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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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  • 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 All Saints' Day, a holiday in Poland, no release is scheduled for Tuesday November 1. Regular updates will resume on Thursday November 3.


    • On file pages, the encoding of the 'Replace' link (on the edit button dropdown) 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

    • The Google Play app store link will be updated in email footers.
    • Our Android and iOS apps are receivi…


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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.


    • Several missing translations will be fixed in account welcome and email confirmation emails.

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

    • Discussions now has paginated URLs for the main list of posts. This means that when viewers go "back" to the list after viewing a specific post, they will be returned to the general spot that they left (rather than being returned to the top of the list…


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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

    • Social media links in email footers will now link localized versions, where available.
    • The 'NewWindowLinks' extension was recently disabled. The main functionality was removed back in April - remaining examples should be switched to normal link code.
    • We are dropping full support for Internet Explorer 11 due to very low usage levels. However, as…

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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 customizable activity feed module is now available, to showcase Discussions activity on wiki pages (such as the main page). Read more details on the forum thread.
    • Additionally, a user-created script is now available to provide a chronological activity stream for Discussions, similar to RecentChanges.

    • In Preferences, a broken section header that showed for admins will be fixed.
    • An issue that could cause user badges in Discussions to be invisible on first load will be fixed.

    Recent mob…




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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.


    • Text wrapping will be added to the groups section on Special:ListUsers so the entire section remains accessible at all breakpoints.
    • Redlinks on Special:WantedPages will now properly trigger the CreatePage feature.

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

    • Emails from Fandom will now include updated links to all of our official social media channels.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leav…



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