Grand Theft Wiki talk:Move from Wikia/issues

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My Home, Submenu & Rich Text Editing

ok heres a couple things i think we need back, the my home feature because its a lot more clean looking, the sub menu feature in the side-bar and the rich text editing, i will update this page if i see any other issues/problems MegaHyperNova 13:02, 10 October 2010 (BST)

MyHome is a Wikia feature, why do so many people want that back anyway? The main section of it is just a less useful version of Recent Edits. The submenus in the sidebar are a feature from the Monaco skin, which we would have no longer had on Wikia anyway. I have never seen another MediaWiki skin with submenus unfortunately. As for the rich text editor, that was once again a Wikia feature, and most MediaWiki rich text editors break the wiki markup of pages. The most important parts of the wiki markup are fairly easy to learn, and in fact, manually entering the markup is much easier/quicker (once you know it) than pressing buttons on a rich text editor. If you're unsure what an edit will look like after saving, simply hit the preview button (next to the save button). The main wiki markup you need to know are: To make links, simply use two square brackets on either side of the text that you're linking, for example: [[Sandbox]] creates a link to the Sandbox. You can also change the text of the link like this: [[Sandbox|test editing here]], which creates a link to the Sandbox that says test editing here. The other two most important things are italics, made like ''this'', and bold, made like '''this'''. Filling in infoboxes is less simple, but still quite easy to learn. If you don't know how to do something, you can always use the toolbar above the edit box, or the box full of different code below the save button: just click the type of code that you would like to use, and it will be inserted into the page at the current cursor location. Of course, you can also ask any member of staff if you don't know how to do something, and we are happy to help! JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 07:09, 11 October 2010 (BST)

i already now how to use mark up, but the rich text editor is good for casual editing, and markup is good for adding templates and that kind of stuff, plus wiki noobs won't understand it that good, but what ever. though youtube embedding would be nice to have back lol MegaHyperNova 08:47, 11 October 2010 (BST)


Pretty minor, but Galleries won't show images any more unless "File:" or "Image:" are prefixed onto each image name. --Bluesboyjr 13:39, 10 October 2010 (BST)

if i remember correctly galleries were a monico feature, and this skin (obviously) isn't monico, sigh i guess we'll have to adapt, but it would be nice to have some of the features back as i listed above :) MegaHyperNova 13:46, 10 October 2010 (BST)

Monaco was only a skin/design. The additional features such as MyHome, user profiles and the image-lightbox are features that Wikia wrote. We can access some of them, but there's no guarantee they would work, we wouldn't be able to maintain them, and they could pose a security risk. I'll look into the gallery code issue, thats nothing to do with the skin. Gboyers 13:50, 10 October 2010 (BST)
Unfortunately, the File: prefix might have to be manually edited to every single gallery on this site. Using it without File: was only possible using Wikia's popup-lightbox gallery. I will try and copy their extension, but there's no guarantee that it will work. Gboyers 12:20, 11 October 2010 (BST)


The search function doesn't seem to work properly. For example, when you search for "Bellic", neither Niko or Roman appear. Also, is it possible to bring across the drop-down search suggestions (e.g. when you type "Mon" into the search bar, Money, Monster Truck, Mona etc. appear)? --Bluesboyjr 15:01, 10 October 2010 (BST)

I'll refresh the search index overnight, when it's quieter. And yes, I'll look into getting a search suggestion extension. Gboyers 15:23, 10 October 2010 (BST)
The search index has been rebuilt, and the search should work much better now. Thanks for your help! Gboyers 02:17, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Salvatore Leone page problems

The Salvatore Leone page has numerous cite issues on it. The error text is "[Cite error: Ran out of custom link labels for group "". Define more in the MediaWiki:cite_link_label_group- message.]" -Shorty82 22:58, 10 October 2010 (BST)

Fixed Gboyers 11:35, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Other broken stuff

--spaceeinstein 04:36, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Special:MovePage do not have these additional options:

  • Move associated talk page
  • Leave a redirect behind

--spaceeinstein 10:16, 11 October 2010 (BST) Just for reference, the move subpages option is still available. JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 10:19, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Special:MovePage/Main_Page - that shows associated talk page and redirect for me, but doesn't show leave redirect. Is that not the same for you? If so, I'll check the staff permissions. Gboyers 11:22, 11 October 2010 (BST) Fixed Gboyers 11:35, 11 October 2010 (BST)
  • Title pages don't seem to support certain characters (i.e. A+B Auto). Here it shows a working link but clicking it redirects to a non-working page.

--spaceeinstein 10:52, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Moving A B Auto to A+B Auto however results in "The destination page already exists" You're given the option to delete the old page and move (don't know what the result would be?) but if it works the history would be replaced with a new history saying that I just created the page (which I copied the content from Wikia)... JFletcherTalk (formerly User:Biggest gta fan ever) 10:57, 11 October 2010 (BST)
I know what this problem is. I've added + to the list of special characters allowed in titles, and I need to modify the htaccess to translate it. Gboyers 11:35, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Create a Page sidebar option

lol we should add that option to the sidebar it's easier and faster to MegaHyperNova 04:53, 11 October 2010 (BST)

Missing Tag?

check this out this is just annoying, another massive string of error messages in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. MegaHyperNova 13:05, 11 October 2010 (BST)

That was just because I was in the middle of testing some code on the backend. Fixed now Gboyers 13:07, 11 October 2010 (BST)