• Hello!

    This is Chen from FANDOM’s Community team.

    How would you like to get more readers and editors onto your community? We’re building a new feature that we hope will do just that, and you can help shape it.

    Over the last year, we’ve been working on a brand new feature - Community Builder, and we’ve identified a few wikis as the best candidates to have this first experience. And, your wiki is one of them! Why? Because it has a great structure for characters, seasons, episodes, etc! You can simply customize the page type to fit your needs. We designed the Community Builder from the start in mind to mirror that same structure.

    This new layout is still early in its life, and we’re testing a bunch of ideas. We would be thrilled to have you help us learn how to make it even better! Would you be interested in joining us on this journey?

    Before you give it a try, I would like to tell you some exciting key points about this tool:

    • Mobile capabilities: Community builder is designed to work across all devices, including desktop and mobile! It means you can create and view pages super easily. We want the fans of your community can contribute anytime and anywhere, no matter with their phones or their desktops. Simple and easy!
    • Structured data: All content on your community can display in a more powerful way. Visitors can easily find the information they want to read, and you can even present the information with less edits: by updating a single character page, you can have that data added to all other relevant pages automatically. How cool is that?!

    Here is a great example how it looks like: Yellowstone wiki. Feel free to check it out!

    I hope this has grabbed your interest. If you have any questions, ask away. If everything looks good to you, we’d love to switch you over to the new layout. Does this sound good to you? Please let me know and I will take care of the rest.

    Chen @fandom 18:59, October 26, 2018 (UTC)

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    • The layout of the feature looks great to me. I'd love to have the new Community Builder on the wiki!

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    • Thank you, CDandme!

      That's exciting! Do you think you want to also talk to Carlschandler and get his approval on this too? I left a message to his message wall but haven't got the response yet.

      We will add a theme designer to the builder by the end of December and will add admin rights, editing history pages, profile page or even a communication tool like message wall for next. We would like to hear any suggestions you have for what tools/functions you would like to use on the builder so our team can prioritize things and work on them based on your needs.

      Once the migration happens, we are going to freeze this wiki from adding more content and you can start working on the builder wiki moving forward. Once the migration is done, we will close it and let the builder wiki take its current URL. The process is not revertible because the builder is built on a different platform from Mediawiki.

      If everything looks good to you, I will let the team know so we can start it very soon. Thank you!

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    • I just contacted them about the layout redesign on the Walking Dead wiki, so we'll have to wait and see whether or not they respond to it.

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    • Thank you very much! He gives a green light on this. So great to have you both to be involved in this experience! We would love to work together with you in the future to keep developing this tool to meet your needs.

      Once the migration starts with the script, we may need some double check on page by page to ensure everything can get moved correctly and nothing is missing. Would you like to help with that? We know you know this wiki the best. If not, no worries and our staff will handle that. Thank you for being part of this and we cannot wait to work together with you! :)

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    • I think I can help with that. Thank you so much for this re-design offer! Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done!

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    • Hi CDandme!

      Great news! We have migrated this wiki to and this wiki has been frozen and will get closed shortly. Please start editing on the new wiki and feel free to contact me Here if you have any questions or want to give us any feedback about the builder! Cheers and happy Thanksgiving!

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