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September comes to a close with This Month at Fandom, including cool data trends, Editors of the Month, and a summary of important updates you may have missed.


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MisterWoodhouse MisterWoodhouse 4 days ago

Content Review and Dev Wiki scripts on historically Gamepedia wikis

Hey gang!

As of today, Content Review, a security process we have for wiki-level custom JavaScript edits, has been enabled for communities which were previously on Gamepedia. Now that we are on a unified platform with a unified design, having unified security review and providing equitable access to customization to our wiki admins was an important next step.

Please note that this blog is about historically Gamepedia wikis. If you’re a user on a historically Fandom wiki, feel free to read on, but know that nothing is changing for you with this announcement!

Content Review is a process that starts when a wiki administrator makes a change to their wiki’s custom JavaScript. It triggers a review of the new code by a member of the Community Team t…

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MisterWoodhouse MisterWoodhouse 16 days ago

This Month at Fandom - September 2021

Hey gang!

Fall has arrived for Fandom offices around the world and we’re diving into the busy season of big gaming releases, new TV seasons, and some major blockbuster movies! Let’s recap the month that was September 2021…

  • 1 Social Media as a hot topic
  • 2 For the Love of Fans
  • 3 The Downstream
  • 4 Gender Identity Guidelines
  • 5 Starlight Design-A-Gown
  • 6 Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 7 Theme Designer Support for Discussions
  • 8 Data Is Fun
  • 9 Editors of the Month

At last month’s Community Connect, a number of editors and admins expressed their desire to learn more about managing social media outreach for their wikis. This month, we’ve had a few new opportunities to engage in that conversation.

At the end of August/beginning of September, we launched a new Social Media channel…

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MisterWoodhouse MisterWoodhouse 24 days ago

Theme Designer support for Discussions

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Today, I’m excited to talk to you about an upcoming expansion of our Theme Designer tool for wiki administrators. As you know, Theme Designer 2.0 launched with FandomDesktop this summer which included Light and Dark theme support. We’ve already delivered a change to the feature, allowing you to set your community background as a header or full background, thanks to great feedback from administrators. In a few weeks, we’re delivering another big change that the community has requested for years and Theme Designer 2.0 allows us to achieve: Theme Designer support is coming to Discussions!

  • 1 Some Background
  • 2 The Unification of Theme Designer
  • 3 When can we get it?
  • 4 An Extra Benefit

Theming is how communities stand out and express their unique …

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MisterWoodhouse MisterWoodhouse 15 September

Starlight Design-A-Gown Contest

Please note that the submission period has now closed. We will announce finalists on October 20th and open voting.

Hey gang!

Today, I’m really excited to announce a partnership that has become near and dear to my heart. Fandom is teaming up with Starlight Children’s Foundation for a very fun contest to help bring joy to kids dealing with serious illness across the United States by providing them with awesome hospital gowns that are more comfortable and more colorful than the standard gowns.

What is Starlight?

Starlight Children’s Foundation opened its doors in 1982 with a simple but impactful mission: Delivering happiness to seriously ill children. They are best known for their Starlight Gaming program, bringing gaming stations to children’s h…

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MisterWoodhouse MisterWoodhouse 31 August

This Month at Fandom - August 2021

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The dog days of summer (which are a real thing, defined as July 3rd to August 11th, the rising of the Sirius star system in the northern hemisphere) have passed us by and with them, quite a bit of exciting stuff. Let’s observe our rituals and traditions once more and dive into the month that was August 2021.

  • 1 New Brand, Who Dis?
  • 2 Community Connect: Part Deux
  • 3 Speaking of enhancements…
  • 4 Data Is Fun
  • 5 Editors of the Month
  • 6 One More Thing…

At the beginning of the month, we launched our refresh of the Fandom brand across all aspects of our company, from the wiki platform to D&D Beyond to Fanatical to our email signatures to our presentation slides.

The future of Fandom, as Brandon coined it, came as a surprise to some of you, but I’m pleased t…

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