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Bad. Application. Design.

Folks like me who browse with javascript turned off most of the time, ... will be distinctly turned off. I know I am.

Please, restore the login page that lets you log in without requiring Javascript. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 17:49, November 18, 2009 (UTC)

Please visit w:Forum:Help desk for all complaints about Wikia and their processes. I understand your pain but there isn't much we can do about it, they didn't advise us (esp. me) of this beforehand. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 23:02, November 19, 2009 (UTC)
I actually worked on the project to update the signin process: however, this is not an intended effect. Special:Signup has a login area on the right. Are you not seeing this? Kirkburn  talk  contr 23:36, November 19, 2009 (UTC)
I use the NoScript addon for Firefox, and am able to selectively allow Javascript on a per-address basis. With Javascript disabled for wowwiki.com, the log in button under the area on the right is unresponsive. Enable it, and voila. Other "login" buttons on the page seemed inappropriate, so I did not try them. I am sorry I was not clear; it is this particular experience that I am complaining about.--Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 00:51, November 20, 2009 (UTC)

No change to date. Still 'broken'. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 00:33, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

To further clarify, the "log in" button at the top right is fine and takes you to the intended login page. The "log in" button on the login form (right one) on that page results in a "#" link; a sure sign of a JS link. Hitting return will submit the form fine though.
Tested in IE 8, Chrome 3 and FF 3.5.5. --   00:14, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks - the hitting Return key instead of trying to click on the link works in Firefox with NoScript. I've been unable to log-in since this changed so nice to see a workaround! Tequima (talk)
And moreso, I'm glad to see I'm not alone in Javascriptlessness... --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 22:43, February 8, 2010 (UTC)


I logged in this morning to find the friendly "login button" is back! Yay! Thanks to whoever (WoWwiki or wikia staff) that brought it back. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 18:51, February 11, 2010 (UTC)


I find I [need to complain] about JavaScript-required logging in again. Without JavaScript, no text entry boxes appear. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 17:53, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

Yay! All better again! --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 17:21, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

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