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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    One feature which will not be making the jump from legacy Fandom to the Unified Community Platform is a feature called Shared Help. We’re making a specific callout about this because of the nature of the feature and how you might have some content which needs saving. Thankfully, we’ve managed to put in a very easy code change to make sure your content will not be lost with this change.


    Shared Help basically takes Help pages from here on Community Central and transcludes them to Help pages on your individual wikis.


    We’re replacing those transcluded local Help pages with redirects to their Community Central sources, allowing users to come where they can get the best platform help and staff attention, rather than unintentionally placin…



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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Team Changes

    June 26, 2020 by MisterWoodhouse

    Hello all,

    Today, I write to you with some sad news. As is the case with companies around the world, this year has brought about unexpected and unprecedented financial challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we’ve unfortunately had to make the painful decision to make cuts to our Wiki Manager and Content Teams.

    Wiki Managers and Content Team Members come from our communities, where they have shown their incredible talents as editors and volunteers, so we’re heartbroken we’ve had to say goodbye to some of them as members of the team. Fortunately, you’ll still see many around as admins, Councilors, and continued valued members of the community.

    We would like to underscore that we are incredibly proud of the work tha…

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  • BertH



    We come in peace! June 14th marks the 73rd anniversary of the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, NM. Sure, the government says it was a weather balloon, but if film and television have taught us anything, it’s that it was definitely a coverup for a flying saucer crash. And if it was on TV, it must be true.

    Therefore we will venture where no government has dared to venture before, and we will acknowledge the fact that there are aliens living among us by celebrating the anniversary of their crash on Earth with the exciting Project 51!

    Is this our 51st editing project? No! It’s just the one with all the aliens. 😏 Join us for this editing marathon about alien-themed movies and television! The Movies/TV Vertical (M/TV) have got it planned and we want you invo…



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  • MisterWoodhouse

    If this is the first you're hearing about the Unified Community Platform project, read this to learn more about the entire scope of the project before commenting.

    Hey gang!

    We are happy to announce that the Unified Community Platform is entering the second stage of the rollout - moving wikis without complex extensions or feature sets over to the new platform!

    What does that mean? It means that the Unified Community Platform has reached the point where a number of existing wikis on the legacy Fandom platform can now move over to take advantage of new and improved tools like mobile editing and the 2017 Editor from the Wikimedia Foundation, just like the one used on Wikipedia.

    You’re probably wondering how wikis will be selected. That’s covered l…

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  • TimmyQuivy

    If this is the first you're hearing about the Unified Community Platform project, read this to learn more about the entire scope of the project before commenting.

    As Fandom continues to roll out our United Community Platform this year, one reason you have seen us cite for creating this new platform is that it'll allow our entire wiki network to exist together on the same version of MediaWiki. This means, for communities already on the Fandom platform in particular, upgrading to MediaWiki 1.33.

    That explanation might make a lot of sense for our oldest, most experienced users, but for many of our users, the term 'MediaWiki' is a mystery. What is MediaWiki and why does Fandom care about it? Doesn’t Fandom have its own unique code? Why does upgr…

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  • Perkinsmt

    Fandom Staffing Update

    April 30, 2020 by Perkinsmt

    As everyone knows, we are in the midst of a worldwide health crisis that’s affecting millions of people every day. My heart goes out to the families and individuals who are suffering, directly or indirectly, from the impact of COVID-19. 

    Meanwhile, there are millions of people turning to Fandom for knowledge and fun. Indeed, we’ve seen a meaningful uptick in wiki traffic over the last several weeks and I am enormously grateful that we have platforms and communities who can serve these fans. Thank you for helping Fandom be a service to people in this difficult time.

    Unfortunately, the disease has created a real economic burden, especially for companies dependent on advertising revenue—like Fandom. We have taken every step we can to cut operat…

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  • FishTank

    Fandom is the most comprehensive source of information for fans of all varieties of what we love. Contributors from the most comprehensive chroniclers to devoted enthusiasts share every aspect of their fandom topics on wikis. This leads to a lot of material for readers to explore, and getting these readers to what they seek is the purpose of nearly every wiki.



    Sometimes, though, such information is not as easily found because it is buried or scarce. Many wikis use tabs and tab panels (called "tabbers") to arrange their content. In this post, we're going to talk about how to organize some article content to make it more accessible to seekers.


    There's a big difference between b…




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  • FishTank

    Something that sets wikis apart from other knowledge bases is that a broad number of contributors can take part in building and maintaining it.  


    We all think of blood as being an essential component to the human body, but in reality it only makes up a small percentage of the overall whole. In the same way, contributing editors only make up 0.05% of our wiki ecosystem and are just as vital. We depend on wiki contributors for new content, improving and curating text and images, and keeping communities flowing socially.

    A common struggle for many wikis is bringing talented new editors in. Research from Wikipedia shows that communities require a steady flow of new editors and contributors to keep wikis vibrant even after what they are documenti…


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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    If you do not have a Gamepedia account, you can stop reading and watch this video of a dog dancing to “Africa” by the band Toto. People who do have a Gamepedia account in addition to their Fandom account, keep reading and THEN watch the dog video.

    As mentioned last year, one of the big things we’ve been working on within the Unified Community Platform project has been the unification of the Fandom and Gamepedia user tables.

    What does that mean? It means that, when we’re done, you will have one account for both types of wikis.

    If you already have an account for both platforms AND the username is the same on both, you have a username conflict that needs to be resolved and it’s super easy to do so! Please follow the following instruction…

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  • MisterWoodhouse

    If this is the first you're hearing about the Unified Community Platform project, read this to learn more about the entire scope of the project before commenting.

    Hey gang!

    We have seen some requests from users who want to know how they can volunteer a wiki they admin on for earlier migration to the Unified Community Platform. As we head towards the start of the Simple Wiki Migration stage of Phase 1, we wanted to lay out how you can make your wiki a candidate for early migration, if it doesn’t already fit staff criteria. We’ll have more on migration criteria as we get closer to Simple Wiki Migration start.


    This is key. Have a public-facing discussion (Forum, Discussions, or Blog) about the intent to migrate early. Offer the opportunity for y…


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