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  • 48
    Sannse

    The Zen Admin

    September 29, 2014 by Sannse

    Today's topic was suggested by 452, and it's a good one. We've talked about the attributes of the ideal admin, and about the best ways to react to trolling. But between that is the best way to react to users you dislike or are causing problems on the wikia in ways other than simple trolling.

    This is related to "Don't Feed the Trolls," but there are some differences. Not feeding trolls is generally about not giving feedback to those that are editing specifically to get a reaction to their disruption. But sometimes there's more involved than that, and sometimes your reaction is not just about not feeding, it's also about your own effect on the wikia and its community.

    So let's talk about your reactions to vandals, users that don't listen, or w…

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  • 198
    Rupert Giles

    Greetings Wikians. My name is Chris, aka Rupert Giles, and I’m a Product Manager at Wikia. Over the past several months the team I’m working on has been experimenting with a lot of new and updated features. One of those features, global navigation, is nearly ready for a site-wide rollout, and I wanted to give you a sneak preview.

    There were a few goals we tried to accomplish with the new navigation - get more users to search, expose users to our new content hubs, and lastly to provide a consistent experience across screens and devices.

    Search is one of the most important features on Wikia today. Due to the passion and dedication of our fans we have over 300,000 communities and 32,000,000 pages of content. Many of these communities are so lar…

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    DaNASCAT

    How to Report Bugs to Wikia

    September 22, 2014 by DaNASCAT

    Good day Wikia!

    Every now and then, it’s important to remind our community about the important role you, our readers and editors, play in keeping our wikias free of pesky bugs. Helping squash bugs is the most intense but satisfying part of my job here at Wikia. We do the very best job we can to prevent bugs from appearing on your wikias but, considering how many features we are constantly tweaking, releasing, and testing, it's inevitable that some will always get past us.


    It's important to establish first what constitutes a "bug." A bug, in the sense we are using it, is when our code causes something on your wikia to look broken or display incorrectly, or one of our features behaves in a way that does not seem as intended.

    Let's look a real q…


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  • 27
    Nblonkenfeld

    Wikia Media Survey

    September 19, 2014 by Nblonkenfeld


    Hello Wikians!

    Here at Wikia, we're always looking for fun new ways to get to know our communities better, so we created a questionnaire to learn more about what you love and how we can create the best Wikia experience possible.

    Where do you go to find news about your favorite TV show? How do you tell your friends about the latest new game? Answer a few questions to complete the survey and you'll be entered to win an iPad Mini!


    Please note that if you state that you are under 13 years old or over 55 years old, the survey will end. It will also end if you enter all 0's for the number of hours you spend watching TV, watching movies, and playing video games, or if you say you spend $0 on movies, TV, and video games. The survey is intended for tho…



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  • 438
    Brandon Rhea

    Greetings Wikians,

    Usually, we come together to share and celebrate what we know and love about our favorite subjects, but today the topic is a bit more serious. Wikia's foundational philosophy celebrates openness and transparency, based on the notion that knowledge is something that should be shared through collaboration. Simply put, our communities would not be possible without a free and open internet.

    Currently, a battle rages surrounding the topic of network neutrality. Network neutrality protects the right to communicate freely and openly on the internet by making sure that all information is delivered equally. Some cable companies want to charge websites extra fees to deliver their content. Any site that refuses to pay this unfair tol…

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  • 206
    Nblonkenfeld


    Hello Wikians,

    We’re introducing a fun personality quiz for all our fans across Wikia! It’s a photo-driven quiz that asks a series of interesting questions like, “Where does your hero hang out?” and “What do you obsess about?” For each one, pick the image that best fits your personality. At the end, you’ll receive a personality profile to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

    Besides getting an awesome profile at the end, this quiz also gives you recommended Wikia communities you might like based on your answers. You never know, you might find your next favorite fandom!

    Check it out and let us know your results -- are you a techie? A foodie? A TV fanatic? You just might be surprised!

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  • 14
    TranStanley


    It's been over a year since the release of Game Guides 2.0. In that timespan, we’ve reached over 1.2 million downloads thanks to your edits and content curation.

    Now it’s time to take Game Guides to the next level. Armed with the largest body of gaming knowledge and a passionate community of experts like you, we’re all on track to become the top destination for gamers to not only find gaming help or information about lore, but to also discover the next games they want to play and, eventually, connect with other gamers in a meaningful way. But one step at a time…and Game Guides 3.0 is a big one.

    The gamer’s destination

    Aside from having a sleek, new look, the home screen now sorts your favorited Wikia communities by most recently opened, so if…


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  • 44
    Sannse

    Welcome to today's guest blog post, written by a Community Central contributor. Today we have a blog post by Mismagius Star. Mismagius edits on many wikis, including wikis about Pokemon. His username comes from Pokemon, and you can see a picture of the original Mismagius on his user page

    This blog post is all about Message Walls. This feature is used on many wikias now, and it's one that I personally find invaluable for keeping track of conversations. Masmagius Star gives a useful overview of the feature for the beginner, and help with customizing the greeting for the slightly more advanced. I hope you find it helpful!

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  • 44
    Cooksey.michael

    Hello Wikians! It's hard to believe that it's already August and that summer will soon be winding down for us here in San Francisco. Everyone's getting ready to go back to school, but luckily for us, the summer fun is not over yet, as we recently had the good fortune of welcoming Wildstar admins Pinkachu and Kat ChaosReborn here in our office!

    Getting to spend some time with Pinkachu and Kat ChaosReborn was such a treat, and as always, we learned a lot from the visit. Both Pinkachu and Kat are the some of the nicest admins you'll ever hope to meet, so if you're looking to get started in a new community or want to get more involved in the Wildstar community, then you should definitely reach out to them!

    Check out the video we made of their re…

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  • 93
    Acardwell415


    UPDATE: GO VOTE! Round 1 of the 2014 Battle of the Fantasy Foods is live now .


    It’s that time of year again - the Battle of the Fantasy Foods!

    Some of you may remember this bracket tournament from last year (previously known as Fictional Food Fight). This contest will determine what the greatest fantasy food fandom is in all the land. We know that there are a lot of amazing fan communities around Wikia that love absolutely EVERYTHING about that universe - from the characters to the locations to the storylines. Now it’s time for those fandoms to come out fighting for their foods!


    What’s new this year? We’re raising the stakes! This year’s Final Four foods will be featured in the first-ever Wikia Fantasy Food Truck at New York Comic-Con 2014 in …



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