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I was working on a page that I wanted to add a redirect to, when I realized that there are technically 2 things with the same name. (In this case Gladiator is a class on this online game, and a kind of monster.) So I added both links and put { { disambig } } at the bottom. (Without the spaces of course.) It seems to have worked except.. the disambiguation box this created is bright white, with whitish almost gray text. This is a bit eye seering to look at, but I can't seem to find any way to customize it.

Any ideas on customizing the disambiguation box thing?

Crystal6 (talk) 21:31, August 21, 2012 (UTC)

To customize it, you simply edit w:c:graalzodiac:Template:Disambig -- the disambig template on your wiki. I've made the background color black and the text color white for you (see the part of the code where it says background-color: black; color: white; when you edit the template). You can change the colors further to your own preferences. Is there something else you would like to do, or is that what you were looking for? 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 22:03 UTC, Tue, 21 August 2012
Ooh that should work, thanks!
For the sake of curiosity/while I'm on the topic: I've seen Disambig templates with pictures or character in them. For example the a disambiguation page from the Kingdom Hearts wiki has a picture of an Oraganization 13 member. How do I do that?
Crystal6 (talk) 22:35, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
That's a regular template: Help:Templates --  pecoes  06:49, August 24, 2012 (UTC) 

Which, in this case, is to say that it's a table. I recommend you read this one-page summary of wiki table markup. It'll make it easier to understand the code at w:c:kingdomhearts:template:disambig:

{|style="background:#F5F5F5; -moz-border-radius:10px;"
|style="vertical-align:middle;"|''This is a '''disambiguation''' page, intended to distinguish between articles of similar subject or title.  If an [[Special:Whatlinkshere/{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}|internal link]] referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.''

So, if you stare at this long enough, what you see is that this template is just a table with two columns and no column headers. One column — the one on the left — contains the picture, the other contains the text. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">11:43: Fri 24 Aug 2012