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  • BertH

    The logged-in user experience offers a number of benefits on Wikia. Registered accounts have features like Notifications, Chat, and the ability to follow articles and discussions, just to name a few. In the coming months we’ll be working to highlight these benefits more and see what we can do to drive more readers and anonymous editors to create accounts. With more motivations and prompts to return to a community, a user with an account is much more likely to become an active contributor and discussion participant.

    Starting Thursday July 23rd, administrators on most communities now have the option to prompt visitors to create accounts by disabling anonymous editing. This can be accomplished via a new switch in WikiFeatures.

    Anonymous editing…

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  • ForestFairy

    Hello Wikians,

    From time to time we repeat the topics of our blogs, for the benefit of new users and as a reminder for our old experts, that have been editing on Wikia for a long time. I talk to a lot of Wikians and sometimes ask them for advice, primarily to understand how their communities work. If you look at a community from the outside, it can look quite chaotic! It reminds me of an ant-hill — lots of busy ants — and only if you look from a distance, you can see the structure. Everybody is working towards the same goal, or at least tries to. How does this all come together? You have guessed correctly: With the help of our awesome admin force!

    Instead of just writing a blog and giving you my thoughts, I collected the thoughts of several …

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  • ThePK

    Hey Everyone, I’m Tucker! I am working at Wikia this summer as part of the Community Development team in San Francisco. San Francisco is Wikia’s home base and I wanted to give everyone a little peek inside the Wikia offices.

    In January of this Year, the Wikia offices moved just up the street to a new home in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. The new offices retain a lot of the same character, but are serving the growing company better than before. For many users, their impressions of the Wikia offices come from earlier pictures or Michael Cooksey’s admin visit series. When I first saw the offices, they were certainly not what I expected, so today, I’m here to take you on a tour of the new Wikia offices.

    The Lobby

    This is the first view…

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  • Acardwell415

    It's that time again—time for the 3rd Annual Battle of the Fantasy Foods!

    For the last two years, we've run this bracket tournament so superfans like you can choose the greatest fantasy food fandom in all the land. And each year, dozens of amazing communities turn out to nominate the fictional foods nearest and dearest to their hearts, and rally behind them with votes to victory.

    Once again, we're taking the fantasy foods that reach our Final Four round on the road, featuring them on the Wikia Fantasy Food Truck at New York Comic Con 2015 in October!

    Last year, we saw record turnout for this event! After we received hundreds of nominations from all over Wikia, we selected 64 of those foods to compete. The Final Four that ended up on the Wikia…

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  • Sannse

    I've given a lot of social advice to admins and to others on Wikia, but today I want to give admins some more practical advice on pages to use and skills to learn. These are the top five areas that I'd suggest any admin learn.

    Wiki Activity is a useful page for getting an overview of what's going on on a wikia, but it's not the full picture. The full details of what's happening on any community are on Recent Changes. This essential page lists every change on the wikia, including edits on pages that are less often changed, like templates.

    For an admin, or for any keen contributor, this page is the starting point for understanding everything that's going on on your community. You can see exactly what pages are being edited, and have links to …

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  • Ducksoup

    Howdy howdy howdy, Wikians!

    Today we’re (choo-choo!) hopping on the mobile train. We have mobile app news and features to share. And oh my goodness these apps are incredibly popular.

    Wikia released the first five Community Apps in November of 2013. Simple premise: Wikians produce high-quality, engaging content, and apps are a good way collect and organize content for viewers. Since then, we’ve released over 100 iOS apps and more than 80 Android apps, with no end in sight. Combined, these apps surpassed one million monthly active users a couple months ago. By any measure, those are incredible figures, and three cheers for our Mobile Apps team and their amazing products, as well as for you, the Wikians who create the amazing content featured in …

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  • Ducksoup

    Why Wikia Evolves

    June 18, 2015 by Ducksoup

    Wikia’s a big place with a big platform underpinning it. Have you ever seen a list of all the extensions that exist on Wikia? It is impressively long, and I’ll admit, somewhat confusing. I remember seeing it on my first day working here - I tried to parse it, but instead made a face and pouted.

    An easy explanation for this is that we want the community to have access to as many curation and development tools as reasonably possible, but there’s another reason, too: Wikia has been around for quite a while (in Internet Time, anyway) and the platform has never stopped expanding.

    Between new coding techniques, updated user interface standards, and flashier devices, sometimes we have to make decisions about how to proceed from a product perspectiv…

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  • BertH

    Hi Wikians!

    Many of you have created Facebook pages for your communities to help get news and updates to your readers and editors. Some of you also use your main page to promote the Facebook page of your community's topic. If you use the Like Box plugin/widget to show Facebook content on your wikia, you'll need to update to a newer plugin from Facebook.

    Next week (on June 23), Facebook will drop support for the Like Box, which used the tags |}

    Got questions? Let us know in the comments. Need help? Let us know via Special:Contact.

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  • Mira Laime

    Hey Wikians,

    I recently joined the Community Support Team at Wikia, and I’ll be helping you with your problems and answer any questions you might have.

    Just like Andrea, who takes care of the German Wikia community, I grew up in Germany and live in the US now. I'm here to help out all English-speaking users. Before joining Wikia, I worked for a career network called in Munich. There, it was my job to take care of the online forum and community, a group of about 50,000 students and graduates.

    Obviously, Wikia has a much larger number of users and many communities on different topics. Two of my personal favorites are the Game of Thrones and the Lord of the Rings communities – you see, I like dragons, swords and medieval stuff! Bac…

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  • Merrystar

    Adopting a wikia

    June 9, 2015 by Merrystar

    A little while ago, Sannse discussed all of the ways you can work on a wikia without admin rights. Today I want to talk about what happens when you've done that and you are ready to take the next step and become an admin. If there is an active admin then you will need to talk to that person (tips and hints for that found in another of Sannse's excellent blogs here). But what if there is no administrator currently working on the wikia? In that case, the solution is to adopt the wikia.

    What does "adopting a wikia" mean? It means that you volunteer to help take care of the wikia and build it into something better. You will get administrator and bureaucrat tools so you can customize the appearance, delete spam, block vandals, and promote other …

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