Every single person I've spoken to about this feature has expressed the same opinion. The Fan Feed is terrible.
Scrolling through a wiki page and in the end instead of finding similar/related pages as it used to have, your suggestions now are:
"The best thing about 'Star Trek' was the bras."
"'Thor: Ragnarok' includes Marvel's First Bisexual LGBT Character"
"'Thor: Ragnarok' Director Was Uncomfortable Shooting Hulk's Butt"
If I wanted to read these tabloid-level blogs, I'd have visited Vice or HuffPost not a wiki. Or at the very least show them up in their respective wiki only, it makes zero sense to be featured in unrelated wikis even if they were serious posts.
And the worst thing of all is that you cannot deactivate this "feature" even if there is an unanimous consensus within your community. So much for self-control.
Last word: Please excuse me, this is my first post at the Central.
Half the problem here would be the level of quality of FANDOM News & Stories. While many of the prominent ones are good, there are a lot of questionable ones behind the scenes — I remember seeing one that basically just showed a picture of a real-life Spongebob rendition, and that was it. Yeah, I would like less content farming, and more actually interesting reads.
I think the point of the Fan Feed was to contain news & stories mixed with article content. Would be cool if there would be a message that would let you personalize the Fan Feed so that either news & stories or article content will show up more often. Just a thought.