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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    • Discussions Insights will become available for admins and moderators. You can read more about the feature on this forum thread. The data on the page updates every 24 hours.
      • In the near future, we will be making some small improvements:
        • The community avatar and discussions header images will display on this page
        • Displaying the exact tally for values that are greater than 999 (currently those show as "999+")

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed sit…



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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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 'Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary' preference was causing issues when creating pages via the VisualEditor.
    • We recently fixed an issue where some tabbed images in portable infoboxes were not behaving correctly.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • When editing an infobox in the VisualEditor, image inputs now provide direct access to …


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. We hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday break!

    Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update.

    Note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights - this is especially true of today's update, as it has been a few weeks since a major code release.


    • We will fix some issues in Discussions around encoding and rendering of non-Latin characters, for URLs used in posts.
    • An issue where searching in lowercase could cause search suggestions to disappear will be fixed.
    • An issue that could cause the VisualEditor to unintentionally remove sections of article content was recently fixed.

    Recent mobile ap…



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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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 last significant code release of 2016.
    We do this to help ensure site stability over the holiday period.
    Regular updates will resume in early January 2017. Happy Holidays from everyone at Fandom!

    • An issue that could cause Japanese text to display incorrectly will be fixed.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • Social media links in the global footer will be updated, …


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    • 'Following' functionality will be added to the Discussions web interface.
      • The new 'Following' list becomes one of the two primary lists that a user is presented with. This list of followed posts is sorted by date of most recent reply.
      • The main post list (now labeled 'All') can still be sorted by 'Latest' or 'Trending', with those options moved to the left side of the page.
      • There will now be separate email notification preferences for upvotes and replies to followed posts.
      • The option …

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • Special:ChatBanList will receive an updated look, and will no longer list expired bans.
    • Sharing options (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) will return as a button to the right of the Talk/Comments button at the top of articles.
    • The Discussions activity feed will receive updates to improve the look across different themes and languages.

    Questions? Comments?…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    • Clicking the 'Add New Page' option when visiting a wiki for the first time will no longer scroll the page to below the footer.
    • The Fandom logo next to staff comments and posts will link to the correct location.
    • An issue that could cause thread titles to disappear was recently fixed.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • On communities where Forum is enabled but has zero content, we …


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    • Missing Admin Dashboard 'Quick Stats' for November 18 have been restored.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • The start a wiki process will receive a refreshed and simplified design.
    • The VisualEditor will receive a few updates:
      • The minimum editor height will be significantly increased, so it doesn't feel like you're looking through a tank's window when editing a short page!
      • The lic…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    • After testing various placements, an "Add a Page" button will be added to the article header, under the page count, which is the location that resulted in the most new page creations.

    • Shared images will no longer have a broken link in their descriptions.
    • We will fix a case where portable infoboxes displayed the first item in an unordered list with an asterisk ('*') instead of a bullet point.
    • Account rename logs will once again display on local wikis (listing renames of users who have…


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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. 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.


    • Special:Search behaviour around special characters will be improved, fixing some situations where it could return a blank page.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

    • Dark wiki diff styling will be updated to significantly improve readability - in particular, bright highlighting is being toned down. Additionally, dark diffs on undo pages and the classic editor's 'show changes' popu…


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