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Technical Update: September 23, 2014

Kirkburn September 23, 2014 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.

New Features

  • New Community Apps will be released with a refreshed look, covering a variety of new topics - including some non-gaming topics like Doctor Who and Star Wars. You can find all of Wikia's apps here: Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store).

Major Bugs Fixed

  • User accounts with names containing certain characters will no longer be prevented from joining Chat. This fix is already live.
  • A few issues preventing aspects of Wikia Maps from working correctly on some mobile devices will be fixed.

Other Notable Changes

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 will drop support for the old 'Video:' namespace (from before videos moved to the File namespace). If this causes particular issues for your wikia, please let us know via Special:Contact. This change is already live.
  • ListUsers will now select all user groups by default, to avoid some users not being listed.

Select Known Issues

  • iPad users who have upgraded to iOS 8 may be unable to upload files. At this time, it appears this is a broader issue with iOS 8, not specific to Wikia.

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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