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  • Kirkburn

    Good morning,

    Today we are improving three aspects of Wikia: blog articles, emails and article sharing.

    Blog comments and the watchlist
    The main change for blog articles is to improve the connection between the watchlist and blog comments.
    If you have "Add pages I edit to my watchlist" switched on, commenting will add the blog post to your watchlist.
    If you have "Add pages I create to my watchlist" set on, creating a new blog post will add it to your watchlist.
    This all leads up to: if you have a blog post watched, and you have watchlist emails on, new comments will send you an email! Find out immediately when people are discussing your post :)
    We have also condensed all blog comments into a single group on the enhanced recent changes list.
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  • KyleH

    Hi everyone,

    Today we are making a small change to our privacy policy, and wanted to take a moment to explain the changes.

    Wikia, along with several of the ad networks that Wikia uses, uses cookies that are left on your computer to:

    1. Track how many times you have seen a given ad: Many advertisers specify that they only want you to see a given ad one or two times per 24 hours. Sometimes Wikia sets similar restrictions to improve user experience as well.
    2. Provide better-targeted ads: Some advertisers collect anonymous data to provide you with ads that might be more relevant to your interests. For example, I recently did a search on Google for "toshiba battery", and now I'm seeing more Google ads on Wikia for toshiba.com.

    Neither Wikia nor any of it…

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  • Toughpigs

    We're launching a new feature on Wednesday -- My Home, a home base that helps contributors see what's happening on their wiki. My Home gives new contributors a way to get to know the community on the wiki, and it gives experienced contributors some new information that they haven't had access to before.

    My Home includes a lot of new elements:

    • Activity feed is a friendly version of Recent changes that shows the latest activity on the wiki. The Activity feed adds some new information that you can't get on Recent changes, including thumbnails for new pictures and videos added to a page. You can also see your Watchlist using the new Activity feed layout.
    • Hot Spots is a new way to see what's happening on the wiki, showing the articles that have been…
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