It’s just a few short weeks until Community Connect 2022! We’re excited to get to meet nearly fifty community admins face to face when we’re in Los Angeles from May 27th to May 31st. Every time we’ve held a Community Connect event, we’ve had great conversations with community members talking about our plans for the future and hearing their feedback.
Last year, we did two Community Connects but had to do them virtually because of COVID-19. One of the things we heard from attendees was how appreciative they were to have a way to attend the event virtually, because they were either unable to attend in the past or not comfortable meeting everyone in-person. So this year, we’re going to be streaming part of Community Connect so anyone can attend…
Today, I’m thrilled to introduce to the Fandom community our new International Wiki Representatives. In an increasingly interconnected era where the internet has allowed fans to discover entertainment properties and games from the far reaches of the globe, it’s become vital that fans can create content about what they love regardless of language or location. Today, about 20% of Fandom’s global traffic goes to non-English wikis, spread across dozens of languages.
Throughout the years, Fandom has provided support for various tools to our top members of these non-English communities, such as localized Community Centrals administered by native-speaking users, the support-focused International Volunteer Team, and the content-translation focused …
We’re thrilled to celebrate and honor creators and editors throughout the month of May for Asian American Pacific Islander Month. This year’s theme will focus on Visibility and Amplification. Shining a light on individuals is only part of the experience, amplifying voices and creating spaces for people to share their story is where the magic happens. As we continue to tell diverse stories, we want to shine a light on creators of various backgrounds and share their journey with the community. This is also a chance to explore your favorite and new fandoms through an “only on Fandom” experience. Join us for roundtables, an interview series featuring creators, and a few surprises along the way!
- 1 Asian American Pacific Islander Mont…
The Community Team has been busy planning events, creating content, and finding new ways to celebrate members of the community through our DEI and Heritage celebrations. Our goal is to deliver content and programming that honors our diverse community and allows individuals to tell their unique stories! This month is Celebrate Diversity Month and we couldn’t let the month end without acknowledging Arab-American Heritage Month.
National Arab American Heritage Month has been observed during the month of April since 2017. With the support of Arab American Foundation and its sister organization Arab America, the official observance of the month was launched in 2017. It began with support from a few states but continued to gain momentum…
In March 2021, we announced at Community Connect that we were beginning work on a new feature called Interactive Maps. Then, in May 2021, we talked more about the tool, and at the beginning of this year, we gave another peek into it in our blog post about 2022 plans. This has been a long-requested and much-anticipated feature, and I am so happy to finally announce that Interactive Maps are now live for all communities to use and bring the world that your community is all about to life in brand new ways!
- 1 Background
- 2 How Community Feedback Guided Interactive Maps
- 3 Moving Forward
- 4 Useful Links
I call it a new feature, but really, it is new-ish. Fandom implemented a map feature called Wikia Maps in 2014, and Gamepedia had IP-specific solut…
Welcome Ran Li, Fandom's new Senior Community Partnerships Manager, on the Community Activations team
Hello everyone! My name is Ran Li, I’m Fandom’s new Sr. Community Partnerships Manager, focused on working with major gaming publishing partners in order to build more connections between the Fandom community and the gaming industry. I joined the team in April 2022, and I’m very excited to share a bit about myself with everyone today through my first staff blog and very much looking forward to getting to know the community.
- 1 What’s my story?
- 2 What do I do at Fandom, exactly?
- 3 My favorite fandoms
- 4 I can’t wait to get to know the community more
I’m Ran, and I currently live in central North Carolina, but I consider myself an Angeleno at heart having spent almost a decade previously in LA. If I’m not indulging in my fandoms you’ll find me hiking o…
Hello everyone! I'm Mike on the Community Activations team here at Fandom, and I have an exciting opportunity to present. We are currently looking to take on several short-term contractors to work with us, focusing on Spanish language content. The full details are below so if this is something that is of interest to you, please read on! - Cavalier One(Talk) 14:07, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Do you have a passion for creating, building, and improving wikis? Are you fluent in English and Spanish - both written and verbal? Do you want to work with Fandom as a contractor on an exciting project aimed at improving and promoting Spanish-language communities? Then we have an opportunity for you!
Fandom is seeking a number of short-term contractors to work wi…
This is always one of my favorite announcements to make: we’re going to be hosting another Community Connect again this year! And unlike our two versions in 2021, it’s IRL!
That’s right, I couldn’t be happier to say that we’re holding an in-person Community Connect from May 27th through May 31st in sunny Los Angeles, California. We’ll bring 50 admins and close to 50 Fandom staff members together to talk face to face about what Fandom is going to be working on as the year goes on for wiki editors and fans, hear direct feedback from editors like you what they think about those ideas and what they’d like to see from Fandom, build deeper connections with one another, and have some fun hanging out and getting to know each other better.
Do you know why the music in Minecraft is simply epic?
Every world in Minecraft is generated using a procedural system. It means every game is different from the previous one and the next because the world is simply different, and each time you will have a chance to play differently. There are ways to use a seed to generate a similar world, but it won't ensure you will live the same experience.
When you have a video game with that kind of freedom, it can become a serious challenge to add the music, to make the player feel part of that world. In a video game where the world is static, you can set which music track will play in every place. You can define where the door is to access a house and trigger a track when you enter, so you can have r…
Women’s History Month has shown us just how powerful breaking the bias can genuinely be. This month, we shifted the focus on our community members’ stories who broke the bias and challenged the status quo by simply being their most authentic selves. You’ve heard stories from three fantastic women editors who are community builders, leaders, and change-makers. Each had their unique perspective on combating gender bias and what responsibility they have in creating gender-equitable online communities.
We identified three different editors and asked them the same question—what does breaking the bias mean to you? Here’s what they had to say:
“Be yourself, be individual, and don’t worry over peeps who try to get ya down. Just live your best life a…