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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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Current Issues[edit source]

Breaking Language links (German ones specifically)[edit source]

There seems to be a bug when editing wikis. I've noticed that sometimes when people edit pages that have a language link to the German equivalent, it automatically changes it from the usual de:"German name" to [de: "German name" de: "German name"], breaking the link. Other languages links remain untouched and I've seen this happen with two users, one of which assured me that it wasn't anything he had done. Not sure where to report this, so I hope that Reestv might see it here. Sulphur96 (talk) 19:02, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately, this is a known issue with editing from a mobile device (or possibly the visual editor) but those users are telling the truth. It's the editor engine doing it, not them. All we can do for now is fix them with the source editor. — Game widow (talk) 19:24, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks for the answer. Also, another bug is that when you cancel an edit, it goes to an undefined page. Sulphur96 (talk) 20:01, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
I can confirm now that it's the visual editor only. I always edit source, even on my mobile, and it doesn't break the links. Sulphur96 (talk) 09:34, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Unable to upload files[edit source]

I was trying to upload the status effect images from the game in order to create a status effect page, but each time I attempted to I would get an error (seen here). In addition, when trying to create the page I was unable to do so (presumably because I'm relatively new to working on the wiki). --Qui89m (talk) 22:25, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

That's odd. I am not sure about this myself, so I've asked one of the Gamepedia staff who should hopefully be able to give a more technical answer. --Rees (talk) 11:42, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
A formal ticket has been created and the issue will be investigated. I don't know much more at this point but I'll keep you informed whenever I have more information. Thanks for the report :) --Rees (talk) 14:02, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Resolved Issues[edit source]

Images for Headcase DLC[edit source]

I unfortunately don't have the recourses to add the images for the Headcase DLC in the same format as the usual one. I ask for someone who dose have access to the images of the Headcase DLC items to add them to the DLC page for it. Thanks --Zeronic (talk) 5:57, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Done :) You can find most of those files in the game directory. --Sulphur (talk) 20:14, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Rescue from hook[edit source]

Hey,

I really don't know how to explain this issue... clearly. But sometimes I see my fellow survivors turned upside down, exact same position on the killers shoulder, hanged on the hook. And here comes the issue I really don't quite like; you can't rescue them from the hooks.

Steam: Neptune / From: Sweden Really loves DbD so far, amazing. Ranking can be quite hard though, so much points needed. But overall, fantastic, keep up the good work, you have my support! Submitted this bug/glitch report to help your game, giving it better performance and enjoyment for other survivors & killers!

If you see me in a lobby, please tell me your there too!

Hi friend! Unfortunately, the wiki isn't run by Dead by Daylight developers - just fans like yourself who really adore the game. Whilst it's slightly possible that they may see your issue here, the recommended place to post all issues is on the Steam discussion forum for the game - here. Sorry about any confusion, and I wish you all the best in getting the issue resolved.
--Rees (talk) 08:16, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Hey again,

I appreciate the link, I'll be sure to post the issue there, and thanks for the reply!

Best of luck, Neptune

Spiked Boots wrong description[edit source]

Here it says they increase the movement slightly but ingame it says moderately.

Can't Edit With Links[edit source]

Hi, I'm trying to edit the Decisive Strike page (http://deadbydaylight.gamepedia.com/Decisive_Strike), but I can't add links to external websites. I think it's important to the context of the text I added.

On the bottom under "Tactics" someone has put that "A popular strategy to counter Decisive Strike is to drop a survivor as soon as you pick them up, wasting the perk."

This might be true, but it is considered an exploit. And I don't think advocating the use of exploits is healthy for the wiki or the community. That's why I wanted to link to the page where the developers clearly stated that it was not intended to work this way

Which is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/deadbydaylight/comments/59oq1o/bug_decisive_strike_doesnt_activate_when_you_get/d9ahms4/

Also I wanted to add the wiki page where they define exploits as "the use of a bug or glitches, game system, rates, hit boxes, or speed, etc. by a player to their advantage in a manner not intended by the game's designers.", which is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_exploits

If anyone could add these (or give me rights to add links), that would be greatly appreciated. :)

Hello CharmingRogue, thank you for your feedback and detailed informations about this bug. I've added your link on the page as a reference so others can see the beHaviour's statement as you intended.
Jouki (talk) 18:29, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Floutes[edit source]

Hallo.

Habe nach dem neuen Update 1.3.1 Keine Spielstände mehr !

Hi! Du befindest dich im englischen Dead by Daylight Wiki! Wusstest du, dass es das Wiki auch auf Deutsch gibt? Schau mal hier: https://deadbydaylight-de.gamepedia.com/Dead_by_Daylight_Wiki ILeonx (talk) 20:19, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Translation[edit source]

Hello, i really want to help this wiki by translating it in Italian. How can i do that? I am not a really wiki-pro but i really love translation. Thank you.

Hello, well it seems the DbD wiki is supporting only German translation. In fact accroding to "higher" position "than me": I could try to make some templates that would import a support for other languages. So there would be a table on site something like this
In other lagnuages: Flags of other countries (representing their language)
And it would show only languages that has the translation. Translated sites (except the English) would have PAGENAME/en (/cs /ru /uk /fr /it and so on) but it wouldn't appear while showing the the translated page so that means you would see "Blutpunkte" in german instead of "Bloodpoints/de" (there would be a vocabulary for every language). But I don't want to do that if it wouldn't be used because I suppose it's quite complex to make it work. In fact I don't know how to do that yet now but I know the wiki where it's working so I can learn it. I suppose this question is according to Reestv
--Jouki (talk) 16:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Hi again. For the translation part is ok, now i know how to do that. I already translated a page but when i try to publish that page the wiki give me an error. This is the error: "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Global AF - New user adding phone number to new pages"
Hello, well I would create an account for a start. You are accessing to wiki from various IPs so there's potentially a thread causing vandalism. Anyway, you can't add links in english version wiki to non-english translation. That's why I'm waiting for response from Reestv since he's Admin. Any linking to non-english page will be taken back. About your error; I'm sorry but I'm not sure what you mean, can you post image and action what's causing the error?
--Jouki (talk) 15:14, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, sorry. I was writing via mobile phone and i was not logged in. I spoke to Rees on Steam and he say that i can start translate following the procedure explained in translation guidelines at Gamepedia website (i can't link the page). Anyway when i try to publish that page that i have alredy translated it show me that error.

Thank you again for your help.

The way that has been (at this current time) recommended to me is to check out Gamepedia's [guidelines] page. The method recommended is to create a few pages, such as 'trapper/it,' on this wiki. After a few pages are made, the Gamepedia admins will then decide whether to make another wiki fully dedicated to the language. Hope this helps! --Rees (talk) 10:02, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Creating Page[edit source]

Hello, I've just attempted to add a page to the wiki but it was marked as harmful, I believe this is to do with an external link that was also part of the page. I'd appreciate an Admin either taking a look or getting in touch here

Hi, have you been able to create the page without putting the link in it?
--Rees (talk) 14:56, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
Have not tried but will remove the link for the time being. Should work I imagine! Never had this problem with the other wikis I work on! Thunder Sniper (talk) 16:02, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Creating pages for missing perks[edit source]

I decided to look at Bill's page on the wiki and noticed his perks were missing completely so I decided to get started on Left Behind. I finally finished and it looks like all the other perk pages on the wiki. I tried publishing it but it said it was the action has been automatically identified as harmful and therefore disallowed. It may be because I had links but they were all internal.

Hello and thanks for your effort to help wiki with filling informations. Well, if you want to make a perk page you have to do it via templates that fill the main perk template. You can see the table with 3 links on template page Template:Perk_table that you need to create new perk. First one (Template:Perk_icon) is for icon. You just add the name of file (it should be same as the name of perk). In Template:Perk_desc you add the description of the perk. There's a pretty lot of using the last template Template:Pl. This one is for keeping the data/values about perks on central place. Basically calling the Pl template is like calling a variable (sorta). There's a 'documentation' on the tempalte page so it should help you to understand how it works. If you have any problem with making a perk let me know I will try to help you. And I almost forgot, please use a signature here next time :) --Jouki (talk) 08:08, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Tempomary bans for vandalism[edit source]

Hello, I was wondering if there's any way to request to get permission to tempomarily atleast ban IPs for random vandalism. It's quite annoying to undo these without any vindication. --Jouki (talk) 00:43, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I understand the frustration of dealing with vandalism. The problem with trying to ban IP addresses is that they can be changed very easily. Of course this varies from person to person, but I believe that banning a user's IP address encourages most vandals to challenge the the Wiki by changing their IP address to bypass the temporary ban and continue breaking more and more pages. I understand the frustration of dealing with vandalism, especially if there is no punishment, but I believe that attempting to ban the IP addresses of vandals would cause a subsequent increase in vandalism. I am of course more than happy to run a trial period of banning people who do vandalise the Wiki, and if you think I should do this then please let me know in a reply. --Rees (talk) 15:14, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Well I'm not convinced that they would search for walk around of temporare ban on IP and If so maybe I'd test it if we block these IPs for a (1day)/3day/7day/14day/1month/perma will the occurance raise or not. In case it does we can discuss another way how to "punish" vandals. For an instance this is really childish editaion: 71.30.224.171 but there are a several IPs that make much more damage to wiki and deserve bigger punishment than only 3day ban. --Jouki (talk) 08:53, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Then I will be happy to try this system and see how it goes :) --Rees (talk) 09:13, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
May I ask someone for giving the permission? It will be pretty inefficient to report every vandalism. ( here: 64.8.173.129 this IP got ban already for one week and after this it returns to make more of vandalism) By the way I would apply the rule "The first ban will be based on count of damaged pages, any other vandalism from this ban will raised next ban duration. If the count of damaged pages is higher the ban duration can skip one level of duration which means if the attacker 'attacks' many pages he can get 7days if he do it again (with the same measure) he will get 1month (not 14 days). It means you get the chance before you get perma ban (3 -> 14 -> perma or 7 ->31 -> perma)." --Jouki (talk) 08:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
I agree with your system and I am working on implementing it to any and all vandalism cases from now on. Every new post on the Wiki (that isn't posted by an administrator or higher) is marked for 'patrolling,' which means that I am physically required to view the changes and approve them. Whilst I appreciate the intent, it is not necessary to report every case of vandalism (as I am required to manually check every user contribution to the Wiki). I try to be as proactive as I can, although I have had quite a few deadlines due within past two weeks and so I have had to spend less time on the Wiki than I would have liked. Fortunately, almost all of my deadlines have now passed and I am able to spend more time editing and making sure the content on the Wiki is as accurate as possible. I can assure you that all vandalism cases will receive tiered punishment depending on the severity and frequency of the case. I understand that it may appear as though vandalism is being ignored by me, though I can assure you that this is not the case; it just may be that I check the Wiki after it has been fixed or before it has happened. I will do my best to keep it from happening. --Rees (talk) 20:56, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Alright. Don't worry I didn't (and still don't) think you would ignore the wiki or something like that. I have only one thing on my mind right now - will the change (of page) apply immediately or any change has to be proven by you (or other administrator)? Additionaly it makes another question; May I ask you to help you? I wouldn't have any problem to raise the frequency of checking and it'd surely motivates me to check the pages when I know I could apply our new rule(s). --Jouki (talk) 22:30, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Unable to move "Equipment" page[edit source]

I tried moving the "Equipment" page to a new page called "Items" in order to change the page's name as I've done before with the misspelt "Carburetor Tuning Guide" page as the former term is never used in-game and I think can be misleading for newcomers coming to the the wiki. However, both the pages Item and Items already exist as pure redirect pages. I am not keen to delete those as I'm afraid of messing something up, and I don't want to find out the hard way. If an admin could do that and then maybe move "Equipment" to "Items", that would be lovely. --Sulphur96 (talk) 10:05, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Done ILeonx (talk) 18:40, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you :) --Sulphur96 (talk), 21:34, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Actually, I've just seen that the main page still has "Equipment" in the Unlockables section. I'd be much obliged if you could change that one as well as I lack the permission to edit that myself. --Sulphur96 (talk), 21:38, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Done :) --Rees (talk) 10:47, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much, also for adding the Category tags I forgot ;) --Sulphur96 (talk), 11:49, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Adding info to main page[edit source]

Could some one with permissions add the Events page to the world section on the main page.--Zeronic (talk) 9:59, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Done :) --Rees (talk) 10:27, 17 June 2017 (UTC)