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Technical Update: May 21, 2013

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.

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Category:Videos was not being added to non-Wikia Video Library videos when they were added using the Video Embed Tool. A script has been run to add the category to all videos that have it missing.
  • Anonymous users were sometimes not seeing new forum replies, even after several hours or days.

Other Notable Changes

  • As we previously announced, wikis that have Extension:GoogleMaps enabled will have all maps converted to the Maps extension. The GoogleMaps extension will then be disabled on those wikis. This conversion script is almost done running and Maps - now on version 2.0.1 - is stable.

Select Known Issues

  • Username links on Forum-related WikiActivity entries point to Message Wall on non-Wall wikis.
  • We are continuing to work on welcome tool issues.

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