Since we announced the new platform and the Community Contract governing our work on it, our teams have been very hard at work building the foundation for Fandom’s next chapter: our new home.
The new platform will be unifying Fandom and Gamepedia. That’s right. We’re going to be one big, happy, modern MediaWiki platform. Our internal teams have been referring to it as the Unified Community Platform (UCP).
The UCP will be a modern wiki platform, the best of both worlds between Fandom and Gamepedia, that puts powerful tools into the hands of its editors, facilitates deep community engagement, and dynamically presents all the best information on all your fandoms to all the fans. We will be able to support new extensions you’ve been c…Read more >
Another month has gone by with a lot of big things happening and we’re here to recap what you may have missed, as well as hand out some accolades! Let’s dive right in.
Back in August, we announced the launch of Editor Rewards after a number of successful pilot programs over the course of the past several months. In September, we launched our first merchandise storefront to help support the Editor Rewards program.
For more information on the storefront, be sure to check out the announcement post.
This month, Gamepedia celebrated its 7th anniversary! The joyous occasion was marked with a special achievement, fun stats, and a Hydra banner that shoots fireworks. Read more on that here.
We are currently holding an art contest to ce…
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A couple of weeks ago, we announced Fandom Editor Rewards, a comprehensive program to express our gratitude for exceptional editors in new ways.
In that post, I teased that there was another way to get your hands on cool stuff from Fandom coming soon. Today, I am happy to announce that we have created a merchandise portal on Design by Humans with a selection of brand new Fandom swag designs.
While you are more than welcome to buy this merchandise, this isn’t about selling you Fandom t-shirts, mugs, hoodies, etc. You can buy items if you want, but this is ultimately about having a better way for our Editor Rewards programs to source Fandom merchandise to you, for free, than we have had in the past. I could go into incredible detail, …
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Welcome to the August edition of This Month at Fandom, your monthly recap of all the things you may have missed on the platforms. We had some pretty cool things happen this month, so let’s dive in!
On August 20th, we at Fandom published our first video game, an awesome action-adventure roguelike with RPG elements called UnderMine, developed by the incredible two-person team at Thorium Entertainment. The game has been a great success, currently sitting at Very Positive in Steam ratings after just over a week in Early Access. Not a PC gamer? Fear not! UnderMine will be hitting the Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch in 2020!
This is a new venture which allows us to explore how our expertise in the gaming space can be leveraged into e…
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Back in April, when we announced the formation of the Growth Organization, we teased 5 things, the pillars of our 2019 work:
- Platform improvements, addressing major community wants and needs
- New wiki-focused features and editor tools
- In-person and digital events to connect with our awesome community members
- Better ways to recognize and reward awesome editors
- Better ways for contributors to communicate with staff
To date, we’ve announced the first steps on 3 of those 5 things: platform improvements, wiki-focused features and editor tools, and better ways for contributors to communicate with staff. Today, I am happy to announce our first steps on the 4th pillar: Editor Rewards.
All summer, we have been piloting new ways to recognize …
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