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Page Last Edited By Alex4401 On 15/01/2024

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Current Issues

Adding the Hover Skiff to Template:CarryableTable

Would it be possible to add the Hover Skiff to Template:CarryableTable (or wherever it needs to be added) in order to have it appear on articles as a valid thing that can pick-up certain creatures? *I* know it can carry virtually everything, but as a server admin - there's a lot of players who can't work things out backwards.

I've never used Cargo so I am too anxious to make the change myself. Even looking at the existing code, I'm not confident that I can just extrapolate without breaking something. 📉 Emptylord (talk) 14:25, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

The Cargo table should now register whether things can be carried by the Hover Skiff as long as the carryableby field lists the "TEK Hover Skiff". The data table should be populated first before the carriability table is expanded (can't do it myself at this moment in time). Alexrmski (talk) 08:44, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Updating "Diet" to reflect gameplay rather than dossier

It is my understanding (in part from when I was an admin a couple years back) that a lot of our creature information is autogenerated from the game files. How feasible would it be to update "Diet" on the infobox to reflect what is true in game, in spite of what is claimed in the dossier? Would the bot overright userinput every time there's a patch? I genuinely cannot remember. The dossiers have become increasingly trivial over the years, and they are in large part treated as "ignorable lore" even on the articles - but some information granted in the dossiers is still the information reflected in the infobox, even when it's inaccurate. For example,  Megachelon claims it's an omnivore - but it's a herbivore in-game.

As with above, I'm mainly asking as a server owner who has to deal with people asking questions; as an editor who hates seeing people say "yeah, I don't trust the wiki". 📉 Emptylord (talk) 15:22, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Since late June gameplay-based information is preferred over the dossiers in infoboxes, with an additional extension of the dossier template to allow for its info to be retained. Check Otter for example.
Having a bot auto-fill the diet is planned (if not already specified), but most likely not for ARK 1 (given that data extraction focus has been shifting towards updating its core). Alexrmski (talk) 08:30, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

automated language filter

On the page I tried to improve visibility by change the background color of the "Supply Crate color" table using a little of html-CSS code to make it but it flagged as "potential vandalism" and "prevent it" by not making the update, I dont know if is not allowed but I think is really really useful because it makes so much easy to read which kind of drop are by having the literal color right there

Finixian (talk) 00:15, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

The filter probably got triggered by the isolated word "black". I've reinstated the edit, thanks. Alexrmski (talk) 17:04, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

Another False Vandalism Flag

Today I've added the page for the Crystal Unka for the Crystal Dinos Collection mod, and I worked on completing the page to an acceptable point for the past few hours. Once I finally tried to save, it flagged me for vandalism under the reason "Gibberish", despite it definitely being a comprehensible page. I'm still learning the ways of the wiki but after looking it over it just seems to be another error in the filter. Any way I could get help with this?

Aquonyx (talk) 03:47, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

I'll reinstate your edit in around 2 hours once back at home. In a few days the filter should not cause you any further issues. Alexrmski (talk) 11:17, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
Restored. Sorry for the trouble. Alexrmski (talk) 13:07, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Potential vandalism for Ebenus Astrum

So, I want to add useful infromation about spawns on the Battle Island and then typed in the Monolophosaur's ingame name (Monolonoding longasaurus)(had to hide some of name parts because it keeps flaging vandalism). It's what it's called in game and on this wiki. Please fix it. 08:37, 10 February 2022 (UTC)

Cannon Bl, language filter


I tried to add a table to the Cannon (round shaped munition!) page but it was as possible vandalism.

Actually this is the third time I've tried to submit even this message, as it's also getting flagged as vandalism :)

Thank you,

Mase (talk) 18:58, 2 February 2023 (UTC)


Hello Admins I'm Tanooki Dg (talk) 19:16, 13 April 2023 (UTC) and I'm new here on the wiki. When I tried to enter my user page it said this "Your edit has been flagged as potential vandalism by the automated language filter and has been prevented." and I didn't know what it meant by this. So can you please help me? Apr 13, 2023, 12:16 Arizona Time.

Gasoline amounts wrong

Gasoline Page.png

Hi admins, I looked at the Gasoline page (Gasoline), and it shows different burn times to the Chemistry Bench, Industrial Grinder, and Industrial Grill (Chem Bench, Grinder, Grill).

Kingwiseness (talk) 07:40, 18 July 2023 (UTC)

Fjordur pages seem to be down

I'm getting load errors on the Fjordur main page, the creature spawn and resources map pages. The explorer map page seems to still work. This appears to be a new error today; was working last night (9/26/2023). Tested on Chrome and Edge on PC and Chrome on Android with the same results.


Internal error [2fa1f3ff3953c26a7275c63c] 2023-09-28 00:41:23: Fatal exception of type "TypeError"

Mba4931627 (talk) 00:43, 28 September 2023 (UTC) Mba4931627

Known, waiting for a patch to be installed and nothing can speed this up. Alex4401 (talk) 03:22, 28 September 2023 (UTC)
Should be resolved now. Alex4401 (talk) 08:05, 28 September 2023 (UTC)
It's down again with the following message:
[98a97dd1b222114a14cbaa94] 2023-10-12 22:16:10: Fatal exception of type "TypeError"
Xiarno (talk) 22:23, 12 October 2023 (UTC)
Pain. Looking into it. Alex4401 (talk) 18:28, 13 October 2023 (UTC)
Platform "updated" to the wrong version of the code powering interactive maps. I'd expect it to be fixed in ~6-10 hours. Alex4401 (talk) 18:46, 13 October 2023 (UTC)
Resolved. Alex4401 (talk) 19:51, 13 October 2023 (UTC)

Will Chinese language be supported?

As a server manager in the Chinese community, I love to help others, but I have found that most Chinese players have no idea about the existence of the wiki, and some of them even know about it, but will not use it because there is no Chinese in it. I would like to know whether the Chinese language option will be supported in the future, and I can help translate it into Chinese I'm sorry, but I'm enthusiastic, but I'm not familiar with the rules of the editor's world 老张 (talk) 01:10, 21 October 2023 (UTC)

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Alex4401 (talk) 06:55, 21 October 2023 (UTC)

My edit gets flagged as vandalism

Hello, OSubMarin here,
I cannot use the following "span" in my edits:
<span style="background:darkred;font-weight:bold;color:white">
It gets flagged as vandalism and it says I need to contact an admin

Maybe you were pasting some non-visible unicode character? It worked for me. --Alessio89 (talk) 10:19, 6 December 2023 (UTC)
It's working for you Alessio, because your account's existed for a while and you've already got some edits.
I'll mention this to the person who manages those spam filters. But once you reach 5 edits on the wiki and your account is more than 2 days old, those filters typically don't apply to you. Alex4401 (talk) 17:29, 6 December 2023 (UTC)
Yeah my account is new here, I was contributing to the old wiki previously ( - 6 creations and 31 edits). Thanks for the explanations. OSub

edit has been flagged as potential vandalism

i'm just trying to copy over a old wiki from a admin that is no longer with us, you can see the original wiki here and i'm trying to copy it over to here

but it flags as inapproriate language... — Preceding unsigned comment added by OldManMaple (talk • contribs) at 21:09, 6 January 2024‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Copied. Your account should be able to bypass that spam filter in a day or two anyways (if not already). Alex4401 (talk) 20:14, 7 January 2024 (UTC)

My edit was flagged as potential vandalism by the automated language filter

Tried to update the ASE video links on the ASA breeding page to some ASA videos TyrantKing76 (talk) 15:56, 15 January 2024 (UTC)

I see you've managed to succeed, fortunately. Notified the person maintaining the spam filters if an exception can be added, but it might not be technically possible. Alex4401 (talk) 18:36, 15 January 2024 (UTC)