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Resolved Issues[]

Year of the Rooster Edit Rejected[]

I wanted to add information to the Seasonal Events page for the upcoming Year of the Rooster event, but my edit was automatically rejected because of "Global AF - Disallow certain words". I'm not sure which was the offending word. I tried to include the edit here to show as an example, but it refused to let me post it here as well. Let me know what I need to do to get this edit submitted.

BTW, sorry about all the edits to this page, I'm new to editing and still learning.

Vincentkillion (talk) 17:21, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

That's very odd, I'm not sure why it was blocking you. I went ahead and added it to the page, and I'll ask if anyone else can figure out what triggered the filter. --Fuzzlepuzzle (talk) 19:21, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
I'll send you the edit I tried to make in a PM, in case that would help. Vincentkillion (talk) 22:00, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Synaesthesia Auditiva Edit Rejected[]

Hi. Like a previous person today, an edit of mine on the Synaesthesia Auditiva page was blocked. The reason for the block was listed as "Global AF - disallow certain words." I'm unsure as to what I did triggered the filter. If anyone can help me resolve the issue I would greatly appreciate it. Thank-you for your time. Minister Boots (talk) 00:49, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

A fix to the filter has been made. It should be working now, but if the issue persists please let us know! - TheModster (talk) 01:20, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Editing D.Va's matchups[]

I just spent a good while writing up a lot of information on D.Va's page for her matchups. However, I also got the "Global AF" error message that seems to be popular from what I can see on this page. I scanned through the whole edit and didn't see any foul language, so I'm not sure what the tipoff was. Any help? Hikarigami (talk) 07:49, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm really sorry about the hassle! I believe the current situation is that the oversensitive word filter is a problem outside of our control. The proposed work-around is making five edits (EDIT: or possibly six?) that don't get caught, after which point the filter will supposedly relax. This report put you at five, so theoretically you should be good to go now. :) I have a copy of the changes you tried to make, so I can edit the page for you with those changes if you'd like. Alternatively, if you still have them saved and want to do it yourself, it could be helpful to test whether the five edit rule works. --Fuzzlepuzzle (talk) 15:04, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
I went ahead and made the changes, thanks. Hikarigami (talk) 17:17, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

"Global AF - New User"[]

I tried to make an edit to Chris Metzen's page regarding a link leading to the wrong (or at least unintended) page, however my edit was rejected because new users can't add links apparently? The notice said to contact an admin and it looks like this is where I can do so. I definitely didn't mean harm with my edit, so I hope this can be resolved.

I'm not an admin, but I might be able to help. I had a similar problem a while back. Try making some edits to your user profile page first. Once you have 5 successful edits on your account, you shouldn't have any trouble. Vicendithas (talk) 13:44, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Yep, it works now. Thanks! MaxAlokin (talk) 19:51, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

written an issue[]

I was browsing the wiki when I noticed the Competitive_Play page to just be a copy paste of the declaration of independence. I don't know how to fix this issue and hope that reporting is enough.–Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) at 22:00, 8 May 2017 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Thank you for pointing this out. The vandalism has been reverted. --Alianin (talk) 14:15, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Can't make edits to Joel Morricone[]

I tried to make a new Joel Morricone page with some added trivia (the current page misspells the character's name as Marricone), but was blocked for AF - Large Spam Pages. Edited my user page and tried again, but I'm now blocked for trying to add a phone number(?).

--Franken mouse (talk) 13:56, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Hey Franken mouse! Try editing your user page until you get over 5 edits and see if the filter is still giving you problems after that. - TheModster (talk) 22:38, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Unintentionally messed up Doomfist's image link[]

I was trying to upload (and succeeded) uploading a new image for Doomfist's portrait instead of the Poster image, but when moving the Poster image, I accidentally left the "leave a redict behind" option checked in, and this is ended up a strange page displaying the Poster image and having a redirect link despite displaying the "new" Doomfist image on the page. Can someone help me out? Sincerely, TheGamer765 (talk) 17:59, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

This should be fixed now. Just waiting on the cache to catch up. --Alianin (talk) 18:26, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh, thank you. TheGamer765 (talk) 18:29, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Doomfist's Page needs to be protected or blocked from vandals[]

Hey everyone. Upon visiting the wiki, I found that DF's quotes/stats section had been vandalized with what appears to be a recycled, racist copypasta.

I'd restore but I'm uncertain if that will prevent future incidents from occurring.

Thanks. -AQ

I think that page became a high-traffic page just like when Orisa had been released, and I'm sure that it would use some protection against anonymous users, so only registered users could edit it. TheGamer765 (talk) 21:05, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
I reverted the vandalism and protected the page. ;) --Alianin (talk) 22:05, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

I have a bunch of audio files for Bastion's Quotation page[]

I went and grabbed a bunch of audio files from Bastion. Considering that non of these are on his quotation page, I'd like to add them. It's just I have no idea how to edit on here, so I was wondering if I could pass them on to someone who can do that for me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Delcatty16 (talkcontribs)

Click on the Upload files link on the sidebar to the left under Tools to upload the audio files. Let me know if you run into any issues. --Alianin (talk) 18:29, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Blizzard related wikis[]

Prettyy much just add a new sidebar section as an example can be seen here. It'll pretty much "connect" all the related Blizzard wikis on the Gamepedia network. Cheers! Suraf (talk) 23:14, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

These have been added. --Alianin (talk) 18:29, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

"Competitive Play" Vandalism[]

Despite what this page says, not everyone can revert vandalism. The Competitive Play page was vandalized but I cannot revert the changes because "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: Global AF - New user adding link at end or in heading". You'll need to fix it yourself. --Joshrl (talk) 17:30, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice. I've reverted the vandalism and blocked the ip. You and several other users attempted to revert the vandalism and were blocked by global filter 42 - I always hated that one; I'm going to complain to some people about that.
--Mr Pie 5 (talk) 23:46, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Achievements page woefully out-of-date =[]

So, yeah, the Achievements page literally doesn't even have Brigitte or Hammond, still thinks Hanzo has scatter arrows, etc. Someone needs to get on that pronto. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JDLENL (talkcontribs) 00:06, 13 October 2018 (UTC)‎

It's up-to-date now, but there are some icons that need to be uploaded. KienanBlue (talk) 21:30, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

OWL 2018 Skins files[]

Various files for Overwatch League skins are out of date and should be renamed to *_2018

I have been told that moving images is a restricted function.

MomoRuns (talk) 02:59, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Some newer skins have already been uploaded as * 2019 - I believe we should proceed with that course instead MomoRuns (talk) 22:40, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Cargo tables[]

I am working on adding wiki data to Cargo to standardize information across the wiki and I would like the table defined at Template:Ability details to be created. MomoRuns (talk) 16:59, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

--Mr Pie 5 (talk) 19:57, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Kanezaka missing in "Overwatch Wiki/Section 3"[]

Protected Page, so normal users can not add it in Overwatch_Wiki/Section_3 Edit: Kanezaka also needs to replace Havana in Overwatch_Wiki/Section_1 — Preceding unsigned comment added by GialiniAckbaria (talkcontribs) 21:08, 23 March 2021‎ (UTC)

Updated. Thank you for the notice.
--Mr Pie 5 (talk) 23:04, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Malevento missing in Section 1 and 3[]

Someone needs to add Malevento to Overwatch_Wiki/Section_1 and Overwatch_Wiki/Section_3

I've added the image, but it's not the same as the others. I don't know how to make the image angular.Hawki (talk) 12:44, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Cassidy between Bastion and Doomfist on the main page[]

On the main page, Cassidy is between Junkrat and Mei but he should be between Bastion and Doomfist.

Resolved --bodacious (talk) 23:11, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Edit war on Mauga[]

On October 23rd, an anonymous user updated Mauga's name as "Mauga Ho'okano". Research has found that the only source for this is an Amino post containing a fan concept for Mauga's kit if added to the game. Despite reverting with a detailed reason, User:Bhucky continues to place this false name in the article. (My apologies if my reversions have caused problems.) Upon investigation, they seem to have created their account solely to perpetuate this - they have only edited this wiki and they have 11 edits, all of which are putting the fake name in the article. Is administrative action possible? Thank you. AeniasGaming (talk) 18:45, 26 October 2022 (UTC)

I've contacted the user, warning them. I've locked the article to auto-confirmed users, but I don't want to lock it to admins (not yet at least), as I don't want regular users to pay the price for vandalism. Hawki (talk) 21:41, 26 October 2022 (UTC)



Kind of speaks for itself. Numerous spam edits from different IPs.

Thanks. I've reverted them, and also locked the page.

Improper image[]

A user post a improper image and put it on various pages, i'll list them bellow:

https://overwatch.fandom.com/wiki/Roles https://overwatch.fandom.com/wiki/Circuit_Royal https://overwatch.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Gameplay

I removed the image from the Roles page, but i don't think that will break the page, so i just edited the image to a blank white.

Please remove this image. I don't know if i can post the link of the image here, but it's was recent, feel free to contact me if needed.

Thank you"

Requesting cargo changes[]

I'm looking to upgrade the ability lists to use the information stored in the hero pages. You can see my sandbox page for an early attempt. The issue I'm facing it that the html tags do not parse, which I believe is due to the data being stored either as 'string' or 'text' in the cargo table. So, I'd like to request the field types to be changed to either 'wikitext' or 'wikitext string', if that would solve it. — taQtaQ (talk) 15:07, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

Regarding Hearthstone Wiki[]

Hello admins of Overwatch Wiki! I'm one of the admins of Hearthstone Wiki, and I have a request that requires admin actions. For context, Hearthstone Wiki recently moved to wiki.gg, which is now our main, up-to-date wiki. As such, I'm requesting you to do the following:

Go to Special:Interwiki, and edit the hswiki prefix from https://hearthstone.fandom.com/wiki/$1 to https://hearthstone.wiki.gg/wiki/$1.

And that's it! Of course, if you're aware of any other places here that link to Hearthstone's Fandom wiki instead of wiki.gg, we'd appreciate updating those too. Thanks for your cooperation! VGhost01 (talk) 23:24, 29 September 2023 (UTC)

done --bodacious (talk) 02:48, 10 December 2023 (UTC)

Page name[]

Secret Willow (talk) 19:14, 7 October 2023 (UTC) JJ's MiniMart needs changing to JJ's mini market

User Template:DrMcLego vandalising Venture's page multiple times[]

This user's only edits are to keep changing the character's pronouns in the page into "she/her". There are no other contributions, the only purpose of this user is to be a troll.

CapoFantasma97 (talk) 20:48, 11 April 2024 (UTC)

Lock Valeria Rodriguez Page[]

I know admins locked Venture's page to auto-comfirmed users only due to the amount of vandalism it was getting. A similar thing's been happening with their voice actors name, Valeria Rodriguez. It's typically the same IP, but they keep deleting the non-binary trivia point, similarly to what happened to Venture's page. They've done it numerous times now and they don't seem to have anything better to contribute. If possible, could you guys also lock the page to auto-confirmed users only, just to prevent this from happening, or alternatively block them from edits until they grow up. Thanks.

Cheekynando (talk) 08:24, 23 April 2024 (UTC)

Current Issues[]

Note: If your edit is being caught by "Global AF - Disallow certain words", try editing your user page five times. After you make five successful edits, the filter will relax and you can make the edit in question. --Fuzzlepuzzle (talk) 00:19, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Please open up hero pages for anyone to edit - Ana's DPS and HPS calculations are currently outdated, they're assuming 75 per shot when it has since been lowered to 70. Her DPS/HPS is currently listed as 93.75 while firing and 83.33 including reload, when it should be 87.5 while firing and 77.78 including reload. --SinoDio 03:50, 14 January 2024 (UTC)


Can Extension:TemplateData be enabled on the wiki? It will help with documentation and new editor experience. MomoRuns (talk) 16:09, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Assault section on homepage[]

Since HLC and Paris were removed as assault maps, can they be removed from the front page? Paris still exists as a deathmatch map (not sure about HLC), but these are no longer in the map rotation for assault

Moving player icons[]

A lot of the competitive player icons have been uploaded with a hex code as their name. This is not a major issue as they are only used on the Player Icons page, but it would be good to have them moved with a more descriptive filename. I wouldn't mind doing this myself, but regular users are restricted from moving more than two pages every few minutes, making this a rather tedious process. So I'd like to ask if an admin could move these images. –— taQtaQ (talk) 10:10, 7 April 2024 (UTC)

Cargo issue: Replacement table prevents new data from being accessed[]

A replacement table has been created for the Abilities cargo table, which leaves the original cargo table in read only mode. Because the replacement table cannot be queried, this in addition to previous means that ability tables cannot automatically update with new stats/descriptions and the {{al}} template throws an error when attempting to link to abilities added after the replacement table was created (beginning of March it seems). To solve this issue the replacement table at Special:CargoTables needs to be swapped in or scrapped. Currently, this only majorly affects Venture, but if left unadressed, any new hero hereafter. –— taQtaQ (talk) 13:49, 18 April 2024 (UTC)