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  • 7
    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.


    • Special pages updates were not running on some wikias. (This fix is already live.)
    • For the new VisualEditor:
      • Extra editor entry points were appearing in Monobook
      • VisualEditor was not loading when a wikia had poorly written custom JS
      • 'Focus mode', where other elements of the page fade out while editing, was not working properly on RTL wikias.
      • In Safari, the page background color was visible inside the editor

    • The notification bubble is remaining visible even after notifications are dis…


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  • 11
    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.


    • This week we are updating the way the editor preference behaves: rather than being a basic "on/off" switch that can result in users experiencing three quite different editors across Wikia, it is becoming a drop-down preference that gives users more control. Note that users should notice no difference unless they choose to alter the setting. Please see Help:VisualEditor for more details.

    • Community Messages on WikiActivity displayed broken 'Edit' links when section headers were u…


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  • 33
    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 gallery tool was missing the options to modify and reorder media.
    • Recent chat history was not being shown when entering chat.

    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 Forum's 'related discussions' module will no longer display at the end of articles if no related discussions exist. Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this change.
    • CTRL/Command-clic…


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  • 18
    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.


    • Media thumbnails in forum, wall and blog comments weren't always showing.

    • Promote image uploads are not currently functioning.
    • Some page histories are having problems loading in Safari 7 on OS X and iOS.

    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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    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.


    • The "link=" option within Slideshows was not working.
    • VisualEditor: defaultsort values are no longer converted to 'null' while editing. (This fix went live in a previous release)

    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.

    • Collapsing and sorting can now be used together in tables. Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leav…



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  • 13
    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.


    • To complement the Special:ListAdmins and Special:ListBots links, Special:ListStaff, Special:ListHelpers, Special:ListVSTF aliases have been added. (Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this.)

    • The beta VisualEditor's loading indicator now works correctly when opening the editor more than once on a page.
    • Single log entries in RecentChanges were styled incorrectly. (Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this.)
    • Avatars were not updating correctly.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at …




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  • 24
    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.


    • Pagination links on Special:NewFiles had incorrect labels.
    • Additional changes were made to ensure that the latest replies on Wall and Forum threads are always visible. This fix is already live. Please report any continued issues via Special:Contact.

    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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  • 18
    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.


    • Forums and Message Wall threads were not always showing the latest content. This fix is already live.
    • Images with names containing '?' (and certain other special characters) had broken thumbnails. This fix is already live.
    • New user accounts were not listed in Special:Log/newusers. This fix is already live.
    • Lazy Loading behavior improved for images within scrollable divs.
    • Long page titles caused layout problems in Internet Explorer 11.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.…



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  • 12
    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.


    • The VisualEditor's link inspector tool was sometimes cut off at the bottom, when editing near the end of a page.

    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.

    • When editing in the VisualEditor, other elements of the page will now fade out, reducing distractions from the editing area.
    • The VisualEditor toolbar has been updated - for example, 'Page settings' is now…


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  • 8
    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 forum "Who's involved?" module no longer includes a "block" link for users who cannot block.
    • Category sort keys did not work for blog posts. Thanks go to the Volunteer Developer team for this fix!
    • Incorrect avatars and comment rights were displaying for some comment sections. This fix is already 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.

    • Users on An…


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