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Just curious why the background article is separate from the list of backgrounds. There is probably a good reason for this I'm just foolishly not seeing it. If not, any thoughts about merging the two? One article to reference both doesn't look overly large. Buddy23Lee 01:27, 3 August 2013 (CEST)

No reason at all! At least no substantial one. A lot of the original site framework has just stuck around due to being grandfathered in, and if it looks unreasonable, there is a good (but not 100%) chance that it's just been overlooked by others all this time. I think merging those two tiny pages makes sense, with List of backgrounds being turned into a redirect to Backgrounds#List of Backgrounds. Knock yourself out BL. --MoogleDan 02:09, 3 August 2013 (CEST)
Thanks MoogleDan. I just wanted to make sure those types of merges aren't too controversial. I'm still trying to figure out if this wiki is better off with fewer, more centralized articles, or a larger number of smaller, more specific articles. Maybe I'm just overthinking things? Buddy23Lee 02:18, 3 August 2013 (CEST)

MediaWiki engine upgrade and new extensions

Yesterday our server administrator (User:Epyon) upgraded our version of MediaWiki, the software that runs Crawl Wiki. We now have some new extensions including Parser Functions, Pipe Escape, Scribundo and Semantic MediaWiki. Other new stuff can be seen at Special:Version. --Flun (talk) 15:31, 15 August 2013 (CEST)

Excellent news! --CommanderC (talk) 20:44, 15 August 2013 (CEST)

The Cite extension has also been added. This allows us to use the <ref> and <references /> tag for easier citing. --Flun (talk) 14:49, 16 August 2013 (CEST)

It seems that there is something broken after the upgrade. I tried to upload a file and got this error message:
Could not create directory "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/7/70.

--CommanderC (talk) 23:07, 19 August 2013 (CEST)

Looks like its fixed now. --Flun (talk) 20:28, 21 August 2013 (CEST)

Item articles reconciliation

I was thinking of trying to merge Item with Items as they are obviously trying to describe the same thing. Does anyone care if I change Items into a redirect of Item? It's a decent length article, but looks like it's just copy & pasted content at present. --Buddy23Lee (talk) 21:36, 19 August 2013 (CEST)

No need to ask. --CommanderC (talk) 23:07, 19 August 2013 (CEST)

Opening up registrations/edits

Just curious, are we still planning to open up the registrations/edits? And if so, in which form? --Lokkij (talk) 00:00, 21 August 2013 (CEST)

Kornel said he is still looking into it... not sure when it will come =/ --Flun (talk) 20:02, 21 August 2013 (CEST)

Joining a clan in tournament

I'm considering to join a clan leader in tournament 0.13. Possible up to 19th Octobre says the online rule page. I'm not knowing anyone (beyond the available stats at Is it enough to write the clan captain's name in my rc file? Will he perceive that? Are there other ways to ask someone suitable in the list. Naturally I'm quite modest and won't ask a team that is in the top ten of clans. -- Bwijn (talk) 19:11, 18 October 2013 (CEST)

Yep! Write it like the first line in my rc --Flun (talk) 00:03, 19 October 2013 (CEST)
I chose Clan *Silence of the Lamias* and wrote # Teamcaptain Drone in my rc file. Just like I remembered of last year. If I did copy/adapt your first line I would make myeself a team captain, isn't it? -- Bwijn (talk) 08:48, 19 October 2013 (CEST)
Yep, here is your clan profile.--Flun (talk) 14:46, 19 October 2013 (CEST)

new version pictures' repository

Where would I have to look for the decks icon images? They are missing a while now. Developers' image (new version) repository is where? - BTW this Community portal page could have another archivising clean up, isn't it? It's filled with old stuff. -- Bwijn (talk) 20:28, 4 November 2013 (CET)

In the source code. They are created dynamically by combining several images in the source/rltiles/item/misc folder. --CommanderC (talk) 21:15, 4 November 2013 (CET)
Thank you for the location. I downloaded the pictures under "raw". But they seem to give only the deck type specific symbols. The deck frame picture is not included. - Further on I found out: the [[Template:Item]] is the right one. There you find the lines: "! align="left" | Icon | 32px". I'm not sure how to insert the correct pagename.png. Please help out experienced operators! -- Bwijn (talk) 22:15, 4 November 2013 (CET)
There are three base images. One for each kind of deck: plain (misc_deck.png), ornate (misc_deck_rare.png), and legendary (misc_deck_legendary.png). I have used the plain one. The way to obtain the correct names was clicking the red links. --CommanderC (talk) 23:46, 4 November 2013 (CET)

DECj guide

Hi everyone! I'm new here, but I'd like to share my playing experience, so I've made this guide: MistyMan's Deep Elf Conjurer of Vehumet guide. If people think it can be useful I'll put up appropriate interwiki.--MistyMan (talk) 16:37, 17 December 2013 (CET)

Development stop?

I noticed that since 26 february 2014 no new 0.14a trunk versions have been published. Anybody of you who knows background? Has development completely stoped? Major devel team breakdown? Creative timeout only? -- Bwijn (talk) 12:08, 15 March 2014 (CET)

CDO was migrated to new servers starting then, and still is in the process of being migrated. I'm guessing that putting out nightly builds is something that is still being migrated. It also may be a lower priority, since the stable release of 0.14 is coming up soon (so 0.14a is about to branch off into 0.15 and 0.14 anyway). But development is definitely still ongoing, and I imagine that if you play online you can get access to the latest trunk. -Ion frigate (talk) 16:12, 15 March 2014 (CET)