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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Recently, we fixed an issue that prevented the 'GoogleDocs4MW' feature (which allows you to embed Google Spreadsheets) from working.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • We are currently rolling out a significant update to the iOS apps which adds Discussions notifications, among other tweaks. See Apps Technical Updates for more info.
    • We will increase the number of available result…


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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We will fix an issue that could cause a user to be unable to load Special:Preferences.
    • An issue that could cause an IP block to behave oddly after being modified will be fixed.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • The company logo will be updated to reflect current Fandom branding.
    • Featured wiki videos will become available on mobile pages with an infobox - see User blog:Brandon Rh…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • We will implement some tweaks to the database dump process:
      • A fix will go live that should improve the quality of dumps for wikis with Semantic MediaWiki enabled.
      • Due to some recent abuse of the 'request dump' ability (which overloaded the queue), this option will become restricted to those with admin rights. If you are not an admin, simply ask…

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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Pageview statistics are available again on Admin Dashboard, and we are continuing to look into the causes of unavailable data.
    • WAM (Wiki Activity Monitor) is once again available to view.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • A variety of improvements to translations will go live, and we are continuing to work on more.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you ha…



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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • We are aware that 'Quick Stats' on the Admin Dashboard and WAM are not currently properly returning data - these issues have been reported to the technical team.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send them to us via Special:Contact.

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    And, if you're reading this tomorrow: May the Fourth be with you!


    • We recently fixed a bug that prevented Forum Topic pages from displaying correctly.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • We've recently been making a few tweaks to our settings around anonymous editing. If anonymous editing becomes available on your wiki but your community would prefer it stay disabled, a local admi…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    Note: due to an upcoming Polish holiday, no release is planned for next Tuesday (May 2). The normal release schedule will resume on Thursday (May 4).


    • We recently fixed a JavaScript issue that caused problems for logged in users on iOS 9.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • The 'exitstitial' ad type (one that could appear when clicking external links) was discovered to still be en…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • We will fix missing page view data on Insights, particularly on the 'popular pages' list.
    • We will fix an issue where the WikiActivity tag would not update as expected.
    • An issue where the global navigation bar displayed badly on some older browsers will be fixed.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs t…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • A number of right rail modules will be redesigned as part of Wiki Modernization. These include Recent Wiki Activity, Trending Fandom Articles, and Live Chat on wiki pages, and Forum Activity and Related Threads for Forum pages. Additional modules will be updated in the future.
      • Wikis that have customized their rail modules may need to make some CSS and/or JS updates to account for this new design. The new modules use .rail-module instead of the former .module. More details on CSS change…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Today we're highlighting some changes in the latest Community App release for Android, currently in progress, since there are several notable new features:
      • The new notifications system will become available within the apps, allowing app users to stay up to date easily even if they have not opted into push or email notifications.
      • New users will be able to register Fandom accounts using their Google account, similar to the way Facebook Connect works. Existing users will be able to con…

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