That's right, some code-literate people have hacked the system to allow you, the user, to change what certain stuff looks like. Haha, take that, Wikia!
For thumbnails, it is possible to get rid of the stupid opaque background that is set to default.
Left is the regular formatting, whilst right is the same code with the above tag added:
This is particularly useful for use on the front page templates (Vandalpedia, feature etc.) or any area with a coloured background.
Also note that you can now add a center attribute to thumbnailed images. This ain't a hack but a new feature on Mediawiki:
[[Image:Example.jpg|thumb|center|This is pretty cool.]]
The above code gives:
- Well, actually most of it was nicked from Uncyclo or Wikipedia. Don't tell anyone, though...