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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!

    March has been a whirlwind of a month for most of the world. We’re privileged to have things running smoothly here at Fandom, continuing to serve our communities and working hard on delivering Unified Community Platform updates.


    This month saw the first few releases for the Unified Community Platform, which is still only for new wikis on Fandom. We love how much feedback we’ve received from our adventurous editors. Be sure to keep an eye on the Technical Updates board for our release highlights.

    As we get closer to the Simple Wiki Migration stage, we’ll have more blogs detailing big feature deployments.


    Can't believe I forgot this when I published...

    In the wake of so many gaming conventions getting cancelled and postponed due to COVI…



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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’re very excited to announce that, as of yesterday, all NEW Fandom wikis created by you, our awesome editors, are on the Unified Community Platform!

    This is the first release of many as we work on bringing features over from the legacy platforms to account for existing use cases. At this time, we view the current state as ostensibly an “open beta” release. Having the platform available to you in such an early form is incredibly important for understanding how it performs under normal user load.

    As a reminder, your existing wikis will remain on the legacy Fandom and Gamepe…

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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!

    This is our last detailed feature blog before the first release of the Unified Community Platform, which will be this Wednesday, March 11th — for new wikis only! Existing wikis will continue to be hosted on the legacy Fandom and Gamepedia platforms until we begin the migrations, contingent on the Unified Community Platform having the functionality those wikis require.

    This blog focuses on the editor for Fandom, which is getting a MASSIVE upgrade from the current platform. Gamepedia is not impacted by this change for Phase 1, as the platform has MediaWiki 1.33 already.


    When t…


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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    As promised, I’m back with more information on the new Profile and Message Wall replacements for Fandom on the Unified Community Platform.

    Both of these features were rebuilt to be compatible with the new architecture of the UCP, but look and feel very similar to their old platform counterparts—with some new, modern touches.


    You’ll notice that Profile has been given a bit of a refresh. The design is cleaner, with more focus on you as a user than your stats. We also added the ability to personalize your profile with a banner image, much like many of the popular social media platforms. While these Community Central mockups don’t really draw attention to it, the Profile feature inherits the theme of the wiki it’s on.


    We want Profile to …



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  • MisterWoodhouse

    Hey gang!

    As announced in the latest Unified Community Platform blog (a very long, but informative read!), we will be rolling out a new Wiki Creation process for Fandom when the UCP goes live. In this post, I’d like to talk to you about the process, the thinking behind it, address some likely questions, and then take questions I haven’t thought of yet.


    Right now, the Wiki Creation process on Fandom is very simple. You give a name, you pick a URL, you answer some questions about your topic, and pick a theme. Your wiki is ready to start editing!

    Starting with the launch of the UCP, this process will have a conditional aspect for wiki creations which appear to overlap with existing communities. If our system determines that your topic may be cov…


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