As websites are becoming more mobile-friendly, people are using mobile devices more and more often. Near the end of 2013, we were shown how much percentage of users use Fandom on mobile devices.
As you can see above, the MLP Wiki background was shrunk from 275kb to 150kb with negligible quality loss. In terms of percentage reduction, this is huge. It is loaded on every page and as such will affect every (desktop) user.
Lots of free software exist for helping with file compression - my favorites are below:
- PNGGauntlet - this tool is great for PNG file compression, although it can sometimes take a while to process larger images.
- JPEGmini - this tool is brilliant for JPEG file compression, often I see file sizes reduced to 70% of the original si…
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Data is at the base of many gaming and entertainment wikis, and showing data in a useful and effective way is important for both visitors and editors. In gaming, users want the details on a particular class or skill, the health points of a particular minion or the effects of a potion or item. In TV shows and movies, actors have different details like age, awards and occupation, and other information like revenue or popularity are of interest to visitors. Providing a valuable experience for people discovering data is powerful – here are a few tips and ways to display your precious data.
Infoboxes An infobox is a panel on the top right of an article that lists valuable summary data regarding the article’s subject. They should complement the a…
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Should Wikia give the option to let users replace email notifications with notification cards? For example:Read more >
If a user on your wiki was banned and they want their ban appealed, here is a simple ban appeal page for admins.
All content is from the Dream Logos Wiki.
Every once in awhile, a user will face a ban. Bans are mainly caused by violating the wiki's rules.
Moderators and administrators are trained professionals and do not ban accounts for no reason. staff can check the reason why you have been banned and we will know exactly what has happened. As such, we very rarely have any reason to remove a ban from an account.
You can contact the banning admin on Community Central to appeal a ban that is more than one month in length, and we will review the situation. However this does not guarantee that your ban will be lifted.
When appealing, you must pre…
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Hi! I'm a bureaucrat from The Vampire Diaries Wiki. Last week I made a poll for our visitors so that they can vote for their favourite characters, pairings, episode etc. Some users had voted multiple times and it's not fair. The poll was made via kwiksurveys. Can you recommend another site which blocks multiple voting or suggest me what should I do? Subtract those "fake" votes and announce the results or cancel the previous poll and make a new one? Maybe on Google Docs? Thanks.Read more >
Wikia has a large collection of wikis on all topics, and it’s hard to capture the audience you want to find. Creating affiliates to similar projects that fall under the same category or type of content makes it easier to draw more users who may find your content interesting. Crafting a small section on a Home Page sidebar, or as a footer at the bottom of the page, will help each community grow and flourish.
Whether you have a wiki about a unique sport, an epic sci-fi movie or a new mobile game (more about games later!) you will be able to find wikis similar and try to get on board and create or join an affiliation!
While it isn’t something built into Wikia, several overarching wikis like the YouTube Wiki, the Horror Film Wiki and the Disney …
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Hello! it's me BeyonderGod with another Wiki Advice for all those who are new or old to the Wikia life!
- Observed Level Criticism: Observed criticism is basically a member who can sit down with the Administrator's and give positive/negative feedback about the community some administrator's would find this Disrespectful because some types of Admin don't like voiced opinions because they believe the person is trying to change the wikia which isn't always the case when its about how staff should improve on talking to members and fixing errors because thats what a wikia admin does and that's fixing problems made by users.
- Biased Level Criticism: This level is basically the person being ignorant and personally belittling the wikia and the admin where…
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Hi. My name is Andrew from the Code Wiki. The reason I am writing this blog is because the mass use of deletion comments.
Of course, the syntax is thisTime.
Well, I hope this can be effective so we can be a more polite user. That's what I have for now, see you!
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12:37, May 13, 2016 (UTC)
Here is a list of admin messages you can use for your wiki. If there is a message that you want on this post, feel free to add it.
Your edit was marked as vandalism, so it was undone. Spam or vandalism of any kind is prohibited by the wiki's rules. Please read the rules for proper use of . Please edit your avatar from your profile masthead, and contact the banning admin on Community Central to lift the ban.Read more >