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This page is meant to be a hub for general discussions about this wiki its use and its editing.

Feel free to use this to note wiki problems, etc. and leave messages for the community.

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Broken Image Sizing

Apparently this issue appeared after site admin updated to Mediawiki 1.6. The current workaround that I've encountered is reuploading the image with resizing problems in PNG format. (I'm not sure if GIF have this bug too) Jhonn 22:33, 7 December 2010 (CET)

After tests I confirm that all images format have this issue, I've notified this to Mamario. Now we have to wait for a answer, so some covers that I've recently updated will have this problem, please no revert these files. Jhonn 15:53, 10 December 2010 (CET)

  • Mamario fixed this. I've notified too of some images that can't be resized, and he is looking for a solution. Jhonn 13:18, 11 December 2010 (CET)
  • Alrighty everyone, I have figured it out, if your image does not resize then you add another little section at the end [[File:Rocky.jpg|300px|Rocky‎]] or in the middle [[File:Rocky.jpg|Rocky‎|300px]] just mess around with it and you'll get the image resized. ThatLuciano 20:14, 14 February 2011 (CET)


In last days this wiki was attacked by bots that was posting massive spam in the wiki pages. We could implement the ReCaptcha system, if these bots try to create accounts or try to edit wiki pages without an account, they will be permanently blocked (currently doesn't exist any bot that can bypass reCaptcha). Jhonn 14:01, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

  • ReCaptcha is already implemented for unregistered users, I noticed it yesterday when I was adding a game without being logged in. Maybe we need a better protection --Trunks 15:16, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • The issue appears to be that no captcha is used on user creation requests, enabling the captcha to be avoided if one registered an account. Kolano 16:23, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • ReCaptcha has got to be enabled on user creation since this problem is starting to get out of hand. Kolano is doing a great job with marking all the spammers and the pages for deletion, but I'm sure he's getting tired of doing this. ThatLuciano 04:08, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
  • If captcha isn't possible on User requests, in the current case a few string bans (i.e. "n a t o l i . r u") on entries would also likely do the trick.
  • ReCaptcha was already activated for anonymous page edit/creation and user creation! I added wgSpamRegex, strings like n a t o l i . r u are blocked now. Let's see if that helps --WikiAdmin 20:03, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Ho-ray, a day without further spam. Too early to declare victory, but it's at least a good sign :~) Kolano 21:45, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Ah well, it was nice while it lasted. Might want to try adding a few more Spam string bans, though it's unclear how long such will work for. Suggestions: DRUGSTOxxx, CLICK HERE TO BUY Kolano 19:51, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Another suggestion: "http://.*\.ru" which I think would take care of most of the recent spam. I hate to push for such a large ban, though there are likely few .ru domains we'd validly want to link to. My apologies to any Russian counterparts. Kolano 04:42, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Spam is back again, this time with a different template with fewer phrases valid for banning, though odd foreign URLs are there. Kolano 15:14, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Something is wrong since the reCaptcha isn't blocking these bots edition and user creation. We must find another way to block these spammers. Jhonn 16:07, 27 January 2011 (CET)


I know this wiki is very game focused, and doesn't focus on stuff like explaining emulator options. But still, some topics, like DSP-LLE, are mentioned throughout the wiki without any explanation whatsoever. So someone sees the option in the configuration list, tries to use it, error. So they search the wiki, and find nothing. They go to the main dolphin page, nothing in the FAQs or support either. If they do google searches it will lead them to the forum, but even then it's not exactly easy to find. Should this wiki have something to explain certain topics, like DSP-LLE? Even if it was just a page with a link to the forums, it could go a long way to helping users figure out how it works. Obviously I am not suggesting we explain every single option available for configuration; that would take far too much effort to do as it changes all the time, and dolphin itself does a great at explaining things usually. But it might be nice to have something on the wiki for those that need it, just to help push them in the right direction. MaJoR 20:11, 08 June 2011 (UTC)

Page Discussions

Possible fix for GameCube page

I've noticed that Mediawiki 1.6 support more templates, and apparently the GameCube list is working OK, even with all templates included. For help, I've too moved all links and references to the obsolete Ratings to the new RatingsGC, to reduce templates in use by GameCube page. Jhonn 22:33, 7 December 2010 (CET)

  • No fix, after mergering htp:// and, the server that is hosting this wiki was changed and accepted a few more templates, but the issue still occur Jhonn 16:07, 27 January 2011 (CET)

Wii List at Critical Length

It appears the Wii game list has it the critical length where the wiki is no longer able to process the number of templates in it. We either need to split it up as we have the GameCube page or determine an alternate way to address the many templates issue. Kolano 17:28, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

I have split into a-m and o-z which will work for now.

Half the titles compatibilities to the template are screwed up in the lists so the lists will need to be edited for that. 15:30, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Unresizeable Images

There are at least 2 images on the site that can't be resized with "|300px" in their tags. Not clear what's up. They would be...

FlingSmash‎ Rocky.jpg

Kolano 17:28, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

  • I saw this problem when I uploaded the Sonic Colors cover which I then had to upload it at 300px, oh and I updated yours too ThatLuciano 17:45, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

This problem is caused by the compression method, if you experience this bug again, try to save the same image in PNG format (better quality and doesn't have this issue). Jhonn 19:18, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

  • This was a server issue. Mamario already fixed this. Jhonn 16:07, 27 January 2011 (CET)
  • Alrighty everyone, I have figured it out, if your image does not resize then you add another little section at the end [[File:Rocky.jpg|300px|Rocky‎]] or in the middle [[File:Rocky.jpg|Rocky‎|300px]] just mess around with it and you'll get the image resized. ThatLuciano 20:14, 14 February 2011 (CET)

Incorrect Ratings

More and more I'm noticing people incorrectly changing the ratings putting a number directly on the list instead of in the ratings pages just undid 2 of the them from the same person.

We need all users to understand not to change the ratings that way or a way to prevent it as its going to get annoying and harder to change. 20:16, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I think this is generally due to folks being unaware of how to work with the ratings templates. Some suggestions:

  • Revise the ratings template to recognize the numbers an provide info on appropriate corrections.
  • Revise the rating template so ratings link to the appropriate ratings edit page. I'm guessing this would mean generating separate templates per system.

However, we'll likely still see this (and the similar issue of pages using the rating vs ratings template) even then. Unfortunately the best solution may be to just continue to monitor things. The searches below can help with such...

Kolano 20:37, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I guess theres no scripts or wiki bots that can monitor it automatically for us be good if there was.

I hope people read the ratings links I put on the main page its the best I could do and also It would be a good idea to update each list page so at the top is a big comment about editing ratings they need to scroll past something like.

Put (hash) as I cant put a real one here.


Please don't put ratings in this file use the link below

Link to Wii Ratings list


I added a test example to the Wii page that can be rolled out to all the other lists. 20:56, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

As mentioned earlier wii lists 505'd is now split into 2 lists now and half the ratings for both Wii lists are screwed up now or haven't been added.

Also allot of gamecube games are still inline ratings and not using the template in the game list about 40-50% all games.

Its at a critical stage that about 50% of all ratings for the games over both the Wii and Gamecube game lists need to be changed to the template. 15:42, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Infobox VG thumbnail template

We don't have a template for thumbnails of Infobox VG, so I think that we can use a 300px rendering for game covers, a 350px rendering for Wii Channels and a 175px rendering for WiiWare games. Take for example Photo Channel, in Infobox VG you need only to put the rendering in a tag: [[File:Photo_Channel.png|350px]]

Just add the rendering tag after filename. If you are editing a wiki page that use Infobox VG, change the thumbnail to fit in this template. I will edit this in all of my future commits. Jhonn 20:25, 20 October 2010 (UTC)