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Any time we consider removing a feature, we have to look at how widely it's being used and if that justifies the cost of fixing and maintaining it. In this case, Top 10 Lists are not widely used by our wikis, with only a couple thousand being created in the five years we’ve had this feature. That may sound like a lot, but consider that Fandom has over 340,000 communities. Additionally, many of the special features Top 10 Lists had, such as voting, ranking, and the list creation form, were prone to breaking due to older coding standards and would not have been easy to modernize considering the uniqueness of the feature.
 
Any time we consider removing a feature, we have to look at how widely it's being used and if that justifies the cost of fixing and maintaining it. In this case, Top 10 Lists are not widely used by our wikis, with only a couple thousand being created in the five years we’ve had this feature. That may sound like a lot, but consider that Fandom has over 340,000 communities. Additionally, many of the special features Top 10 Lists had, such as voting, ranking, and the list creation form, were prone to breaking due to older coding standards and would not have been easy to modernize considering the uniqueness of the feature.
   
We decided we would rather invest our time and resources into newer content tools and repairing tools that can be more widely used. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this decision.<ac_metadata title="Top 10 Lists Will Be Retired on February 14th" notify_everyone="1486484930"> </ac_metadata>
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We decided we would rather invest our time and resources into newer content tools and repairing tools that can be more widely used. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this decision. <ac_metadata title="Top 10 Lists Will Be Retired on February 14th"> </ac_metadata>

Latest revision as of 16:36, February 13, 2017

Hello. On the 14th of February, Fandom will be removing the Top 10 List feature from our wikis.

The removal of the feature will mean that existing Top 10 Lists will be deleted from your communities and be irretrievable. Last week, I shared this news with communities who have at least 10 lists, to give them extra time to decide if/how to move any lists to some other space on their wikis. I am also posting here to ensure that everyone is aware of the change and given some time to make a decision about keeping or removing the content.

Any time we consider removing a feature, we have to look at how widely it's being used and if that justifies the cost of fixing and maintaining it. In this case, Top 10 Lists are not widely used by our wikis, with only a couple thousand being created in the five years we’ve had this feature. That may sound like a lot, but consider that Fandom has over 340,000 communities. Additionally, many of the special features Top 10 Lists had, such as voting, ranking, and the list creation form, were prone to breaking due to older coding standards and would not have been easy to modernize considering the uniqueness of the feature.

We decided we would rather invest our time and resources into newer content tools and repairing tools that can be more widely used. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this decision.

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