Hey there Brandon! I couldn't help but notice that Wikia Fandom powered by Wikia Staff took the day off from replying to questions, comments, and concerns about/on the "Fandom" blog. I totally get that you guys have a lot to respond to at the moment; a change like this certainly has a lot of behind the scenes logistics. That said, I'm a little worried that Staff has moved on from the comments/concerns there. I, for one, have yet to receive satisfactory answers to my voicedconcerns. Is Staff still looking at users' replies and preparing responses? Are these worries going to be addressed? Is there any evidence to back up the Staff's claims? Thanks so much for any and all answers.
Moving forward, we're going to do one big reply to the main points of feedback, rather than responding to each individual comment one by one. So we're letting people leave their feedback, and then we'll respond again.
We're also not replying to individual blogs, just the main announcement blog, so there won't be a reply on your blog specifically. But the comment roundup that we do will likely address points touched on in your blog, since other people have said the same basic thing.
Awesome! That's good to know. I'm eagerly awaiting Staff's next reply! (As for the blog, I was just trying to be polite and not post a 1000 word comment. If I have to do that to get my concerns addressed, though, I will.) Thank you.
Hey. Here's the basic gist: we launched the Wikia Stars program in 2013 with the idea of recognizing the best and brightest wiki users, community leaders, and fan experts on Wikia. That way, we could show the internet at large, media brands, and more who the stand out users were in terms of content creation and management. That also gave us the opportunity to include a lot of Stars in fan conventions, video programming, Fan Studio programs, and the Community Council.
As Wikia evolved, though, other programs began to take on those same ideas. For example, like Stars, Fan Contributors on Fandom are individually-recognized fan experts who have the opportunity to attend fan conventions, participate on video, and more. So we evaluated the future of Wikia Stars and decided that because other programs had taken on most of its scope, we'd migrate Stars to the Community Council—the one thing we were continuing to offer Stars—and end the Wikia Stars program. Stars was a great test run for what became other programs on Wikia, and we consider it a big success—just one that ultimately was absorbed into other programs.
We also encourage all former Stars (and anyone else, for that matter!) to sign up for the Fan Contributor Program if they want to continue to make their voices more widely heard and have the opportunity for more recognition within the community and fandom at large.
Thanks for the reply Brandon! I am glad Wikia is making everything user friendly! I am happy wikia is making users feel heard. This is the thing I love most about it! Anyways, thanks for replying! Have a great weekend!
Hello Brandon, I'm a new member in this wiki, more specifically, vs battle wiki, and for some odd reason I was blocked from the wiki. I asked one of the staff members why I was blocked, but they claim I'm not blocked. They assume it's a glitch or error. If you can please respond to my message it will be most appreciated.
Why isn't your profile like all other Wikia staff? You were supposed to say that your occupation is "Wikia Community Support", NOT anything else, since you're Wikia staff. I also don't know why you said that your gender is batman instead of male.