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Hey, Dave. The UESP's tumblr's been neglected since October. May I have that added to my list of networking pages that I can manage, so that I can share our Featured Articles and Images, news, and all that jazz like I do on Twitter and Facebook? My email for Tumblr, so that you can invite me onto the blog, is

Also, I noticed Alarra has a UESP domain for her wiki-related e-mails, and I am jealous. What are the requirements for one of those, do I satisfy them, and may I have one too? Please and thank you on both requests. -damon  talkcontribs 05:45, 22 January 2015 (GMT)

You certainly can have a UESP e-mail if you wish. I assume that "" would be fine? I'll forward you the Tumblr info today. -- Daveh (talk) 12:22, 22 January 2015 (GMT)
Some of the other moderators on the forum had also offered to help pick up the various social media pages; I believe AKB has sent a message about this to you in the past, Dave. What should they do if they wish to gain access? - Alarra (talk) 09:03, 22 January 2015 (GMT)
Simply e-mail me their request would be fine. -- Daveh (talk) 12:22, 22 January 2015 (GMT)
Both emails received. Thanks again, Dave. -damon  talkcontribs 04:25, 25 January 2015 (GMT)

Sent You An Email[edit]

Hey Dave, I sent you an email a bit ago and didn't get a reply. Just wanted to let you know that I sent it, since it might be in your Spam folder (I hope not!) ~ Ad intellige (talk) 19:21, 9 February 2015 (GMT)

I did reply to your e-mail and have been busy with other things. I may get to it this week if time permits. -- Daveh (talk) 20:49, 10 February 2015 (GMT)

HotnBOThered Temporary Admin Permissions[edit]

Per this discussion, can you temporarily give HotnBOThered admin permissions, please.

Also, while I can access all of our content servers for reading, I no longer seem to have write permissions on them. Robin Hood  (talk) 16:54, 26 February 2015 (GMT)

Admin permissions updated and I fixed your permissions on content1/2/3 (I forgot to add users to the uespadmin group). -- Daveh (talk) 13:26, 27 February 2015 (GMT)
The bot is done now, you can remove its Admin rights again whenever you have a moment. Thanks! Robin Hood  (talk) 17:52, 27 February 2015 (GMT)

Justice and Champion Systems Images Update[edit]

Hey Dave! Lots of new images and text from Update 6; loading screens, maps, UI elements, icons, etc. Please and thank you!

Also there are some bugs with UespLog (more than just the API version update) that have come about as a result of the patch.

Thanks again! --Enodoc (talk) 13:49, 7 March 2015 (GMT)

Thanks for the reminder...will be working on both tomorrow. -- Daveh (talk) 01:29, 9 March 2015 (GMT)
Finished the exporting and processing all of the files and images.
Will be updating our ESO map with the new/updated maps in the next few days as well as working on the plugin. -- Daveh (talk) 17:34, 10 March 2015 (GMT)
That's great, thanks for these! --Enodoc (talk) 00:19, 11 March 2015 (GMT)
uespLog v0.22 is now available with a few fixes for issues related to Update 6. -- Daveh (talk) 13:53, 11 March 2015 (GMT)
The following new maps have been added to our ESO map page:
  • alikr - alkiroutlawrefuge
  • auridon - auridonoutlawrefuge
  • auridon - smugglerstunnel
  • bangkorai - bangkoraioutlawrefuge
  • craglorn - craglornoutlawrefuge
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharbonobels1
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharbonobels2
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharbonobels3
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharboraboretum1
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharboraboretum2
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharboraboretum3
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharbormarket1
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharbormarket2
  • cyrodiil - iccoldharbormarket3
  • cyrodiil - imperialcity
  • cyrodiil - imperialprisondistrictdun
  • cyrodiil - imperialprisondunint01
  • cyrodiil - imperialprisondunint02
  • cyrodiil - imperialprisondunint03
  • cyrodiil - imperialprisondunint04
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewers
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewersald1
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewersald2
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewersdagger1
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewersdagger2
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewersebon1
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewersebon2
  • cyrodiil - imperialsewershub
  • cyrodiil - raylescatacombs
  • deshaan - mournholdoutlawsrefuge
  • eastmarch - eastmarchrefuge
  • glenumbra - ancientcarzogsdemise
  • glenumbra - east_hut_portal_cave
  • glenumbra - glenumbraoutlawrefuge
  • glenumbra - north_hut_portal_cave
  • glenumbra - south_hut_portal_cave
  • glenumbra - west_hut_portal_cave
  • grahtwood - grahtwoodoutlawrefuge
  • greenshade - marbrukoutlawsrefuge
  • malabaltor - malabaltoroutlawrefuge
  • reapersmarch - reapersmarchoutlawrefuge
  • rivenspire - rivenspireoutlaw
  • shadowfen - shadowfenoutlawrefuge
  • stonefalls - stonefallsoutlawrefuge
  • stormhaven - stormhavenoutlawrefuge
  • therift - riftoutlaw
I've guessed at their display names and parent maps so let me know if you notice any that are wrong. -- Daveh (talk) 21:42, 12 March 2015 (GMT)

Sent You An Email[edit]

Hi Dave!

Let me begin first by saying how much of an honour it is to "speak" with you...

I have followed your career on and off since I was a wee lass who loaded her first copy of Daggerfall years ago, and found your tools to mod it and lessen the CTD's D-fall was/is (in)famous! I even tried to contact you years ago, when Andel Crodo's Daggerfall Gallery on (I think that's correct) was in its waning days, to thank you for making a buggy, unplayable game a bit more playable! You were/are my Daggerfall hero! **FANGURL MOMENT**

May I ask you please check your email? Tiebrakre (talk) 09:26, 28 March 2015 (GMT)

Thanks! I got your email and will be replying shortly. -- Daveh (talk) 15:21, 28 March 2015 (GMT)
Thank you for the quick reply, Dave! Sent reply with UESP proposal to the issue at hand. -- Tiebrakre (talk) 09:23, 29 March 2015 (GMT)

ESO Item Link[edit]

Hey Dave, I was wondering if it would be possible to configure <esoitemlink> to take inttype, intlevel and link inputs in addition to itemid, level and quality. The changes to provisioning recipes and ingredients in Update 6 are such that the items use the same id, but a different internal subtype. For example, the "Ash-Slake Ale Recipe", itemid=45977, inttype=1, was changed to "Rye-in-Your-Eye Recipe", which also has itemid=45977, but has inttype=3. Once the database is updated with the new items, the only way to link to the new versions of the recipes will be by using inttype or the full item link, otherwise it seems it will link to the old version. Thanks! --Enodoc (talk) 20:45, 6 April 2015 (GMT)

Yup, that should be no problem. That reminds me I'll have to do another item dump from the game which will take a while but should be mostly automatic. -- Daveh (talk) 21:13, 6 April 2015 (GMT)
Done! As you might guess the parameters are intlevel, inttype, and link. I've also created basic documentation for the item link popup format with examples if you need them. Basic tests show it working but if you run into issues just let me know. You may need to do a force-reload on the site to get the link JavaScript updated. -- Daveh (talk) 16:22, 9 April 2015 (GMT)
That's great, thanks! --Enodoc (talk) 16:47, 9 April 2015 (GMT)

() Hi again, I was just wondering if you'd made any progress with updating the itemlink database with the new items from Update 6. Also, would it be possible to add a link to ESO Browsing Mined Items from ESO Log Viewer? Thanks! --Enodoc (talk) 09:48, 22 May 2015 (GMT)

If you're tinkering with esoitem, there's also a slight typo at the bottom of the page: "This content is made available the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (UESP)." —Legoless (talk) 11:26, 22 May 2015 (GMT)
Thanks...its at the top of my list after the wiki upgrade today. -- Daveh (talk) 11:36, 22 May 2015 (GMT)

() Hey Daveh, long time no see. I've been making a few pages and ran into a bug that I suspect is on your end at Compare the following links:

The first one is correct, but the second one is not. By the looks of it, this only shows the wrong item at level V14 (64) and quality 4. If I change the quality or level, it shows the correct item. Any idea what's going on? • JAT 18:51, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Strange...the data for the item looks fine so it is either a parsing error on my part or the item is bugged in the game. Once the servers are back up I can check the item data in-game and see. -- Daveh (talk) 12:08, 29 June 2015 (UTC)


Sent you one. :) —Legoless (talk) 18:54, 28 April 2015 (GMT)

Got it, thanks for the reminder. -- Daveh (talk) 18:21, 29 April 2015 (GMT)

Maximum upload size[edit]

As a result of this discussion, I discovered that our maximum upload size is currently limited by PHP instead of by MediaWiki. If there's no specific reason to do so (e.g., the forums or blog), whenever we next upgrade, can we use the MediaWiki setting for it instead? It's more customizable, a fact we might actually want to take advantage of to limit IP uploading. There's no particular hurry, so the next upgrade makes the most sense to me as the time to do it. Robin Hood  (talk) 19:03, 4 May 2015 (GMT)

Yup, no problem. -- Daveh (talk) 19:04, 4 May 2015 (GMT)

Sent you an email[edit]

Sent you one a couple days ago, regarding me uploading images to the forum. ~ Alarra (talk) 22:52, 4 May 2015 (GMT)

ESO map[edit]

Hey Daveh! It seems the Stonetooth Fortress map is erroneously listed under "Glenumbra" world, instead of being a part of the "Betnikh" world, and it cannot be fixed without your help. Could you take a look please? Thanks!  ~Shuryard (talk) 14:48, 13 May 2015 (GMT)

Thanks for the note, will fix shortly. -- Daveh (talk) 14:49, 13 May 2015 (GMT)

Clock request[edit]

Can we have a akin to like to help people on the UESP ESO guild have a central reference to coordinate guild events? It would likely need Alaska, Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, GMT/UTC, CET, and AST. There are always many discussions over what times things are and I think it'd be nice to have an easy to point to page to send people to. Profound (talk) 03:52, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

An interesting and mostly simple idea I'll think about this week, thanks! -- Daveh (talk) 21:27, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I have a basic implemenation up and working at It includes the in-game Tamriel time as we currently are able to estimate it. I'm assuming AST is for Australia but if it isn't let me know. Other time zone can be easily added as well. Source code is available on BitBucket. -- Daveh (talk) 17:25, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
It seems to pause if not the active tab, lagging behind real time (Chrome/WinX). In addition, it does not show actual CET but CEST (Central European Summer Time = CET +1h). The differences has caused confusion before, when the EU PC Guild had photo session. —MortenOSlash (talk) 18:20, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah yes, I see it does lag a bit. I'll have to change the update method a bit and see if it works. What city in Europe can I use for CET? I used Berlin which apparently is on CEST as you say. -- Daveh (talk) 18:31, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
So I set it to update the time every 1 minute so if it does lag it shouldn't be out by much. I also changed the CET time to London which seems to be the correct time for CET but let me know if it isn't. -- Daveh (talk) 18:42, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
London isn't on the mainland so it actually uses BST. I think it would be best to stick to UTC like on the wiki, if that's possible to set up. —Legoless (talk) 19:04, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Yah, looking at it further London is in the BST timezone which happens to match CET at the moment but won't when DST ends. I've changed the CET time to simply be UTC +1.0. -- Daveh (talk) 19:18, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
The same thing will apply to anywhere that observes Daylight Savings. For example, the clocks currently marked "Eastern" and "Pacific" are showing EDT and PDT, respectively, not EST and PST as they are labelled, because Eastern and Pacific are currently in Daylight Savings (as with all other US timezones as well). So it either needs something that is going to update itself when Daylight Savings starts and ends, which would require the abbreviation to change as well, or it needs to be something static based on UTC. --Enodoc (talk) 19:34, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
The times shown for EDT/PDT should automatically change when DST ends. I can see how it looks if the timezone suffix is added by the internal date/time formatter. -- Daveh (talk) 19:37, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Search Help[edit]

I've received a notice that the article General:Elder Scrolls Off the Record does not appear in search results, ever. I've tried to get it to show up myself, and it's true, it just will not appear as a search option. It won't appear as either an automatic suggestion, or in the search results. I assume that our search function only adds links occasionally, not instantly, but how long should it normally take? Is there a way for this to be fixed? --AKB Talk Cont Mail 18:56, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

This is related to the issue with search we've been having with the Online namespace. I've been trying to fix it but nothing has worked so far. I'll continue to work on it and hopefully I'll figure something out soon. Thanks! -- Daveh (talk) 19:01, 20 August 2015 (UTC)