Well I think it's cool. I didn't even know about it until I read that page in detail for revision purposes! It didn't include the Canadian provinces though, so I added them. Canada is the second-largest country in the world, so it's kind of useful to be able to narrow it down a little bit. A guy from the Yukon isn't really gonna drive to game night at a Quebecer's house every saturday. (It's a 6 day drive at 110kmph) --Kydo (talk) 07:37, 20 September 2016 (MDT)
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