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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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  • Fandyllic

    If any of you have been paying attention to various Wikia messages in the last year plus, you will notice Wikia has made mobile support a big priority. Among their major efforts have been Community mobile apps, My Wikia on the iPad, Portable Infoboxes, the Curated Main Page Tool, improved mobile diffs, Discussions (mostly confined to mobile apps), and even mobile editing. Strangely missing from all this messaging is almost any useful info about the mobile skin which is at the core of the mobile…


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  • The GreatPerhaps

    Hello, general public. Thanks for clicking, thanks for reading, thanks for taking the time of day to read my blog.

    I'd like to start the central point I'm trying to make with a personal story.

    I didn't start using Wikia because of Community Central. I didn't begin using it because I "heard about it" from another source or because I wanted to build something on the Internet and came here to start, no.

    Of all the ways to discover such a vast database, such a productive community - I found my favorit…

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  • Darytyg The Furry Darryn

    Hello my name is Darytyg The Furry Darryn and today I am going to give some tips on how to write blogs.


    Now this is a generic idea, but writing on something you are interested in, is going to have more success than writing on something you are not. Let me display this in a table :



    If you write about things you like If you write about things you don't like
    You are familiar with the topic You are not familiar
    You know what to talk about You don't know what to talk about
    You have a want to write about i…





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  • Runningfireclawheart

    Hello, my name is Wolfblaze. A few months back, a user I know founded a wikia called WeAreWarriors,but now I am  an admin there.

    WeAreWarriors is a Fanfictions and Roleplaying wikia for Erin Hunter's Warriors Cats book series, which is about four Clans of of cats that live in the forest, and the different generations of main characters. So far, it has four completed series, a series that just started, a completed book series about the founding of the Clans, some manga books, special editions, and…

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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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  • 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.


    • A bug that could sometimes cause Forum and Message Wall posts to appear multiple times will be fixed.

    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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