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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)

Multi language possibility

Soon the developers want to release a beta version with language packages in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. To keep this wiki no.1 it should be possible to offer the sites in different languages. I tried to start translating into german but couldn´t find a way, so I think it´s not possible yet. If there is a way but I´m just too blind to find it, feel free to contact me. Flave (talk) 12:38, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for reaching out, we've got some plans for this. We'll announce something soon to line up with the beta. Katzeus (talk) 01:41, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Calendar has no images, but there are invisible links for peoples birthdays and festivals.

I have refreshed and used a different browser, among other "usual solutions for browser problems". No other wikia that I frequent is giving me any problem like this.

GlassDeviant (talk) 09:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Fixed using an unusual solution from the Mozilla support site, in case anyone has this problem in future it is the second last item in the list. You will have to add the boolen value browser.display.use_document_colors=true which is missing in the latest version of Firefox. So it is not a SDV wikia problem.

GlassDeviant (talk) 09:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

$wgAllowUserJs && $wgAllowUserCss

Is there a particular reason that these functions are disabled on this wiki? I really like being able to customize my experience on wikis as to what I see and don't see and what I can do. Thanks! Technical 13 (talk) 20:07, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

I'm happy to enable those features, I'll do so and update you when you can take a look Katzeus (talk) 10:38, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Bump - just checking back in since it's been a couple months now. :) Thanks. :) Technical 13 (talk) 16:08, 10 May 2017 (BST)
Hey sorry, I missed this one - thanks for the bump. I've turned those on now! Katzeus (talk) 11:48, 11 May 2017 (BST)

I would like to help translate the wiki into Chinese, what should I do

Bomingwang (talk) 23:32, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the interest. Check out this thread for details on how you can lend a hand. The Chinese wiki main page is here. Katzeus (talk) 10:41, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Import Math Template

Hi! I was editing the Crops article and I noticed in the "Gold per Day" section the used formulae is pretty ununderstandable. When I began to edit I tried to use the Template:Math but it doesn't exist here. I've been reading and I found this page where it sais I can Import the Template from another Wiki. I couldn't import the Template due to permissions, so I'm writing this hoping for an Administrator to do it. The Importation process is really easy and I'm completely sure this template will be used in a lot of others articles. That's all. I really hope someone can help. Santiago (talk) 02:10, 7 May 2017 (BST)

Hey this template looks great! I started to set it up and once I got into I realized the styling used in our formulas isn't that complicated and it looks like are a bunch of other template dependencies to make it work like it works on wikipedia. I'm going to opt not to set this one up, I don't think we need all that template overhead to format formulas. Thanks for the suggestion though! Katzeus (talk) 13:13, 8 May 2017 (BST)
That's true. Wikipedia has a lot of articles about math and that's why the template is that complex. However, I think it would be useful to implement at least a part of the template to be able to display formulas that are more pleasing to the eye. Another option would be to be able to implement LaTeX code, since for example, with a simple "\dfrac {} {}" you get a pretty fraction. Santiago (talk) 07:12, 10 May 2017 (BST)

Support for languages that the game is not yet translated to

I'd be interested in translating content of the English Wiki into language that is not yet included in the game itself (Polish). Is it possible? (Doesn't seem to be.) Is there any intention to introduce such possibility?

It's a possibility in the future for sure - for now we're still cleaning up other official languages to match the completeness of the English wiki -- once that winds down we can look at broadening the scope! Katzeus (talk) 11:37, 29 June 2017 (BST)

EDIT: Next launched version will be translated in French, is there a way to start translating the wiki now? Or I have to keep the pages I already translated, and send them after the release? (if yes, to who? ^^) Iasou

And about the Polish section, won't be in the next patch, but maybe you could let him try now? :)

We're going to hold off until the translation comes out (or enters beta) since it's not clear what the final translated names will be for things it'll keep things much cleaner, and prevent us having to redo things and have the wiki in a semi-wrong state when the update comes. Thanks! Katzeus (talk) 15:33, 11 May 2018 (BST)

Recompressed background

I ran the background image through Trimage, and got the file size down by 15%. If someone with shell access wouldn't mind copying File:Stardewbackground.png to mediawiki/skins/Vector/stardewimages/stardewbackground.png, it should save some bandwidth. (And OK to delete the uploaded File: afterward.) Rigel Kent (talk) 06:31, 11 July 2017 (BST)

Done! Thank you good sir! Katzeus (talk) 15:02, 11 July 2017 (BST)
Edit: Unlinked file for deletion to clear WantedPages. Rigel Kent (talk) 17:58, 11 July 2017 (BST)

Recompressed main page banner images

Sort of a follow-up. File:Banner Left.png and File:Banner Right.png recompressed very well in Trimage, file sizes down by 61% thanks to low discrete color count and palletization. Rather than upload to the wiki under temporary file names then delete, would it be easier for me to just email them to an admin, or maybe temporarily unprotect these two images? Rigel Kent (talk) 04:43, 12 July 2017 (BST)

Oh nice catch - I've lifted protection for those images for 24 hours if you want to update them. Katzeus (talk) 13:00, 13 July 2017 (BST)

Adding Haley's marriage dialogue

Since I'm a new user, I can't add all of her marriage quotes because that counts as a mass edit. How can I prove that what I did wasn't harmful?

I can see the edit you tried to make - I'll add it in there for you. There's limits on the amount of text brand new users can add/remove, that restriction should lift as you edit more pages! Katzeus (talk) 14:30, 9 August 2017 (BST)

Can I translate into Vietnamese?

Can I translate game into Vietnamese? How? Can I contribute to translating wiki pages into Vietnamese? Sorry my english grammar is not good.

We're only supporting official languages from the game right now. - Katzeus (talk) 14:44, 17 August 2017 (BST)

User rights request.

Hello! I've created this account to use with my Discord bot, @Gunther#6364, and am requesting assignment to the Bots user group in order to be allowed to have apihighlimits to be able to retrieve 5,000 results per query instead of 500 and potentially reducing the number of needed queries for things by 90%. I have an existing account of User:Technical 13 and am on Discord as @ShoeMaker#2561. I'm very familiar with the MediaWiki software and API. Nothing will be posted to the wiki with this account past this request for permissions without discussion on wiki and consensus reached that it's wanted wanted and needed. Thanks for any consideration on this request. Gunther (talk) 13:21, 28 August 2017 (BST) Technical 13 (talk) 13:48, 28 August 2017 (BST)

Could you explain what the bot is going to do? I'm just interested in the technical application before opening it up. Thanks Katzeus (talk) 14:08, 28 August 2017 (BST)
  • It would be pulling information from the wiki's API for things such as this example to get user information like edit count, signup date, groups, block status, etc. I'm also working on commands to be able to pull basic information on items, people (likes, dislikes, schedule, etc), etc. There are many other things I'd like to have (some of which I've been working on developing) such as a recent changes feed in the SDVwiki Discord server. Technical 13 (talk) 14:57, 28 August 2017 (BST)
Sounds interesting, I've granted your account those rights. Please make sure to discuss here first if you want to either write to the wiki, or use it outside discord - thanks. Katzeus (talk) 16:55, 28 August 2017 (BST)

Allow page moves

Renaming pages seems to be disabled. Can we re-enable it, maybe with restrictions (e.g. only available for approved users)? It's often useful for reorganising documentation pages. —Pathoschild (talk) 03:35, 10 September 2017 (BST)

Pathos -- While you're waiting, you can always move the page(s) manually -- meaning create the new page, then manually copy and paste the old page text to the new page, then manually create a redirect on the old page (or mark it for deletion). I'm happy to move any pages you want to get moved tonight. margotbean (talk) 01:58, 11 September 2017 (BST)
I'd like not to have the move restriction be permanent, but I need to make sure the spam filter can manage before opening it all up. For now I've granted you those rights (you were already sole member of a rights group) - if anyone else helping you wants it as well just have them ping me to have their account manually approved for now. Katzeus (talk) 13:36, 11 September 2017 (BST)
Thanks! —Pathoschild (talk) 13:07, 16 September 2017 (BST)

Main landing page is hosed...

Someone has made the main landing page rather vulgar.

and this one also...several changes were made apparently :( someone named : REMOVE MARGOTBΕAN FROM PREMISES

I was able to edit the pornhub links off the admin page but I tried fixing the mainmenu template but it's not working and I'm really new to this can an admin please fix it? Honestly (talk) 11:34, 11 September 2017 (BST)

I've restored the Template:Mainmenu but it hasn't come through to the front page, is there some kind of template cache? Djomp (talk) 11:37, 11 September 2017 (BST)
No worries, discovered how to clear the cache. Djomp (talk) 11:42, 11 September 2017 (BST)
I've restored all I can; just these two I can't restore: File:Developed_By_Image.gif User_talk:Technical_13 Djomp (talk) 11:47, 11 September 2017 (BST)
I think I fixed them but tell me if they're still not good Honestly (talk) 12:12, 11 September 2017 (BST)
Thanks a bunch for the assist cleaning up guys! Checking everything now but really appreciate the good work! Katzeus (talk) 12:31, 11 September 2017 (BST)

Unable to edit List of All Gifts

I attempted to submit a change to List of All Gifts, and it said This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Spam Keywords. The edit message was Initially sorted villagers by bithday. I'm unable to directly link (on THIS page) to the gist where I copied the content, as another error comes up, Adding external images/links. The original edit is at, but I can't link it directly. Wolvereness (talk) 16:11, 7 October 2017 (BST)

Got it - I've pushed that edit through. Thanks for notifying. Katzeus (talk) 18:51, 7 October 2017 (BST)
I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to roll back that change. The default sort order (though imperfect) makes more sense to me.
We could try adding birthdays to a separate sortable column, but I think that would make an already wide table too wide.
As an alternative, you could create the page in your user space (for example, create page User:Wolvereness/List of Gifts by Birthday). Please post back if the spam filters won't let you create or edit the new page. margotbean (talk) 19:03, 7 October 2017 (BST)

Pot fi administrator?

Salutări, vă rog să pot deveni administrator? Văd tot ce aveți de-a face cu vandalismul recent. Cred că 3 administratori ar fi o apărare mai bună pentru acele vandalizări. Vă rog, vă promit că voi fi foarte activ și voi elimina vandalismul și le voi interzice IP-urile. Dar vă rog, vreau mai bine această comunitate.

Ionuț13 (talk) 15:28, 10 October 2017 (BST)

Nobody speaks Romanian here. I doubt someone answers you... ...and who cares... (talk) 19:18, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

How long until I stop running into the "Mass edit by new user" rule?

I'm trying to create calendars like those on the strawberry page - which is the best visualization available on the internet for how often recurring crops can be harvested. Currently I'm just experimenting on my user talk page, but I'm not allowed to save, because, obviously, new user something something mass edit. -- Zaz (talk) 18:30, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

That seems to be a filter made to prevent vandalism... it looks like these guys got recently some attacks. ...and who cares... (talk) 19:15, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
If you make a few smaller edits first, that will allow you to make larger changes. If you need any assistance let me know! Katzeus (talk) 19:52, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
So to make my edits, I first need to make a few spam edits? That sounds counter-intuitive. How many will edits will I need to do? Is it a sharp cutoff, or a progressive increase in diff-size allowed? Do the edits still count if I do them in user-space? -- Zaz (talk) 20:19, 28 November 2017 (UTC)


Has been disruptively reverting good edits by myself and other users on pages such as Mead, Children etc. See contribution history. Giftiger wunsch (talk) 16:50, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Seems it's one of your moderators. I can only conclude that constructive contributions are unwelcome if this is how your moderators behave. I won't be providing any, then. Giftiger wunsch (talk) 17:14, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
I'll mention something - from your history I can see your response on some of these pages has just been to 'battle' to push the same change after it was reverted - in the future use discussion pages to sort out disagreements like this. Disagreeing with a moderator by changing one word over and over isn't a constructive way to work out proposed edits, I'll pass the same info to Margotbean. Katzeus (talk) 11:58, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Mass Edit by New User

Heya, I made a complete translation of the honey page, but it won't let me save it. What exactly do I need to do in order to become a normal member and being able to save pages/make bigger changes? Just do more small edits?

That's exactly it - I've pushed the edits for the honey page now though. Katzeus (talk) 12:23, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Add Scribunto extension?

@Katzeus Can we install the Scribunto extension? It's installed on Wikimedia wikis like Wikipedia, so it's stable and well-tested. It lets us write templates using the Lua programming language in the Module namespace, which makes them much easier to read and maintain. That'd be really useful for replacing template code like this:

example code (source) 
|- id="{{{name}}}" data-status="{{{status}}}" {{#if:{{{source|}}}|data-has-source}} style="line-height: 1em; {{#switch:{{{status}}} |ok=background: #9F9; |workaround=background: #CF9; |broken|soon|soon-official=background: #F99; |obsolete=background: #999}}"
| {{#if:{{{url|}}}|[{{{url}}} {{{name}}}]|{{{name}}}}}{{#if:{{{name2|}}}|<br /><small style="font-size:0.75em;">(aka {{{name2}}})</small>}}
| {{{author}}}{{#if:{{{author2|}}}|<br /><small style="font-size:0.75em;">(aka {{{author2}}})</small>}}
| {{#switch:{{{status}}} |ok=✓ |workaround=⚠ |soon|soon-official=↻ |broken|obsolete=✖}} {{#switch:{{{status}}}
  |ok       = {{#if:{{{summary|}}}|{{{summary}}}|use latest version.}}
  |#default = broke{{#if:{{{broke in|}}}| in {{{broke in}}}|n}}{{#if:{{{summary|}}}|, {{{summary}}}|{{#switch:{{{status}}}|broken={{#if:{{{source|}}}|, needs update from the author|, not open-source}}|soon=update coming soon|soon-official=author will update it soon}}.}}
| {{#if:{{{source|}}}|[{{{source}}} source]}}{{#if:{{{hide-url|}}}| [{{{hide-url}}} <sup>o</sup>]}}{{#if:{{{links|}}}| {{#arraydefine:linkArray|{{{links}}}}}{{#arrayprint:linkArray| |@@@@|<sup>[@@@@ {{#expr:{{#arraysearch:linkArray|@@@@}} + 1}}]</sup>}}}}

Pathoschild (talk) 02:45, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Hey sorry I missed this post - I'll take a look into this! Katzeus (talk) 11:43, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
@Katzeus Any update on this? Some of the templates are getting pretty hard to manage without it. :) —Pathoschild (talk) 17:19, 6 September 2018 (BST)
@Katzeus Any news? I've hit the limit of what I can do without it, and Modding:SMAPI compatibility takes eleven seconds to render at this point. If you're not planning to add Scribunto, it'd be good to know so I can start planning alternatives to keeping everything on-wiki. —Pathoschild (talk) 05:12, 20 October 2018 (BST)

New Grange Display Calculator - can't edit it myself

I have created a new version of the Grange Display Calculator linked to on the Stardew Valley Fair page. It is based on the one currently there, but is easier to use as it has sell values built in, so you only need input the item name and quality, and it will work out the value from there. However, I cannot add it to the page myself, as adding external links is automatically blocked as harmful. The link is here:

I have had to remove the https from the start of the link so the same problem doesn't happen here.

Hopefully an admin can make the addition. If you want to give credit, say "by EX_plode (based off /u/mordenkainen's work)"

EX plode (talk) 09:02, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and added the link to the page. margotbean (talk) 18:34, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Autosignature Feature

Per a recent comment on Talk:Harvey, I'd like to suggest that an autosignature feature be added to the Wiki for edits on Talk pages and other community discussion pages. While Wikipedia doesn't do this, it has a lot more frequent and sophisticated contributors who know what to do, but here we end up with a lot of text that's not labeled with the commentator. Lookup via page history is clumsy and may require searching. Butterbur (talk) 07:18, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into this functionality and see what's involved. Katzeus (talk) 11:41, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks much. I leave it to you to judge as to how helpful it may be here. Butterbur (talk) 06:17, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Would like to see this as well as there's no button in the editor for adding it. Thank you. Drmike (talk) 17:43, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki API Access

I made this post on the user talk page for Katzeus but felt I might want to also post it here as it seems more fitting:

I'm currently developing a Stardew Valley Discord bot that makes the information on the wiki available to users through Discord as well. The main issue is accessing the data.

I've read that wiki's running on MediaWiki can have an API for developers to access but I'm unable to find anything about this on the SDV wiki. I'd love to be able to create this bot as I don't see any out there that focus on Stardew Valley specifically (see for example).

If you'd like to speak to me directly, you can reach me on Discord at Alcha#2621 or any of my other accounts I have on my user page.

P.S. The bot will, of course, be open-sourced under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license and available on here, on Github.


Alcha (talk) 01:17, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

I appreciate you posting here for visibility! I'll move this convo to your talk page as it could get technical - but anyone here who'd like to be involved feel free to jump into the discussion there. Katzeus (talk) 12:22, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

SSL certificate concerns.


Following up on the SSL certificate discussion up above, it appears the current certificate needs a bit of work:

Thank you. edit: There's no button for adding your username and link? Using Firefox 58 for reference. Drmike (talk) 17:42, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Drmike -- I have removed the instruction at the top of the page to "click on the signature button" because it is indeed missing. Adding it is something only the Admin can do. margotbean (talk) 18:15, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for this link, I'll take a look at the cert Katzeus (talk) 12:21, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Non-official translation (French)

Hello, I would like to translate few (or every - if I have the time) pages of this wiki in French. I saw before in the thread that you are only supporting official languages right now (Q: [1]) but I'm asking anyway because I think it can be very useful for some players. For information, if I'm authorized to translate it I will use the French translation of the patch [2] for all in-game names and sentences. Thanks. Gadish (talk) 22:46, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the interest! When we open beta with the new officially supported languages we'll add wiki support for those languages too. I'll send you a message when that's available! Katzeus (talk) 12:13, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

External reference for Giant Crop watering edit

I need an admin to add an external reference for me. The Crops article states the center crop of a 3x3 grid must be watered in order to produce a giant crop. It's not clear whether watering must continue after the center plant is fully grown. If you only have the basic watering can and no sprinklers, it's impossible to water that plant without harvesting it. I found some discussion at https[colon-slash-slash] including a couple users who claim you can still get a giant crop even if you stop watering once the constituent plants are fully mature. I tried to add this link as a reference but the site complained I need to reach out to an admin to do that. (I'm a new user, maybe I don't have rights). Rkagerer (talk) 09:33, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Rkagerer, I've sent you a message about giant crops on your talk page. margotbean (talk) 13:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Relax external link restriction on modding pages?

Hi! External links are common in the modding namespace (e.g. to Nexus Mods or the Chucklefish forums), but new users are prevented entirely from posting them. That makes it difficult for modders to help maintain the modding pages. Can we whitelist certain domains so new users can link to them, or relax the restriction in the modding namespace? —Pathoschild (talk) 14:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

@Katzeus Can we tweak the filter settings? I'm essentially the only person who can edit the modding pages, since every other modder who tries gets filtered. Pathoschild (talk) 17:56, 25 April 2018 (BST)
Maybe we can create a user group which lets its members bypass the restrictions, so modders can update the modding pages? Pathoschild (talk) 00:21, 3 May 2018 (BST)
Yeah, sorry this hasn't been working well. I've relaxed it for the modding namespace specifically - let's keep an eye on it though, it may need some small adjustments. Katzeus (talk) 11:57, 11 May 2018 (BST)
Thanks! Every modding page is on my watchlist, so I should notice any issues pretty quickly. Pathoschild (talk) 16:39, 11 May 2018 (BST)

Added multiplayer page

I created the multiplayer page with the publicly announced info about how multiplayer mode works. The idea is to document multiplayer mode in general (not the beta timeline), both before and after it's officially released. We should keep an eye on the page to remove any unsourced speculation that gets added. :) Pathoschild (talk) 00:17, 11 April 2018 (BST)

Mass edit by new user

Apparently my translation of the article "Iridium ore" in the german wiki was considered "Mass edit by new user". How long do I have to wait until I am no longer considered a new user and can create new articles? DerPum (talk) 15:49, 10 May 2018 (BST)

Hi DerPum! I've pushed your edits through, and sent a message on your talk page on the German wiki. Thanks, margotbean (talk) 17:52, 10 May 2018 (BST)

Someone made changes to villager pages?

Robin and marnie's links on the Fall page are wrong? Fall (issue: they were showing up as 'shalom' and 'piza' and the corresponding page links had no info)

Edit: I found out how to fix it, sorry for the confusion (I didn't know I could fix it when I wrote this whoops)

Thanks for cleaning up the vandalism! margotbean (talk) 19:07, 22 May 2018 (BST)

Mass Edit by New User

Hey, I made a page consolidating all of the heart event cutscenes. I'm not planning on being particularly active on this site, but a bunch of people I talked to said that it would be useful, and I've already created it. What should I do?

I saw this edit. A heart events page isn't a bad idea, but manually copying all the events in isn't the best way to do it - you're just creating another page with duplicate info which needs maintaining. Eventually edits in one place or the other will make the pages out of sync and it'll be a mess. I think using transclusion would be a better bet for something like this, then you can reference the character pages and the information will only live in one place. Katzeus (talk) 00:45, 30 May 2018 (BST)

krasnoye also can mean red.beautiful is a MUCH older usage of the word

at the end of the pelican town page, in the trivia,it says where the real world location of the town would be based on some coordinates harvey gave.i just wanted to add an "or "red"" to the end of that sentence, but it said something about external images or links,and wouldnt let me Platinum (talk) 18:51, 30 May 2018

I've added the edit to the page. Thanks for the accurate translation! margotbean (talk) 18:32, 31 May 2018 (BST)

Gifting Issue

Gifts will randomly reset midweek and sometimes won't. I've had the gifts reset on any random day of the week (not including sunday). I've also had the issue of gifts not counting? I've given Lewis and Marnie 3 gifts in one week but only one cross is marked off. Similar things happen all the time no matter the person I gift to. I've tried finding what could cause it but no idea so far since it's different people, days and items most of the time. MuffinGamys (talk) 15:24, 03 June 2018

This has been reported multiple times here:
Feel free to add to the list of bug reports there. Thanks, margotbean (talk) 14:36, 4 June 2018 (BST)

Error in CSS

Your css says Postition:relative in the 48x48 quality star container rather than position relative. Quadrapod (talk) 14:21, 4 June 2018

I don't see any errors in the desktop or mobile stylesheets. You're going to have to be more specific. margotbean (talk) 21:39, 4 June 2018 (BST) in the area that defines the Quality containers, so in #qualitycontainer, #qualitycontainermed, and #qualitycontainersm the word position is mispelled as postition. Quadrapod (talk) 01:25, 7 June 2018 (BST)
Thank you, that was hiding in plain sight! margotbean (talk) 15:18, 7 June 2018 (BST)
No worries, though I might have a suggestion for you. Since all your game assets should be pixel art you might want to put
-ms-interpolation-mode: nearest-neighbor; /* IE */
image-rendering: -webkit-optimize-contrast; /* Blackberry */
image-rendering: -moz-crisp-edges; /* Firefox */
image-rendering: crisp-edges;
image-rendering: pixelated; /* Chromium */
in your body which changes the image interpolation of various browsers.

Would be the slightly more complete version. It makes a rather large difference for pixel art and gets rid of a lot of blurriness that comes from scaling sprites. Quadrapod (talk) 09:26, 8 June 2018 (BST)

Thanks for the suggestions. I have noticed some blurriness, even when using "class=pixels" to increase image size. The Admin will have to take a look, since I can't alter stylesheets. margotbean (talk) 18:04, 8 June 2018 (BST)
Good shout on that spelling error! Thanks!! I've added those rendering changes to the body as well - let's keep an eye out for any jagged rendering inside articles - if that comes up we may have to move that into some template/infobox classes instead. Katzeus (talk) 14:29, 12 June 2018 (BST)

Curious bug pending to add to the Luau event.

After the Luau on the first year is completed, if you go to The Community Center around 10:30 PM-11:30 PM (I went because I was intending to put some items that day), you can see Demetrius going to the fountain. If you activate the dialogue with him, he is going to give the same answer that he gave at the Luau (the one that he tells Robin he is tired and wants to go to the buffet).

Please consider on putting this as a kind of trivia since it does not appear neither at the Luau´s nor Demetrius´s webpage (even Demetrius´s schedule does not show that he goes to the fountain at that time).

Regards, Koalitaforce.

I'm unable to reproduce this in either v1.2 or v1.3.19 If you can reproduce it, please report it as a bug (and upload your save folder) at --Thanks, margotbean (talk) 20:23, 15 June 2018 (BST)

BUG - Master Angler Achievement Awarded 59 Fish Caught, Not 62, in Beta

So pre-beta there were 59 fish to catch. Beta added three new fish, the Midnight Squid, Spook Fish, and Blobfish. The Master Angler achievement reads "Catch every fish", but I was just awarded it on the beta after having caught 59 fish, and not the 59 originals: I caught all 3 of the new ones, but I am still missing Legend, Mutant Carp, and Dorado, yet I just received the Achievement.

Seems like the tracking on the Achievement counts the number of distinct types of fish a player's caught, and when that number hits 59, they're awarded the achievement, regardless of the fact that there are now 62 fish to be caught, rather than checking every fish type to see if a player has successfully caught one of those types.

Add FAQs page

We have a FAQs page on the subreddit for the most common questions from new players, with links to the wiki for more info. Only subreddit moderators can edit it though. Any objections to moving it to the wiki, so the community can maintain and improve it? —Pathoschild (talk) 17:11, 20 July 2018 (BST)

I'd be really hesitant to add that kind of redundancy to the wiki. We already have a getting started guide, and pages that cover most of the info on the FAQ, if users type the keyword into the search box (clay, void egg, marriage, etc.) My 2¢. margotbean (talk) 18:16, 20 July 2018 (BST)
I think some of the FAQs info could be added to the Getting Started page (like missables). We don't necessarily need to copy the FAQs text as-is, we can pick what we want to carry over. —Pathoschild (talk) 20:19, 20 July 2018 (BST)

Handling new content in the upcoming release

Stardew Valley 1.3 will officially release on August 1st. On that day, many players will be searching for info about the new content but often won't find it on the wiki — either because the wiki doesn't have it at all (like Auto-Grabber), or because it's hidden in a collapsed footer section (like Abigail#v1.3 Beta Changes). Can we start preparing for the update by adding the missing information to the regular articles (clearly distinguished to avoid confusing 1.2 players)? —Pathoschild (talk) 20:16, 20 July 2018 (BST)

Translate to French

Hi !

Like ConcernedApe say that the French languague will be add until the end of the year, I want to offers you my help to translate this wiki in French. This language is my mother tongue and I'm a minimum fluent in english, just right for helping you to translate. I already starting some translation in a word document, until I know I to add the french section in the wiki :)

Skyla (talk) 01:26, 10 August 2018 (BST) Skyla

We've had some requests to start translating into the newly announced languages - but we're going to hold off until there's a beta period or game resources directly available. It would be really difficult to cleanup the wiki (specifically for names of people, places, and items) moving from 'fan translations' to 'official translations'. Really appreciate the willingness to help translate - it's definitely planned, but won't be going online just yet! Katzeus (talk) 13:53, 12 August 2018 (BST)

Mistake on Maru’s loved gifts, golden pumpkin gifting

Hello! I signed up so I could try and edit a mistake I found but it’s a tad confusing, and I didn’t want to mess up anything that’s already been done. I found out just a minute ago that Maru HATES the golden pumpkin. I was honestly quite sad to find this out as I was expecting to bump her up to my fourth heart of friendship. It’s alrifht though, I can repair the damage done. Just wanted to let someone know! Thank you very much and I want to save someone else from the same problem I just encountered. LadyElvina signing off

LadyElvina (talk) 04:19, 1 October 2018 (BST)

Hi LadyElvina! I'm sorry that happened to you! The Golden Pumpkin will be a universally loved gift when you update your game to v1.3. There aren't any other changes to gifting, so you should be good now that you know.
If you check the "History" section of the Friendship or Golden Pumpkin pages, you can see that the change from hate to love was made in v1.3. You might also find the List of All Gifts handy.
We're in a weird transition period, where we're trying to display information for two versions of the game at the same time. Always check the "history" section, and please report any other anomalies you find! Thanks, margotbean (talk) 17:12, 1 October 2018 (BST)
Hi, I'm a new user and I play the Nintendo switch port of SV and I followed the advice of the wiki which said Golden Pumpkin was a universally loved gift. However Elliott had either a dislike/hate reaction (I forget which off the top of my head, but it was a negative reaction. I don't know if this is an error on the wiki's part or if the switch version is not on the same version as the PC. I also have like no idea how to tell anyone here so I'm trying to be consistent with the format, I'm so sorry if It isn't. I can be reached at "@Rosi#2995" on discord if you want to respond. I hope I didn't mess anything up. User: Rosiala 10:43 AM, 26, October 2018 (EST)
Hi Rosiala! Please read my response to LadyElvina above. margotbean (talk) 17:34, 26 October 2018 (BST)

Allow external links on User: namespace

Maybe relax the external link denial rules on the User: namespace, perhaps specifically for and nexus mods links? I would like to add a link to my farm and the mods I use on my profile page.

We'll take this under consideration! Thanks Katzeus (talk) 12:42, 24 October 2018 (BST)

Thank you

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you to the mods. I added some information to the Mermaid's Pendant and Marriage pages and it turned out to be incorrect because it was changed in 1.3 (I'm on console and haven't seen the new edits). Just wanted to say thank you for everything you do and keeping things as accurate as possible! :) Marriagependant (talk) 23:48, 3 November 2018 (UST)

Well, this is a first. My very first "thank you". You are supremely welcome, and thank you for your effort in trying to keep the wiki accurate! margotbean (talk) 10:55, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Adding Penny's marriage dialogue

I've been trying to add a fair bit of dialogue for Penny post-marriage, however I am getting the following message:

"This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Mass edit by new user."

I've saved the raw page in txt just in case...

EDIT: My edit on the pages worked (somehow), or maybe thanks to the work of another Admin? Anyway, please ignore this and sorry to have been a bother.

Glad you got past it - you shouldn't see that message any longer on your account! Katzeus (talk) 11:33, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

The top and bottom ads are showing missing image errors, just FYI. The links are working. The ad in the left sidebanner seems fine. margotbean (talk) 16:06, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

At this moment, I have an ad blocker running, but I'm seeing the ad anyway on the Main Page (correctly displayed). On its talk page, I see the borked ad display. I've seen other differences between Wiki article pages and their talk pages before. Hope that adds a clue. Butterbur (talk) 05:03, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Katzeus, sometime would you login to the wiki's adsense account and make sure adult/suggestive ads are turned off for that ad in the left sidebar? It's somewhere under "Blocking controls" in adsense navigation, I think.
I'm not seeing actual porn, but one particular ad that shouldn't be on a wiki about a game rated "E". Seriously.
I have all targeted ads turned off via google, so it's a random one. Thanks, and sorry to add to your "to do" list! margotbean (talk) 17:27, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
As of today, the anomalous ad display is borked again, everywhere. There seems to be an intermittent problem. Butterbur (talk) 19:21, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
And as of this moment, the anomalous ad display is gone (after a new login). Butterbur (talk) 19:26, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Your ad-blocker is malfunctioning. It's blocking the images but not the links. Try using Chrome instead of Internet Explorer or Edge. margotbean (talk) 19:37, 29 November 2018 (UTC)