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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)
Hi BD, any updates on this? — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:47, 7 June 2018 (MDT)
Thanks for pestering me about this, sorry it has been dropped low on my todo list. I'll really try to get to it soon. Stayed tuned! Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 16:04, 7 June 2018 (MDT)
Hi everyone, email should be setup now! Feel free to check it out at Special:DDMailManagement. If we want to put a link to login to email, it will be Special:DDMailManagement?a=a. Please try it out and let me know if there are any issues. I still haven't put a spam system yet. — Blue Dragon (talk) 17:30, 22 June 2018 (MDT)
Hi everyone, any feedback? Are people interested in me enabling forwarding (I built support for it, but want to see if I can somehow route forwarded emails differently so if someone spams an account we don't get flagged for forwarding the spam). — Blue Dragon (talk) 06:00, 17 July 2018 (MDT)
Sorry I forgot to reply! Very busy. The webmail seems to be working fine on my end; much appreciated! I do not have any opinion on forwarding, as I would not likely use it, sorry. Still nice having this snazzy new D&D Wiki email :) Again, thank you so much, and I hope all is well for you <3 --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 07:24, 17 July 2018 (MDT)
I also failed to mention that I've tried this feature and am impressed and contented. I would personally be interested in enabled forwarding, so I don't have to watch yet another email account, but whatevs is easy~ I should mention I've heard from a whole bunch of users who are impressed so, thanks, BD <3 --SgtLion (talk) 07:28, 17 July 2018 (MDT)

Hey, the email not working for anyone else? I keep getting a "can't get message list" error. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 09:38, 8 November 2018 (MST)

Thanks for pointing this out. It should be fixed now. Please let me know if there are still problems. Thanks! — Blue Dragon (talk) 12:04, 8 November 2018 (MST)

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)

Why it no let me save i cant see the capthca or whatever[edit]

The captcha isn't working. I'm trying to make a new class but it wont work because captcha is being rude and not showing the word. If it works for anyone else can you pls make this a class this is what I have so far. class snipped -—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:152:4400:962a:9c70:9b02:bb55:d784 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts.

I see you've managed to make an account and create the article. Do say if have any further issues. --SgtLion (talk) 13:08, 8 June 2018 (MDT)

Lost Child[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if there was any way to get in touch with the person who created this race or if there is a way to get access to the information that is no longer displayed. While I understand that at least one person was unhappy with the information on it, I am mid campaign and was using that race with the approval of my DM. I specifically was using the page on this website and did not copy the information down anywhere else. I was really enjoying this race and would not like to have to kill it off and make a whole new character.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gomenesigh (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts.

Hi, I'm not sure what you're asking. If you're referring to the page Lost Child (5e Race), the page still exists and you can probably find the information you're looking for by trawling through that page's history (use the "history" tab at the top of the page). Otherwise, I'm not really sure how to help you. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 01:34, 23 June 2018 (MDT)
I saw on another page that an admin offered to put a page onto someone's personal user page. Can that be done for this race? For the most recent information that was public before it was deemed incomplete. I'm really not going to spend hours going through someone else's content because there is no efficient notification system for edits like this. Things have already been changed on the page and as I already said, I am in the middle of a campaign.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gomenesigh (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts.
As Geodude671 said, the page has not been deleted, and currently is not proposed for deletion. You can find an entire history of the page here, so if something has changed, find the revision nearest the date you used it. I would note that no content of the page has changed for over six months. --81.154.171.247 03:52, 23 June 2018 (MDT)

Can't create a deity[edit]

Hello, I'm trying to create a new greater god but it won't let me, even though I've done many puzzles and captcha's, it won't save or show up on the deity list, it's probably because I'm not allowed to create an account for this website until im older. But I still want to create this deity. Sorry if it's too much trouble for you, and if I'm just being ignorant and not reading the rules correctly.

Could you please go into more detail about the issues you are running into? — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:58, 28 June 2018 (MDT)
I can type in the basic information about the god, hit the save page button and it's will bring up the page with the two puzzles that I'm supposed to solve, when I've done the CAPTCHA puzzle AND the code puzzle my phone needs to solve, nothing happens. In case this was supposed to happen, I went back to the deity list and the deity I'm trying to make wasn't there. I did the process a few times and the same things happens, I don't know whether it us because I can't create an account or log in or if I've messed up something with the CAPTCHA's.
Once again, sorry if I'm still being vague about the problem. I'm not very good at explaining things.
Did you hit "save" again after solving the puzzles? Also, as far as I'm aware we don't have any age restrictions on creating an account — we don't even ask for your birthday. Unless you mean your parents or somebody else forbade you from making one? — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 20:12, 28 June 2018 (MDT)

Ok thanks, I just wanted to make sure because my parents are just really cautious on internet sites so I just wanted to make sure that sign ins weren't necessary, thank you for your help.

Site Slowness[edit]

Heya, BD. D&D Wiki has been slow today and I had an error a couple times. That might've been an isolated error, but I wanted to give you a head's up on this! It's been running great for awhile, so I hope it's nothing :) --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 18:34, 1 October 2018 (MDT)

Thanks for the heads up, I'll perform a bit of routine maintenance now. — Blue Dragon (talk) 18:57, 1 October 2018 (MDT)

Account Creation[edit]

I'm really wanting to create an account, but the captcha is getting me every time. I live at a boys home where a lot of stuff is blocked, and one of those places happens to be duckduckgo. I cant seem to find the exact answer, as 110 by itself doesnt work. I was wondering if maybe you could help me. --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.62.19.2 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts.

What's the equation? —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 07:43, 5 October 2018 (MDT)

Also, we should really find a more initiative captcha system due to the regular issues with our current one. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 07:43, 5 October 2018 (MDT)

I agree; the current captcha is quite user-unfriendly. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 08:05, 5 October 2018 (MDT)
me three. (sorry BD, not trying to gang up on ya :p) BigShotFancyMan (talk) 08:46, 5 October 2018 (MDT)
Aye, the captcha is tough. I've been trying to investigate a way to implement Google ReCaptcha that spammers don't circumvent, but it's all a big ol' hassle and not much seems to work well. I was planning to look at solutions again when I installed the security update, which I've also delayed over current events.
To the original user: You can use google to search "<first number> XOR <second number>", or simply find an XOR calculator on the web, and get the answer that way. --SgtLion (talk) 11:55, 5 October 2018 (MDT)

"Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data."[edit]

Sometimes after I try to create or edit a page I get this message and it doesn't save my edit. Why does this happen? I've never had this issue before today. Quincy (talk) 16:35, 12 October 2018 (MDT)

I'm not entirely sure why it happens, but I get that sometimes. It's saving your edit in the edit window, right? If so, re-save and it should work. I think — and SgtLion or BD can correct me on this — that it's caused by timing out. It usually happens if I've been working on a page for awhile or put my computer to sleep.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 17:09, 12 October 2018 (MDT)
Good to know. Thanks! Quincy (talk) 17:11, 12 October 2018 (MDT)

Re-implemented old Captcha[edit]

Hi BD, just an informational notice: Plus follow-up to User_talk:Blue_Dragon#Account_Creation, but posting it here on your talk page both to keep you up-to-date and more importantly so it's somewhere I know people will see when it all goes horribly wrong. In response to the complaints we've had about the new Captcha, I've recently been playing with Google's NoCaptcha and having no luck (see: multiple periods where I insta-ban bots registered during the three seconds NoCaptcha gets enabled); So instead today I've made the effort to re-implement your funderful PoW puzzle into FancyCaptcha and set the Captcha images to human do-able ones. It's been >10 minutes and we've not had nine trillion bots, so I'm hopeful that it's working well! But, time will tell.
Obviously, if anyone has trouble with it, or a slew of bots appear, please report it. Hopefully it just works wonderfully and people have an easier time registering! --SgtLion (talk) 14:34, 14 October 2018 (MDT)
Awesome, thank you!! — Blue Dragon (talk) 06:35, 6 November 2018 (MST)

Trying to sign up[edit]

Man, I have been staring at this captcha thing all day trying to figure out what the hell number I’m supposed to be XORing at DuckDuckGo, but I just am not even seeing a number. Just letters. What even is this? How do I even? My boss is staring at me. He thinks I’m slacking off. There are computers piling up. I’m starting to panic. I think my oven is on. My feet are sweating and my socks feel swampy. I want to post intentionally overpowered classes and feats, but I can’t because this captcha doesn’t make sense. The salad is Caesar. Help me!

Marc Marcvong@me.com

Ignore the help text above the captcha; it's left over from the old system and I guess the admin that implemented the new captcha forgot to remove it. Just enter into the text box what you see in the image. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 14:51, 23 October 2018 (MDT)
When I climb stairs, I do two steps up, one step back. Will sort it in the morning - As Geodude671 says, just solve it like a normal captcha. I enjoyed the descriptive experience though~ --SgtLion (talk) 16:06, 23 October 2018 (MDT)
I meant to mention - I sorted this this morning. --SgtLion (talk) 08:54, 24 October 2018 (MDT)

“Adopting” a page?[edit]

I’m pretty new to this website and I am creating a character for my friend and they wanted a ninja classed character. I found a home brew page titled Ninja (5e Class) and noticed that not only was it not finished but the page had been marked as abandoned. I think the original author of the page only partially finished the class then gave up. I deleted the “abandoned” warning thing(I think it’s called a template) and began to add and change things about the class. I was just wondering if there’s a way to make me the official author of the page? So that I can prevent others from editing it without my permission in the future? {Comment By: Dishonor0nYoCow}

Sorry pal, but dandwiki does not recognize the concept of official authorship, as we operate on a policy of consensus. Don't let that stop you from improving the page, though. Quincy (talk) 15:55, 29 October 2018 (MDT)

Oh ok, thanks for letting me know! {Comment By: Dishonor0nYoCow}

Site Slowness (again)[edit]

Hey BD, the site has been feeling pretty sluggish for the past couple days, and I've gotten numerous 400 Bad Request errors. You usually have the magic fix to things like this, so just thought I'd let you know. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 10:13, 24 November 2018 (MST)

In case it helps narrow down the problem, I haven't encountered this.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 11:24, 24 November 2018 (MST)
Normally the site pretty quick, second or two of lag but in the last few days it has been more like 12. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 05:20, 25 November 2018 (MST)
Hi Geodude671, just to narrow down the problems: have you tried another browser entirely? This may be painful, but sometimes something won't clear out of the cache, and if your account is fine in another browser a next debugging step may be to clear your browser's site data related to dandwiki.com. In some cases you actually have to clear all site data (keeping your passwords, etc.) but losing all cookies for all sites. I'll keep looking on this end for error messages related to the set of accounts experiencing problems. Thanks, — Blue Dragon (talk) 05:46, 3 December 2018 (MST)
I have discovered that the site runs perfectly fine when I open it in incognito mode, and slows to a crawl again when I log in again. I asked a couple other users who are experiencing this problem and they report the same. I really think it's something tied to my account that's causing issues, somehow.
The problems I've been having with the site have only gotten worse, to the point where I can't even browse the site while logged in. The error I am now getting is this. — Geodude671 08:27, 3 December 2018 (MST)
Did you try logging in from another browser as BD suggested? I'm not as good with this stuff as he and SgtLion are, but it's worth following through with his suggestion in case that fixes it.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 08:32, 3 December 2018 (MST)
Also, does it slow down when you log in while in incognito mode? — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:45, 3 December 2018 (MST)
Yes, it slows down immensely both in incognito mode and in another browser. 107.77.227.196 08:49, 3 December 2018 (MST)
Well, I believe this should be fixed now. I'm still digging into what exactly caused the bug. Please let me know if it continues to have problems. — Blue Dragon (talk) 08:47, 8 December 2018 (MST)
This does seem to be fixed for me. — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 08:55, 8 December 2018 (MST)
Thanks for taking the time to look into this BD. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 17:07, 8 December 2018 (MST)
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