Discussions is a conversation feature that is available for use in web browsers (desktop and mobile) and in mobile apps. Participants in Discussions can create new posts, reply to posts, and "upvote" posts or replies.
If Discussions is enabled for a community, it can be found by adding
/d directly after the domain name. For example, https://dc.wikia.com/d
Posting in Discussions
Any logged-in user can participate in Discussions. Start a new post by choosing one of the options for post type at the top of the main Discussions list on desktop, or tapping the icon in the corner of the screen (upper right in iOS, bottom right on Android) on mobile.
Posts and replies can be edited by their author for the first 24 hours after they are created.
To add a link to a post or reply, type or paste the full URL, even a link to an article page on the same FANDOM community. A visual preview of the link destination will appear in the post. In apps, article links to the same community will open seamlessly within the app.
On web, you can also highlight text within your draft and an option to add a hyperlink will appear. Enter the URL to which you want your text to lead, or start typing to see article suggestions from the same wiki that you can select and turn into a link.
When creating a post or reply, click or tap the 'Add Image' option to select a file from your computer or device. Desktop users can also drag and drop a file to upload it. Only one image can be added to a post/reply. JPG, PNG and GIF files are supported, with a size limit of 10 MB.
Any user can create a poll within a post. This feature is under development and may not be available on every community. For more details see Help:Polls in Discussions.
Finding and Following Discussions
The main Discussions list (labelled 'All') can be ordered by either 'Latest' or 'Trending'. The 'Trending' list shows recent posts that are receiving replies and upvotes from users. The list can also be filtered to only show specific Discussions categories, using the check boxes on the category list.
Use the Follow option to select conversations that are interesting to you. The 'Following' list shows all of the posts that you are following. This list is sorted to show the posts with the most recent replies at the top. If you create a post or reply to a post, you will start following it automatically.
To see a list of all posts and replies by a specific user:
- On desktop or mobile web, click or tap the ('More') icon in the upper right corner of one of their posts or replies. The list can also be accessed from the user's profile page.
- In the FANDOM app, tap the user's avatar or username to get to their profile, and scroll down to see their post and replies listed chronologically.
Use the share option on the 'More' menu to link a specific Discussions post on a social network or blog. As on article pages, the sharing options available to users will vary depending on language and location.
Users receive notifications when:
- a post they are following receives a reply. After a notification is sent for a specific post, additional notifications will not be sent for that post until 24 hours have passed, or until the user visits that post.
- a post or reply they created receives 5, 25 or 100 upvotes.
When a user creates a post or replies to a post, they automatically begin following that post.
Settings for Discussions emails can be adjusted in user preferences.
You will see an orange triangle and a "Reported to moderators" banner on any post or reply that you have reported. This is only visible to the user who reported that post or reply, and to Discussions Moderators and Administrators.
The FANDOM app gives logged-in users the option to upload an avatar and add content to a profile page. Avatars uploaded via apps represent that user everywhere else on FANDOM. Profile content added via the app will also be visible on wiki profile pages, but is only editable via the app.
Administrators and Discussions Moderators have specific tools to keep Discussions friendly and appropriate.