As you’ve seen we are using the staff blog regularly now. And many more people are visiting to find out what’s happening on Wikia. But one big problem with the blog feature so far is that there's no easy way to know about a new blog post (although you can watch individual posts once they have been written and be notified of new comments.)
There seem to be two possible solutions to this: we could add a RSS feed to the blogs, which would let you see new posts in your RSS reader, or we could add a watchlist function to blog listings. This would mean new posts would show on Special:Watchlist and trigger an email to those that have that option set.
So the question is, which would you prefer? Which would you use most? All feedback appreciat…Read more >
Hi, We wanted to share today’s news with you. Mikhail Gorbachev has written a Call to Action on Wikia Green, asking everyone to get involved in the wiki and in other green projects.
This is fantastic recognition for everyone on Wikia Green and for the resource they are creating. Great work all!
The press release says:
- Mikhail Gorbachev, the Founding President of Green Cross International (http://www.gci.ch/), today called on climate change activists, educators and people across the globe to make their voices heard on environmental issues by participating in Wikia Green (http://green.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia_Green), coinciding with the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (http://en.cop15.dk/) held in Copenhagen this week. By embracing …
This week we are starting a new volunteer program at Wikia. The Spam Task Force will be a group of users with access to tools to help them find and clean up spam across Wikia. They will be able to delete pages, block spammers, and to limit commonly used spam titles. However, they won't be admins - local issues will still be the responsibility of local admins. The Task Force will only get involved when there is spam or vandalism to help clear up, and will not be involved in user disputes or any of the many other admin tasks.
The first volunteer will be Eulalia, who will then be able to help those who already track down spam problems. If all goes well, more volunteers will be added in the new year.
Because this is a pilot project, we aren…Read more >
Those of you using custom skins on your wikis may have noticed the blue tint on the header of the new "Latest Activity" box, and the gray footer. These work well with the basic "Monaco Sapphire" scheme, but not so well with some custom looks. This blue is also used for the user page masthead, and will be used for future skin elements as well.
What we forgot to do, was update the help files to tell you how to change this color, and to send out a message to let you know of the adjustment. Some wikis have made the change already, and are looking great! But some of you may want to update your css pages to match the "tint" and "neutral" classes to your overall color scheme.
If you use one of the pre-set schemes, then you don't need to …Read more >