Fightmon Weekly Newsletter - June 8, 2013

From the editor

I published two Fightmon Weekly Newsletters in two weeks! Must be some kind of record! The "E3" presentation is going to be Wednesday at 2:00 PM. We will be posting it on Ustream at Immediately after the presentation, we will be posting a demo of the game on our Facebook page, so stay tuned! Because of so many missed updates, we are going to be cancelling Stats Blast and Fightmon Weekly Updates. We will be releasing those updates during the "E3" presentation.

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Developer's report

Technical report From Wikia:

Major Bugs Fixed

  • Our image server thought it was on vacation this weekend. We've had a stern talk and it seems to be back on track now.
  • It is no longer possible to create Message Wall and Forum posts with titles that consist of only spaces (which made them difficult to access).
  • Categories inherited from templates no longer visually disappear after adding a new category in view mode.
  • Images used on Shared Help pages did not work in the media lightbox: we have switched off the lightbox for these images.
  • The ImageSizeInfo extension (#imgw), used on some wikis, has been fixed.
  • The system that picks images for use in Related Pages and categories galleries will no longer skip over valid images from articles.

Other Notable Changes

  • The new file page layout is enabled for all wikis (it was previously enabled only for English wikis)
  • The page Special:GameGuidesContent becomes available to admins on all gaming wikis, and is enabled by default on all newly created gaming wikis. (Note - The process accidentally omitted Fightmon wiki and some other wikis. This will be included next week)

Select Known Issues

  • Hitting tab while viewing a page turns links on all inactive local navigation menus into ninjas (they disappear).


Sorry for the confusion related to the youtube tag change. It should have been listed in the tech update, but there was a miscommunication and so it was missed. So what has been changed? We are now converting all <youtube> tags to full video [[File:videonames]]. The reasons for this are:

  • The video players for videos that are embedded via youtube tags are loaded into the page upon page load - this makes the page slow. However, videos that are added using the video embed tool are embedded as a video thumbnail image and the player is only loaded when the thumbnail is clicked. This helps speed up page load times.
  • Tracking of views is difficult and slow to update when the youtube tag is used
  • Future video projects (such as special pages to help admins manage videos on their wikis and find video duplicates) use file pages and youtube tag videos can’t be included in these because they do not have file pages.

We will be running a script to convert all current tags to file pages soon. The new file pages will be attributed to the user who added the youtube tag and the edit to the page (doing the conversion) will be done by and attributed to the wikia bot.


Youtube tag is supported but all tags are being converted to file pages. This is being done to:

  • Decrease page load time
  • Take advantage of upcoming better tools to manage youtube videos
  • Allow for more accurate tracking of views

Please let me know if you have any questions, and again sorry for the confusion.

User rights and developer's report None

About our virtual E3 presentation

On June 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM, we will be having our own presentation to coincide with E3. The entire presentation will last about 15 minutes, and there will be a game demo available at the end. We are inviting any game developers who would like to speak at the presentation.

150px-4519283.png Events Update

The first event will be released in August of 2013. It will involve attacking someone's yard. More updates to come.

Random polls

Will you be attending the "E3" presentation?

The poll was created at 15:50 on June 8, 2013, and so far 2 people voted.
On what website will you most likely play Fightmon the Game: Pluff?

The poll was created at 15:50 on June 8, 2013, and so far 1 people voted.