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Jpearson Jpearson 26 May
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Building Community and Designing at Large with Ben Uyeda


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We hope you’ve enjoyed the celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month featuring our series of creators! As we continue to amplify the voices of community members and those inspired by Fandom's community, we invite them to share more about themselves, their personal stories, experience with Fandom, and their creative journey. You’ve heard from leaders within the Fandom community and creators who contribute to Fandom using their talent. Today, we’re excited to introduce our final creator of this series with a fantastic eye for design.

We're thrilled to introduce Ben Uyeda, designer at large! Ben is an interior designer who shares modern and simple designs through his online tutorials with the world. After much …


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Jpearson Jpearson 25 May
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New and Improved Search Updates Coming to Fandom

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We’re excited to share our latest search updates coming to the site! Fandom’s product initiatives are designed to introduce features to support your experience. The partnership between Product and Community ensures our users’ best interests and creates an engaging and user-friendly experience.

We’ve known for a while that search has needed improvements, and it’s something the community has been asking for a lot. Most of our focus the last few years was on building the Unified Community Platform (UCP) and the Unified Consumer Experience (UCX), so with those projects completed it opened up a lot more time and resources to be able to devote to other aspects of the site, including the search experience.

One of the biggest questions …

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Jpearson Jpearson 24 May
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A Behind-The-Scenes Look Into Culture & Visibility With Apphia Yu


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We hope you’re enjoying the celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us! We continue to amplify the voices of community members and those inspired by Fandom's community and invite them to share more about themselves, their personal stories, experience with Fandom, and their creative journey. You’ve heard from leaders within the Fandom community, but today we’re excited to introduce a talented actor and amazing individual who contributes to quite a few of your fandoms.

Today, we're featuring Apphia Yu, director, producer, and voice actor! She dabbles in a bit of art, streaming and D&D, but you probably know her from her work from Assassination Classroom as Rio Nakamura, Victorique de Blois in GOSICK, …


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Jpearson Jpearson 20 May
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Editor Stories: Empowering Community and Exploring Visibility with Marcus

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This month we’re continuing to share the stories of editors on Fandom for AAPI Heritage Month. We’re excited to kick off the first feature of our editor stories series that 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.


Say hello to Marcus! His pronouns are he/him and he’s a fan of comic related IPs. He was born in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia and moved to Canada at 4 years old and grew up in Vancouver.“I’m fortunate to have grown up in Vancouver where there is a substantial population of Asians.” Marcus has provided a wealth of IP recomme…



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Jpearson Jpearson 18 May
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Celebrating Culture and Visibility with The Ba Sing Se Times' Editor-in-Chief: Amy Mori


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As we continue our celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re thrilled to kick off a series that shares the perspectives of the Fandom community as we explore the theme of visibility. We're amplifying the voices of community members and those inspired by Fandom's community and invite them to share more about themselves, their personal stories, experience with Fandom, and their creative journey. You’ll hear from leaders within the Fandom community, actors who contribute to our favorite fandoms that make an impact, and creators that celebrate and amplify Asian American and Pacific Islander culture and seek to entertain and inspire.

This week, we're featuring Amy Mori, visual artist and editor-in-chief …


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Jpearson Jpearson 11 May
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Sneak Peek at Community Connect: Special Announcements and Livestream Details

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…

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TimmyQuivy TimmyQuivy 6 May
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Introducing Fandom's New International Wiki Representatives

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 …

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Jpearson Jpearson 3 May
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Fandom

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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…


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Jpearson Jpearson 29 April
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Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month with Fandom

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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…


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Pikushi Pikushi 21 April
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Interactive Maps are here!

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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…



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