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  • Sarah Manley

    Inspired by our local wikis and other community sites around the web, we recently created a Wikia-wide set of community guidelines. We hope these inspire new wiki founders while building up their communities, as well as guide new users as they gain experience on Wikia. These are not all meant to be hard and fast rules (although some do overlap with our Terms of Use), but provide guiding principles for wiki community growth and sustainability. We strongly encourage wikis to create their own specific guidelines and rules that fit their community and topic. Please feel free to share them here for others to see.

    A quick recap of our Community guidelines, (which can be found in full at Community Guidelines)

    • Jump right in!
    • Collaboration is key
    • Be ope…
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  • DaNASbot

    I am a bot

    June 4, 2010 by DaNASbot

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  • Sarah Manley

    As was mentioned in our recent Spring Update, the Wikia Community is growing at a remarkable rate! To keep up with the growth, we have hired new amazing folks. We want to welcome and introduce some of the recent additions to the Wikia family.


    Jeska Dzwigalski is the new Director of Content for our Lifestyle wikis. She hails from Detroit, the rustbelt terrain of Polish food and salt mine stalagmites, and the birthplace of techno music. Most recently, Jeska worked on the virtual world Second Life, where she was the Director of Community Development. Working with such a large community should be good experience for the move to Wikia, although our users aren't quite so.... unusual.

    Jeska has also worked at the San Jose Museum of Art, and as the W…


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  • Sarah Manley

    Break out the cosmos and the high heels, the Sex and the City 2 movie is out! Since Wikians like to stay on top of all the latest news and trends in entertainment, yesterday many of the staff at Wikia took an outing to the much anticipated opening of Sex and the City 2 movie. The first film, which was released in 2008, was a follow-up to the six season HBO smash hit. Millions around the world saw the first film, and the Wikia staff were excited to be among the first to see the second!


    There were those (every guy in the office), who turned down the offer to see the fabulous New York gals on the big screen. They are opting instead for a viewing of the new Prince of Persia movie, which is based on the classic video game Sands of Time!

    We hope y…


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  • Sarah Manley

    Hi All -


    It's been a busy winter and spring at Wikia, so we wanted to recap some of the changes as well as give you a sneak peak at what's on the horizon. Since our last update, the Wikia community has grown to over 2 million registered users and more than 44,000 wikis have been created since December! We have been strongly focused on attracting new users and increasing the diversity of the community, so many new features are specifically geared towards helping new users start wikis and participate in others.

    To stay up-to-date with the latest announcements, you can follow the staff blog and visit our community forum.


    Our latest products for new founders help them expand their content and membership. For new users, we created some cool new to…



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  • Sarah Manley


    The past year at Wikia has been a busy one with lots of new features, tools and community members! We are continually working to make Wikia a fun place to meet, collaborate and build wikis with people who love the topics you love.

    While we always work to develop solid features, we also regularly take dedicated time to review and resolve reported bug issues. This past week our Engineering Team focused on resolving over 100 bugs, while others in the office used the time to talk about ideas for future features on Wikia.

    The community has been an amazing resource for finding and reporting bugs across the site, and we greatly appreciate this. If you run into a bug on Wikia, please let us know. We will continue to review and resolve bugs as quick…


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  • Sarah Manley

    If you haven't noticed, Wikia is quite an international place. With wikis in 226 languages, we think it's time to cheer on our international wiki communities which are growing so quickly. Topping the ranks, with an impressive 1000% growth in traffic in 2009, are .


    Overall, Spanish and German language wikis have experienced tremendous growth recently with active users across the 10,000 Spanish wikis increasing 35% since December 2009. Que Bueno! One of the most stellar Spanish wikis has been WikiRespuestas, an answers wiki, which has almost 3 million monthly pageviews and more than 50,000 questions (with more than 50% answered)! There are currently more than 6,000 German wikis, including Drakensang 2, which has seen explosive growth in weekl…


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  • Sarah Manley


    Ever wish you knew as soon as a new blog post went live? Or when a new page was added to your favorite category? Well now you can!


    Today we released a new "followed pages" feature, which allows you to receive notification when there are changes to a category page or when a new blog post is submitted. So now you can watch this blog and get an email whenever there is a new post. This is a great way to keep up to date with all the latest news and happenings on your wiki and across Wikia.


    Followed pages also gives you new ways to follow changes on your favorite wikis. On your header you will see that "Watch" has been replaced by "Follow". When you choose to follow a page, it will be added to your followed pages list, and the most recently chang…



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  • Sarah Manley

    Just a quick announcement that tomorrow May 5th at 11am PDT David Beall of SFHomeless Wiki will be participating in a webinar hosted by Techsoup called, "Collaborate with Wiki". The webinar is geared towards non-profit groups who are interested in learning more about how to use wikis. The description states, "this free webinar will review the basics of wikis, including software options, best practices, advantages, as well as drawbacks. It will also include discussions with a nonprofit professional and librarian, both of whom are effectively using wikis."

    If you are interested in joining the webinar, please sign up on Techsoup. You can also join the event in Second Life.

    It should be an interesting discussion on the different ways wikis are b…

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  • Sarah Manley

    Wikis are great resources for all sorts of topics, from games, to TV shows as well as question and answers sites. Below you can learn more about wikis that exist to provide valuable information to parents, guardians, new home owners and families. Read on and enjoy!



    Children's books wiki is dedicated to creating a helpful place to find good literature for children of all ages. The books described here include both those for children to read, as well as books for parents to read aloud to their children. The wiki was started in May 2008 and has almost 500 content pages, including information on many titles that are out-of-print and can be hard to find. Over the past year, a number of changes have taken place including updates to the skin and t…



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