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BertH

aka Bert

Staff
  • I live in San Francisco Bay Area
  • I was born on July 11
  • My occupation is Director, Support and Engagement
  • I am Male
  • Bio Bert enjoys expanding his deep knowledge of Star Trek, Marvel comics and assorted obscure topics from 80s and 90s pop culture.
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  • BertH

    The Discussions feature has been evolving at a slow but steady pace. So far in 2017 we've added the new Notifications system, implemented the new page header, created Discussions Insights and made many other smaller improvements. Later this month, a Discussions module will also return to the footer area on wiki pages.

    Discussions is now available on about 80% of FANDOM communities. For those communities that are ready, we're now able to migrate their Forum threads into Discussions. Some communities have been migrated already, either because they volunteered or because they were inactive or had a very low number of Forum threads.


    Is your community interested in volunteering for Forum migration? If so, an admin can use Special:Contact to reque…


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  • BertH

    New on-site notifications

    March 27, 2017 by BertH

    Tomorrow you'll see an addition to the Fandom navigation bar at the top of the site. We are very excited to share that a new area for notifications will be added, anchored to the "bell" icon. These new on-site notifications are the future of notifications on Fandom. They are part of a central notification service which is the foundation for a unified hub giving you access to all of the activity you care the most about. Our vision is to create a simple and easy-to-use notification system that will allow you to stay up to date on relevant activity across your entire Fandom experience. You'll be able to receive updates through email, app push notifications, and/or this new on-site display.

    The most exciting benefit of this new system is that, …

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  • BertH

    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.


    • Yesterday we fixed an issue that prevented custom JS editing, and an issue that prevented custom user group changes.
    • Today we have fixed an issue were some users were incorrectly being shown a CAPTCHA form when making edits, and an issue related to bureaucrat rights and blocks.

    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 cleaned up some lingering empty row…


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  • BertH

    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.


    • Yesterday we fixed a bug that caused community CSS to fail to load on some communities.
    • Earlier today we fixed an issue that caused some infoboxes to have very narrow label widths.
    • Blog lists will no longer show blogs as all being posted on the same day.

    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 popular pages Insights report will be tweaked to improve the qua…


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  • BertH


    The logged-in user experience offers a number of benefits on Wikia. Registered accounts have features like Notifications, Chat, and the ability to follow articles and discussions, just to name a few. In the coming months we’ll be working to highlight these benefits more and see what we can do to drive more readers and anonymous editors to create accounts. With more motivations and prompts to return to a community, a user with an account is much more likely to become an active contributor and discussion participant.

    Starting Thursday July 23rd, administrators on most communities now have the option to prompt visitors to create accounts by disabling anonymous editing. This can be accomplished via a new switch in WikiFeatures.

    Anonymous editing…


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