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  • I have a few questions, so I'll start with this one:

    Is there a way to get rid of the Table of Contents? I know that if you put {{Tocright}} that it'll put the Table of Contents to the right, but is there a way to make it disappear? Like if you didn't want it on the home page?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    • Put __NOTOC__ at the beginning of a new line anywhere on the page.

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    • Thank you so much!

      My next question was if you can have an avatar with a transparent background? I tried having an avatar with a transparent background before but it turned the background white instead. So, is it possible to have a transparent avatar?

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    • If you had a transparent image, and uploaded it to you avatar, and it had a white background then probably cannot support them :(

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    • So you can't have an avatar with a transparent background then? And I don't suppose you can have a gif for an avatar (like on DeviantArt), right?

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    • If you had an actual transparent image, and it didn't work, then no, transparent images can't work. GIFS cannot worth either :( only still images. Imagine if everyone had a gif image lol. That'd be crazy!

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    • Oh :( Yeah, it would probably would get crazy XD Thanks for the help though!

      My next question is if there's a HTML Source (I think that's what it's called) for User Pages?

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    • What do you mean by is there HTML source? All pages on the internet have HTML source! If you just want to view the HTML source code, open your browser's console (Ctrl+Shift+i in Chrome).

      If, however, you are referring to the source editor, which displays the wikitext source code (a simplified version of HTML and some other stuff), you can do that on any page, including user pages, via the source tab in the classic editor.

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    • (About the Ctrl+shift+i) Yes! That! But I was just wondering if you can edit it, like you would edit in Source mode? Kind of like how you can edit/customize the HTML on Tumblr?

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    • Hmm, I don't think you can. I've never tried it, but it would make sense you can't. Or else you could edit any website page on the internet.

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    • It is possible to edit HTML with javascript, but whether it would be allowed site-wide depends on what you are trying to add and where. See Help:Customization policy.

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    • Fubuki風吹 wrote: It is possible to edit HTML with javascript, but whether it would be allowed site-wide depends on what you are trying to add and where. See Help:Customization policy.

      Thanks :]

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    • @Ripto I just mean my own page, like how you can only edit your own on Tumblr when your logged in.

      @Fubuki Thanks for the link!

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    • Ah okay. Well if Fubuki says its possible, well then it is! :D

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    • Yeah, I just don't want to do anything wrong/against the rules though.

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    • In the "Added decoration to buttons, boxes, backgrounds, fonts" box it says "Formatting and decoration for your wikia is a great way to personalize and customize it. This is easiest to do via the Theme Designer, but can also be done via CSS. Please do not change the color or formatting of the Wikia logo." so I think it would be okay as long as you don't change the Wikia logo, right?

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    • Basically, on your own user page, you can change anything within the editable field of the page using a combination of wikitext and a restricted set of HTML (including span and div tags with full CSS support). If you want to add things outside the normal text area just on your userpage, you'll need to use JavaScript to add the extra elements, and you'll need to either be an admin on that wiki or able to convince an admin to add the JS for you. If you want to change the way things look on the whole wiki, and if you're an admin on that wiki, you can change it using Special:CSS on your wiki. You can also add extra elements wiki wide using JavaScript. However, you have to be careful with what you customise, both with CSS and JS, as Wikia's ToU forbids the modification of certain elements such as the Global Navbar and the changing of the right sidebar (unless it's to add an extra element, which is allowed).

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    • Imamadmad wrote: Basically, on your own user page, you can change anything within the editable field of the page using a combination of wikitext and a restricted set of HTML (including span and div tags with full CSS support). If you want to add things outside the normal text area just on your userpage, you'll need to use JavaScript to add the extra elements, and you'll need to either be an admin on that wiki or able to convince an admin to add the JS for you. If you want to change the way things look on the whole wiki, and if you're an admin on that wiki, you can change it using Special:CSS on your wiki. You can also add extra elements wiki wide using JavaScript. However, you have to be careful with what you customise, both with CSS and JS, as Wikia's ToU forbids the modification of certain elements such as the Global Navbar and the changing of the right sidebar (unless it's to add an extra element, which is allowed).

      Thank you so much for the help (and everyone else too)!

      My other question was you know how on some Wikis you can edit and comment as a Wikia Contributor/not logged in, but on other Wikis you have to log in and can't edit or comment if your not? How do you make a Wiki so you have to log in? Is it like adopting a Wiki, or do you have to go to the Staff and ask them to, or how?

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    • I'm not sure if they still do this, but according to this from 2011, you have to have a good reason and contact staff to disable anonymous edits. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:How_to_forbid_anonymous_edits%3F

      Not sure if we still do that though. I'd wait until someone confirms this.

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    • You have to ask staff if you want to disable anonymous editing, however they are unlikely to agree unless you can display a history of heavy anon vandalism and/or that your wiki's audience would be primarily under 13 years old.

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    • Okay. Thank you all so much for all the help! I can't remember if I had another question or not, but if I do I'll reply to this Thread. Thank you all so much! :)

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    • No problem, good luck.

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    • Your welcome :)

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    • Oh! I remember one of the other things I was gonna ask! So you know when someone gets blocked/banned from Chat and they have a block log/chat ban log? Is there a way to delete someone's block/chat ban log? Like, if an Admin accidently blocked someone, could they delete that they blocked the person in the person's block/chat ban log?

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    • Hmm, pretty sure that's permanent :( to my knowledge, it stays forever.

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    • Yup, a block log is forever. I guess you could ask staff to remove certain entries if you really wanted to, but there's no way for admins to make that change.

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    • Would Staff remove your log if you asked? I don't think they would under normal circumstance. Didn't even know they had the possibility to.

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    • Okay, thanks! :)

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    • Ripto22475 wrote: Would Staff remove your log if you asked? I don't think they would under normal circumstance. Didn't even know they had the possibility to.

      I don't know if they would be able to, but if you absolutely had to remove the log, staff would be the ones most likely to have that ability.

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    • Imamadmad wrote: I don't know if they would be able to, but if you absolutely had to remove the log, staff would be the ones most likely to have that ability.

      Very true! They probably don't pass that ability out left and right, so there must be a good reason for it.

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    • Imamadmad wrote: You have to ask staff if you want to disable anonymous editing, however they are unlikely to agree unless you can display a history of heavy anon vandalism and/or that your wiki's audience would be primarily under 13 years old.

      When you ask the Staff, should it be through Special:Contact (and if so, under which link? General?) or on this Wiki on their Message Wall?

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    • All sections goes to the same place; Special:Contact/general is the easiest way :p.

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    • Thanks!

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    • Fangirl111 wrote:
      (About the Ctrl+shift+i) Yes! That! But I was just wondering if you can edit it, like you would edit in Source mode? Kind of like how you can edit/customize the HTML on Tumblr?

      You can use Verbatim_tags to work with "pure html" (for example Mediawiki/Wikia (not sure) doesnt support tags: <img>, <video>, etc. (Help:HTML)). This feature should not be used anywhere. Wikitext and templates "preferable".

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    • Okay, thanks!

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    • Is there a way to make a countdown timer? I saw this but it didn't seem to work, so are there any Help pages or anything like that for the timer? Thanks!

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    • Yes there is. Check out the Countdown page on the Wikia Developer's Wiki. In addition, I created a Countdown template for use with that code to make adding countdowns a bit easier on our wiki; you are welcome to copy that (it still requires the code from the Wikia Developer's Wiki to work, however).

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    • Thanks for the links! :)

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    • Does anyone know what you need to put for the Username Template? I have

      <span class="insertusername"><insert name here></span><noinclude>
      

      right now, but it just says <insert name here> and not the Username, so does anyone know why it's not working or what I need to put instead?

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    • That particular template requires JavaScript to function properly. The w:c:dev:InputUsername page has a serviceable script for it, though the classname is slightly different.

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    • What do you mean the classname is slightly different? And I would need to put

      importArticles({
         type: "script",
         articles: [
             "w:c:dev:InputUsername/code.js"
         ]
      });
      

      on MediaWiki:Common.js on the Wiki that I'm trying to get the Template to work on, right? (Sorry for so many questions but I don't want to mess anything up DX)

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    • That's correct. But if you use that script you will need to use this instead:

      <span class="InputUsername"><insert name here></span>
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    • <span class="InputUsername"><insert name here></span>
      

      And I put that for the Template, not the Common.js MediaWiki page, right?

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    • I added the Common.js and changed the Template but it still says <insert name here>

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    • Oh! Nevermind! It's working now! Thank you so much!!

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    • Is there a way to edit Top 10 lists in Source? I tried to, and when I couldn't I tried to add the Wikitext I would in Source, but it didn't work, so is there a way to edit Top 10 lists in Source? Sorry for so many questions! >.<

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    • Questions are okay, there is certainly a lot to learn, but you may want to start a new forum whenever you have a new question, so it will be noticed better. You won't have as likely as a chance people helping, asking in a old forum with a different question.

      Anyway, yes you can edit with the source editor if that is your question on a "Top 10 List".

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    • I was using this Thread for every question I have, but if it's better to make a new Thread for each question then I will. Thanks for the advice :)

      How? When I click the edit button it doesn't bring me to Source (even though that's the editor I have in my preferences) but to a page like this:

      Top Ten List Edit


















      So how do I edit in Source instead?
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    • Either works, whatever is easier for you, but you may get more people in new forums. As for the question, oh okay you mean editing in source ON top 10 lists. I don't think you are able to according to the page for top 10 lists. I don't see anything talking about it :/

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    • Yeah, Top 10 Lists use their own editor made specifically to make it easier to manage the top 10 list. You're somewhat able to view the source via diffs, but you're much better off using the editor page they give you.

      So (1) I don't think there's a way to source edit a top 10 list, and (2) even if there was, i dont really recommend it.

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    • @Ripto22475 Okay :) Okay, and thanks for the link!

      @MickiRecRoom Okay, I was just trying to add Wikitext in the description box but it didn't work so I thought it would be easier to add it in Source XD

      Also, in the Wiki Features, if you disable the top 10 lists after one has already been added, will it be deleted when disabled?

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    • It won't be deleted, however as far as I know it will be inaccessible.

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    • Okay, thanks!

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    • No problem, let us know if there's any other things you need a bit of help with. (Given this thread, that's probably a "yes" xD)

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    • Will do and thanks so much for all the help with everything! :)

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    • Fangirl111 wrote: ...Also, in the Wiki Features, if you disable the top 10 lists after one has already been added, will it be deleted when disabled?

      The page will be disabled so nobody can see it, however if it is in a category, the category page will still list it as a page in the category (or it did as of a few years ago. Haven't had a reason to test if it still happens). From memory of when this happened to our wiki, if you click on the link to the disabled top ten page from the category, you're taken to an uncreated page, which is confusing if you've just adopted the wiki and didn't know about its history with top ten pages.

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    • Okay, thanks!

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