User talk:Maxite

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PollDaddy, WhosOnline, CurrentUsers, Editcount, and GiveRollback. PollDaddy and Editcount are the number one priorities. --Starphoria 19:21, 14 January 2012 (MST)


  • Characters: 8 Sections @ CharacterBox
  • Enemies: 4 sections @ EnemyBox
  • Items: 4 section @ ItemBox
  • Locations: 5 sections @ LocationBox --Starphoria 11:59, 11 February 2012 (MST)

Extensions 2

TitleKey, ToggleAnonRights, NewUserMessage, Loops, MultipleUpload, Checkuser, Admin Links, CurrentUsers, Charinsert, CSS, ReplaceText, Countdown (For Uprising's release), Title Blacklist .

Sorry if that was an overload, but I just want to make sure we have all the extensions we would use so you don't have to add a whole bunch later. Adding these extensions lets me set up more of the MediaWiki pages and templates we need. --Starphoria (C·E) 09:11, 18 February 2012 (MST)

Also, can you customize a new user right? (Ambassador) If you don't know how, There's a guide. Just base it off SE Wiki's Ambassador. --Starphoria (C·E) 09:24, 18 February 2012 (MST)

Spambot problem

The wiki has been besieged by spambots lately- I've had to block nearly 50 spambot accounts in the last two days, and they still keep coming faster than I can block them. Is there some way that we can automatically block them before they flood the wiki with nonsense and spam? The only solution I can think of is a regional IP block, since I get the feeling that they all come from the same range from their poor grasp of English and frequent use of Chinese letters.--Anothrgamer1234 08:57, 3 July 2012 (MDT)

The spambot situation is getting progressively worse; I've had to ban nearly 100 of the spambot accounts now and they still keep making more of them. I suggest taking JORDAN DEBONO's suggestion in order to minimize theit impact. Alternately, we could try using a WHOIS check to see if they share a common IP address range and block all IPs within that range. Either way, we need to take action sooner rather than later. CAPTCHAs might work as well, but I'm not sure how well that would be recieved by the other users.--Anothrgamer1234 13:30, 5 July 2012 (MDT)
Dear Maxite, I have a simple and effective idea as for how to remove these spambots. I'm sure it won't take long to set up. Icaruspedia must use the system of autocomfirming users. This means when a new member joins, he must wait for at least seven days to pass and for him to do 10 edits to create his own profile. The Super Mario Wiki already utilize this, and its effectiveness shows because from the year and a half I've spent with them I never came across one spambot. I hope you take this relatively simple idea into thought. For further reference of how this works, I suggest you click the following link:
JORDAN DEBONO 12:45, 3 July 2012 (MDT)
I'm a little confused on "edits" in this situation. Does that mean mainspace, forum/mainspace, mainspace/talk, template etc. Because I believe Mainspace edits are the most effective edits. CancerClaw12:The Smash Bros Fan 14:32, 3 July 2012 (MDT)
Hello. I've tweaked a few of the CAPTCHAs so hopefully that will put a stem--even if temporarily--to the spambots. I'm looking into more permanent solutions into the problem, and those will be implemented when I have a better grasp of time in the coming weeks. Maxite 20:02, 12 July 2012 (MDT)
Although CAPTCHAs would certainly help, the spambots seem to confine all their edits to their own userpages- probably because normal users cannot edit other people's userpages without serious reprecussions; needless to say, legitimate users might resent the application of CAPTCHAs to their own pages. The sheer number of spambots that have appeared (about 250 of them since the initial attacks) has led me to believe that the attacks might be coordinated in some manner; the content each spambot posts is nearly identical to the other spambots, so they must have a common origin point. If we can figure out where that is, we should be able to stop the attacks by blocking all IP addresses that are used by the region that the origin point is located in. Although this may sound like a drastic measure, I highly doubt that anyone from China or Taiwan uses this wiki anyway.--Anothrgamer1234 20:18, 12 July 2012 (MDT)
The spambot problem has grown worse than ever before- for every spambot account we block, three more pop up in its place. We have to do something about this at once before the wiki is completely overwhelmed by nonsense. --Anothrgamer1234 08:52, 31 July 2012 (MDT)
We've blocked nearly one thousand spambots at this point and there seems to be no end to them. They're proliferating to the point where I'm seriously considering asking RicketyTrigger to disable user registration and lock down the entire wiki until this can be fixed. We need to stop them and fast.--Anothrgamer1234 20:00, 19 August 2012 (MDT)

Spelling Mistake

Dear Maxite,

Please excuse my spelling, but while changing the name of the article Phosphora to Lightning Flash Phosphora, I mistakenly typed in Lighting, forgetting the N in the middle. To make matters worse, I created a redirect to this badly spelt page with Lightning Flash Phosphora, meaning I couldn't revert this edit. The article is now permanently called Lighting Flash Phosphora, with a redirect of Phosphora and Lightning Flash Phosphora. Could you please change this mistake as I have no clue as where to continue from here. I'm sorry for the trouble caused...

JORDAN DEBONO 11:25, 8 July 2012 (MDT)

Name Change

I know this is out of the blue but this guy suggested I get a different username. I prefer IceBlue, as this is my username on AllisBrawl and on my forums. I am sure you have to power to change names, but please be sure to move my edits to the other account. CancerClaw12 19:25, 8 July 2012 (MDT)

Welcome back

But what changes have you actually made to the LocalSettings? I would presume you made it so users can't become autoconfirmed and make userpages without reaching a certain edit quota. If that is the case, it's pointless blocking the spambots now, as they will never reach that edit quota. We'll be like F-Zero Wiki, having spambots register, but they won't edit. And of course, their registration can be hidden from Recent Changes, so it's not a problem that would cause the death of us. Toast Wii U U.pngltimatumSwadloon.png 12:28, 22 September 2012 (MDT)

I have set up an Autoconfirmed Group that requires 25 edits and that the accounts be 10 days old for now. I will work on seeing if I can't reduce the spambot registrations in the coming week(s), as well as getting some other plugins up and running. Maxite 16:26, 22 September 2012 (MDT)

Trust me, there is no point in blocking the spambots now. They can't make userpages, so all they can do is register. The only downfall that comes of this is the fact that they will clog up Recent Changes, and blocking each individual bot will only double the amount of clogging. Take a look at F-Zero Wiki's Recent Changes, they put autoconfirmed rights in place, so all the spambots can do is register, nothing more. It's better for all of us if you don't bother. Toast Wii U U.pngltimatumSwadloon.png 16:35, 23 September 2012 (MDT)

Welcoming New Users

Should users be autoconfirmed in order for us to greet them or have them make one useful contribution to the wiki? IceBlue[C] 20:36, 25 September 2012 (MDT)

If they demonstrate they're human, then by all means welcome them. Maxite 00:34, 29 September 2012 (MDT)


You probably want to give him ambassadorship, he's a bureaucrat on SmashWiki. Toast Wii U U.pngltimatumSwadloon.png 14:11, 9 October 2012 (MDT)

Back to square one

It appears that the spambots have shifted their tactics- now they just put their spam on their talk pages instead of the user space. Is there a way to prevent them from editing their talk pages as well?--Anothrgamer1234 08:03, 11 October 2012 (MDT)

I'll be updating and installing several plugins and settings in the near future. Hopefully that'll quash them then. Maxite 14:20, 12 October 2012 (MDT)


There's quite a few that we've been wanting for a while now. Please install them. [1] Toast Wii U U.pngltimatumSwadloon.png 17:25, 18 November 2012 (MST)

I'm also bumping this. Haven't proposed it in a while. IceBlue[C] 01:00, 20 November 2012 (MST)
How does tomorrow (20 November) sound for installing several plugins? Will certainly be very exciting as I do have a small tendency to break the wiki when I install new plugins (d'oh!), so expect some minor downtime as well. Maxite 01:08, 20 November 2012 (MST)

Basic users can't create pages

Right now, I can't create pages, which makes it really hard to help out. If this is because I'm not yet in the autoconfirmed users group then please add me, if not we should consider relaxing user controls to allow basic users to create pages. Kirbman 16:04, 10 January 2013 (MST)

To become autoconfirmed, you require 25 edits, and have your account be active for 10 days. Though if you want to start working on the article now, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, give me an article, and I'll make a blank article for it, which you can then fill. Toast Wii U U.pngltimatumSwadloon.png 17:34, 10 January 2013 (MST)
Thanks for clarifying that ToastUltimatum. I actually just wanted to add the clubs category (which didn't exist until I added the club page to it) to the weapons category. It's the only weapon type category that is not yet a subcategory of weapons. Kirbman 09:58, 11 January 2013 (MST)

Technical Issues

Hello Maxite,

You have an awaiting email from me! I sent it over to your gmail address.

I would really like to discuss an issue about this wiki with you. It's kind of important. Thanks, ----DeviantSerpent (contribs) 00:15, 26 January 2014 (MST)

Extension issue

Not sure if you'll get this, but I'm assuming you'll get a notification. Otherwise, I'll just message you directly on Discord. :P

Talking with Starphoria (who said she'd get this message to you, but posting here just in case), I noticed that the CharInsert Extension is not installed, thus making the tags on MediaWiki:Edittools display incorrectly. Apparently this was installed earlier, but a MediaWiki update caused it to break or something. Was wondering if you'd be willing to fix it? Alex95Sig1.pngAlex95Sig2.png 20:23, 12 January 2018 (MST)

Pinging again because stuff needs to happen. Alex95Sig1.pngAlex95Sig2.png 16:21, 1 November 2018 (MDT)