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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 09:38 pm
Fanlore's upgrade to MediaWiki version 1.26.2 has been successfully completed!

As described in our last post, you will see some aesthetic and functional changes to Fanlore with this new update.

We have also deployed three new MediaWiki extensions: Disambiguator, MobileFrontend, and Thanks. More information about these new features will be posted soon. We are also still looking into the VisualEditor extension, and will be inviting the Fanlore Gardeners to help with testing and feedback before the feature goes live.

Please let us know if you experience any problems with the upgraded site, either in the comments below or via our contact form. We are already aware of and investigating a few small formatting and behavioral bugs, and we will have updates for you soon.

Many thanks to Emufarmers for all his hard work on the upgrade!
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 10:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing the upgrade - it's good to have the latest version. And I'm looking forward to seeing the Thanks extension in action.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 08:39 pm (UTC)
Woot! One question about the mobile extension. When I visited the site on my phone, the mobile version did not engage. I finally found the link in teeeeny print at the very bottom of the page. If I didn't know it was there I would never have found it. There may be an extension for auto-detect: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MobileDetect

but in the interim, can we add an additional Mobile link in big bold letters higher on the front page?
(Anonymous)
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
I've noticed a couple of issues. Perhaps they are on the radar already?

A problem with apostrophes? I noticed that "Blake's 7" is now a red link. An example: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Liberator

Could we make “track changes” not the default?

The sizes of images that are not in galleries are too large. Can we bump them all down?

I think that toolbox bar thing at the top of talk pages is gone. When I went to sign a comment, I ended up hand typing the four squiggles.

MPH
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 11:11 pm (UTC)
The Blake's 7 red link issue wasn't related to the upgrade; it was a curly smart quote instead of an apostrophe, so I added a redirect.

I didn't see the toolbar in the edit window either.
Friday, April 29th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
So I checked my preferences, and the defaults have changed: image thumbnail is now 300px instead of 180px.
Friday, April 29th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
what is the default when we are not logged in?
(Anonymous)
Friday, June 3rd, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
Since the upgrade, it isn't obvious how to do an advanced search. Not that it was obvious before, but it was semi-guessable. Even if new people are aware that it is doable (debatable) it isn't exactly obvious where such instructions are hidden. It took me a good few minutes to find them myself.

So how about an obvious advanced search link on the initial page?
(Anonymous)
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
How goes the VisualEditor extension? Is there an ETA?