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Hi,

Recently the related videos module was activated here, and we hope that it’s working out well for the wiki. As part of improving the viewing experience of both photos and videos, we are working on a new lightbox. We would like to start rolling out the new version of the lightbox here next Wednesday June 6th. You might be wondering, what is new in this version? Improvements include:

  • View all types of media (photos and videos) the same lightbox across your wiki (please note that videos that are embedded at width of 320px or larger will play in place on your article and will not launch the lightbox)
  • Continuous viewing - when viewing an item in the lightbox, you can advance through all other photos and videos from the article page
  • Share - you can now easily share out to multiple social media sites and by email right from the lightbox In the new share, the share URLs will share context by sending your friend to the original article page from which you shared with the lightbox loaded with the shared photo or video and all other photos available on the article page loaded into the carousel.
  • Better viewing experience - the lightbox is now larger and displays the maximum possible size of the photos so you can see your media in its best form.

Please let me know if this wiki is ok with being in the first group to receive the new lightbox, as well as any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks Sarah@Wikia (help forum | blog) 23:42, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

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