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In addition, past discussions from the Administrator Noticeboard can be found at:

  • AN Archives — Lists all of the past discussions from the Administrator Noticeboard, including major discussions, chronological archives, and previous requests for administrator, bureaucrat, or server access.

Username Change Request (Ganynn)[edit]

Hello UESP team! I would like to request a name change for my wiki account from “Pauper” to “Ganynn”. Cheers! — Unsigned comment by Ganynn (talkcontribs) at 05:59 on 4 January 2021‎

Done! Robin Hood(talk) 07:04, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Making an account[edit]

I've tried to make an account for 2 days and everytime i do it says "Visitors to this wiki using your IP address have created 1 account in the last day, which is the maximum allowed in this time period. As a result, visitors using this IP address cannot create any more accounts at the moment" But i've never even visited this site before. Is there any way i can fix this? — Unsigned comment by 78.20.51.237 (talk) at 23:32 on 22 January 2021 (UTC)

ESO Flames of Ambition PTS Release (Update 29)[edit]

  • uespLog -- Existing does not work due to change of CP system. You can download the latest update from GitHub here which is usable (not all features work, make sure to turn off character data collection with /ucd off and custom stats off with /uespcustomstats off).
  • File Uploads -- Done!
  • Champion Points -- Mostly Done! The rough new system is in place but needs further testing and tweaks.
  • Skills -- Done!
  • Skill Coefficients -- Done!
  • Items -- Done (not checked)!
  • Icons -- Updated!
  • Maps -- Done! Zone icons and entrance map have been setup. Further maps need to be linked and locations added.
  • Build Editor -- Mostly updated...

-- Daveh (talk) 18:03, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Username Change (3)[edit]

Hi all! I wanted to see if it was possible for the administrators to help me change my username to my updated handle (From "YoungPalpatine" to "PalpFiction"). I greatly appreciate the time you're taking :) — Unsigned comment by PalpFiction (talkcontribs) at 19:06 on 31 January 2021

With no significant edits, the usual recommendation is to just create a new account, but I went ahead and renamed it anyway. Robin Hood(talk) 20:09, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Disciplinary Actions Against AKB[edit]

This post is to inform everyone that disciplinary actions have been taken against User:Alpha_Kenny_Buddy today for a variety of serious and unacceptable behavior he's shown towards several of the UESP staff. Due to a pattern of this sort of behavior over the years I've decided to de-admin him on all UESP platforms. We will continue to work on the social media side of the site and if he wishes to become an admin again it will be a community decision based on his behavior.

We do not tolerate any sort of harassment by our staff (official or otherwise) towards other staff or users of the site. In any large organization such as UESP there will always be conflicts of choices and personality but we expect everyone to treat each other with mutual respect and deal with disagreements in a polite manner. Any issues with staff/admin should be directed to other admins or myself. -- Daveh (talk) 15:58, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

This is the first I am hearing about any recent complaints and this action comes as quite a shock to me personally. I have never had concerns about AKB's performance as a wiki admin and would be happy to support a re-nomination provided these private matters are settled in a satisfactory manner. —⁠Legoless (talk) 18:26, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
I would like to formally apologize to any user who has felt victimized by me in any capacity. I have never intended to make anyone feel worse for their time on the UESP, and I hope we can someday reach a point where we can have an amicable relationship. I hope I can reestablish the faith that has been lost in me, and return as an administrator with your support in due time. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 18:32, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Request for Adminship: MolagBallet[edit]

Our Request for Adminship (RfA) process is based on Wikipedia's policy. An editor, when nominated, accepts and answers questions, which can be asked by any registered editor. Votes and comments can also be left by any registered editor. Daveh makes the call, based upon the community's consensus, after about a week.
Consensus: Support. Fully supported by all participants. --Ilaro (talk) 15:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Note: Moved to User:MolagBallet/RfA per completion of nomination. Jeancey (talk) 18:59, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

ESO Flames of Ambition Release (Update 29)[edit]

  • uespLog -- Updated to v2.60.
  • File Uploads -- Done!
  • Skills - Done!
  • CP - Done!
  • Skill Coef - Done and checked!
  • Icons/Images - Done!
  • Items - Done!
  • Maps - Done!
  • Achievements -- Done!
  • Collectibles -- Done!
  • Book Data -- Done!
  • Recipe Data -- Done!
  • API -- Done!

-- Daveh (talk) 16:04, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for Adminship: Imperialbattlespire[edit]

Our Request for Adminship (RfA) process is based on Wikipedia's policy. An editor, when nominated, accepts and answers questions, which can be asked by any registered editor. Votes and comments can also be left by any registered editor. Daveh makes the call, based upon the community's consensus, after about a week.
Consensus: Support. Supported 8:6, final decision made by Dave. Moved to User:ImperialBattlespire/RfA per completion of nomination. Robin Hood(talk) 23:21, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Youtubers Using UESP content[edit]

I do not desire to have content taken down, but what is the stance on Youtubers using UESP without citing? Camelworks' latest video uses UESP for information, pictures from lore Umbra' Keth, and animations from the gamespace section at this timestamp, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryjNBM09CgA&t=1316s, even going as far as quoting a bit from UESP with "demonic webbed feet" (24:17) from his lore page. Other Youtubers do similar things, but a shoutout in their description should take only about 20 seconds to type.Zebendal (talk) 00:00, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

See UESPWiki:Copyright and Ownership - we require attribution. Not very much we can do if YouTubers refuse to give credit however. —⁠Legoless (talk) 10:31, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Spammer[edit]

See user contributions of Yaniz. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 13:42, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Username Change[edit]

Hi, I wanted to change my nickname to Drogbar512. Thanks — Unsigned comment by Ivan999 9 (talkcontribs) on 3 April 2021

Since you have no other edits apart from this, you can just start a new account. Robin Hood(talk) 23:10, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
I have builds for the characters, I would like to keep them. -— Unsigned comment by Ivan999 9 (talkcontribs) at 23:56 on 3 April 2021
Hadn't thought of that. I'm not sure if they'll transfer over or not, so I've done the rename; let us know if it worked or not. Robin Hood(talk) 00:03, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
I lost the right to edit the builds I created and they did not transfer to the new nickname — Unsigned comment by Drogbar512 (talkcontribs) at 00:08 on 4 April 2021‎
I didn't consider wiki user name changes with the character/build data. I manually transferred your builds to your new username. Let me know if that works or not. -- Daveh (talk) 00:25, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, it works. — Unsigned comment by Drogbar512 (talkcontribs) at 00:33 on 4 April 2021

Youtube link[edit]

I'd like to copy the link in reference UOL 3 from Lore:Summerset Isle to the UOL 1 cite I've added at Lore:Altmer but the link is caught in the spam filter—would appreciate any help. —SeferZohar (talk) 14:32, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

That was blocked even for admins and I had to track down where it was coming from. Got it now, so in the future you should only get a warning rather than being prevented from adding it altogether. Robin Hood(talk) 18:02, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

Hello ! Is it possible to change my name to "Aerymus Damaco"? I finally decided what my scribe name should be !

Thanks — Unsigned comment by Umbricus Saxula (talkcontribs) at 11:39 on 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Done, although if you don't have any edits or ESO builds, which it looks like you don't, it would've been faster just to create a new account. Robin Hood(talk) 20:50, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Repeal of Interaction Ban[edit]

I was reminded earlier today that AKB and I are still officially under an Interaction Ban. In reality, however, we've been ignoring that ban for quite some time now, at first for wiki business only, but that eventually led to us being on good terms. Neither our rules nor Wikipedia's clearly cover what to do in this event, but a community appeal seems the closest thing, so in that spirit, I'm posting to ask that the community declare the interaction ban officially over. Robin Hood(talk) 13:49, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

I support the above request. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 13:52, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
If both sides are in agreement I'd say the matter is concluded. ☑Yes Repealed. —⁠Legoless (talk) 19:03, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

ESO Blackwood PTS Release (Update 30)[edit]

  • uespLog -- Most functions seem to work (error in CP dump code due to removed functions)
  • File Uploads -- Done!
  • Champion Points -- Done!
  • Skills -- Done!
  • Skill Coefficients -- Done (needs to be double checked especially with all the patch changes and the new skill tooltip system)
  • Items -- Done!
  • Icons -- Done!
  • Maps -- Map images added and Blackwood added on world map (other locations need to be added and linked).
  • Build Editor --

-- Daveh (talk) 13:46, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Files uploaded for third PTS patch 7.0.2. -- Daveh (talk) 12:46, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Email address change issues[edit]

Hi. I have changed the email address on my account; however, after about half an hour, I still have not received a message at the updated email address, to confirm the address. Does it usually take this long? I have checked spam and deleted items/trash folders, but it's not there. Thanks in advance for any assistance in this matter Sigshane (talk) 10:33, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

We've had some trouble with certain providers incorrectly tagging us as spam before. If you can just send me a personal e-mail from the new account to robinhood70@live.ca, I can force the wiki to verify it manually. Robin Hood(talk) 13:37, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Item Link template embedded in ESO Alliances template not working[edit]

There appears to be a problem with nesting Item Link templates inside of the ESO Alliances template. Whatever is included in the Item Link template does not appear. The alliance icon and any other text appears properly. This problem can be seen on the Provisioner Writ and the Chefs pages. Fiwiji (talk) 19:27, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know! It's an ugly fix, but I've managed to find a way around the problem. Let us know if there are any further issues. Robin Hood(talk) 22:03, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

ESO SKill Notes template needs update[edit]

The current ESO SKill Notes template says skill values are based on Max Mag/Stam of 7958, Max Health of 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage of 1037. The current base values are Max Mag/Stam of 12000, Max Health of 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage of 1000.

Also, Where should the Icon-notice.png appear on the skill page? Is there a template for it or do I just link to the image? I think many skills will need this when Update 30 comes out. Fiwiji (talk) 23:36, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

I've sent a message to some of our patrollers to get them to update the ESO Skill Notes values. I don't play ESO myself, so I try to avoid making that sort of change.
As far as the icon goes, the Online Skill Link template will automatically take care of updating the numbers as needed, so you don't have to do anything at all. It'll appear next to the name of the skill or, if you're looking on the skill page itself, there'll be a large banner at the top saying that it's out of date (although the banner doesn't use the icon). If you want to see an example of the icon for yourself, just go to {{Online Skill Link/Doc}} and change the example (making sure you're editing the one outside the <pre> tags) to add |update=27. When you do a show preview, it'll show you the icon. Robin Hood(talk) 17:49, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

I can't edit the bot request page[edit]

Admins,

I tried to add a request to the bot request page just now, but it was disallowed. I thought maybe the filter objected to the two links I had in my first version; they were the full URLs to a couple of the UESP maps, rather than using the MapLink template. I edited my request to change those two links to use the MapLink template and tried again, but now I'm b& on that page for good.

Is there some way I can be allowed to edit that page again?

Thanks! 73.3.58.200 06:03, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

It was actually the size of your edit that was the problem, rather than the content itself. Since you're an IP address, and most of our spam comes from IP addresses posting either in User space or Project(=UESPWiki) space, you got hit. If you'd broken up your edit into smaller chunks, it probably would've gone through (unless you'd gotten hit by other filters, like the ones you'd suspected). I've recovered the text and re-posted it for you.
As far as the issue itself, I've pinged the site owner, who's the one that created that code. Whenever I hear back from him, I'll reply on the Bot Requests page itself, where the original post is, although I suspect it'll actually just be a template change. Robin Hood(talk) 16:07, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Aha! I compared the size of my attempted edit (about the map search links) to my previous edits that *did* go through (about the Nuisance Beast and Restoration Chest links), so now I have an idea of about where the size limit is. I will attempt to make less-wordy single edits, or a series of edits, if I edit something in that space in the future. Thanks for your help! 73.3.58.200 05:31, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

ESO Blackwood Release (Update 30)[edit]

  • uespLog -- Updated to v2.70.
  • File Uploads -- Done!
  • Skills - Done!
  • CP - Done!
  • Skill Coef - Done and checked!
  • Icons/Images - Updated!
  • Items - In progress...
  • Maps - Added 5 new maps added since first PTS.
  • Achievements -- Done!
  • Collectibles -- Done!
  • Book Data -- Done!
  • Recipe Data -- Done!
  • API -- Done!

-- Daveh (talk) 13:08, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Online:DLC subpage moves[edit]

I fully agree with the Online:DLC subpage moves. It was discussed at the time of the initial subpaging, but as I recall, some of the pages were in use as landing pages, others were redirects, etc. If this has all been addressed, it makes sense to move them. BUT, please leave the redirects from the moves in place! Templates thrive on consistency, so it's a much better design to leave the templates pointing at the subpages and getting redirected from there than to have to write the templates to handle the fact that some of the templates are at their regular root-space pages (i.e., Online:Dragon Bones) while others are disambiguated (i.e., Online:Blackwood (DLC)). Either that or setup new redirects at, for example, Online:Dragon Bones (DLC) so that as far as the template's concerned, they all follow the same naming pattern. Robin Hood(talk) 17:10, 10 June 2021 (UTC)