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You broke GWiki for browsers

Since some time, about 1-3 weeks I can't remember exactly, the Guildwiki is broken. Following issues:

  • Internet Explorer 6: Huge spacer on the right side which serves no purpose other than make a scrollbar appear
  • When in the field where you type stuff like comments, like I am doing now, you can write "outside" of the box,

it's kinda hard to explain, when you type, the typing will just go outside on the right side and you can't see what you type anymore

  • Opera 9: Same annoying spacer on the right side,
  • can't even contribute anymore in Opera, since when you press "Save Page", it will show a preview, and that preview is BLANK.

Everything worked fine before, please look into these issues. -- 14:43, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm not certain, but it sounds like all of those are issues with the new Monaco skin (which was forced on us by Wikia). I suggest you create an account, then follow the directions here to set your skin to the classic (and bug-free) Monobook. As a bonus, using Monobook while logged-in will also remove almost all the ads from the site. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 15:24, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Quizzical (iirc) also filed a complaint about Opera being completely disfunctional. However, he didn't say anything about a white space, afaik.. O_o" IE6 is just a hopeless browser ;) --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:35, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
No matter if a browser is "hopeless" or not, it's not like they're using a 10-year old program. There's no reason for it to be broken to hell like it is. Revert the default skin to Monobook until Monaco isn't crawling with bugs. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 17:21, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Generally a newer version is a version with less bugs and (visual) glitches, mrite? --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 17:25, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
True for IE6-7, but what about the Opera problems? And some people still prefer IE6 over 7, I was one of them, but I got so annoyed with wiki not working right in 6, that I finally cracked and downloaded 7. I think wiki should be a type of site that works ALWAYS, instead of being specialized to one single browser. It has a very large userbase, both net-savvy and not, and it should keep that in mind. Leave the fancy crap out if it doesn't work for half of the users out there. RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 18:29, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Actually, Microsoft just needs to figure out that standards compliance is a "good thing", then 99% of the browser-compatibility issues will go away (because 99% of them are caused by people coding websites for IE, which is maybe 50% standards-compliant, instead of coding to the standards, of which Firefox and Opera are 99%-compliant). All figures in the preceding comment are gross estimates, don't take them as fact!Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 18:40, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
As for IE, I have run GWiki in the latest versions of IE and it looks fine. However I will check again. The site should work in all browsers. I don't use Opera myself but I will investigate it. I will see what I can do to make sure that Gwiki works reasonably well in all browsers. In the meantime, I do recommend making an account so that it doesn't stop you from contributing and using Guild Wiki. —JediRogue 18:47, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Alright I just previewed GWiki in IE7 and it looks fine. I cannot make any guarantees about older versions so I recommend upgrading. I'll look into Opera later today. —JediRogue 18:51, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Heya. The Opera problem is a known issue and we're working to resolve it. I anticipate that it will be fixed soon. The bugs with IE6 are problems with the GuildWiki custom CSS (rather than Monaco itself), and I've been playing around with and working to fix for you. Unfortunately, there aren't any useful debugging tools for IE6, so it's a pretty big pain to figure out the problems. Fortunately, for IE, the bugs are annoyances ... I think all the show-stopping bugs are gone. If any of you CSS gurus are bored and want to try to fix some of the IE6 bugs, I've set up a test wiki here ... I can make you a sysop if you want to play around without flooding GuildWiki's recent changes. --KyleH (talk) 19:16, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
As the problems seem to be in monaco.css, logged in IE6 users can just switch to another Monaco theme if they don't like Monobook. Better yet, switch to a browser that supports CSS2 properly. --◄mendel► 01:01, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
IE6 is not the latest version of IE. I don't feel obligated to make us compatible with browsers that should be updated—JediRogue 03:23, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
For browsing, the wiki doesn't look appreciably different in Opera 9.51 from Firefox 3.0.1. There is a very thin empty space just left of the scroll bar in both browsers, but it looks fine to me. Opera does have a sidebar feature that sometimes shows up at nuisance times if you click on something wrong; by default, it appears on the left side, though, not the right. If that's your problem, F4 will get rid of it.
The problem with Opera right now is that some Wikia bug prevents the browser from saving edits. If you're only going to read the wiki, and not edit anything, Opera works just fine. Indeed, I'd argue that it works better than Firefox, mainly because of mouse gestures that make it easier to navigate pages. The Wand is also quite useful when the wiki logs you out. Quizzical 05:44, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, then don't hesitate to add mouse gestures to firefox here. --◄mendel► 08:58, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Question Reguarding Wigets

Not sure if this is where I should be asking this, but I can't figure out any better place :P. Getting good use out of the widget tools that have been put in place, but there is a major annoyance regarding the watchlist widget. It doesn't show new watchlist pages as bolded like in your regular watchlist. This makes the tool pretty much useless. Is there any way that we would have for it to bold new entries in the widget sidebar? -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 23:54, 21 August 2008 (UTC)