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Perkinsmt Perkinsmt 4 March

Fandom Stands with Ukraine

I remain inspired by the fortitude, fearlessness, and conviction of the Ukrainian people, but I also continue to be saddened by the tragedy of the Russian invasion. It’s very personal for me as I have Ukrainian friends and we also have our colleagues next door in Poland, where we have a large office in Poznan.

Fandom is committed to our community-first stance and, in support of our fans and communities in Poland and Ukraine, we're focusing on where we can have the most impact right now, and that’s largely through donating to key humanitarian organizations. Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Fandom is donating $100,000 to the Ukraine Red Cross and the Polish Red Cross to support the refugee crisis and following the best-practice guidance of the Poland …
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Idekmandy Idekmandy 3 March

Memory Alpha Interactive Video Premiere

Hey everyone!

Last month, I was here to announce the premiere of our first ever wiki-specific Interactive Video for DC Database, which featured ten odd and unexpected versions of Batman within the DC Omniverse, just in time for The Batman release. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend you check it out, but if Batman is not your thing, don’t worry, the DC Interactive Video was only the first of more to come!

As promised, I am back once again to reveal our next Interactive Video, and this time it revolves around one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time - that’s right, Star Trek! And we’re just in time for the premiere of Star Trek: Picard season two.

The video, which was made in collaboration with our archivers over at Memory Alpha…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 24 February

Fandom is upgrading to MediaWiki 1.37 as part of our commitment to keeping the platform up to date

Last month, we announced a number of initiatives that we’re working on here at Fandom to kick off 2022. One of those announcements was that we will be upgrading the platform MediaWiki 1.33 to MediaWiki 1.37, and today I’m excited to walk you through some of the details. The big headline is that the upgrade is going to begin in March! And also, that not much will change. This should be a fairly easy update, especially when you compare how massive of an upgrade the transition to the Unified Community Platform (UCP) was.

In this I’ll get into the details of why it’s so different from UCP, what the rollout timeline is, and what you can expect to see in terms of some minor changes here and there.

  • 1 What is a MediaWiki upgrade?
  • 2 What are the benefit…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 22 February

Fandom is expanding Trivia Quizzes after a year of successful experimentation

Last month, we announced a number of exciting initiatives that we’re working on at the start of this year, including our upcoming MediaWiki upgrade (there will be a staff blog on that this week) and continued work on Interactive Maps. The other big one we mentioned was an expansion of our Trivia Quiz feature, which has been on select communities since 2019 but that we’ve done a lot of experimenting with over the last year to find out how and where people want to take quizzes on Fandom.

Fortunately, we’ve learned a lot and are ready to roll it out across more of the site based on successful experimentation. In this blog, we’re going to walk you through a lot of the specifics behind it, including: how quizzes have become an increasingly impor…

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Idekmandy Idekmandy 7 February

DC Database Interactive Video Reveal

Hey everyone!

It’s been quite a while since I posted a blog, but today I am happy to return with a really awesome update! As Brandon mentioned in his last blog post, we’ve been working directly with community members on the creation of several wiki-specific interactive videos for some of our top wikis. We already unveiled the interactive video pilot for Diablo II, but these are the first videos specifically made for the community, in collaboration with the community. They have been months in the making, and today I am so excited to finally share the completed DC interactive video with you all, before it officially goes live on DC Database!

The video will take you through the different variants versions of Batman within the DC Omniverse. If you ar…

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CuBaN VeRcEttI CuBaN VeRcEttI 1 February

Celebrate Black History Month with Fandom

Hey everyone!

Time really does fly and 2022 is zooming right along! Can you believe it’s already February? The Community Team has a lot of exciting initiatives in the works, and throughout this year, we’re going to be providing ‘only on Fandom’ experiences for you all. From information to events to opportunities to interact with your favorite fandoms (and discover new ones), we are thrilled to show you what we have planned.

To kick things off, we invite you to celebrate, enjoy, and discover old faves and hidden gems as Fandom enters into Black History Month.

That’s all for now! We hope you enjoyed this blog post, and like we’ve said, this is only the starting point. We want to hear from you using the Comments section, and we would love to see …

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HeyTots HeyTots 1 February

Community Office Hours

Hey everyone!

We've had a great response to Becky's SEO Office Hours on Discord so we're expanding the feature!

This Google Form is where you can drop your questions to be answered.

Once we've gotten enough questions we'll schedule a live time on Discord to answer them and take questions live.

I look forward to seeing your questions, I think this could be useful and fun.

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DToast DToast 27 January

Welcome Dylan, Fandom's new Community Manager on the Community Safety team

Hi everyone! My name is Dylan, and I'm a new Community Manager on Fandom's Community Safety team. I joined Fandom in December and am excited to say that I just finished my first AMA with the community on the Fandom Discord channel to get to know everyone. Now felt like a good time to introduce myself through my first staff blog too.

  • 1 So who am I?
  • 2 What do I do at Fandom, exactly?
  • 3 My favorite fandoms
  • 4 I can't wait to get to know the community more

Great question, thanks for asking! Like I said, my name is Dylan. I'm 25 years old and I live in the icy tundra that is Minnesota, in the upper Midwest of the United States. In my free time I'm usually watching, playing, or reading all of my favorite fandoms, which I'll talk about later on, and also h…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 25 January

Fandom's plans for the first few months of 2022

How is it almost the end of January? It feels like it was just New Year’s Day, yet somehow here we are, nearly a month into what’s shaping up to be an exciting new year for Fandom and hopefully a safe, happy, and healthy year for all of you.

Now that we’re settling into 2022, I wanted to take some time to look ahead and talk to you about some of what Fandom is working on for the first few months of the year. Every team across the company, including the Community team that I have the privilege of leading, is really looking forward to putting into action the plans they have in store. I’m excited to share some of them with you today.

So, let’s dig in!

  • 1 Full 2022 Planning is Still Underway
  • 2 We’re Building Creator Tools, Like Interactive Maps
  • 3 Media…

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MisterWoodhouse MisterWoodhouse 21 December 2021

My Farewell to You

Hey gang!

All things must come to an end and, on December 31st, two things ending will be the year 2021 and my time on Fandom staff.

It has been an absolute pleasure to be with you for four and a half years between my time at Gamepedia and my time here at Fandom. From Twitch streams and Checkpoints to Connects and This Month at Fandom to UCP blogs and Ask Me Anything sessions, I’ve loved getting to help you all with your own communities, celebrate your successes, and listen to your amazing feedback to make this place even better.

As I don my sunglasses and ride off into the sunset, I have some parting words for you:

Always remember that we are all passionate people united in our fan identity. The drama that comes from time to time is not impor…

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