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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 30 May
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Community Connect Interview: Better Ads for a Better User Experience

Be sure to also read Part 1 of this blog series, "How Fandom is driving engagement to improve the user experience"


One of the biggest topics at last month’s Community Connect was about the ad situation on the Fandom wiki platform, and how one of our primary goals this year is making genuine improve…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 29 May
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How Fandom is driving engagement to improve the user experience

Once you've read this blog, check out Part 2: "Community Connect Interview: Better Ads for a Better User Experience"

It's hard to believe it's been a month since Community Connect, our annual event where admins and editors from various communities meet up with Fandom Staff to share feedback and hear…

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Antonio R. Castro Antonio R. Castro 8 February
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Reorganizing the VisualEditor

Hello hello!

I'm here today to highlight to you all our latest product release: the Simplified Version of the VisualEditor! We've hinted at its arrival in our previous tech update, but now we're ready to indeed reveal what this Simplification of the editor is all about. So, if you're curious about the…

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Pikushi Pikushi 7 February
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Updates on Quick Answers and Adding a Vetting Period


We introduced Quick Answers back in September when Brandon shared a comprehensive blog post about the tool's development up to that point. If you haven't read it yet, take a moment to check it out!

Let’s start with a quick summary of what we’re talking about: Quick Answers.

Quick Answers is a product…


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CuBaN VeRcEttI CuBaN VeRcEttI 20 November 2023
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Thanks extension is now available to all communities

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since my last post here, and now it's an excellent chance to share some good news with all of you. After a long journey throughout this year, we are now making the Thanks extension available to all communities.

Whether this is the first time you're hearing about this …

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Antonio R. Castro Antonio R. Castro 16 November 2023
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Everything You Need to Know About Reported Notifications

Hello hello!

It has been a long time since we redesigned the on-site notifications and merged the Fandom and Gamepedia notifications. Since then, we have been delivering on our promises made last year at Community Connect, one of which was to bring more, much needed and requested moderation tools to…

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 25 September 2023
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Admins and other user rights groups will soon have the option to edit Quick Answers

You may have recently heard of a feature called Quick Answers that we began rolling out in earnest back in mid-August, after a few months of testing over the summer. There were some pretty clear bumps along the way with the initial AI-generated content, and one of the biggest pieces of feedback we …

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Brandon Rhea Brandon Rhea 26 June 2023
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Great news: the number of editors on Fandom is growing, and here's why

If you’ve read the Technical Update blogs that we post every other Friday, or you tuned in to Community Connect, you may know that Fandom has a product development team known as the User Generated Content (UGC for short) team that focuses exclusively on tools for wiki editors and Fandom staff. The …

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Jpearson Jpearson 22 April 2023
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Everything You Need to Know About Mobile CSS

Calling all admins!

A known feature for former Gamepedia communities, but a novelty for Fandom communities, we're excited to share that now every admin will have the ability to customize Mobile CSS on their wikis via MediaWiki:FandomMobile.css, a continuation of our mobile improvement efforts that b…

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DToast DToast 24 February 2023
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Arrived: Two-Factor Authentication for Fandom Accounts

Hey there! In November we announced Two-Factor authentication was coming for Fandom Accounts and I’m happy to say that time has come! As I touched on in the last blog some measures we’ve already implemented are state-of-the-art hashing, new cryptography, fewer points of insecurity to the login flow…

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