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I am an admin on the http://legopiratesthevideogame.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity. It will not let me add the admin userbox to another admin's page. I have admin and rollback. The userpages are protected but it won't let me edit the userpages. This is happening on all of the admin protected userpages. Is this a glitch or do I have to be a bur to edit the userpages?--KatBlueDog Hiya! 14:59, May 22, 2011 (UTC)

This was an extention that Wikia was trying out, I got it on another wiki. What it does is that it means that nobody apart from the user can edit the page. If you contact Fandom Staff - they can probably turn it off for you RandomTime 15:04, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
RandomTime isn't that the new wiki userpage layout? Many wiki has them like the Assassin's Creed, Glee, etc... You cannot generally edit another users' userpage and you can see your edit count globally.  Finchelfanno1  (talk)  15:08,5/22/2011 
I am sending a contact wikia. Thank you for the replies. --KatBlueDog Hiya! 15:08, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
FF: If it is, I'm very disappointed, sysops at the very least should be able to edit pages at will RandomTime 15:17, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah I agree. There are some new users who have troubles organising their userpages, and sysop should atleast be powerful enough to help them by organising it themselves.  Finchelfanno1  (talk)  15:25,5/22/2011 
This is indeed intentional, and quite stupid. A user can troll other users with their userpage, and admins are helpless to stop it - AFAIK, no editing means no rollback, and certainly no undo.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  15:33,5/22/2011 
yep i think its stupid becaue im trying to post restricted code userboxes without revealing the code
AdminRankNameonfireTalk1,603 Edits 15:34, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
"without revealing the code"
You do realize you're editing a wiki, right? RandomTime 15:45, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
Moncho: Okay I'm getting lost in the conversation now. The restriction of other users' user page editing means troll also cannot edit them, so no vandalisation O_O  Finchelfanno1  (talk)  15:59,5/22/2011 
Other users can't edit them, but the troll can put personal attacks on his page. Eg, user 1 hates user 2, so user 1 puts "user 2 is a dick" on his userpage. Admins can't undo the edit or remove the content.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  16:04,5/22/2011 

(Reset indent) sysops can delete pages, but that's not a very good solution here. Also, there's no way to view the source of a page, like you would a protected page, unless there's a method I haven't seen yet. I hope Wikia doesn't roll this out globally RandomTime 16:08, May 22, 2011 (UTC)

But regular users also cannot edit them. And yeah there is no way to reveal the source of the page.  Finchelfanno1  (talk)  16:10,5/22/2011 
Yes, which again isn't a good thing - sure, users can't vandalize someone else's userpage - but userpage vandalism is easily revertible, like vandalism on any other page. RandomTime 16:13, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
Yes agreed. Infact the only feature i like about this layout is the showing of global edit count of the given user.  Finchelfanno1  (talk)  16:15,5/22/2011 
@Randomtime
I mean for admin userpages which when you protect on wikis with the old layout for userpage they can not see the source for the userbox codes for adminship and wiki awards
AdminRankNameonfireTalk1,603 Edits 16:26, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
Yes, they can. Attempting to edit a protected page will give you the source code, but won't let you edit.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  16:28,5/22/2011 
I known the can still type the url but for first time wikia members all they know is that there is no edit button
AdminRankNameonfireTalk1,603 Edits 16:35, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
Wikia: Please don't enable this on every wiki! If you want to please let admins edit them!
-- nobody cares   SongpediaFamily  Band  Chat  Contribs   13:28, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

(Reset indent) I don't think wikia will enable this feature on every wiki because it has been on the enabled wiki since last year.  Finchelfanno1  (talk)  14:34,5/24/2011 

As I understand, it's default on all wikis with the new userpage layout.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  14:38,5/24/2011 
Ugh. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 24 May 2011 1:30 PM Pacific

This was fixed yesterday (admins not being able to edit), and the fix will be live next week. Staff can still edit userpages in the meantime if it's an urgent matter. - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 20:37, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

About viewing the source code: Append ?action=raw to the url. Works even for laid out pages.--AB 21:26, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

Adding ?action=raw causes Chrome to try to download the source of the page. Still lets you view it, I guess, but less than ideal.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  21:33,5/24/2011 

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