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Locking[edit]

GP, do you think it's possible if you can lock this wiki from further editing by anons? For the past week, we've got nothing but spam and it's really annoying for everyone. They also create pages with sexual content in other languages and it takes a while for those to be deleted since there is usually no one on. It's also not a hassle to create an account. If they want to edit here so badly, they can. --FREAK ~GameGameFreak.PNGFreak~ OUT!

Well, I don't know about Greenpickle, but I check the Recent Changes every day, and anon edits catch my eye. Even if it's on pages that are rarely used, they're caught pretty quickly. As for blocking anon edits, remember that that also means that some typos or small stuff may be left unaltered. For instance, if I'm browsing a wiki and notice a typo, I'll edit the page and the change it. If, however, anon edits are disabled, I will not create an account just for a typo. The current spam edits aren't too bothersome, so I vote for leaving anon edits on, for now. If things get out of hand, I guess we could block them. {EspyoT} 13:50, 7 January 2011 (EST)
I guess so. --FREAK ~GameGameFreak.PNGFreak~ OUT!
I'm with Espyo. Wikis are about openness: look at the amount of anon. vandalism Wikipedia gets. And I'm not sure where you're getting the data to back up your claim from: anon. edits in last 7 days (I tried to get the edits starting from when you asked, but apparently MW has a bug or something. I see 4 bad edits (2 unintentional) and 4 good edits, not counting Snakeboss's when logged out.
I'll remind you that JJ, who's done a lot of work here, made a lot of edits anonymously before we convinced him to sign up - would he have, if the wiki were closed to it? GP
I'm starting to notice that the spam is becoming a bit persistent. Gamefreak75 is doing a good job on it, but it's becoming a bother. Maybe we can block anon edits for a week or so? Didn't that solve spam problems in the past? I'm not sure. {EspyoT} 19:22, 10 January 2011 (EST)
Hmm... Iunno, is it that much of a bother? Give it a few more days; if it gets worse doesn't get much better, maybe then? GP
The only thing that really, really makes me confused is that these spam edits don't make any sense. Advertising onto a website makes perfect sense. Just saying thank you for a page sounds like the work that a child with mental disorders would do. What's the profit in that? Even if the profit is to vandalize, these spam edits nowadays are hardly any bother. It's just a waste of time on the spammer's part. But I suppose we can wait a little longer to see if things calm down a bit. {EspyoT} 12:57, 12 January 2011 (EST)
Yeah, I don't get it either. Maybe they do add a URL, but MW filters it out or something? GP

I hope everyone is fine that I locked the "Talk:Queen Candypop Bud" page from anon edits for a week. No one had edited it since 2009 before the spam, and right now it's the only page being consistently spammed. Vol (Talk)

Yeah, may as well try. GP

Old link in a video[edit]

Huh, just one tiny thing. I've watched some of your YouTube videos, and the one with the [[Wollywog glitch]], http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr5ye2sX57w has a link to Pikmin wikia in the description. You should update that. {EspyoT} 12:16, 25 January 2011 (EST)

Oh, I completely forgot about those links; I've changed it and two others. GP

Enemy notes problem[edit]

There's one small detail that's going wrong with the notes template. That "{{#ifexist:{{PAGENAME}}/reel|===Reel notes=== "<em>{{/reel}}</em>"}} is trying to check for a reel page. However, the wiki still thinks it WANTS the reel page. In other words, check out the wanted pages. There are tons about <Pikmin 2 enemy>/reel. (Also, off-topic, are you still "gone away for a few days"?) {EspyoT} 10:09, 26 January 2011 (EST)

Actually, I guess that ALL nonexistent pages are being requested. Not just /reel for Pikmin 2 enemies, but /olimar for Pikmin enemies, as well as a few others. Also, User:The_Shadow_Of_Death has a link to Runescape on his page, and this user seems to have abandoned the wiki for a while. {EspyoT} 10:37, 26 January 2011 (EST)
See here, starting from post 79. And no, I'm not still away - something else I completely forgot about... GP
I see. If I recall correctly, I had a similar problem in Carmageddon Wikia. I'll try to find out what I did to fix it.
No, I used a different method that doesn't work in this case. {EspyoT} 09:46, 27 January 2011 (EST)

Spam pages[edit]

Protecting spam pages keeps them from being re-created. Vol (Talk)

Never, mind. They wouldn't use the same pages again. Vol (Talk)

Uploading images[edit]

Hello, I'm attempting to upload new images to replace older ones (you know, newer versions of the images) but when I tried to, it came up with this message: "A file with this name already exists, and cannot be overwritten. If you still want to upload your file, please go back and use a new name." Can you please remove this restriction in order for me to proceed? --RAP 00:40, 2 March 2011 (EST)

Hmm, I don't know why that'd be, since I think you have to explicitly turn it off. I'll check with Porple. GP
See the reply; you need to make a couple more edits before you can reupload files. GP

These might serve a purpose.[edit]

Piklopediaicons.png

I foresee a possible icon usage here, they are pretty good quality. Maybe for the Enemy templates next to the name above the main image? The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
I'm not sure what you (or someone else) did to the original, but the outlines got messed up. I reuploaded the original (where I found it, anyway) but without bothering to do the rearrangement you (or someone else) did (and it's also a smaller file). Also moved it from PD to fairuse, since whatever the guy who ripped it thinks he can release it as, they're copyrighted sprites from the game. As for use, that could work (I'd have to see it) - and maybe they could be useful at Piklopedia, like we did with Treasure Hoard. How complete is it (no time to check now)? GP
Sorry, I'm the one who did the rearrangement. I had a "different original" that was ripped by someone else (that was very messy), and I was doing the best I could to fix it up. As a side note, when I uploaded it on Pikmin Fanon I did not list it as in public domain. I counted the images, there are 84, whereas the Piklopedia entries only go to 81, which I'm guessing means it is completed. Right off I can see that the Queen Candypop Bud and the Glowstem are repeats. However many other repeats there are I don't know. Vol (Talk)
It does seem like a good idea to use them on the Piklopedia article. They might not work that well for enemy articles, though (even if they're put inside the infobox). We'll have to, however, separate them. {EspyoT} 06:47, 10 March 2011 (EST)
I have all of the enemies separated. The only problem is that I don't have any bosses and any plants separated, just enemies. But don't worry, I can separate them pretty quickly. About where we would put them would have to be on the Piklopedia article on the table right after or before the species name. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
Uploaded them all separately. There were 81, so they're probably all there. GP 10:38, 15 August 2011 (EDT)

Hi[edit]

Me Jello Rabbit. Seeing that there are no active bureaucrats on the Pikmin Wikia can I become a sysop there. Thank you -Jello Rabbit from Wikia.
...Don't feel like editing here instead?
...Wait, you know you have a total of 11 edits there, right? GP
Yeah, but someone has to still help the wiki and guard it from spam and vandalism. jello Rabbit. And I might edit here if I have some time willing to fo it.
Well, I don't see why not. Done. GP
Me, Jello Rabbit. My sysop powers on Pikmin Wikia is great! I am taking care of it seeing of the move here. Do you think that is great? Jello Rabbit 07:35, 7 May 2011 (EDT)
Do I think your sysop powers are great? What kind of question is that? GP
I said, "Do you think it is great that I am taking care on Pikmin Wikia during the community's inactiveness there". Jello Rabbit 07:50, 7 May 2011 (EDT)
Oh. Not particularly. GP
Why? You rather think I should have sysop powers here? Jello Rabbit 07:57, 7 May 2011 (EDT)
...Not quite. I just don't see the point in cleaning up the old wiki when everyone's moved here. GP
Even old wikis need cleanup. So... can I have the rights here too to do some cleanup on some houskeeping pages and badly named files? Jello Rabbit 08:01, 7 May 2011 (EDT)

You don't need any rights to move pages. GP

I know that. I wanted to delete some housekeeping stuff here too. I am the rollback guy on Pokemon Wikia so... just to tell you. I am new that is why I can't move pages. Jello Rabbit 08:07, 7 May 2011 (EDT)
You're not even autoconfirmed and you're asking for admin rights? GP
I am, but the sysop powers can wait. Jello Rabbit 09:31, 7 May 2011 (EDT)

Bcrat on Pikmin Wikia[edit]

Seeing that there are no active b-crats on the Pikipedia on Wikia. Think you could promote me to one there? We need a healthy wiki growing there too. Jello Rabbit 06:19, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
I don't see why we do, but sure. GP

Badges[edit]

Hi Green, I'm Blueflower999. I just joined the independent Pikipedia today. I noticed that a lot of the users have badges on their user page that says something like, "This user speaks fluent Leet" or, "This user likes Breadbugs". Can you show me how to make them? Bulbear! Blueflower999 09:51, 20 July 2011 (EDT)

The easiest way is to use Template:Userbox; see Help:Editing#Templates and inclusions for how to use templates. You can also try Category:Pikipedia userboxes for examples (edit them to see what code goes into them), but I don't think many, if any, use the template. Of course, you can just use any of those examples yourself as well, by transcluding them ({{namespace:page name}}).
...Oh, and sorry for taking so long to answer this; I was on holiday for a few days. GP 16:24, 23 July 2011 (EDT)

Thanks Greeny! Bulbear! Blueflower999 21:36, 23 July 2011 (EDT)

About your "Pikmin Weights" section[edit]

I remember wondering that too, as I played Pikmin 2 the Ship stated that Yellow Pikmin are "light" and "nimble". My guess is that the yellow Pikmin's ear acts as a sort of wing, or air catcher so it glides higher. I know that isn't right because the Pikmin "roll" in the air, but Nintendo didn't intend for the game to be exactly right. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

No more Wikia pain!![edit]

I found a code that will redirect users from the old Pikipedia on wikia to here.

if ( wgUserGroups === null || typeof( wgUserGroups ) != null && wgUserGroups.join(' ').indexOf( 'staff' ) == -1 && wgUserGroups.join(' ').indexOf( 'helper' ) == -1 && wgUserGroups.join(' ').indexOf( 'vstf' ) == -1 && wgUserGroups.join(' ').indexOf( 'sysop' ) == -1 && wgUserGroups.join(' ').indexOf( 'bureaucrat' ) == -1 ) { window.location = 'http://pikminwiki.com/wiki/' + wgPageName;

}

Put it in Pikmin Wikia's Common.JS and you'll be good to go. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
That's pretty awesome, but the guys at Wikia being the children they are, they'd notice traffic drops on that wiki immediately and would find out that script is redirecting users from their crap domain. They'd remove the script and probably ban whoever added the script from Wikia. {EspyoT} 17:33, 6 August 2011 (EDT)


I think Wikia staff don't get redirected, and they don't look at the relatively small wikis usually unless they ask for help. I doubt they would notice it, they don't seem to have on the wikia Pikmin Fanon.

SirPikmin,SIRPIKMIN.JPGYour Bold Pikmin Knight!Contributions

When we tried posting message boxes that told people we moved, they quickly noticed it and removed it. You sure they don't care now? If not, then we can put it. Alas, I can't do it either, I edit some Wikias too. Maybe we can create a quick temporary account and add it. If they ban that temp account, there'll be no loss. {EspyoT} 21:08, 6 August 2011 (EDT)
Right, but who cares if you do get banned? I'm never gonna help wikia again! It's all really their loss. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
Green edits on a couple Wikia wikis it seems, so he may care if he gets banned.

SirPikmin,SIRPIKMIN.JPGYour Bold Pikmin Knight!Contributions

Oh, well, It's his decision. A couple of wikis on wikia or more Pikipedia traffic. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
Link to page and I'll do it. Idk where it is...--Prezintenden
I would like to point out that Wikia may quite easily spot this conversation if the code is added, then ban the people who have been planning in public here. Besides, if you just create another account, they will find any other accounts which use the same IP very easily, and most proxies are banned already. Not a good idea to do it. --SnorlaxMonster 12:43, 7 August 2011 (EDT)
Indeed. We could create a new account on a public computer or something, but the fact that this convo is here is still bad. This could all be avoided if they would just stop being so proud of their shameful site. There was even a discussion [here] about one of the admins' stubbornness. {EspyoT} 13:16, 7 August 2011 (EDT)
That seems absurd. What right would they have to ban you for just thinking about something? I'd be the one who did it, and I don't plan on using my account there anymore anyway. At the very least they'd have to warn us once, and if they notice it immediately, then there's no use of trying again anyway. Really, I doubt it will cause much harm to anyone.--Prezintenden
And just because there is hardly any traffic to the old Pikipedia makes it all the more easy, like for instance, Pikmin Fanon has that code, and I put it on there a while ago. They are too busy with the wikia wikis that matter to even notice. Just put the code at the end of the Common.js on Wikia Pikipedia, simple. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

I... Don't think it worked. It's redirecting me to Special:WikiActivity. /coding extraordinaire --Prezintenden

I added the code to common.js AND common.css on Pikmin Fanon. Btw, try to get on Fanon. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

PS: I would add it to as much as I could if I were you, as that's what I did on Pikmin Fanon, and it works. Oh and you have to log out to get redirected, because of you being a admin or bureaucrat. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

It worked the first time I went on fanon, but when I went again in a new tab it stayed on the wikia site. Bleh. Does it work for anyone else? I'll leave it just to see how the staff reacts, anyway.--Prezintenden

Ok, it works for the most part. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

Not working for me. Also, common.css is a stylesheet file. common.js is a script file. That function is a Javascript function. So... Adding that to common.css is completely pointless, heh. {EspyoT} 21:05, 7 August 2011 (EDT)
It's working for me. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
It's not redirecting me. I tried clearing the cache, and then tried again logged out. No dice. {EspyoT} 20:40, 8 August 2011 (EDT)
Well, I guess we can forget about it, It doesn't do anything too big. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.
It's not working because there's some faulty code on the page, higher up (and Wikia does some silly stuff to mask it so you don't see it in an error console anywhere...). I'm not particularly for this thing, though, because of the message it sends: it only says to Wikia and the regular editors over there that we're immature.
OTOH, I don't really care about the old wiki. But I don't want my account banned. What I've done, then, is fix the error, clean up the new code 'cause I have OCD, and comment it out, then whoever wants to can uncomment it (remove /* before and */ after) to make it live. GP 05:25, 15 August 2011 (EDT)

Rename Request[edit]

Can you rename me to "Wraith"? The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

Thanks, and can I have OP for the chatroom on Pikmin Fanon's behalf? The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

...No idea who renamed you. Wait, you think you've been renamed, right? 'Cause it says Peanut64 no longer exists, and you're using Wraith. Going to sort out your old userpages?
You need to register an account on there first (do /msg nickserv help for details) - or if you have already, tell me the nick. GP 03:38, 19 August 2011 (EDT)
The nick is Wraith, but Idk how to sign in once I restart the chat. The one and only,Dwarforangebulborb.jpgPeanut64.

Hey Green.[edit]

~Crystal

... GP
Hnnnnng oh god --Prezintenden

New Spammer/Vandal (?)[edit]

Hey Green. In case you didn't notice there's a new user who's been adding weird stuff to the pages. I undid the edits; my guess is he'll keep this bad behaviour up, and if it does, well... ~PikFan23

His only edit that actually made some sense was for the remaining Pikmin type's carrying speed. Which was obvious, but didn't necessarily mean the others' 1.0 speed was implied. They aren't multipliers, we know that much, so they could have different values. But I digress. I can't understand if this is is a vandal that's mixing good-hearted edits in to blend in, or if he's just confused. — {EspyoT} 04:42, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
Oh wow, you actually think this guy is being malicious? All of those edits are obviously experiments and/or well-intentioned additions by some young kid. Not to mention that even if this were a vandal, 5 or so edits isn't exactly anything to get worked up about. GP 05:56, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

Sutera cordata[edit]

Did you know that the flower on the Pikmin heads have been confirmed to be based off the flower Sutera cordata? Wikipedia has a couple of sources confirming it, but I have stuff to do, and cannot do the big research. Can you please look into it? --74.105.210.39 17:56, 5 August 2012 (EDT)

See here. ~PikFan23
I hate to respond to an old topic, but why is Sutera cordata not a redirect? --173.70.30.225 10:58, 3 March 2013 (EST)
Because no-one thought to create it. I've done it now. GP 13:06, 5 March 2013 (EST)

[edit]

Hey Green, could you tell me how to change the font size and color for my sig, and how to add a picture to it? Los Plagas (talk)

See Help:FAQ and Help:Editing. GP 18:58, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Should we add on the Leader article that, if a leader is disbanded and you leave near an enemy, he will run away of his own accord? I'm only asking here because apparently nobody goes on the Leader talk page. Los Plagas (talk) 23:57, 30 December 2012 (EST)

I added it, check and see if you wish to change/add something. Feel free to just make simple edits like that. If somebody thinks it's not right, they'll just change it again later; there's no need to ask for permission on these trivial edits.--Prezintenden

Crystal Lucario[edit]

By the way Green, is Crystal still active? If not, is he ever coming back? After all, he actually was pretty entertaining, though I'm hesitant to say he was nice. Los Plagas (talk) 23:18, 4 January 2013 (EST)

He hasn't been on the wiki for a long time, no. GP 18:07, 5 January 2013 (EST)

Chatroom[edit]

Whenever I go to the Chatroom, it says that I've been banned from the Chatroom. I haven't said anything bad on the Chatroom, and my account Is completely normal, so I'm wondering why this happened. I don't know if you can help or not, but it thought you would be the most likely person who would be able to help me. -Los Plagas (talk)

Only one person is banned from the chatroom, and this person repeatedly impersonated other people. If this wasn't you, it was someone else in your household. GP 04:00, 6 February 2013 (EST)

Well, it wasn't me, and the only other people in my house are my parents, and I highly doubt they would not only go on this wiki, which they probably don't even know the URL to, but go to the Chatroom, and impersonate other people. And, again, I doubt they know the usernames to anybody on this wiki. And finally, once again, I am truthful in saying that I didn't do it. -Los Plagas (talk)

The ban will last for 4 more days. There really isn't any other likely explanation for the fact that this ban is affecting you. It's possible, but really unlikely, that someone else is doing this and their IP just happened to match what yours is now - but really, there's no way that's the case. And I guess there's the possibility someone else has gained unauthorised access to your computer, but you probably would've noticed that. GP 14:43, 6 February 2013 (EST)

The ban has passed, and the Chatroom now works fine. However, a couple minutes ago, I went onto the Chatroom, and one of the users kicked me out once again. I have tried to get back on, but it now says I am banned again. Do I have to wait another four days, maybe more, again? Is there any way you can unblock me? -Los Plagas (talk)

No, it's the same ban - it hasn't expired yet. There are 8 hours left. GP 05:31, 10 February 2013 (EST)

Pikmin 3 page[edit]

Is the Pikmin 3 page protected for non-autoconfirmed users? Who can edit it? There is a lot of false info on there. --SuperLuigiBros. (talk) 17:49, 7 July 2013 (EDT)

It is. If you have specific things that need immediate attention, bring it up on the talk; otherwise, you'll be autoconfirmed in no time. GP 05:45, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

Wii U[edit]

I haven't seen any talk pages where you've confirmed it, so: Do you happen to have a Wii U? Somewhat against my expectations, Europe is next to receive Pikmin 3 (and then, Australia, and finally North America... What?). You and Prezintenden, among possibly other users here, live in Europe. Do you have already have a Wii U so that you can buy Pikmin 3 and update pages with new information as quickly as possible? -Los Plagas (talk)

No, unfortunately I don't, but we'll see. I should probably mention that I might actually become (more) inactive for a while soon because of stuff. Espyo's in Europe and doesn't either. GP 13:09, 12 July 2013 (EDT)