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Technical Update: January 23, 2013

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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

  • The "minor edit" checkbox was appearing when creating a new page.
  • Conversely, blog post edits could not be marked as minor.

Other Notable Changes

  • We have implemented support for undoing revisions and editing past revisions to the blog editor (Special:CreateBlogPage).
  • The way messages are handled in Wiki-navigation has been changed slightly to avoid confusion. A MediaWiki page will only be treated as a magic word if it's prefixed with 'MediaWiki:'. Current messages have already been replaced by the updated content, so most of this change has already been addressed.
  • The headings of the right rail modules Latest Photos and Related Videos have been changed to Photos and Videos, respectively.
  • Direct links to blog comments will now visibly indicate which comment you were linked.

Select Known Issues

  • Facebook integration is not working on wikis with custom domain names.
  • Deleting an article comment is currently only deleting the selected post and not any replies to that post. The replies still exist and will need to be manually deleted.
  • Leaving an edit page is not triggering a warning message when the only change is within the category module.

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