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 >
When editing a wiki, it can be tempting to copy content from another site, especially when you lack proper experience or the motivation to create your own. However, copying, while easy, can lead to consequences that are anything but – consequences such as a DMCA takedown, the original authors being furious, and/or many others.
I, as a writer, personally despise plagiarism – it essentially is nothing more than stealing what others have worked so hard on, at least in my eyes. For that reason, I have written this blog, which contains a few tips on how to avoid the trouble of issues caused by blatant copying.Read more >
(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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