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This morning I noticed that one of my favorite links, the Forum link on the navigation sidebar, disappeared. It was done on Feb 23rd, presumably by Wikia staff, but didn't show up for me until today, presumably because of caching. I can put it back, that's easy enough, but I have 2 questions:

  1. Could you please let us know when you're going to change the interface? A short email to the wikia-l mailing list would do the trick.
  2. Why didn't this show up on recent changes? Even after I clicked "Show bots" it didn't show up. That would be another way to let us know.

Thanks. --Beth Ogilvie 17:24, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Beth Ogilvie, thanks for reporting this. I assume you talk about the change on solarcooking. This was related to several interface updates by "MediaWiki default", more or less automated, not intentionally (info), see [1]. So this single edit should not have happened, of course. Therefore your note is very helpful for us to find the reason and fix it :-) --rieke 17:31, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Update: Our technical team is aware of this. These "wrong" edits will be reverted on all other affected wikis, too, very soon. --rieke 17:53, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, Rieke. And while I'm at it, may I say thank you to the whole Wikia team? I can't tell you what a blessing it is to have you taking care of the machinery so we can focus on content. Beth Ogilvie 01:23, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

That's a good "thank you" which I'll echo.
A long time ago, I worked in an outer office. The only thing the boss knew about the outer office was that "that's where the coffee comes from". Likewise, I have no idea what it takes to run something as complicated as a Wikia. Home pages. Images. Nasty user names. Even a telephone call from staff members from the UK to Poland to China. Yuck! Sounds like a terrible job. Full of grief.
Thank you all for putting up with so many of us users and our questions and our lack of thanks. I hope you see our work on your Wikia as a sort of thank you for all your hard work.
Respectfully, Zephyrinus 23:08, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

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