User talk:Blue Dragon

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Something Broke, Again[edit]

Hi BD, this appears to be an issue again. I've also noticed that full URLs now have this weird space in front of them, like this, including external links which display as something other than a URL. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 17:35, 9 February 2021 (MST)

I think I got it this time. Can you let me know if it's still a problem? (You may need to clear your browser for that page to fully check.) Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 09:35, 11 February 2021 (MST)

I cant get through your spam protection thing. It simply doesnt work . Please fix it

Apothecary (5e Class)[edit]

Good day, BD, I'd like to formally ask if you could perhaps be able to verify and lock the Apothecary homebrew class I've made on this link: Much love -Liebe

Re:Apothecary Class[edit]

Hello BD!

Good day I'd like to formally ask if you could perhaps be able to verify and lock the Apothecary homebrew class I've made on this link: Much love I've added the necessary missing parts of it needed Much love-Liebe

Hi Liebestraume; Blue Dragon generally handles the technical side of the wiki nowadays; you'd probably be better off asking another admin about this. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 12:20, 8 May 2021 (MDT)

Create account problems[edit]

Hello, it seems you get this a lot so I don't want to waste too much of your time. My computer cannot complete the puzzle to create an account. I've never seen this type of puzzle before so idk what I'm supposed to do. I hit the button and it says a certain amount of time it took to complete and then when I click create account it says the puzzle was invalid. Edit: I tried again at a later time and the puzzle worked.

Undeletable Category[edit]

Hi BD, please have a look at User talk:Green Dragon#Undeletable Category. Thanks <3 — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 17:38, 30 April 2021 (MDT)

Got it, thanks for letting me know! — Blue Dragon (talk) 07:59, 1 May 2021 (MDT)

Hi BD, can you give the same treatment to Category:Path of War Tank (5e Subclass) please? — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:24, 24 June 2021 (MDT)


  I have a question about bees. What is the market price for a bee hive(w/bees)?

I would also like to know the market price of a bee hive. Redrum

Fatal Error[edit]

Hi BD, please have a look at User talk:Green Dragon#Fatal Error; it's rather urgent. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 14:05, 4 July 2021 (MDT)

Thanks for the report! I did a rather large upgrade today and changed a few things, including putting in a new spam detection system. Hopefully I can get these issues figured out soon. Can you share me a specific page that is not working at the moment? Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 14:09, 4 July 2021 (MDT)
Weeb (5e Class) is one example. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 14:16, 4 July 2021 (MDT)
Thanks. I think I got that issue. Please let me know if you run into others! — Blue Dragon (talk) 14:24, 4 July 2021 (MDT)
Thanks, appears to be working good now. Out of interest, what caused this? — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 14:35, 4 July 2021 (MDT)
Hey BD, not sure if this is a related problem with the update, but the entire abandoned section's DPLs seem to malfunction now.--Yanied (talk) 21:33, 4 July 2021 (MDT)
Thanks! I moved to DPL3 from DPL2/ThirdParty, which seems to be unmaintained now. This may cause some other issues on the wiki, so please let me know if you see anything else strange. — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:46, 5 July 2021 (MDT)
The AutoAnchor extension wasn't compatible with the latest version of MediaWiki. I went ahead and cleaned it up, so it should hopefully work now. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:46, 5 July 2021 (MDT)
Hate to keep bothering you but this seems to be connected. Pages like 5e Subclasses are now formatted MUCH differently, and almost every page using a DPL now has a new weird category(even the main page). I hate to point fingers but I don't really know how else this could've happened. So, if I might, what's the deal here? --SwankyPants (talk) 19:22, 5 July 2021 (MDT)
SwankyPants refers specifically to Category:Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, which was a category that already existed but was previously hidden, and now has become unhidden somehow. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 20:46, 5 July 2021 (MDT)
Is it possible to do this with DPL3 instead? If so, we should try to get everything working for DPL3 as it is maintained, faster, and works with the latest version of MediaWiki. Alternatively, if someone wants to fix DPL/ThirdParty to work with the latest version of MediaWiki, we could go down that route instead. See actor migration issues and substitution issues. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 05:20, 6 July 2021 (MDT)
I have figured out the alphabetical order sorting. |order=ascending needs to be replaced with |ordermethod=sortkey. I am still trying to figure out how to make the columns work. --Green Dragon (talk) 13:54, 9 July 2021 (MDT)
It looks like columns is currently bugged(as seen here). The work around for dpls seems to use css to make the output come out in a certain amount of columns like I have done on Template:Subclass List or shown on the link above. As it currently stands, I am unsure whether the all the dpls on the wiki that had columns should be changed or whether we should wait for an update to fix this issue for us. Either way, I hope this info is of some help.--Blobby383b (talk) 16:08, 9 July 2021 (MDT)
I imagine the something with namespaces is bugged too, or why is {{dab}} showing all the 3.5e and 5e SRD pages?
That thread for the columns is over 2 years old, so maybe we should go through all the dpl pages and fix what we can. Does anyone have another work around, or information on when this will be patched? --Green Dragon (talk) 13:04, 12 July 2021 (MDT)
It does seem like several dpls in general are bugged now, though I have managed to fix {{dab}}. Seeing as more dpls than just the {{Subclass List}} have issues and it has been quite awhile since the issues have been raised but not fixed, it seeming like you are right that we should find and fix what we can.--Blobby383b (talk) 13:51, 13 July 2021 (MDT)
Please let me know if it is fixed now. — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:11, 15 July 2021 (MDT)
The primary issues facing most dpls on the site seem to fixed, which I am very thankful for. Dpls sort alphabetically again and can have columns. As of right now, the only other issue I still see are that dpls with |includematch= are not working like they have before the update (see 5e Third Spellcasting Classes as an example). Instead of limiting the output of pages, it appears |includematch= is making |include= only work on pages that meet whatever is put into |includematch=.--Blobby383b (talk) 17:53, 16 July 2021 (MDT)
Thanks for the detailed information. I implemented what should be a solution, for at least some of the list outputs. Can you verify it works? Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:22, 20 July 2021 (MDT)
All of the pages that use |includematch= seem to be working now, so it seems your solution worked. I thank you for again going the extra mile to fix these problems. For now though, I hope everything works, but I will be sure to keep a lookout for other problems that may have cropped up with the wiki's upgrade.--Blobby383b (talk) 12:40, 21 July 2021 (MDT)

Something Broke Again[edit]

Hello there again blue dragon, I was messaged by an anonymous user that they were unable to both create a page on the wiki and create an account on the wiki. I am unsure if the captcha is acting up again, or if there is some other issues, but I just wanted to let you know there is a problem. Thanks, --Blobby383b (talk) 20:04, 26 September 2021 (MDT)

Hi Blobby383b, I just tested it and it appears to be working. It might be that they are using an older browser. In that case, can you help let me know their IP address and I'll make an exception for them? Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 09:34, 1 October 2021 (MDT)
They tried Chrome and Edge, and specifically when they tried to create an account and clicked "Click Here", it simply changed to say user accepted(without a captcha/popup/ect. actually happening). Meanwhile, when they clicked the button to create an account page, they were unable to and "incorrect or missing CAPTCHA" showed up. In order to resolve their issues, they messaged me on discord and I hopped in a call with them. In the end, I created an account for them and they were sent their password.--Blobby383b (talk) 15:11, 1 October 2021 (MDT)
I'm glad you were able to resolve the problem for them. I just tested creating two accounts, both on Firefox and Chrome, and it passed the captcha system both times. The expected behavior is to simply click a button and have it report user accepted, without any popup or other activity. It appears to be working for me. If they or you can find more details about it, I'll be happy to debug further. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:35, 1 October 2021 (MDT)
I did inquire, and in the end, they were unsure why there were issues with the Captcha. If I get further info I will inform you, but as of right now, it does not look like we have any more info to work off of.--Blobby383b (talk) 20:35, 7 October 2021 (MDT)

Broken User Page[edit]

My user page broke recently. Was working fine beforehand. Mind taking a look? --Lavie (talk) 17:23, 10 October 2021 (MDT)

Okay, not just my page. Also Apothecary, Dark Knight, Variant, and Psychic. Might want to check pages that use a lot of SRD spells. --Lavie (talk) 17:29, 10 October 2021 (MDT)

The maxloops extension seems to be limiting the amount of times the {{5e|}} template can be used on a page, or something.--Yanied (talk) 20:51, 11 October 2021 (MDT)
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It should be fixed now. Please let me know if you're still having issues. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:14, 13 October 2021 (MDT)
Yup, definitely fixed. Thanks! --Lavie (talk) 18:25, 13 October 2021 (MDT)

Main Page Featured Articles Display[edit]

Hey BD, I thought for sure someone already brought this up but the usual convenient scroller on the main page for FAs is kaput. As it is, there is only one static page being shown from the FA list (no image either). A new FA added shows up entirely blank. I'm not entirely sure it's all backend but the scroller thing definitely is. Might have changed with the update. Thanks.--Yanied (talk) 22:53, 31 October 2021 (MDT)

Yeah, the featured article slideshow on the main page is having issues showing the synopsis for the feature article page. This is guesswork, but do you believe these issues are arising from an extension we are using? I don't recall exactly what extensions the wiki is using, but if we are using this extension perhaps the issue arose because of that and could be fixed by changing to a dpl extension that supports more recent versions of mediawiki? Either way, I hope you are able to figure out went wrong and are able to fix the issue. Thanks again for the help, --Blobby383b (talk) 23:10, 31 October 2021 (MDT)

Moving Pages[edit]

Hello, and good evening. Recently, it appears that the possibility for users to move articles have been removed. The intention, from what i heard, was to prevent that user pages were moved, but all articles seemed to have received the same lock. Is there a way to remove this restriction, to allow the fixing and modifications of pages on the wiki by users? Anastacio (talk) 11:04, 24 January 2022 (MST)

Yes, confirm your email address and you should be able to move pages. — Blue Dragon (talk) 11:14, 24 January 2022 (MST)
Thank you for the rapid answer. Anastacio (talk) 11:19, 24 January 2022 (MST)

Capability of Hiding Section Headings in ToC[edit]

Greetings BD. For a few years now I have have had occasional run-ins with a bit of an annoying problem. When placing a 5e creature template into a larger page, for example, when a homebrew class, quest or module requires a unique statblock, the section headings in the template tend to mess up the table of contents for the page. I've done research into several potential fixes for this, but it seems none are without some pain.

  1. The obvious fix is to change or create a version of Template:5e_Creature without section headings. That is what I initially thought the purpose of Template:5e_Creature_NI was, but no. However, section headings in creature templates are still incredibly useful (especially in large statblocks) to be able to quickly hyperlink to or jump to the various actions, bonus actions, legendary actions, etc. of a creature.
  2. What existing pages do to get around this problem is to either ignore it or hide the table of contents using NOTOC or otherwise. However, longer pages that do so like Forge (5e Environment) could definitely benefit from having a table of contents.
  3. The third solution (and the one I am inquiring about) is to simply find a way to exclude section headings from appearing in a table of contents. However, while this would be convenient for users, my research lead me to this section of this page and I learned that actually implementing a way for it to be possible is easier said than done (although still possible), and also far above any capacity I have as a user to do.

So, of course, I am posting here and wondering if you'd be willing to take a look into it, considering you handle the technical aspects of dandwiki. --ZarHakkar (talk) 21:31, 6 February 2024 (MST)

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