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This has really been bugging me for a while. I would like to know if there is a way to either (a) link to Mariowiki without that stupid icon after it, or (b) remove the silly icon after any external link. I don't know if it's something I have to contact Wikia Staff for, or if it's just a MediaWiki code. Can anyone help? Animal Crossing Leader 15:07, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

Mariowiki is on the InterWiki map, so you can link [[Mariowiki:pagename|like this]] -- RandomTime 15:13, June 22, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I actually already tried that, it made a link to a page called Mariowiki:pagename. Animal Crossing Leader 16:53, June 22, 2012 (UTC)
Try w:c:mariowiki instead. And yes, it is possible to remove the external link icon, it's actually quite easy, but it would probably violate the TOU. — Matthew2602 (talk) 22:44, June 22, 2012 (UTC)
That's what I use sometimes, (w:c:mario) and it is not the same. See, do a comparison between Mariowiki and Mario Wiki's Mario Party 9 articles. Animal Crossing Leader 23:02, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

(Reset indent) See Forum:How to remove the arrow next to external links?. Or, you can use this code:

#WikiaArticle a[href^="http://"]) {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent !important;
    padding: 0 !important;
}

For the Mariowiki link only, you can use this code:

What's the MarioWiki only code? It seems you didn't put it in. But, thanks for the first code! Animal Crossing Leader 10:21, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
The mariowiki only code would just be
#WikiaArticle a[href^="http://www.mariowiki.com"], #WikiaArticle a[href^="http://mariowiki.com"] {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent !important;
    padding: 0 !important;
}
I'm not sure whether removing the icon for just one site violates the TOU, but you might want to be careful about that. — Matthew2602 (talk) 10:54, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
An easy way to remove the external link icon is to add plainlinks to it. Simply cover it with a span and classify it as plainlinks. Here is an example:
Code: <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.mariowiki.com Mario Wiki]</span>.
Result: Mario Wiki
Before this thread dies out, I wanted to ask if it's still possible to change the external icon into something different? I did a bit of research and all the methods do not work any longer. --Zikkun (talk) 04:45, June 24, 2012 (UTC)
The way to change it would be something along the lines of:
.external:after {
  background-position: 0 0;
  background-image: url(URLHERE);
}
Hope that helps. —Airhogs777 WCB WS 05:37, June 24, 2012 (UTC)
Wait, you need !important for it to work. —Airhogs777 WCB WS 05:45, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

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