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Template Problem Edit

On Template: Guardian's War, your bot ended up leaving a </span> tag in the header of my template. It's fine now, but you did ask to have problems reported to you. --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 14:53, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

Not technically a problem, your template was badly written, but the bot expects it to not be badly written so it goes ahead anyway. Joey aa 23:30, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, the same thing happened to me. Why did you edit my template when it had no effect on what it looked like? You just changed it from "<font color>" to "<span style>". What was the point of that? I mean, it's no problem, but it was just without purpose. -- Dudewaldo4 Kuruk-sprite My stories 01:18, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
It's not without reason: font tags are deprecated, and really poor on our behalf. We're on XHTML 1 trans, yet some of our stuff uses font tags, that's unacceptable. We need to migrate all of our font and other deprecated/bad form HTML to proper form and nip this in the butt. Joey aa 02:31, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry I'm being annoying, but I still don't understand what's wrong with it though. Like, why is it a problem? I'd love to help remove the font tags but why is it necessary? -- Dudewaldo4 Kuruk-sprite My stories 15:39, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
Template: Battle. On the template page, it's fine, but when it's put into use, you can see that it has a problem with the Source button aligning to the center. --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 20:52, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
I've fixed it. Thanks, Joey aa 02:36, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Comments Edit

Um I have a question, I can't post comments, when I do, it asks for me to make an account. Why is it doing that?Courage the Cowardly UserSokka-sprite 15:28, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

It only does that if you're logged out. Joey aa 23:26, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
actually everyone is logged in and it is happening to them, i signed in again and it did the same thing while i was writing.Courage the Cowardly UserSokka-sprite 23:28, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, Courage is right. It's happening to all of us, and we're all logged on. Vaznock - Talk 00:32, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
I removed it, clear your cache. Joey aa 00:33, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, okay. There we go. Vaznock - Talk 00:34, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
yep working now.Courage the Cowardly UserSokka-sprite 00:35, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

thanx 4 the msg on my talk page. can u help me write a fanon?Readergirl55 (talkcontribs) 17:24, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Deleting comments Edit

I can't delete comments from pages. Do you have any idea why? --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 19:16, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

I have an idea. Very annoying Wikia bug I'm afraid, I'll see if we can't get it smashed ;) 00:03, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
Try now. Joey aa 04:34, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
It still says "Permission Error" when I try to. Vaznock - Talk 18:42, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
It still does. --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 22:26, September 7, 2010 (UTC)

Can you fix it? --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 13:48, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Please? --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 02:06, September 28, 2010 (UTC)
Try now. Joey aa 00:14, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Reply to Deleting Comments Edit


Stolen Work Edit

Hello, I have a complaint. Waterkai is a user here on the wikia making fanon articles that are almost ALL plagiarized from my work on Bleach Fan Fiction Wikia. The Hanullim thing he "made" is a Zanpakuto of my main Bleach character. His reality and dream bending are also works that are all mine, and not just based on my work, but literally copy-pasted directly from my Bleach and even Naruto Fanon works. I request that he be asked to remove all traces of my stolen work here, which I shall list below, or I will be forced to take action by contacting wikia community personally.

Thank you, and have a nice day. --Seireitou-shishō File:Seireitou's signature picture.jpg(瀞霊冬川平) 21:44, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Hello Edit

Hello, I have recently started a new wiki and I would like to know how to change the logo and skin, could you help?Courage the Cowardly UserSokka-sprite 08:27, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

I made Help:Wiki configuration, that should get you started. Joey aa 00:46, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

comics Edit

Will it be alright if i added the nickmag comics to here since the website is now unavailable ? --Yaang (talkcontribs) 01:30, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Email Edit

Many thanks. In a different matter, did something happen to the comment feature? I still see logs of them being created in the recent changes, but some of them don't show up in articles. When I tested making a comment, it showed up alright. Is this a bug or a feature that hides comments, since some of the ones I looked for were vandalism I intended deleting. I've tried clearing my cache, but nothing changes. Happens in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera, all latest stable version. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 14:30, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

They can be nested now, and as they are paginated, if I comment on somebody's comment from the last page, it won't appear on the page unless you go to that page, but will appear in RC because it did happen today. Best way I do it is to just go to their contribs, then go to link with &action=delete in it. Or click show all comments. Joey aa 21:31, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
Figured the first part when I dug deeper, though clicking in the comment link in the contributions just takes me to the article, but might just be one of those Opera issues. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:53, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
That's a "feature" they added, you don't want to go to the comment when clicking it in the recent changed (you want to go to the blog, or so they assumed). The simplest way then is to copy the url, paste into url bar, and append ?&redirect=no&action=delete to it then go... Not that ideal, but what can i say. Joey aa 21:57, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

IRC Edit

Hey, I need to talk to you over the ninja infestation. They're starting to kill the pirates and people aren't liking it. Avatar (Talk) 19:26, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Bot clean-up Edit

Would you be so kind as to botbend these files out of the wiki? Thanks. ― Thailog 22:42, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

Hello? ― Thailog 22:17, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

one condition Edit

I want to join; but how old do I have to be? And uploading messages ( Like this one ) are kind of confusing.

Site speed Edit

Any idea on why the site could be so slow to me? No matter the browser I use, this always loads very sluggishly when compared to other wikis. Is it because of multiple skins, scripting or the large amount of comments? Not sure about the comments because I've been noticing a speed decrease since before comments were enabled, but I don't know if they contributed to this. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:00, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

That happens sometimes to me, it may just be some bugs.Courage the Cowardly UserOzai-sprite2 01:01, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

It may just be Wikia being slow, although I'm not sure why other wikis would feel faster for you (unless you compared them and wikia as slow for us and not for them). The multiple skins isn't actually much for site speed, the browser just has to download a couple kb file of css in addition to regular wikis and render it, and we don't use much js. Can you give me an example page or time you noticed it? I'm going to be investigating our site speed and trying to increase it during the upcoming months. Joey aa 01:22, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
It happens randomly for me.Courage the Cowardly UserOzai-sprite2 01:23, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

IRC Edit

Hi, Joey, my IRC is screwed up. How do I make it work? VJavatar is avesome(let's talkHave you read AR)Azula Sprite 01:23, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Redirect cleaning Edit

I'm cleaning double and broken redirects. Haven't started with the broken ones yet, but I can run in a similar problem. While I had no trouble redirecting blog posts, I can't edit or delete the redirect of article comments. When I click it, it takes me to the article's main page. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 04:45, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Never mind, found a way around it. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 04:47, September 6, 2010 (UTC)
On a related note, can we run a bot from time to time to clean the double redirects? Wikipedia has a bot which does that if I'm not mistaken. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 05:00, September 6, 2010 (UTC)
I usually have a 'bot night' where I go through the wikis I'm active at and do some bot maintenance (including that), about once 1-3 months. It seems I'm a tad slow, so I'll see what I can do. Joey aa 18:33, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

CSS Edit

Hey, Joey, can you give me a hand here? -- Dudewaldo4 Kuruk-sprite My stories 12:11, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

Dunno what theme you're referring to, here we have like 4 effectively different themes. I need to know if you refer to the mainpage, mainspace, fanon, or the one everywhere else. Joey aa 18:31, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
He's referring to a different wiki. --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 18:38, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
I know that, within the link he had a comment saying he wanted avatar wiki's skin with changes, I have no idea which 'skin' he is referring to. Joey aa 18:42, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

No, I know how Bending emblems covers the background of each article? I'm not sure what to call it... -- Dudewaldo4 Kuruk-sprite My stories 21:13, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

body {
background-color:#F5F5F5 !important; /* color it will fallback on if image is slow or doesn't load, or behind image if it's transparent */
background-image:url("") !important /* full url path to image */
Joey aa 21:19, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Joey! I've got some serious issues with CSS... :P -- Dudewaldo4 Kuruk-sprite My stories 18:34, September 19, 2010 (UTC)

My Picture Situation Edit

Okay, so I've been working really hard on my fanon, and a moderator named, Thailog keeps deleting my pictures without warning. When I asked him why they were deleted, he said it was because there wasn't a source, no licence, and it was altered. I know he's a moderator, and I'm sure some may say I'm "snitching" because I'm mad my stuff got taken off, but thats only partly why I'm mad. He never gave me a warning before he deleted them, and he never explained to me how to source it. Another thing is the picture I used for Fanon:Chronicles of Ian wasn't copyrighted, and therefore I had the right to use it. Then he's saying it was alterd. I don't see what the problem is when I edit the picture to say "Chronicles of Ian" with that font, and placed Fanon:Ian's face on it. I really hate being a bother, I'm sorry if this is aggrovating, and I would appriciate it if someone could explain to me how to source an image "properly" and how to get a "licence" for it.
Thank you for your time,
*~~Ian Bernard~~*

Fire Lord Edit

hey i understand you can delete comments, i may be mistaken though. anyway, i was looking on the page entitled "Fire Lord" and there is a whole mess of bad comments on there. it would be appreciative if you clean that up. thanks for the help --Millennia2 (talkcontribs) 20:49, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

thanks for the help, it looks a lot better. --Millennia2 (talkcontribs) 22:37, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

New skin Edit

I've been around and noticed that there was this link saying how Wikia is going to change its skin and all, and I can't help to see that some places are not very pleased with the changes. Since you're the code-savvy one here, how will this change affect us? Will it be a smooth and pleasant change like the Wikipedia skin and functionality change earlier this year, or will the change FUBAR the wiki? Do we have a forum here discussing this already? Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 20:46, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

Load up reddead.wikia and change your skin in your preferences to wikia's new look. It's a new skin, a lot of things are moved/changed, i don't know if you remember the monobook to monaco transition from way back, but it's similar to that. I'll work on some new themes for us of course as we work towards the release date. Joey aa 23:47, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

avatar problemEdit

Why can't i change my avatar? when i try to change it to another just says that my preferences have been saved but the avatar never changes. ): help?King Kaizuh -Azula Sprite 21:20, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

I am Ian Bernard, and I am having the exact same problem. Not to sound rude, but whats the deal?

Momo Sprite*~~Ian Bernard~~*Momo Sprite 11:59, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Same here... is this wiki performing maintenance or something?

AvaFan (talkcontribs) 07:17, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

Brazilian Portuguese Avatar wiki Edit

I saw that no one was editing the portuguese wiki so i sort of addopted the wiki with out looking here... sorry, my mistake (also sorry for my bad engilsh garmar)

If that's ok with you.........

Although i did do some huge improvement on it. Added a few templates some 50 pages over the past month.

I can't take all the credit: User named Renatabls helped too.

Plz take a look at it.

PS: Im from Brazil as well...

Picture Problems Edit

Hello Joeyaa,

My name is Ian Bernard and I am the author of The Chronicles of Ian. I am having some troubles with an admin, Thailog. When I upload a photo onto the wiki, he takes it upon himself to delete the image, if there is an issue with it. I know he is just doing his job, but I feel he isn't doing his job properly. He gives me no warning before the deletion, and no assistance if the problem can be fixed. The image, Hawky7.png was uploaded by me so I could use it as an image for a template I made to give to users who won my unofficial Hawky Awards. When I uploaded the image, I accidentally put the origin in the source field. Thailog instantly deleted the image, without warning, when I could have easily fixed the problem in no time at all. Other users are also unsatisfied with his actions. I hate to be the one to complain, but I feel he is misusing his powers as an admin. A proper admin would first warn the user of the upcoming deletion, bring to their attention that there is a problem with the image, assist the uploader in fixing the problem, and if the user in incapable of fixing the problem themselves, try their best to fix it for them. Thailog does not do so, and I would like to see not that he is removed as an admin, but an apology, and him doing his job the way it should be done. I understand that when a user uploads an image to the wiki, there is an instruction manual on how to upload properly, but many still do not understand how to properly upload their images. I think a little more instruction should be added to the upload image page, which would lessen the amount of mistakes made upon a users upload.

Thanks for your time,

Momo Sprite*~~Ian Bernard~~*Momo Sprite 01:51, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

{{title}} Edit

Seems fubar'd now. I moved the js over since it wasn't being picked up in common.js and it seems it's no longer working here either as seen on Jet as well as countless other pages. Also, the icons don't seem to have much of a place to 'settle' now either. Rappy 03:45, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

New Skin Edit

Uhh... I'm working with the new skin now (I've got to get used to it eventually), and I have a problem. In the new skin, how do you access the talk page of articles? --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 23:47, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

Main Page Edit

Hi! I was told you are the one to contact with questions regarding wikia design. This is by far the highest quality wikia I've ever seen. I had thought that what one would do in terms of customization was very limited due to the software, but I was clearly wrong. I'm wondering how you (and the other designers) were able to create the background for this site, the main page design, the color scheme. I wouldn't want to ask for your help on my wikia (George Lopez), but I would love to know how the quality of this wikia was achieved. Excellent work... with kind regards, Nick Lewis (talkcontribs) 14:42, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

The page Fire Nation has been vandalized! Please help me by finding the vandal! Vickers Vilbert 9:50, October 10, 2010 (UTC).

The page The Avatar Returns has been vandalized! Please help me by finding the vandal! Vickers Vilbert 10:03, October 10, 2010 (UTC).

The page Tui has been vandalized! Please help me by finding this vandal! Vickers Vilbert 10:10, October 10, 2010 (UTC).

Updates Edit

Any news on the Korra front? Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 15:56, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

Community Portal Edit

Hi Joey. I've left a forum post concerning the community portal design. It's been a while since a non-admin has done made any large changes to it, so I've decided to draft a proposal. I know you probably want to design it yourself, so good luck. I'm just letting you know that there does exist an organizational idea (in complete code) on the forums. It's probably far from your standards, but feel free to use any part of it you want (if you like it at all). With kind regards, Nick Lewis (talkcontribs) 02:53, October 24, 2010 (UTC)

hahaahahah Edit

To late! I already deleted the aang page. Your just saying this because your conserned about your precious wiki. well the d wiki is going bye bye now, who cares if im blocked Im deleting everything! And it wasn't U i wanted appolgies from!

Homework Edit

You wanted a few possible suggestions for the some out.

  1. Give remove comments ability to rollback privileged users
  2. User page: allow 1 uploaded image
  3. Loosen the rules that disallow any removal of information from Talk pages - allow for removal of obvious spam or irrelevant conversations. (Such as the "Bending statistics" on Zuko's talk page...)
  4. Clean up fanon section; as in get old fanon's that just aren't good out of there. Tighten rules to enforce keeping legible, enjoyable fanons rather than ones that are horribly written/grammatically incorrect, and the characters must be at least marginally in character. An overall main plot must be stated on the fanon's main page (not just a collection of one-shots with no overall premise). What I mean by this is make it easier to remove obviously unacceptable fanons (Such as the nony spammed fanon) The Bos already does a great job, perhaps he would appreciate some support in this area.
  5. Clean up blogs. Blogs must be about a valid topic that instigates discussion, more than just a shout-out to the public. Undescriptive one or two sentence blogs should be removed when sighted.
  6. Make official conversational topics/blogs regarding the mysteries of Avatar. (Such as Water Spout's example blogs)
  7. Consider possibly expanding to spotlighting Fanart (fanon section, obviously). Aka, have a section "Featured Fanart" by user-made uploads.
  8. Make a new page for a "How-To" guide for using the wiki, with little tips for easy browsing. Ex, "See More" below the popular blogs displays a list of blog topics. This How To page should have screenshots that depict where said features can be seen.
  9. More social events / such as contests. Sorry, we don't have specific examples with this....
  10. Rework how-to pages to be more clear and concise

~by Courage the Cowardly User & Vulmen (talkcontribs) 04:54, November 15, 2010 (UTC)

My responses:
  1. This sounds okay to me, and talking to Joey, he approves of it too. This should be implemented very soon, unless there is widespread community dissent on the matter (which I seriously doubt).
  2. I can't agree with this one. We want to stay clear of Nickolodeon's wrath. I want to clarify, though, that you can upload images in the public domain, images you created yourself, or use images that are already on the wiki. I think that's a lot of images already. :)
  3. Obvious spam, abuse and irrelevant conversations can already be removed. It's just substantial coversations that cannot, so no change required here. I might clarify this further on our policies though.
  4. Most of the fanon admins have not been editing too regularly, so there may be a backlog in this area. If the fanon admins allow me to, I can help with cleaning up fanon regularly as well. My suggestion would be to move the really bad pages immediately to a user subpage, and make them fix it before putting it back onto our fanon namespace. Then we wouldn't have to check each page after thirty days to see whether it needs to be deleted - that is tedious work.
  5. This sounds good to me. I think I've already elaborated somewhat on this on my last blog post. In future, any blog post will be deleted if an administrator believes that it is far too short. Let me know if you disagree with this and we can go for a wider consultation.
  6. I was the main guy doing the official blog posts for the wiki in the past, and after my exams this week and next, I'll be happy to write more. I can also make a blog listing page for these kinds of blogs to incorporate good posts such as Water Spout's, and my own.
  7. I don't know about this one, and Joey I know doesn't think too much of it. If you like, you can make a more formal proposal for this in a blog post or the forums for community feedback.
  8. This wiki "outsources" this stuff to Wikia Help. If you think something is unclear, you can always go to that wiki and fix things yourself. :) As a for a browsing guide, I will just add a little one at the end of our "About us" page.
  9. I talked to Joey; there is a contest coming from him very soon. I also plan to create a special kind of "social event" (that is not a contest) soon.
  10. Again, this is Wikia Help's problem, not ours. :)
Those are some good suggestions! The 888th Avatar (talk) 09:08, November 15, 2010 (UTC)
  1. Awesome, can you tell me when it's done?Courage the Cowardly User Talk Contributions 05:54, November 16, 2010 (UTC)

Unblocking Edit

hey Joey, it's anr0328, I'm cooled down and ready to be unblocked. Thanks! --Anr0328

Safari Creature Finding Thingy Edit

Hi Joeyaa, Water Spout made a great blog to help add to the creature pages. So far, we've added one new creature to the wiki, and we're continuing our search for more. I just thought you'd like to check it out, and put in some thought on what creature's have been found. Momo Sprite*~~Ian Bernard~~*Momo Sprite 15:12, November 17, 2010 (UTC)


Hi Joeyaa I was wondering if you could make me a Op or VOICE.

--Anr0328 (talk) 02:32, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, this is not possible. At the moment, only administrators are ops/are voiced on the Avatar Wiki channel. The 888th Avatar (talk) 10:32, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

"Platinum" badges Edit

I've seen some badges like this before, but I've never seen them used. What are they for? Are they even supposed to be given out? --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 02:45, November 27, 2010 (UTC) Joey aa@fandom 22:39, November 28, 2010 (UTC)

Onee Question: You know how everyone is ranked? If so, who is first?

By achievement points? See Special:Leaderboard Joey@fandom 19:20, December 4, 2010 (UTC)

Question about the Contest Award Badge Edit

Hi, and first let me thank you for awarding me the Head Monk Badge, I'm very thankful for that. But I do have a question: Which one of my ideas was the one that won me the badge? I posted several, so I'm not entirely sure what I credit for. If you could clear that up for me, I'd really appreciate it, and it would let me know what to be proud of! It was a really great contest, and I enjoyed posting my ideas almost as much as I did winning! :p

And on a related note, could you also possibly reveal what the other three winner's ideas were? Thank You!Hiroakira Fengxian (talkcontribs) 19:11, December 17, 2010 (UTC)

Main Page/Contest Feedback Edit

  • Main Page - The main page I think is well desgined and it fits in well with the new wikia skin. It also has easy to use links to characters, the FA, User of the Month etc. Also the fanon portal is now featured in a way that will make more visitors notice and view it.
  • Korra Contest - The contest was a good idea to see what users could come up with, although I doubt it would have as successful without a badge prize. I personally did not participate but the idea was solid and seems to have worked out well. I would like to see more of them in the future so we could see what people could come up regarding other subjects.

Malefic 21:43, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Christmas Edit

Merry Christmas, Joeyaa. Dcasawang1 - Talk 21:06, December 24, 2010 (UTC)

Category Help Edit

Hi there Joeyaa. I just wanted to ask for some help with creating categories, I can't seem to find the template on this wiki. Anyway I have created the page with the Category: Namespace before it, but it doesn't seem to show up in the "select a category" thing at the end of a page. Anyways, here's the direct link, and I hope you can help me. Kind regards, Will94 (Talk - Teru) 11:52, December 29, 2010 (UTC)

How can I have the Achievements badges and points from this wiki and post them on my wiki? Please contact back. LEGO Lord 17:32, December 29, 2010 (UTC)

Profile Edit

Hi, Joeyaa. I have a problem. I still do not know how to edit my profile! Especially the template: Character infobox (and so my profile still in state of "Welcome! This is your user page. Feel free to let your fellow Avatar Wikians know a little more about you by editing this page!").=( Lotus Ying (talkcontribs) 14:59, December 30, 2010 (UTC)

Why? Edit

Why was I banned? I didn't even make one edit on my account and I was banned forever. I feel offended by that. 04:44, January 13, 2011 (UTC)


Title is no longer working =| Renatabls 21:07, March 4, 2011 (UTC)

User rights Edit

Per the spirit of our community agreements and policies on administrator inactivity, Omni's bureaucrat and administrator user rights should be removed. As someone with profound respect for him, I deeply regret this; however, it is clear that he does not believe that he will return to this wiki anytime soon. He is unable to fulfil his obligations to the community as an administrator and bureaucrat, and it would be unfair for him to hold on to rights that others have lost in the past for inactivity. Thanks, The 888th Avatar (talk) 12:13, March 28, 2011 (UTC)