User talk:Briess

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Stockpile settings info

I'd like to read your oppinion on my planned long-term editing concerning Stockpile settings information. --Nagidal 07:16, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

User unban

I'd like to point you to a discussion on Quietust's page where I ask to unban a guy who would like to contribute but cannot create an account here. Can you unban him? --Nagidal 21:20, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Proxy Problem

When accessing the wiki through a proxy, it generates this error:

MediaWiki internal error.
Exception caught inside exception handler.
Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.

I saw on your user page that you're doing something with X-Forwarded-For headers. Could be related? All my access goes through a proxy, bypassing it is possible but difficult. This is the only mediawiki-based site that I see this problem.

-- 16:04, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Account problem

Created April 17-24 2011, IP: I don't remember password. Little help?

Help I Can't Remember Password

Help me Briess. I can't remember my password. ;-; Emi [T] 23:13, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Image upload

I've noticed that this wiki is going through many changes, and I'm starting to like it more than ever before. I'll wait it out. --Nagidal 17:00, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me that the upload works again. I'll try to upload my tileset soon. --Nagidal 18:31, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello Briess, I have a picture of a Kiwiman that I drew that I would like to upload onto the Wiki. I see that non-Administrators can not upload files. Would it be possible for you to upload it for me and if I do make more pictures in the future how can I go about getting them onto the Wiki? Thanks. Discott 16:33, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Are you a new user? I'm pretty sure you have to make around 10 edits before you're allowed to upload images. --Lethosor (talk) 01:00, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
I am a new user. Thanks for the information, I just thought that only a select group of users could upload images. Discott 13:18, 18 February 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for moving Campfires to the 2012 version. I didn't realize that should be done.

Site Dump?

Heyo, is there a compressed archive of the wiki as it is now? Because I'd love to be able to have an offline copy that I can update occasionally. You should try to find some program that can work with a compressed version of the archive, but still update it when new pages are added and such. Anyways, thank you for your time. Let me know if you have a compressed version sitting about!

A 1+ for this from me. I am frequently without net access and having the wiki with me would be a great help. WikiTaxi looks promising as an offline viewer, I just need something to fill it with. --Plastefuchs 10:46, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

I believe there was once a wiki dump available from the site announcement box at the top. It looks like Breiss took it down, but it wasn't really a fully-functional version anyway (more of a backup). I agree that some sort of offline wiki would be useful (although it could be huge if it includes every page on this wiki) --Lethosor (talk) 01:07, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Community Portal

Back in June last year, I added a "Community Portal" link to the navigation bar, only for you to remove it in November. Is there a particular reason why you removed the only visible link to the wiki's editing rules and conventions? --Quietust 15:24, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Account deletion?

Is there any way that you could delete my account? - Nomen

How do you think about a German wiki?

That's Probably all ;D

maybe I can help you (if you like to have a German wiki) (if want to have a closer look ,sign me at: "")- MAKE

9. April 2012 13:55 MESZ (11:55 UTC)

Something's wrong with the Advance world generation page. (The current version page)

As we all know, there is almost always a page for topics regarding how the item being discussed in them work for the current version. Well, for some strange reason, the DF2012:Advanced world generation page seems to have some sort of strange issue, that prevents it from being made or edited. Since I'm a little too new with how this wiki works beyond the bare surface of editing, I simply didn't know who else to ask about fixing this.

I sincerely hope that you will get this message, and fix the article as soon as possible. This is the page. DF2012:Advanced_world_generation There are pages for the previous versions, but not for the current version. Also, a link to a page about how to fix things like these would be nice. --Learner4 19:36, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Registration Spam

Got this comment on my talk page, figured it might be more useful to you: --Quietust 03:31, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Q, methinks the method shown under "Comment Spam defeated at last" on Steve Hanov's Blog would save you a lot of work. unsigned comment by

Aquifers Tutorial

I have published it by now. It's DF2012:Double-slit_method

Just letting you know

Just in case you didn't see my post on the forum, I was able to sign up for the forum just fine now that you fixed the DNSBL. Just wanted to say thanks again!

Why the revert?

I'm a bit confused about why you reverted these changes on the v0.31 Flow page. The 2nd link was redundant, and the first pointed to a section of another article that doesn't exist. Why revert it back to its redundant broken state? -- HiEv 23:30, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Interested in taking part in a small research project?

Hi Briess,

I hope this the best way of contacting you! I'm a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow and I'm just about to start a small research project on gaming wikis and collaborative learning (some background is available here: [1]). I'm hoping to interview a few key players in the gaming wiki world (probably via web chat or Skype, or perhaps within some game environment) and wondered if you might be interested. If so, drop me a line at [email rmv'd] or reply to me here (again, I hope I'm not hijacking your User page here!).



Regenerating category contents

Hello, and I hope you are the right person to handle an bit of administrative work. This edit added category links for common creature attributes to a template that is transcluded to (almost) all the creature pages. While the creature pages now correctly include a link to the relevant categories, the categories themselves do not include all the creature pages (ex. Category:DF2012:Flying should include Giant eagles, and many other bird variations). It appears that any (trivial) edit to a creature page "updates" the category pages appropriately, but that means every creature page that should be in a category will have to be manually edited before the category lists are correctly completed. My question is whether there is an administrative way to regenerate these category lists directly, saving hundreds of manual edits to the creature pages. Thank you! --Loci 22:59, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

It appears that the pages still aren't being categorized--the jobs are likely stuck in the Job Queue (currently 770 jobs waiting). Manually running the queue will hopefully put everything in the proper categories. --Loci 21:14, 10 January 2013 (UTC)