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July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015

Pop-ups

Several times now, when I go to SW, I see large, window-filling Flash-based pop-up advertisements. What's more, the "close" buttons on the ads don't always work (in which case I must refresh the webpage). I have seen the "Dominion" ad on the main page, and a video game ad on the sign-in page. Prod, Procyon, is there anything you can do about this? Thanks! Wjk (talk) 18:47, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate it and do our best to stop it. Procyon 23:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
...and it's still happening, today with a Jeep ad on the home-page. (Note that I was logged out at the time it happened; maybe this has something to do with it?) Wjk (talk) 00:49, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
And it is still happening, again with the Jeep ad on the homepage, even when logged in. Wjk (talk) 00:56, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Wjk (talk · contribs), some of these we are aware of, and we are contractually obligated to display them. We don't love them either but unfortunately, they keep the site in business. The ads are our single revenue source since we don't charge anyone anything to access the content on the site. Without them, we wouldn't be able to pay for the server hosting fees. We try to keep pop-ups to an absolute minimum, but sometimes you have to agree to a certain amount, or the ad server companies aren't interested in working with you. Please understand that for the site to stay alive, they are necessary, but we will do everything we can to keep the annoyances to a minimum. Procyon 01:12, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
We don't have any ad-related customization for logged-in vs. logged-out so that won't change what you see. I'm not sure how much we can do about popups, but if you see interstitial ads please let us know. If you can get us a screenshot of what you're seeing and upload it, I can ask. -- Prod (talk) 13:37, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Do pop-ups have to display for StrategyWiki to get money? I have Adblock Plus and don't get any. Flufftailer (talk) 14:49, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Technically, if the ad server is unable to deliver the code to your browser to display, they don't count that among the impressions that they owe us money on. I'm not going to say what our users should and should not do. I will simply say that using ad blocking software reduces the amount of money we earn to fund the site. Procyon 15:30, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

"Whale" skin broken

When I logged on to the site today, I discovered the "Whale" skin (which I have been using since the old "BlueCloud" one was killed off in 2012) was broken; it is now just displaying as blank white pages with Times New Roman text! Is anyone else using this skin (if anyone else does) suffering this problem, or is it just me? Namcorules (talk) 16:00, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Strange, I'll take a look into it. Thanks for letting me know! -- Prod (talk) 16:01, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
This should be fixed now, please clear your cache. -- Prod (talk) 16:06, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

There's some *extremely* serious issue at the moment with ALL pages. There are no scrollbars, at all, for the default theme. It's been that way for at least a week now. It's pretty much impossible to make use of the site due to this.--75.185.60.9 04:36, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Anonymous

I see no such issue with the site, I am able to use it perfectly fine. What device and browser are you attempting to view the site through? Procyon 12:02, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
There seems to be something broken with the beta versions of Chrome. It used to be a problem in 44, but I just tried it and it seems to be working. Maybe it's some experimental feature that keeps getting pushed off? -- Prod (talk) 16:58, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
It's caused by Chrome reacting to the height CSS property applied to the HTML and Body tags. Height:100% causes Chrome to think the element should be as large as the window, but it doesn't account for overflow. --Sigma 7 (talk) 04:36, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Live preview breaking save button

When I enable live preview, it updates the preview pane whenever I push Show Preview, but Save Page still asks me to click Show Preview first and remains unusable (at least in Chrome). Is that a bug in Chrome or in the wiki's live preview system? --MandL27 (talk) 23:34, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

I tried it from firefox and it's a problem there as well. I'll try and get in touch with the developer of the ForcePreview extension. Once you're autoconfirmed you won't be forced to preview anymore, so this should only be temporary. -- Prod (talk) 01:56, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, at least it isn't browser-specific to the one most people use. :P And thanks in advance for relaying this to the devs. --MandL27 (talk) 03:03, 15 August 2015 (UTC)