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Please list any issues you have with the recent Mediawiki upgrade here.

Not enough poo

Calendars is spilled wrong in this day in history. What's wrong with you, kid? Seriously, we need more poo slinging on this here website. Get me a beer woman.

Here's your problem, GIF animations don't work!

Am I the only one this is happening to? Only on this site, when I go to YTMND GIF animations work, but not here.

Nope, it's working for me... --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 12:04, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

My anti drug...

It seems that where i put the "my anti drug" is misplaced. It probably more relates to the notice saying that we've upgraded, but... still...--User:Zerotrousers/sig 06:57, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I am having the same problem. GAMESPOT=666 20:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Tom Mayfair is too. There probably is some way to fix it, but i'm rubbish at coding and i just nicked it off AAA!s userpage.--User:Zerotrousers/sig 23:51, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
That's because that thing uses absolute positioning, and the sitenotice knocks the rest or the page down a bit, leaving the absolutely positioned thing where it is. Nothing to do with 1.9. There's a way to fix it so it works even when there's a sitenotice, but it's totally not worth it. Spang talk 00:21, 24 Mar 2007

prefix= is broken

Seems that prefix= is broken. —Braydie 16:55, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Scary big edit links and missing edit buttons

The big edit links are scary, Mommy. --Ж Kalir, Crazy Indie Gamer (missile ponies for everyone!) 18:40, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I lost my Bold, italic and other buttons for editing... oh noes! My Signature button too! --Kenvalyi 18:41, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
The heck? Big distracting edit links and no editor buttons? How exactly is this an upgrade? --Zyrac
I lost my mind. But I think that was unrelated to the upgrade. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 19:59, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Oops, I messed up the date on my post. GUESS WHY. --Zyrac 20:04, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Ouch! Those corny big "edit" links are a plain eyesore. It's so ugly that I'm considering not using subsections in articles anymore (at least in my user page I'm sure I'll remove them). And what mean those red or green numbers that appear after the articles in "recent changes"? -- herr doktor needsAV2 Rocket [scream!] 21:04, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I think it's the gain/loss of characters...which is handy if you want to know if someone has blanked a page. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:23, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Now Alliteration and its children look stupid, what with those tiny tampered edit buttons...WHY did they have to put the edit section IN THE HEADER?! Its f*cking ugly. Atomik Spongeface 21:43, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure all these things will be fixed in due time. In the long run it will be worth it, all the cool kids were laughing at us for having a really old MediaWiki. D: —Braydie 21:45, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
This is due to the style for the edit section buttons being moved to the global CSS and removed from the inline HTML. However, Uncyclopedia has its own skin folder, so the CSS files, the JS files, and the PHP skin templates were not automatically upgraded with all the other Wikia (this will be a long term problem). This edit (clear your cache) should temporarily fix the edit buttons, but there will probably be more strange and minor things like this. --Splaka 22:25, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I got a warning to add more to my page and now i cant do it because the stupid buttons are gone! when is this gunna be fixed? -- Pysco Stewie 9:20, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

You can still edit, obviously. You just temporarily have to type more to add stuff. This is the future, man! We don't have time for time-saving buttons. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 14:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

The buttons should be back for now. Spang talk 03:44, 22 Mar 2007

wgBreakFrames is undefined

I get this error on every page I go to. It shows up in IE6 and IE7 on WinXP. Firefox 2 doesn't appear to have this problem. --Dr. Chuck 00:17, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

This is due to the abovementioned staleness of the Uncyclopedia skins folder (the variable should be defined in a script tag on the page itself, in a large block of useful variables). Unfortunately wikibits.js loads and executes that statement before any sitewide js is loaded, so there is no temporary fix available for this. --Splaka 09:10, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

JavaScript Bugs

My javascript and CSS files don't work. --Starnestommy (TalkContribsFFSWP) 00:22, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

My CSS files don't work either. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 01:41, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Spang said that his CSS and JS files work. --Starnestommy (TalkContribsFFSWP) 19:25, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
As is mine. —Braydie 19:31, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Replace any occurrence of addOnloadHook(functionName); with window.addEventListener('load', functionName, false); if you want this fixed now. Otherwise wait until the former function is fixed. Spang talk 03:44, 22 Mar 2007

In other news

Template:USERNAME and USERLINK have stopped working. Which many people will probably regard as a good thing, especially <insert name here>... --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 13:45, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

You has taken a lot of punishment thanks to this. Which many people will regard as a good thing...Retrofuture42 19:24, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
A cat is fine too... HellDragon 02:14, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcoming CSS

All the IPs talk show up as green. It's making my eyes go funny. Put it back please :/ User:Kjhf/sig 16:17, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Mine all show up in red. I chose a different color. But it would be great if someone fixed this. --General Insineratehymn 16:21, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed now, use the new code from this page. Spang talk 03:44, 22 Mar 2007

The title changing thing (Not the move button) is on the blink

See Things to do (Should read "Are you bored?" at the top of the page) for an example-Retrofuture42 16:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

I was just going to say that. User:Smiddle/sig 18:23, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed for now. Spang talk 03:44, 22 Mar 2007

articles don't change

articles don't change; same ones appear as leads for days at a time -- is this a tech issue or just lazy admins???The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

I'd say it's actually lazy users. Users are supposed to put their articles on the templates. Icons-flag-au Sir Cs1987 UOTM. t. c 03:48, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

"If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady..."


How do you put in pictures now? - BiGrIcH

The same way as always, [[Image:Crawhus.jpg |thumb|180px|right|''"If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady..."'']] Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 22:25, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Note: The picture insert button is currently in pugartory, along with the edit bar. Do not adjust your set, they may be operational soon! (Hopefully, they work on the wikipedia 1.9)-
Did it require any fixes? WW.lss 21:13, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
This is working now, thanks to hackity hacks. Spang talk 00:23, 24 Mar 2007

Non-collapsing Collapsibles

Collapsible sections of articles are not being collapsed now. Examples: Template:Australia, Euroipods. -- Mitch Icons-flag-au 22:30, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed for now. Spang talk 03:44, 22 Mar 2007

This is kind of minor, but uhh...

The nifty Welcoming tool that Splarka whipped up last summer now shows empty IP talk pages in addition to the empty user talk pages. Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 00:11, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed, see the page for the new code. Spang talk 03:18, 22 Mar 2007
Thank ye. Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 23:20, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


SEE TITLE! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! BENSON SUCKS CRAP!The preceding unsigned comment was added by Misingnoglic (talk • contribs)

/me distracts baby with something shiny. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 01:22, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I WANT THE EDITING BUTTONS BACK The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vendetta897 (talk • contribs)

Fixed for now. Spang talk 03:44, 22 Mar 2007
Woot! Spang, you're beautiful. Kenvalyi 11:56, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Some fixes...

The title template, the username template, and the expanding boxes should be working (anything that still uses the addOnloadHook function will fail for now). I'll see about temporarily fixing it so the edit buttons appear, but they may be fixed soon anyway. Spang talk 03:04, 22 Mar 2007

If any of these need permanent fixes at a deeper level, please report them at Wikia:MediaWiki 1.9. Thanks -- sannse@fandom (talk) 09:34, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
None of these three things is working for me at the mo - did you disable it all again? Oh, except those nifty edit buttons - ta for those. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 11:28, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Yah, turns out those fixes only worked in firefox. And IE refuses to be fixed (at least by my hand). And all these things need fixing at a deeper level, and have already reported them... we'll see how that turns out. Spang talk 03:44, 23 Mar 2007


there's rainbows in the top??? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

Haven't you heard? We've changed it to GayPrideWiki. --KATIE!! 14:49, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Queer eye for the wiki guy? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 15:21, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


I wanted to print some page (don't ask me why), but the "Printable" page is exactly the same as the normal page. tulcod 17:02, 22 march 2007 (CET)

Just print from your browser... it will automatically format correctly - this is an old thing rather than a 1.9 bug -- sannse@fandom (talk) 23:08, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
That probably means that your not connected to a printer, or that you need more green ink. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 17:41, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Watchlist M.I.A.?

I can't get to my watchlist. I just get a blank page. Pacific Coast Highway {talkcontribsWiki} 22:09, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

This was just fixed. Angela 22:19, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


Maybe it's just me but when I use to edit an article as a whole instead of by sections, the edittin' text box would be in the general area that you editted in even after you preview the changes. Now it starts at the top and you have to search for your edit again. SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 00:28, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Where's My Random Shortcut??

The old random article shortcut (Alt+X) isn't working anymore? Is that the way it's supposed to be in 1.9, or was it an oversight?

Realdeal 55 04:55, 23 March 2007 (UTC)


After moving a page it shows "Page "Unknowable Theory&redirect=no The Unknowable Theory" moved to "User:I say RRRawr/The Unknowable Theory". If we find any double redirects created by this move that you haven't fixed, you're gonna be in trouble!"

Where "Unknowable Theory&redirect=no The Unknowable Theory" links to "The". Eh, someone that wants to try and sort this just test move something and you'll see. —Braydie 13:56, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

That was me, my bad. I know how to fix it, will do it later. Spang talk 17:34, 24 Mar 2007
This is fixed, and even better than before now. Spang talk 04:56, 25 Mar 2007
Ooh - I want to move a page now to see what it says! Let's see, I think Kitten Huffing should really be at fsjkhglkjnfg... --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 09:23, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Can't undo revision

Tried undoing Democrats, but I can't.

BIG Problem

I think it made an elephant step on my computer...

New Awards

Does anyone even bother to visit Uncyclopedia:Vote for awards, decorations and honours anymore? We could use some new usless junk around here since no one bothers to use the old useless junk anymore. When was the last time anyone got a ninja star? --JohnQ.Public 12:13, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Can't fucking add fucking Uncyclofuckingpedia to the fucking goddamn motherfucking Firefox fucking search bar


Don't think that's a MediaWiki 1.9 upgrade problem. On that note, I shall now attempt to do that which you have requested. Ж Kalir, Crazy Indie Gamer (missile ponies for everyone!) 00:47, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth? Lt. High Gen. Grue The Few The Proud, The Marines
Problem solved. And I got no mom.


Aren't abnormalities the norm around here? I think we should be reporting normalities instead.

MUSH! ...rooms

The 'shrooms surrounding the notice suddenly became bigger than all of thee Mushroom Kingdom! WHY??!!!?!!!?? 0dd1 02:21, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

PANIC! Let's just hope the ponies don't come back! —rc (t) 02:52, 31 March 2007 (UTC)


What the title said. User:Smiddle/sig 16:26, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

ridiculously long formulas seem to be fucked up

see for example ~~ 18:53, 3 April 2007 (UTC) 18:53, 3 April 2007 (UTC) 18:53, 3 April 2007 (UTC)~

Solution: Make them less long. Horray! Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 04/3 22:17
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