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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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  • 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 API issue that was preventing some bots from being used on Fandom.

    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 Maps extension is now available across all wikis.

    • We're working on fixing WAM, which is currently displaying a blank page. Update: WAM is now visible again.

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




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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.


    • When viewing the full site layout on a mobile device, the footer will now use the full width available.
    • Clicking portable infobox images in Monobook will link to the file page, instead of the raw images.
    • The Fandom logo next to staff comments and posts will link to the correct location.
    • Searching for a space (" ") or a name ending in a colon (":") will no longer send users to a blank page.

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



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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.


    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 Mobile Main Page tool now includes the ability to set a text description and representative image for a community. This text and image will be used in various ways around the Fandom network, such as in search results and on Community App home screens. This functionality is analogous to what was previously offered in the retired Special:Pr…

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  • DaNASCAT

    With the upcoming Thursday code release for November 3, 2016, our communities that utilize the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension will be placed onto version 2.4.1 of the feature. This is a major update - going from 1.8 (and 2.0 for select communities) to this version. As such, we are preparing some release notes specifically relating to the extension.


    First, it is important to note that the main impetus behind this change was to increase technical performance. SMW is a very technically expensive tool, though the designers of the tool deserve a lot of credit for constantly rewriting core parts of code to improve performance. The main change happened in SMW 1.9, which forced wikis onto a new database schema called "SMWStore3". SMWStore3 is a…


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