I’m Will. In the reorganization announcement, I was introduced as one of the Community Managers for the Gaming vertical. Since then, I’ve transitioned into a new role as the Global Community Lead, working on the Editor Experience team. Part of this role will be sharing new cross-vertical initiatives with you, like the two I’m announcing today!
Introducing the Wiki Managers
Since January, we have been studying unique aspects of Fandom and Gamepedia to discover opportunities to provide even better experiences on our wikis. One such aspect from Gamepedia that stood out as a great opportunity for Fandom was the Wiki Manager team. For those unfamiliar with Wiki Managers (WMs for short), they are part-time staff members assigned to specific wikis. They are here to support your wiki's community and help it grow and thrive, and to serve as a liaison with a direct line of contact to full-time Fandom staff. Need pointers with complex editing, reorganizing the wiki, updating your theme, etc.? Talk to your Wiki Manager! They can also help guide you in resolving editor disputes and solicit help from other Fandom staff, as well as provide tips on best practices.
Wiki Managers are NOT there to take over your wiki, usurp your admins, or do your editing for you. The aim of creating these teams is so that all of our large wiki communities have more direct access to staff members who are not only experienced wiki editors, but also passionate about the same topics as you are!
Wiki Managers are being matched up with select wikis based on where we have found the best opportunities for improved service. Not every wiki will have a manager, but all wikis will continue to enjoy excellent support from our staff. The Wiki Manager teams will also at times create new wikis themselves in preparation for exciting upcoming games, shows, and movies.
Joe (JoePlay) started building his team of Fandom Wiki Managers for gaming a few weeks ago, so some gaming wikis have already seen introductions from their assigned managers. Lucho (Luchofigo85) has also begun to build a team of Wiki Managers for TV and Movies. To meet them all, check out the Wiki Manager roster.
Introducing the Content Teams
We are also happy to announce the creation of our Content Teams. The first team assembled reports to James (Jmt115) and focuses on gaming wikis. Mike (Cavalier One) is also building a Content Team for TV and Movies. Content Team Members (CTMs for short) will assist in sprucing up and seeding content on wikis, often around upcoming launches, large updates, etc. Think of them as temporary helpers on your wiki to get everything ship shape before a big influx of new editors and readers arrives. They’ll be working closely with you in order to best serve your communities. To meet them all, check out the Content Team roster.
All of the Wiki Managers and Content Team Members have been recruited directly from wiki communities on Fandom, so you might recognize some of the folks assigned to your wikis! As always, we welcome your feedback on these new roles and your experience with them moving forward.
Will "MisterWoodhouse" Kavanagh Fandom Staff
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