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Rappy 4187

aka Rappy

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  • I live in Florida
  • I was born on April 1
  • My occupation is Technical Community Support Specialist
  • I am male
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  • I posted an image on the wiki and noticed that JPG artifacts appeared on the PNG image. You should check into this now.

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    • This might be due to how the image processing here compresses images for faster display — for example, appending &format=original to the url of many images makes them clearer.

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    • That really sucks. I want it to be fixed.

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  • I want you to thoroughly explain the following things. And yes, please do so. I want a valid long answer please. Thank you.

    The first is the terrible mobile skin. It is littered with photos garbage and trending articles. "Trending" is not the right word to use. My community is meant to be formal. The font is to messy anyways. The uncustomisable mobile skin is so informal and looks nothing like an essay - a teacher's and my worst nightmare. Wikipedia's mobile skin is much better and is more formal and resembles as essay - no wonder I like it better.

    The second is the removal of the Monobook skin and the FANDOM advertisements. Monobook is not in violation of GDPR. Wikia has probably been looking for an excuse to get rid of Monobook for ages, and GDPR happened to come around just perfectly. You just want to display as much ads on each page and want everyone to be exposed to the Trending FANDOM articles and Fan Feed. Even if Monobook did violate GDPR, then the ads and FANDOM material is another reason to get rid of Monobook. Admit it! Not even the fact that over 80% of its area is not even useful?

    I do not know how I can ever reason with someone who thinks this insanity is anywhere near acceptable. Yes, Live Chat is junk. No one uses that. When I have something to say, I go to the Talk page.

    Yes, Trending Articles is junk. Major waste of horizontal space, which some content absolutely needs. I can not stress this enough: that column plus the margins take almost half of the screen's width. Besides, it is a distraction from what I want to read, the content of the page I am on.

    Yes, Fan Feed is junk. Three screens worth of visually chaotic crap that I did not want to see in the first place! Again, why do you want me to move away from the information that I actually want? I went to that page because what I want is in that goddamn page, leave me alone! I cannot even find a "Powered by MediaWiki" badge/button but rather the "FANDOM" logo, "Start a Wiki", and links to the site that I do not want to endorse or visit at the bottom of the page!

    Yes, Recent Activity is junk. It is only very mildly useful for administrators, and is completely pointless for the vast majority of readers. And again, not worth sacrificing the horizontal space.

    The third factor is FANDOM staff - they keep bossing me in my wiki and keep messing up the MediaWiki pages - they only want me to use their scripts from Dev Wiki - I can make my own versions or use those on mediawiki.org , being original! I have read Wikia's terms of use at www.wikia.com/Terms_of_Use and no where does it say that we need to have FANDOM staff boss us around or I can not remove the "Staff" tag from your profiles.

    The fourth factor is the lack of good features. You will not give me the abuse filter - if Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Dramatica have it - then also should my wiki! I am happy that Miraheze does provide an abuse filter. I hate the Infobox Builder because I keep encountering a bug through it. Fifth, I also hate not being able to edit most MediaWiki namespace pages as an administrator - it is not fair. I can do it on Miraheze, admins can do it on WP & ED, then why am I not allowed to do so on FANDOM? You staff do your best to not let me edit them - one of them (not you) declined my first request for you to edit them with templates. Come on, you can be better than that.

    Because of these incidents, everythingyouneedtoknowaboutscience.wikia.com has been moved to thesciencearchives.miraheze.org . Thank you for your time. Joey P. (Talk) 03:59, July 11, 2018 (UTC)

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  • Hello, I am writing this message here to confirm that I am the same user as TheKorraFanatic on IRC.

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  • I saw you removed my bootstrap css import here https://playground.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Wikia.css?diff=123

    However it is listed as a Site-Wide CSS to use here https://dev.wikia.com/wiki/Bootstrap



    Why the removal?

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    • As stated above, I did not remove the Dev Wiki code in that revision. I removed the CSS from an off-FANDOM source. The Dev Wiki code is still being loaded.

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    • You were never loading the Dev Wiki bootstrap, in fact. You were only loading FontAwesome from Dev Wiki.

      This import was loading a local file:
      @import url("/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Bootstrap/typographie.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css");

      If you want to load Dev's version (which it sounds like you do) make this change to the first line of your current CSS (add the text in bold):

      @import url("/load.php?mode=articles&only=styles&articles=u:dev:MediaWiki:Bootstrap/typographie.css|u:dev:MediaWiki:FontAwesome.css");

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  • I love the Sons of Anarchy Wiki! However the black background and the blue lettering are really difficult to read. Is this something you can fix? I know it's hard to read for a few people. We are not all young with great eyesight! 😎

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  • What are the restricted-login and restricted-login-exempt rights supposed to be?

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  • I'm getting this wierd problem. When I switch in and out of wikis, I keep getting logged out if I get out of community central. I'm only logged in community central. When I try to log in into other wikis, the Log In button keeps redirecting me.

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  • Can you please capitalize the I and P on "ZIP", but leave the Z the way it is. http://zip-code.wikia.com/

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    • I am not quite sure what you're asking, but if this hasn't been handled yet, please send it to S:C with more detail. Thanks.

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  • Hi Rappy, I hope I've come to the right place for this. I just renamed from Harrypottercatlover on Wikia and I would like to request a cloak under FelineIva on IRC (I'm joining ##wikia, #cvn-wikia and #wikia-vstf these days).

    Let me know if there is anything else I must do first- I registered my nick and made my account, so hopefully I'm good to go? A side note- I'm currently using IRCCloud to hide my IP.

    Thank you so much! Iva

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    • I'm sorry to butt in, but I'd like to request a cloak too. My name is DarkBarbarian and this should be the cloak name too.

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    • Hello, just bumping this to make sure you've seen our requests. :)

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    • Hello, sorry to interrupt this thread, but I would also like to request for an IRC cloak. If this request is accepted, it should be the same as my username here.

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    • Please send cloak requests to S:C with @Rappy in the subject. Thanks.

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    • A FANDOM user
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  • Your profile picture looks like the character just came out of South Park. Do you like South Park? I'm actually very new to South Park.

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    • I created this avatar probably 15 years ago with an old South Park avatar creator online. It just stuck with me that long. I actually do not like South Park all that much, I just liked the avatar.

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