I've created most of it (C programming language entry), but I need someone to look over the parts I wasn't so sure about (last two sections)
When I first found the RogueBasin wiki, I was shocked that there wasn't any sort of Help section to assist new users and guide them. (The page hasn't existed since May 30, 2005(!!!), but has been visited almost 3,300 times!) I was also surprised that unless one knew from previous wiki experience where to look, finding out who was in charge (who the sysops/admins were) wasn't possible. The Community Portal page also currently redirects to the talk page, which removes the opportunity for some community-building and direction as well. It is clear to me that roguelikes have some serious fans and some dedicated programmers, and I'm just concerned that the wiki seems to have been left to sit and has gone fairly stagnant.
Currently on User:R2's talk page there is a discussion about date formatting. No standard has been set, and probably this would have been better discussed in the Community Portal, but because of the small number of daily edits, people seem to have found the discussion all right. The problem is that I think everyone in the discussion has their own preference, and there really isn't enough editor presence to come up with a consensus. And no sysop has dropped by, either. Which possibly would help, because someone has to know what the purpose of the site is supposed to be, which might help in some of the decision-making going on. - Kiefer 06:00, 25 July 2008 (CEST)
critical spam problem (see Roguebasin main page discussion)
I see that on Roguebasin's own article, it says you are in charge of fighting spam. For almost a year or so that I have been more active, the majority of new accounts are still spam ones, that clutter up 'recent changes' and often create spam pages... there is not much else important I had said on the main page's discussion, but some others have given suggestions.--Darwin (talk) 02:24, 19 December 2012 (CET)
Spam preventionIt looks like you have access to the server. I think this extension could help considerably with the spam problem (which didn't appear to require AntiSpoof when I tested it). This filter should block most of the spambots:
! (new_wikitext contains "\n") & new_wikitext contains "<br"
- It's certainly worth trying. The danger in blocking edits using \n or
is that some genuine users will make use of this markup, so it's probably worth running it in logging mode only at first. On the other hand, our users are almost all programmers, so they can figure out what they need to do if they get an edit rejected for containing invalid characters! We should also be able to come up with other rules which block the fairly predictable spambot entries.
- I think permissions to create and modify rules are usually given only to admins. I think that either a way should be found to relax this so that Lothosor can also work with rules, or else L should be promoted to admin.-Muscles (talk) 00:43, 24 April 2013 (CEST)
- If I remember correctly, in PHP "\n" is an actual newline (not a literal \n), so it would read "new_wikitext does not contain newlines and contains <br> tags". (I'm not very good at PHP either - I got that from the examples.) Also, about permissions — I'm perfectly fine letting a current admin do this (it shouldn't be a repetitive job like deleting pages). If you want me to have permission to edit filters, the easiest way is probably to add a user group and grant that group permission. --Lethosor (talk) 03:38, 24 April 2013 (CEST)
User page deletion
Main page formating error
Hello again. You probably know that there's an instance of text breaking on the main page since a long time (See Featured Roguelike, the "Update featured roguelike | Previously featured" part). I couldn't fix this via testing on my userpage but maybe you do? if not, you could just move that area to Featured roguelike itself in the header somewhere, telling no one to edit it in future when updating that page. Good day, Joel Pera (talk) 21:57, 2 December 2016 (CET)