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  • 12
    DaNASCAT

    Due to the upcoming US holiday weekend, there will be no release this week. The normal schedule will resume next week.


    • Issues preventing some users from changing their avatar have previously been fixed - please send us a note via Special:Contact/bug if you are still having issues changing your avatar.

    • New icons have been created for Game Guides and Community Apps, giving them a modern, themed look and feel. Check out the linked help pages to find out more about how the apps work!
    • 23 Community Apps based on gaming, entertainment and lifestyle communities have been released and are now available on the App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android, respectively.

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



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  • 9
    Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Further fixes for JavaScript on Monobook. These fixes are already live.

    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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  • 22
    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    Note: This week's release is scheduled for Thursday, November 13 due to Polish holidays at the beginning of this week.


    • Several fixes will improve the behaviour of JavaScript elements that are run after the initial page load. For example: new image galleries on Forum and Wall threads, collapsible tables in article comments, tables of contents within TabView, and more.
    • SVGs will render correctly within the new galleries. This fix is already live.
    • New galleries will now display correctl…

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  • 14
    DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • A script will be run to fix an issue that prevented some wall and forum replies from being restored. This script is already in progress.
    • A situation that could result in the welcome tool welcoming User:Wikia will be fixed.
    • The updated global navigation bar will no longer overlap anchor links. This fix is already live.
    • An issue that caused some image thumbnails to display incorrectly will be fixed. This fix is already live.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net -…



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  • 24
    Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • New image galleries will now display correctly in the VisualEditor.
    • An issue that caused some images uploaded in early October to show broken links will be fixed. This fix is already live.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • Pin links on maps can now be set as links to other wikias or external sites, using the full URL in both cases.

    Questions? Comments?…



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  • 10
    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Images from shared repositories will now appear in the new image galleries.
    • Uploading a new version of an image will no longer sometimes leaves older versions showing in Chrome. We will also run a script to fix existing images affected by this issue.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • Lua will be now enabled by default on all Wikia communties, after …


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  • 35
    DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Some users received achievement-related errors when trying to view their user page. This fix is already live.
    • The Notifications dropdown was broken on Monobook.
    • The VisualEditor template suggestions dialog showed only two columns of suggestions in Windows browsers, in some cases.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The 'recently edited' sorting option w…


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  • 30
    Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • The updated global navigation bar will no longer cover up the top section of some dialogs.
    • Map image uploads were sometimes failing in Internet Explorer 11.
    • On several special page lists, the line counter will no longer get cut off once the count passes 999. Thanks, Volunteer Developers!
    • Special:Following will receive several bug fixes, ensuring all pages can be easily removed from the list. Thanks, Volunteer Developers!

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - …



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  • 8
    DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Some more improvements are coming to the VisualEditor's template tool:

    • Adding a new template will now show suggestions based on popular templates from that wikia
    • Searching is improved, and can be performed by template name or article name - the latter will give you a list of templates used on that article.
    • When a template has no parameters, the tool will give better information on what to do.

    • Main pages will no longer sometimes be missing the horizontal line between the title and …


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  • 16
    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • New Community Apps will be released with a refreshed look, covering a variety of new topics - including some non-gaming topics like Doctor Who and Star Wars. You can find all of Wikia's apps here: Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store).

    • User accounts with names containing certain characters will no longer be prevented from joining Chat. This fix is already live.
    • A few issues preventing aspects of Wikia Maps from working correctly on some mobile devices will be fixed.

    Detailed CS…




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