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If our wikis are multilingual, does Wikia support creating a multilingual accesspoint (like http://www.wiktionary.org) for people to come in and select the language of their choice? (like at http://www.nameofwikihere.wikia.com)

ForestMonthZero 09:36, May 21, 2012 (UTC)

Hi ForestMonthZero, first off if you have some general inquiries about this, the best thing to do is to write a message to Special:Contact than to tag everything as "Staff needed". We spend most of our time in the email queue and can only look at the Staff Needed tag every now and then. The tag should only be used for posts about issues that, as the conversation grows, becomes clear that Wikia Staff should step in to either answer definitively a debated point or to bring some other sort of administrative action.
As for your question, wikis are free to create their own portals and manner of organization. If you wanted to start a wiki whose main purpose was to point users to "child" wikis for their respective languages, you'd be free to and we would be willing to help. However, please be aware that it may hurt the SEO of some of your larger "child wikis" and may dramatically increase your bounce rate.
In theory, it's a good idea but I've honestly never seen it in play at Wikia. Memory-Alpha and Uncyclopedia have attempted such a project before but either abandoned it or put it in mothballs on one of their test sites. You may be interested in contact one of the admins at either of their sites to ask for some information on what they tried to do and why it didn't quite stick. --daNASCAT @Wikia 13:48, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

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