Wikia is a multi-lingual company and we're hosting wikis in more than 100 languages. Besides our many visitors from the US or other English speaking countries, there is a huge amount of people who love to experience wikias in their mother tongue. To help and support them, we have an international team from all over the world.
Tim Bartel (Avatar) is responsible for Wikia International, with a focus on Wikia Germany. In the online world, people usually know him as Avatar, a nickname chosen from the famous Ultima roleplay game series which he first played on his Commodore 64. He considers himself to be an early adopter, especially since he entered the realm of cyberspace back in the late '80s with an acoustic coupler. He's been interested in wikis for more than 10 years. In his free time, he enjoys eating very spicy Thai food and he loves his two cats.
Antonio R. (Bola) is working for Wikia International with a focus on Spanish Wikis. He started editing wikis in Wikipedia and then started working on the Spanish Grand Theft Encyclopedia as bureaucrat. He has already been working for Wikia 3 years long as Spanish community helper and until he became a Wikia contractor in 2011. He loves push wikis about videogames and entertainment, and he's passionately in love with managing communities - including wiki-dramas!
The IVT (International Volunteering Team)
The International Volunteering Team is a group of super passionate users from all over the globe who love Wikia and like to help and support our communities in their local language. They are in close connection to users, inform about upcoming products, help in identifying new topics which aren't covered yet, and surface wikias by creating spotlights, sliders and more.
Members of the IVT usually have global powers similar to staff members to help out communities in ways similar to staff.
MtaÄ is supporting and coordinating the IVT. One main aspect of his work is to bring together language communities by finding helpers who work with him in order to build a language community. Every day more and more international users arrive at Wikia, and his second main effort is to increase their awareness of the availability of localized content and communities.
If you would like to work with him on international communities, check out for which languages we are currently searching volunteers on this page's talk page.
Cizagna is a Spanish helper. He started editing at Dofus Wiki in fall 2005 as IP and signed up in 2006. At mid 2009 he joined the international team as a Wikia Helper for Spanish communities. He loves to analyze esoteric templates and he's happy to help you out. But you have to be clear and specific on what you want. If you have any question don't hesitate to ask him... but if you are looking for the meaning of life you have to go look somewhere else as his speciality is wiki-mechanics =P
Elseweyr is a Finnish helper. A native speaker of both Finnish and Swedish, she has a keen interest in languages and hopes to one day become a linguist or language engineer. She joined Wikia in May 2013 to contribute to the Mass Effect Wiki, where she is now Chat Moderator, and founded its Finnish version in November the same year.
Wyz is a French helper. He wanted to be a computer scientifist since he was a kid and now he is one of them. He watches a lot of TV series and plays a lot of PS3 games (too much to tell here) but he still has time to help and inform French communities and improve French translations on Wikia. As a big fan of LOST, he joined the French Lostpedia wiki on September 2007 and became an admin there on February 2008. When LOST has came to an end in June 2010, he naturally turned to Wikia to share his knowledge and experience on all French wikis.
Paolino is an Italian helper. He has joined to Wikia in July 2010 when he started his main wiki, PaperPedia, where he learns to love this project. He is Italian and he studies modern literature at university, he loves the free culture and the extraordinary sharing of ideas that underlie Wikia's world.
Flightmare is a Dutch helper. He joined in 2010, but became more active in 2011 when Skyrim brought him to The Elder Scrolls Wiki. Alongside TESWiki he has helped much smaller wikis to get up and running. He loves working on complex templates and styles. In his free time he likes to watch TV shows, play video games or help people with their wikis.
Yatalu, also known as Yatta or Kiwi, is a Dutch helper. She is Belgian and joined Wikia to create Hvetshran Wiki, which currently exists in more than a dozen languages. In July, she founded the Wikia Language Brigade, an officious project for wiki translation and language correction.
Baakamono is a Polish helper. He joined in August 2010, though he had been editing anonymously before that. As a Wikia helper, he helps Polish wikis with customizing design and adding content. He is now an admin at Bleach Wiki and Sword Art Online Wiki.
Nanaki is a Polish Helper. Started editing Polish Lostpedia in April 2008. He started helping Polish Community on February 2009 and became an admin of the wiki in July 2009. Has Helper rights since August 2012. Likes to keep wikis neat and organized by categorizing pages, adding custom CSS and JS, and weaving intricate webs of templates to make MediaWiki do all the work for him. He's currently an admin of Polish League of Legends Wiki. In free time he likes to watch a good TV show, read a book or play games, both of computer and tabletop kind.
Сергей (Jormun) is Russian helper. He started contributing in Wikia on Russian The Elder Scrolls Wiki, where he still editting. Currently, he also is an admin of Russian Mass Effect Wiki. On Wikia he deals with templates and and helping abandoned wikis with new pages. In real life he loves motorcycles, gaming (especially, online shooters), mountain skiing and dragons.
Юрий (Kuzura) is a Russian helper. In real life, he is a scientist who investigates corrosion of metals. He likes science fiction, fantasy and good animation films and serials. He began as simple user on the Russian Lostpedia. Then he became the first Russian admin of Russian Lostpedia. After the completion of the LOST series he began working on the Russian Avatar Wiki and the Russian Community Wiki.
Володимир (Wildream) is a Ukrainian helper, but he works with the Russian Community, too. His path on Wikia started from the Avatar Wiki, where he quickly became an admin. On Wikia, he loves all kinds of activities - from simple editing to work on wiki design, but most of all - working with templates.
International Community Development
The members of Wikia's International Community Development Team are here to help you make your community rock. They optimize wikia front pages, design cool skins and logos, make wikias easier to navigate and can give you a lot of good advise how to further improve your community.
Spinelli313 is a member of the German Community Development Team with a focus on Entertainment topics. She has a huge passion for movies, tv-shows and useless trivia that makes our lives so much more fun.
ElBosso started as a content editor in October 2011 for German gaming and entertainment wikis. Since 2013 he is also "in charge" of the german lifestyle wikis. ElBosso takes care of the german social media channels, too. He loves to play videogames, make and listen to music and too much other stuff, that probably will not fit into this small box.
Héctor is a member of the Spanish Community Development Team, working as content editor for gaming and entertainment communities. He is bureaucrat on Metal Gear Wiki and Animuspedia, and continues to contribute in other ones. He is a fan of music and videogames, among other topics. Moreover, he is in charge of the Spanish corporate wikia and usually give a helping hand at the Catalan communities.