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  • Sannse

    New users are something that every community needs, whether it's an established community or a brand new one. New users bring more hands to do the daily work of building and improving the content, and can bring valuable new ideas too.

    The problem is that many people make their first edit and then disappear back into the Internets. Reaching out to talk to new users is one way to help bring them into the community.

    All communities come with an automated welcome tool that leaves a message for each p…

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  • Rappy 4187

    Last September, Wikia initiated the JavaScript review process (JSRT). This tool was created to ensure Wikia is a safe place to edit by requiring all custom JavaScript to be approved prior to running on a community.

    Currently, custom JavaScript is enabled on over 15,000 communities and enables these communities to add functionality that is not normally available. A good example of that is AjaxRC, which is an easy way to automatically refresh a set of pages, such as Special:RecentChanges, to view …

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  • CzechOut

    One of the opportunities that comes with switching to portable infoboxes is that you can reconsider the way your whole community looks. That may sound daunting, but it can be highly rewarding. As the most dominant element on most pages, infoboxes are usually where the readers' eyes are drawn — and so they are naturally part of the stylistic core of any community.

    It's easy to forget that the central "S" in "CSS" stands for style. We just go around, picking colors out of a hat, choosing styles at ra…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    There's something unique about Wikia. Every day when we see staff members come into the office, we only see people who love coming to work in the morning. We love being professional fans, and we love being able to build a platform for you to write about what you love.

    We have a number of different teams in all our offices around the world. They range from Community to Marketing to Product and more. Some edit on communities, like you do, more than others and there are new staff members joining us…

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  • Kirkburn

    Hello Wikia!

    We have an exciting new feature to introduce today: the Community Page, which can be found at Special:Community across the top 5000 communities on Wikia!


    ]] It's just what it sounds like - a place where any readers and editors can find out more information about your community! This feature is accessible and open to anyone on your community (logged-in or logged-out).

    As a new visitor to a community, you might wonder:

    • who are the people in this community?
    • who is creating the pages?
    • who mana…

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  • Rupert Giles

    Greetings Wikians! I’m very excited to announce a new feature today - Curated Main Pages on mobile devices.

    For most communities the main page is its single most viewed page. Four out of the top five pages on Wikia are main pages, in fact, and that makes sense — a search for “Star Wars wiki” is very likely to return the main page as the first result.

    Main pages on desktop are typically a large collection of content, galleries, templates, and design elements, representing each community very well.…

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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 d…

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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 surp…

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  • Foxstep1

    Writing Universe

    July 24, 2016 by Foxstep1


    Hi, I created a wiki called Writing Universe - http://writing-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Writing_Universe_Wikia

    This is a place where you can write however you like - if you are going to insert some inappropriate content, please ask me before you do. It's a silent community with the mainspace being stories, fanfictions, oneshots, etc. We use the forums as places users can report others, offer ideas to the wiki, and more. Personal stuff or clubs should go in blog posts, and talking with other users …


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  • RansomTime

    Hey all, last week I talked about how to help people out on Community Central, and I'm going to continue that topic this week with the best ways to get helped on Community Central (or Wikia in general). Hopefully you'll find these tips handy for yourself, and you might want to share them with other people if they're having trouble getting the help they need on Wikia.


    Unless it's a very specific thing you need help with, it's best to ask everyone you can. Often times I see people join chat and sa…


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  • AngrydroidForce99

    I had an idea to keep Wikians up to date with events happening on Wikia by using WikiNews. It is what it sounds like. News about Wikia. The pages come in the form of blogs on Community Central.

    Use the WikiNews template. You can write notes at the bottom. Also, think about what you are going to write before you write it.

    Message me if you want to volunteer to be a reporter or newsman (the newsmen go to certain wikis of their choice.

    NOTE: This is news about stuff happening everywhere on Wikia, so …

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  • RansomTime

    Hi all, I've decided (for the time being) to do a weekly blog on Community Central. This'll hopefully cover a whole host of topics, mostly related to Wikia but perhaps sometimes I'll veer off into personal things, or whatever else I feel like writing about that week. They should come out every Monday, so feel free to nag me if you don't see them.

    To start this series off, I want to talk about how best to help out on Central. I've been an admin on Community Central for almost 5 years, and in thos…

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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We will fix a case where the User namespace edit button would continue to say 'Edit profile' instead of 'View source' when the viewer does not have edit permissions.
    • We have recently fixed several cases that could cause Lua errors on som…

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  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We will fix a bug that caused the 'popular pages' Insights list to be empty on some communities.
    • Chat emoticons/emojis will no longer be case-sensitive. May (Happy) faces abound!

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net -…



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  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • The Community Page will gain a "Community to-do list" section, which can be freely edited by admins. Additionally, the "Help" module is being updated and moved to the top of the right column.
    • Release notes for Wikia's mobile apps will no…

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  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • We have identified and fixed the cause of the missing statistics on Ad…

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