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  • Sannse

    Whose Desk is Whose?

    April 12, 2016 by Sannse



    Wikia is written by all sorts of fans. From Marvel fanatics to Trekkers to genealogy enthusiasts and more, everyone can find a place for their passion in the Home of Fandom. One of the best parts of working at Wikia is knowing that, like you, the staff in our office are also superfans. The fact that we're all fans of something is a big part of what motivates us to make Wikia such an awesome place for fans.

    Here in our San Francisco office, we display our passions on the "Wall of Fandom." This is…



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  • Mira Laime

    You won’t get a shiny diploma you can hang on your wall - but Wikia University is still a course worth going through. Maybe you’re nodding vigorously right now, because you’ve already completed every study track, and consider yourself an editing pro. But maybe you’re scratching your head instead, wondering what I’m talking about?


    Wikia University isn’t a real life campus somewhere (although that would be awesome!), but a series of short videos that teach you how to use Wikia. The videos are divi…


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  • Sannse

    You and Your Socks

    March 16, 2016 by Sannse

    Allow me to introduce to you User:Sanns sock. She's a pleasant enough sort of user, not very active on Wikia, but she's been around for a while. She's useful when something goes wrong and there's a need for some non-staff testing.

    Then there's User:Sanns bot. She's retired now, but used to do some work around Wikia every now and then. Just routine spelling corrections and other simple changes.

    There's also User:A user name with spaces, User:Sannsetestingagainandagain and, for some reason, User…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    On Wednesday, we were treated to a visit from Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikia and Wikipedia, in our San Francisco office. When Jimmy co-founded Wikia, it started off as a broader spinoff of Wikipedia, one that would allow people to create their own wiki communities. He once said that if Wikipedia is the encyclopedia, then Wikia is the rest of the library. Now, Wikia is home to the greatest superfans in the world, and, with the launch of Fandom, it sits at the center of pop culture. So we w…

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  • Rupert Giles

    Greetings Wikians! I’m very excited to announce a new feature today - Curated Main Pages on mobile devices.

    For most communities the main page is its single most viewed page. Four out of the top five pages on Wikia are main pages, in fact, and that makes sense — a search for “Star Wars wiki” is very likely to return the main page as the first result.

    Main pages on desktop are typically a large collection of content, galleries, templates, and design elements, representing each community very well.…

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  • BertH


    The logged-in user experience offers a number of benefits on Wikia. Registered accounts have features like Notifications, Chat, and the ability to follow articles and discussions, just to name a few. In the coming months we’ll be working to highlight these benefits more and see what we can do to drive more readers and anonymous editors to create accounts. With more motivations and prompts to return to a community, a user with an account is much more likely to become an active contributor and d…

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  • Ducksoup

    Howdy howdy howdy, Wikians!

    Today we’re (choo-choo!) hopping on the mobile train. We have mobile app news and features to share. And oh my goodness these apps are incredibly popular.

    Wikia released the first five Community Apps in November of 2013. Simple premise: Wikians produce high-quality, engaging content, and apps are a good way collect and organize content for viewers. Since then, we’ve released over 100 iOS apps and more than 80 Android apps, with no end in sight. Combined, these apps surp…

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  • Gcheung28

    Hello Wikians! This week you’ll start to see something new at the top of article pages — buttons for sharing your community’s work via social media.

    These options will make it easier for both editors and readers to get your wikia’s expertly-crafted content out into the wider fan universe for your topic. Comments, likes, reblogs, and retweets can indicate how useful and relevant a page is for others. Some of those readers might even come visit and make some contributions of their own!



    We’re espec…


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  • Anamarge

    Hey guys!!

    Just wanted to share that the Chicago Med Wiki page is now back to activity after it was pretty much abandoned by it's founder. I'm the new Admin there and I have been the only person editing for a while. 

    Anyways, I'm just calling out for fans of the show as the wikia seems pretty abandoned :p 

    If you are a fan of the show, stop by! Even if you're not a fan of the show but an expert on customization and such... Maybe leave a comment? I would like to have some feedback on how I can impr…

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  • Coloradofree

    After a short time of trying out wiki I have to admit I am somewhat perplexed but intrigued by it's simplicity and complexity wrapped in to one. I'm not a slow learner when it comes to script, and working with scripts such as PHP, although daunting, has never slowed me down.

    One thing I have to admit,wiki is fun! I know in the short time that I have been learning it's use I am enjoying and finding a new way of looking at scripting. This coming from a person who cut their teeth on Terminal Contro…

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  • ALinkToThePasta

    Ahoy everyone, I'm ALinkToThePasta and I would like to share my new wiki, The Critique Wiki (http://the-critique.wikia.com).

    The Critique is a review wiki where you can post Reviews, Rants, Top Tens, analyzations and things like that.

    • Reviews are pretty much what they are, you giving your own opinion on a game or a book or a film you watched and liked/hated.
    • Rants are pretty open for everyone but there is a minor problem with them...some people won't agree with others and before you check out the …
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  • Mr Creeper500

    Hello all of Wikia, Mr Creeper500 here, and I would like to hear your opinions on a matter which has been persistent within a bunch off communities recently. A question of what's better, a democratic wiki where the entire community votes on important matters, or a more fascist system, where only the admins/bureaucrats get a vote.


    Well, I don't want to brag, but I've always seen myself as a major democrat, I even co-run probably one of the most democratic wikis out there. And that's also where I …


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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia.

    There will be no release tomorrow (Thursday, May 26) due to Polish office closures in celebration of Corpus Christi.

    This means the regular release schedule will resume next Tuesday (May 31).

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send them to us via Special:Contact.

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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We recently fixed a bug in the account registration system which could result in incorrect usernames.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .musta…



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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    While today's list is short, the team have been working hard on improvements to site stability and performance improvements, among many other things.


    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to…


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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We are in the process of fixing some issues with statistics in a variety of locations (such as Special:UserActivity, WAM, Admin Dashboard and Insights).
    • We recently fixed a bug that caused the classic editor mobile preview to display inc…

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