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Technical Update: October 4, 2011

Dopp October 4, 2011 User blog:Dopp

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.

New FeaturesEdit

Major Bugs FixedEdit

  • Image formatting was lost on Visual Editor preview with Internet Explorer.
  • Hovering over Achievement badges was not showing the information tooltip that explained what the badge was for.
  • The Countdown Clock wiki script that a number of wikis have enabled via JavaScript was not functioning properly.
  • Some Special Pages used by wikis with Semantic MediaWiki enabled were not loading, most notably Special:WantedProperties.

Other Notable ChangesEdit

  • Wiki Features will now appear on all wikis across our network. Previously, it was only appearing on English language wikis.
  • Founder emails for Answers Wikis were broken. These have now been turned off completely for review.

Select Known IssuesEdit

  • The "Popular Pages" part of Wiki Navigation is not populating for new wikis.
  • Messages not defined in local languages are not falling back to English for a number of recent features. We are investigating why and will correct this.
  • We are investigating some logic errors behind our Automatic Wiki Adoptions and Welcome Message bot systems recently brought to our attention.

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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