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People don't like to hear that theres one GM less, but hey now you will have more free time :D hope to see you more around the wiki.<br>Off topic: Could I be apointed as an admin? I been here for like 3 years helping (very few eddit wars) I made the daily respawn page, made 3 tips, tested many monsters weakness, and I check every eddit other people make so I can find if some one is adding wrong or false info.<br>I would love to be admint mostly to eddit protected pages and stop hackers and vandals. My mail is<br>Off topic again: I miss, why is that you close it?<br>--[[User:Kwigon the sharpshooter|Kwigon the sharpshooter]] 18:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)<br>
People don't like to hear that theres one GM less, but hey now you will have more free time :D hope to see you more around the wiki.<br>Off topic: Could I be apointed as an admin? I been here for like 3 years helping (very few eddit wars) I made the daily respawn page, made 3 tips, tested many monsters weakness, and I check every eddit other people make so I can find if some one is adding wrong or false info.<br>I would love to be admint mostly to eddit protected pages and stop hackers and vandals. My mail is<br>Off topic again: I miss, why is that you close it?<br>--[[User:Kwigon the sharpshooter|Kwigon the sharpshooter]] 18:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)<br>
Thanks for your great work Erig, both on fansites and as a GM. I wish you the best int he future. And I can't agree more about the senator issue. I believe when they started giving that rank to retired Senior Tutors it have been going downhill. Good luck and many hugs!
[[User:Kseni Of Chimera|Kseni Of Chimera]] 18:19, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

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Can't protect articles?

Why I can't protect articles? I tried protecting the spoiler template but when I press the Confirm button, it just sends me back to the page and it stills unprotected.

--Lord de los Druidas«|»Talk«|»Profile«|» Contributions«|» 19:01, 12 May 2007 (PDT)

No idea, I've removed and re-added your sysop flag. See if that helps? --Erig 20:13, 12 May 2007 (PDT)

I think that worked. Thanks

--Lord de los Druidas«|»Talk«|»Profile«|» Contributions«|» 20:36, 12 May 2007 (PDT)

Update Issues

Hey Erig, with this new update you have forgotten to include the permalink system in your house userscript, so it points to a blank page saying "Invalid house id.". Plus, I would like to know if you want me to do what I did in the Summer update of 2006 to give you the commands so you can copypaste into your servers to update the exp so your level script can be changed accordingly.

-- Maverick the hunter 15:24, 5 July 2007 (PDT)


Hey I was just wondering, Do you want me to translate the sites into French, Spanish, German, Portuegese or Italian? If You do Just drop a Message on my Discussion Site //Soldier of the Senate.

Tip of the Month

Hi Erig, I just saw you deleting the tip of the month about the TibiaCam. A question occured to me, is it actually illigal? I mean, doesn't the Tibia Rules say something about using programs which is illigal?

 Wie niet slim is moet slim zijn
^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  ^^ 02:51, 18 August 2007 (PDT)

TibiCam is not illegal, however it isn't supported by CipSoft either. I haven't seen the content of the article so I don't know why it was removed, however that it's just not supported/maybe not safe should be enough reason for doing so.
-- Xellos φ Contributions φ Talk 09:26, 18 August 2007 (PDT)

Like Xellos said, TibiCam does not violate Tibia rules, but Erig removed it because the source is not freely available. It is for everyone's protection, to prevent people using the wiki to promote or distribute hacks or cheats.

-- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 06:21, 21 August 2007 (PDT)

@ Sub-pages

Hello Erig. I have a question, concerning sub pages (e.g. my character subpage User:Pudd Knight/Pudd Knight).

The fact is, every time I want to open a sub page, it takes a lot of time. It may look like I'm lagged or something, but I can always keep browsing the wiki in other tabs, while the sub page keep loading forever. I through it was just lag, but it happen to me everytime, and I'm sure it's not lag. I think it's something with the wiki, I'm not sure what. But normal pages load very fast, sub pages, for me, take a lot of time. You know what could it be?

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 13:24, 11 October 2007 (PDT)

This is actually due to the content of your user sub-page, especially if you are using the character and/or Equips Set templates. I had the same problem loading your page. To fix it, you will need to use the Equips Set Basic template or maybe split the damage calculator onto a separate page, etc.

-- Salve! Crepidas meas per clavos ad solum adfixinte?
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 12:02, 15 October 2007 (PDT)

Thank you, Whitey. The problem is solved, I didn't imagined that the problem was that template. It's fixed now =)

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 21:46, 21 October 2007 (PDT)

DPL Uncategorized Articles

There seems to be a small DPL issue. On The Old Widow page, it seems that the DPL list is attempting to list uncategorized pages?

I'm not sure of the root cause yet, but the documentation suggests creating the optional DB view to overcome this problem. I'll try to see if I can figure out the real problem, but here's the SQL to create the DB view. Be sure to change "prefix_" appropriately, and double-check the table names if they are non-standard in the wiki's database.

CREATE VIEW prefix_dpl_clview AS SELECT IFNULL(cl_from, page_id) AS cl_from, IFNULL(cl_to, '') AS cl_to, cl_sortkey FROM `prefix_page` LEFT OUTER JOIN `prefix_categorylinks` ON page_id=cl_from

Thanks Erig!

-- Magister Mundi sum!
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 12:05, 1 November 2007 (PDT)

Nevermind... I think I figured it out.

The problem appears to have been blank input parameters that DPL interpreted as "uncategorized articles".

Creating that view wouldn't hurt anything, but it's probably unnecessary.

-- Labra lege
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 12:44, 1 November 2007 (PDT)

Respawn map extension


I wrote a MediaWiki extension to use for making simple respawn maps. I posted the code to Template:Respawn Map.

It's obviously up to you if you want to install it or not, but you should be warned that I have not been able to test it at all, so I'm guessing it probably won't even work at first. Anyway, here's the quick way to install it if you want to:

  1. copy/paste the code into a new file "respawnmap.php" and place it in the MediaWiki /extensions/ folder.
  2. put the following line in the LocalSettings.php:

Let me know if you install it so that I can test it and make any changes necessary.


-- Re vera, potas bene.
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 08:52, 2 November 2007 (PDT)

Extension added. --Erig 16:25, 9 November 2007 (PST)

Well, I can't say I'm surprised, but it doesn't work. There is some kind of PHP error, but the error information is hidden (for obvious security reasons).

I spent some time looking through the code, and I cannot find any syntactical errors. It might be something with one of the MediaWiki objects I'm using, but I can't tell from what I know.

I'm guessing that MediaWiki logged the php error somewhere. Erig, can you get the error information for me?

Based on when it occurs, the error is a runtime error in the renderRespawnMap function. To reproduce it, simply copy the example from the code comments, add it to a wiki page and preview it.

If the error is benign enough, you can just post it here, or you can email it to me if you prefer. If you don't even want to do that, then I would request you take a look at the code and see if you can fix it for me, then update Template:Respawn Map with the corrected code.

Thanks, Erig!

-- Stultus est sicut stultus facit
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 06:35, 12 November 2007 (PST)

mage constructor given bogus title.


  1. 0 includes/Image.php(75): Image->Image('Image:Island Gr...')
  2. 1 extensions/RespawnMap/RespawnMap.php(36): Image::newFromTitle('Image:Island Gr...')
  3. 2 [internal function]: renderRespawnMap('?Troll=310px,50...', Array, Object(Parser))

Alright, I think I found and fixed that problem. I updated the code here.

I've had a hard time finding good examples for these MediaWiki functions. Anyway, I hope this one works ;)

-- Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 06:49, 13 November 2007 (PST)

Code updated. --Erig 03:48, 15 November 2007 (PST)

Thanks, Erig.

I'm sorry to be such a bother, but there's still a problem. I assume that it will once again show up in the php logs. I'm going to do some more reading about the MediaWiki php classes, but it would be helpful if you could let me know what the new error is.

I added a page to the playground that you can use to re-create the problem: TibiaWiki:Playground/RespawnMap.

If you want to, you can see/edit the wikitext of that page by clicking here

Thanks for being such a good sport about this. I really need to install a mediawiki instance somewhere so I can test this stuff more efficiently without bothering you.

-- non compos mentis
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 05:47, 15 November 2007 (PST)

Okay, Erig, I finally got my hands on a server that I can use to play around with MediaWiki. My server is MediaWiki version 1.11, so there may be some obscure differences, but I'm pretty confident that it will be close enough.

Anyway, I tested and fixed the respawn map extension that I was working on before. The updated code is here. I also updated the test page, so after you install the latest code, you should be able to see it in action right away on this page.

-- Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 13:28, 16 November 2007 (PST)

Code updated. --Erig 20:03, 22 November 2007 (PST)

Concerning moving to wikia

Hi erig, I have a few questions about the moving of TibiaWiki to -What will happen to I mean, will the pictures also be moved to another server?
-How can you be so sure there will be less lag during tibia updates? Is it just a guess or do you know how many broadwidth you need and how much they provide?
-When is it gonna take place?
I hope you can help me out :)

 Wie niet slim is moet slim zijn
^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  ^^ 04:34, 18 December 2007 (PST)

The images will be moved. Wikia host bigger wikis than ours without problems, so it's an educated guess. They also have the resources to add or upgrade more servers unlike me. It will take place when it takes place.. you'll know when you visit and it redirects you to ;) --Erig 12:43, 19 December 2007 (PST)

Do you have any prevision of the date? Just curious to see the new server working :)

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 19:46, 19 December 2007 (PST)

Just a note, Erig. Will private.* still work in the new wikia domain or will there be a new kind of page?

-- Maverick the hunter 20:40, 19 December 2007 (PST)

I've been told the migration will most likely happen this week.

private.* will not work in the new domain, but that's okay because it shouldn't be needed, either. ;) --Erig 12:35, 20 December 2007 (PST)

"Gaming" skin

It seens that the skin is a little bugged. Not bugged at all, but the font color is the same as the BG color, making it impossible to read almost everything. I just liked that skin, and maybe hopefully this issue could be fixed..?

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 06:38, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi, it looks like we will have to alter some of the CSS in our templates to better fit the new skins.. perhaps ask Whitelaces about this, since I have almost no idea how the current templates were set up. :P --Erig 07:27, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Problem reports list

I've seen there're a lot of new features on Wikia, and I see now the problem report list. Some of them are only a "minor problem" (like #4946, missing a furry club on rashid).

It's only possible to administrators to change the status of the report tickets? Like, for example, I've "solved" rashid problem (just added the furry club) and I could just change it to "solved" status, saving some time work for what is really a problem that can only be solved by the staff.

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 22:18, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, only Administrators can close them. If you put a note in the "Discuss" section that you've fixed it, it would make it easy to come along and flag them all as solved where needed. --Erig 22:35, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Two things: The problem on Brass Legs is a problem with Template:spoiler block not properly parsing, or some other problem. I could find no equivalent spoiler on other wikis, except possible replacements until the problem is fixed. Most, though, would require changing every page with the <spoiler></spoiler> tags. Second thing is i do not see how to mark problems on the Problems reports list as fixed. I am working on some, but no clear marking, so it may only apply to bureaucrats+ admins. --DM ><((°> Contribs <°))>< talk to me 18:57, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

The spoiler tag is a custom extension Whitelaces wrote.. it used to be enabled, but was disabled for some reason. I have an open ProblemReport waiting for it to be added back in. As far as not being able to close the ProblemReports.. yeah, not sure. Ideally it would be an extra flag you could give to users. --Erig 21:26, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the Change

Hey Erig, I see that there are many things that are missing or misconfigured. Is there anywhere you would like me to focus my work? I'm available to do that. -- Maverick the hunter 01:54, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

There's a number of open ProblemReports. Fixing those would be a good start. :P (add a comment in its Discussion that it's fixed, and I can close it). -- Erig 21:27, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Most of the issues I've looked at are regarding the DPL lists not functioning properly or the spoiler tags not being seen as a parsing tag. I think these are what is calling the attention out of the editors, including myself. Nevertheless, I'll take a look in the list and see if there is anything that needs to be fixed and I'll do as you said. Thanks Erig! -- Maverick the hunter 04:40, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm on spoiler ext. and will ping you when its fixed. Sorry for the slow response - its Xmas... (Happy Xmas to all of you, btw.) -- Ppiotr (Nef) [1] (talk) 10:40, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Ppiotr! Is the DPL anything you can fix from your side too? Merry Christmas! -- Maverick the hunter 15:37, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Spoiler and RespawnMap are up and running. Now, could you pls. point me to a summary of DPL issues you are having? "Observed vs expected behaviour"-type bug report would be best. -- Nef [2] (talk) 12:16, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Nef, thanks for fixing the spoiler. About the DPL issue, I'm sure Erig will have more detailed info for you, but I can say what everyone noticed, the DPL is not running... I want to point also, that the thing is not working properly too. At some spoiler pages that have a toc, all the page is dragged into the ToC, making a huge ToC... in some pages it's even worse, the page just show "nothing". I don't know how to help you out with the DPL, since I don't have access to detailed information. I hope Erig point the problems to you soon.

-- †nbspPudd Knightnbsp†nbsp nbspTalknbsp nbspContribsnbsp -- 12:34, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Could you pls. post here a few links to the pages with a broken ToC? Main pages from the navigation box - eg. Items or NPCs - all have proper ToCs. -- Nef [3] (talk) 12:51, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Ppiotr, the only broken ToC page I can think of atm is this one where the page is intact in its edit form but whenever you go in the article page, nothing shows up. [[User:Maverick_the_hunter|-- Maverick the hunter]] 16:03, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Like Maverick pointed, that spoiler page is with the ToC bugged. Another example is here. The content is inside the ToC... its strange, cuz when I try to edit it, it's "not bugged"... but if I save again the changes, the page is still "bugged".

Also, for a DPL example you can check here. DPL issue is found everywhere. It's the main problem right now. I hope this help you out.

-- †nbspPudd Knightnbsp†nbsp nbspTalknbsp nbspContribsnbsp -- 20:30, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Both Noble Armor Quest/Spoiler and The Shattered Isles Quest/Spoiler look ok for me. Initial info (from the spoiler template) + Spoiler section titile + toc + a few / a lot of (sub)section titles with some / long content. ToC switch shows and hides only a ToC, the rest of the page remains visible. Safari and FF on Mac; both gaming skin and monobook.

What browser+OS do you use? What skin? Could you pls. upload a screenshots of the broken page? -- Nef [1] (talk) 01:25, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm using windows XP, Mozilla Firefox, using One of the Quartz Slate skin. I'm not sure what happened, but the Noble Armor page is working fine now (I didn't changed anything here). However the page was bugged, there're even some problem report ticket about that. Also, look how I see the Shattered Isles spoiler...


I tried to refresh, the cache also, and nothing. Maybe it's not a wiki problem, but with me? I'm not sure about that, since you said you loaded the pages without problems.

-- †nbspPudd Knightnbsp†nbsp nbspTalknbsp nbspContribsnbsp -- 02:22, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok, guys were able to reproduce this bug on linux and windows, both FF and MSIE. Looks like only Mac is not affected. It sucks to be you, PC-people. (-; Anyway, thank you for your tests. Bug report filled. -- Nef @fandom (talk) 11:23, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

DPL is up and running, too. Happy editing! (-: -- Nef @fandom (talk) 15:17, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

NPC List

Hi, The last few months I was busy uploading screenshots of NPCs, now I have most of the free account NPCs. I think it would be nice to have their pictures shown in the NPC Lists. I already tried something like that out here. Could you give your opinion if this is a good idea?

 Wie niet slim is moet slim zijn
^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  ^^ 10:34, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Problem Reports List Actions

Hey Erig,

The links for me to update the status of reports are spaces.

The links are there, but the content of the anchor tags are simply "&nbsp;", which makes them pretty hard to use.

Maybe this is a problem for Nef to check out. I'll send him a message also.

-- Demum, veniunt porci
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 16:43, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Just to follow-up: Nef added a quick fix. The problem seems to be resolved now.

-- Fac ut gaudeam
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 13:25, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Regarding the new skin

Hello Erig. With the new skin and the new ADs/menus on the right side of the screen, some pages got very tight and/or not 100% able to view. An example of that is Runes page. The page is extremely tight, and if you ever use any resolution lower than 1024x768 the page will be a mess. I have two suggestions:

1 - Change the standard skin to one that will fit better with this wiki, I'd suggest Monobook skin (it look like this one, but with a slight smaller ads/menus) or one of the old skins like CognoBlue.

2 - Add a "warning" on the top of everypage saying something like This wiki is better visualized using resolution 1024x768+ with X or Y browser.

Either ways would make the life of the visitants easier.

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 08:28, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

The largest problem with changing the default template for the wiki, is that we would lose some of the new functionality (like the problem report links on each page).

I think the best solution would be to add some kind of scripting that allowed users to show/hide the right panel, but I can't seem to add user javascript files (must be disabled on wikia).

Anyway, I'm tired right now, so I'm not going to worry about it at the moment.

-- Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 13:28, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

The MonoBook skin still have the report function if I remember well, only the old skins miss this feature. About the script thing, I don't know how it would work for visitors...

But maybe if it's inviable to change the skin, follow my suggestion number 2, would be already helpful.

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 00:20, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I checked, and the monobook skin does not have the report problem interface. Also, it's not a simple link, or we could add it to any skin easily. The report problem function uses embedded javascript to display the input box, and if you try to view the report problem page outside of this box, it will not allow you to enter a report.

That's really beside the point, though. We cannot (at least through the means I have available to me) change the default skin to anything except the "Quartz" skin, so that's not even an option. If you don't believe me, I would be happy to provide a screenshot.

Putting a "best viewed resolution" message is really just an explanation, not a solution. The way I see it, we have two options: 1) find a way to hide/show/remove/whatever that sidebar or 2) alter our page content to flow to smaller page widths.

The javascript (which I have written already, but cannot put it into place yet), would basically hide that panel on the right, and put an arrow (or any other image, really) in its place. Clicking on the arrow would make the panel appear, and clicking on the arrow again would hide the panel again.

-- Salve! Crepidas meas per clavos ad solum adfixinte?
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 14:17, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

One other note... I did notice that there is a "Quartz Custom" option in the wiki's default skin drop-down, but I don't know how to edit it and it may just refer to a custom color scheme with no other changes to the skin.

-- Quisque comoedus est
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 14:20, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


MonoBook skin and report "button"

When do you speak about the "report problem function" you mean this? (check the image). If it is, then as you can see, we have this feature on the monobook skin. Also, adding that javascript to hide the menu and open it when you click on the small icon it's a great idea, maybe the best solution. About the advice to use the correct resolution, of course it's not the best solution, but at least a provisory one.

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 18:32, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I see what I did wrong. The report a problem button is not there in every namespace. I must have been viewing my userpage or something. It's still a moot point, since we (at least I) can't set the default skin for the wiki to any other than the various "Quartz" skins.

About adding the js to the skin, Nef wasn't able to help me, and I haven't been in touch with any other Wikia staff. I'll see if I can find out who I need to talk to, and if they would even allow it.

-- Nemo Hispanic Inquisition expectat
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 18:39, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Have you seen ? -- Nef @fandom (talk) 15:13, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

I had searched the central wikia, but I never came across that page. Thanks for the link, Nef!

I also noticed that the page does not mention JavaScript. Maybe I can come up with a css-only solution.

-- Salve! Crepidas meas per clavos ad solum adfixinte?
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 15:22, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I figured it out. I had tried adding user javascript before and it didn't work... case-sensitivity strikes again!

Anyway, I tested my script on Firefox and IE... seems to work just like I wanted, so I added it to the site. You may need to clear your browser cache or force a reload of one of the pages, but as long as you have javascript enabled, it should work.

-- Sentio aliquos togatos contra me conspirare.
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 16:48, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

It's working. Nice job :D

-- † Pudd Knight †  Talk  Contribs  -- 18:39, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

I changed it so that the sidebar is visible by default. If you are on a page that is hard to read because of the sidebar, just click the little "menu" button to hide it.

-- Canis meus id comedit
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 19:12, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Revoking Sysop

Hey Erig,

I left a message on my talk page for you.

-- Veni, vidi, volo in domum redire
--  Whitelaces †  Talk †  -- 14:36, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Monaco Skin

We've introduced a skin called Monaco to replace Quartz. You can take a look at it by going to your skin preferences and choosing one of the Monaco skins. The nav is on the left, the sidebar menu can be customized (and even customized individually if you add a user sub-page), and the article area is wider than monobook. There are some other benefits. :) You can read about it here.... Monaco Customization.

You can check also check it out on Tibia just by putting "?useskin=monaco&usetheme=sapphire" at the end of your urls. We'll be moving to Monaco within a few days however, if you want to set it sooner you (being an admin) can go to your skin preferences and set the default to one of the Monaco skins. Johnq@fandom (talk) 02:59, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Looks kinda cool. I wonder how it figures out what items/books to show, etc.? ;) --Erig 10:29, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Actually, that's just the category magic words in the sidebar article. It should try to pick up the most viewed articles in those categories. You can specify your own categories to highlight things you like. :) Johnq@fandom (talk) 10:45, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Wow that's neat! I'm using the old CologneBlue skin. Think it would be possible to add this feature to that skin aswell?
→  « Alreth »  « Talk »  « Contributions »  ← 13:55, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the answer to that is no... we're not supporting the older skins (not even Quartz). Johnq@fandom (talk) 18:22, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

That's to bad. I don't like the Monaco skin at all and will continue with CologneBlue.
→  « Alreth »  « Talk »  « Contributions »  ← 18:25, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I looked at this new skin. I think it's ugly. The page is showing with very large characters. It is also too wide, 1.5 times wider then my screen. So I will keep using CologneBlue :) My advice: make it a bit smaller.

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 19:09, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

We've tested in in 800x600 and it still showed up ok. Can you do me a favor and post a screenshot that shows what you see? I'd also like to know what browser (and version), what os (mac/xp/vista) so we can test that specific case here. Johnq@fandom (talk) 19:42, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem, I use Internet Explorer 7 with the Operating System Windows Vista. this screenshot shows it in CologneBlue (which has normal text-size to my opinion, it's just to compare). And this one shows in in Monaco Sapphire, it's too wide because of some adds on the bottom of the page. The text-size is a bit too big I think. Good luck with testing!

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 07:51, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

That's perfect... thanks. Actually, in the Monaco skin on IE7 you're seeing some odd spacing on the left nav there. It's a bug I thought was gone 2 days ago, so I'm glad I saw that. On the font size, you're entirely correct that Monaco is larger... but that's controllable by the admins... they can change it in the CSS if they really wanted to. Johnq@fandom (talk) 09:18, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Monsters templates

How about adding to creatures' templates options like "Run away at: XX hp", "Can be pushed by: player/monster/none", "Can move: items (boxes), other monsters"? Or instead, this should be written in Field Notes or Tactics (I saw that some creatures already have such information)? What do you think?

Sv 16:56, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Free to Play Portal

Erig, I wanted to drop by and let you know about our new Free to Play Portal on the gaming homepage. The portal will give gamers a convenient way to find events, news, and information all centered around free to play games. Not to mention, the portal is a great tool for community outreach, and building awareness around your wiki. We would appreciate your involvement on the portal, feel free to post Tibia events, wiki milestones, or anything else you feel is noteworthy on the portal. It can be found here. And as always, let us know if you have any questions.-- Doug@fandom (talk) 22:49, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

New demon pages

Hi Erig, Where did you actually get the information about those new demons from? I mean, what's your source. Just curious. thanks in advance,

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 17:16, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

From CipSoft. This information was made available to all fansites. --Erig 05:19, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Unsupported Fansites & Administrator Forum

TibiaWiki has links to unsupported fansites (in Tibia, Unsupported Tibia Fansites and some others pages), should we remove these links?
It's too hard to know when we should delete an unsupported fansite page.
Some users are removing links to TibiaEarth because isn't a supported fansite.

I was thinking in a place to the administrators talk about big changes and decisions (e.g. if links to unsupported fansites should stay here), or someone, who isn't an admin, suggest something to us. Somewhere like a forum.
What do you think about my idea?

Your administrator,
<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 19:45, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, boss.
Should we replace the current Image:Wiki.png by a resized and png format version of Image:Logo_by_Andrei.jpg?
I made a resized and png format version of that image, it is 135×90 pixels. According to KyleH it should be 135×155 pixels, so I made other image with white pixels above and below the logo, this image is 135×155 pixels. But the background is white, not transparent, if the image could be a gif, I could let the background transparent.
So I have two resized logos: one in 135×90 pixels and other in 135×155 pixels with white background.

Your administrator,
Hunter of Dragoes - 18:41, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Sounds good. This change I believe requires a server-side change which I can't do. Speak to the Wikia staff at: --Erig 13:00, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

What do you think about the new TibiaWiki's logo?

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 18:38, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks and more

Hi Erig,
First of all, thank you for the promotion to administrator! I longed for this day to come for 2 years :) I have a few questions though, I know I have some duties/rights to delete and block stuff. But I also heard that for the tutor test servers not only Gamemaster, Community Masters, Senators and (Senior) Tutors are invited, but also administrators of supported fansites. Do you know if this is true? Furthermore, is there any place things can be discussed among admins? Maybe TibiaWiki_talk:Administrators? Also, if an image is re-uploaded a few times, should the older reversions be deleted or should they be kept as some kind of history, or back-up? Well, thanks a lot and talk to you later.

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Credits º  ^^ 08:34, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

I did have the opportunity at the last test server to invite other members of my fansites, however there's no easy way to contact you all, so I opted not to. Perhaps if all current administrators sent me their email address via the PM Erig function on my website I could know where to send invitations and who to choose? --Erig 11:15, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

I understand your point, you mean this? Most admins on this wiki aren't that active so I don't know if they would send their email adress. But isn't posting on someone's talkpage on this wiki not a easy way to contact?

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Admins º  ^^ 11:39, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Not on my talk page, no, because I don't check the Wiki as often as I should. :P --Erig 13:08, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Bennie! I was waiting the next private TS to ask it to Erig. I noticed a lot of "job" after the last Update and it will be faster if I could job in the TS. Erig, you can invite only the most active admins to become "official representatives of". One time I used that PM function at, you can get my e-mail address there, or just ask Andasstra. ;D
I asked for place to admins but Erig didn't answer it. If we will use a (talk) page only to admins, it should be protected, I guess. Erig should be often in that place.
I think we should delete older image versions if they are from the current client version.

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 17:05, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

@erig: You understood me wrong, I mean the not your talkpage but the talkpages of all admins. You will see what I mean in a minute. @hunter: Yes, active admins (active enough to read their talkpages within now till christmas) could represent TibiaWiki. I will try to set up a page where we (admins) could discuss things, although the page TibiaWiki talk:Community Portal also kind of has this function.

^^  º Bennie º  ¤ Talk ¤  º Admins º  ^^ 20:54, 18 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi Erig, thanks for the promotion to admin, just one question in regards to images on the wiki, if they contain clear rule-breaking content, should they be deleted? since it's not mentioned on the policy (I also left a message there) I was wondering if I should delete them, and if so, shouldn't it be mentioned in the policy? -- Sixorish 13:33, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

I know 9 of those images. I can delete them.

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 17:05, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, they should be deleted. We do not want to glorify cheat usage on our wiki. --Erig 12:48, 18 August 2008 (UTC)


Can you check if this edit is true or fake?

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 17:05, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

It's true, except that's only true of the one in my house so probably not worth mentioning in the article. Any made as the result of a competition will have a more appropriate message. :P --Erig 12:47, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Problems with

I have tried to use your PM function, but it does not allow me to finish the request due to my IP being on sorbs blacklist. I am on a network which retains it's IP address so i cannot change it. I submitted my IP to be removed from the list. Regardless did you get my message, or would it not show up for this reason? --DM ><((°> Contribs <°))>< talk to me 09:54, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I've temporarily disabled the blacklist checking process, so you should be able to send your message again. --Erig 21:26, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Now it says "You've sent too many messages recently, or are banned. " I assume it banned my IP since i did not initially submit multiple entries within five minutes. --DM ><((°> Contribs <°))>< talk to me 23:21, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I removed the ban. --Erig 08:07, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Helper Appointments

(in reply to your message on my talk page) Thank you Erig, read and understood! I'm a little low on time right now so I don't think I will be of any help on the testserver this winter.
→  « Alreth »  « Talk »  « Contributions »  ← 17:14, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I send you my message, hope you received it. I'm very glad you took my request (the little discussion) serious, great action :) ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 21:56, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I probably won't be all that active the next few weeks/months due to real life issues, so I guess I don't need to send a pm via your website?
Anyway, I think you'll need to contact Wikia in regards to the agreement, since we have no way to get the monthly traffic information and the adverts might not comply with the rules they've set (but it doesn't specifically say..) -- Sixorish 17:47, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Nice timing of Cip to start the new fansite programme right now. Erig, maybe you could clarify some things with this new information released, since we are a promoted supported fansite now. Access to our internal fansite board on which material like featured articles, screenshots, artwork, and update teasers are presented in advance. This only counts for the contact person, which is you. So, are you going to pass this information through, to our community? Furthermore, Free premium time for the contact person and up to 3 helpers for a period of 6 month, until the website is re-evaluated. I guess you won't need it as a GM, but you might give it as a reward to the new appointed (senior) helpers? Of course there are more things, but these are the most important, I think. ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 18:14, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

I think the 5 helpers will have access to the fansite board.
Since Erig is a GM, we could have 4 helpers with free premium time. Couldn't we?

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 15:32, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately the free premium time only applies to the 'contact person and 3 helpers', not '4 helpers', hence the 3 'Senior Helper' positions I've advertised.

Also, I have sent the 5 character names for test server access, since I had limited time to do this I had to randomly choose Administrators before our official 'helper appointments'. I will let those people know closer to the test server. --Erig 10:06, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Ok Erig, already thought so about the premium time. Another thing, the latest news ticker says Further information will be posted on their private boards in due time. Do official fansite representatives get access to some private board/forum? ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 10:48, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

As it says boards and not board, I suppose every promoted or supported fansite will have an own board?
Art Featherpitch 02:51, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

It says boards because there are Tutor Board, Gamemaster Board, Senator Board and Fansite Board, I think.

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 15:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

My bad, forgot about that
Art Featherpitch15:57, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Erig, You said you would let us know "those people" closer to the test server, but it already started today. Could you please let us know which people are chosen, and where to find the "test board" anyway? ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 13:44, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, boss!
I am glad to be invited to the private test server, but I am not invited to a special board. I guess the 5 administrators who have test server access are the 5 helpers, am I right?

Your administrator,
Hunter of Dragoes - 21:33, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

I asked the following characters to be invited to the private test server:


Dracinus Malev


Hunter of Dragoes


however they are not the "5 helpers" as I hadn't decided when I was asked to select invitees so I had to think quick. :P --Erig 21:35, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer. I will wait patiently for the "official helper appointments".

Your administrator,
Hunter of Dragoes - 21:45, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the invite, but i see no way of getting on the test server. I do not have access to the test forum, so is there something i missed, or is no one else on the server either.
--DM ><((°> Contribs <°))>< talk to me 03:43, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

I didn't got that or can a guest come along without being an admin?
Ghazbaran  Rafailo Sagara   Talk  Contriutions  Morgaroth 03:48, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

This invite is only for admins. The helpers page explains what they are and how to apply. Those of us selected are not necessarily the helpers, but are "temporary" until later decided.
--DM ><((°> Contribs <°))>< talk to me 04:29, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

If you don't have access to the test board, then unfortunately I believe you won't have access to the test server. I'd be interested to know who out of the list above did manage to get in though. :P --Erig 06:39, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

It's a little hard to do that without a client ;) but I wouldn't even if I had it because the test server doesn't appeal to me at all -- Sixorish 06:45, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, the instructions for downloading the client/etc are on the test board, so you really do need access to that! --Erig 06:49, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply Erig. I got one question though, I'm on the list but don't have access to the test board, at least I can't find it anywhere. I think the other 4 also have this problem, so are you really sure Cip understood you selected those 5? ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 08:21, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I got a reply on tibianews forums and found out the following (of course I don't know if it's true, but it sounds reasonable):

  • only tutors+higher ranks can see it. fansite representatives will get the neccesairy information from their fansite administrators.
  • About fansites. Only the contact person is able to see the internal forum.
  • If you have the permission to see it, it is under Support Boards. (the test board)

So, Erig: Could you have a look for us? Since apparantly we can't ourselves.. The most important information is the download link of the test server client, I think. Kind Regards, ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 08:45, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Portal Tibia

Hi, boss!

Portal Tibia is a new supported fansite and I think its wiki is breaking the Fansite Agreement (#6 Plagiarism from other fansites cannot be tolerated. If you want to use pictures, tables etc. from another site, please only do so if you have the permission of its owner. Please use your own thoughts on your site.), they are copying us!
Please, read Talk:Portal Tibia. We want to heard what you have to say.

Your administrator,
<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 18:42, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Plese, take a look here.

<·> Hunter of Dragoes <·> My Talk <·> My Contributions <·> 15:50, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

List thing not working

Hi Erig, I replied your emails from the list thing, but they were sent back with a failure message. I also Contacted you through the PM Erig function on, hope you got that. Please confirm. ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 19:19, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Ok thanks, it was in my unwanted mailbox, just saw your reply now. I sent a test message to test it.

It looks like hotmail may not like my mail server for some reason. If you can set up a gmail account or something and tell me the address, I'll subscribe you using that instead. --Erig 21:46, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Ok, PM'ed you it on ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 22:17, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Your email

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

<email removed>

Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 Unrouteable address (state 14).
I'm not sure why you'd need me to respond to the email, I don't think we can edit without email verification. I assume this an issue with your email provider? -- Sixorish 08:23, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Nevermind, I got the email address.. it was to add you to the TibiaWiki Administrators mailing list. ;) --Erig 23:34, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Slide Show Widget


I'd like to take a quick second to tell you about an exciting new feature we have enabled on your wiki Here is an example from Fallout :).

With the slide show widget, you can show off content on the Fallout wiki by:

  • Adding it to your MySpace or other social network sites
  • Adding it to your blog or website...or anywhere else that allows flash
  • Adding it to your favorite fansites

Create your own

To create your own widget visit the creation page and start having fun.

Keep in mind this is the ground level for this product, we will create a more robust tool based on feedback. Currently Sysops and staff have access to the tool. We would love to hear about what you want to showcase on the widget in the future and value your feedback.

Let us know what you think below.

Thanks, Doug

New Event

Erig, I wanted to let you guys know about a wikilicious event we are running to promote the release of Community Blogs across Wikia the first week of April. The event will give you a chance to test out blogs while earning some major mojo with the community. Here's are the details:

  • Users will create a blog post highlighting 3 reasons why everyone should play your game
  • At the end of the week, Wikia will pick winners amongst all communities involved
  • Prizes for the winning community will include:
    • Wikia will create custom artwork and set up an online store for the wiki, so you can create mousepads, coasters, Daisy Dukes, etc... (hey, we're not judging)
    • 5 professionally designed T-shirts featuring the wiki's logo and custom text provided by the community
    • Featured placement on Wikia Gaming
    • Custom Spotlights driving traffic and awareness to your community

If this sounds like fun to you, and I know it does, just drop me a line and tell me your in :)

Cheers -- Doug@fandom (talk) 19:08, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello Erig

It's hard to find any contact to you. So I'll leave message here: I'm interested in buying full code of domain name -if possible). Please contact me: mickul[at]gmail[dot]com Thanks for reply, Michal Kulesza Mickula 22:38, 2 April 2009 (UTC)


Hello Erig, According to this news ticket you stopped being GM. Well, since you also stopped with recently this step seems quite logical (still a bit surprising though). I just wanted to thank you for you job as a GM, even though I rarely saw you in game, but I know you were/are one of the oldest GMs. ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 15:06, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Hello boss,
I wish you the best in RL and I hope you'll have time to Tibia and TibiaWiki.
Tibia lost one of its best gamemasters.
I wonder why you aren't a senator yet, you deserve it, in my opinion.

Your administrator,
Hunter of Dragoes - 16:56, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Due to the great administrators TibiaWiki has, it takes very little of my time, so I see no reason to disband it, and even if I was thinking about it, I would simply make an existing Administrator the Fansite Contact so it would always continue.

In relation to the Senator position, I feel the position has been trivialised with certain appointments. For instance, I know of a particular appointment to the Senator position that several Gamemasters disagreed with, yet that person is still a Senator. For this reason, and some others, I felt I didn't need or want the title. --Erig 06:19, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

People don't like to hear that theres one GM less, but hey now you will have more free time :D hope to see you more around the wiki.
Off topic: Could I be apointed as an admin? I been here for like 3 years helping (very few eddit wars) I made the daily respawn page, made 3 tips, tested many monsters weakness, and I check every eddit other people make so I can find if some one is adding wrong or false info.
I would love to be admint mostly to eddit protected pages and stop hackers and vandals. My mail is
Off topic again: I miss, why is that you close it?
--Kwigon the sharpshooter 18:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your great work Erig, both on fansites and as a GM. I wish you the best int he future. And I can't agree more about the senator issue. I believe when they started giving that rank to retired Senior Tutors it have been going downhill. Good luck and many hugs! Kseni Of Chimera 18:19, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

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