Team Fortress Wiki:Technical requests

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Summary of requests: software enhancements

Two-factor authentication

Extension:OATHAuth is an extension that adds the functionality of two-factor authentication to the Wiki. Would be a nice touch to security and to keep up with the times. Using it would remain optional and nothing would change for the users unless they choose to enable it themselves (disabled by default), so we won't see another Flow-talkpage-bad-please-remove situation here. Killicon flaming huntsman.png VasyaTheWizard (talk) • (contributions) 19:29, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Upgrade MediaWiki

Greetings! Please update MediaWiki to the latest version (currently 1.35.8 LTS), thanks! — Tark lm(pt-br) 11:37, 4 August 2020 (UTC)


Implement Extension:Cargo. This extension would allow us to use local database queries to sync infoboxes globally, generate reports/tracking pages, and improve lists. See Dota Wiki. Tark lm(pt-br) 20:00, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Configuring Extension:ParserFunctions

Extension:ParserFunctions is an already super useful extension. It can be made even more useful by configuring it to set $wgPFEnableStringFunctions to true. This would allow the extension to also utilize many of the features of Extension:StringFunctions with a quick configuration change. ~ Boba 20:39, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

+1 User Wookipan Golden Strawberry.png Wookipan (talk | contribs) 00:23, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
+1 — Tark 18:03, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

Tooltip template on mobile devices

We uses a lot of {{tooltip}} in this Wiki, but you can't see the text on phones and tablets without a mouse. I see there's this thing that could maybe solve this? Or is there other ways to let you tap on the text and show the tooltip? --AlexT 15:03, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Better mobile support

This is more of a long-term goal than a request. Extension:Gadgets with a few mobile-friendly snippets might be useful. — Tark lm(pt-br) 04:22, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Better search

Implement AdvancedSearch (or equivalent) to improve the overall search experience. — Tark 01:32, 16 December 2021 (UTC)


Implement Extension:AntiSpoof. — Tark 16:39, 24 November 2022 (UTC)


Taking requests for converting talk pages back to regular 'ol wikitext

Hi folks, I've switched off the flow talk page thing for new talk pages. Digging in, it doesn't appear there's an easy way to automatically convert existing talk pages that are using Flow back to regular wiki text. There is a maintenance script to give me the wikitext for a particular page, but it's a manual job to then delete the existing talk page and create a new one with that wiki text. That could be automated but as it involves deletions it'd end up being pretty risky, and hell to clean up if anything goes wrong. I'll spend some time thinking about whether that's worth exploring.

In the mean time, if there are any pages you'd like converting please drop them below. I'll check back regularly (Valve time) and work through them.

Ta, -RJ 15:20, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

I would say to backup the saved data from the current talk system, and restore it back to the regular text. Keep the saved info from the current system somewhere, so we don't lose something important. The current talk system has replaced a ton of talk pages and talk user pages with nothing. We thought it would be a good idea implement it, but it's full of bugs and made things even worse. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 16:07, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
god please save my talk page -- Boba 17:35, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Hope you are still around, please fix my talk page, thanks! --AlexT 03:31, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Howdy! Could you please do something about mine? I wouldn't even mind it using the flow, just want for messages to display there (lol). User Foxbite avatar.jpgfoxbite (talk) ⨯ (contribs) 12:11, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
Mine too! Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 01:33, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
Pages such as the following should be changed: Talk:Cheater's Lament, Talk:Anti-Demoman strategy, Talk:Anti-Pyro strategy, Talk:Anti-Soldier strategy, Talk:Anti-Heavy strategy, Talk:Anti-Medic strategy, Talk:Anti-Engineer strategy, Talk:Anti-Sniper strategy, Talk:Anti-Spy strategy, Talk:Frenchman's Beret, Talk:ÜberCharge. I might list more later but here's a non-comprehensive list of some of the pages that should be changed into traditional talk page format. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 00:28, 11 March 2023 (UTC)

Make this wiki's theme dark by default

I'm tired of being blinded by flashbangs using this wiki.
The Dark Reader extension does not work properly (ugly colors and breaks some elements), and the suggestion of the MediaWiki's Dark Mode extension for this wiki has been rejected.
I think the best thing then would be to make the TF Wiki dark by default, just like Discord and Steam are. White could be an option, but not the default option. Tiagoquix (talk) 23:00, 27 September 2022 (UTC)