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Wiki news digest 14-2010

Ausir December 4, 2010 User blog:Ausir
The Nukapedia News Digest is our weekly update on Wiki News, Fallout News, and more
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There hasn't been any actual Fallout related news in the last week or so. But here's another summary of what's going on at The Vault and Wikia in general, including news on recent updates and useful tools.

Notable bugs policy

Gothemasticator has drafted a new, detailed Notable bugs policy. After overwhelming support in a poll, it has been adapted as our new official policy.

Enhanced toolbar

Porter21 has created a script that adds easily accessible links to advanced wiki tools to the bottom toolbar in the new Wikia skin. If you are an advanced user, you might find it helpful. You can see a screenshot of it here.

If you are interested, add the following to Special:MyPage/wikia.js:

importScriptPage('OasisToolbarButtons/code.js', 'dev');

If you run into bugs when using it, please report them in our forum. The script also supports multiple languages - if you would like to help out with translating, please check the "OasisToolbarButtons" page on dev.wikia or contact Porter21.

Site updates

Here are some of the latest updates to the site made by Porter21:

  • Different look for forum index pages to compensate for reduced page width of Oasis skin.
  • Tool for archiving talk pages is now available in Monobook & Oasis skins (previously limited to Monaco). Also supports multiple languages now - if you would like to help out with translating, please check the "ArchiveTool" page on dev.wikia or contact Porter21.
  • Script which discourages editing of archived talk pages (by displaying "Archived" instead of "Edit" button) is now compatible with Oasis. Also supports multiple languages - if you would like to help out with translating, please check the "DisableArchiveEdit" page on dev.wikia or contact Porter21.
  • Replaced JavaScript for {{Games}} with (hopefully faster) jQuery version.
  • Restored usual MediaWiki:Common.css/MediaWiki:Skin.css setup for the new Wikia skin, which saves us having to maintain two separate copies of template CSS. Since Porter had to merge the differences between Wikia.css and Common.css, this might have had some unintended consequences - if you find any, please report them in our forum.

Related pages and category galleries

Wikia has launched two new features. Related pages appear at the bottom of article pages and offer readers three suggestions for what to read next. Each suggestion is selected from the current article's categories. If an article is tagged in multiple categories, Related pages finds other articles with the same categories in common. Category galleries appear on the category page and pull photos from the eight most popular pages in the category.

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