User talk:GreenReaper/Technical7

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This is an archive page, covering technical/howto issues discussed on my user talk page from 10 June 2007 to 3 May 2008. Please do not edit this page - if you wish to bring up a topic, copy the relevant portion into a new section on the current page. Thanks! --GreenReaper(talk)

Bad Redirect[edit]

Hello. Using leads to the page , which is a 404 Not Found. Been like this for a few weeks I think, but not before. What's going on, I'm scared! -some furry

Hi there! This is due to an upgrade which broke a couple of features, including the redirect from that address. I actually changed the redirect back when I found out this was happening, and it works fine for me, but it may well have been cached at your end. --GreenReaper(talk) 21:35, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Question from RVDDP2501/possible new article[edit]

Hey GreenReaper, listen, I'm sorry to bother you. I just found out on the internet about some new comic book from Image Comics called "The Astounding Wolf-Man", there is a rather small page about it on my question is should there be an article about it here as well, I've never asked about making a page here about something on wikipedia before so I'm not sure about my place here in asking this question or if there is even a need to make one, I just thought I'd ask considering the subject matter of the comic since it deals with well a werewolf. I hope I haven't bothered you with my (hopefully not a stupid) question, ok then, see ya and I look forward to your question - RVDDP2501 01:57, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Tricky question. I'm not sure there is a need, since it doesn't really seem all that furry to me. I could be wrong, but it seems to be more of a classical werewolf/vampire/creatures of the night thing. A reviewer didn't think much of it on its giveaway in Free Comic Book Day. Here's some pictures from issue 2. I'd personally give it a few more issues to see if it turns out to have any kind of a lasting impact, or starts to go beyond the "oh me, oh my, I'm a werewolf, I have super powers to do good and/or evil" genre. But that's just me. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:17, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough, I just thought I'd bring this to your attention :) - RVDDP2501 10:06, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Image replacement[edit]

You can delete Image:Jtw-kitchshorts.jpg. It has been replaced. --Kitch 22:27, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Redirecting for my WIKIA[edit]

Hello GR i only asking a little question if i want redirecting for my wikia what should i do? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zizanzu (talkcontribs) .

Not quite sure what you mean by "redirecting", other than #REDIRECT [[pagename]], which you can't usually do interwiki. To link there, use something like [[|Klasse]]. --GreenReaper(talk) 14:11, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Request from RVDDP2501 (New Category)[edit]

Hey GreenReaper, I'm sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you maybe able to do something for me, I was wondering if you could create a new category for the extinctioners characters, specifically those who have appeared/debuted in a side comic called "Artic Blue" in the Extinctioners universe. The characters who have or will appear are the Fem Fatales, The Cerberus Brothers, Vincent Blackphox, Reggy Bryghttail and a few others who will come later. You can view these comics at the extinctioners website or on Shawntae's art pages at or So I guess the name of the category would be called Artic Blue comic characters or something along those lines, thank you and once again, I'm sorry to bother you with this, see ya :) - RVDDP2501 13:46, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

The best title is probably Category:Artic Blue characters. You could create that page and put [[Category:Extinctioners characters]] inside it, so that it is a subcategory. It is not necessary to have an administrator to do this, anyone can create categories. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:07, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

i need help!![edit]

Im trying to post my personal furrie story background and go into detail about my fursona... but ive never done this before on any willi site... IM LOST can u help me?? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Roxwood (talkcontribs) .

You've got the right page at Roxwood. I'll go through and tidy things up a bit. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 07:29, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

HOw exactally would i be able to do that??

i think im ok for now..... any suggestions please PLEASE enlighten me... im really new at this an appreciate the help

My main suggestion is to look at all of the help pages, both on syntax and on how to write good articles. You might also want to check out some of the featured articles to see how good articles are written and presented (click the bold links on that page for the full articles). Obviously, most articles about people are unlikely to be featured, because there's only so much you can say about one person, but it's a target. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 07:48, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Strange layout issue[edit]

Hi GreenReaper, I've just been tinkering with the Furfire article which for some very odd and unusual reason was causing the entire Wiki CSS layout to collapse in a rather horrible way (See image). The strange thing is that it only seems that it only affected the most recent revision of the article despite there being the same markup in the article. (I originally noticed something wrong with rev. 167083 but when I look at it in the history the layout appears to be just fine.

The bit of markup that I believe to be possibly suspect is:

<div style="float:right">__TOC__</div>

Once I removed this it appeared to come good. Does this make any sense to you why this would happen? I even dropped over to IE7 just in case my version of Firefox was on the fritz, but it persisted there too.

It looks like it's fixed now - but I still feel that that was really quite odd. -Composingliger 14:39, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

This is due to a problem with the cached version of such pages when edited by either anonymous users or users with the wikiwyg system turned on, which incorporates additional markup into the page. The root cause is that it encloses things in a span and half of the div is within the span. I had hoped they would have fixed this by now, but it appears not. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:16, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Alright, in that case I guess there's not all that much more that can be done that hasn't already been fixed. Thanks for the clarification. -Composingliger 15:31, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


Uhm hiya. I'm new here to this Wiki, but I have been a furry for a while, and I'm kind of clueless when it comes to Wikis. How do I start off? ^^;

Toshiro Kitteh 17:21, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi there, Toshiro! Probably the best way is to have a look at the help, including our policies and guidelines, and then read some of the featured articles (not just the summaries) to get a good idea of the sort of material that makes a good article. You can click Edit on any of these pages to see how they were put together.
After that, consider making a few edits to an article yourself. Some people start by trying to write an article about themselves in the third person (i.e. Toshiro Kitteh), but it is by no means a requirement. You might just want to use your user page to describe yourself more personally - or you might not want to write about yourself at all, but something that interests you. If you want to write about something that doesn't yet have an article, just find or add a link to it in another article, and then click it to start the page (you can also just change the URL, reload, and click edit, but then it might not be linked to anything). Adding to or making corrections to existing articles is just as useful, though. You can find various suggestions on the Community Central page.
Let me know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 18:06, 12 November 2007 (UTC)


How do you mess with the colors/shading on a wiki table? I proposed something like that for this page. Boingo 07:49, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Same as on a normal HTML table, except that there are certain limitations to prevent problems (most notably, you can't set an image as a background unless you do so via sitewide CSS). Probably what you would find most useful is the background-color style. Have a look at any HTML tutorial out there and you should find some tips on HTML tables that you can put to use here. You might also find Help:Table useful. --GreenReaper(talk) 08:05, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
I made my proposed changes. What do you think?
(I know it's a bit redundant to post that comment on this page as well, as you are WikiFur's resident omniscient overlord, but whatever) Boingo 01:27, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Thought the colours were a little strong, so I tweaked them so that the text was more readable. You can do unordered lists using * at the front. --GreenReaper(talk) 01:42, 28 December 2007 (UTC)


Having resolved the previous 2 issues, I've come across another which would be the table that's now in the main RBW article, that lists 2006-8 and the GoH and staff. Although there are now staff and GoH pages, the links in the table are still directing to the edit section of the categories and I can't figure why. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Axle (talkcontribs) .

It takes a moment for the wiki software to fully update the links - to prevent locking, it does not do so immediately, but defers such actions to spread across page accesses. It is blue now. If in the future you see such problems, try adding ?action=purge to the URL (or &action=purge if a ? is already in the URL). --GreenReaper(talk) 23:59, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Was just popping back to mention that I may have jumped the gun somewhat, but thanks again for taking the time to respond to my misguided queries.

Editing/Deleting account name[edit]

Hey there GreenReaper =D I've got a question for yah =P

Is it possible on Wikis to edit your name after it's been registered? I don't just mean a nickname or 'Real Name' on the preferences page, but the one used to log in and the title of a User Page.

I'd like to know because I want to revamp my fusona, and thought it would be a bit selfish to create a whole new account as well as one I wouldn't use anymore.

Big thanks if it's possible =) Aetherfax 15:50, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, Wikia does not offer such a "rename" function (partly due to complication involved with updating all 3000+ wikis with a new name). It is probably best to just go ahead and make the registration, then move the old user page to the new one, using the Move tab - or if there was not one, just use a #REDIRECT. Make sure to update the page about you, too. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 16:51, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Allowing non-allowed HTML?[edit]

I was linked to you by Angela here, and I would like to know how to 'use mediawiki:common.js to embed IRC on a page', as mentioned there. If possible, we'd like to use the code already on the page w:c:Pikmin:Pikmin:Chatroom - Greenpickle(talk)

Heya! You can see how we did this over at Creatures Wiki's chat page by looking at Creatures:MediaWiki:Common.js. Basically, we find a div and replace it with the HTML we want (as well as setting up an on-exit handler to stop users closing or going to another page by accident). Hope this helps. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:05, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Er, I can't seem to get it to work, not with the code there or modified code. What I've put in w:c:Pikmin:Mediawiki:Common.js is:
function onloadhookcustom() {
  var replace = document.getElementById("chat");
  if (null != replace) {
    replace.innerHTML='<applet codebase=""
code="JRchatClient" align="baseline" width="100%" height="400"><param name="room"

if (window.addEventListener) window.addEventListener("load",onloadhookcustom,false);
else if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent("onload",onloadhookcustom);
And then putting <div id="chat"></div> on any page gives nothing. I've purged my browser's cache. It works when I put the code in an HTML file on my computer and open that, so I don't understand why it shouldn't work. I'm thinking that there might be something wrong somewhere in that wiki's css and js pages, as no-one can seem to get collapsible tables to work either. - Greenpickle(talk)
It's broken because you have a whole bunch of CSS in Common.js under the header "/* Forum formatting -Algorithm & -Splaka */" Take that out, and you should find it working a bit better. If you still have problems, use the Error Console in Firefox, under the Tools menu (reinstall with Developer Tools enabled if you don't have it). --GreenReaper(talk) 20:58, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
It works now. Thanks for all the help. - Greenpickle(talk)