This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:42, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Okay, so normally whenever I look to add new images, or have a newer version of an old image, I generally just upload a new file altogether, and let the old one get thrown into the Unused Image Deletion thing (Generally because Lazy or differing file extensions which prove replacing difficult or inefficient imo). However, for the head images on Occo Ninebar and Wan Sandage Jr. I decided to try the "Replace Existing File with new Image" option. After waiting a day or so for changes to take affect (Or rather, thinking that's how it would work), the images have yet to update in most uses. The newer Sandage picture was working on my User Page and the Occo image was working on my Workbench. However, the head images on those pages have yet to update. In addition, the before mentioned pages now show the old files again, and the new files only appear when I click on them.
More or less, I'm just wondering how that system works or if it is even advised, or if it's just an artifact from an older version of Wikia. I'm just going to keep waiting for now, but otherwise I was wondering how that system worked. --Clonehunter(Report your W.M.D.) 18:01, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
"replace existing file with new image" is how it's supposed to be done, indeed. They should also update pretty quickly, but Wikia's caching prevents that. A workaround for that is to delete all old revisions and move the file to a new title, but this is rather tedious as it requires an admin for the file move. Generally we tend to just wait for the cache to fix the image, but in some cases it might just be quicker to upload a completely new image and mark the new for deletion. 1358(Talk) 18:11, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
Isn't there also a way to purge the cache? Putting ?action=purge at the end of the URL, or something like that? jSarek (talk) 18:32, May 13, 2014 (UTC)