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When you click on a red-link or otherwise start a new article, you're now presented with the "create a new article" lightbox. This then asks you to choose a page layout, and defaults to "standard layout".

You can change the layout by modding a couple of messages at MediaWiki:AllMessages, but you can't just blank it completely. The best you can do is insert a remark, like <!-- --> so that it looks like it's been blanked.

Since modding the message is allowed, I'm assuming that it's not against TOU to just completely remove it. I mean if it can be made basically null, why couldn't it be made actualy null? So can you get rid of the option for the "standard" layout entirely? And if you can get rid of that, then can you get rid of the lightbox altogether? I mean, I just don't see what it's actually doing on our wiki, except introducing another step.

If it can't be disabled, is there a way to at least make the default selection be "blank page" instead of "standard layout"? czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">17:31: Wed 18 Jan 2012 

You can do the last through Special:PreferencesTK999 17:33, January 18, 2012 (UTC)
I don't mean personally. I mean globally. I don't want our users to be able to choose "standard layout" at all, if possible. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">17:58: Wed 18 Jan 2012 
It would be best to request help from Special:Contact/general. There are ways to hide the "Standard Layout" radio button with CSS or remove it with JS, but Wikia can see if there is a way to do it safely with less side-effects.
If you do contact Wikia, please post here what they said. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 18 Jan 2012 5:01 PM Pacific

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