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Below are the 16 most recent journal entries recorded in Wikia's LiveJournal:

Monday, May 12th, 2008
11:37 am
No longer updated
This LiveJournal is no longer updated. Until we have a new off-site status page, information about Wikia in the event of total downtime will be given via the mailing lists if possible and also on IRC.
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
8:14 pm
Wikia's image store is down. It is sadly bringing the entire site down. Artur Bergman, Wikia's Director of Engineering, is working on the problem now and dragging his colleagues out of bed at 3am (San Mateo time) to help get the sites back up as soon as possible.

Please join us on IRC (#wikia on freenode) for updates.

Gamewikis.org and WoWWiki.com are working as normal.

Current Mood: anxious
Saturday, September 9th, 2006
10:06 pm
Wikia down...
Sorry! Everything is down right now. Sannse has phoned Emil who is looking into the problem now. Feel free to join us on IRC (#wikia on freenode) for updates as we find out what's going on.
Sunday, May 14th, 2006
9:33 pm
LaTeX not working on GKnowledge

The LaTeX images all appear as "math" instead of showing the formula.
4:20 pm
Error page was at http://gknowledge.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Upload

Database error
From the G.Knowledge wiki
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

UPDATE `site_stats` SET ss_images=ss_images+1

from within function "Image::recordUpload". MySQL returned error "1054: Unknown column 'ss_images' in 'field list' (paris.wikia.com)".


The previous page was also Special:Upload, with the upload form:

Source filename: .../GKnowledge-logo-16x16.ico
Destination filename: GKnowledge-logo-16x16.ico

Description: This image created from Justlogo.png by the gimp: scale image to 16x16 using cubic interpolation, save as .ico specifying 32bpp, 8 bit alpha, no palette. It should be moved to Favicon.ico in order to cause http://gknowledge.wikia.com/favicon.ico to exist, which causes Firefox at least to display the icon on tabs and in the location bar.

The upload log does not show the upload. However, http://gknowledge.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Imagelist does show the upload.

The image is online at gknowledge.wikia.com/images/b/b6/GKnowledge-logo-16x16.ico
Friday, May 5th, 2006
5:34 pm
Wikia is back
Today's 90 minute downtime was caused by a broken router at the colo which needed to be reconfigured by a router specialist. Everything should be back to normal by now.
4:43 pm
Wikia down
All Wikia sites are down. We don't yet know why. Jason is getting no response from the servers. Kyle is on his way to the colo now.
Thursday, April 20th, 2006
1:03 am
Wikia back up
Apologies for today's downtime. The problem was due to another power failure at our colo where the servers are housed. We are planning to get another one soon to prevent this sort of thing being such a problem.

The site is now back up but will be slow for a while.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
8:21 pm
Network issues again... all wikis down
All wikis (well, all important ones) are down again, presumably due to network issues at the colo. This is affecting all Wikia sites, including Uncyclopedia and Memory Alpha, and all Wikimedia sites, including Wikipedia and Wikinews.
Sunday, April 9th, 2006
10:36 pm
Wikia back

All Wikia should be more or less back on-line now. There was a power failure at the colo in addition to the network outage. Please report any remaining problems on a postcard to the usual address (or via comments).

Monday, April 10th, 2006
5:49 am
Network problems: All Wikia sites down
All Wikia and Wikimedia sites are down due to problems in our colocation facility. According to Brion Vibber, they are having network problems and they're brining in their main guy to fix it.

More news soon... (see comments for updates).

Current Mood: worried
Friday, March 31st, 2006
12:16 am
Software upgrade next Monday
We are planning a software upgrade to MediaWiki 1.6 on Monday April 3rd. Full release notes can be found at Sourceforge.

A few new features you might notice:

Sared templates should start working again
SVG support with rsvg
New design on preferences and userlogin
Special:Whatlinkshere will be more accurate and will show when a template is used
A new externallinks table will let us check for spam more efficiently
New maintenance script to reassign edits from one user to another (I don't yet know if this will work on our shared user database)
Many language files updates and improvements to the default messages in the MediaWiki namespace
Fixed to and
New variables: {{CURRENTDAY2}} and {{SUBPAGENAME}}
Support for a license selection box on Special:Upload, configurable from MediaWiki:Licenses
Allow bots to be hidden from Special:Newimages and Special:Watchlist
Page protection level for unregistered/new accounts
Blcoked admins can no longer rollback, delete, or protect whilst blocked
Optional "hide own edits" on Special:Recentchanges
@import for [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] added to all skins
Edit box now remembers scrollbar position on preview
New special page: Special:Listredirects
Redirects to categories and images now work
Cookies can be shared between multiple Wikias
Special:Undelete now shows the wikitext instead of the rendered page
Live Preview fixed
New user preference (default on) to add new pages to creators's watchlist
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
7:07 am
read-only mode over

all Wikia are now in read-write mode again. the maintenance lasted exactly one hour, as expected.

4:02 pm
Read only mode on Wikia
Jason has just posted to the mailing list that they are adding a new database server to Wikia's server cluster now.

All wikis are currently in read-only mode, so you will be unable to edit until the current database has finished being dumped. This is expected to take around an hour.
Monday, March 27th, 2006
11:47 am
Wikicities relaunches as Wikia today
Dear Wikians!

Wikicities relaunches as Wikia today.

We will be sending a press release out soon with more details and other news, but this is a pre-announcement to explain the change to you.

All Wikicities are currently being moved from the wikicities.com domain to the wikia.com domain.

We will endeavour to make sure the old URLs continue working so no links will be broken, and users of your wikis should find they are automatically redirected to the correct place.

As you may know, Wikia already hosts some of the world's largest wikis on hundreds of topics ranging from politics to pets. Since the site's launch in November 2004, over 1000 Wikia have been created and edited by over 20,000 registered users in over 35 languages. However, over the past year, the name ''Wikicities'' has often caused confusion, with many people believing it was a site for city guides rather than wikis about any topic.

We hope you the users of your wikis will find the new name Wikia easier to type, and less confusing.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us or join the #wikia IRC channel on freenode to discuss the change with other Wikia users.
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
7:05 pm
new LiveJournal for Wikia
I can't see a way to move an old LiveJournal to a new name, so this is replacing the old Wikicities LiveJournal. More info on the name change is coming soon.
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