This week, we’re rolling out our system updates on Tuesday instead of Wednesday because our first ever Hack-a-thon! For two days this week, everyone on our Engineering team will work on creative, experimental projects of their choice. We’re excited to see what new ideas and prototypes develop.
Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.
- JS minification (no functional changes, just improving site performance)
- Separating Semantic MediaWiki databases from other site databases (will reduce site downtime and improve performance)
- Save + preview + edit summary bar was arranged wrong on user talk pages
- PhotosOnThisWiki module wasn’t recognizing moved …
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It's an exciting time at Wikia, with hundreds of new wikis being created each day, incredible growth on established wikis, and lots of new team members joining the Wikia ranks. You'll probably see these new names around Wikia, so let's start with introductions to just some of the people who have recently joined the Wikia family.Read more >
First of all, hi, I'm Dopp! I'm the newest member of the Community team. You'll see me responding to issues via Special:Contact, helping out with the technical updates, and keeping an eye on how to continually make things better for our amazing community members. I'm joining Wikia after working six years as an independent consultant -- building websites, managing web projects, and organizing online communities. I spe…