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Cooksey.michael

aka Michael

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322 Edits since joining this wiki
May 21, 2013
  • I live in California
  • I was born on September 22
  • My occupation is Senior Director, Community Development at Wikia
  • I am Male
  • Cooksey.michael

    Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to host 26 admins from all over the world here in our San Francisco offices as part of our first ever Community Connect event, and we’re pleased to report that it surpassed even our own expectations! What a special treat it was to be able to “connect” with all of the visiting admins, learn from them, and spend time together in person.


    Who attended Community Connect?

    We had a fabulous group of admins in attendance, from communities as diverse as Star Wars, American Horror Story, Avatar, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and more. Our visiting admins came from both near and far, as well -- we had admins in attendance from as close as a few miles down the road, as well as from around the US, and the w…


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  • Cooksey.michael

    Hey, everyone! Michael here, from Wikia’s Community Development team, checking in with some fabulous news: In September, we will be kicking off Wikia’s first-ever Community Connect event here in our San Francisco offices!

    What is Community Connect?

    Community Connect is an invite-only gathering for admins of both new and established wikias to meet and connect with one another, as well as Wikia staff from our Community, Product and Marketing teams. The goal of the event is to facilitate a direct, in-person dialogue with a mix of contributors to get a better understanding of what is important to them, and to share insights to our product roadmap for the development of the Wikia platform.

    During the 3 day event, admins will have the opportunity t…

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  • Cooksey.michael

    We recently had the fabulous pleasure of hosting two community superstars here in our San Francisco office: MrBlonde267, and Tupka217, both from our DC Database community!

    During their visit, we spoke at length about what it's like to be a leader in such a large community, and we also had the opportunity to learn more about their own Wikia journeys -- how they got started themselves, and how their love of the DC universe led them to become superstar admins. They also shared some pointers about how new community members looking to get involved can dive in and help out (note: good advice for new members in the DC community or on any wikia).

    Luckily for you, dear readers, we recorded our conversation, so I invite you jump in and learn from the …

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  • Cooksey.michael

    Confession time: I am a huge map nerd. Always have been! When I was a little kid, some of my favorite books were actually atlases. And even today, I still adore looking at maps.

    So naturally, I was so excited when we launched our new maps feature here at Wikia. There is so much you can do with maps, especially in our world of fandom. Of course, you can use the maps tool to create and annotate traditional, geographical maps, but you can *also* use the maps tool to annotate images and provide deep, creative insight into your favorite fandom, fictional worlds, details into video games, and more. You can even try annotating a "still," or image from a scene out of your favorite show. This is simply another great way to provide additional details…

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  • Cooksey.michael

    Hello Wikians! It's hard to believe that it's already August and that summer will soon be winding down for us here in San Francisco. Everyone's getting ready to go back to school, but luckily for us, the summer fun is not over yet, as we recently had the good fortune of welcoming Wildstar admins Pinkachu and Kat ChaosReborn here in our office!

    Getting to spend some time with Pinkachu and Kat ChaosReborn was such a treat, and as always, we learned a lot from the visit. Both Pinkachu and Kat are the some of the nicest admins you'll ever hope to meet, so if you're looking to get started in a new community or want to get more involved in the Wildstar community, then you should definitely reach out to them!

    Check out the video we made of their re…

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