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I recently noticed an "ondblclick" attribute on the body tag of all articles which results in redirecting the user to the edit page, should they double click the article.

Personally, as I read lengthy passages and scroll up/down, I frequently double-click content (being the idiosyncratic Trekkie + nervous programmer that I am). I also highlight text in amusing patterns during this nervous process, but that's another story.

Therefore I personally find this annoying, and am curious if anybody else does. If enough people agree that it's either annoying, or completely unnecessary, I hereby petition to have this behavior removed. --Buster Kincaid 21:17, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

P.S. - I have just realized this behavior only occurs for users that have not logged in. Strange, but still annoying as I don't always log in. --Buster Kincaid 21:23, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, this is a setting that can be set in preferences. For some reason Wikia has decided to completely change the default settings for anons. They now have the "advanced" recent changes list and the double click for edit set to on across all wikis. The whole thing is completely annoying when you try to use the site while not logged in. I've talked about it with a few wikia people and the've indicated that it will not change back, no matter how much we complain. Thart doesn't mean we should stop complaining though. Just do it at #wikia and wikia.com --Bp 21:40, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
That is not what I saw indicated in the forum you directed me too. The one response I saw from Wikia indicated they are looking at changing it back. --OuroborosCobra talk 21:57, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
This just seems to work with Internet Explorer, doesn't it? There is no reaction in "my" Firefox. : [defchris] :: [ talk ] : 23:05, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

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