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  • Sannse

    This is the second in a series of six posts about admins on FANDOM, adapted from past posts written by Sannse.

    People on FANDOM want to help. It seems to be a characteristic of people around here, and is something really special about our community. Often that urge to help leads to questions like "please can I be a chatmod?" or "how can I join the VSTF?" So today let's look at that.

    The most important thing to know is: you don't need to have rights or a profile badge to be helpful. There is a lot you can do without the admin profile badge, and a lot of pride and satisfaction you can get out of doing it.


    The route to becoming an admin or getting other rights for a community will vary a lot from place to place. Some wikis have a voting page wher…


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  • Sannse

    Admin Philosophy Revisited

    September 22, 2017 by Sannse

    This is the first in a series of six posts about admins on FANDOM, adapted from past posts written by Sannse.

    These are some thoughts about the things that I strive for when I'm on FANDOM. My aim in life is to try to avoid adminitis and to follow the example of the best admins around.


    Admins are role models. They are the people who others want to be. They lead by example, showing how it's possible to stay polite and reasonable in the most heated dispute. They are the ones that others trust and try to emulate. They choose their words and actions knowing that they are demonstrating good practice with everything they do.

    Admins are supportive. They are the person that everyone turns to in a difficult situation, the one who brings calm and reason …


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  • Springteufel

    Wiki Modernization is ensuring that FANDOM is a modern digital experience that provides the right content at the right time, is easy to navigate, and delivers a better experience for both users and advertisers. To help readers discover great content, we’re excited to announce a revamped Fan Feed that showcases content from your wiki, Discussions, and FANDOM News and Stories.


    English communities have had the Fan Feed at the bottom of wiki articles for some time. This list of recommended articles has helped readers find more content on the site. Tomorrow, we are releasing a new look and a more interesting content mix to the English Fan Feed.


    Since its introduction, the Fan Feed has showcased a mix of FANDOM editorial articles. The new update c…



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  • Mira Laime

    As Discussions becomes more widely embraced across FANDOM, there are more and more communities with lots of posting activity. Not all of these have active admins with the extra time and inclination to moderate. That’s why we’ll be introducing a new global user group next week. Its members will step in across FANDOM to moderate Discussions where help is urgently needed — either because the community has no admins, because the admins have firmly decided not to take an interest in their Discussions, or because they’ve explicitly asked for support.


    This group, called global Discussions moderators, will launch with a set of volunteers who have solid moderation experience in Discussions and on their respective wikis. In many cases they have alread…


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  • BertH

    The Discussions feature has been evolving at a slow but steady pace. So far in 2017 we've added the new Notifications system, implemented the new page header, created Discussions Insights and made many other smaller improvements. Later this month, a Discussions module will also return to the footer area on wiki pages.

    Discussions is now available on about 80% of FANDOM communities. For those communities that are ready, we're now able to migrate their Forum threads into Discussions. Some communities have been migrated already, either because they volunteered or because they were inactive or had a very low number of Forum threads.


    Is your community interested in volunteering for Forum migration? If so, an admin can use Special:Contact to reque…


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  • Mira Laime

    There have been a lot of exciting updates to FANDOM lately, between continued work on Wiki Modernization and the launch of the new FANDOM News and Stories. One of our most recent updates was the new page and article headers, and we are excited to announce that the page header will be arriving on Discussions tomorrow!

    The goal of Wiki Modernization is to offer a modern digital experience that provides the right content at the right time, is easy to navigate, and delivers a better experience for our audience. Tomorrow's update brings those goals into Discussions by making it much more visually connected to the wiki. Navigating back and forth between Discussions and wiki articles will become much easier.

    Check out some screenshots of the update…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Later this month, FANDOM will be presenting a Community Connect Town Hall, where we'll discuss the status and specifications of our mobile offerings. We hope that we’ll be able to help you improve the functionality of your wikis on mobile devices.

    Before you come to our Town Hall, though, we want to take a few minutes to catch everyone up with recent progress on our mobile web development and to highlight some changes that have made our mobile experience better in recent months. And if you want to join us at the Town Hall, you can find out how to do that at the bottom of this post.


    In order to properly explain the state of our mobile experience, we need to clarify some key terms.

    If you go to a FANDOM website on your PC, you see the desktop sk…


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  • Bobstone33
    Rob Johnstone is the Director of Product Marketing at FANDOM.

    When we launched FANDOM News and Stories last year, we were able to provide fans with a destination where they could learn about trailers and fan theories, read about speculation, find news and opinion, and watch original videos. Now fans can do all of these things in combination with wikis, completing the fan experience on the largest entertainment fan site in the world. It was a major success, with tens of millions of people reading thousands of articles, nearly 40% of which were created by fans like you through the FANDOM Contributor Program.

    Today we are thrilled to show you a redesigned FANDOM News and Stories!


    Head to FANDOM.com to check out:

    • New content feeds. We've introduce…

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  • Bobstone33
    Rob Johnstone is the Director of Product Marketing at FANDOM.

    In January 2016 we launched FANDOM News and Stories, an editorial site that had a simple idea: putting fans at the center of entertainment and pop culture by combining fan reporting with the greatest moments in pop culture.

    With the success we've seen so far, we're getting ready to launch the next phase of News and Stories, which we'll talk to you about on Thursday. Before we do let's take a look back at where News and Stories came from and where it's taken us so far.


    Collectively, you and your communities have used wikis to build the largest entertainment fan site in the world. Wikis are amazing at cataloging a large body of knowledge and building upon that knowledge over time, bu…


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  • Brandon Rhea

    In March we tested a brand new design for the page and article headers, the area of wiki pages that includes wiki navigation and important article actions like the Edit button. The test involved targeting users with the new and old designs to see how each one impacted traffic and how visitors use the site. Before the test started, we hadn't updated the header area since 2011. It looked out of date, lacked a modern feel, and left a lot to be desired.

    We're happy to say that the test was a huge success and we're releasing the new headers on all FANDOM wikis during the week of June 12th!


    Community feedback was very positive, and so was the data we collected. The community response was so positive that we kept the test headers up even after we h…


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