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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    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.

    • Search suggestions will now display the destination of redirect pages, rather than the redirect itself. Thanks, Volunteer Developers!
    • Lua will gain 'RawMessage' support.
    • Hub tags in the footer area will display the updated hub name.
    • The 'Read more' section will no longer exclude pages from categories with variations o…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • A new user group, moderator, is now available to all communities.
      • This group has additional options in the Message Wall and Forum features.
      • Regular users no longer have the option to remove other users' threads and replies in Forum and Wall.
      • See this blog post for further details.
    • We recently introduced a feature to make it easier for users to find wikias in their own language, in the form of a dismissible banner notification. If you have any feedback on this feature, please do let…

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  • BertH

    Since the Forum feature was introduced, many communities have found that it's a great way to help fans connect with one another, make plans around editing projects or community events, and get questions answered. A common feature request, especially from very active communities, has been for a better way to moderate forum activity.

    We're pleased to announce that, with tomorrow's release, a new "moderator" user group will be available to all wikias. Along with this come some updates to what regular users can and can't do on Forum and Message Wall threads.

    These updates are relevant only to the Forum and Message Wall features. As with other user groups, admins can assign the moderator role to users if the community has the need for it. See below…

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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Shared Help will no longer misbehave, incorrectly showing the wrong (or no) articles in place of the real contents.

    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.

    • The editor 'No preference' user preference will be retired, as previously discussed - any users still using it will be migrated to the 'VisualEditor' option. As before, users remain free to change the…


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  • Kirkburn

    Happy New Year, everybody!

    This week's release will occur on Thursday, January 8.

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • An error that prevented avatars from being changed on some wikias will be fixed.
    • Table sorting will no longer stop working after the first sort attempt.
    • Opening dialogs will no longer cause the page content to shift upwards in the background.
    • Fixes for an issue that could sometimes prevent wall notifications from appearing for newer wikias will go live.

    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.

    • The scrollin…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    Note: To obtain some extra QA on this release, the release has been postponed to Thursday, December 18th.

    This is the last major code release and the last Technical Updates post of 2014. See you in 2015 and Happy Holidays!


    • The global navigation will no longer be split over two lines on older versions of Firefox. Note: we strongly recommend users on older browser releases update for their own online security.
    • A situation that could cause local navigation dropdowns to intermittently …

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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Some issues with the behavior of global search will be fixed, particularly around special character encoding. These fixes are already live.
    • An issue that prevented some videos from playing in Monobook will be fixed.
    • A situation that caused some notifications to use too many lines will be fixed.

    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 have overhauled the …


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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • The new design for global navigation will be released to all communities. Read the staff blog post for more details.
    • We are introducing a gallery creation tool in the VisualEditor, allowing you to create new image galleries from existing images on a wikia!
      • Note: we will be expanding the available features over time - this iteration does not include editing existing galleries or uploading, for example.

    • Further Monobook fixes will go live, particular related to uses of Polls, RSS f…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Due to the upcoming US holiday weekend, there will be no release this week. The normal schedule will resume next week.


    • Issues preventing some users from changing their avatar have previously been fixed - please send us a note via Special:Contact/bug if you are still having issues changing your avatar.

    • New icons have been created for Game Guides and Community Apps, giving them a modern, themed look and feel. Check out the linked help pages to find out more about how the apps work!
    • 23 Community Apps based on gaming, entertainment and lifestyle communities have been released and are now available on the App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android, respectively.

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



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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Further fixes for JavaScript on Monobook. These fixes are already live.

    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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