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  • Sarah Manley

    Farewell Wikians

    September 26, 2013 by Sarah Manley

    Hello Wikians,

    Four years ago to almost the day I joined Wikia, and in my time here I’ve survived product releases, MediaWiki upgrades and many, many hours of working on templates. Today I’d like to say thank you to all those that have helped me learn here - whether it’s a blog comment, a message on my wall or an email, I’ve appreciated the support, openness and enthusiasm within the Wikia community. I’ve grown a TON here and now am ready for my next adventure. My last day as Wikia Staff will be this Friday September 27th.

    I’ve been continually impressed by the dedication of Wikians to their communities and amazed by the support I’ve received from both staff and users. Over the years I’ve built out our webinar series, created how-to videos, …

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  • Sarah Manley

    Today you may notice something is a bit different here on Community Central - a new theme, wordmark and main page design! We're happy to unveil this new design, which incorporates a fresh new look along with our official Wikia brand colors.

    This skin is designed with Darwin in mind, and draws attention to the goal of Community Central: conversation. Users collaborate to answer each others questions, come together to learn about new features and join others in chat about their favorite wikias here. Community Central is a place for long time Wikians and our newest members to gather, and we hope this design encourages even more great conversation.


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  • Sarah Manley

    Licensed Video Swap

    September 4, 2013 by Sarah Manley

    Have you ever watched a video online, thought it would be great for your wiki, added it and then come back the next day only to find that the video has been taken down due to copyright issues? This happens often with videos from sites like YouTube, where the content is not properly licensed. To offer you another solution, we’ve created Wikia Video, which contains 100% licensed and high quality videos for you to use on your community.

    This week we’ve released another tool to make it easier for you to replace your non-licensed videos with our licensed videos—Licensed Video Swap (LVS). This is a new tool that allows admins to quickly swap videos from outside providers to the same (or very similar) video that exists on Wikia Video. How does thi…

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  • Sarah Manley

    Hello All!

    I'm excited to announce that we will be hosting our second live Google+ Hangout on Air at 4pm PDT today. This hangouts's topic is using Social Media (specifically Twitter) to help promote and grow your Wikia community.

    Myself, along with Wikia staff members and Nate Blonkenfeld will be live on-camera offering tips and tricks, as well as responding to your questions!

    Prior to our hangout, feel free to post questions here on what you would like to see covered. You can also tweet your questions to @Wikia_Community on Twitter now or during the session.

    The video is embedded here and will be begin playing live at 4pm PDT today. You can also watch it directly from our Wikia Youtube page.

    Update: Here is a recording of our hangout. The sound…

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  • Sarah Manley

    Hi, big thanks to those who came to today’s Templates Deep Dive webinar. Apologies for the sound issues, especially since it cut the Q&A session short and we couldn’t get through many of the questions.

    We plan to re-record the presentation soon with better sound quality, and will post a link. In honor of today’s issues, Kirkburn has evolved from a Tyrantasaurus Editus to a MechaTyrantasaurus Editus.

    If you have questions still outstanding, and I’m sure some of you do, please post them below and we will write a followup answers over the next week to go through as many as we reasonably can. You can also always ask questions on Community Forum's Technical Board. We've added a few of the Q&A questions in the comments below to start.

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