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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.


    • WikiActivity will once again hide rollbacked edits.

    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 users will begin receiving emails when content they have posted receives replies or upvotes.
      • An email is generated when a post or reply receives 5, 25 or 100 upvotes
      • An email is generated when a post receives its 1st, 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th and 100th reply
      • These thresholds align with t…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 be launching a 4-week test of a prototype feature, Appreciation. Ever wanted to thank a user for their excellent edit, but don't want to start a whole message wall thread about it? Now you can. The goal of this test is to see if the concept helps communities retain new users and contributors.
      • A 'nice edit!' link appears, for logged-in users only, on diff and history pages. Clicking the link notifies the user that you liked their changes.
      • This prototype is only available for E…

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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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.

    Update: Due to issues found during final QA, both the Appreciation feature and the Discussions updates are delayed until the our next release (Tuesday, August 23). The August 18 release still occurred, but simply does not include the items listed below.


    • We are launching a 4-week test of a prototype feature, Appreciation. Ever wanted to thank a user for their excellent edit, but don't want to start a whole message wall thread about it? Now you can. The goal of this test is to see if th…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 be updating the footer area on both the desktop and mobile layouts with a new, consistent look. It will contain much more information and many more useful links than the current footers.
      • The mobile layout's 'full site' link has been relocated to the very bottom of the footer.
      • Note that this is a 'Wikia-owned' area and should not be customized, similar to the global navigation bar.

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



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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 an issue where Category Exhibition was not remembering the user's choice of view styles (i.e. as images or as a list).
    • We recently fixed an issue that caused Chat bans to not function correctly.

    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 at Wikia. 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:WhatLinksHere will once again be visible on the user toolbar on file pages.
    • We will fix a case where scrolling while previewing an edit in the classic editor could prevent a user from publishing their edits.
    • The yellow "email address has not yet been confirmed" notification bar will no longer interfere with the layout of the VisualEditor.

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



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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 released a new method for embedding Twitter feeds on your community, and it is easier than ever - no more fiddling with Twitter widget ids.

    • Simply type the following into a page, replacing 'getfandom' with the Twitter feed of your choice.
    • In the web version of Discussions:
      • Post titles will become available to add when creating a new post.
      • Guidelines will be promoted to a user who is posting or replying for the first time. All users will see the notice the first time posting…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 edit button on talk pages was incorrectly positioned, reducing the available content area.
    • A broken 'login' link shown to anonymous users in some languages on article comments 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

    • We will soon have an updated method for embedding Twitter feeds on your community - look out for an update on the help page s…


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 the Game Guides app to fail to show content for newly added communities. If the issue persists in your app, we suggest removing and re-adding affected communities.
    • We will fix a JS error that can affect anonymous visitors, causing the right-rail chat module to be blank.
    • We will fix an issue that prevented admins who have yet to contribute to a community from being listed on the Community Page.

    Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical…



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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. 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 a case where the User namespace edit button would continue to say 'Edit profile' instead of 'View source' when the viewer does not have edit permissions.
    • We have recently fixed several cases that could cause Lua errors on some communities.

    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.

    • We will update the icon shown on redirect pages to a higher quality ve…


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