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Beta key email

ive now confirmed my email, but have not recieved an email yet. Bigbucks (talk) 04:57, 1 August 2012 (UTC) i forgot to allow email from users could u resend key? Dashio

Re: Congratulations

I've just returned from a trip and didn't even expect I had won the key. Registered it - working well. Thanks! — Chommik12 (talk) 19:00, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

That's great to hear :) — foxlit (talk) 21:54, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

WP:DNP reminder

Dear Foxlit, thanks for the reminder. Yes, it's been a while since I actively participated in editing here and I must have forgotten about the policy. Sorry for the trouble I caused. I'd also like to thank you for apologizing for the ban: I thought it was an excessive measure and I think I deserved to be given a warning. I hope you've had a word with the person who banned me. Amberrock (talk) 11:51, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of global dump

Hi, I've seen your bot deleted all pages of the global dump ([1]) because it was heavily outdated. Would it be alright if I recreated those pages with an updated version? — Jitta (talk) 10:00, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

I think that the reason that list had fallen so heavily out of date was because it wasn't really useful enough for anyone to keep it up-to-date. As such, I have the same concern about recreating that list -- what would a collection of global names be useful for? — foxlit (talk) 18:48, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I found it usefull sometimes when I was searching for a specific keyword which was in no "real" article. I would try to keep it up-to-date for any major patch — Jitta (talk) 07:48, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
That sounds like a poor man's grep replacement -- probably a little worse, since global pages were split by first letter, and you might end up having to search through a few of them. Anyhow, while I doubt that such a list would be useful (at least to me), I have no real objections to you recreating it as long as its actually maintained. If you like, you could throw up a forum topic asking if anyone else would be interested in having that content accessible on the wiki. — foxlit (talk) 20:51, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Heroic elite items

Is it possible to make links to Heroic Elite items to work from for example {{Versions/RaidLoot}}? I made some workarounds but it doesn't look pretty (especially with "HeroicElite" on item pages). Is it possible to fix this? --g0urra[T҂C] 08:46, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

It should work now. In general, the button captions on item pages are pulled from section headers (in one of the Versions templates), not the #data anchors, but it's probably best to keep the two equivalent anyway. — foxlit (talk) 21:21, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Itemtip spacing

See Template talk:Itemtip#Itemtip spacing

5.2 API changes

You've added: "Items in void storage can now be used to transmogrify items in your inventory." This doesn't seem to be "API" change and additionally it doesn't seem to work that way at all. --Rowaasr13 (talk) 21:21, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I added that note; it seems correct to me. I'm not sure what you mean, though -- what doesn't seem work to work that way? — foxlit (talk) 02:54, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
In what way, exactly, you can use items in void storage for transmogrification or anything else for that matter? The only operation available to those items is "withdraw". --Rowaasr13 (talk) 17:02, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
See UseVoidItemForTransmogrify; the note refers to the addition of API functions which FrameXML does not call yet. If you'd like to see it in action, try Transvoid. — foxlit (talk) 20:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Links to functions make this much more clear, thanks! --Rowaasr13 (talk) 11:14, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

some Technical help need

Don't know wether the way I post is correct, but I need some help on a Chinese version of wowpedia, would you please read this ? Forum:I_need_"" -- Summerset (talk) 14:28, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

This is not something that I can directly help with. — foxlit (talk) 18:44, 23 April 2013 (UTC)


Thank you very much for finishing up  [Bloodmoon, Reborn] for me :3 --Will1982 (talk) 15:16, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Map Updates


The Northern Barrens map was never updated to its 5.3 version, and the maps for Timeless Isle, The Jade Forest and all the Siege of Orgrimmar maps have been updated on the PTR, and no longer match the maps on their wiki pages. Insane Guy of Doom (talk) 04:14, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for reporting those. I updated the Northern Barrens map, but I'm somewhat disinclined to touch the PTR ones until there is an actual Release build -- the process for generating those is annoying on my end, and I don't really want to repeat it more times than necessary. — foxlit (talk) 22:12, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Matt From Leaguepedia

Hey Foxlit. I'm the President of and I was wondering if we could chat sometime? My email is Matthew(at)Leaguepedia(dot)com if you wouldn't mind sending over your Skype username over and I'll add you.

Look forward to hearing from you. Gamebox (talk) 05:45, 4 August 2013 (UTC)


Hi Foxlit :) It seems like your latest foxbot mass-edit didn't properly convert {{col-3}} tags, messing up some criteria lists. I've fixed [Bad Example] but I figure there are probably at least a few others out there. -- Taohinton (talk) 11:02, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the report. There were a number of issues with criteria lists using more than two columns or mixing col-X templates in unexpected ways; I think I've got most of them now (in some cases, the bot (intentionally) falls back to using a single |criteria= with a col-begin/col-X/col-end structure inside). — foxlit (talk) 14:56, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Encounter Journal Spell Links

You say that the EJ_GetSectionInfo spell links work for you. Perhaps you can contribute to my forum thread at [2] or [3] and tell me what techniques you used that are different from my SendChatMessage example. MutantBob (talk) 14:33, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Looks like you've figured it out shortly after posting this. — foxlit (talk) 16:11, 7 October 2013 (UTC)


Oops... the edit I did was unintended. Good that you undid it. :) Hanskamp (talk) 07:49, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

New API editor says thanks

Ahh, thank you so much for teaching me about the {{api}} template! I was wincing as I used the ole [API blah|blah] formatting...and apparently didn't notice the See also section already on the page. You know when you discover a new part of the wiki at like 3 in the morning and you get excited about throwing in your 2 cents, but you realize you're too damn tired to do it right, except you already have that edit box open so you gotta put in something, so you just kinda half-ass it and wake up in 8 hours hoping it wasn't a complete mess...

By the way, what does "bp" in your edit summary mean? I'll add it to the Edit summary legend :P

- Jerodast (talk) 07:06, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem; thank you for contributing more API documentation. :)
The long version of that edit summary would probably be "bringing formatting in line with the API article boilerplate." — foxlit (talk) 21:30, 3 January 2014 (UTC)


I have recently noticed that my collapsable deviders are no longer functioning. Example:

Any help would be appreciated as to what flaws I am doing, or if the pedia's technology has changed. Gourra told me that either you or Kaydeethree would be the one to talk to. Sraw531 (talk) 05:47, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

NavFrame and the collapsible class on tables are no longer supported; use mw-collapsible instead. — foxlit (talk) 18:14, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Curse account merge exception

Hey, I was trying to merge my Curse account on the Special:CurseUserMerge page.

Unexpected non-MediaWiki exception encountered, of type "Exception" exception 'Exception' with message '[1146] Table 'wowpedia.user_board' doesn't exist ' in /home/hydra/public_html/mouse/database/mysqli.php:460

If you want the Stack trace, contact me.

Googen (talk) 17:09, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

I think this is an issue in one of the extensions written by Curse; you should contact them directly: Curse Support might be an option, or you could try the gamepedia IRC channel. — foxlit (talk) 01:41, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

AJAX functionality help

Hey! I am a contributor at the Terraria Wiki, and recently some other users and I have been dwelling on the possibility of having AJAX functionality like WoWpedia. There has been some testing to try make it work, but the issue remains unresolved. I also tried asking Curse for assistance, but as they unfortunately could not provide any at this point they (or, their spokesman) partly suggested we ask WoWpedia instead. Please see [4] for details. Can you please help us? NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 16:33, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

You can basically copy the loadTableData, addAjaxDisplayLink functions from MediaWiki:Common.js, and Template:Ajax to corresponding pages on your wiki; then add $(addAjaxDisplayLink); to the end of your Common.js, and remove the line referencing tooltipsInit. From your link, it seems like you've already got this mostly working. — foxlit (talk) 00:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for a late reply (well, I'm not sure if you expected any). Although I added to the Terraria AJAX thread that we're "almost there" there haven't been any responses yet. I guess I should poke around to make sure the whole case hasn't been forgotten, though at the same time I don't want to seem pushy. Alas, what to do? In any case I wanted to thank you for your help. It's easy to get tired of answers like "we cannot help you", so I'm really grateful for how you addressed my request in the way I was hoping for. As such I don't want to let your help go to waste, so with enough persistence I'm (almost) certain I can get AJAX on Terraria Wiki! So, thanks!! NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 22:29, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Broken redirect for NPC_PVPQUEUE_ANYWHERE

Hey, noticed NPC_PVPQUEUE_ANYWHERE seems to have been included in Foxbot's legacy event redirects but the "N" destination page was deleted (by you for being empty :). Was gonna speedydelete tag it but figured you'd know if there was anything special to worry about. Only incoming link is the comprehensive Events page, and I assume this should be a redlink just like all the other undocumented stuff. Thanks for taking a look. - jerodast (talk) 05:21, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. It should really be a red link; I've deleted the redirect now. The story here is that Foxbot's redirect-creation happened a while ago (aiming to avoid no-content entires on Events/X, but probably not filtering all of them), and I've since removed some non-documented events from Events/X pages, in some cases deleting those pages outright -- so some redirects may now point into the void. Just tag them with {{speedydelete}} if you find more. — foxlit (talk) 16:21, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


It would be really handy to be able to use {{tip}} for abilities and talents too. This would allow us to easily show them on related ability pages as we do glyphs; currently we have people copying out the text manually for each improvement, and then of course lots of details change as time goes on, which leads to a lot of work checking and updating that text. I'd try to make it work myself, but I figure I'm better asking you ;) -- Taohinton (talk) 22:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

The template itself is relatively simple; you'd basically only have to add extra cases to the #switch to point it at the right tooltip templates. However, this requires using #data: on the target pages to work, so we'd basically have to update everything using the talent and ability infoboxes, and possibly articles using the raw templates. — foxlit (talk) 01:09, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Without knowing quite how much work that would take, and given that I'm not in a position to carry out that particular work myself, I'll just state the suggestion a little more clearly and then leave it for you to decide whether it's worth the trouble. [Smite] is an example; a couple of glyphs and a few abilities. The glyphs are immediately apparent, the abilities you have to mouse over and wait for each tooltip. The problem is naturally enough people will fill in details such as their text, which specs use them; and then when things change all of this info (even whether it's a talent or an ability) becomes potentially out of date. That means when someone like me goes through updating the pages, it falls to me to check all these details against the new tooltips, usually for other abilities which have also been updated, and therefore can't be checked until the whole class has been updated. As you can imagine, this adds a huge amount of work, even if the info turns out not to have been invalidated by the changes. In many cases, the work won't get done, and it therefore simply adds a lot of out of date info to the site.
My attitude to this is therefore that it's best not to do that, as a standard form, for improvements. However, that reduces the ease of access for that info on pages. With tips for abilities, the info would be presented very clearly and without need for mousing and waiting; and updating a single page would also act to update its tip on all pages calling it. I think it would be a great standard. However, the amount and difficulty of work involved is not something I can judge. I'd also be happy to implement it on the pages themselves, but can't do the other work myself. -- Taohinton (talk) 12:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
See Smite#Improvements and related changes for an example of the syntax we could use and the changes that would be required. — foxlit (talk) 16:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
That looks great, and would save a huge amount of trouble/effort better spent elsewhere - also a lot clearer than before. I'd be happy to convert the improvements sections according to your example; I can add the #data: too as I go, but since the template is dependent on related pages already having that, might it be easier to run a bot for that? Daisy-chaining means I'd likely have to make some separate edits for those anyway. -- Taohinton (talk) 23:30, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
Everything using {{Infobox ability}} and {{Infobox talent}} should be updated with #data: now, so you should be able to just modify the Improvements sections as you like. — foxlit (talk) 00:46, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks. -- Taohinton (talk) 03:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Just noticed a small bug; mousing over eg [Smite] produces 4 tooltips, the ability itself and the ability improvements (not the glyphs though). -- Taohinton (talk) 20:52, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Item versions and WoD loot

So I stumbled across a massive headache when it comes to WoD raid loot, at least when it comes to set items. Every version of an item (Normal/Heroic/Mythic) has the same ID, but each database site formats the ID different depending on which version to show:

  • On the Normal has /raid-normal (optional), Heroic has /raid-heroic and Mythic has /raid-mythic after item ID.
  • On Wowhead the Heroic has &bonus=566 and Mythic has &bonus=567 after item ID.
  • On Wowdb it's similar to Wowhead, except with ?bonusIDs instead of &bonus.

Ideally I would love to have a {{Versions/Item}} variation where those are applied automatically. At the moment they all point to the same ID's version (normal version). Would it be possible for you to come up with one? --g0urra[T҂C] 22:37, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Factional Icons

A discussion is taking place at Forum:Neutral Faction Icons about these icons, please make your opinion known. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 19:18, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

UO Guide tooltip integration

Hello Foxlit,

My Name is Broomy I'am an Administrator on a Wiki for Ultima Online thats been running for 10 years, i talked to User talk:Pcj and he said i should talk to you about using the DefaultLinks extension so that i wound not have to change the existing inter wiki links on the site. we only have one itembox template that i would like to call if it exists on the page being linked to from a tooltip.

Here is a example link to a page with the infobox template i want to appear in the tooltip.


and here is the how the template is used:

{{Infobox item
| name=Tiger Pelt Chest
| image=Tiger_Pelt_Chest.png
| weight=6
| physicalresist=3
| fireresist=4
| coldresist=3
| poisonresist=3
| energyresist=3
| strengthrequirement=30
| mindurability=36
| maxdurability=48

Can our site please use your DefaultLinks extension in conjunction with User talk:Pcj tool tip.? and if so what files or parts of files exactly do we need to copying?

or could we just use the default Wikimedia tool tip extension on


with your DefaultLinks extension?

Thankyou for you time :) -Broomy83 (talk) 11:41, 19 October 2016 (UTC)


Hey man, first thing: thanks for your recent updates on the wiki. Second thing: I'm a bit curious about how bots work. I saw you correcting some of the changes made by your bot, so I assume the bot works by looking for patterns, maybe a regular expression. So how do you make sure your bot doesn't actually introduce unwanted changes? Do you manually check each edit? Xporc (talk) 17:52, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Foxbot is essentially running arbitrary code; the recent template replacement was more or less a regular expression. There is no guarantee that those edits are correct, and I don't manually check each edit. Some amount of care goes into writing the initial instructions (which isn't always sufficient); if things go terribly wrong, the wiki keeps sufficient history to recover prior versions. — foxlit (talk) 18:42, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. I usually check every single edits made on the wiki, but I admit I get lazy when it comes to bots :( Xporc (talk) 18:48, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

NPC tags

Can you answer my request here? Gabrirt (talk · contributions) 22:05, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Faction disambiguation template

Hey mate, when you have some time, could you take a look at this please? Xporc (talk) 14:41, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

API pages

Talk:API Button Click

Icon request

Since I saw you were going through and uploading icons, can you upload these two as well?

  • warlock_-bloodstone
  • inv_bow_2h_crossbow_artifactwindrunner_d_05

Thanks! -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 18:21, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

The first one is a typo on Wowhead's site I believe. We have it as "warlock_bloodstone". There are several instances like that where wowhead uses "-" in the icon names rather than the usual "_". PeterWind (talk) 18:47, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
Ah, cool. We're definitely missing the second, though. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 20:34, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
File:inv_bow_2h_crossbow_artifactwindrunner_d_05.png definitely exists, though, which threw me off for a while; the old version was oddly sized for some reason. — foxlit (talk) 20:38, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
Oh man, did I think that icon didn't exist entirely on the basis of forgetting to put .png in the template? Well now I feel silly. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 22:09, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
On the other hand, it looks like we are still missing a map image for Niskara. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 23:57, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
I think we're also missing something for the new Argus regions, quests using coordinates on these areas will be tagged as having a "broken link" Xporc (talk) 07:09, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Also, since we're on the subject, would it technologically be possible to use a bot to somehow parse the whole WoW icons folder, check if the icons are uploaded on wowpedia (URL matching maybe?) and upload them when necessary? Asking after opening the subject here. Nevermind it seems to have already been done since i asked Gourra. Nice work! Xporc (talk) 09:34, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Adventure Guide buttons

Just wanted to let you know that I like the idea with the {{Adventure Guide Button}} template though all the images should only be png and should have no jpg redirects whatsoever. It's pointless to begin with and secondly, I'm also working on providing better images for each of the buttons as soon as I can finish them. I've already collected the assets needed from the game files to do so. IconSmall Alexstrasza.gifAlexstrasza Surafbrov Talk/Special 13:23, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Existing wikitext referenced jpg button images, and I wanted to apply the template without having to deal with those immediately. Now that no jpg references remain in wikitext, rewriting and redirects are also gone. — foxlit (talk) 15:04, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Splendid. Much appreciated!! IconSmall Alexstrasza.gifAlexstrasza Surafbrov Talk/Special 15:06, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Conditional display from third and fourth parameters of {{Versions2}}

Running into issues with the third and fourth "tabs" on {{Versions2}} articles, specifically Time-Lost Keepsake Box#Tyrande's Moonstone, Time-Lost Keepsake Box#Cenarion Circle Documents aren't showing what the box contains or elinks, and  [The Eye of Anzu] and  [The Eye of Anzu] aren't showing elinks. Any ideas? --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 17:43, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

{{cv}} and the supporting javascript assume that version tags are relatively simple, like "Heroic" or "Raid Finder". Arbitrary strings cause issues, since the escaping logic needs to agree between the cv class names, mediawiki heading anchors, jquery selectors, and the supporting js, which is a headache. These specific examples are now fixed, but there are bound to be others if arbitrary text is used as version names.
I've reverted the versions use on  [Time-Lost Keepsake Box], as the tab switching just seems annoying there. — foxlit (talk) 16:26, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

{{Itemtip}} parameter broken for conditional values of create

See  [Recipe: Fighter Chow], rank 2 displays as if nothing was filled out for the create parameter while rank 3 displays only the created item (with width 100%). I can't figure out UsingData well enough to fix the template. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 22:57, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Fixed it; versions JS was mangling template output while re-arranging the page. To clear up some apparent confusion regarding UsingData:
  • this itemtip edit had no effect; {{{create}}} is equivalent to {{#usingarg:{{{data-source-fragment}}}|create|{{{create}}}}} in this context.
  • this item page edit wouldn't work as intended, as the {{{create}}} template arg is not defined when parsing the page (replacing it with Fighter Chow would've produced the expected output). further item page edits tried to use {{{data-source-fragment}}} and related args, which are only available to templates rendered through #using/#data/using tags. Both issues are somewhat similar to copying e.g. {{{name}}} from inside {{itemtip}} onto an item page, and observing that it renders as {{{name}}} there (since no template arguments are defined when parsing the page).
foxlit (talk) 16:29, 27 December 2017 (UTC)