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Server requests are a collection of the main requests for future server and wiki upgrades, and known wiki bugs. This is so that we can organize our wishes and decide upon what upgrades are most required.
We request that before making most additions, please first discuss them on the talk page.

The tech team will not normally check this page - Kirkburn adds requests to the Wikia trac job queue, and they are dealt with in order of priority. Please note, though WoWWiki is Wikia's busiest wiki, there are a lot of other wikis to tend to :)

New requests


Presentation admins can't change

No current requests.

Possible and probable bugs

  • Make Special:Editcount, when transcluded, equal the actual number, for use in templates. Right now, it doesn't even equal itself:
{{#ifeq:{{Special:Editcount/Pcj}}|{{Special:Editcount/Pcj}}|Matches|Doesn't match}} Doesn't match
  • Possibly related to this, #urlencode doesn't work correctly when using it with Special:Editcount:
{{#urlencode:{{Special:Editcount/Pcj}}}} {{#urlencode:58,963}}
  • Probably because of "Content inside parser tags (such as <nowiki>) is hashed before the parser functions are evaluated, resulting in errors:"



  • ImageLink, would probably work better than the <imagelink> parser extension tag we are currently using. The parser extension tag has lots of limitations comparatively. Added as base syntax in MW1.14 -- see Help:Images
  • WoWWiki could probably do with a forum. Done. See Forum:Index

Post 1.12 upgrade

  • Unbreak Special:BrokenRedirects with regard to the server and guild namespaces; there are a handful of items which appear there, even though they exist and are marked as existing. Fixed.
  • Change/add site meta description, i.e. not "Offers information and walk-throughs on classes, professions, quests, add-ons, and macros." as shown on Google. Fixed, changed via MediaWiki:Description.
  • Replace...
  • Pages broken by the namespace implementations, many of which can be found at Special:BrokenRedirects (the ones with a space e.g. "Guild: <name>". Editors can't edit those, admins can't delete them (it takes both to the properly named page, e.g. "Guild:<name>"). Can they be purged manually from serverside? It would seem most of the broken pages are located at the bottom of Special:Prefixindex/Guild:, which also includes the ones which were lower cased and need deletion. I also double checked the Server Prefixindex, which also have a few that we won't be able to access. And one page at the bottom of Guild talk Prefixindex. No such pages in Server talk.
  • Undeletable articles/categories need removing
  • Built-in search box (OpenSearch) stuff for IE7 and FF is broken - seems to be missing a file. Says it cannot dl searchplugin from opensearch_desc.php.
  • Turn on subpages in Guild, Guild talk, Server, and Server talk.
  • Parsing stuff
    • Set $wgUseTidy = true (see below)
    • ParserFunctions is causing the MediaWiki engine to incorrectly parse html (specifically, <td>, <tr>, <th>) as text. . Test case: <table style="display: inline;">{{#if:moo|<tr><th>Hello</th><td>World</td></tr>}}</table> results in
      . Setting $useTidy to true could aid in this.
      I heard through the grapevine that this is intended behavior for ParserFunctions; however, if Wikipedia uses it, I don't see why we can't. ;O --Sky (t · c · w) 22:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
      • Fixed by upgrade to 1.12 final and parser update. Kirkburn  talk  contr 06:27, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

1.12 upgrade

$wgRC2UDPAddress = '';
$wgRC2UDPPort = 9390;
$wgRC2UDPPrefix = ;
Wikia should be able to set up their own feed after upgrade. Kirkburn  talk  contr 12:55, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Requested. Kirkburn  talk  contr 16:59, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
  • StringFunctions, would allow for easier categorization of API and other pages with pseudo-namespaces.
  • SVG image upload
  • $wgAllowDisplayTitle = true; (if it's easy to do and upgrading to 1.11 is going to be awhile)
    This is buggy in pre-1.11. Please be patient. The upgrade will happen soonish, really. TOR@fandom 16:19, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
  • The "next 200" links on pages with more options than can fit on a single page are not working correctly. This only affects users who are not logged in the website. If you are logged in the link will work fine. for example Category:World of Warcraft uncommon items has 2 pages but when not logged in you cannot get to the 2nd page.

Pre 1.12

  • Redirect Warcraft III Wikia to the (WoWWiki) Main Page.
  • Query API or MediaWiki API, to help reduce the impact of bot requests on the wiki. It would be good to install Query.php and upgrade (if needed) MediaWiki API
    • Not sure exactly when, but this appears to have been taken care of at some point after the Wikia hookup. // DarkRyder / Gossipgossipicon / Trainergossipicon // 05:08, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • MediaWiki:Sitenotice shows no [dismiss] link.
    • This is actually an extension that has not been installed here, rather than a bug. TOR@fandom 15:40, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
    • Done. TOR@fandom 18:05, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Implement namespace changes at WoWWiki:Namespaces#Conclusion
    • Done. TOR@fandom 17:44, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • User block changes - when we block users, the user is banned from editing anything, whereas on other wikis they can still edit talk pages. May need two levels of bans here, as some bans are for (repeat) talk page vandalism.
    • Done. TOR@fandom 12:40, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Interwiki link to
    • Done. mW: and mediawikiwiki: will now work (might take up to an hour to go live). TOR@fandom 12:40, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Replace Arr_r.png and Arr_d.png with Image:Icon-next-12x12.png and Image:Icon-down-12x12.png.
    • Done. TOR@fandom 14:25, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Broken when we upgraded to 1.10. Fix plx. :) --Sky (t · c · w) 20:23, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Done. TOR@fandom 13:27, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Redirect arrow fix - change redirectltr.png for Image:Icon-redirect-48x48.png
    • Needs to be fixed; it also was broken by 1.10 upgrade.
    • Done. TOR@fandom 13:27, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Non-admin members of the patrollers not able to mark own edits as patrolled (via option in preferences - used to exist). Possible bug.
    • Done. Please verify. TOR@fandom 15:40, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
    • Verifying --Sky (t · c · w) 20:20, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  • When logged out, the wiki confusingly shows "E-mail confirmation required to edit" rather than "Register to edit" (ever since the anonymous editing trial).
    • Done. TOR@fandom 15:40, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Replace Arr_r.png and Arr_d.png with Image:Icon-next-12x12.png and Image:Icon-down-12x12.png.
    • Done. TOR@fandom 14:25, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  • MakeBot
    • Done. TOR@fandom 16:55, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • CheckUser Extension
    • Done. Available to Wikia staff only per privacy policy. TOR@fandom 14:44, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Redirect arrow fix - change redirectltr.png for Image:Icon-redirect-48x48.png
    • Done. Nice icon, by the way. TOR@fandom 13:24, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Cite/refs extension
    • Done. Detailed usage instructions can be found at TOR@fandom 13:24, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Provide wiki access to CSS
  • Wikia interwiki links - Wikia, Starcraft.wikia, Blizzard.wikia, Diablo.wikia links needed.
    • Done. You can now link to Central Wikia by using the w: or wikia: interwikis. To link to any other Wikia wiki use w:c:[name_of_wiki][:article_title] (works exactly like on other Wikia sites). TOR@fandom 16:26, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Provide wiki access to javascript


Adjusted {{tooltip}}, none of those workarounds should be implemented. -- foxlit 08:50, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
  • [edit] links sometimes being pushed down by images and right-floats on FF2. Cause unknown. This is sourced on bugzilla ([3])...Not fixable See Wikipedia:How to fix bunched-up edit links
  • Redirects to other wikia sites appear as broken redirects. Wikia-wide issue
  • Newuserlog
    • This isn't compatible with Wikia's systems, because of the way our user database is set up
  • Sidebar changes:
    • Better Google/Wikia ad presentation - should match sidebar in border, colours (sidebar needs changes anyway).
    • Wikia spotlight has "google ads" heading.
    • A link via an asterisk (*) to WoWWiki:Searching in the Monobook search box.
      • Since moving to Monaco skin, not on priority list. Kirkburn  talk  contr 17:47, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Imagelink extension not linking to anchors on page, thus: <imagelink>Temp.png|Portal:Main#Test</imagelink> links to the top of the page, not passing the anchor ID. (This may possibly be fixed by updating the extension as requested above).
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