Skyrim Wiki:Admin noticeboard

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The Admin noticeboard is one way through which users can notify administrators of issues needing administrative attention. While users are welcome to directly contact specific administrators (especially if they are seen to be active), posting here can be an easier and quicker way of ensuring that at least one admin will notice an issue and respond to it promptly. Remember to sign (using four tildes: ~~~~) when posting an issue.

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  • This page is for reporting wiki issues. Please post discussions on the talk page.
  • Post only issues that require administrative action, i.e. blocking vandals, protecting pages, restoring deleted pages etc.
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In case of vandalism, posting about it here is low priority. Revert it first, anyone can do so. If the vandal created a new page, tag it for deletion. Assume good faith and consider leaving a message on that user's talk page to explain the reason. Post here only if the user has made several disruptive edits and/or persists despite a warning. Always avoid a revert war with the vandal; it is far better to wait until an admin has a chance to intervene. If a user must be reported here, please use {{U}}, preferably as the topic subject/headline.

Current Issues[edit source]

I've decided that part of my niche as a new administrator will be, as a former english teacher, to troubleshoot quality and appropriateness issues with entries. I promise not to be a jerk, nor to be aggressive with people. I put up a notice on the wiki news space explaining what is truly universal wiki policy, anyway, plus a blurb at the bottom-right of the frontispage to the same effect. From the beginning of my time here I've zapped two such entries; I'm certainly willing to put some editing touches on entries that make a decent effort at correctness, especially if the information is good.

--jhfurnish 08:50, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

I've been trying to patrol new articles and scrub any vandalism, which has been occuring - fortunately, rarely. Is there any way to completely delete a title, even if it's already been blanked?

--jhfurnish 03:44, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, just look to the right of "View history", between it and the search bar and there's a tiny menu there, and on that menu is "Delete", also "Move", "Protect" and "Watch". — Game widow (talk) 11:58, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

English dialects[edit source]

Typically, wikis using MediaWiki with the Translation extension should have all of their content written in American English, since it is the default language IIRC (unless that crappy Curse language detection stuff is enabled, but that breaks all the time). Content can then be translated to British English using the Translation extension with the different language codes. This makes content across the wiki be read and written consistently. I recommend converting all of this wikis content to American English (things like Armour vs Armor), then having some people translate it to the different dialects of English. TheSatanicSanta (talk) 18:53, 27 June 2015 (UTC)