We were all new to FANDOM at some point. There are those of us who have been around since the dawn of what was then Wikicities, those of us who came in later in its development as Wikia but still have been around for a while, and many other users who may not fit into a specific "join" category; a time existed, however, when all of us were inexperienced.
Do you remember what being new was like? (I do – back in my early years, I struggled to comprehend the technical aspects of wikis, my article writing wasn't that great, and I quite frankly was very immature. Only through a lot of trial and error, and with a great amount of time and learning, have I been able to mature and improve.) For most of you, it was quite difficult at times, was it not…Read more >
During my time on FANDOM, I've seen moments where amendments to the United States Constitution are cited by users as justification for their actions and/or as evidence against local decisions. However, such citations rarely prove to be valid, especially when a user lacks the proper understanding behind the amendments and how the network operates.
In this blog, I'll break down a few amendments – and how they really don't pertain to, say, a FANDOM chat ban.Read more >
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last wrote an advice blog, so I've decided to do another one. This time, I'd like to go over a topic I feel not many others have touched upon: content creation.
There are many help pages about starting a wiki here on Community Central...but, at the same time, there is no guaranteed way to create good pages and all. Given that no method of creation works perfectly for every topic, the aforementioned is not surprising, though it definitely can be frustrating.
I've been writing the pages of a lot of my own wikis for a few years now, and today I'd like to share some tips I've learned over time.
It can be tempting to copy content from another site, especially when you lack proper experience with writing and/or…
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(I got the inspiration for this blog post from an older blog of another user's, though I'm in no way trying to rip them off. In fact, give them the major credit for this if you must.)
For Americans, there are only two weeks (and a day) left until October 31st. People across the globe, on that night, will do a variety of things depending on their beliefs and/or their life circumstances—some kids may go around dressed up and begging their neighbors/friends for candy; others may stay at home and with loved ones; and still others will do nothing at all. However, even if you personally don't believe in Halloween/All Hallows' Eve/whatever you would like to call it, what I'm proposing is something in which you, too, can take part.
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Good morning/afternoon/evening, Wikians! My username is KCCreations, though you can also call me KC/KCC or Rina. I am writing this blog to tell you about one of my home wikis, the Monstercat Wiki.
Monstercat (formerly known as Monstercat Media) is a Canadian electronic music record label based in Vancouver. It was founded in 2011 by Mike Darlington (CEO) and Ari Paunonen (COO).
The label signs their artists on a per-track basis, giving them full copyright to a song while still allowing the artists to release other productions where they see fit. 3 new tracks are released per week (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), with an hour-long podcast every Tuesday. After a certain amount of releases—currently 30—Monstercat bundles them into a compilation…
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I'm sure many of you are aware of a phenomenon known as the portable infobox, AKA Wikia's way of straying away from complex wikitext in favor of better mobile compatibility. I'm also sure that many of you long-time users hate them and continue/will continue to refuse to use them; if you're one of them, then sorry, but this blog isn't directed at you. :P
This blog is directed at users who find little to no reason to use standard wikitext infoboxes, whether it's because they are relatively new, simply like PIs better, etc. Syntax and CSS tips are both included in this post.
To make a portable infobox, you first need to start creating a template page. Go to Special:CreatePage and name the page something like "Template:Example". Then it's time to…
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Congratulations! You've just stumbled upon a wiki(a) to which you really, really want to contribute. It has an active community, the environment is stable, and there's lots of content...
Only problem: You're afraid of joining it.
Never fear—from experience, I'm giving you a couple of tips on what to do to make yourself less afraid. There is no guarantee that they will work, however...but hey, you'll never know if you don't try first. ;)
(Disclaimer: I am in no way trying to intimidate you; I'm just speaking from experience.)
First things first: observe the wiki(a). Familiarize yourself with its policies, its general style, and its users. Make sure you understand the policies fully, the style well, and the users well also. Be patient, however, as …
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I play among the stars and then fall so low...
Jeff Montalvo (born March 31, 1987 in Santa Barbara, California, United States), know under his stage name Seven Lions, is an American music producer and DJ. His interest in music production began when he was 7 years old, and though he was initially raised as a metal and punk-inclined drummer, he eventually chose to segue into the electronic scene.
Though as of now he is yet to release a full-fledged studio album, he has released several extended plays, including but not limited to:
- Polarized, released in 2012;
- Days to Come, also released in 2012;
- and Worlds Apart, released in 2014—also the EP this chat skin is based on
How to Install
To use this chat skin for yourself, add the following to (for…
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