User talk:X010

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Moderator Rank

I noticed you got Moderator rank, any idea on how I could possibly apply for it? --User:WILSON2bGg

Please ask Andy, though I think it's unlikely you'll get it for now. X010 (talk) 20:44, 17 March 2019 (GMT)
Why do you think it would be unlikely for me? --WILSON2bGg
probably not specific to you , just in general --Neptuneflag.pngDans34Talk 20:47, 17 March 2019 (GMT)
What Dans34 said. X010 (talk) 20:50, 17 March 2019 (GMT)


Hello X010, I need to ask if normal users like me can redirect the page. And if I can, where can I find the option? --ToMi (talk) 18:28, 4 April 2019 (BST)

@ToMi Anyone can redirect a page. Just replace the current content with #REDIRECT [[redirect location]]. X010 (talk) 17:30, 4 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 OK, thanks very much.--ToMi (talk) 18:33, 4 April 2019 (BST)


Hello X010, I need to ask if normal users like me can delete the page? --ToMi (talk) 19:29, 10 April 2019 (BST)

Hi @ToMi, unfortunately you cannot delete pages at this time, but you can tag one for deletion using the template {{delete|your reason}}. X010 (talk) 19:11, 11 April 2019 (BST)

Moving pages to new namescheme

I have started moving pages to the new software name/full buildtag name system. I want to try to move them without a redirect, so can you possibly make me a mover? --SebOno (Let's have a talk!) (Sandbox) et'sLay xpandeay hetay etaArchiveBay ikiway! 15:01, 13 April 2019 (BST)

If done, leave the {{Done}} template above this message. If not done, please state why.

@SebOno Yes check.svg.png Done. The Mover right also allows you to delete pages, which you can use to delete the redirects you created previously. X010 (talk) 16:17, 13 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 Wow, thanks! I am enjoying editing this wiki and having the mover right. Once again, thank you! --SebOno (Let's have a talk!) (Sandbox) et'sLay xpandeay hetay etaArchiveBay ikiway! 15:10, 16 April 2019 (BST)

mover and uploader

I want to move pages into new naming scheme. Also can you upload this pciture as Placeholder.png ? Thanks.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 17:16, 17 April 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Not done for both. The BetaArchive logo (Mainpagetempimage2.png) should be fine for placeholder images (a similar placeholder file was deleted for this reason). As for the mover right, you were automatically autoconfirmed today, and hence you can upload files and move pages (with a redirect). I'd like to see some experience moving pages under a redirect before giving the mover right to you. X010 (talk) 18:30, 17 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 Mainpagetempimage2.png looks ugly to me.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 07:40, 18 April 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Why? Is it due to the low resolution? X010 (talk) 09:49, 18 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 yes.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 09:43, 19 April 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Well, it seems that we don't have a better quality image of the BA logo. Not sure which is better - @WILSON2bGg @SebOno @Mibrab - what are your thoughts on which image to use? X010 (talk) 15:16, 19 April 2019 (BST)
@X010 I suggest we stick with the current one. MCpillager's one looks too much like the BetaWiki one. --SebOno (Let's have a talk!) (Sandbox) et'sLay xpandeay hetay etaArchiveBay ikiway! 15:19, 19 April 2019 (BST)
@SebOno It looks too much like the BetaWiki one because it is ripped straight from BetaWiki (see the link). In my opinion, the old placeholder image is probably the best we have for now, but really anything with a transparent background would work. The best idea would probably be to do something based on the wiki logo. --Mibrab (talk) 22:41, 19 April 2019 (BST)

Thank you - Mover group

Thank you very much, X010. --ToMi (talk) 10 April 2019, 11:12 (BST)

Community portal

Can you add the Community portal to the navigation bar?--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 17:08, 26 April 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Yes check.svg.png Done to the existing area in the wiki. While I liked your idea, the design does look like one which has been taken straight from BetaWiki and hence will require some community input. X010 (talk) 17:15, 26 April 2019 (BST)


Can you make him a mover? I've seen his contribs on BetaWiki and they are good.--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 12:37, 27 April 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager X mark.png Not done No, he needs to wait one week and have ten edits to be able to move pages in the first place. This is not something that I can override. X010 (talk) 13:19, 27 April 2019 (BST)


Give me a reason why you deleted my page it’s a nice idea Wwepro126 (talk) 21:47, 29 April 2019 (BST)

@Wwepro126 Please see my response here. X010 (talk) 22:03, 29 April 2019 (BST)


Can I have mover rights?--MCpillager - remember, a build list is just a lot of numbers. 10:33, 1 May 2019 (BST)

X mark.png Not done @MCpillager I have no issues with you as a contributor. However, there are some issues with you that make me hesitate, personally, from giving you the right. For instance, you should not have archived the last conversation on your talk page. Please try again after gaining some more experience. (You may also contact a bureaucrat instead) X010 (talk) 22:15, 1 May 2019 (BST)


Can you import the Box template from MediaWiki?--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 09:28, 3 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Yes check.svg.png Done Imported to Template:Box. X010 (talk) 09:31, 3 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 THX a lot, ill be changing a lot of templates to use this template.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 09:32, 3 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Wait, why would you need to change the existing templates to use this one? X010 (talk) 09:33, 3 May 2019 (BST)


something like this may happen.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 09:42, 3 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager I think considering all that is too early for that right now (we are still tiny!), and currently the correct thing would be to simply discuss it on the file talk page and leave a small note on the file description page. X010 (talk) 09:45, 3 May 2019 (BST)
Not sure how someone faking a 1080p screen of Win 1.04 is a dispute. --LilShootDawg (talk) 11:05, 3 May 2019 (BST)
@LilShootDawg Still, its not possible to get such a high resolution in a very early windows.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 12:00, 3 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Why did you add the templates again? We haven't received consensus on that. Also, what does your previous comment have to do with this topic? X010 (talk) 13:08, 3 May 2019 (BST)


Hello X010, can you import the Ambox from MediaWiki please? ToMi (talk) 17:32, 3 May 2019 (BST)

Yes check.svg.png Done @ToMi Imported as Template:Bmbox from wikibooks:Template:Bmbox and not Mediawiki due to the latter's complexity. A bit of cleanup work might be needed (in particular, you should upload the images manually), and also take care of Template:Bmbox/core, which does most of the hard work. Please let me know if there are any issues. X010 (talk) 17:43, 3 May 2019 (BST)
OK, thanks very much. ToMi (talk) 17:45, 3 May 2019 (BST)

Copy Everything from beta wiki

Copy everything from beta wiki and we. Are not tiny anymore and is had to be 1 that’s ok Wwepro126 (talk) 21:42, 5 May 2019 (BST)

@Wwepro126 What are you trying to tell me? We are not BetaWiki and Wikipedia and this site is not a mirror repository either. X010 (talk) 21:43, 5 May 2019 (BST)
See Template:Dispute That from beta wiki Wwepro126 (talk)
@Wwepro126 That template has been deleted twice previously for the same reason. X010 (talk) 21:46, 5 May 2019 (BST) Everyone this post is officially closed

Forget about this post you do your admin things I do my expert things ok 🤝

Wwepro126 (talk)
If you are an expert at copying stuff from other websites, then you seem to be really great at your job. --AlphaBeta (talk) 22:15, 5 May 2019 (BST)

Template:Cite book

It is from Wikipedia, please import it.

Please do not add VisualEditor! I've used it on Fandom before, and most mobile browsers do not support it.
--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 07:25, 6 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Why do we need that template? Wouldn't the usual <ref> tags do?
(Aside: VisualEditor is not on the wiki due to its complexity in installing. But I personally like it, and if I'm right, mobile browsers will use a different editor anyway.) X010 (talk) 10:17, 6 May 2019 (BST)


@Wwepro126 I can't understand what you are saying. But a block might be next in order if you continue disrupting conversations with this nonsense. I've clearly told you before, we are not a repository and hence I won't accept blatant copypasting from any source. X010 (talk) 12:20, 6 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 Please block him. I feel like that this is sonicridersuser again.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 12:40, 6 May 2019 (BST)
EDIT: He meant to say that you are not allowed to import this template. Along with telling you to import VisualEditor, change the rules, and copy everything from WikiPedia/BetaWiki.
@MCpillager I know that, but why is he telling all this nonsense? Also, I don't know "sonicrideruser". X010 (talk) 13:05, 6 May 2019 (BST)
Idk, but here is some info about sonicridersuser [1]. --MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 16:30, 6 May 2019 (BST)
I’m sorry someone delete this post forget about this 🤝 user:Wwepro126


Can you import Warning from mediawiki please Wwepro126 (talk) 17:48, 6 May 2019 (BST)

@Wwepro126 Why? Where do you plan to use that template? X010 (talk) 17:54, 6 May 2019 (BST)

You should do this : Yes check.svg.png Done Not : X mark.png Not done —  Preceding unsigned comment added by Wwepro126 (talkcontribs)

That's enough. X010 (talk) 17:59, 6 May 2019 (BST)


Is this page eligible for moving to main namespace? It is still WIP tho.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 07:52, 7 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Yes, there is some substantial content in it. Even though it's still work in progress, that's fine. X010 (talk) 10:21, 7 May 2019 (BST)

Feature request

Can you make the names of blocked users striked through and be in italic? As shown in this picture?--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 09:45, 8 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager It should be possible, but that would require additional customisation (i.e, it's not straightforward). I might think about it later. X010 (talk) 10:04, 8 May 2019 (BST)

Main page

Hello X010, you can fix the IBM:OS/2 link to OS/2 in the Main page, please? Thank you. --ToMi (talk) 13:28, 9 May 2019 (BST)

@X010 Thanks for fix. --ToMi (talk) 13:53, 9 May 2019 (BST)
@ToMi Yes check.svg.png Done. But you can actually do it yourself; the main page templates (where the content is transcluded) is only semi-protected (which you can edit); it's Template:Main Page/Categories in this case. X010 (talk) 13:55, 9 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 Yes, thanks --ToMi (talk) 13:57, 9 May 2019 (BST)

MCpillager the real

This guy is insulting Me, can you protect my pages and ban him?--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 13:42, 9 May 2019 (BST)

THX a lot, can you please protect my user pages?--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 13:47, 9 May 2019 (BST)
EDIT: Also disable his talk page previlages, he started spàmmíng me.
X mark.png Not done It was a one-off incident. I'll consider protecting your userpages only if there is evidence of continuous abuse, and I've revoked his talk page access. But do not make assumptions on who the abuser is; we have CheckUser here and are trying to find out. X010 (talk) 13:55, 9 May 2019 (BST)

Arkan9 IS "MCpillager the real"

Sorry, but its true. --MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 12:28, 10 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager You cannot make assumptions without technical proof. If you have further evidence, please submit it through a PM on the forum rather than public on the wiki. X010 (talk) 12:30, 10 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager First, do you have any actual proof for your claims? As X010 said above, you can't just make assumptions like this because they used the same swear word. Hint: millions of people use the word dipshit worldwide. Second, considering this is more of a BetaWiki matter, I am not really sure why do you bring this up with a BetaArchive Wiki administrator, who can't really do anything with this gossip, instead of contacting either me or ovctvct. You don't report your car's theft to a fire fighter, do you? --AlphaBeta (talk) 12:49, 10 May 2019 (BST)
@AlphaBeta@X010 You know what? [2] (I don't use Discord)--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 12:51, 11 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager What should I do with that? Use forum PM instead if you really need to... X010 (talk) 14:35, 11 May 2019 (BST)


Hello, I want to ask if these templates: 1, 2, 3 would fit into buildlists on pages Windows. --ToMi (talk) 13:47, 10 May 2019 (BST)

@ToMi That would be of use only if we keep track of dubious or fake builds, which we don't. X010 (talk) 13:51, 10 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 OK, thanks --ToMi (talk) 13:54, 10 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 Bonus: This is the preview of the Windows 1.0 page --ToMi (talk) 14:05, 10 May 2019 (BST)
Why don't we keep track of fake builds?--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 14:49, 10 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager The official guidance I have received from mrpijey says that we should only cover builds which are known to exist (also see the Wiki Guidelines), and fakes can only be covered under some conditions. It was not my decision to do this. X010 (talk) 15:53, 10 May 2019 (BST)
Guys, seriously, if you want to make the BA wiki look like BetaWiki, why not just edit BetaWiki instead? --AlphaBeta (talk) 15:56, 10 May 2019 (BST)

Import: Archive & Archives, from BetaWiki

Can you import [3] and [4] from BetaWiki?--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 17:18, 10 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Can we get it from Wikimedia Commons instead? That could be a better option instead. X010 (talk) 17:20, 10 May 2019 (BST)
I have checked Wikimedia Commons, and they are there.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 17:23, 10 May 2019 (BST)
Yes check.svg.png Done Imported as Template:Talkarchive and Template:Archive box. You should now revert both to a suitable revision (the newer ones are unsuitable), and import the images as required. X010 (talk) 20:55, 10 May 2019 (BST)


Can I move this page to the Template namespace? This time, it is not a copy-paste of BetaWiki. --SebOno (talk | contribs | sandbox) elcomeWay otay etaArchiveBay ikiWay! 16:13, 12 May 2019 (BST)

@SebOno That's fine, but I wonder whether we really need it. X010 (talk) 16:58, 12 May 2019 (BST)


Import the following here: [5] --MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 13:13, 14 May 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager What do you plan to do with them? X010 (talk) 13:40, 14 May 2019 (BST)
Pages for NeXTSTEP, which i mostly wrote.--MCpillager - 2147483648 bytéß øf dãtâ 13:51, 14 May 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Yes check.svg.png Done considering the fact that you wrote a significant part of these articles. X010 (talk) 14:10, 14 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 I edited the Infobox for NeXTSTEP (from the bad format) --ToMi (talk) 16:51, 14 May 2019 (BST)


Hello X010, would you know if I can log in to BetaArchive via my wiki account? I tried it but I can't log in. Thank you. --ToMi (talk) 14:23, 15 May 2019 (BST)

You can't. --AlphaBeta (talk) 14:24, 15 May 2019 (BST)
OK, thank you. --ToMi (talk) 14:37, 15 May 2019 (BST)

Tiny request

Well, since Hounsell is no longer an admin, can you remove protection from his user page? --SebOno (talk | contribs | sandbox) elcomeWay otay etaArchiveBay ikiWay! 19:56, 15 May 2019 (BST)

Yes check.svg.png Done X010 (talk) 19:59, 15 May 2019 (BST)

Please ban BetaPillage

This guy is impersonating me!!! --MCpillager - Vandalism Police (talk) 12:13, 28 May 2019 (BST)

Yes check.svg.png Done as there is some evidence to this fact. X010 (talk) 12:23, 28 May 2019 (BST)

Import: Infobox

Hello, you can import the Infobox template please. Thank you, its for new infobox format --ToMi (talk) 16:57, 29 May 2019 (BST)

@ToMi What is the problem with the templates that we already have? X010 (talk) 17:06, 29 May 2019 (BST)
@X010 The title object is not used for the (in example: Windows version name), and it used for the Version of Microsoft Windows subheader, and the subheader object is not on the actual templates --ToMi (talk) 17:14, 29 May 2019 (BST)
@ToMi Can't the ones we have be fixed then? X010 (talk) 19:10, 29 May 2019 (BST)
Use the <caption> tag. You're welcome. --AlphaBeta (talk) 19:19, 29 May 2019 (BST)


Can you add the DarkVector theme?--MCpillager - Vandalism Police (talk) 07:20, 5 June 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Please ask the bureaucrat Andy. I don't have direct access to the installation, which is required to add themes, for example. X010 (talk) 22:38, 5 June 2019 (BST)

Just a reminder

7850fan ain't me. There is proof; use checkuser.--MCpillager - Vandalism Police (talk) 12:36, 30 June 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager I know, that's why you weren't blocked or otherwise accused of doing so. X010 (talk) 12:54, 30 June 2019 (BST)


Could you enable CSS?--Ḿ̴̩̯̐C̴̨̐̌p̵̡͓̓i̴̲̤̐̔͒l̴̡̽̊͝l̵̡͚̦͛͒̒͘a̴̫̽̆̈́g̵͔̭̊̉̿͜͝e̴̥̅͌r̵̙̲̜̊ (t̷̨̗͓͇̑̓͝ḁ̸̇l̴̘̮͒͛k̵͇̞̃̑̀ͅ | c̶͔̻͈͜͝o̶̞̭͉̯͂͐n̴̰͇̟͒t̴̬̆̈́̉̚r̴̦̟͖̃̔̀̿i̴͚̮̥̓͠ḅ̸̤̮̳̓͝s̸̳̏) 10:28, 10 August 2019 (BST)

@MCpillager Please ask User:Andy. User-page CSS is disabled on this wiki, and enabling it involves changing LocalSettings.php. X010 (talk) 14:25, 10 August 2019 (BST)
You sure about that? I use ManageWiki instead of this LocalSettings.php.--Ḿ̴̩̯̐C̴̨̐̌p̵̡͓̓i̴̲̤̐̔͒l̴̡̽̊͝l̵̡͚̦͛͒̒͘a̴̫̽̆̈́g̵͔̭̊̉̿͜͝e̴̥̅͌r̵̙̲̜̊ (t̷̨̗͓͇̑̓͝ḁ̸̇l̴̘̮͒͛k̵͇̞̃̑̀ͅ | c̶͔̻͈͜͝o̶̞̭͉̯͂͐n̴̰͇̟͒t̴̬̆̈́̉̚r̴̦̟͖̃̔̀̿i̴͚̮̥̓͠ḅ̸̤̮̳̓͝s̸̳̏) 14:36, 10 August 2019 (BST)
@MCpillager Are you referring to this extension? That looks like an interesting one, but we don't have it on this wiki anyway (again Andy is required), and I am not sure whether this extension can change CSS settings. By the way, if you use Miraheze, LocalSettings.php is inaccessible from your end, but otherwise, it is a vital file which contains the basic information (like database settings) which are required for a wiki to function. X010 (talk) 14:41, 10 August 2019 (BST)
Yes, I am. I do use Miraheze, check my Free Vandalism Wiki.--Ḿ̴̩̯̐C̴̨̐̌p̵̡͓̓i̴̲̤̐̔͒l̴̡̽̊͝l̵̡͚̦͛͒̒͘a̴̫̽̆̈́g̵͔̭̊̉̿͜͝e̴̥̅͌r̵̙̲̜̊ (t̷̨̗͓͇̑̓͝ḁ̸̇l̴̘̮͒͛k̵͇̞̃̑̀ͅ | c̶͔̻͈͜͝o̶̞̭͉̯͂͐n̴̰͇̟͒t̴̬̆̈́̉̚r̴̦̟͖̃̔̀̿i̴͚̮̥̓͠ḅ̸̤̮̳̓͝s̸̳̏) 14:44, 10 August 2019 (BST)

I cant join BA discord

If you are an admin you can unblock all my accounts to discord so that I can get there. Eruina (talk) 14:53, 20 February 2020 (GMT)

@Eruina I am not an admin there, and it seems that Mrpijey has already responded to your request there. X010 (talk) 22:19, 20 February 2020 (GMT)


Hi X010, I need ask you if you can warn Eruina, because it spamming Mrpijey's talk page, and it also makes some unacceptable edits on this wiki. Thank you. --ToMi (talk) 16:26, 21 February 2020 (GMT)

@ToMi What exactly is the issue with the "unacceptable edits"? I have given them a warning on Mrpijey's talk page comments. X010 (talk) 22:09, 21 February 2020 (GMT)
@X010 It makes unnecessary redirects, that are similar to the page names from BetaWiki, so unacceptable for this wiki page naming scheme. --ToMi (talk) 13:54, 22 February 2020 (GMT)
@ToMi He's been banned it seems, thanks for reporting the issue. X010 (talk) 21:13, 22 February 2020 (GMT)

mrpijey banned my account eruina

Hello. Please, you can unban my Eruina account. This administrator banned me because of the unban BetaArchive server discord. Thanks! Yrwanna (talk) 06:20, 23 February 2020 (GMT)

No, and you've been blocked for abusing multiple accounts. X010 (talk) 19:34, 24 February 2020 (GMT)

Another vandalism

Hello, I need report that user Yrwanna repeatedly abusing multiple accounts, so I should ask you to block the user. Thank You. --ToMi (talk) 15:56, 25 February 2020 (GMT)

@ToMi He's actually blocked indefinitely, and if he plays around any longer I'll simply revoke talk page access. X010 (talk) 01:30, 26 February 2020 (GMT)

Hey, there is someone impersonating you. --MCpillager12 // Tundra7680 (T | C | S) 18:15, 29 April 2020 (BST)

Blocked. X010 (talk) 19:19, 29 April 2020 (BST)

Yeah… I’m back on Betaarchive Wiki

3 Attempts on BetaWiki backfired HORRIBLY… and now I’m on betaarchive wiki

Erm, okay... but do well here or it might backfire here as well. X010 (talk) 10:49, 19 May 2020 (BST)
This time I’ll follow rules, k?
I hope so. And read the wiki guidelines. Please make sure to sign using ~~~~. X010 (talk) 10:52, 19 May 2020 (BST)


Vandals, And other stuff… Nitropurple5431

And what about that? Please remember to sign! X010 (talk) 14:46, 19 May 2020 (BST)
Are you supposed to add your talk? I don’t… Nitropurple5431
@Nitropurple5431 Not sure what you mean, I was referring to signing whenever you make a comment; that's required. X010 (talk) 09:30, 20 May 2020 (BST)

@X010 Are you THAT dumb?!? I mean is “Are you supposed to add your talk page?” Nitropurple5431

@Nitropurple5431 I might be missing something simple, but I still don't get what you mean by “Are you supposed to add your talk page?”. If you could clarify that further that'd be much appreciated. (And giving some respect to other users). X010 (talk) 16:57, 20 May 2020 (BST)
@Nitropurple5431 I still don't get it - are you saying that my talk page is too long? X010 (talk) 20:58, 20 May 2020 (BST)
what no (sorry if I responded late, edit conflicts) Nitropurple5431
@Nitropurple5431 - I don't think there was an edit conflict. But I can't figure out what you are trying to say. What does "break it down" mean? If I means linking to your talk, then yes; use ~~~~ . X010 (talk) 21:08, 20 May 2020 (BST)
Yeah there were,lol @X010 Nitropurple5431
And the second?, Just figure it out,dumbo @X010 Nitropurple5431
@Nitropurple5431, look I could be thinking differently, make some effort to help instead of needlessly talking nonsense. I also urge you to show some respect instead of using language such as "dumbo". X010 (talk) 09:20, 21 May 2020 (BST)
@Nitropurple5431 I don't know what you're trying to do on this wiki, but stop this vandalism or you get blocked. ToMi (talk) 13:23, 21 May 2020 (BST)
@ToMi Don't backseat moderate... X010 (talk) 14:11, 21 May 2020 (BST)

Unas cuantas preguntas (Some questions)

Please translate this message from spanish to english because I'm from Peru.

Estimado X010 , tengo unas cuantas preguntas sobre BetaArchivo (BetaArchive)

1. ¿Porque en el foro BetaArchive se prohibe la distribución de activadores, cracks o Torrents ilegales, si se supone que los Betas expiran y no tiene sentido que BetaArchive trate de Betas si no dejan que los usen actualmente por que USTEDES prohiben los activadores?

2. ¿Qué sucede si pongo en un idioma que no sea inglés o podrían crear una versión para cada idioma?

Gracias y saludos

Please translate this message from spanish to english because I'm from Peru.

Hi @MedioWiki, I don't speak Spanish, but here are your answers:

For Q1 from the admin "My reply would be that these are our rules and we don't allow them any tools circumventing protections or personal licenses. Our purpose is to provide the media, not to allow you to run outdated and use outdated software with pirated licenses. we provide the software and preserve the artwork. But we don't distribute any licenses or tools to bypass them."
For Q2, no, this is an English language wiki. X010 (talk) 20:21, 28 May 2020 (BST)

さらに質問を (More Questions)

So, Hiya there,Nitro’s Here aaaaaaand… I have …………………QUESTIONS!! Q1: How many user got banned Q2: Speaking of which, What was the first banned user Thanks, Nitropurple5431

@Nitropurple5431 See the blocked list. X010 (talk) 16:37, 29 May 2020 (BST)

How can I become an admin

How do I get admin privileges?? I am a very good Wikipedia Admin, is there any way to be an Admin here??? Signed by- The Beta Editor! (talk) 22:25, 4 July 2020 (BST)

Sock account, blocked. X010 (talk) 00:28, 5 July 2020 (BST)
"wikipedia admin" my ass.--MCpillager12 // Tundra7680 (T | C | S) 10:51, 6 July 2020 (BST)
@MCpillager Equally pointless comment... X010 (talk) 11:41, 6 July 2020 (BST)

Import request

I have a question if we can import this template: ToMi1 (talk | contribs) 18:22, 27 July 2020 (BST)

@ToMi I looked at one of your "disambiguation" pages, and have to question whether that's really needed. Because we don't have a lot of articles to begin with, and I personally do not see the need to make things complicated. X010 (talk) 19:39, 27 July 2020 (BST)


Hello, I'm not copy-pasting from Wikipedia. Some years ago I personally wrote most of article "Sviluppo di Windows Vista" on the Italian Wikipedia (please check the history if you want). Now I want to remove some information because the article is too long and includes too many details; I think the article should be cleaner. Before removing those parts of text from Wikipedia, I would like to transfer them to this wiki, so that the information are not lost; I'm also translating from Italian to English.--CassiodoroVicinetti (talk) 13:17, 21 September 2020 (BST)

@CassiodoroVicinetti Thanks for the clarification. This is acceptable, however do be explicit that you wrote the article so that I can understand that it's your work. (the problem is that we do have users that try to copy from BetaWiki and other such sites without realising that attribution is required). BTW: which username did you use on it.wikipedia? X010 (talk) 13:20, 21 September 2020 (BST)
@ToMi want to draw your attention to this. Don't remove any of his material without first explicitly checking with me. X010 (talk) 13:21, 21 September 2020 (BST)
Sorry, my username on Wikipedia is "Luca Ghio". OK, I'll be explicit that I wrote the article. Thank you.--CassiodoroVicinetti (talk) 13:27, 21 September 2020 (BST)

Copy-pasting from Wikipedia as a starting point

Hello. I would like to copy-paste the contents of the Wikipedia article on WinFS to this wiki's version. The Wikipedia article says at the bottom, "Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply." I assume therefore that a full-copy paste is permissible, with an acknowledgment that the text was forked from Wikipedia as of the date of forking. But would like to know your thoughts first. Thank you. - Emir214 (talk) 04:06, 12 March 2021 (GMT)

@Emir214 It is definitely allowed, however, this is normally achieved by importing the article from Wikipedia, which I can do for you if you want. X010 (talk) 07:15, 12 March 2021 (GMT)
@X010 Yes, please do. Thank you very much. - Emir214 (talk) 23:02, 14 March 2021 (GMT)
@Emir214 Yes check.svg.png Done, it's at User:Emir214/WinFS, where you can improve the article and then move it back into where it should be. For images, you can directly upload them yourself (attributing the source, that is, where you got it from). X010 (talk) 07:28, 15 March 2021 (GMT)
@X010 Thank you very much. - Emir214 (talk) 10:56, 15 March 2021 (GMT)

Reporting Wiki glitches

Hello. The wiki seems to be using the Monobook design by default, instead of Vector. Also, Template:Citation/core, which I copied from Wikipedia for use in User:Emir214/WinFS. is showing code which should not be visible in the template page. - Emir214 (talk) 11:22, 21 March 2021 (GMT)

@Emir214 This is temporary, we're upgrading the wiki. X010 (talk) 11:28, 21 March 2021 (GMT)
@Emir214 The Template issue should be fixed, the rest will be done in a short while. X010 (talk) 11:49, 21 March 2021 (GMT)
@Emir214 Should be fixed, let me know if there are any more issues in the wiki. P.S: for the record, during the upgrade, we switched to the Vector skin (not Monobook as you mentioned). The default forum skin is actually Chameleon. X010 (talk) 19:42, 21 March 2021 (GMT)
@X010 Thanks, everything is working fine now. - Emir214 (talk) 11:11, 23 March 2021 (GMT)

Citation needed template

Hello, can the citation needed template be added? I understood that it already comes with MediaWiki, but I can't seem to use it. -- ATeamInc (talk) 21:22, 1 May 2021 (BST)

@ATeamInc Yes check.svg.png Done It actually does not come with MediaWiki as you mention; it's just a template that needed to be imported from English Wikipedia. See Template:Citation needed. X010 (talk) 09:07, 2 May 2021 (BST)
Oh, okay thanks a lot. ATeamInc (talk) 10:54, 2 May 2021 (BST)
@X010 something has changed with the template. It's rendering text after it as code. ATeamInc (talk) 12:54, 2 May 2021 (BST)
@ATeamInc This should be fixed now. X010 (talk) 13:35, 2 May 2021 (BST)
Thanks, it's working now.
ATeamInc (talk) 13:38, 2 May 2021 (BST)

Indefinite Helper membership

Thank you for this. Emir214 (talk) 00:16, 4 May 2021 (BST)

Special:Upload using Source URL from BA not working

Hello. I tried uploading a file by using "Source URL", pasting the address from this thread. It leads to the following errors:

Error fetching URL: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate
There was a problem during the HTTP request: 0 Error Emir214 (talk) 23:59, 29 May 2021 (BST)

@Emir214 This is a known bug - currently the URL upload works only for HTTP sites (that is, insecure). You'll have to manually download/upload for now; I'll let you know if we manage to fix this. X010 (talk) 07:25, 30 May 2021 (BST)
@Emir214 That bug has been fixed - try again. X010 (talk) 18:59, 8 June 2021 (BST)
It works now. Thanks. - Emir214 (talk) 10:18, 8 April 2022 (BST)

Admin request

Can I please become an admin on this wiki? I made the good edits and contributing really well.

Just checking... Bubblebeam (will be renamed to Uncle Captain on May 16) (talk) 02:47, 7 January 2022 (GMT)

@Bubblebeam Hi, no, because I don't think you have the experience required to become one. You aren't even an helper after all. If there is something you want to do that is only available as part of admin, let me know what that is. X010 (talk) 06:00, 7 January 2022 (GMT)

User name rename request

Can you please rename me from “Bubblebeam” to “Uncle Captain” on BetaArchive Wiki and BetaArchive? Because I am starting to not like my current one anymore. Thanks. Bubblebeam (will be renamed to Uncle Captain on May 16) (talk) 22:34, 24 April 2022 (BST)

@Bubblebeam I can't. The reason is that forum policy prohibits changing usernames (otherwise I would have changed mine a long time back!), unless Andy or mrpijey decides to give an exemption, which is extremely rare from my experience. X010 (talk) 10:39, 25 April 2022 (BST)

#dateformat: template

I understand that {{#dateformat: }} is supposed to standardize dates. I saw it in use here. Should we adopt {{#dateformat: }} for the whole wiki? - Emir214 (talk) 03:48, 8 May 2022 (BST)

@Emir214 I wasn't aware of this before - and it's a magic word (and not a template). Personally, I don't mind if you use it for the whole wiki, but don't think it's high-priority either. X010 (talk) 08:35, 9 May 2022 (BST)

Request for importing from Wikipedia

Please import the articles on Windows Movie Maker and Active Directory from Wikipedia, similar to the WinFS draft from 2021. Thank you very much. - Emir214 (talk) 13:24, 13 October 2023 (BST)

@Emir214, that's done. You can see the imported pages in Recent changes. X010 (talk) 13:37, 13 October 2023 (BST)
Thank you as usual. - Emir214 (talk) 13:53, 13 October 2023 (BST)

Importing Windows screenshots from similar sites

Is it permissible to upload here Windows screenshots from The Collection Book, GUIdebook, or the BetaWiki? - Emir214 (talk) 12:03, 14 October 2023 (BST)

Hi @Emir214, yes you can, but you need to follow attribution rules as usual (for example importing - let me know if you want to import and I'll give you the necessary rights). X010 (talk) 12:44, 14 October 2023 (BST)
Hi, X010. Thank you very much. Not yet for now. - Emir214 (talk) 12:48, 14 October 2023 (BST)

Loss of session data

Hello. Every time I click "Save changes", I get this error:

Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data.

You might have been logged out. Please verify that you're still logged in and try again. If it still does not work, try logging out and logging back in, and check that your browser allows cookies from this site.

I am not logged out. When I click "Save changes" again, the changes are saved. - Emir214 (talk) 13:56, 19 October 2023 (BST)

@Emir214, that's odd - I can't seem to reproduce this. Can you try on a private window and see if this still happens? X010 (talk) 15:15, 19 October 2023 (BST)
Yes, it happens on a private window. - Emir214 (talk) 04:29, 20 October 2023 (BST)
Error is gone now in my usual browser (non-private). - Emir214 (talk) 08:09, 20 October 2023 (BST)
And the error is back. It does not appear for edits that take a short time to make (example: correcting a typo or reference error). It appears for edits that take a longer time to make. - Emir214 (talk) 08:38, 20 October 2023 (BST)
@Emir214 Since when did this issue occur? X010 (talk) 08:54, 20 October 2023 (BST)
Yesterday - Emir214 (talk) 11:47, 20 October 2023 (BST)
@Emir214, thanks - let me know if that happens again. X010 (talk) 12:13, 20 October 2023 (BST)

Convenient Discussions

Hi there. So, your wiki uses a non-official Chameleon skin which has some peculiarities that make some UI elements of CD look wrong. I fixed the worst issues and left the rest as is (because I can't adapt the script for every skin existent). As for the icons, that's my bad (I hardcoded /w path in the icons' URLs while you have /wiki). Fixed this as well. Contact me if you see other problems.

P.S. In CD, you can use "@" (and then select the user) instead of {{ping}} to ping users btw. JWBTH (talk) 14:15, 22 October 2023 (BST)


Please restore Mw:Special:MyLanguage/Extension:SimpleBatchUpload. Thank you. - Emir214 (talk) 10:40, 23 October 2023 (BST)

@Emir214, should work now. X010 (talk) 10:44, 23 October 2023 (BST)
Still a red link for me. Already cleared cache and tried on a private window. - Emir214 (talk) 11:22, 23 October 2023 (BST)
@Emir214, it should be at Special:BatchUpload. X010 (talk) 11:24, 23 October 2023 (BST)
Works now. Thank you very much. - Emir214 (talk) 11:25, 23 October 2023 (BST)
I am getting an "ERROR: Server communication failed.". - Emir214 (talk) 12:29, 23 October 2023 (BST)
@Emir214, was this ever working for you? X010 (talk) 13:10, 23 October 2023 (BST)
It worked for me in 2022 (see images uploaded with the tag "Uploaded with SimpleBatchUpload"). I tried again in a private window to no avail. - Emir214 (talk) 14:35, 23 October 2023 (BST)
Hi @Emir214, I'm not sure. I'll need to check with the developers. X010 (talk) 12:18, 3 November 2023 (GMT)
Much appreciated, thank you very much for the work. - Emir214 (talk) 14:21, 3 November 2023 (GMT)
Emir214 (talk) 14:21, 3 November 2023 (GMT)


May I have access to this tool again? Thank you. - Emir214 (talk) 06:28, 6 November 2023 (GMT)

Had access to it as Helper - Emir214 (talk) 06:29, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
@Emir214, can I ask what you plan to do with it (give an example)? X010 (talk) 06:30, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
To rename the parameter "compiled" to "compile_date" in Template:Infobox_Buildinfo, and therefore in all build pages where the infobox uses "compiled". Also to rename "tcb_link" to "tcb", and "betawiki_link" to "betawiki" in the same infobox (and in the infoboxes of all build pages using that parameter), to be consistent with the "database" parameter. - Emir214 (talk) 06:34, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
@Emir214, done - you should now be able to access Special:ReplaceText. X010 (talk) 06:41, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
Thank you, it works now. - Emir214 (talk) 06:48, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
I am now done with the tool, my access can be removed. Thank you. - Emir214 (talk) 07:07, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
@Emir214 I think it's OK to leave it enabled, so that you can use it in the future if needed. X010 (talk) 07:09, 6 November 2023 (GMT)
Thank you for the trust.
Emir214 (talk) 07:30, 6 November 2023 (GMT)