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  • 2
    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.


    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 clicking a redlink with the new VisualEditor enabled, anonymous users will see a short message "The article [name] does not yet exist on this wikia. You can help out by adding a few sentences." with an option to proceed or cancel. This will facilitate some tracking to help us learn more about how anonymous user…

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    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.


    • Special pages updates were not running on some wikias. (This fix is already live.)
    • For the new VisualEditor:
      • Extra editor entry points were appearing in Monobook
      • VisualEditor was not loading when a wikia had poorly written custom JS
      • 'Focus mode', where other elements of the page fade out while editing, was not working properly on RTL wikias.
      • In Safari, the page background color was visible inside the editor

    • The notification bubble is remaining visible even after notifications are dis…


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    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.


    • This week we are updating the way the editor preference behaves: rather than being a basic "on/off" switch that can result in users experiencing three quite different editors across Wikia, it is becoming a drop-down preference that gives users more control. Note that users should notice no difference unless they choose to alter the setting. Please see Help:VisualEditor for more details.

    • Community Messages on WikiActivity displayed broken 'Edit' links when section headers were u…


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  • 33
    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.


    • The gallery tool was missing the options to modify and reorder media.
    • Recent chat history was not being shown when entering chat.

    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 Forum's 'related discussions' module will no longer display at the end of articles if no related discussions exist. Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this change.
    • CTRL/Command-clic…


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  • 18
    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.


    • Media thumbnails in forum, wall and blog comments weren't always showing.

    • Promote image uploads are not currently functioning.
    • Some page histories are having problems loading in Safari 7 on OS X and iOS.

    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 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 "link=" option within Slideshows was not working.
    • VisualEditor: defaultsort values are no longer converted to 'null' while editing. (This fix went live in a previous release)

    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.

    • Collapsing and sorting can now be used together in tables. Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leav…



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  • 13
    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.


    • To complement the Special:ListAdmins and Special:ListBots links, Special:ListStaff, Special:ListHelpers, Special:ListVSTF aliases have been added. (Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this.)

    • The beta VisualEditor's loading indicator now works correctly when opening the editor more than once on a page.
    • Single log entries in RecentChanges were styled incorrectly. (Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this.)
    • Avatars were not updating correctly.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at …




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  • 24
    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.


    • Pagination links on Special:NewFiles had incorrect labels.
    • Additional changes were made to ensure that the latest replies on Wall and Forum threads are always visible. This fix is already live. Please report any continued issues via Special:Contact.

    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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  • 18
    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.


    • Forums and Message Wall threads were not always showing the latest content. This fix is already live.
    • Images with names containing '?' (and certain other special characters) had broken thumbnails. This fix is already live.
    • New user accounts were not listed in Special:Log/newusers. This fix is already live.
    • Lazy Loading behavior improved for images within scrollable divs.
    • Long page titles caused layout problems in Internet Explorer 11.

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



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  • 12
    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.


    • The VisualEditor's link inspector tool was sometimes cut off at the bottom, when editing near the end of a page.

    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 editing in the VisualEditor, other elements of the page will now fade out, reducing distractions from the editing area.
    • The VisualEditor toolbar has been updated - for example, 'Page settings' is now…


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