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Creating rules and guidelines

Hi all, I think it's time we introduce some clear rules and guidelines for the wiki, preferably supported by consensus. Please comment on the proposals below. If you think there is another topic to be raised, feel free to add it. X010 (talk) 17:52, 26 March 2019 (GMT)

Build naming system

Currently there is no clear policy on the build naming system. I've seen a few possible options from discussions on Discord and elsewhere:


  • that will lead to fragmentation as there is no clear 'collection' of the builds and one will simply have too many pages with the same 'depth'
  • my preference. MediaWiki recognises that it's a subpage and makes some optimisations for that; see mediawikiwiki:Subpages for details.
  • that is confusing as not only does it look cluttered, it looks like a namespace, which it isn't.
  • that would lead to fragmentation and the main pages will simply be too large

Please comment on what you think on them. If you think another option is better, please feel free to add them. X010 (talk) 17:52, 26 March 2019 (GMT)


WILSON2bGg That's pretty much the same as my first option, as the parent OS and the build will still be in the same depth. I've edited the options to make that more clear, and hence removed your option. Please let me know if it's still not correct. X010 (talk) 21:53, 26 March 2019 (GMT)

X010 I made the 1st option a little more like my proposal. WILSON2bGg (talk) 22:01, 26 March 2019 (GMT)


Thanks to all for the discussion. Based on Discord conversations, there is a 2:2 deadlock on options 1 and 2. We've decided to implement option 2 in the end. X010 (talk) 22:47, 31 March 2019 (BST)

Uploading images

For some reason, I can't upload images, it gives a 503 error.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 17:06, 26 April 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager How are you uploading them - through a URL or through a file source? X010 (talk) 17:11, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 Through a file source. It was tested on Firefox 66.0.2 on Android 6.0.1 and Netscape on Windows 98.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 17:15, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Strange, I can upload just fine. Could you try to upload again? If the error still occurs, can you share a screenshot of the problem? Thanks in advance. X010 (talk) 17:17, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 Might be because my connection is slow, but I have no problems using the BA Image uploader.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 17:21, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Currently, cross-linking of images between the BA image uploader and the wiki is not available (which is something we are working upon). For the time being then, you can link the image to the BA image uploader from the wiki using an external link (which will not display the image itself however). X010 (talk) 17:24, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 Here is the picture.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 17:28, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager "The requested topic does not exist." X010 (talk) 22:15, 26 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 i fixd the link.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers.


I got a idea to improve your wiki why not make a userbox so like for example this user is a pro at computers or something Wwepro126 (talk) 19:00, 29 April 2019 (BST)

@Wwepro126 Thanks for your suggestion. I've moved it to the correct place. However, at this time I'm not sure whether we need one as a small wiki; if you desire a certain one you can always request its importation. X010 (talk) 20:11, 29 April 2019 (BST)


This is crossing the line from just linking your accounts on userpages. LilShootDawg (talk) 05:46, 5 May 2019 (BST)

@LilShootDawg Whoever did it, it was not me. We don't have any 'invites' - anyone is free to register to the wiki. It was an IP user after all, so not sure who did it. X010 (talk) 09:47, 5 May 2019 (BST)
It was MCpillager. IP and useragent matches. DeFacto (talk) 10:01, 5 May 2019 (BST)


Should we move the Windows page to Microsoft Windows? I will leave a poll below.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 12:09, 13 May 2019 (BST)


  1. Support MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 12:09, 13 May 2019 (BST)
  2. Support That was it should have been all along. That change to Windows happened because of a misunderstanding on my side. X010 (talk) 12:24, 13 May 2019 (BST)

Can't upload images

Why did you disabled image uploading? YueLing sr (talk) 05:01, 24 May 2019 (BST)

uploads work fine for me --Neptuneflag.pngDans34Talk 09:48, 24 May 2019 (BST)

About Windows NT 8.1

Found this on Malware Wikia: It would be nice if he could be globally banned.--MCpillager - Vandalism Police (talk) 16:19, 27 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Unless he is the Windows Whistler person, he hasn’t done anything wrong which means that there is no reason to ban him. WILSON2bGg - Plagiarism Police (talk) 18:12, 27 May 2019 (BST)
There is no account with that name on this wiki to begin with, so I'm not sure what I can do on this matter. X010 (talk) 18:38, 27 May 2019 (BST)
He IS; he added Windows 3.5x, and here is more proof.--MCpillager - Vandalism Police (talk) 12:14, 28 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager That's on BetaWiki. What do I have to do with this? X010 (talk) 12:19, 28 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 it means that WinNT8.1 is becoming a cross-wiki vandal. So you should stay alert.--MCpillager - Vandalism Police (talk) 12:21, 28 May 2019 (BST)
Who cares? If he comes, he will get banned. Easy as that. --AlphaBeta (talk) 12:27, 28 May 2019 (BST)