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Bug with Mech Components Listings

Several of the other talk points on this discussion page reference the same bug, so I have re-ordered them. It appears to be a bug with how the Mechs page is generated and/or how individual mech component pages are generated. If you edit any part of the text content of a mech component (not the metadata, such as itemname, power, energyusage, etc, but merely the text descriptions) then that component will get removed from the table listings on this page. For example, I edited the text descriptions (not metadata) of several mech arms. Every file I edited has now disappeared from the Mech Arms table on this page. However, they are still listed at the bottom of the page under the Mech Arms footer list, except for Neo Laser Mech Arm, which seems to have disappeared entirely. All pages still exist and are listed in Category:Mech Arm. I have noted that the "Data" section of each page I've edited has disappeared, even though I don't think any of my edits should have affected that section. Also, an empty "Racial Descriptions" section has appeared in each of the files I've edited, for no apparent reason. -- Rl.starbound (talk) 03:13, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Update: In the previous report, I noted that the mech arms I had edited had disappeared from the Mech Arms table, but remained in the list of mech arms in the footer of the page. I also noted that the Neo Laser Mech Arm was not in that footer. I now realize that the footer is manually edited in the mechs template, so it is not auto-generated based on the metadata of individual mech components and is thus independent of my changes. Also, the Neo Laser Mech Arm has apparently never been included in this list, due to an oversight. Regular user such as myself do not have permission to change templates, so we will have to appeal to an admin to get the Neo Laser Mech Arm added to that list. -- Rl.starbound (talk) 12:33, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
This bug continues to baffle. As a test, I made some edits to the Dual Rifle Mech Arm, and those edits did not result in that arm being removed from the list. The nature of the edits was very similar to my edits to the other mech arms, so I'm confused why they caused breakage and this one did not. Next, I am going to attempt to revert my changes to one of the arms (let's say, the Spikefist Mech Arm) to see if that fixes the issue. -- Rl.starbound (talk) 12:37, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Spikefist Mech Arm is now exactly as it was before I edited it. It still is not listed on the Mech Arms table on this page. I'm going to wait a while to see if there is some sort of stupid caching in play. -- Rl.starbound (talk) 12:45, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
At this point, any even remotely sane caching strategy would have expired, but I still do not see Spikefist Mech Arm listed in the Mech Arms table after doing a full refresh. I can say with 100% confidence that my changes to Spikefist Mech Arm did not cause it to disappear from the table, even if saving those changes triggered the template bug which did. I think we're going to need Admin assistance to fix this. -- Rl.starbound (talk) 21:20, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
This weird bug just keeps getting weirder. After an absurdly long period of time, the Dual Rifle Mech arm (which I had edited as a test) disappeared from the Mech Arms table and the Spikefist Mech Arm (which I had reverted as a test) magically reappeared. At this point is seems reasonable to assume that any change whatsoever, no matter how innocuous, will break mech parts listed here. If the site admins can't fix this bug, then they should lock all of the mech part articles, as annoying as that would be, to prevent further breakage. Sadly, I am now forced to revert all of the changes I've made to mech arms. This is very disappointing. -- Rl.starbound (talk) 02:15, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Weird Issue with some Mech Component Pages

So I just edited the pages for the Occasus Mech Body and Occasus-2 Mech Body, and somehow broke something. The "History" section on both pages is now empty, and another empty section appeared too, the "Racial Descriptions". The links to both pages are now missing from the Mech Bodies section on this page. Considering that my edits were rather benign, I suspect there's an issue with one of the templates on the mech component pages. -- Blackice (talk) 19:49, 12 July 2017 (BST)

Bodies section missing Hero

The Mech Bodies section seems to be missing the Hero Mech Body and I can't seem to find a way to fix that. --IcyDiamond (talk) 20:18, 12 August 2018 (BST)

Now the Peacekeeper Mech Body is missing from the list. It's listed in Category:Mech Body but doesn't show up on the list on Mech Bodies. --Darkmazer (talk) 08:04, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Spawning Energy Batteries

Since there's no dedicated page on the specific type of battery spawned by enemies in mech / space stages, I'm going to put this topic here. What is the item code / item name for these? It apparently used to be mechenergypickup, but that now spawns a perfect item block instead. I'm tired of the vanilla game not allowing me to replenish mech energy outside of space stages (I don't care if I can redploy infinitely.) I don't want to use a mod either. So I'm asking, what's the new item code for it? Admin mode also doesn't give you infinite mech energy even though it makes you immune to the explosion damage the mech deals when it dies. Iyeru (talk) 10:08, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

It actually still is mechenergypickup. The issue here seems to be that it can't be spawned in by conventional means since it's treated as a projectile in-game. --AbsoluteXero (talk) 20:06, 10 July 2018 (BST)