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 communities in their mother tongue. To help and support them, we have an international team from all over the world.
Tim Bartel (Avatar) is the Director of Community Development International at Wikia. 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 communities 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, this page's talk page.
CAJH is a Finnish helper. He is very fluent in English and that's why very interested on translating. He is mostly active on Finnish versions of Avatar Wiki and Death Note Wiki. He has become an admin on the former and the latter was founded by him.
Aster09 is a French helper. He started by founding the French Sims wikia in 2009. He also helped other communities related to The Sims franchise such as MySims Wiki and SimCity Wiki, and has been an administrator of the Portuguese Sims Wiki for 3 years.
Emperor Jarjarkine is a French helper. A Wikian since 2013, he joined mostly anime-related Wikias. Nevertheless, he's also a patroller on The Elder Scrolls Wikia and active on Wookieepedia. He's a pianist, a football (soccer) player, a gymnast, and a fan of movies and anime.
Wyz is a Helper. He works to promote and grow French communities. 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. He follows many TV shows and is an avid player (PS Vita, PS3 and PS4).
Cresh. is an Italian helper. He joined Wikia in March 2014 as a member of Nonciclopedia, an Italian parody of Wikipedia. He knows well wikicode and currently you can found him in Italian community wiki, where he gives support and advices to Italian members of Wikia.
Micheleferrara is an Italian helper. He started editing on Assassin Creed Wiki, and provides support to smaller wikis, helping them by expanding their contents. He additionally helps out new wiki founders to successfully get started.
Miri-Nae is a Korean helper. He joined in Wikia in 2014. He founded Korean My Little Pony Wiki at first, and he's still working on it. His usual hobby is surfing the web, playing video games and watching TV.
Amnestyyy is a Dutch helper. Amnestyyy started on the English Assassin’s Creed Wiki in 2011 and is now one of the admins there. She also founded the Dutch Stargate Wiki, and recently became a Dutch Helper.
Flightmare is a Dutch helper. He joined in 2008, 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.
Baakamono is a Polish helper. His adventure with Wikia has started in August 2010 on Bleach Wiki. He has become a fervent editor from then on. Apart from editing on Wikia, he is fond of learning foreign languages (his focus lies on English, German and Esperanto) and attentively following his favourite American series. As a Wikia helper, he helps Polish wikias with customizing their designs and adding content.
DarknessEyes23 is a Polish helper. He joined Wikia in November 2012 on Assassin's Creed Wiki. As helper, he helps Polish wikis by improving layout and adding content. In his free time, he likes to watch a good movie, anime, tv series or read a good book.
Matik7 is a Polish helper. He joined in in early 2011, but his activity increased in 2013. As helper, he helps Polish wikis with adding more content, improving layout and generally increasing activity on wikis. Due to his changing interests and hobbies, Matik changes wikis he is editing on quite often. Mostly these are wikis about games, rarely about TV series.
Nanaki is a Polish Helper. He started editing Polish Lostpedia in April 2008, then 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. In free time he likes to watch a good TV show, read a book or play games, both of computer and tabletop kind.
Pio387 is a Polish VSTF and helper. He has been editing at Wikia since 2011. He can be found on Polish Lord of the Rings Wiki. As helper he is happy to help you with some CSS, pywikibot and community growing. As VSTF, he can also help your wiki with vandalism. In real life he likes to play computer games and watch good films.
Szynka013 is a Polish helper. He has been editing at Wikia since 2010. He can be found on Ben 10 Wiki and Arrowwersum Wiki. As helper, he helps Polish wikis by improving layout, templates and content. In his free time, he likes to play computer games and watch good films or American TV series.
Wedkarski is a Polish helper. He has been editing at Wikia since 2013. He can be found on Polish Gothicpedia. His activity includes experimenting with CSS & JS and giving support to Polish Wikia contributors. In real life he likes to play RPG games and listen to good music.
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.
Wildream joined Wikia (and, later, the IVT) in 2012. Starting as a regular user on russian Avatar Wiki, he tried different kinds of activities across Wikia, eventually finding himself working with the IVT and VSTF volunteer groups, developing special tools for their internal needs. When not maintaining and upgrading his bot Wildtech, he can be found helping other users on russian communities, or just slumbering in russian Community Central chat.
Катя (Plizirim) is Russian helper. She joined Wikia in 2013 and her first wiki was Russian The Elder Scrolls Wiki, where she still working as an admin. As a helper, she focuses on Videogames hub. In real life she is a student of Moscow Power Engeneering Institute, enjoys yachting, scrapbooking and reading books.
Михаил (Kopcap94) is Russian VSTF who is also part of the Russian helper team. In real life he is a simple student, studying on aircraft and space engineering faculty. He is a fan of My Little Pony, so his journey on Wikia has began at ru-MLP wiki. On Wikia he loves to design and create something new and useful.
Владимир (Новак) is a Russian helper. He joined Wikia by signing up for Russian Mass Effect Wiki in 2013 under the username V.V.S., where later he became an administrator. A few years later he began to edit under the nickname Новак and became a Russian Helper. Now he edits on several wikis. In real life he is a student of Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University. Likes to play computer games and watch good films.
KhangND is a Vietnamese helper from Ho Chi Minh City. He has been a reader at Wikia for a long time but has joined as a contributor since Jan 25, 2015 and become a Helper so that he can meet more people and learn more things. He mainly edits at Fire Emblem Wiki and Vietnamese Community Central. Anyone is welcome to contact him on his talk pages or message walls.
Kuntaku (クンタック) or Takato (タカト), also known as Hachi (ハチ), is a Vietnamese helper from Ho Chi Minh City. He has joined edit in Wikia Doraemon tiếng Việt since January 29th, 2012 and has become the main editor in that after a half year. Moreever, he edit at Wikia Digimon tiếng Việt and Wikia InuYasha tiếng Việt. He love singing and he joined Vietnam's Got Talent 2014. Anyone is welcomed to contact him on his talk pages or message walls. ありがとう.
Rémy, also known as Itsuki (いつき) or Ki (樹), is a Vietnamese helper from Chinese-section, Ho Chi Minh City. On Wikia, he joins as a main editor in a wiki called Thế thần toàn thư - Vietnamese Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra project. In real life, he is a vegetarian, likes cooking, loves tea, books, literature, and especially traditional calligraphy. His favorite proverb is 寧三天不食莫一日無茶, which means Rather three days without food than a day without tea. Feel free to say hello!
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.
Wyz is a member of International Community Development Team since October 2014. He works to promote and grow French communities. 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 as a Helper. He is a huge fans of video games and plays on PS Vita and PS3.