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==Description==
 
==Description==
'''Wikia''', formerly '''Wikicities''', is now a [[wiki farm|collection]] of over 200,000<sup>[http://www.wikia.com/About]</sup> [[wiki]]s — aka a '{{tag|WikiFarm|Wiki Farm}}' — run by '''[[WikiaSite:community:Community Central:Wikia, Inc.|Wikia, Inc.]]''', and founded by [[Jimmy Wales]] – one of the founders of [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], along with [[Angela Beesley Starling|Angela Beesley]] in October {{tag|FoundedIn2004|2004}}.  Its' tagline is ''"Create. Collaborate. Be Original."''  In 2006, [[WikiaSite:community:User:Gil|Gil Penchina]] became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and hopes to take Wikia to a new level as he did with [[:Category:eBay|eBay]].  As of late 2011, the current CEO is [[WikiaSite:community:Forum:Craig Palmer, new CEO of Wikia|Craig Palmer]].
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'''Fandom powered by Wikia''', formerly '''Wikicities''', is now a [[wiki farm|collection]] of over 200,000<sup>[http://www.wikia.com/About]</sup> [[wiki]]s — aka a '{{tag|WikiFarm|Wiki Farm}}' — run by '''[[WikiaSite:community:Community Central:Wikia, Inc.|Wikia, Inc.]]''', and founded by [[Jimmy Wales]] – one of the founders of [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], along with [[Angela Beesley Starling|Angela Beesley]] in October {{tag|FoundedIn2004|2004}}.  Its' tagline is ''"Create. Collaborate. Be Original."''  In 2006, [[WikiaSite:community:User:Gil|Gil Penchina]] became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and hopes to take Wikia to a new level as he did with [[:Category:eBay|eBay]].  As of late 2011, the current CEO is [[WikiaSite:community:Forum:Craig Palmer, new CEO of Wikia|Craig Palmer]].
  
[[Wikia]] uses a unique and heavily modified creation of the {{tag|MediaWiki}} {{tag|Wiki Engine|wiki engine}}; and is visually different from regular MediaWiki sites in that it has its own {{tag|custom skin}}, and most notably, complete with a range and variety of embeded {{tag|Advertising|advertisements}}.  Wikia offers {{tag|Free MediaWiki wiki farms|free}} hosting for an individual or community to build a free content [[WhatIsWiki|wiki]]-based website.  New wikis can be created instantly at http://create.wikia.com.  Hosting and 24&nbsp;hour customer support is free, in return for advertising placed on the pages; but users have little say over the advertisements their website displays.  Support, on both the technical and community aspects of running a wiki community, is provided at [[Wikia Community Central]] (or one of the [[Template:WikiaCommunityCentral|other]] [[:Category:Wiki Language|language]] Community wikis).
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Fandom uses a unique and heavily modified creation of the {{tag|MediaWiki}} {{tag|Wiki Engine|wiki engine}}; and is visually different from regular MediaWiki sites in that it has its own {{tag|custom skin}}, and most notably, complete with a range and variety of embeded {{tag|Advertising|advertisements}}.  Wikia offers {{tag|Free MediaWiki wiki farms|free}} hosting for an individual or community to build a free content [[WhatIsWiki|wiki]]-based website.  New wikis can be created instantly at http://create.wikia.com.  Hosting and 24&nbsp;hour customer support is free, in return for advertising placed on the pages; but users have little say over the advertisements their website displays.  Support, on both the technical and community aspects of running a wiki community, is provided at [[Wikia Community Central]] (or one of the [[Template:WikiaCommunityCentral|other]] [[:Category:Wiki Language|language]] Community wikis).
  
Wikia staff and helpers have [[sysop]] powers throughout <u>all</u> Wikia wikis, as well as several types of automated detection and blocking tools to help deal with vandals and [[spam]] on individual wikis.  This can be helpful for [[:Category:Wikis with a strong viewpoint|controversial]] wikis like [[Liberapedia]] that attract vandals.
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Fandom staff and helpers have [[sysop]] powers throughout <u>all</u> Fandom wikis, as well as several types of automated detection and blocking tools to help deal with vandals and [[spam]] on individual wikis.  This can be helpful for [[:Category:Wikis with a strong viewpoint|controversial]] wikis like [[Liberapedia]] that attract vandals.
  
Users with new 'talk' messages on ''any'' Wikia wiki will get a note about the message on ''any other'' Wikia wiki where they have a tab or window open.  If a user has different usernames for different Wikia wikis, then logging into a different account for one can change the account for all.
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Users with new 'talk' messages on ''any'' Famdom wiki will get a note about the message on ''any other'' Famdom wiki where they have a tab or window open.  If a user has different usernames for different Famom wikis, then logging into a different account for one can change the account for all.
  
 
===Licensing===
 
===Licensing===
The vast majority of Wikia wikis are currently released under one primary [[:Category:Wiki License|wiki license]] – the [[:Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike|Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license]] (CC-BY-SA 3.0), as explained [[WikiaSite:community:Community Central:Licensing|here]].  However, other licenses are available on Wikia; these include the [[:Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial|Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial]] (CC-BY-NC), as used by [[Memory Alpha]], and the [[:Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works|Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works]] (CC-BY-NC-ND) licenses.
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The vast majority of Fandom wikis are currently released under one primary [[:Category:Wiki License|wiki license]] – the [[:Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike|Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license]] (CC-BY-SA 3.0), as explained [[WikiaSite:community:Community Central:Licensing|here]].  However, other licenses are available on Wikia; these include the [[:Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial|Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial]] (CC-BY-NC), as used by [[Memory Alpha]], and the [[:Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works|Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works]] (CC-BY-NC-ND) licenses.
  
Historically, when Wikia was founded, it used the {{tag|Wiki GNU Free Documentation License|GNU Free Documentation License}}, just like [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] did.
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Historically, when Fandom was founded, it used the {{tag|Wiki GNU Free Documentation License|GNU Free Documentation License}}, just like [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] did.
  
===Wikia portals===
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===Fandom portals===
Wikia wikis are grouped under differing portals, or 'hubs', as shown in the bottom left corner of their page. These include:
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Fandom wikis are grouped under differing portals, or 'hubs', as shown in the bottom left corner of their page. These include:
*[http://www.wikia.com/Entertainment Wikia Entertainment]
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*[http://fandom.wikia.com/movies Fandom Movies]
*[http://www.wikia.com/Lifestyle Wikia Lifestyle]
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*[http://fandom.wikia.com/games Fandom Games]
*[http://www.wikia.com/Video_Games Wikia Video Games]
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*[http://fandom.wikia.com/tv Fandom TV]
  
 
===[[:Category:Facebook|Facebook]]===
 
===[[:Category:Facebook|Facebook]]===
:''This section requires expansion with info on the {{tag|Facebook Connect}} plugin which Wikia is now using.
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:''This section requires expansion with info on the {{tag|Facebook Connect}} plugin which Fandom is now using.
  
===Wikia backup===
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===Fandom backup===
The entire Wikia project is available as a backup file [http://wikistats.wikia.com/w/wi/wikiaglobal/pages_full.xml.gz here] . Individual Wikia wikis may also backed up, and their backup files are available near the bottom of their relevant <tt>Statistics</tt> page, as explained [[WikiaSite:community:Help:Database download|here]]. However, whilst all Wikia wikis have a Statistics page, complete with the 'Database dumps' section containing their backup file links, those Wikia wikis which show 'unknown' for the URLs definately have <u>not</u> been backed up!
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The entire project is available as a backup file [http://wikistats.wikia.com/w/wi/wikiaglobal/pages_full.xml.gz here]. Individual Fandom wikis may also backed up, and their backup files are available near the bottom of their relevant <tt>Statistics</tt> page, as explained [[WikiaSite:community:Help:Database download|here]]. However, whilst all Wikia wikis have a Statistics page, complete with the 'Database dumps' section containing their backup file links, those Wikia wikis which show 'unknown' for the URLs definately have <u>not</u> been backed up!
  
 
===Stats===
 
===Stats===
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*[[LyricWiki]] — music lyrics
 
*[[LyricWiki]] — music lyrics
 
*[[Wikianswers]] — general questions and answers
 
*[[Wikianswers]] — general questions and answers
*<s>[[WebsiteWiki]]</s> — websites – ''shut down 2012/09/30 due to very poor wiki concept and disdainful in wiki community support''
 
 
*[[Wookieepedia]] — Star Wars
 
*[[Wookieepedia]] — Star Wars
 
*[[Genealogy (Wikia)|Familypedia]] — genealogy
 
*[[Genealogy (Wikia)|Familypedia]] — genealogy
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*[[RuneScape Wiki]]
 
*[[RuneScape Wiki]]
  
===Closure of Wikia wikis===
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===Closure of Fandom wikis===
Unlike other {{tag|WikiFarm|wiki farms}} or website hosts, Wikia will generally <u>not</u> close a wiki if requested by the wikis' creator and/or community of editors. Wikia prefer to maintain [[:Category:Inactive|inactive]] wikis in a [[:Category:Dormant|dormant]] state, and actively seek others to 'adopt' said wikis. This will happen even when former wiki owners copy their entire wiki project and [[:Category:Ex-Wikia|re-host]] it on another provider or [[wiki farm]]. Wikia wikis are only usually [[:Category:Dead|closed]] in exceptional circumstances, typically if the content or intent of the wiki breaches Wikias' [[WikiaSite:community:Community Central:Closed Wikia|terms of service]].
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Unlike other {{tag|WikiFarm|wiki farms}} or website hosts, Fandom will generally <u>not</u> close a wiki if requested by the wikis' creator and/or community of editors. Fandom prefer to maintain [[:Category:Inactive|inactive]] wikis in a [[:Category:Dormant|dormant]] state, and actively seek others to 'adopt' said wikis. This will happen even when former wiki owners copy their entire wiki project and [[:Category:Ex-Wikia|re-host]] it on another provider or [[wiki farm]]. Fandom wikis are only usually [[:Category:Dead|closed]] in exceptional circumstances, typically if the content or intent of the wiki breaches Wikias' [[WikiaSite:community:Community Central:Closed Wikia|terms of service]].
  
==Problems between Wikia and its users==
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==Problems between Fandom and its users==
For those registered users having problems logging into Wikia, a solution is to disable scripts from Wikia, then clicking on the 'Log in' link which will send you to [[wikia:Special:UserLogin|Log in webpage]].
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For those registered users having problems logging into Fandom, a solution is to disable scripts from Fandom, then clicking on the 'Log in' link which will send you to [[wikia:Special:UserLogin|Log in webpage]].
  
 
===Advertising===
 
===Advertising===
Wikia offers {{tag|Free MediaWiki wiki farms|free}} hosting for a community to build a wiki-based website based on a unique and heavily modified version of {{tag|MediaWiki}}, in return for the display of {{tag|Advertising|advertisements}}.  Some registered users complain that they have little say over the placement or content of advertisements their wikisite displays.
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Fandom offers {{tag|Free MediaWiki wiki farms|free}} hosting for a community to build a wiki-based website based on a unique and heavily modified version of {{tag|MediaWiki}}, in return for the display of {{tag|Advertising|advertisements}}.  Some registered users complain that they have little say over the placement or content of advertisements their wikisite displays.
  
 
Logged-in users don't have to see the advertisements unless they choose to.  Users may set their preferences to see advertisements on Wikia in order to see how a page looks to logged-out and/or non-registered Wikia users.  A prominent advertisement is placed at the top right hand side of most pages, but when there is also a picture on the top right hand side of a page, the layout for users who see the advertisement can be poor especially on short pages.  Logged-in users may not realize this when they add pictures.
 
Logged-in users don't have to see the advertisements unless they choose to.  Users may set their preferences to see advertisements on Wikia in order to see how a page looks to logged-out and/or non-registered Wikia users.  A prominent advertisement is placed at the top right hand side of most pages, but when there is also a picture on the top right hand side of a page, the layout for users who see the advertisement can be poor especially on short pages.  Logged-in users may not realize this when they add pictures.
  
Wikia ''currently'' uses the following types of ads on pages:
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Fandom ''currently'' uses the following types of ads on pages:
 
*A banner at at the top of the page;
 
*A banner at at the top of the page;
 
*A large square ad in the sidebar which may often be a video advertisement;
 
*A large square ad in the sidebar which may often be a video advertisement;
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*On large pages, two large (or three slightly smaller) square ads at the end of the page before the footer;
 
*On large pages, two large (or three slightly smaller) square ads at the end of the page before the footer;
 
*On various content pages, Wikia also sells "Sponsored links", which are a section of links that look like an "External links" page content section, but are placed below the category bar;
 
*On various content pages, Wikia also sells "Sponsored links", which are a section of links that look like an "External links" page content section, but are placed below the category bar;
*Wikia places a floating social bar at the bottom of the screen for anon users – a square ad may pop out of the left of this bar;
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*Fandom places a floating social bar at the bottom of the screen for anon users – a square ad may pop out of the left of this bar;
*''Occasionally Wikia may make use of take-over ads which replace the background image'';
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*''Occasionally Fandom may make use of take-over ads which replace the background image'';
*''They rarely show up, but have been more common recently – Wikia has tried placing [[wp:In-text advertising|in-text advertising]] in page content occasionally''.
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*''They rarely show up, but have been more common recently – Fandom has tried placing [[wp:In-text advertising|in-text advertising]] in page content occasionally''.
  
As of September 2012, Wikia is worth an estimated $13.93 Million USD to the advertisers, with a daily page view of more than 6,358,000; since all three links have nearly the same figures, it must be for the whole of Wikia.
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As of September 2012, Fandom is worth an estimated $13.93 Million USD to the advertisers, with a daily page view of more than 6,358,000; since all three links have nearly the same figures, it must be for the whole of Wikia.
 
<sup>[http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.liberapedia.wikia.com][http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.fiction.wikia.com][http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.atheism.wikia.com]</sup>
 
<sup>[http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.liberapedia.wikia.com][http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.fiction.wikia.com][http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.atheism.wikia.com]</sup>
  
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===={{tag|Monaco}}====
 
===={{tag|Monaco}}====
The default skin for Wikia wikis used to be called 'Monaco', more colorful and customizable than the default {{tag|MediaWiki}} '{{tag|Monobook}}' skin that [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] uses.  While registered users could view Wikia sites using the Monobook skin (by choosing it in their preferences), Wikia did not allow it to be chosen as a default skin for all wiki visitors, which was frustrating for some communities.  Wikia says statistics show that Monaco encourages new registered users by making editing easier, but many Wikia left nonetheless.
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The default skin for Fandom wikis used to be called 'Monaco', more colorful and customizable than the default {{tag|MediaWiki}} '{{tag|Monobook}}' skin that [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] uses.  While registered users could view Wikia sites using the Monobook skin (by choosing it in their preferences), Wikia did not allow it to be chosen as a default skin for all wiki visitors, which was frustrating for some communities.  Wikia says statistics show that Monaco encourages new registered users by making editing easier, but many Wikia left nonetheless.
  
 
===={{tag|Oasis}}====
 
===={{tag|Oasis}}====
Wikia has introduced a new 'Oasis' skin, which is widely unpopular with registered users, see [[WikiaSite:community:User blog:MarioGalaxy2433g5/To the people complaining about the new look|To the people complaining about the new look]].  The new skin is now compulsory for all users.  Because of this change, many Wikia users have now [[:Category:Inactive|left]], often [[:Category:Ex-Wikia|taking their wiki]] with them.
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Fandom has introduced a new 'Oasis' skin, which is widely unpopular with registered users, see [[WikiaSite:community:User blog:MarioGalaxy2433g5/To the people complaining about the new look|To the people complaining about the new look]].  The new skin is now compulsory for all users.  Because of this change, many Wikia users have now [[:Category:Inactive|left]], often [[:Category:Ex-Wikia|taking their wiki]] with them.
  
 
====Mobile skin====
 
====Mobile skin====
Wikia also supports a {{tag|Wikis with a mobile-view site|mobile-view}} specific skin, designed to be used on [[:Category:Smart phones|smartphones]] and tablet computers.  This version is automatically displayed when any Wikia wiki is opened on such devices, although there is the option to also view the conventional desktop version using the [[#Oasis|Oasis]] skin via a link at the bottom of the page.
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Fandom also supports a {{tag|Wikis with a mobile-view site|mobile-view}} specific skin, designed to be used on [[:Category:Smart phones|smartphones]] and tablet computers.  This version is automatically displayed when any Wikia wiki is opened on such devices, although there is the option to also view the conventional desktop version using the [[#Oasis|Oasis]] skin via a link at the bottom of the page.
  
 
===={{tag|Venus}}====
 
===={{tag|Venus}}====
In December 2014, Wikia introduced yet another skin, causing even more controversy among users.<ref>http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Rupert_Giles/Prototype_for_a_new_article_layout</ref>
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In December 2014, Fandom introduced yet another skin, causing even more controversy among users.<ref>http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Rupert_Giles/Prototype_for_a_new_article_layout</ref>
  
 
===Criticism===
 
===Criticism===
[[ComplaintWiki]] has been set up expressly to look at problems that Wikia registered users have, and includes comments from communities that have [[:Category:Ex-Wikia|left Wikia hosting]]; as well as other critics of Wikia and [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]].
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[[ComplaintWiki]] has been set up expressly to look at problems that Fandom registered users have, and includes comments from communities that have [[:Category:Ex-Wikia|left Fandom hosting]]; as well as other critics of Fandom and [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]].
  
The [[Anti-Wikia Alliance]] wiki was set up to provide ongoing support and advice for a number of former Wikia wikis who are now hosted either independently or on another wiki farm.
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The [[Anti-Wikia Alliance]] wiki was set up to provide ongoing support and advice for a number of former Fandom wikis who are now hosted either independently or on another wiki farm.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 12:01, 28 September 2016

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About
Main topic: WikiFarm
Founded by: Wiki farm founder
Owner / CEO: Owner and/or CEO
Engine: MediaWiki
Farm topic: Wiki farm topic
Status: Active

See also the {{wikia boilerplate}} template.

  • View a detailed feature list of Wikia on the WikiMatrix wiki engine comparison wiki-site.

Description

Fandom powered by Wikia, formerly Wikicities, is now a collection of over 200,000[1] wikis — aka a 'Wiki Farm' — run by Wikia, Inc., and founded by Jimmy Wales – one of the founders of Wikipedia, along with Angela Beesley in October 2004. Its' tagline is "Create. Collaborate. Be Original." In 2006, Gil Penchina became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and hopes to take Wikia to a new level as he did with eBay. As of late 2011, the current CEO is Craig Palmer.

Fandom uses a unique and heavily modified creation of the MediaWiki wiki engine; and is visually different from regular MediaWiki sites in that it has its own custom skin, and most notably, complete with a range and variety of embeded advertisements. Wikia offers free hosting for an individual or community to build a free content wiki-based website. New wikis can be created instantly at http://create.wikia.com. Hosting and 24 hour customer support is free, in return for advertising placed on the pages; but users have little say over the advertisements their website displays. Support, on both the technical and community aspects of running a wiki community, is provided at Wikia Community Central (or one of the other language Community wikis).

Fandom staff and helpers have sysop powers throughout all Fandom wikis, as well as several types of automated detection and blocking tools to help deal with vandals and spam on individual wikis. This can be helpful for controversial wikis like Liberapedia that attract vandals.

Users with new 'talk' messages on any Famdom wiki will get a note about the message on any other Famdom wiki where they have a tab or window open. If a user has different usernames for different Famom wikis, then logging into a different account for one can change the account for all.

Licensing

The vast majority of Fandom wikis are currently released under one primary wiki license – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA 3.0), as explained here. However, other licenses are available on Wikia; these include the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC), as used by Memory Alpha, and the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND) licenses.

Historically, when Fandom was founded, it used the GNU Free Documentation License, just like Wikipedia did.

Fandom portals

Fandom wikis are grouped under differing portals, or 'hubs', as shown in the bottom left corner of their page. These include:

Facebook

This section requires expansion with info on the Facebook Connect plugin which Fandom is now using.

Fandom backup

The entire project is available as a backup file here. Individual Fandom wikis may also backed up, and their backup files are available near the bottom of their relevant Statistics page, as explained here. However, whilst all Wikia wikis have a Statistics page, complete with the 'Database dumps' section containing their backup file links, those Wikia wikis which show 'unknown' for the URLs definately have not been backed up!

Stats

Wiki age

The exact date of founding of individual Wikia wikis will be at /Special:WikiStats.

List of wikis

Here is their list  [dead link], for the fan of WikiIndex to add from!

Ten largest wikis

This section needs updating

Closure of Fandom wikis

Unlike other wiki farms or website hosts, Fandom will generally not close a wiki if requested by the wikis' creator and/or community of editors. Fandom prefer to maintain inactive wikis in a dormant state, and actively seek others to 'adopt' said wikis. This will happen even when former wiki owners copy their entire wiki project and re-host it on another provider or wiki farm. Fandom wikis are only usually closed in exceptional circumstances, typically if the content or intent of the wiki breaches Wikias' terms of service.

Problems between Fandom and its users

For those registered users having problems logging into Fandom, a solution is to disable scripts from Fandom, then clicking on the 'Log in' link which will send you to Log in webpage.

Advertising

Fandom offers free hosting for a community to build a wiki-based website based on a unique and heavily modified version of MediaWiki, in return for the display of advertisements. Some registered users complain that they have little say over the placement or content of advertisements their wikisite displays.

Logged-in users don't have to see the advertisements unless they choose to. Users may set their preferences to see advertisements on Wikia in order to see how a page looks to logged-out and/or non-registered Wikia users. A prominent advertisement is placed at the top right hand side of most pages, but when there is also a picture on the top right hand side of a page, the layout for users who see the advertisement can be poor especially on short pages. Logged-in users may not realize this when they add pictures.

Fandom currently uses the following types of ads on pages:

  • A banner at at the top of the page;
  • A large square ad in the sidebar which may often be a video advertisement;
  • On large pages, a tall skyscraper ad is placed inside the end of the sidebar;
  • On large pages, two large (or three slightly smaller) square ads at the end of the page before the footer;
  • On various content pages, Wikia also sells "Sponsored links", which are a section of links that look like an "External links" page content section, but are placed below the category bar;
  • Fandom places a floating social bar at the bottom of the screen for anon users – a square ad may pop out of the left of this bar;
  • Occasionally Fandom may make use of take-over ads which replace the background image;
  • They rarely show up, but have been more common recently – Fandom has tried placing in-text advertising in page content occasionally.

As of September 2012, Fandom is worth an estimated $13.93 Million USD to the advertisers, with a daily page view of more than 6,358,000; since all three links have nearly the same figures, it must be for the whole of Wikia. [2][3][4]

Skins

Until recently,[when?] registered users who understood how to use preferences could choose which skin they used, but even this choice will now stop.

Monaco

The default skin for Fandom wikis used to be called 'Monaco', more colorful and customizable than the default MediaWiki 'Monobook' skin that Wikipedia uses. While registered users could view Wikia sites using the Monobook skin (by choosing it in their preferences), Wikia did not allow it to be chosen as a default skin for all wiki visitors, which was frustrating for some communities. Wikia says statistics show that Monaco encourages new registered users by making editing easier, but many Wikia left nonetheless.

Oasis

Fandom has introduced a new 'Oasis' skin, which is widely unpopular with registered users, see To the people complaining about the new look. The new skin is now compulsory for all users. Because of this change, many Wikia users have now left, often taking their wiki with them.

Mobile skin

Fandom also supports a mobile-view specific skin, designed to be used on smartphones and tablet computers. This version is automatically displayed when any Wikia wiki is opened on such devices, although there is the option to also view the conventional desktop version using the Oasis skin via a link at the bottom of the page.

Venus

In December 2014, Fandom introduced yet another skin, causing even more controversy among users.[1]

Criticism

ComplaintWiki has been set up expressly to look at problems that Fandom registered users have, and includes comments from communities that have left Fandom hosting; as well as other critics of Fandom and Wikipedia.

The Anti-Wikia Alliance wiki was set up to provide ongoing support and advice for a number of former Fandom wikis who are now hosted either independently or on another wiki farm.

External links

  1. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Rupert_Giles/Prototype_for_a_new_article_layout

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