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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.


    • When editing comment replies with visual mode disabled, the edit area will now use the correct available width. Thanks for this fix, Volunteer Developers!
    • In the classic editor switching from Visual mode to Source mode will no longer send your cursor to the very end of the page.
    • In the VisualEditor, in Firefox, opening the source dialog will no longer send your cursor to the end of the text.
    • Portable infoboxes would show an error when includeonly tags were used. This fix is already live.…

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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 behaviour of portable infoboxes within the VisualEditor will be improved.

    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 list of template pages where infobox migration is suggested will be narrowed. This change is already live.
    • The flow for account creation will be a little more streamlined.
    • Creating a new flag will now migrate articles using the related templa…


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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 portable infobox migration tool is now available on all communities. Check out Ducksoup's staff blog post for more information.

    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 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 founder "daily digest" email will now include references, and links to, the proper wikia instead of Community Central.
    • New users will no longer be welcomed multiple times via email or on their Message Walls.
    • Background images will now display properly in Safari 8.

    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 are relaxing the restriction on MediaWiki pages to …


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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.

    Thursday's planned release will include the fixes originally scheduled for Tuesday.


    • When trying to publish Lua Module pages, errors will now correctly be reported to the user.
    • The 'Disable category module' user preference will be restored to working order.
    • Insights pagination will show the correct number of 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.

    • Insights…


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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.

    Update: Due to the ongoing work around site security work (mentioned below), we have decided to delay today's update - the planned changes will come later this week instead.


    • When trying to publish Lua Module pages, errors will now correctly be reported to the user.
    • The 'Disable category module' user preference will be restored to working order.
    • Insights pagination will show the correct number of pages.

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



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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.


    • When editing a comment, then editing it again, the correct version of the comment will now be shown in the edit area.
    • Thread reply notification emails will no longer include links incorrectly pointing to standalone replies (they will point to the main thread, as intended).
    • Fixes will go live that ensure actions by logged-out users trigger the expected email notifications.

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



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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.

    • When starting a new wikia while logged out, forgetting your account password will no longer restart the process.
    • When logging in using Facebook, doing so will no longer cause issues with certain page URLs.
    • Page subheadings (e.g. 'Redirected from...') will no longer be oversized on smaller screens.
    • An incorrect link to our…

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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.

    • Links to images that have been used in forum/wall threads or blog comments will no longer incorrectly redirect users to those locations.

    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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  • 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.


    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.

    • Another round of email updates will arrive - along with some minor tweaks, all remaining email types should now be updated to the new style. If you spot any issues, or still get any emails with an older style, please let us know!

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


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