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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 a bug in the account registration system which could result in incorrect usernames.

    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 navigation menus on the mobile skin will receive some visual updates to make them clearer and easier to use.
    • We noticed there are two whitelisted Chat messages that didn't make it to our help page list:
      • MediaWiki:Chat…


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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.

    While today's list is short, the team have been working hard on improvements to site stability and performance improvements, among many other things.


    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.

    • Today we fixed an issue that caused Community Central to log far more account creations than intended. Apologies for the effects on the activity lists!

    Questions? Comments? …


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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 are in the process of fixing some issues with statistics in a variety of locations (such as Special:UserActivity, WAM, Admin Dashboard and Insights).
    • We recently fixed a bug that caused the classic editor mobile preview to display incorrectly.

    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 code behind the community creation process. This should …


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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.


    • A bug that could sometimes cause Forum and Message Wall posts to appear multiple times 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.

    • A wiki-specific class will be added to the body tag, allowing users to easily target specific communities in their global CSS. It is based on the database name (wgDBname) of a community not the URL - these often match, but …


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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 a point of confusion around the account reactivation flow (after requesting to close an account).
    • We recently fixed an issue where WAM wasn't listing newer 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 recently updated the 'not a valid wikia' page to include a search link, to help visitors find the community they were looking for.
    • The Hero…


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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.

    May the Fourth be with you.


    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 community creation process will receive an updated background to improve readability.
    • Several new pages will be added to the MediaWiki whitelist:
      • MediaWiki:Createpage-with-video
      • MediaWiki:Edittools-upload
      • MediaWiki:Tag-*

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


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. There will be no release tomorrow (May 3, 2016) due to European office closures today in celebration of the May 1 holiday. The next release will be on Thursday, May 5 (sadly, we don't get a day off for Cinco de Mayo, but that does not stop celebrations).


    • MediaWiki:Oasis-comments-header is now whitelisted. This change is already live.
    • The lingering issues with Special:ListUsers should be resolved, though some scripts to regenerate data are still finishing up this week. Please report any remaining problems that are still visible later in the week.

    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 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.


    • Chat will receive some stability and performance improvements.
    • Several fixes for right rail Chat module behaviour will go live, such as no longer skipping over avatars when scrolling the list.
    • Note: these changes require users to refresh chat. We recommend using the method listed on this help page.
    • Also note: some custom Chat scripts may need to be updated as a result of today's update.
    • There was an issue earlier today that caused some article/blog comments to be posted twice. This has b…

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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.


    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 fix an issue that could cause some protected pages to be missing the 'Edit' button.
    • We recently fixed a bug that triggered some erroneous notification emails about edits to main pages.

    • We are investigating some intermittent issues with the wikia creation process.
    • We are continuing to clean up ListUsers data. Pleas…


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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.


    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.

    • While today's release is a quieter one, some scheduled server maintenance was successfully performed earlier today - see Thread:1028011 for details.

    • We are looking into an issue with some new threads being created multiple times.

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



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