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Hey everyone!

Check out the latest Technical Updates since September 23, 2022. We’ll continue to update the editor community on bug fixes and product development updates on a bi-weekly basis!

Notable Changes:[]

  • The ability to partially block users - including blocking users just from posting on Discussions, which has been a long-term request - is live.
  • Cases of newly created wikis were throwing 503 errors and loading blank pages. That issue has been resolved.
  • Although not a bug, the current 20 character limit for Discussions categories is too low to support all naming use cases, particularly on international Discussions. Admins can now set Discussions category names with a character limit of up to 64 characters.
  • Custom icons for map markers in Interactive Maps are live!
  • Admins experienced an issue in Visual Editor - source mode where, in addition to lag, changes and additions made to the page (such as a sentence) were removed without the option to restore. This issue has been resolved where admins can restore text changes.

Known Issues:[]

The following are known bugs (or areas of improvement) that are currently in progress and that we hope to have released by the time of the next Technical Update:

  • 2010 source editor doesn't scroll as editors add lines, and keyboard scrolling is complicated when syntax highlighting enabled. When adding content at the end of the editor, the scrollbar should always stay fixed at the bottom while you add lines.
  • Partial blocks are currently ignoring the "cannot edit own talk page" setting, for Message Walls.

Development Updates:[]

Mobile Theming[]

  • Thank you to all the test communities who have provided continued development feedback so far.
  • If you want to check out those wikis on mobile, either head over on your mobile device or add ?useskin=fandommobile to the end of any URL on your desktop device.
  • We are still on track for a mid-October opt-in rollout for all wikis on the platform to receive and set mobile theming through the Theme Designer.

Discussions AbuseFilter[]

  • We’re still on track for a mid-October release so that any communities on the platform Discussions, Comments, and/or Message Wall can ask that Discussions AbuseFilter be enabled.

Discussions Moderation[]

  • After Mobile Theming and Discussions AbuseFilter are released, our next project will be adding post and reply history onto Discussions, Comments, and Message Wall, including retroactively for posts and replies made prior to the release of posting history.
  • This work has been scoped out and ready for work upon completion of our current initiatives.

If there’s anything you still think needs to be fixed that hasn’t yet, please be sure to either contact your Wiki Representative or, if your wiki doesn’t have one, send us a bug report!

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