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New Wiki Manager for Memory Beta[edit source]

Hello! I'm Cörey, a Wiki Manager with Fandom's Movies/TV team. I'll be taking over for SilverFlight.

As you may know, your community will be migrated over to the UCP relatively soon. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible so if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to let me know. My talk page is always the easiest way to reach me, however, I usually reply a bit quicker on Discord (penguinstyles#9735), but please contact me however you're most comfortable.

I look forward to working very closely with you!

-- Cörey (talk) 23:20, August 27, 2020 (UTC)

RE:notes on interface update[edit source]

Hey, thanks for letting me know. I'll pass this along and see what can be done. I'm thinking the associated extension may not have been ported over to UCP yet, if that's the case it should be an easy fix.

I'll keep you updated on this. Have you noticed any other issues?

× Cörey (talk) 22:47, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Hey, this should be fixed. You can see how at MediaWiki:Noarticletext :) × Cörey (talk) 23:06, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

RE: Image galleries and odd overlap[edit source]

Hey Mike! Thanks for reaching out. I completely agree — when I first started using the UCP editor I didn't like it. Though I haven't used the original quite as long as you have, I've only been around the site since '09, it took me a couple of weeks of using the editor consistently before I got used to it. This is to be expected and will happen anytime a major change is made to what has mostly been the same for 15 years. The only thing I can say would be to continue using it, hopefully you'll get used to it pretty quickly.

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RE-Overlap square.png

In regards to your reports about the overlap and gallery styling, my default browser is Chrome, however, I've checked on Firefox as well and everything is looking fine on my side so I'm not entirely sure what the issue is there.. Are you still seeing that overlap with the galleries and my user page? Have you tried refreshing your browser cache to see if that helps?

× Cörey (talk) 23:32, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

You can still use MediaWiki:Recentchangestext by appending its contents to MediaWiki:Recentchanges-summary. 🙂
Sorry for that, when I said to continue using, I had misinterpreted your message. By "that being said, right now, editing and reading feel very.. clunky. things are taking a long time to load." I thought you were saying the new VisualEditor seems "clunky" referring to how it feels versus the old editor, not how quickly it loads, I thought that was a separate concern. Sorry for the confusion there. The editor loading slowly is a known bug and is currently being worked on, though I'm not entirely sure if there's an ETA just yet — I'll ask around and see if there is. Will keep you updated on this.
Don't worry, I wasn't suggesting that you use Chrome instead, I was just mentioning that I do and it was working fine. Weirdly enough though, some of the others on my team are seeing it displayed correctly as well, what version of Firefox are you using? I'm using 81.0.1. Regardless, I'm passing this along to see if we can get it resolved. Will keep you updated on this as well.
The issue with moving the file page is definitely a bug. I'm reaching out to the UCP team now to see if this is currently being worked on. Again, I'll update you on this as soon as I hear back.
Finally, LinkSuggest will be available on UCP, it's just not there yet. But you can definitely look forward to seeing that functionality return soon. Sorry for the inconvenience! 😟
Have you come across any other issues? Definitely let me know! × Cörey (talk) 01:41, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

RE: problems with new platform interface[edit source]

Hey Mike, thanks for reaching out. I'm sorry to hear that you're still unhappy with the migration to the UCP.

Let me be very clear, Engineering is actively working on resolving issues with the new platform in order of highest priority to lowest. It's a long list and sadly it's not something that can be resolved within a couple of days. Please keep in mind that because Fandom has been running off of an outdated version of MediaWiki for so long the process of upgrading our version of MediaWiki is a lot more complicated than any other site upgrading theirs. There are bound to be setbacks.

Try to understand that these are not issues that are only affecting Memory Beta, over 50% of Fandom communities are now running off of the UCP. We understand how much of an impact these issues are having and we appreciate your patience thus far. These are not permanent issues — they're just taking a bit longer to sort out than originally anticipated.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to revert a community back to the legacy platform once it's been migrated, otherwise I would be happy to do so.

I apologize again for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Just bear with us for a little longer!

As always, please feel free to let me know of any new issues you stumble across.

I hope you're staying safe and healthy. × Cörey (talk) 06:27, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

RE: DEFAULTSORT[edit source]

Heya! So apparently using categories inside of a PortableInfobox prevents the DEFAULTSORT magic word from working, that's why you're seeing the correct sorting in the RPG books category, but not in the auto-generated Category:2020 productions and publications one. It seems like the issue can be fixed by moving the srcdate category declaration outside of the <infobox theme="book"></infobox> tags.

Would you need help with this?

× Cörey (talk) 03:59, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Nova Class Starship[edit source]

Captain Mike, hello. I attempted to make a few minor corrections to the Nova Class Starship article. For example, the ship is 222 meters in length, has 11 Type-Xb Phaser arrays, and two forward torpedo tubes, all according to Issue 15 by the Official Eaglemoss Star Trek Magazine. The Nova's phasers are all Type Xb, which are slightly more powerful than the Type X on a Galaxy Class, and are always on "hot standby mode" due to a constant EPS charge sent through the capacitors. The Prometheus has Type Xc phasers, which are even more powerful.

Recent issues[edit source]

Hey Mike.

First I want to thank you for your continued patience while these issues are being resolved. We understand that it's taking a bit longer than preferred, but like I said before these issues are temporary and the engineering teams are working as fast as they can to resolve them.

Regarding your reply about {{srcdate}}, I'm not saying that it has to be removed from {{novel}}, rather it simply has to be moved outside of the <infobox theme="book"></infobox> tags. It can stay in {{novel}}, it just can't be included inside of the portable infobox itself. This would not mean a change to every page, just a modification to the way {{novel}} works.

The bug causing infoboxes to not appear on every preview is a known one, and is currently being worked on. I completely understand, it's very annoying for us all.

And I see what you mean with the LinkSuggest dropdown, however, this is purely a CSS issue and is easily remedied. You can add the following CSS snippet to User:Captainmike/wikia.css to fix that. In the meantime, I've submitted a ticket to get this resolved without having to resort to personal CSS.

.oo-ui-popupWidget-popup {
  width: 400px;
}

In a Mirror, Darkly

I'm still not seeing the gallery issue you're experiencing, I've asked a couple team members and everything is displaying correctly for them as well so I'm at a loss as to what could be causing this.. Tell me, if you open the page on your phone with the "Request desktop version" option selected, are you still seeing the same behavior? Regardless, I've escalated the ticket I originally created for this to a higher priority, someone will be looking into this.

× Cörey (talk) 02:58, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Recent issues continued[edit source]

You can change your preferred editor in Special:Preferences under the "Editing" tab from "VisualEditor - source mode" to "Source editor". It's not exactly the same as the backup editor that you were seeing after the crash, but it should alleviate some of the issues you're seeing while we wait for them to be fixed.

I understand you're upset about the number of bugs you're experiencing, but please try to steer away from snarky language on my talk page. Comments like "did some idiot just have it load a new version of the editor after it loads this one as a patch?" are not productive to the conversation in the slightest. I don't mean you have to be tight-lipped, but I do expect some semblance of civility.

Regarding the layout issues you're seeing, these weren't coded into the design, it's just something that broke during the migration. Not to worry, issues like these are simple CSS bugs and won't take too long to fix.

I've already ticketed the bug with LinkSuggest opening the dropdown on redlinks, hopefully it'll be resolved soon.

I can assure you we're not trying to destroy any wiki. Once again, these are unintended side effects of the migration to the new platform. Issues are to be expected as we are going from an extremely outdated codebase to, what's effectively, a brand new platform. The majority of the issues you're experiencing have already been ticketed and are currently being worked on. However, you're more than welcome to continue reporting them to me here, you'll likely find a couple more bugs that haven't been reported yet. 😄

× Cörey (talk) 08:34, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

RE: Multiple uploads[edit source]

Multiple upload in the VisualEditor

Hey Mike! The multiple upload special page is not a core feature of MediaWiki, and as far as I'm aware, there are no plans to port that functionality over to the UCP in its current state.

For now, you can use the VisualEditor to upload multiple files. If you take a look at the image to the right you'll see how. Keep in mind this doesn't mean you have to use the uploaded files on the page you're editing.

× Cörey (talk) 20:11, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

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