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    ADMIN ALERT - Banned User Threats

    I'm posting the text of a threat sent to Lexicanum on 4-15-2019, so all admins can keep an eye out for anyone trying to deface the site. We haven't yet identified the source, but we do have the...
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    Done, all wikis updated: 1) removed the "other...

    Done, all wikis updated:

    1) removed the "other info" field entirely (there is no way in mediawiki to make filling it out mandatory)
    2) adding the "biography" field back in with a 10 word minimum....
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    Update guys, I just gave the registration...

    Update guys,

    I just gave the registration updates to the programmer. I will advise when he finishes them.

    1) removing the "other info" field entirely
    2) adding the "biography" field back in...
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    Yeah - that's fine. We should be able to change...

    Yeah - that's fine. We should be able to change the description text.

    On confirmed being mandatory - I have seen some cases where an obviously real user (based on username/ description being...
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    Hey Inquisitor S. I had a similar experience...

    Hey Inquisitor S.

    I had a similar experience going through about 150 applications about 2 weeks back on the 40K english wiki - with about a dozen being legitimate. There is a LOT of Russian spam...
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    I'll go back and see what the difficulty is to...

    I'll go back and see what the difficulty is to make that one field compulsory.

    Some of the fields are easy to do that with and some aren't - mediawiki wierdness.

    I find it sad how few...
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    Feel free.

    Feel free.
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    Mediawiki Developer/Architect Needed

    This one goes out to all the current admins on Lexicanum.

    We are in the middle of some template updates mentioned in the other thread.

    After we complete that, we want to locate a developer...
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    OK, thanks Ashendant. We are in the middle of...

    OK, thanks Ashendant.

    We are in the middle of doing template updates for both desktop and mobile. Once we wrap that up, next up is a fresh AoS wiki. Once we get there, let me know if you have...
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    Actually I just took a look at the English WHFB...

    Actually I just took a look at the English WHFB wiki and it's pretty good regarding single column. The main issues are on the 40K side of things which have a ton of multi-column and fixed width...
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    There is not much we can do about the thousands...

    There is not much we can do about the thousands of individual topic pages, but most of the multi-column items are on the portal pages. If you take a look at the faction portal pages on the english...
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    BoLS Lounge - Archiving

    Hi Everybody,

    We are starting the process of archiving the BoLS Lounge. It is 10 years old and has been a fantastic archive of community projects, hobby and conversations. But in 2018, forums...
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    Lexicanum Announcements - Fall 2018

    Hello Everyone,

    I wanted to make a few announcements on what is going on with Lexicanum.

    We are currently starting a refresh of the main wikis to make them more accessible for mobile users, and...
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    That's interesting - Recaptcha 2.0 is considered...

    That's interesting - Recaptcha 2.0 is considered to be un-broken as of now.

    But then again, there is nothing that can be done about actual human spammers registering.


    -Larry
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    Ok,I did some digging: For now I want to...

    Ok,I did some digging:



    For now I want to just take off all the extraneous biography,CV, etc stuff and see what happens. I am very leery of letting people register anonymously and potential...
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    We've just updated the registration pages for...

    We've just updated the registration pages for 40K, WHFB english and removed some fields.

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    That should help increase new registrations.


    Ashendant, can you give me more detail on...
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    OK, progess to report: In order to update the...

    OK, progess to report:

    In order to update the RECAPCHA, we have to update each wiki's mediawiki version to 1.30. As we update each wiki we are doing both the version update and the Recaptcha.
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    It's on the new user registration page. I don't...

    It's on the new user registration page. I don't believe its anywhere else.

    Also I have found a developer, who will start on the update this week.

    -L
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    RECAPTCHA Update

    We are aware of the end of life for Recaptcha 1.0 and are finding a mediawiki developer currently to update all the vwikis to use the new 2.0 version.

    The wikis will have to be updated to a more...
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    Discord links added to all wiki navbars, and...

    Discord links added to all wiki navbars, and added to new on english sites.

    We will be getting the news out on all Lexicanum social media channels shortly.
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    Hey Ashendant, Mayhem's Muse is who you want. ...

    Hey Ashendant,

    Mayhem's Muse is who you want. Feel free to let her into the treehouse.

    Once it's up, we'll start in on updating the navbars and telling everyone on Lex.


    -L
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    Discord Channel for Lexicanum community?

    I wanted to being this up for you guys.

    The admins over at DnD-wiki.org (our dungeons and dragons wiki) have recently set up a Discord channel for all their admins and community members.

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    I have no problems with that - but I have no idea...

    I have no problems with that - but I have no idea how to do that.

    Is that something one of the current 40K admins can do? or does it need IT guys?

    -L
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    I like - very nice! Similar to the ones onthe...

    I like - very nice!

    Similar to the ones onthe 40K wiki. I have no issues with it.
  25. Uggg, that Bloodthirster... But I'll get my...

    Uggg, that Bloodthirster...

    But I'll get my revenge! Just you wait Khorne...
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