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MisterWoodhouse

aka Will

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  • I live in North Carolina
  • My occupation is Global Community Lead
  • Bio I'm the Global Community Lead for Fandom and Gamepedia
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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    On September 15th (now TBD, as we're sorting out a release blocker), we are launching a new experiment to bring more relevant products to our fans. In the traditional ad slots, you may start to see contextual ads featuring collectibles, memorabilia, and other items which are related to the wiki you are viewing, from gaming consoles to Funko Pop figures and lots more. Additionally, you will see a Shop link under the staff-controlled Explore tab of the local wiki navigation.


    These elements will click through to a new storefront, built by vendor IntentX, that will connect you to products related to topics covered by the roughly 100 wikis in the initial experiment. For every purchase made through these links, Fandom will receive a porti…


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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    I have some big news regarding the Unified Community Platform. Based on your constructive feedback we have been collecting, validating, and iterating on, we have decided to pause all UCP migrations while we address some of the critical community-raised issues which are blocking current workflows and migrations. Although no date is set, we want you to be prepared that this pause could last until October.


    As users have been reporting bugs, we've been discussing them. We knew about some of these issues, but it was hard to identify when an issue reaches critical mass and informs us that we need to pause and say “hey, there's simply too much to keep going right now”. We're currently building a process internally to more efficiently esca…


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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    Our teams continue to roll out features to the Unified Community Platform. Blogs are now officially one of them and available on all UCP wikis.

    As always, Blogs are optional and can be toggled on/off via the Admin Dashboard depending on the needs of a particular wiki.

    Any wikis that have chosen previously to have a blog as part of the experience will see that reflected automatically when migrated to UCP.

    There’s not a whole lot of difference between the new Blogs feature, however, comments now use Article Comments 2.0 (based on the same Feeds tech that you can find in Discussions and the new Message Wall). The Blog content itself continues to be a wikitext page similar to regular article content.

    We’ll start migrating legacy wikis wit…

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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    Today, we launched the first round of enhancements for Discussions, which come as part of the continuing work on the Unified Community Platform that we announced last year.

    The focus of these enhancements is to make Discussions a better place to… well… have safe, awesome, organized discussions with your communities.


    The enhancements will be coming in waves. Here is what’s being included in the first wave:

    • We’re introducing a new way to view Discussions as a whole, taking design language from the Forums and modernizing it for 2020. The regular view for Discussions remains as an option, but the new Condensed view will feel more like home to long-time Forums users. The option to switch between Regular and Condensed is in the new “View”…

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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    In what may come as tough news for some of you, we have made the decision to not port Chat onto the Unified Community Platform. While live engagement with community members is incredibly valuable (especially in times like these), it has become clear that the Chat feature we currently have is not satisfying the needs of our users beyond a very small group.


    Chat has been in a tough spot for a long time. It is not easily moderated, is not mobile friendly, and generally has an antiquated user experience. Chat has been around since 2011, and for a variety of reasons was never maintained and never expanded beyond being part of the experimental Labs section of Wiki Features.

    The overall use of Chat simply did not merit additional support o…


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