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Dopp

aka Dopptastic

  • I live in San Francisco
  • My occupation is former Staff at Wikia. (Go to Special:Contact if you need help.)
  • I am therefore I wiki.
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    Updates to How We Search

    April 26, 2012 by Dopp

    Wiki search is more than just a quick way to get to a particular page -- it’s also a tool for exploring, browsing, and discovering content. We know that the search tool is a critical component for any wiki, so we’re working hard to raise the quality of our search experience this year. You can expect more updates in the coming months as we adjust our interface and improve the technology behind our search results.

    To kick off this series of updates, we’re starting with two simple changes that may affect how you use the search field on your wiki:

    1) Exact match searches will now go to search results pages instead of to article pages.

    2) If an exact match article is available for a search, it will always be the top result on a search results page…

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    Updates to Wikia Mobile

    April 12, 2012 by Dopp

    If you have an iPhone or Android mobile device, you may have noticed that the mobile version of Wikia has been getting a lot more attractive and interesting lately. Since we released our new mobile site back in December, we’ve been rolling out improvements to it nearly every week! Our mobile traffic has doubled in the last year (with some wikis getting nearly 20% of their traffic from mobile devices), and we’re working hard to keep up with that growth! Here are some of the changes you might have noticed since our last update.



    Wiki Nav. Our mobile skin now includes your wiki’s full navigation menus at the top, accessible via the navigation icon. Since we currently have two styles of navigation in use across Wikia (the original two-level nav …



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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.


    • We've updated the commenting interface for mobile users to improve load time and make better use of the small viewing space. Replies are now condensed under top-level comments, and can be viewed in a modal when tapped.

    • Copying and pasting code into the Visual Editor while using the Chrome browser will result in cleaner text. Previously, CSS and other inline HTML elements would be included in the copy-and-paste, resulting in many odd looking .
    • Searching for images within the Galle…


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  • Dopp

    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.


    • We are now able to offer a minor but interesting new feature to wikis upon request. It is called "CategoryIntersection" and allows users to see easily a list of pages that belong to multiple categories. You can play with it here on LyricWiki. If your wiki would like to have it enabled, please request it via Special:Contact.

    • Imagemaps using external links will no longer throw errors that prevent the imagemaps from rendering.
    • Chrome users who were forced to log in after attempting…


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    Meet the Mini Editor

    March 22, 2012 by Dopp

    Have you ever wished you could add styling, links, and photos with the click of a button when you post a new comment? Well, as a result of many requests for editing options in comments, we’re excited to announce that now you can! Meet the new mini editor, which is now available on Message Wall, article comments, and blog comments.


    The mini editor is lightweight, and features the most common formatting and content input needs. It includes formatting tools for bold, italic, and links, along with quick buttons that let you add photos and videos.

    The toolbar also includes a toggle for source mode (wikitext) and visual mode (rich text). If you usually see visual mode in the main editor, you’ll see visual mode here, too. If visual mode is disabled in the …


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