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Wiki bug

Dunno if this is just me, but when browsing the WiiBrew wiki in Google Chrome, the links that usually appear directly beneath the WiiBrew logo are very far down the page. Works fine in Firefox and other browsers, only appears to be Chrome. Anyone else get this? --SifJar 20:15, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

I can confirm this using the Beta version of Google Chrome for Linux (Ubuntu 9.04), where the left pane always starts in the same column, but below the main right side.-Kage Korosu 21:04, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
I can also confirm this bug (i'm using the exact same specs as Kage). This is just a shot in the dark, but I'm guessing this is how GChrome's modified version of WebKit rendering engine (the same one that Safari uses, only modded) handles it.Abyrne55 23:54, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
huh, i just thought thats how it was. iv never logged on here in Ubuntu i guess, only on windows which i use chrome for default browsing. strange.--Hatredg0d 03:11, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Ohhh, i see what your saying now, when your not logged in it appears below the page contents, the strange thing is that it only started doing this to me after installing this http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US/aboutGFW/pages/directx.aspx and yes, only in chrome after that update to direct X. --Hatredg0d 23:04, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Featured Section

Featured section is total win. Esp. the media part. --ChuckBartowski 06:27, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Wait, are you joking? --Zack 17:00, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

ad feedback

I'm really starting to get sick of the ads like "Play downloaded wii games"... If we cannot post about piracy, then the same rules should apply to the ads. Toagac 16:13, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

We have control over Google AdSense? — Extrems (talkcontribs) 16:30, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, there's an option to "control competitor ads." Just type in their domains and their ads won't appear. I know you don't compete with them, by the way. I'm just trying to help. --Zack 17:52, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
You know how many pages there are on Google about Wii piracy? I'll give you a clue - a LOT. And the owner of the AdSense account doesn't have the time to manually remove every one of them, especially as more are added daily. Just get an Ad Blocker in your browser. --SifJar 20:12, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Suggestions

Under the Homebrew navigation section could you add Homebrew in development? Gamewizard71 01:35, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

It's already under the section Development. Crayon 01:58, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
No the Sidebar navigator under the Wiibrew LOGO. Gamewizard71 22:53, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

We should setup a general standard for programs, i.e. buttons use for control, exit procedure, interface layout, icon size/byte, etc. esp. crash prevention/rescue mechanism (like reserved INTs for reset). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Iowii (talkcontribs) 08:01, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

WinZip® has developed a new compression algorithym which compresses even more tightly than rar/zip. Can the word be spread to have developers consider implementing *.zipx® support in general? XL-DJK —Preceding undated comment added 18:50, 27 October 2009 (UTC).

this is REALLY not the right place for this. if you had taken a second to read the box at the top of this page you would have seen that this page is about the wiki NOT about the wii. you should probably post this on the talk pages of the emulators that support compressed roms. start here --Yossi 19:05, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
You should provide a link to the source code of this new compression algorithm. Without that, your suggestion is kind of useless. --Crayon (talk) 19:11, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Forum Down

Thursday July 9 2009 820 AM PST forum looks down from this location and from another proxy.

Sunday August 9 2009 256 PM PST forum is down again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kieranmullen (talkcontribs) 15:22, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

500 internal error --Aujakev 14:12, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

This page will always tell you if the forums are down or not: [1] --14:21, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

I think that the logo in the upper right could stand for a change. It seems like something that was thought up at the founding of the site and never really evolved. Maybe we could get someone to work on it. --Williamdude1 02:01, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Go for it. As long as you leave the one on the upper-left alone. -- MetaFight 11:16, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree. I'll post an idea soon... --Elisherer 06:50, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
(Oops, I meant the upper left. The one with the faucet on the wii console)--Williamdude1 23:08, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
No! I like that logo! Maybe the colors could be tweaked a bit or something, but it definitely does not need to be replaced. (But then, there are those who would oppose any change... I suppose I am being one of those right now.)  — SheeEttin 21:27, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
If you use the nostalgia skin, the logo is on the right, see? --Yossi 21:53, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Search broken?

It looks like the search results are all out of date. Is there an indexer that hasn't been running lately? Mu mind 13:12, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

ya it doesn't have enough redirects, or they get deleted. if i want to find something here that i dont know the exact spelling or spaceing i just google whatever it is im looking for with wiibrew at the end, then its the top result. example: startpatch, so i type in google "startpatch wiibrew". works like a charm for me. --Hatredg0d 03:07, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Ads

I just recently noticed that now there is an ad in the middle of the Wiibrew main page... And it's annoying... Gamewizard71 01:57, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I just realized that you have a Adsense Template on the Main Page... Why? Gamewizard71 01:59, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure they'd be more than happy to remove the ads if you decided to pay the operation costs of running this site. I don't understand why you won't pay their operation costs... and it's annoying... -- MetaFight 12:05, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Served! Seriously, you want to see annoying ads, look at x10.com. dictionary.com has gotten pretty bad, too. I will say that real-estate-wise, it would be nice if they cut the height in half, maybe put another small one elsewhere... But yeah, you're complaining to the wrong people. --Mu mind 12:42, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
  try this: homepage-V2--Aujakev 14:41, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
That was deleted, so dont bother trying it. Anyway, get yourself Firefox and install AdBlock+ (or you can get it for Chrome as well), and you can enjoy ad free web browsing. --SifJar 14:23, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
I have that, but i was thinking of the people who dont have firefox, --Aujakev 13:49, 24 November 2009 (UTC)


Feature for Wiki

Since the Homebrew Channel can load from USB, but some apps wont, there should be a small box near the app description (Autor, download, etc) that says if its loadable via USB Yes/No. cuz i dunno if its just me but the app Cheat Manager (from HBB) when i load it from USB it faills to start. --Wiiman1 04:13, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

RSS

This has been down for a few weeks, is this gonna be permanent? Beegee7730 17:27, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Fixed :-) --Mechaelvis 17:04, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Support for Trucha Bug Restorer

This is in reference to [2], particularly the second page, where there is discussion about whether or not there should be support here for apps to restore trucha bug. The only legal app I know of capable of doing this on a "virgin" 4.0+ Wii is Trucha Bug Restorer (TBR). This app is completely legal, and cannot itself be used for piracy. The Trucha Bug has many uses, such as System Mod tools e.g. preloader and StartPatch, both of which are supported here. It is also necessary for many of the more advanced apps here, like FSToolbox and the like. Overall, I feel that this app should be supported here, as it in itself cannot enable priacy, its just one step which must be done before piracy. However, it does not necessarily lead to piracy. If a n00b comes to the forums and is told they need to restore trucha bug, but we cant tell them how to do it, they will google it, find a fail guide with random warez crap in it, and follow it. So by not allowing support for this app on WiiBrew, we may be leading people into the dangerous and illegal territory of warez. So could any SysOp who has bothered to read this think it over please? Thanks SifJar 20:36, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

*Ahem*, I'd just like to say:
  1. Your definition of legal carries no weight in any situation where a definition of legal would be useful to anybody.
  2. Nobody here is responsible for the stupid actions of wii owners. If a "noob" fuxors their system because the app you want isn't available here it is by no means wiibrew's fault for not enabling said "noob."
  3. FSToolbox is NOT an advanced app. It's a ticking timebomb.
  4. Why do people keep thinking this place is a democracy? I'm not saying it's a dictatorship, but why should people who contribute absolutely nothing concrete to the "scene" have any say in how this site is run? This "scene" owes nobody anything. This site never asked to be a "scene." This site doesn't owe anyone anything. Just because you feel strongly about something doesn't mean people have to listen to you.
Forever an ass, -- MetaFight 03:40, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
The only reason I see that Trucha Bug Restorer isn't on WiiBrew is...no-one has added it! --Tantric 04:23, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
MetaFight: What do you mean about that legal crap? It IS legal, there is no dodging that fact. It does nothing illegal. It is no more illegal than say, HBC.
Tantric: So there is nothing in the rules to say it can't be added? Sweet. --SifJar 18:12, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi again. I have no clue if that app is legal or not. I haven't looked, and, more importantly, I'm not a lawyer. My point was that neither are you. Discussing legality when one has no true knowledge of such matters is pointless. -- MetaFight 00:17, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
Oh, and also, this is not the place to be discussing these matters. This page is meant to be discussion on the wiibrew Main Page. -- MetaFight 00:19, 28 November 2009 (UTC)