I want to check this with a collegue, and they aren't available at the moment. I will get back to you tomorrow, or you can ask via Special:Contact (which may be faster, because someone might reply before I get in to the office)
I wrote a script the other day that added a button to the bottom toolbar. Very very very tiny change, but the script was deleted by Rappy because it added a GUI element to the interface. (somehow, chat options and stuff, which is a def change to interface, is allowed, but not that...idk either) So I'd say this would probably be deleted as well. Because it adds an element to Wikia's interface.
I've noticed over the last few years that Wikia Staff have had a tendency to flip-flop over "if" and "how" GUI elements can be added, in some cases denying that previous permission was ever granted. (edit: As opposed to the responsible statement "We recognise that you were previously given permission, but we have now changed our minds")
Last time I asked, it was allowed to add elements (edit: to the right rail, but never ever ever ever to the "On the Wiki" tab.) so long as they did not displace advertisements (at all), and did not take up too much space.
A prominent example, and the one I cited in my request, can be seen at http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor As you can see, there is a message added above the "Recent Wiki Activity" module, and a tweet list below the "Chat" module.
While it was never specified, I would follow the lead of that wiki and make sure your additions match the general look of the rest of the sidebar, and definitely not take up any more space that they do.
In the specific case of "adding a link to a chat on a different wiki", I would imagine that that might not be allowed because it's confusing. I would assume that a "join the chat" link would refer to the chat on the current wiki, not a different chat.
edit: By the strictest reading of the TOU, it is not allowed to alter anything, therefore Wikia Staff can deny any and all customisations they wish. It is only by their will that some customisation is allowed, and they are fully entitled to disable common.css and common.js completely, should they so wish.
So the answer to the question asked "Is it against the ToU..." is "yes". The better question is "Will Wikia Staff allow..."
Master Ceadeus 27, since your addition was a button to hide a default module, I'm not at all surprised it was removed. It was certainly a good idea though.
Hi, it's not against the ToU to add sections to the right sidebar - as long as they don't disrupt any other elements there (by covering them or stopping them working somehow). So yes, you can add a box that links to another chat. But please make sure you make it clear that it's a chat on another wikia. People should know clearly where you are linking to.
452, in my opinion, if the user CHOOSES to use a button that hides a non-advertisement module, and then unhides it after the next reload, that's their choice. It's no different if they're using the script themselves on their Wikia.js. It didn't affect advertisements, didn't hurt wikia's interface (which can be harmed enough with bad CSS that's somehow allowed), and was useful (at least, it was for me), so I don't see the problem there.
I agree with your opinion, but I'm not surprised that Wikia Staff disagree. ;)
I vaguely recall some other button to collapse the right rail entirely also not being allowed site-wide.
It seems like buttons which change the interface are generally not allowed, even if the default state is... the default state. The line appears to be drawn so that the user has to actively edit their own JS/CSS in order to change the look. This is probably because not many people will actually take this extra step, and Wikia Staff don't want to make it too easy.
The best you can do is highlight a thread with easy to follow instructions, for the few people who will take the extra step.
Thanks, but this doesn't work. I need you to confirm ownership of the account here that matches the name you want on Uncyclopedia. So if you want to be called Felixed69 on Uncyc, you need to own that account here, and post on this wall while logged into that account to prove it.
Gah, now you've done it right... but the Uncyclopedia rename tool isn't working. I've reported the error, but it may be some time before it gets fixed. Sorry, looks like you are stuck with your current name for now!
My account keeps getting logged into by so many people I've never heard if and I'm on so many wikis I've never heard of. My account is in danger if getting blocked because of this and I'm getting so many warning because of things people have done on my account. I don't want to disable but I might have to.
I just wanted to apologise for how my behaviour got on that thread. It's just in he past said user managed to upset another user, and then didn't fully understand that he had and made the situation worse, and I think I sort of let that get too personal. But anyway, I just wanted to apologise for how my behaviour came across, I shouldn't have got as aggressive as I did.