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Fellow Wookieepedians, Wikia has recently (and by recently I mean the end of June) changed the way that new categories are displayed in articles. Usually, when a non-existent category is added to a page, it is highlighted in red, much the same as a standard redlink. Not anymore, oh no.
We're changing the way new categories work. Previously, if you added a brand new category to an article, it would appear as a red link and force you into editing mode when you visited the category page (and it would continue this behavior until you edited the page, even if you added the category to 50 pages). Now, new categories will appear as blue links, and they will display as regular category pages, rather than forcing you into editing mode. Unedited Categories will, however, continue to appear under Special:WantedCategories for maintenance purposes.
So what does this mean? It means that, for the past few months, we've not known that some of the categories that are being added to pages are being correctly categorized as Special:WantedCategories can attest to.
Worse, it's not allowed to be changed in Wiki-wide css because it will violate the TOU! See the forum thread at Community Central here and the original announcement here.
But never fear! Users can individually amend their local or global css to rectify this mistake by adding:
Yes, it's annoying and hopefully Wikia will see that this does more harm than good and reverse the decision. Until then, all active editors are encouraged to add this to their css to maintain functionality.
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Mmm delicious controversy. Thanks for the code Cav. -- Riffsyphon1024 07:06, August 23, 2011 (UTC)
I've actually wondered about that, as I've seen that change on SWFanon. Thanks for the code, time to update it there, too... Trak NarRamble on 07:17, August 23, 2011 (UTC)
Ye, I did some notifying about this on IRC when the matter came obvious to me, and I've had some heated moments (and discussions) about this change, I still have small (prolly unwarranted) hopes we get some sane solution (personal css isn't that). –Tm_T(Talk) 07:44, September 5, 2011 (UTC)
This doesn't seem to work if I've visited a nonexistent category page already. Then it's just the normal visited link color. Any fix for that? Also, just out of curiosity, is Wikia deliberately hiring the mentally retarded? If so, I salute them for their service to the community, but any employee who comes off the short bus needs to be kept safely away from core functionality. Maybe put mittens on them so they can't type, or something. -- Darth Culator(Talk) 16:48, September 4, 2011 (UTC)
The best way to re-color them and not have to account for everything is to add the class "new" to them, that way even if colors change (and for visited and any other variations), they will be colored appropriately. This can be done by adding the following to your JS page (and then you can remove any CSS you added previously):