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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!

    One feature which will not be making the jump from legacy Fandom to the Unified Community Platform is a feature called Shared Help. We’re making a specific callout about this because of the nature of the feature and how you might have some content which needs saving. Thankfully, we’ve managed to put in a very easy code change to make sure your content will not be lost with this change.


    Shared Help basically takes Help pages from here on Community Central and transcludes them to Help pages on your individual wikis.


    We’re replacing those transcluded local Help pages with redirects to their Community Central sources, allowing users to come where they can get the best platform help and staff attention, rather than unintentionally placin…



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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Team Changes

    June 26, 2020 by MisterWoodhouse

    Hello all,

    Today, I write to you with some sad news. As is the case with companies around the world, this year has brought about unexpected and unprecedented financial challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we’ve unfortunately had to make the painful decision to make cuts to our Wiki Manager and Content Teams.

    Wiki Managers and Content Team Members come from our communities, where they have shown their incredible talents as editors and volunteers, so we’re heartbroken we’ve had to say goodbye to some of them as members of the team. Fortunately, you’ll still see many around as admins, Councilors, and continued valued members of the community.

    We would like to underscore that we are incredibly proud of the work tha…

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  • MisterWoodhouse

    If this is the first you're hearing about the Unified Community Platform project, read this to learn more about the entire scope of the project before commenting.

    Hey gang!

    We are happy to announce that the Unified Community Platform is entering the second stage of the rollout - moving wikis without complex extensions or feature sets over to the new platform!

    What does that mean? It means that the Unified Community Platform has reached the point where a number of existing wikis on the legacy Fandom platform can now move over to take advantage of new and improved tools like mobile editing and the 2017 Editor from the Wikimedia Foundation, just like the one used on Wikipedia.

    You’re probably wondering how wikis will be selected. That’s covered l…

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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    If you do not have a Gamepedia account, you can stop reading and watch this video of a dog dancing to “Africa” by the band Toto. People who do have a Gamepedia account in addition to their Fandom account, keep reading and THEN watch the dog video.

    As mentioned last year, one of the big things we’ve been working on within the Unified Community Platform project has been the unification of the Fandom and Gamepedia user tables.

    What does that mean? It means that, when we’re done, you will have one account for both types of wikis.

    If you already have an account for both platforms AND the username is the same on both, you have a username conflict that needs to be resolved and it’s super easy to do so! Please follow the following instruction…

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  • MisterWoodhouse

    If this is the first you're hearing about the Unified Community Platform project, read this to learn more about the entire scope of the project before commenting.

    Hey gang!

    We have seen some requests from users who want to know how they can volunteer a wiki they admin on for earlier migration to the Unified Community Platform. As we head towards the start of the Simple Wiki Migration stage of Phase 1, we wanted to lay out how you can make your wiki a candidate for early migration, if it doesn’t already fit staff criteria. We’ll have more on migration criteria as we get closer to Simple Wiki Migration start.


    This is key. Have a public-facing discussion (Forum, Discussions, or Blog) about the intent to migrate early. Offer the opportunity for y…


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