You may have noticed, but the wiki has been migrated! This is just a quick update here; I'll take a further look at how everything's working and/or is different sometime this evening or tomorrow. This weekend at the latest!
(Announcement will stay live until the migration is over, may stay live after as well)
You might have noticed the banner on this wiki. It's an indication that this wiki will soon move to UCP. Unfortunately, my test wiki that I specifically volunteered for migration to get my bearings in prep for this wiki eventually migrating has not been switched to UCP ahead of this one so I'll be flying by the seat of my pants for a little bit, probably, trying to figure things out. Some of UCP I will already be familiar with (because some parts of it are just core parts of newer versions of MediaWiki, so I've used them places like Wikipedia), but some I may have to get used to (i.e. changes to extensions that needed to be rebuilt for the upgrade, any ch…
Wikia's doing away with Chat when UCP rolls around. When that happens it will go away and I, personally, will not be going for a replacement like Discord or anything. I don't have the time for it and it wouldn't get enough use to be worth it, I don't think.
Just wanted to let anyone here who might somehow be a die-hard chat fanatic know, even if it may be some time yet before anything happens.
Updates to the message wall feature that will come when Wikia updates their Mediawiki installation have given me pause that has made me entertain the thought of shutting them off.
This is not happening right now. I'm examining what can be done (and what might change in the coming time) since the crux of the issue is the lack of ability to use wiki markup in the new extension since it's built off Discussions.
It's possible I'll broach this topic with the community if and when it becomes a problem, but note that functionality could come first if this comes to that.
This blog post is mostly for warning so no one can say something like, "this is so sudden, you never brought this up!"
There's been a proliferation of one-liner articles that probably don't merit either a standalone article or more context on this wiki, so when I find time (i.e. if I don't get called in to sub a lot next week (I probably will, though), or on a weekend), I'm going to look into which ones should probably be standalone articles and which ones should probably instead be merged into a "list of" article (specifically, one I'm going to draft for the sequel--having them all from both movies in one massive "list of cameos" article would get unwieldy).
Just announcing it publicly in advance so no one is surprised when it happens.