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.Read more >
This post is a friendly reminder, promotion and call for your input! As many of you know, I run our monthly webinar series, which features different guest presenters and covers technical, social and product focused topics. In the past we have overviewed SEO, discussed how to handle conflict and examined content copyright.for future viewing. This is an example from our webinar on videos.]]
Generally I choose a topic based on questions I hear a lot around Wikia, feedback from webinar participants, or ideas from fellow staff members. I try my best to pick interesting topics that I feel many users can benefit from, and to have guest speakers who you might not normally meet here on Community Central.
Today though I would love to hear from the comm…Read more >
As the end of 2012 approaches, the Wikia office has quieted and each team is reflecting on their achievements. Besides growing our office and teams, the past year has been busy with new features from Product, performance upgrades from Engineering, new initiatives from Marketing, new support programs from both Community Teams, and much, much, more!
Wikia as a whole has seen tremendous growth: 33% growth year over year! (comScore) and voted a “Top Ten Social Network” by Nielsen for both Web and mobile! More than 4.6 million people currently have Wikia accounts and over 280,000 communities call Wikia home. Just over 2 and half years ago I announced here that we had reached 2 million users and 100,000 wikis - the huge growth since then is somethi…Read more >
You may have noticed a lot more videos popping up around Wikia lately (such as these awesome videos on halo). We have been working hard to partner with professional producers in order to offer your community relevant video on a variety of topics. Why video? Video is an exciting way to chronicle and curate around topics you love. It adds a new dimension to your storytelling and documentation that complements the text and images currently on wikis.
However, when you showcase videos found randomly on the web there is a risk of it being copyrighted material which can be taken down at any time. When this happens, it causes broken video links on your wiki. We’ve heard your frustration around this and are offering you legitimately licensed video f…Read more >
As I mentioned a few weeks back, we were lucky enough to attend this year's Wikimania conference in DC last week. The conference was packed with talks, presentations, discussion and all around wiki excitement - especially since the English Wikipedia passed it's 4th millionth article during the conference. All in all, just under 1000 attendees from over 80 countries attended. There were over 100 formal talks and many informal conversations about the current and future state of wiki projects.
The conference was kicked off with keynote addresses from Mary Gardiner, co-founder of the Ada Inititative (and Geek Feminism Wiki contributor) and Jimmy Wales (founder of both Wikipedia and Wikia). Both of their talks focused on how to bring more divers…
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