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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.


    • ListUsers no longer shows odd, broken results for some bot-global listings. This fix is already live.
    • Videos with certain special characters in their title no longer show broken thumbnails. This fix is already live.
    • Larger Ogg files will no longer sometimes fail to play in Chrome. This fix is already live. Updates dependent on caching.

    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'…



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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.


    Keyboard shortcuts will be gaining some helpful new features tomorrow. No more fussing with access keys - simple letter presses can take you where you want to go. You can also filter a list of special functions and pages using a filterable list.

    For more details, check out Help:Keyboard shortcuts or simply type '?' tomorrow. If you have feedback on this new feature, please send it in to Special:Contact/feedback!

    Note: if you like the existing keyboard shortcuts, they will continue to …


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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.


    • An issue that caused chat bans to function incorrectly was fixed earlier this week.

    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.

    • Email translations will be improved in a variety of languages, including Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese.

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



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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. Note: this release went live earlier today, rather than tomorrow. Normal update scheduling will resume with Thursday's update.


    • Insights now includes a 'Popular Pages' list, listing the most popular pages on each community. Ever wondered which articles bring the most visitors to your site? Now you can easily find out!
    • Some minor updates have been made to Wikia's global navigation, related to the launch of Fandom. Read more about Fandom on this blog post!

    • An issue that could cause blocke…


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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.

    Note: the next scheduled update is planned for Monday next week, rather than Tuesday. The schedule will return to normal afterwards.


    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.

    • Special:Templates will indicate whether an infobox is of the new (portable) type.

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


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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 an issue that could cause pagination to be missing on some Insights lists.

    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.


    • Pages from Wikia pinned to Pinterest will now be "rich pins", always retaining the source URL and showcasing the source community.
    • We will retire the "Recent changes across Wikia" box, currently seen at the top of Special:RecentChanges…



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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.


    Tomorrow, the 'Moderator' group will be receiving a significant update: the current group will be renamed 'Discussion Moderator' and will gain a couple of abilities, and a new group will be available, called 'Content Moderator'. Read this blog post for more details!


    • In portable infoboxes, file namespaces that start with a lowercase letter will now be accepted.
    • Insights pageviews column labels will no longer be cut short in some languages.
    • An issue that prevented page creation in certa…


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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.


    • The VisualEditor will now be visible in the Edge browser (the successor to Internet Explorer).
    • Portable infobox image captions will now render special characters correctly.
    • Earlier today, we fixed a bug that caused Chat to be unavailable on some communities over the weekend.
    • Also earlier today, we fixed an issue that prevented avatars from being updated.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mus…



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  • DaNASCAT

    Welcome back to our regular update schedule, which resumes with Thursday's release. We hope you all had an enjoyable holiday period, however you spent it! Below 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.


    • Portable infoboxes will receive several bug fixes, including:
      • An issue affecting variable numbering will be fixed (now correctly starting at '1' instead of '0').
      • Images containing special symbols (like '+') will now be recognized.
      • Non-English 'File' namespaces that contain spaces will now be recognized.
    • The creation process for data…

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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.

    This will be the final scheduled release of 2015.
    Normal releases will resume on January 7, 2016. Happy New Year from everyone at Wikia!

    • Tabbed images on Portable Infoboxes are now functional when using Preview in the classic editor.
    • Tabbed images on Portable Infoboxes now work on Monobook.
    • CAPTCHA was not working in VisualEditor, in some cases.
    • In some cases, images from Portable Infoboxes were not being used to represent the page elsewhere on the community (for example, on category pa…

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