Heya! I'm here to bring you some more news from Fandom, a big one - the new Analytics Admin Dashboard feature has just been introduced, giving admins access to interesting wiki data. You can now understand better how the wiki is doing and may plan certain things/make decisions based on what you can see there.
The page Help:Analytics dashboard was also made available if you have any questions about the feature. But please ask me if you have any other questions, as I’m in direct contact with staff and would be able to find out from them.
Feel free to spread the word with the other admins. I hope this is useful! (It appears people love searching for "Bob Benson" :P)
Heya! I’m passing by to share that Fandom just launched an official Discord server. There’s a blog at Community Central with more information and the link with the invite so you can join if you want. There are channels for general talk, technical help, etc. and tons of editors have already shown up. Cheers!
Hi! My name is Playsonic2, and I just wanted to introduce myself as the Fandom Wiki Manager for Mad Men Wiki. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please feel free contact me on my message wall.
Hey, hope everything is well over here. Just passing by to share a staff blog post about an upcoming MediaWiki upgrade. You may have seen it promoted already, but I'll leave it here just in case, as it's quite big news for communities. Cheers!
Hi, my name is Elsa and I am a Community Manager of the TV/Movies vertical for Fandom. I wanted to introduce myself and see if you need anything, have any problems, or would like to share any ideas you have. From now on our team will focus even more on building closer relationships with the communities, admins, and users.
I together with our Wiki Manager Playsonic2 will help you solve any issues on this wiki and to make this community even more successful. We are here to support you and help make this community thrive.
If you need anything, feel free to contact me or our Wiki Manager directly at any time. And just so you know, Wiki Managers might be more available than me on weekends. Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to hear back from you soon :)
Hello! My name is Irving Green and I'm the actor who played Troy in Season 5. I created the page, giving detailed back story information about my character that was told to me directly by the director (Jennifer Getzinger) and writer (Matthew Weiner) while auditioning and even while filming the episode on set.
I'm curious as to why that page was deleted as I have linked it to my IMDb page. Troy originally was meant to be a recurring character for more episodes as the information I wrote on the page was not only backstory, but tied to Megan Draper and Julia. Given the time the episode aired and the political climate at the time, I believe that's why the show changed direction for his development. However, he still deserves to have a page. Thank you.
Hey there! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! I'm not sure if we ever asked you guys if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for the Mad Men community and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.
In case you are unaware of the feature (which you probably are, but here's here's the spiel just in case), Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.
For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.
If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.
Feel free to have an open discussion about this, and I'm available with any questions you might have. Have a good one!
Hello, I’m Tim, Fandom’s Director of Technical Support. I’m here to inform you that on the 14th of February, Fandom will remove the Top 10 List feature from our wikis.
The removal of the feature will mean that previously created Top 10 Lists will be deleted from your community and be irretrievable. As this community has a higher-than-usual amount of Top 10 Lists, I wanted to give you advanced notice so you can determine if you want to save any lists and, if so, copy the content elsewhere on the wiki.
Please know that the decision to remove any feature from our platform was not easy. In this case, Top 10 Lists were not very widely used by our wikis, with only a couple thousand being created in the five years we’ve had this feature. That may sound like a lot, but consider Fandom has over 340,000 communities. Additionally, many of special features Top 10 Lists had, such as voting, ranking, and the list creation form was prone to break due to older coding standards and would not have been easy to modernize considering the uniqueness of the platform.
At the end of the day, Fandom decided we would rather invest our time and resources into newer content tools or repairing tools that are much more widely used. Sorry that I cannot do more - Top 10 Lists were, in fact, a feature I designed - but I hope this explanation helps understand Fandom’s rationale. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.