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Generic mana icons have width of 100% relative to parent element[edit source]

It seems that the IE9 fix that was intended to mitigate some issue with generic mana icon scaling is now causing issues in non-IE browsers. The icon is stretched across the whole width of the parent span element. Noticed in Chrome 67.0.3396.99 and Opera 54.0.2952.43. Doesn't happen in Edge.

If I disable this style definition, everything looks normal again:

.ie9 img:-webkit-any([src$=".svg"]:not([x-enc~="src"]),[src*=".x78al"][x-enc~="src"]), [class="i10c-mark-cssrule"] {
    width: 100%;

--N21lv (talk) 22:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Strange edits[edit source]

What's up with all the edits by unregsitered users that inadvertedly add to category? --Hunter (talk) 17:50, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes I noticed that as well. Quite annoying I have to agree. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 18:18, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

500 Internal Server Error[edit source]

At the moment, I get a lot Internal Server Errors: nginx/1.10.3 (Ubuntu). Mostly uploading pictures and editing large page (Drive to Work) --Hunter (talk) 06:41, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, that is currently often reported across gamepedia. Seems to be a problem higher up. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 07:56, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Recent changes are unavailable --Hunter (talk) 05:42, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Same error as before? All's clear on my end, but I'll report it in Slack. --Corveroth (talk) 06:12, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
No different. In fact all history pages give something like this: d841687629f07151f1292829] /Special:RecentChanges RedisException from line 141 of /home/hydra/public_html/includes/libs/redis/RedisConnRef.php: READONLY You can't write against a read only slave.

--Hunter (talk) 07:15, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Okay, yeah, this is hitting people across Gamepedia. Seems like the #feedback channel is the best place to keep up to date on it. --Corveroth (talk) 07:29, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

GooglePlus logo missing[edit source]

Not sure if it's just on my end, but the logo for GooglePlus in the left navigation column seens to be broken. Url sends me to, which doesn't exist/is empty. Not part of this wiki, but thought I let you guys know. ;) Cheers! 12:31, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Cardtag formatting[edit source]

I noted in the Wiki Slack channel that I find the cardtag formatting to be a bit too aggressive; the bold brown text stands out more than I like. If it were up to me, I'd simply remove the bolding; the actual color I don't have much of an opinion about. --Sene (talk) 13:58, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Considering that proper cardlinks/tooltips are actively being pursued, finally, how would we feel about letting them take on the styling of ordinary, underlined, blue links? That passes muster on the forums. Do we feel there's a need for differentiated styling here on the wiki? --Corveroth (talk) 22:58, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Wiki identity and name change[edit source]

I want to start a discussion about the possibility of renaming this wiki to simply the "MTG Wiki", rather than "MTG Salvation Wiki". I am not aware of any potential administrative roadblocks to doing so, and I welcome being informed of any that might exist. If there are none, I imagine that the decision ultimately lies with the wiki community, and I think that there are several potential benefits to going forward with a new name.

Currently, our name is a historical artifact. The wiki began as an offshoot of the MTGS forums, and when it existed solely as a component of that site, the naming made sense. However, even then, the purpose of the wiki was primarily to cover the game itself and related topics, not to document MTGS (although admittedly, there were a few articles regarding forum games and persons). Now, the wiki retains that name, but is also a part of the larger Gamepedia. That membership serves to highlight the oddity of the wiki being named, not for the game it documents, but for just one (Curse) community site. We are not exclusively a part of MTG Salvation, and we are the foremost MTG encyclopedia on the internet (our Wikia counterpart is hardly a blip on the radar).

In light of this evolving context, I think we'd be well served to change our name. Such a change would make our wiki more open and more credible. Rather than implying that our wiki is a project for only a fraction of the game's players, we would be rebranding ourselves simply as the preeminent (if unofficial) resource for information about the game. By severing the explicit link to MTGS, we would make ourselves more accessible by avoiding tribal concerns. The wiki could stand on its own, separated from anyone's views on the history, atmosphere, or moderation of the MTGS forums. Reputation aside, I think that the current name diminishes the wiki's standing, by portraying it as only a fraction of a whole, rather than an independent, fully-fledged resource.

Behind the scenes, of course, nothing would change. Both sites remain Curse sites, regardless of the future of this proposal. This is simply a matter of branding and perception, and in that domain, I think that an encyclopedia is best served by declaring itself apart from any faction. --Corveroth (talk) 02:29, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

I have nothing against this change. I usually am to lazy and type MTGS anyway. Simply dropping the S doesn't seem like a big deal to me. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 11:59, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
I agree fully. --Sene (talk) 12:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm kind of attached to the current name, since I was here when it was created. Also, it feels like a definite separation from the forums. And then there is, which could cause some confusion. That said, I understand your reasoning and I'm not the one who decides. --Hunter (talk) 07:37, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
The conversation regarding this has moved at a breakneck pace since this was first posted. Sene joined the Gamepedia Slack and explained the shared history of both the Forums and Wiki, which persuaded the Gamepedia folks, MTGS assented, and the rest of the active admins are on board. I pinged your user page to join us on Slack, and this moved a lot faster than I'd anticipated. I hope you're not too terribly upset. --Corveroth (talk) 07:55, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

We've got the greenlight to move ahead with this. I think the ideal subdomain would be simply mtg. Does anyone have another preference? --Corveroth (talk) 22:21, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

No preferences from me, i just find deep Salvation in the current name ;P --Hanmac (talk) 22:27, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

With consensus among the admins and a broad preference for the name mtg, the deed is done! We also have redirects from magic and the old name, to ensure that we're no old links break. --Corveroth (talk) 19:20, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Interwiki links and common external sites[edit source]

An admin from another Gamepedia wiki has suggested a change that we could make over here. Interwiki links, the technology that allows us to make links like Wikipedia:George Washington with only the page title, rather than a URL, can be used for non-wiki links as well. They can be made to work for any scenario in which there's a common URL "stem". In practice, that means we could use interwiki links for replacing Template:DailyRef with a syntax like [[wizards:feature/magic-story-podcast-james-wyatt-2017-02-15]] (or MTGS forum links, or Blogatog links, or whatever else is common and consistent).

I'm of mixed opinions on this idea. On the one hand, it's a bit simpler for editors. On the other, these links would become simple inline links, rather than references. I'm inclined to think that this breaks the implicit contract of wikilinks, both because wikilinks should lead to further encyclopedic content, and because an given inline link could now lead to an external website without warning.

Additionally, the subject came up in the context of performing maintenance on the broken DailyRef links. While interwiki links could minimize that effort if all that changes is that "stem", our existing TumblrRef and DailyRef accomplish exactly that. Neither solution effectively addresses problems like the one Wizards gave us. In a situation like the one we're in, the references approach has actually given us additional information to help resolve the bad links, whereas the URL fragments in an interwiki link provide less data.

Ultimately, I'm disinclined to utilize interwiki links for this purpose. However, I'm only one editor. If enough of our community is interested, it is something we have the power to implement. Discuss! --Corveroth (talk) 02:53, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

I prefer that offsite links that aren't Wiki links should display as such (i.e. have the arrow icon thing). I also haven't been using the DailyRef template at all, essentially, partly because I have in many cases linked to the Internet Wayback Machine rather than directly to in order to play around the next time they change their website and break all their links... --Sene (talk) 08:12, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
We are still in the process of updating around 600 articles, because DailyRef will not produce proper results most of the time. Wizard is so bad with their site structure, that I am highly doubtful that interwiki links might work there. Take a look at these links: en/MTGO article1 en article1 en/MTGO article2 en article2. This is just very different behavior. If interwiki links can easily work around these inconsistencies I think it would be a good idea to switch otherwise not really.
On Blogatog and other blogs, I would be more happy to switch. Simply because tumblr forces a proper structure onto its editors. I mean if Maro ever decides to delete his blog we are fiddling around with wayback machine in either case. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 11:20, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Log in[edit source]

Help! My username is reverted to LegacymtgsalvationUser620. I'm actually User:Hunterofsalvation --Hunter (talk) 03:15, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Well, that's interesting. Did you merge a Twitch account? --Corveroth (talk) 03:22, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
It's probably something related to the Twitch/Gamepedia merge. I let them know on Slack and they're looking into it. If you wanna try merging in the mean time, that's on you. --Corveroth (talk) 04:11, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Alright, they just poked something behind the scenes. Try re-logging in. --Corveroth (talk) 04:19, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Great, it helped! --Hunter (talk) 05:53, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Good to hear. =) --Corveroth (talk) 05:56, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Same here (SeneMTG became SeneMTGSalvation). Trying to get it fixed! --Sene (talk) 09:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
But thanks to that merge, now we don't suffer anymore of the (1) (2) bot registration problem! Yay! --Tuamir (talk) 21:15, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Can't Login[edit source]

Hi! I can't login using my gamepedia account. Clicking login in the titlebar take me to's login page, even though I'm logged in there. Logging in there (with my Twitch account) redirects me back to, which immediately redirects me back to All other gamepedia wikis just log me in without redirection when I click login in their title bars ... it looks like it's just an mtg wiki problem. I've tried multiple browsers (and Chrome's incognito mode), all with the same issue. My gamepedia username is Yeurch. -- 08:51, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

I recommend contacting Gamepedia customer support at They've been quick to help me in the past. --Sene (talk) 09:45, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
Yeurch, this issue is going to need our devs to look into. I should have more information for you on Monday. Thank you for contacting our support as well! I'll be in touch. --Alianin (talk) 16:21, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
This has now been resolved. Thanks Alianin! --Yeurch (talk) 19:48, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Server issues[edit source]

Since the server change, I've experienced severe connection issues. Is that the same for other people? --Hunter (talk) 09:14, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately, yes. I get a lot of error 500 and 502. --Firebead elvenhair (talk) 14:28, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
I have not experienced the same thing (yet). --Sene (talk) 20:09, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, the server change did affect some users harder than other. During the migration they were especially harsh, but even know people from time to time have these issues. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 05:31, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
It seems to have improved somewhat now --Hunter (talk) 08:42, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Color templates[edit source]

Color templates seem to be out of order, {W}, {U} etc --Hunter (talk) 08:42, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Looks to be a technical issue. I've reported it on Slack. --Corveroth (talk) 18:43, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
And things look to be cleared up! --Corveroth (talk) 23:03, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
Great! --Hunter (talk) 11:18, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Can't Submit Article Edits[edit source]

I'm trying to update the Weatherlight Crew article with information from today's story but when I try to save my edits I get this error: "Error saving data to server: Empty server response." - Ben; 3/28/2018

That page isn't protected, so you should be able to edit as an anonymous unregistered editor. However, Gamepedia's been dealing with some technical issues since yesterday - our wiki was down entirely at one point. It's a little odd that you were able to edit this page if that were the problem, though. If you continue having trouble, feel free to offer your changes here, or message me on Reddit if you have problems with that too. (Finally, you can sign your edits on talk pages with --~~~~, or click the "signature and timestamp button" in the editor, to the right of bold and italic. Welcome!) --Corveroth (talk) 23:38, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm not used to editing non-wikia wiki stuff so thanks for the pointers. I'll post my edits here:
This article is a list of all characters that manned the Weatherlight over the years. After salvaging the remains of the Weatherlight, Jhoira set out to assemble a new crew to fight against Belzenlok's Cabal in the current era.
The Current Crew (this was as a title and the following items were as a bulletted list)
  • Jhoira, Captain
  • Tiana, Angel of the Church of Serra
  • Shanna Sisay, a descendant of the original Captain Sisay
  • Raff Capashen, a descendant of Gerrard Capashen
  • Arvad, a vampire and Benalish knight who has sworn allegiance to Jhoira.
  • Ajani Goldmane
The Original Crew (this was replacing the title "The Main Crew") 23:47, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
How does this look? --Corveroth (talk) 23:56, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Looks great. The only thing left was that I cited all the crew members in the list with the story link: Thanks so much 00:34, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Done. (Say if you can edit here, you could try editing the page itself. It is really the same technology which should allow you to do both.) - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 14:01, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Having similar issue on Tainted Lands. Tainted Peak should have reference of Mountain. spelling error. - VTE 9/28/18

I checked the page. It seems correct. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 07:25, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Search function[edit source]

The search function is not working after the update. Curse is working to reindex all the wikis so search will be working See: --Hunter (talk) 05:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)