The on Monobook it appears to the upper right next to the logout link, if a Wiki has this enabled it shows as "Notifications (0)", it must be clicked for the messages to be seen.
When using Wikia skin, again, it is located in the same area only next to the Username. There are two speech bubbles and the only time you see the word "Notifications" is when you hover over the speech bubbles.
Ah, yes. I see what you are talking about on Fanloid Wiki. To correct that you would probably need to adjust the z-index of the popup. Unfortunately I don't have time to figure it out right now. I'll look into it more thoroughly later.
I appreciate the fact that as Willbachbakal is a fellow admin on your wiki you see him in a different light to me, but I feel you should take a more neutral view on this matter.
Firstly, I have not attempted to circumvent any ban. As I have already stated, my IP 188.8.131.52, which is not the IP Will banned for disagreeing with him. I was banned for subsequently refusing to accept his attempts to practice his authority over me, and have made no attempts to edit your wiki since.
Secondly, I can fully appreciate that you have not played the game, and so wish to avoid any spoilers (not that there are any, since what Will keeps inserting into the article is false). The issue is, he is adding information based on inference and his own personal belief, and when the anon, and later I, pointed out what he was doing, he barred us. I pointed out to him that your own policies forbid the inclusion of unsourced material, yet he persists (I applaud his stubbornness, despite the fact he is wrong.)
I will be totally honest with you, I won't be attempting to settle anything with him, as I have no intention of ever editing on your wiki again (unbanned or no). In fact, the only reason I removed the information the first time was because I spotted a thread about it on the 2K forums and knew it to be false; my edits after this were more to do with his attempts to throw his weight around and threaten me. (The fact that he accused me of falsifying my edit count, which besides be personally insulting, is not the point.)
I think you need to have a long talk with Will about 1) his attitude to anybody who he considers new, 2) his flagrant misuse of power (banning people to ensure 'his' text remains in the article) and 3) how to research people before he accuses them of, among other things, sockpuppetry, lying, flasification, threatening and more.
I have just one last thing to say; just ask Will his reasons for including the information (there shouldn't really be any spoilers, as nothing it's nothing story related, just a disagreement on whether the organisation is anti-semitic or not based on one line of text). If, after that, you think the information should remain, then I wish you and your wiki the best of luck, though the damage Willbachbakal has done to your wikis reputation will take some time to degrade (in my eyes, at least).
Thank you for taking the time to read this message. If you wish to reply, just leave me a message on my talk page here.
I appreciate your point of view, and the honest polite way in which you have expressed this. I'm sorry that you think I am not being neutral, but there's nothing I can do about that.
I have discussed this matter with Willbachbakal, seen his side and read yours, and I honestly have no opinion on the matter. If I had played BioShock Infinite, I would have weighed in on one side or the other on the article talk page, but since I haven't I don't have an informed opinion and am choosing to abstain. It's unfortunate that the disagreement on that page developed into an edit war. It could have been resolved more easily if other editors had joined in impartially to voice their perspective. Sometimes these things happen, and Willbachbakal tried to resolve it as best he could even though it's clear that tempers were frayed on both sides.
Frankly, Willbachbakal is very polite to people who show politeness towards him. I have observed his behavior towards new editors of the BioShock Wiki for years, and he has always comported himself in a friendly, welcoming manner, willing to see past mistakes or misunderstandings to help editors reach concensus.
In situations like this, (to use a trite phrase) "it takes two to tango." Willbachbakal was reacting to your own less than polite words, and that is why his tolerance for your percieved rudeness dwindled over time. Ideally, both sides of a conflict on a wiki should remain faultlessly polite, following all of the guidelines of wikipedia:WP:CIVIL. Obviously that is hard to do. You seem like you'd prefer to move on and leave this matter behind, and I respect that, but if you'd like I can point out some of the cases in which your words gave an impression of disrespect which exacerbated the conflict.
That won't be necessary, I am fully aware I am difficult to deal with and that will never change. Some may call it an attitude problem, others simple rudeness, the fact of the matter is I don't care what others think. What I do care about, however, is people using their "authority" to force others to back down, which certainly won't work with me.
Next time, if he wishes to avoid an edit war, perhaps he should protect the page, rather than resort to a ban.
I do have one request however, could you please ensure he sees the image I have pasted below? Maybe then he will be less insulting by accusing me of falsifying my "credentials".
I hope the next time we speak, it will be under more amicable circumstances.
Hello Gardimuer, it's me Jazzi. And I was wondering if you'd want to help out with Monobook Wiki as you have great skill with css in the monobook department. I remember quite well that it was your Monobook styling on Bioshock Wiki that made me want to start learning about Monobook. Without your great work, I wouldn't be able to do the work that I do today. If you would like to join our Monobook Wiki group, or if you'd like to be a casual member, it'd be wonderful. You don't have to be full time, if you want to create themes with us, it'd be great.
Er... the images don't seem to be working properly. I'll preview it, and the randomization will work then, but if I publish it, one image will just stay there, no matter how many times the page is reloaded or gone too from a different page.
Thank you both for helping me, I just have one more question, if you would bear with me. Does the method on that forum require that our wiki has a Portal/Component/Forums template? Because it doesn't seem to be working with either code.
EDIT: Er, nevermind. You just have to wait a while before refreshing it again for it to work. Thanks for all the help!
Putting a link to a nonexistent Portal/Component/Forums template on the page won't solve your problem. What you need to do is create a template (such as your Template:No cache), and within that template use the following forum tag code:
Using a div or a span to enclose the forum tag did not work for me as it generated a few tr and td tags to display the threads, which broke the HTML formatting since it wasn't expecting table rows. As a result the div or span were automatically closed by the browser before rendering those rows, which were then not affected by display:none.
I noticed in the source that the forum widget did not open its own table tag, so I fixed it by simply using table instead:
This way the whole block is interpreted correctly by the browser and entirely hidden. Not sure if it's a change in Wikia's layout in the years since or a byproduct of where I'm using this trick, but hopefully this will help others. Is it worth updating http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Prevent_page_caching_with_forum_tags since it comes up in several searches for cache tricks?