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- On September 29 users' skin preferences were removed by mistake on small and medium-sized wikis. This changed preferences back to Vector. Restoring all data would cause even more problems. Affected users who want to have their preference changed back globally can ask for it as a comment on Phabricator task T119206 until December 21 2015. 
- Some scheduled tasks were not working properly from September to recently. This meant some pages in the special pages namespace were not updated. It has now been fixed. 
Changes this week
- Wikinews, Wikispecies, MediaWiki.org and Meta will be able to use information from Wikidata. 
- There are no MediaWiki deployments this week (calendar).
- Category watchlists are now available on test wikis and MediaWiki.org. The plan is to enable it on most wikis in January. 
- Cross-wiki notifications are being developed. When this is done you will not have to go to the wiki where something happened to be notified. 
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