Today, all communities have a new tool available to use: Announcements. This tool directs all recently active members of the community to a specific page or post via a notification.
Announcements is a replacement for both Forum’s ‘highlight’ function and Community Messages. Those older features require a recipient to visit the community in order to see a notice. With Announcements, the notification is delivered to the recipient no matter where they are on FANDOM.
Announcements notifications are sent to users on both the wiki and Discussions if they have contributed to either in the last 90 days. The notices are delivered via the notifications system currently used by Discussions, and will be displayed on mobile browsers. Very soon, Announceme…
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The FANDOM staff blog is a place where users can read news and updates from the FANDOM Community and Product teams. It’s also been a place where staff post advice about how to effectively manage a community, build content, and participate on FANDOM.
Starting today, we’re splitting these two subject matters into separate blogs that users can subscribe to individually.
The main staff blog will continue to focus on news from FANDOM about feature changes and other developments. You can expect to see more information about the development of FANDOM mobile apps and the continuing work around modernization.
The new blog is called Community Management and will feature advice and suggestions for admins and users on FANDOM communities. Popular past blo…Read more >
- This blog is Part 2 of 2. Part 1 was released Tuesday and can be read here.
Earlier this week we introduced you to the Fan Journey. It’s an idea that’s at the heart of making FANDOM a complete and inclusive destination for all fans. There’s a lot more product development work left to be done in order to realize that vision — and 2018 will be a big year for figuring out just how to best do it.
Over the years we’ve released a lot of features designed to reach a wider audience. We’ve had different apps, different products, and different ways to contribute and view content across platforms. But as each one of those solved different problems, a common theme emerged: the site had many disconnected and often confusing access points. The video below…Read more >
Discussions continues to be an ever-evolving part of the platform. Though much of our product focus this year has been on Wiki Modernization, updates continue to be made to Discussions, with even more planned for 2018.
Here are some of the biggest updates for the rest of 2017.
This week we’ve added image upload capabilities to all Discussions communities across FANDOM. A few communities have had it for a while as part of an initial test release, and we're really thankful for their help and enthusiasm! Their feedback helped us make some improvements and fix a few bugs, notably around the handling of GIFs in the community apps.
Communities in the test group also did some great things with the feature! Check out a Yu-Gi-Oh! Discussio…
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The Discussions feature has been evolving at a slow but steady pace. So far in 2017 we've added the new Notifications system, implemented the new page header, created Discussions Insights and made many other smaller improvements. Later this month, a Discussions module will also return to the footer area on wiki pages.
Discussions is now available on about 80% of FANDOM communities. For those communities that are ready, we're now able to migrate their Forum threads into Discussions. Some communities have been migrated already, either because they volunteered or because they were inactive or had a very low number of Forum threads.
Is your community interested in volunteering for Forum migration? If so, an admin can use Special:Contact to reque…
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