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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 recently fixed an issue that caused the Game Guides app to fail to show content for newly added communities. If the issue persists in your app, we suggest removing and re-adding affected communities.
    • We will fix a JS error that can affect anonymous visitors, causing the right-rail chat module to be blank.
    • We will fix an issue that prevented admins who have yet to contribute to a community from being listed on the Community Page.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical…



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  • Kirkburn

    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 case where the User namespace edit button would continue to say 'Edit profile' instead of 'View source' when the viewer does not have edit permissions.
    • We have recently fixed several cases that could cause Lua errors on some communities.

    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 update the icon shown on redirect pages to a higher quality ve…


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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 bug that caused the 'popular pages' Insights list to be empty on some communities.
    • Chat emoticons/emojis will no longer be case-sensitive. May (Happy) faces abound!

    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.

    • On the Community Page admins will now be listed in a separate section above the 'top contributors' module, and they will be ordered by recent act…


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  • Kirkburn

    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 Community Page will gain a "Community to-do list" section, which can be freely edited by admins. Additionally, the "Help" module is being updated and moved to the top of the right column.
    • Release notes for Wikia's mobile apps will now be listed on Apps Technical Updates on Community Central, and will be updated whenever a major release is made.

    • We will fix an issue that caused "chat-user-menu-" to be shown in the right rail Help:Chat module instead of the correct text.
    • We will fix…


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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 have identified and fixed the cause of the missing statistics on Admin Dashboad for July 9th.

    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.


    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.

    • Customizable guidelines for Discussions are now available. Admins can enter guidelines via the web version of Discussions. They can be accessed via links in the web and mobile web layouts. Guidelines can also be accessed by adding /d/g after the community's main URL, e.g. http://starwars.wikia.com/d/g. Using this URL …

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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 hope those in the US and elsewhere had an enjoyable weekend! Our normal weekly release schedule resumes tomorrow.


    • Tabview behaviour will be improved on mobile devices.
    • We will fix a case that could cause template wikitext to appear on the mobile layout.
    • Tweaks will be made to help improve ListUsers reliability.

    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 'edi…


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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.

    Note: no release is scheduled for next Tuesday (July 5), due to the US Independence Day holiday weekend.


    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.

    • Custom CSS will be enabled on Special:Community.
    • We will make some tweaks to who is shown in the 'Top Contributors' module on Special:Community, which should solve some cases where users were missing.

    Questions? Comment…


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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.


    • As previously announced, the updated login/signup links and flows on the desktop site have now been updated for all communities! Please report any issues that you encounter.
    • Special:Community has been enabled across the top 5000 communities on Wikia. See also the announcement blog post.

    • We have identified a situation that could cause notifications to fail to show up. If you continue to see issues after the release, please let us know.

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




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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.


    • As mentioned on Monday, the updated login/signup links and flows on the desktop site have been updated for all Spanish and Russian communities. This updated method of authentication will be rolled out to more languages in the next few days. Please report any issues that you encounter.

    • Category Exhibition will now show up to 16 subcategories (up from 8).

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




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