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Hi all!

Earlier this summer, we released Admin+, Fandom’s admin certification program. The program set out to help admins create healthy communities where fans can come and join others in celebrating their favorite IPs. It has been awesome seeing everyone take the courses and share their badges! No idea what I’m talking about? Read up on what Admin+ is over here. Admins from a variety of wikis and fandoms have already taken the courses, and we are happy to see that group grow!

We have been receiving a lot of valuable feedback from admins who have participated. We’re taking that feedback and using it to workshop different ways we can expand the A+ program. Today, I am here to talk about an addition we are making that has come from what we have heard from users: the A+ Wiki.

Your Feedback[]

Let’s talk a little about where this came from. Until now, A+ was meant to be taken as an individual - an eligible admin (check those eligibility requirements, folks!) could watch the course video or read the course script then answer the quiz at the end. If they pass the quiz, they receive a badge, certifying them as an A+ admin. The badges can be shared on social media, resumes, or anywhere else where bragging rights can be had!

The courses can still be taken individually. You do not need permission from anyone, and you are free to take them in your own time. If you haven’t yet, go check them out!

After we launched A+, we heard user voices requesting benefits for the wiki as a whole. The badges are a great way to show expertise, but they are tied to one person. How could the course benefit the wiki, not just the person?

That is where the A+ Wiki comes in!

The A+ Wiki[]

We want to help celebrate the wiki that you have put so much time and effort into. Any wiki where all eligible admins have taken and passed the three Admin+ courses can apply for A+ Wiki status via the application on the Admin+ page. Applications will be reviewed and if accepted, a member of Fandom staff will reach out.

After that: congratulations! Feel free to post on your wiki, social media, or wherever you want to tell the world about your hard work. It is a great way to let users know that the admin team wants to make the community a safe place for fans to gather. A+ Wikis will also get a shout out on the FandomWikis Twitter account.

That’s not it, though! Each December, wikis that hold the A+ Wiki status will be entered into a raffle to win a prize. If chosen, all admins from that wiki will receive Fandom swag. This year is almost at its end, however, so our first giveaway will be held in March 2023. After that, the giveaways will be held at the end of the year, with the second giveaway being in December 2023. We’re excited to get started with this new addition to the Admin+ program and hope that you are, too! If you have already taken the courses, try sending your fellow admins a friendly poke to see if they will take them, as well, and qualify your wiki for A+ Wiki status.

For more details about Admin+, A+ wikis, and the courses, head over to the Admin+ page. If you have any questions, please send them to our support team, and we’ll try to help out there.

Fandom Staff
Hi there! I'm Jenny, one of the Community Managers on the Safety team here at Fandom. I'm a big fan of anime (check out my profile to see what series I'm into) and Japanese comedians/owarai. I also like going to Starbucks and pretending I'm cool with my iced chai latte.
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