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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.

    May the Fourth be with you.


    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 community creation process will receive an updated background to improve readability.
    • Several new pages will be added to the MediaWiki whitelist:
      • MediaWiki:Createpage-with-video
      • MediaWiki:Edittools-upload
      • MediaWiki:Tag-*

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


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. There will be no release tomorrow (May 3, 2016) due to European office closures today in celebration of the May 1 holiday. The next release will be on Thursday, May 5 (sadly, we don't get a day off for Cinco de Mayo, but that does not stop celebrations).


    • MediaWiki:Oasis-comments-header is now whitelisted. This change is already live.
    • The lingering issues with Special:ListUsers should be resolved, though some scripts to regenerate data are still finishing up this week. Please report any remaining problems that are still visible later in the week.

    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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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.


    • Chat will receive some stability and performance improvements.
    • Several fixes for right rail Chat module behaviour will go live, such as no longer skipping over avatars when scrolling the list.
    • Note: these changes require users to refresh chat. We recommend using the method listed on this help page.
    • Also note: some custom Chat scripts may need to be updated as a result of today's update.
    • There was an issue earlier today that caused some article/blog comments to be posted twice. This has b…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.


    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.

    • We will fix an issue that could cause some protected pages to be missing the 'Edit' button.
    • We recently fixed a bug that triggered some erroneous notification emails about edits to main pages.

    • We are investigating some intermittent issues with the wikia creation process.
    • We are continuing to clean up ListUsers data. Pleas…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.


    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.

    • While today's release is a quieter one, some scheduled server maintenance was successfully performed earlier today - see Thread:1028011 for details.

    • We are looking into an issue with some new threads being created multiple times.

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



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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 recently fixed an issue where the Help:Chat right rail module was not updating correctly.
    • We recently identified and fixed a situation that could cause a user to receive an unexpectedly large number of followed page emails.
    • We will fix a case which could cause chat messages to fail to go through.

    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.

    • We will add a special …


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 a situation where self-demotion could sometimes leave some user rights behind.

    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 VisualEditor toolbar will be updated to better expose the various media options to editors.
    • When protecting pages, the options will now note that Content Moderators are also able to edit protected pages.

    Questions? Comments? Feel…



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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.


    • An issue that could cause an incorrect link to appear in thread reply email notifications will be fixed.
    • Last week we fixed an issue that could cause errors when creating template subpages.

    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.

    • Bots and Rollback users will be able to remove those rights from their own account (via Special:UserRights).

    Questions? Comments? Feel…



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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.


    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.

    • Yesterday we fixed a bug that could cause some pages to display without CSS.
    • We will fix an issue that could cause the 'user rights management' link to be missing on user contributions pages.
    • Special:Forum will no longer be blank for new communities.

    • We are continuing to review some lingering issues with Special:ListUsers…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 recently fixed a bug that was causing ListUsers information to be outdated or incorrect - cleanup is ongoing, but it should generally be returning to normal now.
    • We will fix an issue that could cause polls to display incorrectly on Forum and Message Wall pages.

    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.

    • We have expanded use of the newer mobile layout and retir…


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