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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.

    Note: due to an upcoming Polish holiday, no release is planned for next Tuesday (May 2). The normal release schedule will resume on Thursday (May 4).


    • We recently fixed a JavaScript issue that caused problems for logged in users on iOS 9.

    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 'exitstitial' ad type (one that could appear when clicking external links) was discovered to still be en…


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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

    • We will fix missing page view data on Insights, particularly on the 'popular pages' list.
    • We will fix an issue where the WikiActivity tag would not update as expected.
    • An issue where the global navigation bar displayed badly on some older browsers will be fixed.

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


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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.


    • A number of right rail modules will be redesigned as part of Wiki Modernization. These include Recent Wiki Activity, Trending Fandom Articles, and Live Chat on wiki pages, and Forum Activity and Related Threads for Forum pages. Additional modules will be updated in the future.
      • Wikis that have customized their rail modules may need to make some CSS and/or JS updates to account for this new design. The new modules use .rail-module instead of the former .module. More details on CSS change…

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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.


    • Today we're highlighting some changes in the latest Community App release for Android, currently in progress, since there are several notable new features:
      • The new notifications system will become available within the apps, allowing app users to stay up to date easily even if they have not opted into push or email notifications.
      • New users will be able to register Fandom accounts using their Google account, similar to the way Facebook Connect works. Existing users will be able to con…

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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.


    • We will fix an issue where the WikiActivity tag would not update as expected.
    • We recently discovered and fixed an issue that could cause some SVGs that used gradients to render incorrectly. Affected images should update over the next week.
    • We will fix an issue where some Mobile Main Page updates would not save 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

    • We recently updated the …


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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

    • It will no longer be possible for admins to enable or disable the Achievements feature via Special:WikiFeatures. However, the feature can be enabled or disabled by Fandom staff, upon request.
      • The feature is considered deprecated, though at this time we have no plans to disable it on communities where it is currently in use.
    • On the Discussions n…

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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 a bug that caused wordmarks and backgrounds to fail to show on some non-English communities.

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

    • We are transitioning images towards being served over secure HTTPS connections.

    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 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.


    • The new on-site notifications will be visible on mobile wiki pages. They are already visible on mobile Discussions pages and all wiki and Discussions desktop pages.

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

    • A variety of updates and fixes to translations will go live, and more are being worked on.

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



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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.


    • We recently fixed an issue that caused some site functionality to break on older browsers (particularly iOS 9). Regardless of this fix, we strongly recommend keeping your devices as up to date as possible, particularly as this helps keep you safe online. Check for browser and device updates today!
    • We also recently fixed an issue where newly uploaded account avatars were not displaying correctly.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-rel…



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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.


    • A new on-site notifications system will become available on the global navigation for desktop users, on both wiki pages and Discussions pages. Mobile web users will also be able to receive notifications via this new system. There are no changes to the older system that delivers Message Wall and Forum notifications. See the staff blog post for more details.

    • Several bug fixes will go live for the page header test.
    • Special:Block will correctly hide options that don't apply to the chose…


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