Stardew Valley Wiki:Admin noticeboard

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The admin noticeboard is a central page for moderators and administrators to be notified of issues that require their attention. Anyone can direcly contact any site managers, but posting here increased visibility to the issue and it may be addressed more promptly.

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Current Issues

Capcha verification for posting talk discussion with links not working.

I wanted to post a talk discussion that contained two links to show conflicting sources on something that needs to be fixed in this wiki. It brought up this message, "Your edit includes new external links. To protect the wiki against automated edit spam, we kindly ask you to answer the question that appears below (more info):". The problem is that their is no question that appears anywhere & after clicking "more info" & discovering that it should be a capcha, I can confirm that there definitely is not a capcha appearing anywhere. I have made sure that cookies are enabled on my browser & have even added an exception to the 3rd party cookies blocker for this wiki. Ciblue (talk) 11:40, 9 March 2016 (EST)

Yeah, this doesn't seem to be working at all, please fix it. --ShardofTruth (talk) 12:43, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
I took a look and it appears this was an issue with the extension that the wiki uses for captcha checks. It's working fine except when editing in external links -- for now I've disabled the captcha for external links on pages until I can better determine why it's broken. I'm sorry about the inconvenience. --Katzeus (talk) 03:14, 24 March 2016 (EDT)

Current version on main page should be a template

The current version portion of the main page should be switched to a template. Right now, the current version is hardcoded into the page, which means that regular users can't update the wiki for the latest version. Only moderators can. If this were switched to a template, regular users could simply update the template and the main page would reflect those changes without needing to be updated by a moderator. Pieisnotpi (talk) 20:26, 20 March 2016 (EDT)

Correction. Only administrators can. I'll pass this along to an admin, thanks! Oath2order (talk) 21:42, 23 March 2016 (EDT)
Thanks for bringing this up. I've adjusted this into a template that's publicly editable. The version number (and main links) can now be updated by editing Template:MainLinks -- Katzeus (talk) 22:33, 23 March 2016 (EDT)
That moment when I actually forgot to pass this along to an admin. Oath2order (talk) 01:23, 25 March 2016 (EDT)

New page with fake information; creator keeps blanking the talk page

The page Ferngill Republic has been created by User:JimmyProvince, but there's no proof that the information is real, and they keep blanking the talk page after asking for credible sources. TurkeyInFrenchBread (talk) 11:27, 21 March 2016 (EDT)

Taken care of! Oath2order (talk) 21:46, 23 March 2016 (EDT)


I'm not sure if this should go here. If there is time, it would be nice if mouseover functionality was added. This could be done with css or javascript, of which I have little experience with either, and am not sure if I'm even allowed to. I'm unsure if it could be one in other ways. This could be useful in places like when a Food is listed on a non-Cooking or item page, where source would say "Cooking" and hovering over the Cooking would give the ingredients required to make it. Currently when Food and non-food are in a table together, we have to add an extra column specifically for ingredients, making the ingredients be a hover over thing makes more sense to me. Same could be said for Crafting. If it can be done, maybe in Mediawiki:Vector.css or something similar, it could be translated onto a template and made simple enough for everyday editors to use. I have no idea how much I'm asking but it'd be appreciated if it could be done. -- Kapra (talk) 17:42, 25 March 2016 (EDT)

I really don't know if that would be worth adding. I know it's a statistical outlier, but Wood, for example, would have a MASSIVE hover-over text. I feel like it'd be more trouble than it's worth. Oath2order (talk) 20:55, 3 April 2016 (EDT)

Improveing individial Items Page ongoing

I am improving the item page to make it easier for player to find a specific characters based on the image provided. Instead of just using Name. Currently setting up on each pages one by one using a table Jomarcenter (talk) 05:15, 4 April 2016 (EDT)

Please explain a little more? Oath2order (talk) 18:44, 5 April 2016 (EDT)
Judging by their recent edits, such as the Wild Horseradish page, it looks like they are changing the lists of NPCs that like the item. Personally, I think the portraits are a little big and the tables to narrow to justify using tables. Maybe using an inline version of Template:NPC would be a better compromise? --Samutz (talk) 18:59, 5 April 2016 (EDT)

Anonymous page Dissapearing

I edited the skull cavern page, including a walk through of how to get into the skull cavern without fixing the bus, that edit has mysteriously Disappeared I would expect a warning or notice before an edit gets taken down, (unless it contains offensive language, which it didn't), It was removed by an unusual User. I am furious, however, that I did not receive notice of an unwelcome deletion, I was merely trying to help people and then I find out that someone Does not want others to help people... anyway, I would appreaceiat if this was looked into... Wolf478

That exploit/bug had already been fixed in March 2016. Please check the Skull Cavern talk page. Also, when making an edit, check "Watch this page" on the bottom, and regularly check your Watchlist. --Lilly (talk) 20:11, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Gift template for item pages

I'd like to start using a template I made, Template:GiftsByItem, for the gift sections on item pages. Currently these sections are in mixed formats and incomplete. I've also created a script to generate the necessary wiki code based on the game's data (NPCTastes.yaml) and code, and another script to semi-automate updating the pages since there are a ton of them. The wiki code script can be viewed here if you'd like to see the results. I wanted to run this by the admins/mods first to ask if this is okay. I've made a second account for the update script in case it needs to be marked as a bot. --Samutz (talk) 14:59, 8 April 2016 (EDT)

You should send a PM to Katzeus on the forums. Oath2order (talk) 00:45, 10 April 2016 (EDT)

Asking for permission of translating this wiki

I am working on building a Chinese version of Stardew Valley Wiki ( I set mediawiki up and have translated some pages from this wiki. I know the licenses is CC-BY-NC-SA but I think I should still let you guys know. I am also going to ask for the permissions of using images in the game from CA. I will make sure that everything translated from this wiki will have corresponding credit and a proper link to here. I want to make sure I have appropriate permissions before I started promoting it so there is just only me editing right now.

Also I want to have the permission of using this mediawiki theme. I have already copied it from MediaWiki:Vector.css as you can see. The license only applies to content not the style so I think I should ask it separately.

I am going to use this account `UglyBot` to automate the process of translating content from this wiki and I will limit the rate of the bot crawling. (I'm not asking for bot permission, this bot should be read only).

Please let me know if there are any issues of my website (like things I shouldn't use). Thank you.

UglyBot (talk) 08:03, 23 April 2016 (EDT)

Getting bombed by spam

I don't know how to contact admins directly, but we're getting bombed with spam articles right now!

Thanks, should have it cleaned up now. Setting up some better measures to try and keep it from coming back. -- Katzeus (talk) 15:48, 25 April 2016 (EDT)
There's more, see Recent Changes. Samwalton9 (talk) 17:22, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
Thanks again. We'll see how Abusefilter works to keep them at bay, I'll look into setting it up asap. -- Katzeus (talk) 17:56, 27 April 2016 (EDT)

I think it'd be reasonable to automatically delete any page containing the words "cannabis" or "marijuana". That seems to be the majority of what we're getting at the moment. Why the hell are they targeting this site of all places, anyway? Hammy2211 (talk) 07:24, 24 May 2016 (EDT)

I have no idea! I think they're manually pasting all those details in too, it's super strange spam. Thanks a bunch for flagging that all, it should be cleaned up now and those accounts have been banned. Katzeus (talk) 12:37, 24 May 2016 (EDT)
No problem; It's my last day of high school. I literally have nothing better to do. :P And good work on cleaning it up, as well. Hammy2211 (talk) 12:43, 24 May 2016 (EDT)

Infobox forced width?

I'm trying to make an Infobox building to create some dedicated articles for farm buildings. I'm running into problems with the infobox size, however, as I don't seem to be able to change the size of images, they stay forced at a particular width and just pixelate if I decrease the image size (see User:Samwalton9/Silo where the image is currently set at 50px). Is this because of the #infoboxborder/Infobox Styling settings in MediaWiki:Vector.css? If so, what's the reason for infobox forced width, and how do I get around this for forcing an image size? Thanks, Samwalton9 (talk) 18:08, 27 April 2016 (EDT)

It looks like the issue was the css for "locationimg" which auto-sizes to 90% of the infobox width. That works for the format of other building images, but the silo scales strangely. I went ahead and just removed that id declaration from your template, it will display sizes at whatever the original image size is. I also added width as an optional parameter, so if you want to define a display width you can do it right in the template. Take a look at the change I made to your userpage. Hope that solves the issue. -- Katzeus (talk) 17:02, 28 April 2016 (EDT)
Ahh, that's great, thanks! Samwalton9 (talk) 17:20, 28 April 2016 (EDT)

Search sometimes not working?

Any idea why search seems to not work sometimes. For example, I wanted to find out where on the Wiki mentions the Well, but the search finds nothing, despite the fact that I know it's written in places. Samwalton9 (talk) 06:18, 29 April 2016 (EDT)

That's a feature of the underlying Mediawiki software (I was involved in the original development of Mediawiki, which is my "nerd badge" I guess). Mediawiki was specifically designed for Wikipedia, and was created when the original software stopped coping with the 200,000 pages Wikipedia had at the time (2003).
One specific aspect of the design is that if the search finds a page with your search term (Well) it immediately stops searching for the word anywhere else. (If you then go to that page and then click "What Links Here" you will find all the pages which link to "well"). This was designed to prevent the search engine trying to search through the entire Wikipedia database (which would slow down the entire system). However, on a small wiki like this the search would not be hard at all. I think there is an option in the sysdamin control panel to disable this behaviour, but we'd need the Chucklefish wiki admin to handle that. Manning (talk) 01:43, 6 May 2016 (EDT)

odd registration...

I had a huge struggle registering an account (the captcha is pretty difficult when you're dyslexic haha..) but I got it after like 6 tries. Anyway, now I have an account but... it's not mine... It's registered with a username and email I have never heard of and certainly didn't input and shows edits to pages that I didn't make... What happened?

Hello, I'm the real owner of the account, which I think I might have made at the same time as you. We apparently now both own this account?? What the heck is going on lmao. Why did someone else get access to my account

OP here.. Not sure... But I'm going to log off now and try to log into my own account... LMAO Just thought the admins should know that this happened. Sorry for the confusion but in relation to the edit I made on the health page, it's true.

Alright sorry for deleting it then I was just very confused because I hadn't made that edit haha. No worries it is really weird that this happened though

I was able to log in through my own account.. just thought I'd link it here

is this of importance? When I made my account it asked, why are you making another account? I was confused but I just put in, this is my first account. Wat.jpg

LITERALLY WHAT HAPPENED Jaspersprite (talk) 20:20, 15 July 2016 (EDT)

Wow, I have no idea what happened there either! Let me take a look guys, sorry for the confusion!! Katzeus (talk) 05:09, 18 July 2016 (EDT)

Many pages have encoding issues

Many of the longer pages have invalid character encoding, for example Wallpaper.

See this validator report:

Some browsers can recover from this issue by removing content blocks, but sometimes they can’t. For example, this is how the Wallpaper page looks in Safari right now: Media:CharacterEncodingProblemsSafari.png

Tracking down encoding issues is really difficult: it could be a bad copy-paste, or MySQL, or MediaWiki not forcing UTF-8 encoding. Karew (talk) 14:58, 6 August 2016 (EDT)

This looks like it just started happening last week, we setup HHVM on the server so I'm thinking it's a compression setting that can be easily rectified - thanks for the heads up. It'll hopefully be ironed out in the next day or two Katzeus (talk) 13:45, 7 August 2016 (EDT)

The wiki should use HTTPS

The wiki is currently serving all pages and taking all form submissions over plaintext HTTP. That means that your edits, logins, and cookies are all being sent in the clear over the internet. The wiki should really be set to use HTTPS-only for all operations. I would be willing to contribute my own money to buy a 3-year SSL certificate for the Stardew Valley Wiki. Karew (talk) 14:57, 6 August 2016 (EDT)

That's a perfectly reasonable suggestion - I think you're absolutely right. I'll spec this out this week. Katzeus (talk) 13:46, 7 August 2016 (EDT)

Vandalism issue: New user is converting pages to non-English text

We've been having issues today with User:Rubykaikai converting sections of several pages to an Asian language. The changes have been undone at this point in time, but the user has shown persistence in it so far today.

Sorry if this isn't the right place to report a user. I'm not exactly up-to-date with how Wiki's work. - Marion Est (talk) 16:39, 6 October 2016 (BST)

Captcha problems

How am I supposed to answer them? I keep trying to add a topic to File_Talk:George_Icon.png but it keeps saying I fail the captcha.

Example: "What is the second digit of the number five hundred twenty-three million seventy-four thousand eight hundred fifty-six?" and I answer with "5".

I have also tried writing out the number in word form as well doing reverse order of the digit (in this case, I would answer "2"). What gives? Kektklik (talk) 04:43, 20 October 2016 (BST)

I realize I'm not an admin, but I can answer this question. In the example one hundred twenty-three million, four hundred fifty-six thousand, seven hundred eighty-nine (123,456,789), the first digit is the number "1."
In other words, the first digit is the number on the far left (furthest away from the decimal point), while the ninth digit is the number on the far right (closest to the decimal point).
In the example you provided above
What is the second digit of the number five hundred twenty-three million seventy-four thousand eight hundred fifty-six?
the correct answer is the number "2" (just type the single digit 2 as the answer) --NibKing (talk) 13:50, 20 October 2016 (BST)

Plums are now fruit

Please add Plums to kegs and preserve jars.

Kegs should make wild plum wine for 240g and

preserve jars should make wild plum jam for 210g.

Template:Infobox requires support for multiple professions

Rancher now applies it's bonuses to Artisan items created from Animals, see here:

Currently we are only able to add one profession, where in the case of Mayonnaise, either Rancher or Artisan can apply.

I'd edit it myself but I'm not familiar enough with the syntax, really first time venturing into wiki editing. Shiverwarp (talk) 16:48, 27 October 2016 (BST)

SDV Shop Schedule Chart

At the request of a Redditor, I uploaded my shop schedule chart to the wiki, and made a page for it ( It could definitely use some cleaning up, but more importantly, I wasn't sure what should link to it, and how. It seems like it would make sense to link all the shop pages to the schedule, but I'm not sure the best way to handle it.

Captcha asks for the nth digit as they appear (lexical order?)

The nth digit is ambiguous. Ask an engineer, they'll tell you the first digit of 123456789 is 9. This is called numerical order. The wiki captchas ask for lexical order, that is, what is the nth digit from the left. Maybe the captcha should make mention of this?

That's a good suggestion which could alleviate some confusion, thanks Katzeus (talk) 18:15, 5 January 2017 (UTC)