User talk:Blue Dragon

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Your Puzzle Is Broken[edit]

What is this? I'm trying to upload photos of all of the celestial beings and the website won't let me log in. As a longtime DM who always plays RAW, this has got me RAW. Fix it please.

Please be respectful. You must complete the challenges in order to keep spam levels down. If it takes too long, reload and try again. It is probabilistic. — Blue Dragon (talk) 09:58, 8 December 2014 (MST)

Puzzle Glitch/Request for Exemption[edit]

Same problem as below (Puzzle Glitch), but on a laptop. The puzzle completes (strangely, most of the time in well under 20 seconds, with weirdly low number results, sometimes in the thousands), I press save, and it simply redirects me to the edit page. I fairly recently made another page, so I'm not sure why it's not working. If I could get an exemption or another solution, that'd be great. --R2d2go (talk) 23:04, 3 November 2014 (MST)

Weirdly enough, I used the audio Captcha and it worked, so nevermind I guess? --R2d2go (talk) 15:04, 4 November 2014 (MST)

Puzzle Glitch[edit]

My iphone cannot create new pages. I complete the puzzles fine, but it just reloads the edit page with no error messages and the puzzles refreshed. Is there a fix? If not, can I please have an exception? Most of my online access is via mobile device, and going home to log on to my computer just to make a page for later is frustrating.

Sorry for the late reply, I didn't see this until now. I have made an exemption for you. Please let me know if you continue to have to perform the proof of work. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:29, 31 October 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

Not sure if im asking for this in the right way but ya. I am doing a lot of editing to the fallout wiki (adding missing perks, making a ful campaign, finishing mob stats, etc) and it is taking over 600 seconds for each puzzle, making it pain staking to make even minor edits and such.

Hi Kangeburu, it is appropriate and you are asking in the correct way. I've made an exception for you. Please let me know if you continue to need to search for the puzzle. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:26, 5 October 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

Starting to get puzzles going over 1 million, sometimes not solving at all. --Elohim (talk) 18:32, 30 July 2014 (MDT)

Hi Elohim, I've made an exception for your account. Please let me know if you continue to need to solve the puzzle. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:45, 3 August 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

I have been trying to create an account but having problems with the puzzles. My computer can solve the puzzle but i keep getting the error for the captcha and am totally confused. My username is Icequellsith and my email is if you can send me the password there

Can you help, many thanks

Hi, I made an exception for your IP addresses ending in 36 and 67. Please let me know if you continue to have to do the captcha. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:02, 6 July 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

When I created my account (archon86) the puzzle took 7.4 seconds to solve. However, any time I try to post I get a "keep running this script" error and in 5 attempts it has not solved in ~3 minutes. (6/10/14)

Specifically, I was hoping to post a few items to the 4e Homebrew section, including a crazy detailed disease I used. (6/12/14 update)

Hi Archon86, I've made an exception for you. Please let me know if you continue to go through the process. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:07, 12 June 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

My Account name is Rockjockey, and I have an older Linux laptop which cannot finish the puzzle in a timely fashion (under 15 minutes). I politely request an exemption to this bothersome system. Much appreciated.

I've made an exception for you. Please let me know if you continue to have to go through the process. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 19:41, 28 May 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

My computer is often taking more than a minute to solve the puzzle, and breaks the pages and gives my "website is offline" type errors when I do so (at least it seems not to lose my edits when it does so). It'd be great if I didn't need jump through that extra hoop. Thanks! Zau (talk) 23:25, 26 May 2014 (MDT)

I've made an exception for you. Please let me know if you continue to have to go through the process. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 19:42, 28 May 2014 (MDT)

Request for exemption/help for "Puzzle" in account creation[edit]

it takes over ten minutes for the "puzzle" to finish and afterwards it says that the captcha was either wrong or missing. just want some help resolving this.(im thinking that its probably a problem similar to "Request for Exemption for New Account Puzzle" two entries down)

Hi, an exemption has been added for you. Please let me know if you have any more problems. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 07:18, 18 May 2014 (MDT)

Request for exemption from the computer search and captcha redirect[edit]

Blue Dragon, I'm working on a massive page for my campaign Dominaria and I'm just getting into the swing of including a lot of links (some of which link outside D&D wiki). Also I am about to go on leave and will be uploading maps as I'm able to produce them which I'm pretty sure takes you to a redirect. In any case, I'm working a lot on this wiki and I get sent to the redirect enough that it's becoming a bother. What would I need to do to get an exemption?

Also as an aside, I've always wanted to be an admin but really never had the time. What is a section of D&D wiki that I could focus time into and help out?

Thanks! --Ixidor (talk) 21:22, 18 December 2013 (MST)

Hi Ixidor, I've added you to the exemption list. Please let me know if you're still required to perform the proof-of-work. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 23:05, 19 December 2013 (MST)
Thank you a lot! It now works fine. --Ixidor (talk) 18:08, 27 December 2013 (MST)

Request for Exemption for New Account Puzzle[edit]

I am having trouble trying to get an account on this wiki. After I fill in the required fields, I click the "Begin Puzzle Search" button and after a few minute it gives me a number, which I believe to be the solution to the puzzle, but when I click register it says I didn't input it correctly. If an exemption won't fix this, would be so kind as to tell me what I'm doing incorrectly.

I've added a temporary exemption for the IP address that made your edits. Please let me know if you run into any more problems registering. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 09:06, 28 December 2013 (MST)

It worked! Thank you.

'nother format changing update[edit]

I've noticed recently that things like Template:SRD Feat Breadcrumb and other similar articles have changed in that " → " makes some real weird <pre></pre>-like format, rather than just an arrow. I assume this is the product of some wiki update, so is this a thing we can fix without editing all articles with a → error? Thanksa-kindly. --SgtLion (talk) 04:53, 12 January 2014 (MST)

I seem to have fixed it by removing the whitespace. For some reason the transculsion thought there was a newline then whitespace (which makes that indented block). Marasmusine (talk) 05:44, 12 January 2014 (MST)

'Tawny' Unable to use account[edit]

Bleh, a second thing in one day. A friend o' mine made an account called 'Tawny' in the past couple days. For some reason, though, whenever she logs into her account, from any IP, she just gets a white screen instead of dandwiki. Other accounts she makes and as an IP she can log in use the site fine. I can't see any kind of block log, or anythin' that would indicate what is going on. Any assistance would be dandy --SgtLion (talk) 10:31, 12 January 2014 (MST)

Hi SgtLion, sorry for not noticing this post sooner. The problem is that the Tawny account was set to use the skin "standard" which is not rendering at the moment. I unset this preference and removed the broken skins---she should be able to log in again. Please let me know if there are any more problems. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 09:42, 19 January 2014 (MST)

Request for exemption[edit]

The new puzzle thing is apparently too complex for my toaster to handle, and it just sit there and goes on forever trying to solve the puzzle before crashing. Could I please get an exemption? --Salasay Δ 16:49, 13 January 2014 (MST)

It also makes me do the puzzle thing on ramdom edits that definitely didn't have external links in them. --Salasay Δ 22:40, 18 January 2014 (MST)
Hi Salasay, I've made an exception for you. Please let me know if you continue to get the challenges. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 09:27, 19 January 2014 (MST)

Can't create account.[edit]

Hi Blue Dragon, I'm having the same problem that someone else on the discussion had, namely that I can't create an account because it keeps saying that the capcha code or whatever was incorrect or missing, even though I wait for the puzzle search to finish. would like to get an exemption, thanks.

I've made an exception for your IP. Please let me know if you have any more problems. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:20, 28 January 2014 (MST)

Email issue[edit]

Blue Dragon, I can't get a confirmation email to my email account. D&D wiki is actually displaying a message saying that sending failed and that my email account is invalid. I am 100% certain my email is correct.

Thanks for letting me know about this---I likely would have seen this sooner ... if email was working! I will try to get it figured out tonight. — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:23, 15 May 2014 (MDT)
Hi Danielwpeer, I believe I have fixed it. Can you try again now? Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:03, 15 May 2014 (MDT)

Wiki problems[edit]

Hi Blue Dragon, all this week I have been regularly getting "Error 524: A timeout occurred" on the wiki. It happens every 10 minutes or so, and locks me out for about 1 minute.

I also couldn't email you through the wiki, I got an error "Unknown error in PHP's mail() function." Marasmusine (talk) 01:26, 9 May 2014 (MDT)

I'll look into this as well tonight and try to figure out what's going on. Chances are I'm not running enough PHP threads. — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:23, 15 May 2014 (MDT)
I've changed some settings. Could you let me know if it continues to happen? — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:06, 15 May 2014 (MDT)

I'm still getting frequent Error 524. This one: Marasmusine (talk) 09:57, 25 May 2014 (MDT)

Hi Marasmusine, I've added a bit more caching everywhere. Please let me know if this helps solve your problems. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 20:23, 28 May 2014 (MDT)
Hi, sorry to bring up another wiki problem. Although the Error 524 message went away, I started getting a different error message instead. This now happens every time I make an edit: When I press "save page" there is a delay of about 1 minute then I get "Error 503 Service Unavailable / Service Unavailable / Guru Meditation: / XID: 1130186661 / Varnish cache server". Reloading the page sometimes works, sometimes it gives me an edit conflict. Marasmusine (talk) 00:53, 1 July 2014 (MDT)
Thanks for letting me know about this. It should not be timing out anymore. However, it may still take some time to complete the edit---I'll continue looking into that. Please let me know if you continue to get 503 errors (or any other annoying problems). Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:26, 4 July 2014 (MDT)

Hover Text[edit]

On Wikipedia, there is a template for "Hover Text" (here) which i think would be neat to have on the wiki so that hombrewers can put notes in the text to clarify things without cluttering up the text. It would have to be changed to default to no link, and maybe show up green or teal instead of dotted. do you think you could add that? --Salasay Δ 18:42, 18 May 2014 (MDT)

Hi Salasay, I added that page to the wiki. Let me know if that helps. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 14:53, 23 May 2014 (MDT)
Thank you, that will be very useful. I have a request. Would it be possible to make the text automatically teal, so as to make it stick out more (with just the dotted, it would look like just a fancy underline.) Thank you again. --Salasay Δ 20:08, 23 May 2014 (MDT)
They should be teal now. Let me know if you want anything else changed! Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 12:07, 24 May 2014 (MDT)
Thank you, that's perfect. --Salasay Δ 08:09, 25 May 2014 (MDT)

Another day, Another weird problem.[edit]

Hi, today my edits are not actually appearing in the page. For example, Cadmian (4e Race) does not show these edits. I've tried refreshing the page. It's strange. Marasmusine (talk) 05:50, 6 June 2014 (MDT)

I have told Blue Dragon about this problem, which I assume is the same one on User talk:Green Dragon#Artificer and me mentioned that he is looking into it. It's really annoying me I can say. His update: "... seems like a problem with the cache not accepting "PURGE" requests." --Green Dragon (talk) 13:02, 6 June 2014 (MDT)
I believe I've fixed it now. Please let me know if it continues to happen (after clearing your browser cache). Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 15:33, 6 June 2014 (MDT)

New Account Puzzle Exemption Request[edit]

Hoy. I'm pretty well known on English Wikipedia (over 4,000 edits across all Wikimedia Foundation projects) and I'd like to be exempt from the CAPTCHA if at all possible and added to the Autoconfirmed usergroup. I think I qualify as one of those people who won't cause trouble. Zell Faze (talk) 16:41, 21 July 2014 (MDT)

Hi Zellfaze, you have been added to the exception list. Please let me know if you continue to have to perform the proof of work puzzle. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 17:46, 21 July 2014 (MDT)

Puzzle Exemption Request[edit]

I hadn't edited since this feature was added, but have been editing since 06 (i think, 07 at the latest if not). Would like an exemption.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   17:27, 25 August 2014 (MDT)

Hi Hooper, I've made an exception for you. Please let me know if you run into any problems. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:59, 27 August 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

Hello, Blue Dragon! I used to go by Joba Tett, but made a new account on here to continue work on the Fallout d20 campaign setting. I'm sorry you've been getting tons of spam, but it'd help me out of you exempted me from the puzzle. For now, I will just edit previous work of mine (balancing and stuff) until I am exempted :) Thanks!

Hi GamerAim, I've made an exemption for you. Please let me know if you continue to have to do the puzzle. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 19:47, 2 October 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

Hello Blue Dragon. I don't mean to impose, but I've been making a lot of subtle adjustments to and balancing out a class I made and although my computer is handling the puzzles fine, it still takes an average of a minute to get through even the most minor edit which is starting to become a tad irritating. As such I was wondering if I might be able to have an exemption from the puzzle. Thank you for your time, Ruethgar.

Hi Ruethgar, thank you for the contact. Your request is completely appropriate. I have added you to the exemption list---please let me know if you continue to have to perform the puzzle. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:16, 6 October 2014 (MDT)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

This is chickenbutt935, please exempt my puzzle, I need to get to my next class. thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chickenbutt935 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

Would you have any ability to enact these ideas?[edit]

Hi, dear Bluey, Blu-blu, Dragon o' the Sea. I really need an informal name to call you by.
There's been a whole bunch of conversation at User talk:Green Dragon#Homebrew Reputation about doing mass messin' about with the articles that be. There are two ideas in particular I was wondering if you'd have any idea as to how to achieve them:
One was lil' template notice things showing up on homebrew articles. (Presumably it'd apply to all articles with Category:User, or some similar means of discerning homebrew stuff).
Secondly was the idea of moving all Articles with, e.g. (Xe Trait) to (Xe Homebrew Trait). Obviously this is like 20,000 articles so it's kind of a big scary idea that would have to be automated.
I think maybe I could auto-do these with a lot of silly code and like 10 months of running it non-stop, but if you have any ideas as to whether these would be achievable through practical means, I would most appreciate your input. Thanks kindly. --SgtLion (talk) 14:59, 5 November 2014 (MST)
Oh, and as a side note. If you could implement a PFSRD namespace, or point me in the right direction to do it, I'd be most thankful~ --SgtLion (talk) 15:49, 7 November 2014 (MST)
This should be fixed! Let me know if you run into any issues. — Blue Dragon (talk) 17:29, 13 November 2014 (MST)
Yeah, okay. Since we seem unable to properly implement, like, uh, any, of the ideas at Talk:Meta Pages#Homebrew Noticeability/User_Talk:Green_Dragon#Homebrew Reputation, I beseech assistance in any ideas from you that any of the proposed solutions could be implemented. Thanks kindly. --SgtLion (talk) 06:57, 12 November 2014 (MST)
Hi SgtLion, sorry for the late reply, I've been pretty busy. The sidebar/banner change would be very easy, it would only take a few minutes. Placing a homebrew banner on every page would also not take very long, especially because I could bypass much of MediaWiki and make the changes directly (while preserving history / etc) in the database. Does this help? Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 17:07, 13 November 2014 (MST)
Hey no worries with that time shiz y'nah. I have no idea what the backend of the wiki looks like, so I ain't know what you can do in comparison to my measly abilities, or GD's. That's all super helpful and y'done a nice job on the sidebar note thingy, thank you <3 And thanks yet again for the namespace <3<3 --SgtLion (talk) 08:34, 14 November 2014 (MST)

Request for Puzzle Exemption[edit]

Greetings and salutations, Blue Dragon. I respectfully request clearance to resume adding pages to this wiki. Specifically, in the near future, I intend to expand discussion on Break (3.5e Spell), and to create two new melee combat feats for spear-wielders.--Sir Dinadan (talk) 12:25, 24 November 2014 (MST)

Hello Sir Dinadan, thank you for information. You should now have an exemption from performing the proof of work. Please let me know if you continue to run into it! Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:26, 25 November 2014 (MST)

Can't get past captchas to create account[edit]

Just created "Lapine" 5e race but cannot get past captchas to create an account. Always tells me they are wrong.

Hello, I've made an exception for your IP address for the puzzle. Please let me know if you continue to have problems with the captcha. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 06:26, 2 February 2015 (MST)

svg thumnails[edit]

Hi Blue Dragon, I recently uploaded an svg file

It seems that the wiki can't generate a thumbnail for it (File:Dungeonpassagechamber.svg), but what's curious is that it did render a preview for it on the upload page. I wonder if you could look into installing the convert command for this file type, thanks. Marasmusine (talk) 16:24, 22 February 2015 (MST)

Hi Marasmusine, thanks for calling this to my attention. convert should now be installed---please let me know if it continues to be a problem. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 13:41, 24 February 2015 (MST)
That worked a treat. Marasmusine (talk) 14:56, 24 February 2015 (MST)
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