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  • Say for example, could 343 Industries build their own Wiki on Fandom for their Halo property?

    Many thanks x

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    • Not sure about this, but there are wikis who have partnerships with the companies. For example, the Grey’s Anatomy wiki is an official wiki with ABC.

      However, if a wiki already exists on a certain topic, I doubt the company could create their own. Fandom is now preventing the creation of wikis on duplicate topics.

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    • Αεοη δαηεζζζζζζζ wrote:
      wrryuo

      What? 

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    • Don't worry about that guy, he does that everywhere.

      Keep in mind that if you build a wiki before publication, it's out in the open.

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    • In short, yes. However, the content of the wiki is treated no differently from fan-based wikis. In general, this means that the content is licensed under CC-by-SA and the wiki must be open for both viewing and editing by the public. If a company wishes to have a different arrangement, then they must speak to Fandom directly about a possible exception to the general policy.

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    • Andrewds1021 wrote:
      In short, yes. However, the content of the wiki is treated no differently from fan-based wikis. In general, this means that the content is licensed under CC-by-SA and the wiki must be open for both viewing and editing by the public. If a company wishes to have a different arrangement, then they must speak to Fandom directly about a possible exception to the general policy.

      Thanks, I figured that would be the case. 

      (Forgive me, very new.) The creator of a wiki however has primary control of the content and who can make edits and pages though right? 

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    • Anyone should be able to edit your wiki - you can block users and/or protect pages for specific reasons, but you cannot prevent people (say... under the "administrator" level) from editing. A founder will have as many right as a bureaucrat, and can have these rights removed if they abandon the wiki and someone adopts it. Often, the type of content will be mentioned in the wiki name - a founder/admin can ensure that the information added is accurate, pages are styled to their liking, etc.

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    • Danielroxheaps wrote:
      Anyone should be able to edit your wiki - you can block users and/or protect pages for specific reasons, but you cannot prevent people (say... under the "administrator" level) from editing. A founder will have as many right as a bureaucrat, and can have these rights removed if they abandon the wiki and someone adopts it. Often, the type of content will be mentioned in the wiki name - a founder/admin can ensure that the information added is accurate, pages are styled to their liking, etc.

      So, hypothetically, say I created an entirely fleshed out wiki for my universe. But I didnt allow anyone else to add/edit. Or I stopped updating it. What would happen to it? Who removes these rights and decides who else should take over?

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    • If you didn't allow anyone else to edit, any user wanting to edit would simply contact staff and reverse the protection.

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    • If you were to stop updating it, it would lay abandoned until either someone adopts the wiki, or the wiki is closed for inactivity (if it aends up having 0 views).

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    • In the case of another user adopting the wiki. your permissions would be removed and they would be given full permissions.

      If you want to control who can edit, then you would need to use a different platform to host your site. Fandom uses MediaWiki to run its wikis. Two major alternatives that also use MediaWiki are Miraheze and ShoutWiki. Both of these alternatives would allow you to restrict editing. Fandom, however, does not.

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