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Jpearson Jpearson 15 June
10

Fandom Stars, Fandom's New(ish) Creator Recognition Program

Fandom Stars is finally here and I’m thrilled to share the details of the program! As mentioned during Community Connect, this program will evolve because of the participation and feedback of the community. Stars has something for everyone and will continue to be a place where Fandom community members can learn, grow, and support each other. Read on to learn more about the history of Fandom’s recognition programs, the inspiration behind Stars, and what this exciting program entails.


  • 1 What is Fandom Stars?
  • 2 Recognition Over Rewards
  • 3 What Do Fandom Stars Do?
  • 4 Star-Studded Events
  • 5 Becoming A Fandom Star
  • 6 It’s Your Time to Shine!

Fandom Stars is the ultimate program designed to recognize and amplify Fandom’s most prolific creators, primarily editors.…



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Jpearson Jpearson 9 June
114

New Discussions Moderation Tools, Including Discussions AbuseFilter, Are Coming This Year

Discussions moderation tools are essential for building healthy communities, and this blog is all about the improvements we're going to be making to those tools. You asked, and we're going to deliver, so keep on reading for more information!

Discussions has been a feature on most Fandom communities for almost seven years now. In that time it’s gone through a number of iterations and improvements, with one of the most recent ones being Theme Designer support extending to Discussions so it matches the look and feel of your wiki. One of the things that allowed us to do was make our first foray into theming on mobile web—something we’re taking even further with the Mobile Theme Designer we announced at Community Connect.

One of the biggest pain …

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Bfreeziepop Bfreeziepop 8 June
14

Welcome Breanna, Fandom's new Senior Community Manager, Gaming on the Community Experience team

Greetings! My name is Breanna aka freeziepop and I am the new Sr. Community Manager, Gaming at Fandom - yay!

I was asked to write this blog as a way to introduce myself to the community, but I wanted to take this chance to first say thank you to Fandom for bringing me on! The team I am a part of is a rock star crew and I’m proud to work beside them. Now on to my origin story…


My identity was rooted in games from the beginning. As a child, I would sit beside my dad at his desk and watch him enjoy his passion: gaming. I was his mini-player 2 through The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s puzzles, THAT death in Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil 4’s zombie survival, and many other gaming adventures. Real talk I blame Resi 4 for my fear of the dark. F…


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Jpearson Jpearson 7 June
222

Mobile Editing Fixes and Mobile Theme Designer Are Coming!

Over the weekend, during our Creator Tools presentation at Community Connect, we announced all of the new features we’re going to be rolling out to our editors the rest of this year. Now that you know what to expect in the near feature, we wanted to dive deeper into each feature area to give you a glimpse into what’s coming. We’ll start with the improvements coming to mobile, specifically the Theme Designer and Editing Fixes.

Before getting into that specifically, though, let’s go through some context for why we arrived at the roadmap that we did for Creator Tools.


  • 1 Creator Roadmap Backstory
  • 2 Mobile Editing Fixes
  • 3 Mobile Theme Designer
  • 4 Here’s Where You Come In

Over the last few years, most of our focus has been on the Unified Community Platform…



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Sannse Sannse 3 June
4

Update to the community guidelines

Have you ever actually read a site's Terms of Use? After all, it's a document you "sign" when you make an account on Fandom or most other sites you join. But they are long, and dry, and frankly more than most people want to read.

But it's good to know what you are signing. After all, you might be signing to give the company your first born child. Or to agree the contract will be void if there's a zombie apocalypse (yes those are real examples). One company even offered $1000 to the person who read enough of the document to find the offer! It took four months before anyone did!

So while we definitely recommend that you read the ToU, we have also written a simpler version of the user conduct section to help everyone understand what's required …

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 2 June
17

New Fandom features and experiences announced at Community Connect 2022

Well folks, we did it! Community Connect 2022 happened this past weekend, and it was a huge success. I was thrilled to see so many admins and editors there and to get a chance to talk about the future of the Fandom community platform, meet new people who hadn’t been at previous Connects, and rekindle some friendships with people I haven’t seen since before the pandemic.

Community Connect is always a great way to hear feedback directly from admins and editors, and this time was no exception, with 45 community members there from across anime, books, gaming, movies, TV, and more. It’s important because it helps bring our company values to life with the community:

  • We Serve a Global Community and part of that includes coming together from time to…
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Idekmandy Idekmandy 1 June
40

Celebrate Pride Month with Fandom

Hello everyone!

I know I don't post blogs very often, but this is an especially important one for me. June has finally arrived and you know what that means... HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

As always, Fandom is excited to celebrate Pride and the accomplishments of creators in the LGBTQIA+ community. It's always a full circle moment for me when I get the opportunity to give back to the community who helped me so much with discovering myself and coming to terms with my own queer identity. I had the great pleasure of discussing this a bit at Community Connect this past weekend (shoutout to everyone who was there!), and I'm thrilled to continue promoting the message of love and acceptance by sharing various programming initiatives with you all throughout thi…

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Jpearson Jpearson 31 May
3

Editor Stories: Empowering Community and Exploring Visibility with Len

Hey everyone!

This is our final editor story of the month as we’re continuing to share the stories of editors on Fandom for AAPI Heritage Month. We’ve had the opportunity to learn more about our incredible editors and their thoughts on visibility and ways we can create more inclusive environments through action. In this final editor story, hear how this change-maker takes a leadership role in their community, creates inclusive spaces for others, and explains what “visibility” means to them.

Meet Len

Give a warm welcome to Len, a Filipino-American mestiso (meaning he’s 50:50 with both Filipino and white ancestry), from California. Their fandoms include Steven Universe, Splatoon, Genshin Impact, and K-Pop (2NE1, Red Velvet, TXT, and more). Len …

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Jpearson Jpearson 31 May
1

Editor Stories: Empowering Community and Exploring Visibility with Spooky

Hey everyone!

This month we’re continuing to share the stories of editors on Fandom for AAPI Heritage Month. Our editor stories series spotlights Asian and Pacific Island editors on Fandom. We’ll explore how these change-makers are taking a leadership role in their community, creating inclusive spaces for others, and explaining what “visibility” means to them.

Meet Spooky

Say hello to Spooky! Originally adopted from Vietnam. Spooky came to the United States at a year old. You can find Spooky cuddled up with her two cats named after her co-admins of the Warriors wiki (Cloudy is named in inspiration of SnowedLightning/Jayce’s first wiki username). Read on to learn more about Spooky and the impact she makes in her community!

1. What are your fand…

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Jpearson Jpearson 27 May
1

Editor Stories: Empowering Community and Exploring Visibility with Julia

Hey y’all!

This month we’re continuing to share the stories of editors on Fandom for AAPI Heritage Month. Our editor stories series spotlights Asian and Pacific Island editors on Fandom. We’ll explore how these change-makers are taking a leadership role in their community, creating inclusive spaces for others, and explaining what “visibility” means to them.

Meet Julia

We’re excited to introduce Julia (fun fact: her name in Chinese (方祥琦) means “auspicious jade”)! She resides in the Northeast of the United States and her fandoms include anything animated, gothic, or fantasy-related. Julia has a list of fandoms that we love. Specifically, she’s part of the Disney fandom (most notably Disney Renaissance and Revival, animated shows + Kingdom Heart…

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