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  • I know about the Help:Shared images page, but I personally think using images from other wikis should be just like using interwiki links, in a format such as [[file:wikia:c:wiki:File:Image.png]] or something. It would be way easier. Also, I've seen a lot of people saying comments take a lot of space in the Wiki Activity page, so I suggest that there should be a separate page for comments.

    I also have some suggestions/requests for the mobile sites. First, I wish the Recent Activity page was brought back, but in the same page as the Wiki Activity page, same for history pages. I also wish that you can go back and forth on pages' history versions like in the full site, instead of having to go back to the Recent Activity page in order to see another version of the page. I also wish it's possible to post comments (it was already possible in the previous mobile site) and also edit them (which wasn't possible in the previous mobile site), and that Message Walls and Forum/Discussion pages are made compatible with the mobile site. Also, like how main pages for mobile sites can be made separately from main pages for full sites, I think the same should be possible for Infoboxes, so that wikis don't have to change their infoboxes to be compatible with the new mobile site.

    Finally, I want it to be possible to highlight discussion posts like it's possible in the forum.

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    • To your last point, that is a feature Wikia has repeatedly assured users it is working on.

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    • Andrewds1021 wrote:
      To your last point, that is a feature Wikia has repeatedly assured users it is working on.

      Alright, thanks for the reply.

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    • Yes, this has been discussed to possibly set up something like Wikimedia Commons, but it isn't clear if Fandom is working on this actively.

      As for highlighting Discussion, this is promised in Help:Discussions FAQ, but improvement of Discussions appears to be moving very slowly. This is despite assurances that it has an improved architecture over alternatives, so you you would think it would have been architected to make this feature easy to implement.

      Lastly, suggestions should be sent to Special:Contact/feedback, since we here are powerless to make anything happen.

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    • To your first paragraph (2 points):

      1. I actually recently found a workaround which involves treating the image as coming from an external URL.
        {{fullurl: w:c:transformers-legends:Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png}}

        Produces://transformers-legends.wikia.com/wiki/Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png
      2. You could create a page in addition to Special:WikiActivity. You can use the activity tag which provides a few parameters to control output format. Unfortunately, you cannot replace the original page.
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    • @Andrewds1021 thanks, but can I turn the image into a link using that workaround?

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    • You mean show the image, but make it follow a link when you click it?

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    • Fandyllic wrote:
      You mean show the image, but make it follow a link when you click it?

      Yep. Like you can add "|link=pagename" to a file when posting it to a page normally.

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    • Yeah, that's trickier. I played with it and it looks like the fullurl thing doesn't easily work with making links. Maybe Andrewds1021 can figure something out.

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    • Unfortunately, it gets very messy. Also note that, per MediaWiki.org, you won't be able to change the size of the image. The main cause is how Special:FilePath works. The URL produced by:

      {{fullurl: w:c:transformers-legends:Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png}}
      

      is:

      http://transformers-legends.wikia.com/wiki/Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png
      

      This can be verified by doing this:

      [{{fullurl: w:c:transformers-legends:Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png}} this]
      

      which produces this. In turn, this URL "redirects" to:

      https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers-legends/images/2/26/Triple_Attack.png/revision/latest?cb=20150608160341
      

      Note that Special:FilePath is not capable of taking in more than just the file name. Therefore:

      [{{fullurl: w:c:transformers-legends:Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png}}/scale-to-width-down/50 this]
      

      produces this.

      Another reason is that Wikia does not support the use of <a></a> and <img /> (see this page for supported tags). Also, my testing shows that Wikia does not support in-line specification of a background image such as:

      <div style="width:100px;height:100px;background-image:url(https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers-legends/images/2/26/Triple_Attack.png/revision/latest?cb=20150608160341);"></div>
      

      as opposed to in-line specification of a background color such as:

      <div style="width:100px;height:100px;background-color:orange;"></div>
      

      which produces:


      To get back on track...

      [{{fullurl: Help:Links}} {{fullurl: w:c:transformers-legends:Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png}}]
      

      produces Triple_Attack.png. However,

      [[Help:Links | {{fullurl: w:c:transformers-legends:Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png}}]]
      

      produces //transformers-legends.wikia.com/wiki/Special:FilePath/Triple_Attack.png.

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    • You can insert <a ...></a> and <img ...> with Javascript, but then it gets way more complicated.

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    • I'm not a representant of Ao no Exorcist Wiki, but I was wondering if anyone could make it scrollable horizontally instead of only vertically.

      Also, I'm not a representant of Bulbapedia and Generasia either, but I was wondering if it was possible to add interwiki links to them like it is to Wikipedia.

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    • One way to make content horizontally scrollable is to enclose it in <div></div> and then apply the following CSS to that element.

      overflow-x: scroll;
      

      Depending on the content and how you want it displayed, you may also need to use:

      white-space: nowrap;
      

      As for the interwiki links, unfortunately, it is no longer possible to have wikis added to the Interwiki map.


      Edit:

      The default inter-Wikia-wiki format will have to suffice.

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    • Reviving this thread, I'd like to suggest articles' talk pages to change to work like message walls and forum threads. And talking about forum, I think it should still be possible to add forums to wikis until the discussion is perfected.

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    • Another thing I'd like to suggest is that you get notified whenever your comment or a comment you replied gets a new reply.

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    • If you follow the thread you do get notifications of replies.

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    • ChristopherLeeGallant wrote:
      If you follow the thread you do get notifications of replies.

      You mean comments?

      Also, when wil it be possible to highlight discussion threads?

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    • Will it ever be possible to highlight discussion posts like it is with forum posts, so that people receive notifications?

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    • If you 'follow' (click on the little blue flag) on the thread, you will get notifications every time someone replies to the thread.

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    • ChristopherLeeGallant wrote:
      If you 'follow' (click on the little blue flag) on the thread, you will get notifications every time someone replies to the thread.

      I know, but that's not what I mean.

      Also, can anyone look into an issue in the Ao no Exorcist wiki? As said here, setting the background to be fixed causes the scrollbar to disappear.

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    • You mean you want article comments to be followable like forum threads; correct?

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    • Andrewds1021 wrote:
      You mean you want article comments to be followable like forum threads; correct?

      That would be good too, but I mean how you can highlight forum threads so that people will be notified about them even if they don't post there. I think that should be possible with discussion threads too.

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    • As has already been stated, Wikia has already claimed to be working on it. At this point, all we can do is wait and see.

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    • ^Ok then. 

      Another suggestion I want to give is changing how the MultiUpload feature works. Instead of you having to pick images one by one (which kinda defeats the purpose of multitagging IMO), you should be able to select multiple images at once (like, for example, in Facebook).

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    • Juanito316 wrote: ^Ok then. 

      Another suggestion I want to give is changing how the MultiUpload feature works. Instead of you having to pick images one by one (which kinda defeats the purpose of multitagging IMO), you should be able to select multiple images at once (like, for example, in Facebook).

      This would be a nice option, but should remain optional. A cool UI like that is likely to involve alot of unreliable javascript that can be slow and fail more (like the VE).

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    • Special:MultipleUpload can be used very efficiently.

      Open up two windows: one file explorer on the left side of your screen, and Special:MultipleUpload in a web browser on the other side.

      Click and drag files from File Explorer onto each of the "Browse..." buttons, and it will bypass the clunky menu. Much faster.

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    • Fandyllic wrote:

      Juanito316 wrote: ^Ok then. 

      Another suggestion I want to give is changing how the MultiUpload feature works. Instead of you having to pick images one by one (which kinda defeats the purpose of multitagging IMO), you should be able to select multiple images at once (like, for example, in Facebook).

      This would be a nice option, but should remain optional. A cool UI like that is likely to involve alot of unreliable javascript that can be slow and fail more (like the VE).

      It could be a completely separate page.

      Another thing I want is to be able to upload images straight from urls. I don't like having to save an already-online image to reupload it here on Wikia.

      I also think it would be useful if you could highlight blog posts and comments.

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    • i think there's browser support for inputting URLs in place of file input auto-magically

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    • AlbertEpstein wrote:
      i think there's browser support for inputting URLs in place of file input auto-magically

      There is? ThenI couldn't make it work. lol

      Or maybe I didn't try because I didn't think it would work, either is possible. :0

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    • Juanito316 wrote:

      AlbertEpstein wrote:
      i think there's browser support for inputting URLs in place of file input auto-magically

      There is? ThenI couldn't make it work. lol

      Or maybe I didn't try because I didn't think it would work, either is possible. :0

      It is possible, and it does work (at least on all the wikis I've tried it on). You just paste the URL in when it asks for a file path.

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    • I like to put source information into an image file's properties so I download in order to do that but I'd tried it before and it worked.  Depending on which upload screen you're using, you may not be given a chance to rename the file unless you download the file first.  Your image source may have a very cryptic unique ID code as its file name which is not that useful on a wiki especially if you don't have authorization to rename the image file after uploading.

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    • AlbertEpstein wrote: I like to put source information into an image file's properties so I download in order to do that but I'd tried it before and it worked.  Depending on which upload screen you're using, you may not be given a chance to rename the file unless you download the file first.  Your image source may have a very cryptic unique ID code as its file name which is not that useful on a wiki especially if you don't have authorization to rename the image file after uploading.

      I was referring to the default upload methods listed at Help:Uploading files.

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    • that's fine.  i'm only stating my supporting justification for why you might still want to download versus actually bypassing that download step in favor of entering the URL as a file path.  I'm in favor of bypassing the downloading in that way if you are able to do so and have no additional further requirements.

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