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Technical Update: December 9, 2014

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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

  • Some issues with the behavior of global search will be fixed, particularly around special character encoding. These fixes are already live.
  • An issue that prevented some videos from playing in Monobook will be fixed.
  • A situation that caused some notifications to use too many lines 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 have overhauled the Facebook Connect feature to be more intuitive and reliable.
  • The behavior for banner notifications (green/red bars that appear after certain actions) has been updated:
    • Most notifications now require manual dismissal, restoring previous behavior.
    • Notifications within modals will auto-dismiss after 10 seconds. Example: the error message seen if you try to upload a non-image file as your avatar.

Select Known Issues

  • Pageview statistics on the Admin Dashboard are not being reported correctly - we are working to get this back to normal as soon as possible. A fix for this issue is now live!

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