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Your wiki has been chosen by Wikia as one of the few wikis we would like to enable achievements on. Would you mind this extension being activated? [[User:Ausir|Ausir]]<sup>[[User talk:Ausir|(talk)]]</sup> 01:07, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
Your wiki has been chosen by Wikia as one of the few wikis we would like to enable achievements on. Would you mind this extension being activated? [[User:Ausir|Ausir]]<sup>[[User talk:Ausir|(talk)]]</sup> 01:07, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
:No, only for edits done after the activation. The achievements should be on today. [[User:Ausir|Ausir]]<sup>[[User talk:Ausir|(talk)]]</sup> 09:57, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
:No, only for edits done after the activation. The achievements should be on today. [[User:Ausir|Ausir]]<sup>[[User talk:Ausir|(talk)]]</sup> 09:57, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
::Hi Dan. I just activated achievements and made the required [[User blog:JoePlay/Wiki Achievements are live|blog post announcement]], but feel free to spread the word elsewhere on the wiki. The Wiki Leaderboard link will automatically be added to the navigation sidebar any minute now. If you want, you can customize the names and images of the achievements at [[Special:AchievementsCustomize]]. Detailed instructions are on the right column of the page. If you have any questions or issues, let me know. Keep up the great work! [[User:JoePlay|<b>JoePlay</b>]]<staff /> ([[User talk:JoePlay|<font size="1">talk</font>]]) 20:46, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

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Re:Build pages

I'll be editing the build pages all week and I may develop a guideline in the near future that all build pages will be advised to follow. Your wish is my command.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Captain Versa (talk · contr).

Re: d2jsp

Actully the Botting part of d2jsp is a thing of the past, you can get banned from the site by disscusing D2 hacks, mods, bots ect. Your not buying items with real money, your using a electronic currency, I personally never bought the currency with real money. It is extremly well known in the Diablo universe but as a retired Admin, I think Im not going to argue about this one, but I think it should remain up, It does not matter much, but again, I can't stress how important it was and still is to the economy of WoW and D2, the majority of the best items are held by wealthy (game wise) jsp users. SalvationDGD2jsp, Epic Quote

Bcrats ahoy

Lookie lookie there, you da nu bcrat :D Well, you earned it a long time back. And there're some important issues to discuss in some forum whose name I don't exactly remember :P and ENG's an admin now :) "The Diablo Wiki needs you 4L!!!", Mobokill 08:36, 14 December 2008 (UTC)


PM me with your Diablofans account. If you don't have one, make one. I wanna add you to msn but I want to do it privately. Sorry, I don't remember what yours is called, it'd be much easier if you just pm me. Atrumentis 14:31, 14 December 2008 (UTC)


Danrr, you're back!! Glad to see you again, as always, we're here to help, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate. BTW, we just received 3 tickets to Blizzcon 09, and will be running na event to give them out to the community!!-- Doug (talk) 21:39, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Doug beat me to it. I saw that you made a few edits recently, but was wondering if you were just dropping by or actually returning. After seeing all those welcome messages you posted, I think I got my answer. Great to have you back, Dan. =) JoePlay (talk) 21:49, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, I am back. I don't have much spare time, but I'll try to be as active as I can from now on. This wiki is pretty dead and those welcome messages I posted were to coax users into contributing. What are you guys planning on doing with the Blizzcon tickets? - DanTalk 17:29, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
We haven't planned out the deets yet, but we'll run some promotion across Diablo/StarCraft/WoW, and make sure that at least 1 person from every wiki wins. We could run an edit contest (though there is nothing new prior to Blizzcon to edit me thinks) or a promotion around creating an account, so that we drive community, or we could do a simple sign up here, and leave it open for everyone. Of course the main portion of the event will focus on ext. outreach to drum up buzz and drive traffic to the wiki. Also open to ideas if there is anything you want to do. -- Doug (talk) 17:39, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't have any specific idea, but a contest/giveaway like this is always good at attracting new users and maybe contributors.- DanTalk 19:31, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
Dan, what's new?!? just dropping by to let you know that last week, our Google page rank for the Diablo Wiki went crazy, jumping to 1 / 15 / 10 for Diablo/Diablo II/Diablo 3 respectively! Hopefully the page title and main page tweaks helped with that...please let me know if there is anything you need help with. Any plans for Blizzcon? -- Doug (talk) 00:21, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
If by plans for Blizzcon you mean attending or watching it through the live feed, then, no I don't have any plans. I'll just search for articles and videos of the event like last year. Is any member of the Wikia team going to Blizzcon? First hand info would be greatly appreciated. Last year, JoePlay was extremely helpful, he made notes of every skill and then made pages for them. Something like that would be great.- DanTalk 06:08, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Fallen Ones

Hey Dan. I happen to drop by the official Diablo III site today (good timing) and noticed they just announced the Fallen Ones race and 5 new monsters. I created articles for each of them (see the News section on main page). Afterward, I realized this article already existed. Since the monsters listed at of the official site did not have 'Fallen' as part of their names, I'm thinking the shaman's in-game name will be just Shaman and not Fallen Shaman like it was in D2. I'll leave it up to you to decide which way to go with it. I also updated Diablo III Bestiary. I just wanted to give you a heads up. =) JoePlay (talk) 00:09, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Copying of content

Hi Dan,

I was wondering if you were aware of the problem Angela pointed out a few months ago at User_talk:BKM#Content -- it appears that for a while at least Mobokill and BKM (if not more users) were under the impression that content from could be legally copied to this wiki. Diablowiki is not a freely-licensed project, however; such copying is illegal copyright infringement and needs to be removed, per Wikia:Copyrights and Wikia:Terms of use. (That doesn't mean that the topics can't be covered here, just that you have to use your own original words to express the facts, not copy someone else's.)

The articles Art controversy (see [1]) and Diablo News Archive (see [2]) have been reported to us as infringements, and it's possible there may be many more. As you, your fellow admins, and your community are most familiar with the content of both wikis, I am asking you to look for and remove other cases of copying. Examining the Special:Contributions page for Mobokill, BKM, and anyone else who had been told this was okay, especially in the weeks before Angela's comment, may help to isolate pages worth looking at for possible violations.

I understand that this is a big undertaking, and that it may be painful to remove or rewrite large chunks of text, but Wikia encourages you to do the right thing by the Diablowiki community who have had their work taken without consent or credit. Please help us to correct the issue so your wiki can move forward stronger than ever with unique content. Thank you! — Catherine (talk) 20:16, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your prompt response, Dan! I look forward to getting this sorted out quickly. What can we do to help you educate your users about copying and licensing issues?
In general, all information on the internet is copyrighted and cannot be simply copy-pasted into the wiki. (Facts cannot be copyrighted, but presentation definitely can -- the construction of particular sentences is creative and cannot be copied by others.) Wikipedia, Wikia, and a few other wikis, are exceptions to this rule because they explicitly allow their content to be copied under a free-content license such as the GFDL, but even this license requires attribution -- any page which incorporates GFDL content must have a {{Wikipedia}} template or similar notice giving credit to the person or community who wrote the content.
However, is not available under a free license and retains full copyright to their work. Their About page specifies that "To respect the contributors to this site we ask that content is not lifted verbatim and pasted onto other websites."
Can this information be discussed on your forums, and/or incorporated into your welcome message? It should certainly be included in policy pages, so that new users can be pointed at the rules when they make a mistake. Thanks! — Catherine (talk) 21:10, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
I'll look for more pages copied from Diablowiki and edit or delete them.
There's a notice under the Edit Summary that warns against submitting copyrighted content. If this isn't enough I'll add a similar warning to the automated welcome message. - DanTalk 21:21, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Hey Dan,
Thanks for the help on this issue. I fear that placing these notices on the welcome message will have the opposite desired affect - which is to make people feel welcome :). In my opinion, a simple policy page should suffice and the more notices we have about rules/regulations/licensing/ the worse off we will be for edits. I would rather err on the side of the community, and take down questionable content than to make people unwelcome. Not to beat a dead horse here, but I would like to know your thoughts. Thanks -- Doug (talk) 17:36, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you are right, it could make people feel uncomfortable, but I also don't want situations like this to repeat themselves. Probably the best way to go about this is to just check edits to see if the content is copyrighted, edit or remove it and then tell the editor to avoid doing it again or something like that. So no scary warning in the welcome message. - DanTalk 18:12, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

BlizzCon contest

Hey Dan. We just launched a BlizzCon contest here at the Diablo Wiki (see Diablo Wiki:BlizzCon Contest 2009) as well as the StarCraft Wiki and WoWWiki. I've announced it on the main page, forum, and site notice, but I wanted to ask you to help spread the word at any other Diablo fansites you know of. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. JoePlay (talk) 19:45, 3 June 2009 (UTC)



Do you remember me??? The guy who did a bunch of unique pages and then disappeared all of a sudden! I feel really bad... I'm not sure if I told you the whole story as to why, but if you have time we can catch up later :] Umm... still, now that I'm off to college, I'm REALLY not going to be nearly as much as I was before. But I'm not leaving forever! As soon as D3 is out officially I'll definitely be back. Still, I might just be better as a common laborer than as an admin... Just thought I'd drop in :] CCHoudini! My Talk 03:31, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

I'll continue to help as much as I can then :] I commented on the forum; I agree on the second solution. Considering that everyone who gave feedback agrees, if you'd like, I can get started right away :D CCHoudini! My Talk 17:47, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Mmm... You know, I was thinking of that at one point, but it might be a little bit too systematic for something like a wiki. Especially then because people might not contribute to anything that's not on the list :D CCHoudini! My Talk 18:04, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Phew, that took longer than I thought :D Tell me what you think: I tentatively made a combined monster page on Fallen Ones. What work does it need? CCHoudini! My Talk 20:34, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Monster Pages?

Hi Dan,

So as you probably saw, Fallen One and Succubus are kind of reformatted... is the format ok? CCHoudini! My Talk 17:28, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

I like them. Now just a couple hundred more pages to merge. Sorry for my long absence. - DanTalk 13:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Ehh... they can have separate articles. They should probably link to each other though, considering that they're so similar (i.e. See Also: blah). Btw, where did the name "Dominus" come from? Oh, and I reneg what I said early about the whole projectile thing. I went back and saw that you/ArreatSummit were right, although really, I SWEAR Succubi attacked me with projectiles... Is it a Nightmare mode thing? I'll check later, haha.

Speaking of which though, I was wondering if, after merging all the pages and whatnot, we wanted to make templates or something for each of the monster types. You know, one for Undead, one for Demons, and one for Animals... they'd have links for all the recurring ones and then ones specific to each of the games too. Monsters like Goatmen or Skeletons that have a lot of variations would have both the general template and the specific one, of course. Is that an alright idea or would that be too cluttered? After all I have a feeling there'll be a LOT of monsters in D3 :D

Oh, and also, did you see this? I mean, rationality tells me that there's no real reason to censor it or anything drastic like that since it's just an extension of his user page, but I just think it's the oddest thing, considering that it already has its own wiki. Sorry, I'm apparently getting more anal/paranoid as time goes on ^^; CCHoudini! My Talk 13:30, September 1, 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry about a D1 monster infobox. The tables are so simple it's easy to just keep them as is :] And I can make some sort of placeholder for the goatmen. Sorry for my late response... I'm in college now! I wonder how Mobo used to stay so active, haha :D CCHoudini! My Talk 01:34, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

RE: Three questions

1. Nope, I will not be at BlizzCon this year.

2. All three versions of the gif animation are showing as a black background for me. If it's still showing transparent for you, I'd suggest to re-upload it with a different name, such as HorrorMage.gif (no space) and see if that fixes it.

3. Hmmm, that is quite suspicious considering the ad looks very little like their wiki's logo and a LOT like our logo, but since we can't trademark our logo, there isn't anything we can do formally. Of course, you could send them an email politely asking them to change the ad, but I doubt they'd respond. Where did you see the ad running? If it shows anywhere on Wikia, we can have it removed. If they're just using on the incgamers network, then all we can really do is think of the old saying: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." JoePlay (talk) 17:34, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Kirkburn will be there. I'm using Firefox 3.5.2 but the problem may be with the Wikia image server. It's been known to have issues occasionally. That's why I said to try re-uploading the gif. By the way, great job keeping all the latest news posted on the main page. JoePlay (talk) 19:39, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

queation bout a pic

Is this the same as the Triune Death Guard? saw it labeled as a blood guard.


Normally, I'd say no. However, considering how much hypothetical "lore" there is on most of the Hellfire pages, it's definitely a good idea, and it would certainly save time and organization. CCHoudini! My Talk 22:02, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

link help!

Hey i just added a bit of info about the D3 skill trees & i have forgotten how to link it to the reference section below. I've added the reference in the reference section. can you help fix the links? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Azzrak666 (talk · contr).

Well i'll be damned

I did think it was pretty extensive if you'd typed all that every time a random IP made an edit - just goes to show how much i know. Don't hold back on mercilessly editing everything i do, i need to learn somehow! --Mortent 18:56, September 27, 2009 (UTC)

Possible vandal is confusing me a bit with his edits - i think he might be a vandal, though the acts are pretty subtle - changing links to be faulty, making false claims here and there. However, despite this, he might just not be the brightest guy, seeing as his userpage has his trap assassin listed with lots and lots of melee fighter equipment. What should i do in this case? D: I'm sorry to bother you with something like this by the way.

Update: That's quite strange actually, as the broken links thing was the main thing that made me shout wolf - it appeared to me when looking at the history that it was actually *him* doing that to the links.. Maybe i have some interface issue. I'm sorry for the trouble!Mortent 15:55, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

Podcast Interview?

Hello Danrr, my name is Tristan from the Elitists Podcast, a Blizzard news Podcast.

I wanted to approach you to see if you would be interested in coming onto a podcast and talking about and answering questions about Diablo lore or just talk about Diablo for a while. I really am ashamed of how wow centric my show has gone by the volume of news and I really want to show my listeners how awesome the Diablo universe is. If you are interested just hit me up at I look forward to hearing from you

best wishes, Tristan Johnson Host and Blogger, Elitists Podcast

Ideas for improvement

Hi Dan. I regularly (once a week or so) do a Google search for "Diablo 3" in order to track the wiki's rank. For the past month, our rank has been between 8 and 11, which is awesome considering that back in July it was in the 50s. In order to keep our rank this good, and hopefully make it even better, Doug and I were talking about ideas for improvement. The first thing we talked about was focusing on character builds, so I spent some time cleaning up pages relating to the various builds (organization, spelling, grammar, etc.) Then I edited Category:Builds to add image link buttons for the build listings for each class. After that, I made a new image link button which I used on the main page to link to Category:Builds as I'm sure you noticed.

Another idea that has proven very successful at The Vault (Fallout Wiki) is to use blogs to post game-related news. (The way they do it is to make a normal blog post and add it to [[Category:News]], then use a template to display the News blog posts on the main page.) The advantage of doing it this way is that it allows for community interaction and reaction to the news being posted, thanks to the blog's ability to let users leave comments.

I would suggest that we also "trim the fat" on the main page, meaning remove anything that isn't essential. Here are some things to consider removing or changing:

  • What's New - it hasn't been kept up to date, so that's an easy choice to remove, thus moving the Contents higher on the page
  • Helping Out - the 2 things this section does can easily be accessed on the sidebar ('Create Article' and 'Help') while viewing any page
  • Stubs section - research shows that this method simply doesn't work for getting people to contribute to stubs
  • Featured Article - move it to left column to replace Helping Out and Stubs
  • Featured Media - I'd suggest changing the name to Featured Video and putting the D3 trailer there, and replacing with new videos as they are released

With you being the top dog here, I wanted to get your feedback and input on these ideas as well as any other ideas you have for improvement. In the meantime, I'll be working on a mockup page for a new main page layout. Once I've finished it, I'll show it to you to get more feedback. JoePlay (talk) 22:16, October 12, 2009 (UTC)

Glad to hear that you agree with the changes I suggested. I made another mockup page (User:JoePlay/mainpage2) with more improvements, the most noticeable of which is the background image (broken into 4 pieces) for the 4 contents sections. Sexy, huh? :-) As far as separating the links into categories/sections, I took my best guest, especially with World and Background. Feel free to move them around to get them grouped in the most appropriate way. The other minor changes I made were the link button images (changed the Classes image to Monk since that's the newest one and changed the others to D3 images), as well as color changes on the section headers and backgrounds. I also removed the section with the language links (since those links are in the Languages widget) and moved the Did You Know section to the left column. The reason for that is because the large vertical ad (Dragon Age) on the main page pushes down the content in the right column a lot, and it's best to try to get both columns to be near the same height. Please give me your updated feedback when you get a chance. JoePlay (talk) 22:24, October 15, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, mainpage2 is my final draft. Again, feel free to tweak the links in the contents sections as needed. Once you've put the finishing touches on that, go ahead and copy the page over to the main page whenever you're ready. Reminder: when you make a blog post to be used in the News section, don't forget to add it to [[Category:News]].
Also, I forgot to answer your question about page rank. These changes are mostly for improving the main page's visual appeal, but removing the Stubs section (with all those extra links) could help a bit. Because they weren't primary topics (such as classes, items, quests, etc.), it's better to not have them linked on the main page. The good news is that our google rank is doing very well these days. I check it once every 7-10 days (for several focus gaming wikis) and as of Oct 12, we are #1 for "Diablo Wiki", #8 for "Diablo 3" and #14 for "Diablo". Being on the first page of results for "Diablo 3" is a great accomplishment, especially considering that we were on page 6 back in July. So keep up the good work! :-) JoePlay (talk) 18:44, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment. Man, I wish D3 was coming out next year. After playing the demo at BlizzCon 2008 and seeing the new stuff since then, it's going to be a long, hard wait for 2011. JoePlay (talk) 21:39, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

Frost Charger

Maybe you should take a look at his contributions. I don't think it's vandalism, just that he's a bit clueless. Could be a lot of work to fix his edits if he keeps going like this though. --Hazual 11:56, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Diablo 1 monsters

Hey Danrr, I saw you uploaded some monster images. I was wondering, how did get the images? Cheers! Radu Gherasim 01:30, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Can you give me some instructions. I mean do you know any site more detailed about how to extract the diabdat.mpq files and edit the animation. I can't ask you to explain me this things, because I guess you have other important thing to do. Cheers mate! Radu Gherasim 07:45, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

it would be wonderful from you to send me the animated monsters (and if possible the unique ones) so we can win some time. Cheers! Radu Gherasim 08:23, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Don't bother. I've learned how to use the program. Thank you anyway for your help! Have a nice weekend! Radu Gherasim 08:44, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Syngeries Article

Someone has missed up the Syngeries Article and I flagged it for deletion as I did not know what other templete would do. Mind fixing it?


hey Danrr, just wondering if you guys need some more help with your diablo 2 work. need some peiople to play with on multiplayer.

diablo wiki rocks

This is an awesome wiki and i have also taken part in fixing spelling, getting gis's , and getting pictures.This could be a great wiki if we all worked together


Pagetitle tweak

Just a heads up - there is a new theory that Google is "punishing" sites for putting keywords in their page titles, so I'm testing the theory here for the next 10 days or so. I'll let you know what the result is, and if the wiki's rank drops or stays the same, I'll revert the edit. JoePlay (talk) 22:54, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

I need help

Hi. My name is Mark. Can you help me on some error that I'm having. Let me tell you the first error that I had when I installed my Diablo II Lord of Destruction disc. After I installed it, there is a pop up error saying that there is a bad data file and I have to uninstall and reinstall. And, if I see that message again, I should contact the tech support. But, the weird thing is that I can play the Diablo 2 LOD game. The second thing is, after I've finished the Act IV, there is an error saying that the d2exp.mpq file is corrupted and I can not proceed to Act V. Help me please. I would really appreciate it. You can e-mail me at Thanks.Gmfkz 09:21, June 7, 2010 (UTC)


Where do I go to report vandals? has made a couple of edits that I think can really be considered vandalism... Tanooki1432 13:57, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Wiki Achievements

Hi, I'm Paweł from Wikia Gaming team. As you may have noticed on other wikis, such as Red Dead Wiki or SWTOR Wiki, Wikia has recently introduced an Achievement extension.

The goal of achievements is to help encourage people to make more edits and contribute to the wiki. They also help brand new people get a feel for what they can do on the wiki by showing them various challenges. Awards are only available for logged-in users, so they’ll help encourage people to log in when they’re making edits. You can see an achievement leaderboard here. Badges that you've earned and a list of the challenges that are available for you will also show up on your user page. Admins are able to customize the names and pictures used in the achievement awards so that they fit a given community.

Your wiki has been chosen by Wikia as one of the few wikis we would like to enable achievements on. Would you mind this extension being activated? Ausir(talk) 01:07, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

No, only for edits done after the activation. The achievements should be on today. Ausir(talk) 09:57, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
Hi Dan. I just activated achievements and made the required blog post announcement, but feel free to spread the word elsewhere on the wiki. The Wiki Leaderboard link will automatically be added to the navigation sidebar any minute now. If you want, you can customize the names and images of the achievements at Special:AchievementsCustomize. Detailed instructions are on the right column of the page. If you have any questions or issues, let me know. Keep up the great work! JoePlay (talk) 20:46, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
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