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Just a heads-up. Enochf 13:56, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

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  • You should see it in Firefox. The eras symbols work perfectly fine, but the scroll boxes are blank and several stub templates are displaying as code. -- I need a name (Complain here) 13:58, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
    • There was also a problem with the "The Star Wars films" box on the main page, but that's been fixed.--Lord OblivionSith holocronSith Emblem 14:08, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Many of the templates (stubs, rhere etc.) are displaying as code in IE as well, at least on my screen. --Tinwe 14:12, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
    • This has been happening for a while, ever since Sikon changed the template. However, for some strange reason, it only affects IE7 on my laptop, and not IE6 on my desktop. Jorrel Fraajic Wiki-shrinkable 15:14, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Same problems for me in IE - \\Captain Kwenn// Ahoy! 15:16, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
        • Here's another picture, showing more of the double- and triple-layering of the titles, and the centered era boxes. Jorrel Fraajic Wiki-shrinkable 22:33, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


  • About the stub and disambiguation templates, you say they are displaying as code? Can someone post a screenshot? A while back I standardized some of the template styling, but it should not have caused any problems. I tested everything in Opera, Firefox, and IE6, so if there is a problem it has to do with IE7.–SentryTalk 22:18, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
    • It's IE7. IE6 works perfectly, no scrunching of the titles, and no centered shortcut boxes.
  • Well, I guess my new image is a little reundant now, but here's a link anyway. File:ClearerDemonstration.JPG Enochf 22:43, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Sorry if I wasn't very clear. The era icon glitch is a known IE7 issue and I think that Sikon has been working on it. I was referring to I need a name and Tinwe's statement that "several stub templates are displaying as code" and "Many of the templates (stubs, rhere etc.) are displaying as code in IE as well, at least on my screen".–SentryTalk 23:48, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Hmm, well, I was getting some odd code showing up in the early morning hours, but I didn't get any screenshots, and the problem seems to have cleared up since then. Enochf 23:51, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
        • Yes, no more weird codes appearing at my end either. Hurray! :) The era icons are still all wonky though, but I guess I'll just have to live with that. --Tinwe 10:47, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
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  • Weeks go by, problem still remains. Seems to me it makes the site look amateurish if it has display problems for Internet Explorer. How many workplaces and home PCs use Foxfire anyway? Enochf 22:25, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but I think it's totally lame to argue that it works fine in Firefox and that IE-users will just have to live with messed up pages. KEJ 22:49, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I agree. My one computer seems to, for some reason, despise the downloading of Firefox (not sure why), so I'm stuck with IE6 (Hates IE7 for some reason too). And my laptop doesn't belong to me, so I can't upgrade/switch to Firefox. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 23:34, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Oops, I meant Firefox. Whatever. There's a fox, some fire is involved... I'd never even heard of that browser until this display problem cropped up. Enochf 22:53, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
      • Firefox seems to be the best browser all around by far. Problems with IE seem to be the newest version, IE7 I think. - JMAS 23:48, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
        • In answer to your question, Enochf, about 15% of people on the Internet use Firefox. However, there are more Wookieepedians who use Firefox than use IE. Yes, the site should be fixed so that it works in IE, but I would still highly recommend Firefox for any IE users. -- Ozzel 00:11, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
          • Like I said, I would (probably) move to Firefox, if my one computer would let me. And my school computer... JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 01:48, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
            • Alas, I think it was Sentry who designed the current system, and he's chosen to leave Wookieepedia. jSarek 02:42, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
              • Nah, it wasn't me. Sikon designed the era icon system. I never touched it. I usually tried to stay out of his way. ;) –SentryTalk 04:35, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
                • Ah. I stand corrected, then. Good to see you still swinging by, though. :-) jSarek 04:49, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
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  • Hm. I have a problem with images not fully downloading (I'm not sure what'd you call that) on the pages in some articles. It's totally random, and I can't get it to fix. I can click on the images to expand them and see the entire expanded image...but everything else is working fine. I have IE7 too. By the way, I have to have IE7 for school and thus downloading firefox is a waste of my time. If a webpage that will be seen by possibly thousands of people from all over the world only works in one browser, then that webpage won't go far. Even if it's in a common browser. Good webpages that get heavy traffic from everywhere should be compatible with all common browsers; there is no "well a majority use this, so you should too or you can just deal with it" answer. There are enough people who use the different browsers for corrections to be made. <3 China! 04:56, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
    • I've had that exact same problem (IE7 too)... probably inherent with IE7. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 13:41, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
      • Yep, that's IE7 for you. You'll get half-loaded pictures, white all the way across the page, and pages shrunk to 50% of their correct width every once in a while...stupid IE. —Xwing328(Talk) 15:19, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
        • Yeah, but even though IE is stupid we still need to fix the era problem. You and Sikon get on that and I'll.... provide moral support. -- Darth Culator (Talk)(Kills) 15:26, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

I swearEdit

...that the era icons used to display properly in all browsers, including IE7, until Wikia screwed something up. - Sikon 16:53, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

  • I believe you are correct, Sikon. If I remember correctly, there was a day or two before the era icons started their weirdness. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 17:00, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
  • You were right... Tell Wikia... You were right... —Xwing328(Talk) 19:30, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

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