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Deleting pages

How do I delete pages?

Only admins can delete pages. Add the page that you'd like deleted to category:delete, at some point someone will go through there and delete it. [[User:M|–MT]] 19:54, 29 Sep 2005 (CEST)

Thanks for the answer!

Blocking Users

It seems the current wiki configuration wont let sysops block users... Any chance for this to be changed is on hands of the main admins (RogueLord and DarkGod)

Any chance of them blocking said user at least?

I have been given admin access to the database, all I can to from there is delete their accounts, I will look further into blocking them soon. --Slash 17:55, 17 Apr 2006 (CEST)

Rollback link

It appears when you click 'diff' on a recent changes item, I don't recall if it is only accesible to admins though,.. --Slash 17:54, 17 Apr 2006 (CEST)

It does seem to only apply to administrators. --JeffLait 21:55, 18 Apr 2006 (CEST)

talkie talkie page

The addition I made to talkie talkie projects came from a duplicate page, Talkie Talkie Projects, which I then redirected to talkie talkie projects (the proper capitalization). I'm fine with discarding the text and the list, just wanted to let you know where it came from. [[User:M|–MT]] 21:07, 18 Sep 2006 (CEST)


I am placing this note on all 5 sysops talk pages 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in the hope that some site improvements can be made. (As it appears that only sysops can do what is necessary.)

When I first found the RogueBasin wiki, I was shocked that there wasn't any sort of Help section to assist new users and guide them. (The page hasn't existed since May 30, 2005(!!!), but has been visited almost 3,300 times!) I was also surprised that unless one knew from previous wiki experience where to look, finding out who was in charge (who the sysops/admins were) wasn't possible. The Community Portal page also currently redirects to the talk page, which removes the opportunity for some community-building and direction as well. It is clear to me that roguelikes have some serious fans and some dedicated programmers, and I'm just concerned that the wiki seems to have been left to sit and has gone fairly stagnant.

Currently on User:R2's talk page there is a discussion about date formatting. No standard has been set, and probably this would have been better discussed in the Community Portal, but because of the small number of daily edits, people seem to have found the discussion all right. The problem is that I think everyone in the discussion has their own preference, and there really isn't enough editor presence to come up with a consensus. And no sysop has dropped by, either. Which possibly would help, because someone has to know what the purpose of the site is supposed to be, which might help in some of the decision-making going on. - Kiefer 06:00, 25 July 2008 (CEST)

Purpose of the site is to provide a place for the roguelike community to document itself. A sort of Roguelike-centered Wikipedia, with the NPOV but without the WP:N. As such, I really don't see how the site purpose can shed any light on the ideal date format. Some of those dead pages likely stem from the spam attacks - spammers targeted "common" pages so most of them got locked down. --JeffLait 17:40, 28 July 2008 (CEST)
Thank you for your reply. The changes/pages that you made are a great start. I've put both on my watchlist, and even when I don't edit anything on the site, I check in usually once a day to see what has changed, so any spammers of those pages should get removed fairly quickly. (Plus it appears others here smack down spammers as well.)
I guess the question about the site's purpose was more whether the site is meant as primarily a resource for other programs to grab information from or whether it's a site for roguelike developers only/primarily, or whether it was for developers and players equally or something else. Is it meant to have an international audience, an English-speaking audience only, or...? If the site is primarily a resource for programs to grab info from, then the most computer-friendly date format is best, if it's an international format, then probably the usual wiki format would be best, if it's an English-only, then perhaps a more "Month Day, Year" format might be best. Purpose sometimes helps dictate form, I guess.
Really, however, I'm just grabbing for any info that I can get, date formatting question or not. I don't know the origin of the site, and what its original goal was. Unfortunately, it appears fairly abandoned. (I don't know, maybe not. I admin at a site that gets hundreds upon hundreds of changes a day, so perhaps I'm a bit jaded. :-] ) As a player, I came here actually looking for some sort of help with your game, which slaps me around no matter how much I know. I added some of my personal notes about it for whatever other desperate soul goes looking, but didn't feel bold enough to try to create help pages and such because I just didn't know enough. Mainly because I didn't know about the purpose of the site. (Again, purpose dictates form.)
As a roguelike player (admittedly only a handful of roguelike games), I'd like to see more detail about the games. As with the POWDER page, I'd like to see each game have a main page, but then a Gameplay section that has helpful hints/spoilers/info. (All the stuff that...when desperate, oh so desperate...players go Googling for.) But that's a player speaking. So while I was bold with the POWDER stuff (I figured if someone minded, then things would get editing/changed/deleted/etc.), I didn't feel free to venture into editing other things (well, they were locked anyway!)
So, thank you again for taking the time to reply and for creating those new pages. Hopefully I will have some extra time mid-August and help flesh things out a little on those two new pages! Kiefer 04:32, 31 July 2008 (CEST)
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