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JavaScript should work properly again with Smoke-class skins, including Wookie. This includes stuff like search icons, the Dismiss button, and the "top five" box.

However, the fix involved adding an empty HTML element, and I added it to MediaWiki:Sitenotice. So I ask admins not to remove the empty div, it's there on purpose. - Sikon 15:52, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

  • For use of "Wookie". I'm disappointed in you, Sikon. Havac 16:24, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
    • The skin is called "Wookie". Blame Wikia. - Sikon 16:43, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
      • Then Wikia is banned. Havac 00:02, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
        • My fault for not catching that. I'll see about getting it renamed. Johnq@fandom (talk) 12:18, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
        • Actually... now I realize "wookie" isn't one we created. :) It was originally a derivative from one of our v1 skin examples I think. Johnq@fandom (talk) 04:48, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Question: how do you log on from the new skin? Where's the link? KEJ 19:48, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

  • There should be a "login" link in the top left corner. Unsigned comment by 72.93.128.247 (talk • contribs).
    • Okay, I see it. Thanks. KEJ 10:44, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Okay. I don't really know anything about skins and all this technical stuff. But is that or something new why the whole page layout is wack when I come to wookieepedia now? It looks just like it always have after I log in, but before that, the navigation frames are on the right side and various other things are "misplaced." Different skin set as default? Wikia upgrade? Weird glitch on my end? It doesn't really bother me since logging in "fixes" it. Just curious. Wildyoda 21:59, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Hi... yes, you were seeing the v2 skin for visitors. When you login, you see your existing skin preference (monobook probably) ... and we keep a cookie telling us what that preference is so that after you log out, you should still see monobook (so when you come back to the Wookieepedia, you see monobook whether logged in or out). In this way, we hope to make it so that there's a consistent presentation for regular users. Johnq@fandom (talk) 01:39, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I'll get you guys a clean version of the logo text after the Labor Day weekend. :P -- Dark Spork 00:45, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

  • So there's no way as a 'visitor' to change the skin back to v1? Because I used to rarely log in and browse the site but recently deleted my cookies and the v2 skin looks horrible and I don't know how to change it back without logging in.--Anguirus111 04:10, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Hi... there will be shortly. We had a link on there to go back to monobook but didn't surface on Wookieepedia's footer... so please look for it in the footer at the bottom of the page on the v2 skin shortly. Johnq@fandom (talk) 04:52, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
  • In Opera (tested in 9.02 and 9.21/XPSP2/1024x768) there's a massive horizontal scrollbar on every page with the new skin. On Main Page, it's centered, but on all other pages it seems to be start all the way at the left. None of the actual content or layout goes into the horizontal areas except that cityscape background, and seeing as the Marvel/DC database wikis (which use the same skin, but with no background) don't have this problem it's certainly an HTML/CSS problem here. 76.214.176.109 12:05, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Ok, that's interesting. I remember seeing this during our testing but our css guy fixed it (I thought). So let me point that out to him. Johnq@fandom (talk) 22:45, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

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