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DaNASCAT DaNASCAT 26 October 2017
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FANDOM Increasing HTTPS Support To Improve Security

Today we’d like to provide an update on two important FANDOM-related security topics, explaining a message users will see on Google Chrome and how FANDOM will be rolling out improved HTTPS support in the near future


Many web browsers are taking the lead in making users more aware of security concerns, most notably Google Chrome. Users of Chrome will notice in upcoming weeks that a "Not secure" message will appear on the address bar while filling in a number of forms around the FANDOM network, including when editing.


FANDOM has made plans to fully secure these tools in upcoming engineering cycles, but in the interim these forms do not transmit any personal data or private information and you will not be at risk using our tools. As always, we …



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DaNASCAT DaNASCAT 18 October 2017
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Technical Update: October 18, 2017

Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


As we announced on our Monday Technical Update post, FANDOM is shifting to a four-times-a-week release strategy. This change will begin next Monday, October 23rd. Releases will now occur on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. FANDOM does not schedule code releases on Friday to prevent any bugged releases that might affect the site over the weekend.

As a result, this blog will be discontinued. This is the final Technical Updates blog. Technical Updates will now be posted on thi…


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DaNASCAT DaNASCAT 16 October 2017
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Technical Update: October 16, 2017

Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


First, we'd like to announce that code releases on FANDOM will now regularly occur four times a week. This change will begin next Monday, October 23rd. This is a direct result of our experiment back in August. Internally, the experiment found we had the capacity to release code additional times per week without impacting the QA process or causing additional bugs.

Releases will now occur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. FANDOM does not schedule code releases on Friday to …


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DaNASCAT DaNASCAT 9 October 2017
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Technical Update: October 9, 2017

Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


  • We will fix an issue where Theme Designer incorrectly changes certain symbols in wiki names (e.g. apostrophes and ampersands).

Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

  • Tabber will be added to Special:TagsReport. Note: tabber will only be detected on pages edited after this change goes live.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, pl…



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DaNASCAT DaNASCAT 2 October 2017
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Technical Update: October 2, 2017

Here are the latest technical updates on FANDOM. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


  • The template type bulk editing ability will be fixed.
  • We will fix an issue where certain ad types could cause the toolbar to become hidden.

Recent mobile app updates are listed on Apps Technical Updates, and detailed site CSS-related updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net

  • Due to long-term unreliability, the 'Last logged in' column on Special:ListUsers will be retired.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send the…



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