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Jenburton

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469 Edits since joining this wiki
July 26, 2011
  • I live in The city by the bay, baby!
  • My occupation is Supporting Wikia's Communities
  • I am a biped
  • Jenburton

    Hello!

    Last week, we announced a beta partnership with Rotten Tomatoes for their “TV Tomatometer.” The new TV Zone is featuring a limited set of Wikia episode content, and as we evolve out of beta we'd like to expand the TV communities featured. In order to do so, we have some tips for making your content most readable for the TV Zone experience.

    As both Rotten Tomatoes and Wikia are working out kinks in the product, we do have some best practices that we suggest all TV focused wikias implement - this will help improve the reading and editing experience for all visitors to your community.


    We suggest using a clear and consistent format for all your episode pages that include headings to separate sections (Plot, Synopsis, Trivia, Cast etc). The…


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  • Jenburton

    Announcing Wikia Day, 2011

    December 12, 2011 by Jenburton

    Hey Wikians!

    In the past year or so, our staff has been growing substantially and many work in roles you may never see. Everyone from HR to designers to marketing to sales and, of course, our new CEO.

    So, what are we going to do about it?

    This Friday, December 16, the Wikia staff will be spending the entire work day on Wikia - we’ll be contributing, editing and creating new wikis in this first Wikia Day.

    The goal is to have everyone on staff gain more experience using Wikia from all fronts.

    We’re going to hold staff contests in the following areas:

    • Best looking new wikis (for those created during Wikia Day)
    • Most ambitious or well traveled (for those staff who clean up or edit across lots of wikis)
    • Most bugs found or reported
    • And a secret award we’…
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  • Jenburton

    Halloween is just a few, short days away. Are you doing anything special on your wiki this year, like adding dripping blood (shudder), creeping spiders, or floating bats to your pages? Maybe Michael Myers will be making a special guest appearance?

    We want to hear about your community's Halloween plans this year. Post a link in the comments below so we can all marvel at your spooktactular creativity!

    In the meantime, check out our list of horror wikis to put you in the Halloween mood. Also, check out these two scary wikis:

    • Wiki Hunt
    • Saw Films Wiki

    Or maybe you’re more into treats than tricks. Check out these crafts and dessert ideas:

    • Eyeball Cookies on Desserts Wiki
    • Halloween Jar Lanterns on EasyCrafts Wiki
    • More ideas on the Halloween Wiki
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  • Jenburton

    Many of you have asked if Message Wall can be optional. My quick and short answer is that we don’t know yet. But, we are taking an important interim step.

    The next stop for Message Wall is Wikia Labs. Putting Message Wall in Labs will give you the chance to try the feature out for a while and see how it works for your community. It also gives you a place to share insights about testing the product with other users and Wikia staff.

    During the Labs phase, we’ll be tracking usage and your feedback; we'll also be working on any bugs present. We’ll be asking and answering the following types of questions:

    • Are communities that are using Message Wall talking more?
    • Are those communities seeing an increase in edits?
    • Are communities seeing a growth in ne…
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  • Jenburton

    An Update on Message Wall

    September 30, 2011 by Jenburton

    What a week it’s been over here on Community Central!

    I wanted to reach out, first and foremost, to thank you for your passionate feedback regarding Message Wall. We’ve read, shared, and quantified every single one of your comments and have replied to a good number of them as well. I know we’ve taken a bit of heat for not replying to every comment, but we have to make judgment calls or else we would have to work around the clock and other important tasks wouldn’t get completed. Here are a few things we’ve learned this week:

    Posting screenshots to a Staff Blog without a working prototype is less than optimal.

    • We didn’t give you much to react to other than a few static images and a bunch of text. Having a major product like Message Wall up and …
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