Edit 5: Please cease editing completely, anything edited today will be lost. Fandom is going to try remigrate our Wiki to fix the issue. If you want to keep any edits you made today, archive them ASAP.
Edit 4: Fandom has responded. According to Fandom, our Wiki was due to move on the 22nd and for unknown reasons didn't. The reason our Wiki has "reset" to the 20th/21st is due to the backup only being made til then, for the move on the 22nd. They are fairly sure this won't happen again, which I presume means it is fine to edit.
Fandom is currently investigating if they can restore the week's lost edits. While I want to be optimistic, please don't hold your breath. Myself and Zena will be calling very shortly to work out how this relates to you guys IRT De-spell-opment.
Hello, Spades here.
As you can probably tell, we've moved over to the new version of Wiki software, the "UCP".
The UCP move will be, in general, a good move and aside from concerns about the Wiki Activity vanishing, I've been overall supportive of the matter. I have tried my best to communicate our issues to Fandom who have been incredibly receptive. I really do want to encourage users to not freak out and see this as the be all end all worst thing ever.
However, as I'm sure many of you have noticed, content of all kinds has been reset to as it was on the 20th/21st of October or completely deleted if it was made after that point.
Admittedly, this isn't good, but please, please, don't freak out.
This forum post is going to be the hub for discussions about this. I would have made a blog post, but obviously with plenty of content straight up being deleted, I don't really want to take my chances with the blog post getting deleted (forums seems, miraculously, rather unimpacted).
What we're doing to fix things:
I am in the process of trying to speak to admins on other UCP Wikis to find out if this is normal and will be escalating to Fandom if this isn't. (Edit 3: we have contacted Fandom about this).
We will also be implementing a script which brings back a Wiki Activity feature to our site. This is going to be a slow process with some beta code, so once again, please be understanding that things may be a little ugly and clunky right now. For the time being you will have to use the Recent Changes feature to navigate the site.
Edit: annoyingly the Recent Changes: Social Activity feature doesn't include forum updates (?), so please just keep an eye on this thread and direct people here when and where possible. Replying to the thread will give you notifications every time someone comments, so I'd recomment leaving a reply.
Edit 2: Tale has helpfully backed up some of the De-spells as their phone/iPad weren't fully on UCP yet. I don't have the full scale on which ones have been salvaged but will post them when things are a little clearer and calmer.
What we need you to do:
Once again, please don't fly into panic mode. Full disclosure that with my ADHD this is fairly overwhelming and I am trying my best to keep track of what is going wrong. You can help us by keeping calm and informing us if you've had content deleted.
I am very, very sorry you guys had content deleted. Please know there is a back-up of our Wiki somewhere and, in theory, we can get everything that has been deleted back. However, I have to be honest in that I don't know the timeframe for this.
In the mean time, IRT De-spell-opment specifically, please continue to write your answers via Google Docs, Word, Notes, anything you feel comfortable with to write up your remaining answers. If you completed them and we were aware of this then you will get your feature regardless, but once Zena is around in a few hours we will discuss how we will finish off the October De-spell-opment.
You should still be fine to edit in theory, but I don't know how Wiki will handle fixing this issue and should the issue be fixed by reverting us onto the Legacy platform, I would worry about content posted after this being deleted too. Hence, I would slow your editing until we have confirmation of what is going on.
For that matter I have no idea what you can do about the lost content on pages. I promise, we will update with more information as soon as we have it. Thanks in advance guys, I'm really sorry this has happened.
List of what we know has gone wrong:
Please let us know if any of your content has been impacted. If possible, rather than editing old replies with new information, make new comments as we may not be able to check every single comment far back in this thread.
All images uploaded after the 20th/21st have been deleted
All message wall posts made after the 20th/21st have been deleted
All pages made after the 20th/21st have been deleted
All page content has been reset to how it was on the 20th/21st
All comments made after the 20th/21st have been deleted
All blog posts made after the 20th/21st have been deleted, including the November De-spell and update blog posts for the October De-spell
Content on old blog posts that was updated after the 20th/21st has been deleted.
Blog posts that are now missing content include:
Questions on the official October De-spell