Hello, later this week Wikia will be enabling a tool on this wikia and a select handful of others called “PoolCounter”. PoolCounter is a load balancing tool and thus will have no effect on the frontend or functionality of this site. It institutes a queue for readers waiting for a cached version of a page to be generated as opposed to rendering the page if the cache is still being built. Users should not be able to tell the difference but should dramatically help our servers render and serve complex pages right after an edit. As this wikia has previously contributed to load spikes, we are testing it here to ensure immediate performance improvement.
PoolCounter has been tested extensively on by our engineers and is already live on another wiki without issues. But as always, if anything seems slightly out of the ordinary, please let us know.
Thanks for your understanding and we certainly hope you will see the value in this new tool!