Recently I've noticed when I try to right click on some articles on other fandoms they won't open. This also occurs when I try to open them in a new window, a window will briefly open than close. So far this only appears to happen when I'm using Google Chrome, I have not had this same type of problem in Internet Explorer. I don't think it's a virus as I've refreshed my computer a few times just to make sure. Is this happening to anyone else?
one of lists of adblock (easylist) has rule that disables all popups for fandom.com domain. there is no distinction between "ad popups" and any other popups. all popups are blocked. that means u can't open new tab\window.
if u using adblock, then open adblock console in the dev tools, then try to open something in new tab. u will see something fascinating.
it is. look at ur browser setting, installed extensions, antiviruses, firewalls and other software. something in ur browser blocking popups. keep in mind: software works even if u don't know about it.
alternative way: do nothing and wait until fandom staff will contact to maintainers of filters (or chrome developers, cuz it is part of chrome that can't see difference between automated popup and user-requested window) and will resolve the problem for u.
When I try to open "diff" or "hist" links from Special:RecentChanges or Special:Contributions (also "cur"/"prev" links in page history) in a new tab, browser fails to do anything. Opening links that don't have query ('?' in url) in a new tab still works. This issue started less than a week ago (and only on wikia; wikipedia works fine).
This bug occurs regardless of method of opening link in new tab (tried: middle click, right click + selecting "Open link in new tab" from context menu, and ctrl-enter keyboard shortcut – in all tests, nothing happened, no new tabs). It occurs in Chrome browser, both in Windows 10 and Chrome OS. However, this issue does not happen when using Firefox. (In both browsers using adblock extension from same company.)
Sorry for the late reply. I submitted a bug report and got a quick response saying that ad block software or extensions were the cause. After disabling my Google Chrome's ad block extension I'm now able to right click and open articles in new tabs or windows without difficultly.
I don't see how it could be "out of their hands." If everything worked fine with ad block running before, and now it doesn't work, then the changes to the site are the cause, not ad block. Why not roll-back those changes as a temporary measure, and then try to figure out what went wrong?
It's all well and good that we know that there's a bug and know how to correct for it, but what of the average reader who doesn't watch Community Central forum threads for explanations of strange website behavior. If a reader is impeded in finding information, there's nothing keeping them from looking it up on another site.
Adblockers make changes too, you know. Since ad makers keep coming up with ways to bypass existing blocks, ad blockers have to beef up their defenses. Fandom can't change anything. At most they can contact the blockers, and they probably already have. It's out of their hands.
Sorry, but that just doesn't hold water. One adblocker mistakenly blocking Wikia, I could understand. But when several blockers suddenly start doing it all at the same time, that seems to indicate that Wikia broke something, not the blockers.
I could be wrong though, because of course I'm such a rube that I'm incapable of configuring an adblocker properly.
@Fngplg: I don't know much on coding at all, but I've been having this problem as well, and it is annoying considering our wiki tends to edit quite a bit of pages at a time. How would I go about editing my adblock?
filter will work on all pages from the domain fandom.com. target is the left part of the rule. u can modify the regexp to allow to open links that leads to fandom.com only. use link above to learn more about filters.
I was having trouble understanding the rule, so if it turned out that the rule only applied to links to fandom.com, it would indeed matter if it's happening to other links that happen to be on the website (which it is).
I just wanted to confirm my understanding. *shrug*