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WTF Wikia

Why, Wikia? WHY?!

As you can see, Wikia's done something, and as usual, they did it wrong. I want my old links back. In particular, my watchlist, now annoyingly called "followed pages," is garbage. This must not be. Necropaxx (T) {~} Wednesday, 08:52, Sep 8 2010

Yeah - where's my "edit watchlist" link, Wikia? Eh? EH? --UU - natter UU Manhole 09:08, Sep 8
Yeah, and I like how it isn't at all functional. "OH LOOK! THESE ARE THE PAGES YOU IZ FOLLOWING! TRY TO GUESS WHICH ONES HAVE CHANGED RECENTLY! OH WAIT U CAN'T! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!" Fucking shit... MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 09:11, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. Manually typing the URL for Special:Watchlist is a pain in the ass, and will probably make the site unusuable for me when accessing it from my phone. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 09:16, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Well I think we all agree we're looking forward to Wikia putting our shit back the fuck where it was. Now lets all sit here and wait til it gets done. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
They also seem to have removed the sighidden function, as my sig sadly illustrates. SOCKY ANGRY! SOCKY SMASH! Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 09:28, 8 September 2010
I do love it when developers get to change stuff that in their infinite wisdom they presume to be "useful" without actually asking the users or seemingly doing any research to see how functionality is actually utilised by said users.....maybe asking the community for their opinion before instigating a major change? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
I still looks rightly when you're on your userpage. For now (Dun dun DUN!). Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 10:03, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Nope. Now it's bad there too. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 10:05, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Dittoes. Put Special:Watchlist back there at the top of every page. Also, if you must change "watch" to "follow," be consistent about it. Spıke Ѧ 15:29 8-Sep-10

Am I the only one now experiencing a broken rating box as well?


No seriously, it's a fucking eyesore like this... What the fuck Wikia?

Wikia just likes breaking stuff. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 09:31, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

You need to download the software patch from Microsoft Wikia and it should resolve itself. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Ah, okay. That's the one where I also have to get a lobotomy correct? I've been trying to avoid that... I'm not sure if multiple brain surgeries each year is safe... MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 09:44, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Me, I don't download code from just anyone. Not Skype, not Wikia. Meanwhile, I like the way the "1" rating is out of alignment. Obviously done to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously. Spıke Ѧ 15:34 8-Sep-10

I must also say I admire how they managed to break VFH, as well. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 10:23, September 8, 2010 (UTC) there anything they can't fuck up? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Yeah, VFH and ratings box are blown out. There are probably other goodies and timebombs which we'll discover as the day goes on. Aleister 11"3333333333333333333333333333333 888///djig88d 9d99fg9
Like how on recent changes the (+whatever amount of overall content added) is no longer shown as green and (-overall content) is no longer red. Makes it a bit harder to spot people blanking sections on pages. Thanks Wikia. You guys are great at fucking stuff up and helping vandals. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 11:38, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, and the rating box appears normally when logged out. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 12:26, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
It looks like it's just a matter of loss of css functionality with the ratings and the signatures and the VFH... as to where the watchlist went, though, that was just cruel. Cruel! Thing is bloody useless! I shall not be closing my old tabs that link to the proper one, oh no. Or maybe I'll just go hang out on illogicopedia and wikipedia for a while. Surely their sheer oppositeness will cancel each other out and... er... *sob* ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 13:48 (UTC)

Wikia have fucking fucked everything like the fucking fuckers they are

Our CSS has been/is being formally and brutally raped -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 15:36, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

lulz - Wikia did a better job at trolling you guys than me - damn The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

What would you think about putting an "announcement" up that had a link to Special:Watchlist? At least it'd get a link back to the top of the screen so we don't have to use bookmarks. I feel like the site has been made almost unnavigable as it is. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 15:56, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Dude, you've been around long enough to know how to sign your comments. Don't be stupid. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 15:57, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 15:59, September 8, 2010 (UTC) Sorry about that, I'll be sure to do it right from now on.
16:09, September 8, 2010 (UTC) wut? eye wahznt' talkin' boat u hype? aye wuz tulkn 2 hour ip friend. MegaPleb  Dexter111344  Complain here 16:09, September 8, 2010 (UTC) MegaPleb  Dexter111344  Complain here
I second this announcement idea. Having to roundabout through special pages is just annoying. (incidentally, the roundabout for followed pages is shorter, anyhow) ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 16:53 (UTC)

Hey guys

Apparently, this was all caused by Sarah Manley's cat. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 15:54, 8 September 2010

It's Avatar's cat, actually. --M.mendel 20:25, September 8, 2010 (UTC)


Another glitch. When I search for links of article names, or categorize a page I usually type [[Category: or the [[First word of the article, and the list appeared underneath it, very close to the typing. Now it is wayyyy at the bottom, and much of the list is hidden because of the "new" placement. This was one of the things I liked best about our wiki, the ease of finding links. Now that has been played with by some new kid trying to earn his oats on Wikia. Aleister 17:01 8 9

Yeah, I already brought that up on Wikia's Facebook. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 17:05, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

Since Wikia can't get off their arses, I fixed it.

Ctrl + F5 and everything will be all roses. Now, who's going to suck my cock first? -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 17:04, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

Each time you log in, or just once? The fix I mean, not the sucking of the cock. Aleister moments later
Only once, now get on your knees -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 17:07, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
VFH, the rating bar, etc., look fine now, but the watchlist link is still not where it needs to be. I click on that thing a hundred times a day! Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 17:07, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
That is a result of a change to MediaWiki, the only way to make it like it was is to code some javascript to replace it at runtime or... wait till Wikia fix it (assuming this is even a bug and not in fact intentional) - and when I say "intentional" I mean "was intended to apply to us", because there's no two ways about the fact that Wikia deliberately replaced that link. -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 17:13, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Everything is good now (ie. the old way) except the watchlist. Can we make a redirect so we don't have to type Special:Watchlist all the time? --Black Flamingo 17:20, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Or make an announcementy thingy! *flails* ...please. ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 17:22 (UTC)
I'd prefer the announcement thing, but creating a redirect at, say, wl wouldn't be too bad. I'd do it myself, but I'm nervous about admin-related nonconsenensual sex as a consequence of cross-namespace linkage. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 17:24, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Calm the fuck down, guys! Oli is on the case! MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 17:27, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

The best workaround I've found

If you have a look at my user page, at least this way my watchlist is just two clicks away. Not as good as one, but it's the best I've come up with. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 17:27, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

So whenever we want to access our watchlist we have to visit your userpage? Cool. --Black Flamingo 17:29, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Um, in case that's not a joke, I'm suggesting you stick the same link on your own userpage so you can click the "Black_flamingo11" link at the top and then the "My watchlist" link on the top of your userpage. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 18:01, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

A better workaround

GO HERE and edit the page then insert the code below:

document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="'
  + '' 
  + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>');

To be honest, I'm tempted to stick it in the site Javascript and tell Wikia to shove it. Oh and as ever, CTRL + F5 and/or clear your browser cache -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 17:30, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

I like the tell wikia to shove it idea. Especially since I'd have to remove or do something with that image Aleister put on my userpage for this other thing to be of much use... ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 17:38 (UTC)
Oh, wait, nevermind... I see what this is. ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 17:40 (UTC)
lolwut? -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 17:50, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Nothing, nevermind. I mixed up you and Hyperbole, okay? ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 17:55 (UTC)
No, I'm actually deeply offended and distraught by this. -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 18:08, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Will you feel better if I start calling you Hyperbole and Hyperbole Olipro? Except I guess I'm calling Olipro Olipro, since you're Hyperbole... ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 18:12 (UTC)
And on an unrelated note, sannse has confirmed it actually is a fuckup, so this code is going in the site JS. -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 18:27, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Well, that's reassuring... Hyperbole. ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 18:31 (UTC)
Thanks. smelly poopoohead -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 18:41, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, sometimes I get Lyrithya and Smelly Poopoohead mixed up, too. Just remember: Lyrithya is the one who's a girl, and Smelly Poopoohead is the one whose head both looks and smells like human feces. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 18:50, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, she's a woman, well that explains everything -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 18:52, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
It also explains why I'm prettier than both of you. ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 18:58 (UTC)
Nonsense. I am a pretty pretty princess. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 19:04, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Oh yeah? Well, I'm a prettier pretty... pretty! ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 19:12 (UTC)
Are you saying you're a sock of User:Prettiestpretty? Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 19:19, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Would we admit it if we were? ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 21:08 (UTC)
Not unless I threw down with some kind of prettiness challenge. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 21:26, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I'd win. I'm prettier. *strikes a manly pose* ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 21:39 (UTC)
Did anyone ever tell you you're smoking hot when you're being manly? Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 22:28, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Are you planning to refute it? ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100908 - 23:19 (UTC)
Au contraire! However, "smoking hot in a masculine kind of way" does not necessarily equate to "pretty." Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 23:56, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I... I am pretty! *sniffle* ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100909 - 00:05 (UTC)
I'm the prettiest of all. My mirror confirms this. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 14:08, September 9, 2010 (UTC)
Psh. I'm so pretty mirrors shrivel up and die when they see me. There are no words to exceed what actions say. ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100909 - 15:51 (UTC)
Pah! I'm so pretty that it messed up the top links on this website. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:09, September 9, 2010 (UTC) I'm still prettier. ~ Pointy (talk) (stalk) -- 20100909 - 21:59 (UTC)

a workaround with jQuery

See w:Forum:Restoring the monobook watchlist link to find

// restore watchlist link
$("#pt-following").html('<a href="/wiki/Special:Watchlist" title="The list of pages you are monitoring for changes [l]" accesskey="l">my watchlist</a>');

--M.mendel 20:21, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

It's back

Without executing any workarounds; now called "watchlist" (no initial capital). But Alt-Shift-L still isn't back. Spıke Ѧ 21:41 8-Sep-10

UM, my watchlist has been missing for months

And continues to be missing. What makes you all so special?  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  11 Sep 2010 ~ 04:05 (UTC)

We didn't sit quietly by for months, perhaps... why's yours conked, anyhow? ~ Pointy *shifty eyes* (talk) (stalk) -- 20100911 - 04:07 (UTC)
It's because Happytimes uses the Monaco skin, like an idiot. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 04:15, September 11, 2010 (UTC)
I use the "default" everything. (It's not that I couldn't change things, it's just that I can't be bothered to figure out how to do it, and then do it.)  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  11 Sep 2010 ~ 04:23 (UTC)
Go here and then click on the "Skins" tab. Scroll down to the bottom and select the Uncyclopedia skin. Uncheck the "Let admins override my choice" thing if need be. I suspect that you originally signed up with Wikia, not Uncyclopedia. Would I be correct in this assumption? If so, that could explain why it isn't enabled for you automatically (though it still should be). MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 04:34, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

I'm not

Experiencing any troubles. I guess I'm awesome like that--If you're 555 then I'm Number of the Beast Talk What's it like to be a heretic? 18:45, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

This is because you appear to have missed it by three days. It's all been fixed already. ~ Pointy *shifty eyes* (talk) (stalk) -- 20100911 - 21:10 (UTC)
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