Hello! I'm Kylara, and I'll be taking over as your Wiki Manager, since Mandy has been promoted to Community Manager. Just like Mandy, I'm here to help, so feel free to reach out and let me know if you have any questions!
I'm here to check in to see how things are going, and I want to make sure that you catch these important Fandom updates.
The Unified Community Platform (UCP) is coming this year, which means that all Fandom Wikis will be getting some much-needed renovations (and new features!) as we move to an upgraded version of MediaWiki. Check out the Staff blog post UCP: The Vision, Purpose, and Process for information on the roll out plan, which will come out this year in stages.
Idekmandy has just made a test wiki, which includes new and improved designs for the wiki, which I hope you'll be blown away by as much as I was! Hopefully, before the TV series airs, we can move these ideas onto the actual wiki. These were the ideas for the changes in design and Mandy has, so far, done the wordmark & theme, I did the navigation a few months ago (any suggestions welcome) and the home page & infoboxes will come soon! You've been given admin rights on the test wiki too (until it's deleted) so you can see how certain things work on the new sceme.
Not everything's set in stone, though, feedback/suggestions/questions are welcome on the test wiki. At some point, a Discussions post/Message Wall thread will be made where you can post things like that.
Another thing is the URL of the wiki. Mandy has suggested changing hdm.fandom.com to hisdarkmaterials.fandom.com to make the wiki more searchable. Doing this will have a major impact on our SEO, help more potential readers find the wiki and (possibly) help us overtake other sites in search ranking (particularly trying to get the wiki to the top spot when searching Lyra Silvertongue).
Please let me know as soon as you can if you're ok with the wiki's URL being changed so Mandy can ask staff to update it before the TV series is out. If you have any suggestions for a better URL feel free to reply with that too. Hope to hear back from you by Sunday so that we can update it quickly! Thanks!
Hello! Just in case you haven't heard, Fandom has launched a new Editor Rewards Program to thank hard-working users for their contributions to the platform. You can check out all of the information in this blog post. Feel free to comment on the blog if you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, and the Editor Experience Team will be happy to answer!
Hi Evilquoll, my name is Antonio 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. As you may already know, our Community Org is changing. From now on our team will focus even more on building closer relationships with the communities, admins, and users.
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.
I will be here together to Idekmandy -Wiki Manager- for anything you need.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to hear back from you soon! :)
Hey! Just in case you don't know, I'm excited to inform you that Fandom now has an official Discord server for Fandom and Gamepedia editors! If you're interested in joining, you can learn more about it in this blog post. Ultimately, the server allows for better communication with staff and fellow editors, and I will be easily accessible there if you ever need any help. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
Hey there! My name is Mandy, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager assigned to the His Dark Materials Wiki. No worries, I am not here to take over. My job is to help the community and serve as a liaison between contributors and full-time Fandom staff. I will be your primary point of contact should any assistance be needed, so if you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., don't hesitate to leave a message on my wall and I will do my best to help. If I am unable to solve your issue, I will be able to get in contact with a staff member that can. I will also be getting in contact with the rest of the active admins in this community to introduce myself and inform them of my position. In the meantime, please let me know if there's anything I can do for you or if you have any further questions regarding my role, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Looking forward to working with you in the future!
Additionally, I am happy to inform you that Fandom will be upgrading to a more modern version of MediaWiki, the platform that powers your wiki. You can read more about it in this blog post.
The wiki has just reached 1000 pages! Can I just take this moment to thank you for all the effort you've made over the past 8 years - keeping an eye out for new users, keeping spelling in order, contributing to the wiki in general amongst other admin-y stuff - on behalf of all of the wiki's editors and readers!
Your work is really appreciated - thanks so much for being on the wiki for so long!
Would we be able to move the discussions over to the new discussions feature? You'll get notified when something comes through, it would make discussions through the whole community much easier! (I'll put this on the other admin pages)