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Missing "Talk:" prefix in RCsEdit

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I was looking at the RCs and Talk:Jobin was listed as just plain "Jobin". This is confusing. Could this issue be looked into? I am using Monobook, using (last I checked) the most recent version of Firefox on an old computer. Trak Nar Ramble on 08:52, November 8, 2012 (UTC)

  • I've been seeing it as well periodically throughout the day. Cade Calrayn StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit 08:53, November 8, 2012 (UTC)
    • I just saw the opposite issue: an article listed as its talk page. Screenshot on the right; you can clearly see what appears to be two listings of the same page, but clicking "diff" on the second one brings up the article, not the talk page. Vista, Firefox 16.0.2, Monobook. —MJ— Comlink 19:54, November 8, 2012 (UTC)
      • Hey, this should be fixed now. It was caused by a code change that had unexpected results and has now been reverted. Let me know if you see this issue anywhere else. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 03:43, November 9, 2012 (UTC)

Unable to create-protectEdit

I'm trying to create-protect File:Images.jpg, but when I click "protect" I get edit-, move-, and upload-protection options instead. Attempting to use those options on a non-existent page returns an error message. Why isn't it showing me the option of create-protection? I also notice that the deletion log entry still shows the page with a blue link on Special:Recentchanges, though it is red on Special:Log/delete. —MJ— Training Room 17:19, November 14, 2012 (UTC)

The link is also blue here on this page, as I just noticed. —MJ— War Room 17:48, November 14, 2012 (UTC)
According to someone — it might have been Grunny — it's a caching issue that prevents newly deleted pages from being protected. Same goes for the apparent redlink issue. Give it some time and see if it gets fixed. 1358 (Talk) 18:16, November 14, 2012 (UTC)
Works now. I figured it might have something to do with caching. —MJ— Training Room 18:35, November 14, 2012 (UTC)

No JavaScript or images on Firefox 16Edit

I'm getting almost no images, just blank spaces the size of the image, and absolutely no JavaScript is loading. Vista/Monobook/Firefox 16.0.2. IE9 does not have this problem. Anybody else seeing this? —MJ— Comlink 23:28, November 23, 2012 (UTC)

Upgraded to Firefox 17.0 and the problem disappeared. —MJ— Comlink 23:33, November 23, 2012 (UTC)

RSS feedEdit

(copied from Forum:SH:MediaWiki 1.19 upgrade)

  • The RSS feed from Wookieepedia NewsNet that's displayed on the Main Page is cutting off all NewsNet post titles after an apostrophe. For example, "Tinwe: May's Wookieepedian of the Month" is just showing up as "Tinwe: May" . Menkooroo (talk) 21:26, June 26, 2012 (UTC)
  • Wikia Update: - Can confirm the issue, have filed a bug ticket about this this morning. --daNASCAT @fandom 14:12, July 6, 2012 (UTC)
  • This appears to have been fixed. If it's still doing it on your end, let us know. —MJ— Comlink Saturday, July 14, 2012, 01:42 UTC
    • I don't think it's fixed. I edited all the titles to remove apostrophes so that they would display in full. Menkooroo (talk) 20:43, July 15, 2012 (UTC)
      • Ah, I didn't notice that. I've reverted the [RESOLVED] tag. Actually, could you re-edit the titles to put the apostrophes (or at least one) back? Otherwise, we really have no way of knowing when this is fixed. —MJ— Holocomm Monday, July 16, 2012, 00:38 UTC
        • I don't know if that would help at this point, since it doesn't seem to be updating at all now. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 01:24, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
          • "The Wackiest of Wookieepedia" is now "The Wackiest of Wookieepedia's Wacky." I'll keep checking over the next few days to see if it shows up. Menkooroo (talk) 04:35, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
            • That article will be off of the Main Page soon, so I removed the apostrophe from the title and added it to the newest one. "Dangerdan97 brings home the Wookieepedian of the Month's trophy." Keep an eye on the Main Page. Menkooroo (talk) 03:19, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
              • Now it should be "DarthPrime — the mystery man of the month" on which you should keep your eye. If this is fixed, it will read "DarthPrime — the mystery man of the month’s month." Menkooroo (talk) 06:28, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
                • Looks like the problem exists for hyphens, too. Changed the three dashes to a colon. Menkooroo (talk) 01:03, October 15, 2012 (UTC)
  • Now the DarthPrime entry has disappeared from the Main Page completely. All that's there is the datestamp. No article title or link. —MJ— Jedi Council Chambers 02:28, November 23, 2012 (UTC)

Notes and references pointing me in the wrong directionEdit

  • Latest version of Firefox, Windows XP and Vista (has happened on two different computers), Monobook. If I'm browsing the "Notes and references" section of an article and I click on a ref, it should take me to that ref's position in the article, but it doesn't. It takes me to the wrong ref entirely. Weirdly enough, if it's a ref note that appears multiple times, clicking on one of the various incarnations (eg 4.0, 4.1, 4.2) will take me to the right place, but if it's a ref note that appears once, clicking on the arrow will lead me astray. For example, in today's Featured article, Brooks Carlson, clicking on the arrow next to refs [8], [9], [10], and [11] takes me to where ref [3] is in the article. Ref [3] is the first reference that only appears once. It seems to have taken over all of the other references that only appear once. I get the same problem with other articles, too --- the first ref note that only appears once is the one to which I get pointed whenever I click on any reference note that only appears once. Menkooroo (talk) 03:05, November 26, 2012 (UTC)
    • I've noticed this too. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 03:09, November 26, 2012 (UTC)
      • I committed the code fix for this yesterday and it will go live next Wednesday. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 14:27, November 27, 2012 (UTC)
        • Fix is now live and it is working. Will archive this in a moment. —MJ— War Room 07:11, December 6, 2012 (UTC)

Weird rollback problem Edit

I've encountered this on here and on another wiki. When I go to rollback an edit, the rollback is successful, but I'm given the message that it failed because it was already rolled back by me. I just encountered this on another wiki, so I'll copy/paste what it said there.

Rollback failed

Cannot roll back edit to Christopher Thorndyke by (talk · block · contribs) because someone else has edited the page.

The last revision was by Trak Nar (talk · contribs).
The edit summary was: "Reverted edits by (talk

So... I rolled back the page, but the rollback failed because I had already rolled back the page before I rolled back the page. Rollbackception? The rollback works, but seeing this message is really irritating, especially since it is wiki-wide, as exemplified above. Trak Nar Ramble on 02:09, December 1, 2012 (UTC)

I got this the other day as well, but forgot to report it. Took me several minutes to figure out what happened. —MJ— Training Room 02:20, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
Just an update: The problem is still present. I mostly ignore it now, as I know the rollback works, but last I checked, as of yesterday, it's still there. Trak Nar Ramble on 07:17, December 6, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, this has been happening a while for me, pretty much intermittently. 1358 (Talk) 10:43, December 6, 2012 (UTC)
Just an update on this. This is ticketed as and has an Engineer investigating, so a fix hopefully won't be far away. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 13:03, December 6, 2012 (UTC)
...and the fix has been committed and will go live next week. Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 05:59, December 7, 2012 (UTC)

Special:Uncategorizedpages bug Edit

This has been like this for a while now, and for the most part, I've ignored it, but really... I'd rather know what's going on and what can be done to fix this. For whatever reason, the Special:Uncategorizedpages has Battle of the Nazzri system (Mandalorian Wars) listed, even though, last I checked, it is categorized. Hell, I'll check it right now. I opened it up in the edit tab and right there at the bottom is its category. So, what's going on? Why is it listed? Trak Nar Ramble on 09:21, December 24, 2012 (UTC)

That's... bizarre. It also looks like a Wikia or MediaWiki bug; either way, it should be reported to Special:Contact/bug. —MJ— War Room 20:05, December 24, 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I tried something. I removed all three categories from the article, saved, and then reverted. We'll find out tonight when the report updates if the hard removal and re-addition of the categories fixes it. Otherwise, go forward with reporting it to Wikia. —MJ— Comlink 20:09, December 24, 2012 (UTC)
That did the trick! I'll remember that for next time I find an odd bug like that. Trak Nar Ramble on 06:47, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

Help pages duplicate headers Edit

I had this really weird bug when opening any page in the Help namespace — every heading seems to have duplicate text. I'm using Monobook in Firefox 17 on Kubuntu 12.10; however, I can confirm it also happened logged out (=using Oasis) in Chrome. Bypassing the cache (ctrl+shift+r) didn't seem to help. See this pic. 1358 (Talk) 14:46, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

I believe this bug has already been fixed and will go live with the next release. Let me know if it reappears after Wednesday (SF time). Cheers, grunny@wookieepedia:~$ 14:55, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Mesed up top bar Edit

This isn't really a bug, but I figured it would best go here. At the moment, several words on the top bar are coming on without caps or have two words joined together, The ones this is happening too are navigation, current events, featured articles, help and all pages under the interaction section except upload images. I don't know if this is happening to anyone else, so I wanted to ask here. This is happening on the normal wikia skin. Commander Code-8 G'day, mate 09:53, January 25, 2013 (UTC)

  • Can you take a screenshot and upload it somewhere (for example Also, what browser and operating system are you using? 1358 (Talk) 10:45, January 25, 2013 (UTC)

Recent Changes is broken... again Edit

This looks to be Wikia-wide, and no doubt others have noticed and probably reported it. The Recent Changes is not collapsing multiple edits, and the AJAX is broken. I'm using the Monobook skin in Chrome. Trak Nar Ramble on 02:15, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

  • I also cannot see AJAX. Stake black msg 02:18, March 1, 2013 (UTC)
    • Either someone did something, or the issue resolved itself, as things seem to be in working order now. Trak Nar Ramble on 02:42, March 1, 2013 (UTC)
      • I had this problem at work today, but I assumed it was due to recent changes by my corporate network to restrict Java. <-Omicron(Leave a message at the BEEP!) 02:46, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

Possible image bug Edit

After deleting this nonsense, I've noticed that the image does not go away entirely. The image is deleted, but the file history and all remains. I checked in with others on IRC and they too have noticed it. I haven't noticed this before after deleting an image. Is this a new bug? Or was something incorrectly done when the user uploaded the image? JangFett (Talk) 03:48, July 25, 2013 (UTC)

  • Nevermind, it's just lag. However, I'll be keeping an eye on this. JangFett (Talk) 03:50, July 25, 2013 (UTC)

Existant redlink Edit

Apparently when I go here, the 2013 history section link (at the top) appears as a redlink yet when I press, it exists. Thanks. Winterz (talk) 03:26, February 1, 2014 (UTC)

The standard solution to this is to purge the server cache, which I just did. It works for me now. Let me know if it's still not working for you. —MJ— Training Room 04:32, February 1, 2014 (UTC)
No need, it's already working! ;) Winterz (talk) 05:25, February 1, 2014 (UTC)

Opening crawl overflow Edit

The Opening crawl template forces one to scroll down and to the side, because Wikia. (This bug is apparently absent in Monobook, god bless its outdated soul.)
Now this is a fairly simple manual fix, if you go through every use of the template and add

 |text=<pre class="nostyle" style="overflow:hidden;">It is a period of civil war...

etcetera (all credit to User:WhereIsMyMind). However this bug will still be there, stalking, waiting for someone to forget to place the text without that style, and then it will strike. It also kinda bothers me a little, you know, aesthetically. -- Zero-ELEC (talk) 17:37, December 13, 2014 (UTC)
(Postscript: Also, I added that to a bunch of pages already, I hope it doesn't disturb anyone)

Thanks. I actually just implemented a fix directly in the template code itself that will enforce that formatting in all usages. Thus the literal pre tags are now totally redundant and are no longer required in each transclusion, as verified by removing from from the ROTJ article. :) —MJ— War Room 05:55, December 14, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, perfect! Thanks for the prompt response! I'm going to go ahead and remove the pre tags from any articles I find. -- Zero-ELEC (talk) 08:54, December 14, 2014 (UTC)
While you're welcome to do so, if you'd rather save the effort, I've requested a bot run to remove those tags, as there are a few hundred transclusions. —MJ— Comlink 00:54, December 15, 2014 (UTC)

CAN page Edit

I started using the Wikia skin, and the project pages for comp articles are not transposing unto the main CAN page. Corellian PremierJedi symbolThe Force will be with you always 01:58, January 21, 2015 (UTC)

"I started using the Wikia skin" Well, there's your problem. :P More seriously, I'll investigate shortly. —MJ— Jedi Council Chambers 06:27, January 21, 2015 (UTC)
Works fine for me. Can you be a bit more descriptive about what the problem is? What's your browser and operating system? Can you upload a screenshot of the issue? —MJ— Holocomm 06:30, January 21, 2015 (UTC)
Firefox v. 35, Vista. I'll edit the project nomination page, and then when I click the button to go back to the CAN page the (<go to CAN button), the regular CAN page does not reflect the edit to nomination. Corellian PremierJedi symbolThe Force will be with you always 19:22, January 21, 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I get it now. This is not a bug, just a normal thing in that the server-side cache of a page doesn't always update immediately when a template on that page is edited. Purging the server cache will fix it. —MJ— Training Room 07:29, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

Recent Images box missing? Edit

In Monobook the Recent Images box that appears under the Recent Edits box seems to have disappeared. Bug or a new preference that is disabled as a default? --Clonehunter(Report your W.M.D.) 02:54, March 6, 2015 (UTC)

What box are you talking about? Monobook has never had such a box; only the default Wikia skin does. Are you confused about which skin is which? —MJ— Holocomm 05:36, March 9, 2015 (UTC)
It is, as MJ said, something that only appears in the Wikia skin. This change was scheduled to be made but, due to a communication error, it went live a little earlier than planned. We (as in Wikia) are working on some updates to the right rail and, during investigation, we found the photo module has very low interaction rates. After a review, we've decided that restoring it (and removing it again in the near-future) doesn't make sense. We therefore opted to not restore it, which is why you no longer see it. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 05:45, March 9, 2015 (UTC)
Yah, I got the skins confused. Too bad, I liked that box to see what kind of new images were coming through. Ah, well. --Clonehunter(Report your W.M.D.) 17:10, March 9, 2015 (UTC)

incomplete archive Edit

At least one completed CT thread is missing from the Consensus track archive. I don't know whether this is a clerical error or a bug in the code that generates this page's content. Asithol (talk) 04:12, February 24, 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks, fixed. 1358 (Talk) 18:50, February 24, 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks! (I was going to archive this bug, as instructed up top, but that appears to be something only an admin can do.) Asithol (talk) 19:47, February 25, 2016 (UTC)

a bug, in {{fact}} Edit

There's a weird bug seemingly related to the {{Fact}} template, though I haven't been able to replicate it (even by copy/pasting the buggy text) so I can't say for sure.

To see it in action, edit the LEGO#Expanded Universe section; remove the seemingly unnecessary <br /> tag, leaving the blank line following it to indicate a new paragraph; and preview the page (in Desktop mode, since Mobile strips out {{Fact}}). Notice that, despite the blank line that universally signals wikis to begin a new paragraph, the paragraph break has mysteriously vanished.

Or, if it hasn't, that's interesting too, because it implies the bug is browser- or skin-specific. Asithol (talk) 15:15, July 3, 2016 (UTC)

  • Fixed. Didn't seem to like the category coming last for some reason. Green Tentacle (Talk) 16:16, July 3, 2016 (UTC)

split personality Edit

Hi! Composite-beam laser is a Legends article. It leads off with {{Eras|imp|reb|new|type=legends}}, so the Legends banner appears at the top. It links to Legends articles and has Legends appearances. It is clearly trying its best to be a Legends article. Yet the Canon tab is the one highlighted, and the Legends tab merely redirects back to the same page (seemingly the result of a page move a couple months ago). In other words, everything in the page's source indicates it should be a Legends page (the word "canon" appears nowhere in the source); why is it appearing under the Canon tab? Asithol (talk) 00:20, October 12, 2016 (UTC)

  • The problem is that the /Legends page exists, even as a redirect. It needs to be deleted for the tabs to work properly, because right now the eras template thinks that the existence of the /Legends page means the actual page should be marked as Canon. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 00:26, October 12, 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the explanation, Brandon. I've requested deletion of the /Legends page. Asithol (talk) 01:36, October 12, 2016 (UTC)
      • Incidentally "type=legends" is normally redundant on a Legends article with an Eras tag that specifies specific eras, except it seems that in this case it's actually forcing it to display the Legends banner. Once the /Legends page is deleted, then it should be removed. ProfessorTofty (talk) 03:16, October 13, 2016 (UTC)
        • I've removed the CSD tag as there's a ton of pages linking to the /Legends version. Those should be re-linked before deletion. 1358 (Talk) 18:46, October 16, 2016 (UTC)

problem with search? also requesting redirects Edit

i hope this is the right place to ask for help? Sometimes search replaces the spaces between words with underscores, and returns zero results because there are no underscores in the page title, even though there are underscores in the website address.

As i said at Talk:Star_Wars_Book_I:_Skywalker_Strikes:

When i try to visit Skywalker Strikes, i get this:

Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

The article you requested (Skywalker Strikes) does not exist. You can:

   create an article with that title
   search for Skywalker Strikes on Wookieepedia. 

If you want to create a new article, please check the title to make sure it complies with the Wookieepedia Manual of Style and naming policy, so others won't have to do this later. If you want to create an article under another title, type it in the box below and click the Create button to open the edit page.

When i use the link to "search for Skywalker Strikes, it searches for "Skywalker_Strikes" instead of "Skywalker Strikes":

http COLON SLASH SLASH starwars DOT wikia DOT com/wiki/Special:Search?search=Skywalker_Strikes&fulltext=Search

No results found.

Am i doing something wrong? (i also noted that something similar happened with The Gathering Storm.)

Help! Please, help! 04:10, May 7, 2017 (UTC)

Said the same thing at Talk:Poe_Dameron_7:_The_Gathering_Storm.

Please redirect Skywalker Strikes to Star_Wars_Book_I:_Skywalker_Strikes and redirect The Gathering Storm to Poe_Dameron_7:_The_Gathering_Storm. Please also move PL-I to PL-1.

  • With some help from TK-999 from Fandom staff, this should now be fixed. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 00:07, May 15, 2017 (UTC)
    • Fixed the name of PL-1. Thanks for noticing that! Asithol (talk) 07:46, May 17, 2017 (UTC)

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