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

  • Forums and Message Wall threads were not always showing the latest content. This fix is already live.
  • Images with names containing '?' (and certain other special characters) had broken thumbnails. This fix is already live.
  • New user accounts were not listed in Special:Log/newusers. This fix is already live.
  • Lazy Loading behavior improved for images within scrollable divs.
  • Long page titles caused layout problems in Internet Explorer 11.

Other Notable Changes

Detailed CSS updates can be found at - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

  • The gallery and slideshow RSS feed parameter is being retired - galleries and slideshows using this parameter will simply stop showing.

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