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    Nblonkenfeld

    Wikia Maps

    July 22, 2014 by Nblonkenfeld


    Hello Wikians!

    Today marks the launch of a brand new product, Wikia Maps.

    With Wikia Maps, you and your community can create interactive maps to highlight your content in an even more visual and shareable way, offering a deep-dive into the places, characters, and things that you love.

    Wikia Maps is uniquely designed so that you can map both the fictional world and the real world, including anything from game play to concert posters, runway fashion to book covers.

    You can already see communities usi…


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    Nblonkenfeld


    Congratulations, Kharneus -- winner of our #Superfan Trivia Contest!

    Kharneus is a regular contributor on Brickipedia, and, as winner of the #Superfan Trivia Contest, has curated our homepage with his favorite wikia communities. Explore his picks!



    We asked Kharneus a few extra questions about what makes him a Superfan:

    • Q: Kharneus, what inspired you to become a regular contributor on Wikia?
    • A: I've been using Wikia and its communities for several years now, but few months ago I thought I could start…



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    Sannse

    How to Get Unblocked

    July 16, 2014 by Sannse

    Recently I talked about why staff don't change admin decisions to block. But that didn't answer the related question of how do you get a block removed on Wikia.

    Of course, the first way is to not get blocked in the first place! I've often heard people protest their block when they were clearly doing something wrong. So if you get blocked because you replaced the main page with "aasdkadkj" then my answer to you is "don't do that then".

    But even if you act perfectly, there are reasons that you might …

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    TheBlueRogue


    Want to put your stealth skills to the test? Check out some of these awesome stealth game wikis on our network. These wikis can provide a large amount of information about these great games. Looking for a difficult stealth game, or perhaps an action/stealth game hybrid? Take a look at these great game series, you might find your next favorite game!

    • http://splintercell.wikia.com
    • http://thief.wikia.com
    • http://metalgear.wikia.com
    • http://assassinscreed.wikia.com
    • http://deusex.wikia.com
    • http://perfectdar…

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    Junior admin

    Hello Wikians! Since it's my first post, let me introduce myself: I'm Adam, and I work at Wikia on the Community Engineering team. Together with Grunny, I'm responsible for rolling-out Lua-based templates. I'd like to share some information on our first shared module—the InfoboxBuilder.


    The idea for InfoboxBuilder came from researching a number of wikias and their way of creating complex infoboxes. Not only is our goal to unify these templates and speed up the page loading times, but also to mak…


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  • 112
    Grunny

    Hi, everyone! If you don't know me already, I'm Grunny and I'm a software engineer here at Wikia. I'm here to introduce Lua, a new templating language, which we'll be rolling out to all wikias in the near future. This will make it easier for you to create and modify templates such as infoboxes, navigation tables, and many others.


    Most of you probably make use of templates on a regular basis. The MediaWiki platform upon which Wikia is built, makes use of special wikitext syntax such as parser fun…


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  • 94
    Kirkburn

    Good morning Wikia,

    Today we're bringing you an update on the VisualEditor (VE) - what's happened in the last few months, where we're at now, and where we're going next.

    Over the past few months, our team has been hard at work adding features, fixing bugs, and improving the general feel of the editing experience. A combination of the work at the Wikimedia Foundation and our own work means the VE is now faster, has better media and template tools, a reorganized toolbar, better theming, and much mo…

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    Zhobbs


    Wikia music fans have a lot to be excited about this month. Our largest music community, LyricWiki, recently turned eight years old! To celebrate, we’re excited to release — today — a completely redesigned lyrics app called Lyrically. Along with the new mobile app, the LyricWiki community will get a fresh new look and name, LyricWikia. Since its launch in April 2006, LyricWikia has grown to over 2.7 million pages and has been used over a billion times by music fans around the world. Not only is L…

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    Sammylau

    First of all, I've written this countdown for my wiki at the very beginning because the "official" one suggested by Wikia isn't cool to fit in the Chinese language. (We don't have commas in the date/time!)

    You may use this timer to do a vivid countdown on an upcoming event, the release date of a new game or episode or movie or the remaining time of the ongoing activities.



    As the name suggests, it's a countdown timer. It's simple and it works. It got a dynamic flipping effect!


    • You have to be an adm…



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    DangerousDangerously

    As those who frequent any chat know, sometimes the chat goes quiet, or it "dies." When the chat is "dead" many people like to state something along the lines of "Dead chat." When people say that the chat is dead, more often than not, the chat remains dead. When there is no discussion going on, a good idea for getting a discussion started is to play a game. Not a long game or an in depth game, but a game that allows all the users in chat to participate if they choose too. This game can also be p…

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    Rappy 4187

    Guide to Infoboxes

    January 15, 2013 by Rappy 4187

    As a member of the Community Support Team and long time wiki editor, one of the areas I most often get questions about are Templates. Templates allow for you to create a consistent look across your wiki, but can be tricky to set up. Here I would like to offer steps of how to customize a basic template called an infobox. This guide is meant for those with at least a basic knowledge of templates and will cover some of the more advanced techniques. It may be helpful to read about Wikia's default i…

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    BertH

    Wikia Help 101

    January 8, 2013 by BertH

    Many of you have probably consulted a help page on Wikia at some point. You might have done that here on Community Central, on your home wiki, or on a wiki you just founded. Did you ever wonder how the same help pages exist in all of those different places? When you're done reading this, you'll know all that and more!


    Until recently, there was a separate wiki called the Help Wiki where all of the Wikia Help articles resided. A few months ago, we migrated all of that content onto Community Centra…


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Founder & Admin Central Guides

Once you have founded a wiki or are appointed to being an admin or bureaucrat on a wiki, there are a few key places on your wiki that you should familiarize yourself with. These places help admins and founders manage, monitor and edit. They are by far the most used areas for admins:

  • Rich Text Editor
  • Wiki Activity and Recent Changes
  • Special:SpecialPages
  • Admin Dashboard

Within this Guide, we'll walk through the Admin Dashboard and how to use it.

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Founder & Admin Central Guides

When I first started editing the My Little Pony Wiki, I was thrilled to earn my first achievement badge! Day after day I would edit on MLP a little here and a little there. Each day, I'd scan the list of top contributors on the leaderboard (Special:Leaderboard) to see my name slowly start to rise. It was thrilling and exciting. I felt like I was helping the community to a better place by adding categories and editing articles. Some people pride themselves on edit counts which is great, but I try to focus on specific goals -- that's why I love achievements.

Achievements are a great way to customize your wiki while also encouraging editors to contribute more. Each achievement is awarded based on of a variety of things. And each achievement can be customized to fit the need of your wiki.

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Founder & Admin Central Guides

Recent Changes — or as it's sometimes referred to as 'RC' — is much like Wiki Activity. They both track contributions on a wiki. But Recent Changes records all of the activity. It's more of a technical feed of everything that's taking place on a wiki. With Recent Changes, you can actually see everything that is happening. Don't have a lot of activity on your wiki yet? That's ok too. Recent Changes is also really helpful to look back and find something you did, uploaded or added. It's a quick short cut to seeing what's happening on your wiki and all of the wikis you are stopping by to check out.

Let's go over what all these numbers, characters and information mean. As you can see there is a lot of info and if you have no idea what you are reading -- it can be a little confusing and daunting.

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Founder & Admin Central Guides

Wikis by nature have a lot of activity on them. Once a wiki starts to attract a community, whether that's two or three people or hundreds of people, a lot of action can happen over any period of time. Editing, uploading an image, writing a blog post, leaving a comment, adding a new page, asking a question in a forum—so much can happen! Because anyone can come and edit (and add any of the above contributions and more) it’s useful to be able to find all of that activity in one place.

As a good admin, it's important to monitor the activity on your wiki for a number of reasons. The main reason is to see what is being added and edited. This is your space, your community—it's important to see what exactly is being edited and by whom. Two tools used to keep track of wiki changes are Wiki Activity and Recent Changes. Both of these features are useful tools for this task.

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Founder & Admin Central Guides

When editing, leaving comments or posting on wikis you'll need to know the basics of wikitext. It's true we have our awesome editor that helps with editing, but there are times where you'll need to edit using wiki text. Such situations can occur when leaving comments on blogs or article pages or when a page is only editable in source mode.

Wikipedia defines wiki text or wiki markup as a lightweight markup language used to write pages in wiki websites. It is a simplified alternative/intermediate to HTML. Its ultimate purpose is to be converted by wiki software into HTML, which in turn is served to web browsers.

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