Hello again! So sorry if I made some confusions. No matter "beta" or "pre-alpha", this product is not ready to be widely brought up to our users. There is even no help page about it. Our product team is still learning users' behaviors of using it and trying to prioritize all the features to add on to it in the future. For example, when users tell us they want to have a theme designer and an admin tool, we will check which one is more important for them and create that first. By the end of this month, a new theme designer will be added to the builder and allow users to upload background images because this is what most people want to have first. Once it's done, we will move to the next. Step by step but we will get there. We do contact some wikis and ask if they would like to use it so we can learn from their experience and improve the product with their feedback, and we also respect their decision. Some like it while some don't. It's okay, and there is no push at all.
I totally understand about some people's struggles here for not having admin tools as Mediawiki has, and we hear you. That will lead the direction when our team is considering what tools to create for next. We have been doing user research multiple times and together with the feedback we collect moving forward, we will make this tool better and better based on users' request. Please be mindful that this is just the beginning and not the final product, and it's also not the same as Mediawiki platform either. If you try it and don't like it, that's fine, and we are happy to hear why you don't like it and how we can make it better. At the same time, everyone is still welcome to use Mediawiki platform to create the communities. You can always pick the one you like.
Hi all - as I mentioned previously, Community Builder is just to provide our users a new experience to edit/contribute on Fandom, and this should not affect how you create communities on the Mediawiki platform at all. The builder is still in the beta stage, and our team is developing and adding new features/tools to it. Many admin tools that you may use on the Mediawiki platfomr have being considered by our product team for the future development, and we will prioritize what we want to add to the builder for next. Please be open minded about this new product, and giving this option does not mean we will take over Mediawiki platform from you. We will never do that. You are still welcome to choose the platform you prefer when creating new communities anytime.
Hi All - as Andrewds1021 said, the Community Builder is currently still in its early "experience" age, and we would like to learn from users and develop this new product based on users' needs. There is no plan we are going to take away Mediawiki platform from you, but more likely we want to give users who don't know how to code an easier option to contribute content to the communities. There are still going to be more features added onto it until we officially roll it out. Thank you for your all feedback and concerns. I will bring these to the product team for a review. :)
@Fandyllic - it currently doesn't have too many admin tools except a community management board. Our team are working to add admins tools such as blocking users, rollback/reverse edits, etc. Stay tuned! :)
@Andrewds1021 - we never announced it officially because it's still in the "experience" stage. When users create a new wiki under TV vertical, they have this option. It's a soft launch and we have some TV wikis that are interested in migrating to the builder as well. When we add more tools to make the builder look more sophisticated, we will add more information about it on the Central. Currently it's still under the development period but feel free to try it out and provide us any feedback. :)
@Fandyllic - when users create a new wiki and choose "TV" as the vertical, they will have an option to use Mediawiki or Community Builder platform to create their community. Currently we don't have an index for all communities created with the builder because it's still in the "experience" stage. There are not admin tools/etc yet but our team are working on developing new features. By the end of December, we will add theming feature to it (similar to the theme designer of MW) or even some admin tools. The builder is totally built on a different platform without using Mediawiki at all, so things are functioning totally differently. We have a roadmap about what more features we want to add for next. Stay tuned with us.. :)
This is Community Builder which not part of the labs program that are based on Mediawiki platform. The Builder is totally built on a different platform so any Special pages are not going to work on it. It's mostly for TV and Anime wikis and users have an option to try this new tool. It provides an easier way for users who are not capable of using wikitext or codes to edit and contribute content. The builder is still in its early age and we are welcome all suggestions/feedback you have! Our team is continually developing it to meet our users' needs and we will roll it out officially some day when it's more sophisticated. :)
We have stopped creating iOS community apps for a while but we are still adding new Android community apps. Our mobile team has been developing the next version of the FANDOM App for iOS, which will include different fandoms and wiki content. It can be used the same way as the community apps, and even better! We will publish a blog once it's ready and let all communities and users know about it. Please stay tuned! :)
Fandyllic wrote: I'm hearing through the grapevine that individual Community Apps will no longer be created for iOS and the FANDOM app for iOS will have some way to get to new versions of the community app UI going forward (or at some future date). Is this true?
It would be really nice to have a new blog about requirements for having a Community app...
The Discussions on the community apps do not have polls for now because the app works differently from the web. But our team has been working on this and hopefully very soon you can have polls on the apps too. We do hope to provide the same functions on different devices to users. It has been considered and thanks for asking. :)
MechQueste wrote: Do wikis with community apps have polls? now and previously?
Feedback from ZH community.. One user asked if we could include some "formula" or "music scores" in the "Visual Editor".. Some formula symbols look weird (too big or too small), like this one: