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Note: The Vanguard team is no longer active, as of January 31, 2022.

Vanguard was a group of Fandom users who volunteered to help make Fandom's content available on the widest possible range of devices and to help communities learn how to use some of Fandom's more technically challenging products. They were given additional user rights that allowed them access to the MediaWiki and Template namespaces, Fandom-wide.

Beyond portability, some Vanguard teams were focused on other technical challenges, and were knowledgeable in areas such as scripting, Search Engine Optimization, design and user experience. They were often among the first to try new products that Fandom develops to be able to facilitate and educate on the new products' uses. Want more historical info? You can read more about the goals of the portability project or even learn how you could have joined Vanguard.

Former members

How to join Vanguard

Vanguard were selected and invited by Fandom Staff. It was not a position you can request. It served no purpose asking staff or Vanguard members to be given the rights, as such requests were ignored.


Vanguard could fully access Template and MediaWiki namespaces, Admin Dashboard and Theme Designer across all of Fandom. Additional abilities allowed editing protected pages or changing a page's content model and protection. They did not replace or "outrank" your local administrators, and Vanguard team members were making every effort to consult with your active and engaged local team.

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