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Current Issues


Wooden Tree Platform[edit source]

Ello, it seems that the wooden tree platform wiki page is bugged, and is mostly unreadable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GURKWE (talkcontribs) at 16:43, April 7, 2019. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

It has been fixed. Report this immediately if you see it again. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 21:06, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Siege of Ragnarok[edit source]

Yo wiki amigos i tried to publish my article about the Siege of Ragnarok 25 but i get an error saying "Vandalism" Mr Pie 5

Huursa (talk) 20:19, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

I completely missed this message, and apparently had my mentions turned off for some reason. The false positive was from a couple patterns in the urls that it didn't like. As for the content at a glance, I'm not sure if that's appropriate mainspace content, and I've created the page at User:Huursa/Siege of Ragnarok 25 for now while it's considered.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:58, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Sarver Admin IGBluEz[edit source]

Admin IGBluEz has kicked us and and destroyed our base because we were going to raid his ally! Server name: 50xBoosted247 .He was also using god and creative mode. This is on the ps4 console. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 06:33, 13 June 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, because it concerns a private server nobody here nor the official game support can help you in this case. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:35, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Addition to Tek Cave flagged as vandalism in error[edit source]

Added tribute spawn commands to the Tek Cave page, but the edit was automatically blocked and flagged as vandalism. The message linked to this page and said to contact admin here to have the edit permitted. Full text of added section below tribute requirements table can be found at the following gist: --SporkWitch (talk) 21:48, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that. It caught because of a few instances of ...left;word..., and I don't see a way to write that in as an exception without compromising its purpose -- css is good at creating those situations. However, it seems like User:The Wayward Wolf read the noticeboard and added it in.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:48, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Addition to Console_Commands flagged as vandalism in error[edit source]

I added console compatibility to all known admin commands and was flagged as vandalism in error.
Nahpalm (talk) 19:53, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for letting us know. If you saved your edit text somewhere, you should try to add it now. If not, I'll take a look at adding it myself later.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 05:38, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, all set.
Nahpalm (talk) 20:42, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Issues Creating the Potent Dust Page[edit source]

The filter for creating a page has flagged my attempts as Vandalism, Gibberish, etc. I would appreciate it if you would correct that, so my page can be created properly. SteelKraken (talk) 13:45, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

It was because you used a lot of - to separate sections rather than proper wikitext, so it read that as symbol spam. Nothing to fix there and it looks like the page has been sorted out.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:51, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

New formatting breaks carryable creatures list mostly[edit source]

Can't see the critter name and get a good idea what can pick it up, no scroll bars, but the info is there. Looks like a result of the new formatting? And I have *no idea* how to fix it.

I liked the old formatting better. :/ The new stuff mostly works, at least. EvilSmoo (talk) 03:03, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Dear Administrators[edit source]

I am an experienced wiki editor and have created a well-formatted, referenced page, but when I want to add it, it is automatically rejected with the "reason": "Gibberish". Clearly it is not gibberish at all, as I use the proper formatting, links to existing content and useful new information without typos or other errors. I even cannot add the content to my own user or talk page? Is there an admin around to help me out here? Many thanks in advance, Tisquesusa1537 (talk) 23:53, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Looks like it's from your Google doc and Youtube links. I thought I fixed that issue but I guess not. I'll work on a tweak and in the meantime, try saving without those links for now.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 00:28, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
Alternatively, I could copy-paste your edit from the log for you if you didn't save a copy or just don't want to, but I want to give you the chance to get your rightful credit for the contribution.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 00:54, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Hesperornis[edit source]

The Hesperornis page does not state how to tame it (passive tame, drag dead fish) and, the passive tame page also does not have the hesperornis listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 03:01, 18 October 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The Hesperornis page has already a Taming section. However the Taming page didn't mention both Hesperornis and Otter until now. --Flachdachs (talk) 06:16, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Corrupted Creature list[edit source]

The entire list on the Corrupted Creatures page has bugged out, not sure how to fix it...
Edit for more info: The Enraged Creatures list works correctly, but the Corrupt list shows all the links. 16:11, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

This is an error that the Cargo extension produces. Can be fixed with Purge or an edit without any change. Fixed, for now. --Flachdachs (talk) 17:34, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

NewPage about my server Experience/settings[edit source]

I had the experience of renting a couple servers for over a year from Nitrado to run for PS4 console. I doubt I would ever have the money to do that again. But I don't like the idea of my Game.ini file and server settings collecting dust in my pc.

What made my servers unique was my dino placements, regardless of map. e.g. When I found out that the Turtles don't lose oxygen underwater, I added the Aberration Turtle to spawn underwater 'as a sea turtle. Sorry for this long rant. I was wondering if I could make a page that gives away my server settings and experience? Terronscibe (talk) 02:11, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

You could put them on your user page if you want, but I don't think they would really be appropriate for a mainspace article. Maybe some of the information could be generalized or used as examples on Server configuration.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 02:17, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Well we can treat it as a suggestion but I really didn't want to clutter the suggestion page with another section. Maybe if it's ok, I could make a test page to see how it would look?Terronscibe (talk) 02:41, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Error code on edit[edit source]

I'm trying to move my suggestion on the main page to a more suitable place but every time i try to remove it I get an error once I save it, is it refusing to let me remove it or is it actually an error? 16:10, 4 December 2018 (UTC) (aka ScrubbaNubNub's alt)

What's the text of the error message? --Flachdachs (talk) 16:16, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
It says: Internal error
       [03001d48335f6c403d1aeb6c] 2018-12-04 16:18:48: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBError" 16:20, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
For clarification, I was trying to move it to the Community Portal talk section. 16:42, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

How to edit white bar on left[edit source]

on the simple bed page I wanted to add health = 1000 in the white bar on the right like the bunk bed has but can't see how to edit that section Recentlyafish (talk) 20:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC) raf

Done. --Flachdachs (talk) 20:13, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

S+ Tek Replicator[edit source]

I tried to make a page but received this instead.

Error: 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: Editing of a redirect page by an anonymous user

I appreciate the filter and all, but sometimes it gets in the way... Help? 13:12, 10 December 2018 (UTC) (UserProfile:Scrubbanubnub)

The message said basically two things: anonymous user and redirect page. So, you have an account, just use it. And edit the right page. The redirect redirects you to the actual page. For mod things we have the "Mod:" namespace. --Flachdachs (talk) 13:51, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
I understand that its not your fault and that you're just doing your job, but we can't just leave a link in the Navbox that goes right back to the main mod page; and about the account... This account is for use on the school issued chromebooks because Twitch is blocked by the filter, meaning I can't sign in. All I'm trying to do is turn the unnecessary redirect in the navbox into an actual page. Template:Nav Structures Plus
S+ Tek Replicator should not loop you back to Mod:Structures Plus 15:44, 10 December 2018 (UTC) (UserProfile:Scrubbanubnub)
Deleted the redirect. Next time please don't redirect pages this way. Better a red link than a bad link. --Flachdachs (talk) 16:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, although I never changed the Navbox,I only made the redirect (with my main) and recently saw it in the navbox. I'll respect the advice regardless. 16:18, 10 December 2018 (UTC) (UserProfile:Scrubbanubnub)

Mesopithecus page regarding kibble[edit source]

The section regarding the kibble that the Mesopithecus likes is bugged and is currently only showing the links, it's a small issue, but something that could use fixing regardless 13:33, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Trigger of auto language filter in talk page[edit source]

I tried answering a question submitted in the Procedurally Generated Maps talk section, however upon hitting Save Changes I was greeting with a block message stating I triggered the automatic word filter and the edit was immediately flagged as vandalism. 12:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Roll Rat genus name in the infobox[edit source]

I want to fix the genus name in Roll Rat's infobox since it's misspelled (the Dossier image is my evidence), but I have no idea how to do it since said infobox does not show any relevant field in the editing page. Marqfja87 (talk) 17:11, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Use the source editor. You should be able to correct it with that, source editor is easier to use anyway, no lag and fast page loading. 17:14, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Already tried that, actually. Same result: there's no relevant field at all. Marqfja87 (talk) 17:16, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Try it now, see if it gets overridden 17:20, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
It worked! Thank you. I really could have benefited from a layout guide that teaches inexperienced editors not only what lines they should add to modify particular fields, but where they should put them in the page source so that the layout doesn't get messed up. Marqfja87 (talk) 17:24, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Going to be completely honest, I just went to the Rex page and copied that bit of table from its infobox, infact, half of my s+ infobox edits are from doing that. Just experiment with what you think could work; glad I could help. 17:27, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Triggered filter on a discussion page again[edit source]

Pretty much exactly what the header says, this time it was on Mod_talk:Mods. What triggered the filter this time? 13:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

<br><br> is something that spambots love. At the time this rule was created, <br> was also not the syntax used when adding a line break from the editing toolbar (<br /> was inserted instead), so a double was almost never used by a human and was comfortably filtered. I don't know when this was changed, but I may need to do a performance review of this rule now. As for what you were trying to communicate to the guy, you're a helpful soul but I don't think it's worth the time of trying to get in contact with him in that way, and it's not really an appropriate place for that sort of discussion anyways.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 08:10, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

"Cookingcalc" Widget edit permissions[edit source]

I'd like to request permissions to edit the widget "Cookingcalc" to update values for raw meat and add in new consumables.

Todgins9694 (talk) 01:27, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Editing widgets is reserved to admins, because one can insert arbitrary unchecked code to widgets. Please write what you want to change in the Discussion/Talk page of the widget. --Flachdachs (talk) 06:34, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Added code snippets to Todgins (talk) 10:16, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

gunpowder[edit source] 22:56, 18 January 2019 (UTC)Gunpowder is blocking some spawn points all Obie and killing all Chinese in a pvp server they will not stop and think there right if u know this is bannable rise up and go talk to the people of gp

This is not relevant for the wiki. For game support see the beginning of this page. --Flachdachs (talk) 00:08, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Review[edit source]

Hey I would like it very much if someone would look at Getting Started and Tips and Tricks, and give me their opinions. I've been transferring some information from the 'Tips&Tricks' page to 'Getting Started'. There's a lot of copied knowledge with very lengthy descriptions. I'm trying my best to organize and simplify the information. P.S. I'm thinking about moving Obelisks and Beacons under 'General tips section to Getting Started.Terronscibe (talk) 03:46, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Not able to transmit[edit source]

Type in map, hit transfer and nothing happens. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 13:38, 29 January 2019‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

What? You need to be more specific, also, this is an ingame issue, we don't deal with those... 17:44, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
You're talking about transferring your character from one map to another? This isn't the Official Ark website. But as one player to another, it could be an update error. Some players had to delete then reinstall Ark to fix the transfer issue in Beacons/Loot Drops. The server you are playing is unofficial and the settings might not allow transfers.Terronscibe (talk) 17:45, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Non-user Trolls[edit source]

Why does the website allow non-users to edit? I think it encourages trolls, people thinks they can't be tracked because they don't have any connection by means of registering their email to gamepedia.Terronscibe (talk) 17:38, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Not all anonymous users are trolls, sometimes this is all we can do, look at my contribution log, and also check out ScrubbaNubNub's aswell, while I'm at school I can't sign into my account... It's better then not allowing them to edit at all, but I would like to some limitations to these. 17:42, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
My argument is that the majority of non-users are trolls and there needs to be limitations each day it's becoming more frequent of finding troll edits. Terronscibe (talk)
But you have to remember, without these troublemakers the admins will have nothing to do as the community would moderate itself... 17:56, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps there can be an option users can register their I.P. address which would still allow edits only for Registered I.P. Addresses
This would discourage troublemakers and lessen the troll attacks
Terronscibe (talk) 03:29, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
The current system is fine. We don't see the need to change it. The number of malicious edits is quite low. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:20, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Disabling anon edits is a common question I hear from people who are new to wikis. On paper, one would think a system like this where anyone could edit invites a ton of vandalism. In actuality, only a very small percentage of editors are malicious, and between our filters, active users, and passerby who notice a problem, they are easily kept in check. We get plenty of legitimate contribution from anons, and removing their ability to contribute would result in a higher barrier to entry and the net result would just be less contribution overall with a minimal effect on vandalism.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:23, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes but what's the point of all this work to counter or revert troll edits? None of us that I know gets paid. Anonymous vandalism is a nuisance. Simply make it where Non-users has to register their emails with verification. Being obliged to submit atleast that information would discourage or atleast slow the rate of vandalism.Terronscibe (talk) 21:55, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
It's not that much work, actually, and it happens relatively infrequently. Far more anonymous edits are legitimate than are vandalism, and being forced to make an account is going to discourage legitimate contribution as much as it will vandalism. And restricting people from editing is antithetical to the idea of a wiki, a resource that anyone can contribute to, and so restrictions are best minimized.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 04:17, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Title change for: Getting Started[edit source]

I'm requesting a title change for the page Getting Started->recommended names:

  • 'Beginner's Guide'
  • 'Starter's Guide'

Terronscibe (talk) 03:02, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

GamePedia Pro Email[edit source]

I've received an automatic email from the Gamepedia community offering me a Free Subscription for GamepediaPro? And that after 3 month it will then renew the subscription. What is this exactly? A spam letter?Terronscibe (talk) 21:23, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

You automatically have the subscription, it is not spam. Read the email. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 22:12, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
I did read the email. I just wanted to be sure.Terronscibe (talk) 02:29, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
To be clear, it's 3 months of Gamepedia Pro, which is ad-free browsing and a little badge by your name. It is automatically applied and the email was just letting you know. The only cost associated with it is you being an active editor, and every month that you are still active it will be re-applied for 3 months from then.
-- Mr Pie 5 (talk) 20:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Floating Content menu for Mobile[edit source]

Is it possible to create a button for the bottom right of the screen in Mobile view? On my Samsung S7 smartphone, in the Chrome Browser. The Content menu does not display on the screen. However if I switch to Desktop view I see it.

Some articles are long and some people are not patient readers. I think having a Floating Collapsed Content button on the lower right of the screen would be handy, in the middle of the page the reader could hit the [+] open up the Content Floating menu, hit the section they want and move right to it at an instant. Terronscibe (talk) 05:23, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Strange Rules About Replying[edit source]

I have issues with how the Replies are on here. If users continue to replying adding colons : it eventually squishes their messages on the right of the screen. Why can't we Simplify it as example:

This is main message. Terronscibe (talk) 02:12, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

User replies Terronscibe (talk) 02:12, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
2nd User Replies Terronscibe (talk) 02:12, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
User replies with a subject changer.
replies are redirected to a different subject.Terronscibe (talk) 02:12, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Whereas replies currently:

This is a test reply that is pushed against the side. A ridiculous messaging rule.Terronscibe (talk) 02:13, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
That's the standard for all of Gamepedia's 2000+ wikis. The replies aren't meant to go that far. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 02:18, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
As far as I can tell MineCraft and Moonlighter Gamepedias doesn't carry on replies like that.Terronscibe (talk) 02:27, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I thought it was on every wiki. Anyways, that's the standard for the ARK Wiki. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 02:41, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Another example is your profile comments. Which the majority is not including additional colons. Terronscibe (talk) 02:53, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I remember seeing a template that brought back the replies after a certain point, though i’ve never tested it nor seen it be used somewhere Scrubbanubnub (talk) 03:02, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
The wiki standard is, when there are two or more responses to the same posting they are indented the same. Every answer gets plus 1 indentation to the posting it is referring to, and this is not necessarily the last posting with the furthest indentation. So in this case my answer is a reply to the starting posting and hence has one indentation. --Flachdachs (talk) 08:06, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Kibble[edit source]

The new kibble recipes are not balanced well. It uses more resources and thereby costs more to make a basic Dodo egg kibble than one from a Scorpion or Teri. It would be as bad if it only took 5 each of the berries, but 10 each for 2 different berries plus Mejo and meat is too expensive. I can’t cook all my Dodo eggs now. Please recalculate the crafting for the most Basic Kibble.

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:32, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Gardening & Greenhouses[edit source]

Are there any articles about Gardening and Greenhouses?Terronscibe (talk) 05:24, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Greenhouse Structures and Buildings --Flachdachs (talk) 07:32, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, so I guess it would be okay to start a Gardening page that also includes Primitive+ plants?Terronscibe (talk) 07:45, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

errors on page shotgun ammo page[edit source]

the gunpowder should be 18 not 9 6x3=18 I reported this a long time ago, I actually talked to someone about it but lost that account and it's still not fixed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 20gtx (talkcontribs) at 21:45, 22 March 2019. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Fixed. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 21:49, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Why was my picture considered spam? Was it because is showed point blank the problem? It wasn't spam!

I don't know anything about editing pages or what signing a post means.

Don't expect that people know what you are talking about.

I'm just a player, all I know is that the wiki is wrong, and no one seems to care. DELETE MY WHOLE POST AND MY ACCOUNT IF YOU WANT, I don't really care. This is your wiki fix it.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 20gtx (talkcontribs) at 03:00, 25 March 2019‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Keep calm, the image is no longer needed, the error is already fixed (and the image wasn't needed to understand the problem). --Flachdachs (talk) 07:28, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

feeding trough dung beetles was flagged[edit source]

I was flagged with a popup saying some violation. Dung beetles do not eat feces from any Feeding Trough. Trying to correct this in wiki and was shown a link telling me to explain myself here and sign it with squiggly marks.

What I mean to say is that I got flagged before I finished my entire editing. Just go ahead and revert it back. I was going to rewrite the Dung Beetle thingy and word it so people understood DB does not eat poop but is a meat eating dino. Was going to place the explain elsewheres but no longer wish to. I've lost interest in the two dung beetle edits I made tonight. Killed my steam, no offense; like ice water in the face.

That violation popup scared me to death. Might try wording it in a way that doesn't make editors feel like criminals caught in a bank vault having a smoke. Maybe not so THREATENING. Maybe something more like, "Hello, we enjoy your improvements and consideration to take time out of your busy schedule to improve our wiki. But to keep things as accurate as possible we need to do some checks and balances ourselves. If you would please follow this link we can improve this wiki together as a team." Or something that doesn't scream VIOLATOR VIOLATOR VIOLATOR YOU WILL BE PUNISHED to hard working people trying their best.

Will be editing the Feeding Trough and Tek Trough pages in the future, if I'm allowed to, with a list of every item that DOES go in them. Cause this is needed.

Though mentioning poop doesn't go in the trough as if this is offensive messup by WC devs was silly. Mindset is the thing does not EAT poop. It's tamed with poop. Not a poop eater. No reason to expect poop in the trough. Does not eat poop. Converts it. Not eats it.

Would have explained that in my future edit with the list of everything that does go in trough. But I get it. Don't delete. Just add add add to the wiki.

If you wish to contribute to my knowledge base it is being gather here atm. I on purpose left off a few items to see if people will help me. If not I may go to reddit or steam.

Drow (talk) 04:28, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Such a long complaint... for a single additional s after the word as. The filter is a stupid machine that can't differentiate between a typo and a real abuse. Please try again, try to avoid this typo. --Flachdachs (talk) 07:58, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Citronal is a Fruit[edit source]

The Vegetables list is misleading. However, I vote that these crops that are involved in special cases like taming recipes be called something specific like: 'Taming Resource'.

Then as for the Plants page needs to be renamed to 'Crops, Rare Flower and Mushrooms'.. Actually, I'm working on revising the 'Farming page to include both Farming practices and Gardening. See my Test Page. Perhaps, I could include a section that acts as both an disambiguation and a description about the various harvest. Because the subject of Ark plants would include each object of berry bushes, flowers, grape vine, grassy foliage and more. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terronscibe (talkcontribs) at 05:22, March 31, 2019. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Technically all of them are fruits, as they all have seeds. I think the Vegetables pages should be renamed to Advanced Crops and the Plants page be renamed to Basic Plants. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 12:14, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
'Advance Crops' I like that, but I was being technical. Because you cannot grow nor reproduce Rare Flowers and Mushrooms. As for the plant page, I was going to make it similar to the Tree page. Likewise I was planning to upload pictures of the common plants and move the current info over to future Gardening section under Farming. Even for the rename for referring to taming resources like the vegetables, I don't think we need a disambiguation for Vegetables alone when we already got a collection of 'fruits' or 'harvests'.Terronscibe (talk) 13:46, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Oh I know this probably improper to reply twice, but I want to simplify what I'm trying to indicate:

  • Is it okay to move Plants info and disambiguation to a future section in the Farming page?
  • Then can we redirect Vegetables to the disambiguation section that was originally from the (if the transfer was permitted) Plants page? Terronscibe (talk) 13:59, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Missing Image[edit source]

Desert Cave (Extinction) page is missing a main picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 14:23, April 2, 2019. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Most of the region pages for Extinction and Ragnarok are, no one really has the time to work on that right now. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 21:56, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Updating Color Ids[edit source]

I was adding more color ids that were identified in the Extinction update & it was flagged for gibberish. YarbySauce (talk) 02:51, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

If anyone has free time and doesn't mind to.[edit source]

The Biomes page needs a few pictures which I can't get myself due to me only playing on console. 17:45, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Cmonty417 (talk) 03:05, 20 August 2019 (UTC)Ark Ragnarok PS4 Server 469 High Ping[edit source]

Good Evening. I am writing to notify anyone who can do anything to help. I transferred from one server of Ragnarok to Another Specifically 469 and I am unable to get into that server to move my character off. server Ping is Currently 308 and I would like to continue playing. Is it possible for someone to possibly move my character to another server?

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors. --Flachdachs (talk) 06:34, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Lots of missing data for Valguero[edit source]

As far as I can tell, no dinos have spawn data on Valguero. How do we go about getting this information filled in?

Tdue21 (talk) 13:19, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

The spawn maps are being worked on right now, not sure when they will be here though. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 14:22, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Valguero map[edit source]

The Valguero map doesn’t seem to work properly to show where to find dinos. On all the other maps I can see shaded areas ( green for an example) but nothing shows on Valguero. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 20:23, October 15, 2019. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

It's being worked on right now, not sure when it will be here though. The Wayward Wolf (talk) 01:48, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Web page issue with ads.[edit source] 12:12, 1 November 2019 (UTC) Hello, the ads on the right side keep blocking the search box on my laptop. Refreshing the page resets it, but it happens often and is starting to get annoying. The ads also take about 1/4 of my screen on my tablet so its good for quick info but its hard to read when no matter what I do 1/4 the screen is a ad. Love the web site btw. Thank you for all the work you guys do.

Sorry for the late response. Could you provide your resolution, browser, and any extensions you have? And if it happens again, a screenshot would be great. I've never seen the ads overlap the search box before.
-- Mr Pie 5 02:42, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

(the island) Redirect "The western coast" to "western coast"[edit source]

If you click the zone on the map you get redirected to The Western Coast, which does not exist, i tried to redirect it to Western Coast which exists. It didn't work since anonymous users apparently don't seem to be allowed to do so, maybe someone else can fix it, thanks.

Added CKFR to Unofficial Mods section. Denied due "gibberish"[edit source]

While attempting to add CKFR to the lost of unoficial mods I was denied due to "Gibberish" no idea why.

Exileacid (talk) 22:21, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Flagged for potential vandalism[edit source]

Wanting to clarify the DestroyTribeDinos command to let people know this is the only way to fix a player or tribe that has left tamed dinos to breed on a server with very high breeding speeds.

The paragraph I tried to add:

   Unclaimed dinos are in their own separate tribe, so using this command while targeting an unclaimed dino will destroy all unclaimed dinos and leave the tamed and wild dinos alone. This can be useful if config settings for breeding are very fast and a tribe or player leaves a pair of dinos to breed unchecked, crippling the performance of the singleplayer game or server by causing endlessly increasing lag/stutter from thousands of unclaimed dinos walking around freely.

Gregarious (talk) 22:30, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Do you remember what your edit summary was? If you do, you can probably guess what got caught. If not, just try the edit again with a new summary, keeping in mind that is is checked.
-- Mr Pie 5 02:20, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Oh. Oops. I'll switch it to the PG version.
Gregarious (talk) 02:40, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Edit denied due to vandalism/gibberish[edit source]

Attempted to fix the link on the Genesis page for the Xbox version of the season pass. It currently links to the desktop version, not the Xbox version. Got a couple different errors, first stating it was flagged as potential vandalism, then one about gibberish when I changed the edit summary.--Absurdlyobfuscated (talk) 21:06, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Flagged for potential vandalism (commands)[edit source]

was cross posting a link to index of note ID'sSumta (talk) 23:07, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

The delete all data button[edit source]

So the problem is for some people they accidentally click on the delete all data button on console or pc and then they can’t ever get the data back because there is no like warning or way to stop it from doing it it doesn’t say are you sure you want do delete all your data Like it really should — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 12:09, May 21, 2020. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello there, we are sorry to hear of your troubles. Unfortunately, since none of the editors here are developers, we can neither help with issues directly related to the game nor influence any facet of its development any more than you can. Instead, you should try posting on the Official Forums, the Steam forums, or use the support-page for help in-game or suggestions related to future development. Regardless, we hope you succeed in your endeavors. Alexrmski (talk) 16:33, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Auto Decay Section in Server configuration[edit source]

I attempted to write a new section on on the server configuration page to clarify and bring together all the info on Auto Decay. Unfortunately when I tired to save it was flagged for vandalism. Lewimaron (talk) 01:44, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Edit has been flagged as potential vandalism[edit source]

I was getting frustrated at having to trawl around looking for info on S+ items and figured that while I was looking for the info I may as well update and fill in the wiki pages as I went; I expanded the S+ Vivarium page a bit last night on my phone without trying to log in and everything went fine. Today I decided to continue on with my computer, and properly log in as a user... and upon filling in all the information I could find, as well as adding in reference links and in general doing my best to make the page as complete as possible, I clicked save and got

"Your edit has been flagged as potential vandalism by the automated language filter and has been prevented. If you believe this to be in error, please contact an admin so they can recover your edit and improve the filter. "

I'm hoping this is the correct place to put this?? I've never tried to edit anything in the wiki before and I'm rather put out that I finally decided "might as well ensure other people can also reap the benefits of my info gathering" only to have it rejected

update: I clicked the "watch this page" checkbox and then hit save again hoping that even if the save didn't take it would still notify me of further changes to the page... and the save went through...?? So confused now — Preceding unsigned comment added by Liung (talkcontribs) at 18:08, 11 August 2020. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
According to the person who manages the filters, this was caused by a double break-line tag. Alexrmski (talk) 05:25, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Fertilized Egg[edit source]

When I put the code in for the fertilized egg in the cheat box, it gives me it and when I drop the egg down it disappears. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 19:03, 29 August 2020. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The egg disappears as it's missing parent information. There's nothing that can be done to change that. Alexrmski (talk) 22:57, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Your edit has been flagged ...[edit source]

Dear admins. I attempted to add a small guide on a page, where it threw up that my comment was considered vandalism. I figured it might be because adding video content was restricted, however had seen nice helpful guides on a bunch of pages so wanted to help make the wiki better (much as I have on multiple other wikis, as I normally specialize in making game guides). The page I attempted to edit was

Apologies if (new) video content is considered forbidden, as I made sure to verify that other pages had some which made me conclude it was acceptable.

Vedui42 (talk) 06:49, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

According to our wiki manager, the video ID got misinterpreted, but you should be fine now as you're over the edit threshold. Please try to do the edit again. Alexrmski (talk) 23:39, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the reply. I wanted to make sure I wasn't in-advertently breaching any rules :) However, I am still getting the error message. "Your edit has been flagged as potential vandalism by the automated language filter and has been prevented" ... any idea what could be triggering it? Vedui42 (talk) 08:04, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Nevermind, I guess edits are counted differently by the filters since the platform update, and site-wide contributions no longer count towards the threshold. I added the video to the article (normally your contribution would have to be signed on the history page but this isn't exactly a piece of writing) so you don't have to work the filters around. Thank you and sorry for the issues. Alexrmski (talk) 09:47, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
Understood. No problem for me, more trouble for you which is not my intent :) I did try a normal textual edit which seemed fine. Maybe I'll do some updates on some other pages if I see something, that might help give site-contributions over the threshold, though I'm not sure how many are needed. Maybe that'll work the problem out in the end :) Vedui42 (talk) 10:31, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Translating to Dutch[edit source]

Hi! I am Joris, a Dutch guy who has played ARK for a couple of years now. I can speak and write English quite well and i would love to translate a couple of pages to Dutch. I will do a few pages a day, just so that people in the Netherlands who cant speak English that well can understand this WIKI. Hit me up if you want to let me do my job! — Preceding unsigned comment added by JorisBrokke1 (talkcontribs) at 13:15, 9 February 2021‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hi, you can start by following the Translation guidelines. Thank you. Alexrmski (talk) 14:51, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Adding obelisks to Aberration maps[edit source]

I would like to add the 3 obelisks to the Aberration Resource Map, Explorer Map, and Spawn Map; but I cannot because they are protected.

Please allow me to edit these, or add the information yourself.

The 3 obelisks are at 18.9, 16.1; 22.5, 77.7; 80.8, 20.3 (from The wiki page for Obelisk and This youtube video ). ----Cowlinator (talk) 04:13, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Obelisks added to Resource Map and Spawn Map. They were already there on Explorer. Alexrmski (talk) 11:00, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Incorrectly named page[edit source]

The wiki page "Exo-Mek" talking about the Exo-Suit vehicle which was recently announced is incorrectly named a fan-made name. All current reveals refer to it as the Exo-Suit. Though this is unreleased content and the name may change, there has been no official reveal referring to it as the "Exo-Mek". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 20:46, 18 April 2021‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The latest Community Crunch (263) refers to the Exo-Suit as "Exo-mek". This is so far the only source I know about, but please correct me if that's wrong. It's possible you confused it with the Federation Exo Suit, and these two are not the same: the Fed Suit is a wearable armor, and the Exo-mek is a vehicle. Alexrmski (talk) 21:06, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
When the Community Cruch was published they refered to it as "Exo-Suit" but they changed it few hours later to "Exo-Mek". Will130 (talk) 21:12, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Original poster's note: You are correct, they did change the name a few hours later, I didn't think to check for this because I had never heard someone refer to it as the Exo-mek until that point. (I did double take by checking the file name of the image and it is indeed named Exo-Suit. I didn't go onto the crunch because the page takes 10 minutes to load.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) at 22:53, 18 April 2021‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Translation to Thai language.[edit source]

Hi, Wiki manager. I am a person from Thailand. Usually I'm a person who translate patchnotes and game information in my native language to unofficial Facebook group in my country. I just want to make it into public with Ark Official wikipedia in Thai language. Everyone can reach it on this page. If you agree with this. I happy to help. I'll prepare for Ark II. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MisterNobel (talkcontribs) at 12:34, 23 May 2021‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hello, please start by following the Translation guidelines. The code for Thai language is th, so, for example, to translate patch notes for the Steam/Epic version 327.10 you'd like to create 327.10/th. Once the translation's big enough (...primarily as described in the guidelines) a dedicated wiki can be set up.
Thank you. Alexrmski (talk) 12:53, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

I got an error message. while trying to save page "Error: 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: Inappropriate language prevention" on — Preceding unsigned comment added by MisterNobel (talkcontribs) at 12:34, 23 May 2021‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Oops, sorry about that! I modified the filter and it should no longer falsely detect Thai articles as inappropriate language. I also restored your edit. Alexrmski (talk) 14:35, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

Do I need to add my project on this page? MisterNobel (talk) 03:27, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
Feel free to, though I can also ask the person who manages these project pages to do so too. Thank you for translating by the way. Alexrmski (talk) 04:27, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
I added your project to the page. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the translation. Will130 (talk) 19:55, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Macro-Summoner addition is accounted as vandalism[edit source]

hello, i am trying to add more about the macro-summoner in its page, but my additions are counted as vandalism, if this could be fixed that would be much appreciated 23:46, 6 June 2021 (UTC) TheHeadBangingSpino

Restored. Alexrmski (talk) 04:46, 7 June 2021 (UTC)