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Hey all, as you may or may not yet have seen over here on Community Central, Wikia is currently switching over our wikis to MediaWiki 1.16. Most of the changes that will be coming are stuff that you will not see, back end changes that optimize preferences and tweaks that should help pages load a tick quicker.

As this is one of the biggest wikis on Wikia, if there are any weird bugs or issues with the switch, there is a bigger chance for you all to notice them here.

We don't anticipate any major issues with Naruto other than what I will detail below, but if you do notice anything weird, please do not hesitate to contact me via the talk page or, of course, Special:Contact.

There is one major issue with the upgrade thus far and that is Semantic MediaWiki. Both the new MW upgrade and the SMW upgrade mean that a lot of database magic has changed and its taking a lot of digging to figure out where some SMW data is leaking and really hogging up the memory. Thus, we may sporadically have to turn SMW off Wikia-wide over the new few days as we diagnose and patch. The great news is that when this is finally done, SMW will be at 1.5.5, which is about 15 releases further along than the version we were previously using. This should add some extra functionality and performance to the site.

Please let me know if you have any questions. --DaNASCAT (talkcontribs) 19:57, January 18, 2011 (UTC) @Wikia

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