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how to register[edit]

I've read all the FAQs but none of them actually tell you where to go to register, and I can't find a link anywhere on the site

Account creation has been temporarily disabled due to excessive spam. Check back in a few days. — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 10:54, 22 April 2018 (MDT)
It should be working now. Please let me know if you have any problems registering. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 13:30, 23 April 2018 (MDT)
I had a bug in the system, and it was not working. It should be working as of today. Please try again and let me know if you cannot register an account. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 11:08, 29 April 2018 (MDT)

Can't register[edit]

Hey i have just recently tried to register but like the last person the puzzle doesnt make any sense as the question is a bunch of letters and numbers mixed, then the answer just comes up with numbers. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎199.247.249.187 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

The puzzle is for your computer to solve, not you. I'm not exactly sure what the puzzle does, but all you need to do is click the button that says "Begin Puzzle Search." I hope this helps. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 17:44, 24 February 2018 (MST)

Free D&D Wiki Email[edit]

Hey, BD, I know it's been over 11 years, but is that offer still running for a free @dandwiki.com email address?--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 16:09, 5 March 2018 (MST)

I am interested in this as well. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 16:27, 5 March 2018 (MST)
It is! I'll try to get something setup this weekend and talk to GD about it. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 07:10, 6 March 2018 (MST)
Hi BD, any updates on this? — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 16:31, 6 April 2018 (MDT)
I'd also be interested in this. Thanks. --ConcealedLightThis user is an administrator (talk) 11:34, 22 April 2018 (MDT)
Hi BD, any updates on this? — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 22:38, 14 May 2018 (MDT)

Recaptcha not working[edit]

The recaptcha isn't working properly and I cannot create an account. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:245:8000:865b:51ce:811f:1ec0:fe16 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

It will work until the end of this month; you just have to "refresh" it to get rid of the warning (click the "request new CAPTCHA" button). Arlo James Barnes (talk) 17:05, 21 March 2018 (MDT)

Lock Request[edit]

Hey, I was hoping to have a certain page locked because I believe it's done. Some think the AC doesn't make sense, but I feel that because it's a legendary item, and AC is is the main point of the armor in my opinion. It's titled Grand Raven Armor, and it's based off the Grand King Armor. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gideonapathetic (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

Hi Gideonapathetic; BD generally handles the technical side of the wiki nowadays; you might be better off asking another admin (linking to the page you want locked would also be helpful). — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 23:37, 16 March 2018 (MDT)
Thanks for the response Geodude671, that's right. Please ask another admin! — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:39, 17 March 2018 (MDT)

Not Receiving Verification Email[edit]

You know I hate to bother you, BD, but I tried changing my D&D Wiki email address and I'm not getting the verification email. I tried having it resent, but it's been over a day and I still haven't gotten it. I checked that I put the correct email and checked my spam folder and all. Any chance you know what's going on and how to fix it? Thanks in advance, regardless <3 --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 07:43, 25 March 2018 (MDT)

Hi GamerAim, thank you for bringing this to my attention! It appears that our email sending system has been put on a blacklist by Microsoft. I filled out a form for them to review that decision and take us off the blacklist. Hopefully this will be resolved soon. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:54, 25 March 2018 (MDT)
It worked! Thanks :) --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 12:38, 27 March 2018 (MDT)

Your reCAPTCHA machine broke.[edit]

Sorry for my terrible joke, but while trying to make an account I'm getting a "V1 (version 1) SHUTDOWN ON 2018-3-31 Direct site owners to g.co/recaptcha/upgrade With this I can't sign up, Even if I let my computer solve the puzzle under it. Thank you in advance as you solve this. -Stillnextdoor or robertwhateve@gmail.com

Hi, thanks for reporting this. I have moved to the new ReCaptcha system, but haven't yet included our custom PoW puzzle. At least new account creation should be possible now. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 06:39, 7 April 2018 (MDT)

I'm looking for some help.[edit]

I don't know how these talk pages work but if I check the stay logged in box it will log me out anyway as soon as I close the browser. Is it supposed to do that? Or is something wrong with it or with my pc? Like I can log in so there isn't really a problem, I just figured I'd ask an admin.

thanks in advance

-artsy

Double-check that your browser has cookies enabled and see if that fixes your issue. If that doesn't work see User talk:Blue Dragon/Archive 7#Kydo and see if that helps. — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 22:22, 6 April 2018 (MDT)

Middle Finger of Vecna Unauthorized Content[edit]

To whom it may concern,

I'm the creator and editor of Mage Hand Press and Middle Finger of Vecna, and it has come to my attention that some of our content has been used on your site without permission. This dvati race gives attribution, but did not gain permission to adapt our material or copy any descriptive text. Thankfully, this is the first (and only) issue that's come to my attention.

Thank you for your time, Mike, The Finger of Vecna —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:1700:f4e0:a70:fd66:10d9:c230:e066 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts!

It's a shame to delete the nice work done on it, but ah well. I've deleted the page, and informed the user who copied the class and made the changes. Do let us know if it happens again. --SgtLion (talk) 03:33, 12 April 2018 (MDT)

Spambots and Mobile friendliness[edit]

Heyo BD, got a twofer today. We've been having another upsurge of spambots lately, and you're usually the guy who knows the sneak hit fix to those issues - Any ideas? As for point two - I noticed earlier that dandwiki doesn't seem to be mobile friendly (and, in my experience, MediaWikis are mobile friendly by default); Is this just me, or is the custom theme causin' it, or what? Bof~ --SgtLion (talk) 17:43, 17 April 2018 (MDT)

The spam getting really tiring now. Can we temporarily prevent new accounts being made? Marasmusine (talk) 09:55, 19 April 2018 (MDT)

Thanks for the suggestion. I temporarily disabled new account creation until I can get my old spam prevention system migrated to the new recaptcha library. With respect to the mobile friendliness, it is indeed the custom theme. It seems about time to move to a new theme and a modern version of MediaWiki. If there are any takers for making a new vector-based MW theme, that could really help. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 10:12, 19 April 2018 (MDT)
I just want to note that I use the wiki on mobile all the time and never noticed an issue with the site being particularly mobile unfriendly. — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 10:33, 19 April 2018 (MDT)
Well, a wikipedia-esque mobile friendliness is what I'm talking about, not having to faff about panning and zooming and text line width adjusting to screen size, and the whole lot. Makes it a lot easier to jump through and read articles and whatevs, especially on smaller screens. Cheers for getting to the spam, BD. --SgtLion (talk) 15:36, 19 April 2018 (MDT)
As a frequent mobile user, this would be most appreciated! BigShotFancyMan (talk) 11:28, 27 April 2018 (MDT)

Prenamespace, otherwise invalid pages[edit]

Hey again, BD - I'm really not trying to bother you, honestly. Just a lil' one, that again only ye with backend might be able to sort for me. My bot was going through redirects and encountered an unexpected page error, the one in question being OGC:necromancy_Spells. Not OGC:Necromancy Spells with the capital N, but lower case n.

Unsuprisingly, not being a redirect at all, this confuses my bot greatly. My theory goes that OGC:necromancy_Spells was created before OGC was made a namespace, and so the page still hides in the SQL, but is inaccessible now because the first letter of page names is automatically interpreted to be a capital letter and we can only see OGC:Necromancy_Spells. Anyway, not at all an urgent issue, but could you fix this, when you got a moment? --SgtLion (talk) 05:49, 27 April 2018 (MDT)

I have now sorted this by deleting the page straight from the SQL database, by mine own hand. <3 --SgtLion (talk) 10:30, 16 May 2018 (MDT)
Wonderful, thank you!! — Blue Dragon (talk) 11:36, 16 May 2018 (MDT)
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