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User blog:Kirkburn/Technical Update: August 20, 2013


Technical Update: August 20, 2013

Kirkburn August 20, 2013 User blog:Kirkburn

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

  • Comments could sometimes be posted to 'Empty' walls and forums.
  • The 'Close this thread' option was broken in Monobook.
  • Long forum titles could sometimes overlap the thread tallies.
  • Some YouTube videos had issues playing in IE10.
  • When a duplicate Wikia Video Library video was added, the attribution on the file page was changing to the newer user.

Other Notable Changes

  • We've made a change that should help alleviate browser memory issues when using AjaxRC.
  • On Special:Search, Photo and Video filters will now appear for non-English wikis.
  • Search results will no longer use the outdated index.php URLs, which will also allow improvements to search performance
  • Videos added from the Wikia Video Library will now be listed on Special:Log/upload.

Select Known Issues

  • WikiActivity is not currently calling out additions like photos and categories, as it used to do.
  • Some users have reported issues with images going missing recently: if you have any examples, please let us know via Special:Contact.

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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