BetaWiki:Community portal/Archive 4

Removing "RTM Update" builds

After seeing some of these recent new Windows build pages, I feel like the "RTM Update" pages has to go. Most of these RTM Update pages are from Windows Update, and since there are over thousands of updates for each version of Windows, documenting RTM Update builds will take an extremely long time with Windows versions above 2000 having about 1000 pages worth of RTM Update builds. In case you don't know what I mean, here are some examples:

Do note that there are some builds that will be specifically staying. Any betas of Service Packs will stay (including the Spring 2014 Update of Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2), as they are still betas and achieve our goal of documenting betas. Windows Server 2008 build 6003.20489 is also a special exception that will stay on this wiki due to the unique build number update. However, most of the remaining Update RTM builds should be removed as they only add more clutter to the wiki. I have a good feeling most of the RTM Update builds are also buildlist builds. BF10 (talk) 14:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC)


  1. BF10 (talk) 14:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  2. Overdoze (talk) 18:57, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  3. Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 19:01, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  4. Wheatley (talk) 19:03, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  5. -- ToMi (talk) 17:26, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
  6. Strix (talk) 15:59, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


Find 5 differences vs. Windows XP

--Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 14:29, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

That kid is creating more wikis... again?? They should deny his req, we've had enough. --ATeamInc (talk) 17:41, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
could you please stop calling us kids? also stop making fun of our wikis. 15:39, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
...and my really first and last wiki: vs. Windows 95. -- ToMi (talk) 17:24, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
Next time this happens, their acc should be reported if that is possible. BTW, the Windows 10 wiki is still going. -Meow (talk) 02:42, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
User:Meow: Ever heard of alts? Sockpuppets?
Also whats wrong with creating wikis? And i dont see anything wrong just if a wiki is still going. 12:57, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
It looks like the Windows 95 wiki is shutting down, it’s closed right now. Apparently in 6 months it will be deleted. -Meow (talk) 17:07, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Heck yes! The Windows 95 wiki was deleted! -Meow (talk) 00:48, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Can't seem to upload files

I get this error, "Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file." Can it be fixed?-- 12:55, 13 August 2019 (UTC)


This is just crossing the line.

Also, if you reject this, this will prove how toxic you all are, and also prove you support harassment. Also, I might actually make a Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki page about your community. 06:34, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

That was done by a single user from our Discord who isn't a staff member. Overdoze (talk) 08:32, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Improved Windows Vista "about" screenshots

I've improved many Windows Vista builds 5435 to 5754 "about" screenshots to have Windows Aero + AeroShot. Coming up will be these builds: (you can help me with this)

I hope that change will improve future our wiki! Strix (talk) 14:18, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Windows 10/Server 20H2 and 21H1 pages should be deleted

I suggest that the Windows 10 20H2 and Windows 10 21H1 articles should be deleted. The same should be done to their server counterparts. These articles are just speculation. We don't know what the recent builds are of, as they are just active development builds of Windows 10.

To hold the Fast ring builds, we should make a page like Windows 10/Fast ring builds or similar, without any speculation. I feel like this should remove speculation and ambiguity about the Windows 10 active development builds and make the wiki better. -- 14:27, 12 April 2020 (UTC)



  1. -- ToMi (talk) 18:13, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
  2. -- BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 00:51, 13 April 2020 (UTC)


"We don't know what the recent builds are of, as they are just active development builds of Windows 10." I am not quite sure if you fully understand what you are talking about, anyway, I moved both 20H2 and 21H1 to Manganese for now to prevent confusion. When the 20H2 cumulative update development begins, it will get its own page again. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 02:26, 13 April 2020 (UTC)


make a sandbox209.107.216.61 19:40, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

BetaWiki:Sandbox --Winins (talk) 06:31, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Write dates in full

ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DD) format is uncommon in English prose, and should not be used within sentences. It looks quite ugly for months, for example, 2020-06.

More examples:

  • Imagine if we write about an event that has been taking place in 28 - 30 June 2020, how should we write that in ISO 8601, "2020-06-28 to 2020-06-30" or "2020-06-28 to 30"?
  • If we write "28, 29 and 30 June 2020" in common use, how should we write that in ISO 8601, "2020-06-28, 29 and 30" or something like that?
  • If we say "late June 2015", writing it as "late 2015-07" looks so ugly.

So, do you think we should write the date in full, like "30 June 2020" or "June 30, 2020"? Yue Ling (talk) 14:30, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

"30 June 2020" will be better. ToMi (talk | contribs) 17:02, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
You use the full ISO date for ranges. Either way, I am fine with using either in prose, as long as it is consistent, so you don't end up with articles that use both date-first and month-first. Don't use it in infoboxes for now, as they can't handle it, probably avoid using it in tables as well. Consider something like the Wikipedia's Manual of Style section on date formatting. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 08:19, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Put up a draft of the new policy onto the Guidelines page. (and yes, I was very inspired by the wikipedia policy at this) --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 21:26, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
I decided to go solely for the DMY format, as that is what the MediaWiki signatures already use, plus the MDY format doesn't really work that well in titles. Allowing both was an option I considered, but that would be quite inconsistent, which I think would look quite stupid on such a small wiki. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 11:19, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Allow me to upload files bigger than 2MB

Hi. I want to upload some screenshots of Windows 10 build 20158. There's one problem though, I can't upload files bigger than 2MB, I want to find a way to bypass this. Can the admins please make the file size limit bigger? File size of these pics are 2.1MiB. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 23:14, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

That might be a limitation of MediaWiki and not something the admins can change very easily. You could always just compress your images a bit. -Meow (talk) 22:56, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Should indefinite blocked users have their user pages deleted?

I think so. They are not coming back to BetaWiki, and they just take up space. -Meow (talk) 15:26, 3 July 2020 (UTC)


  1. Meow (talk) 15:26, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. ToMi (talk | contribs) 15:27, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 15:32, 3 July 2020 (UTC)


  1. They take up space even if deleted. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 16:01, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. Oftentimes funny to point and laugh at these people's userpages, especially the really young and dumb ones like Win2005/Kool Guy. Cosmo (talk) 16:08, 3 July 2020 (UTC)


Cosmo, you need to think about the users themselves. Do they really want that on BetaWiki after they are blocked? -Meow (talk) 16:13, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

One thing: remove some of the blank ones such as Microsoft Windows XP. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 16:16, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Also, even if this does not get implemented, ones like MCpillager need to go. -Meow (talk) 16:20, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
They can always contact me if they want their user pages gone. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 18:01, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Because MCpillager needs *so* much thought, especially when he made hundreds of articles screaming about raping people. See what Ryuzaki said. Cosmo (talk) 18:22, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Separating Windows RT/RT 8.1

Since Windows RT/RT 8.1 have different brand names, should we separate it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yue Ling (talkcontribs)


  1. Winins (talk) 07:50, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  2. Please see my talk on discord, #community-portal - Gus33000 (talk) 09:24, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  3. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 09:41, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  4. ToMi (talk | contribs) 10:35, 5 August 2020 (UTC)


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  2. BenjiMadden7850

Separations of Windows Products is not consistent

On the wiki a choice has been made to separate some products, like Windows Server 2008 from Windows Vista. This separation makes little sense, considering products like Windows NT 3.X Server, Windows NT 4.X Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 10 Server Rdsh, Hyper-V Server, Server Web 2008 are not separated. It however makes sense for Windows Server 2003, which branched off the main source tree, featuring different code, and a different codename. The same can be said as with server 2003 for XP MCE, and XP TabletPC. I am proposing that we agree on a standard to separate products in a consistent manner. There is also no difference between Windows RT and Windows 8, aside from the hardware it can run on. People have been doing separations based on the sole principle of if the branding is different, then it should be separated, but this is also not consistently applied with things like Windows Server Web, and thus, we lack a standard. An idea that could be adopted is to separate a product when the codename and the underlying binary code is different as with the rest. This would work for Tablet PC, MCE, Home Server, Server 2003 etc... but would consider things like Server 2008 the same. Relevant discord discussion: (please read for more background)


  1. We should separate things based on what almost everyone count. ThatRandomToast (talk) 13:38, 5 August 2020 (UTC)


  1. Gus33000 (talk) 09:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  2. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 09:42, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  3. ToMi (talk | contribs) 10:35, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  4. Winins (talk) 11:44, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  5. Ovctvct (talk) 13:50, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  6. Applegame12345i (talk)
  7. Cirrubec (talk) 14:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  8. WindowsBetaGeek (talk) 15:19, 5 August 2020 (UTC)