Hi all! Hope you're all well - a couple of quick updates from me this July. Diving in!
Admin Plus is a course designed to teach admins the fundamentals of building and maintaining a wiki community on Fandom. It covers three core areas:
- Technical Foundations
- Content Development
- Community Building
Any users can watch the videos to learn how to contribute to their wikis, but please be aware that Fandom awards badges of completion only to admins who:
- Have served in an admin role for at least 90 days
- Manage wikis that have 100 pages or more
This was brought in due to feedback from wiki admins who wanted to know more about what being an admin entails. Admins have also been putting their adminship status on their resume or CV. With Admin Plus, working wi…
Fandom recently announced that Interactive Maps are live on the platform. As a recap, Interactive Maps is a feature available on Fandom where communities can design their own customized maps. You can place pins on an image that will lead to wiki articles when clicked on!
Interactive Maps are available to all communities, accessible from the the "Explore" menu on the local navigation, or by visiting Special:AllMaps directly in the URL. Map creation and editing is currently limited to those with the user right editinteractivemap, which is automatically given to administrators and Fandom Staff.
If you're excited about this feature and would like to start playing around with one, reach out to an active admin to receive the necessary rights.…
Recently, Fandom staff posted updates to the Fandom Wiki Rules and Blocking Policy. As a reminder, this is a global policy to aid the wellbeing of communities that all wikis have been following since 2021. These new changes go into effect on April 4th.
- An added section outlining what it means to be a good admin. Some tips include being open to users asking for advice, not acting as if you are the “owner” of the wiki, assuming good faith etc
- The “Need ideas for rules?” section was moved to its own page and added more example rules to be used if needed.
- An added section requiring a pathway to adminship. This is a system your community can set up to allow for long-time users who care about the wiki and community to eventually become admins…
Hello everyone! We are days away from seeing our new characters Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdottir, and Harald Sigurdsson in the brand new Vikings spin-off called Vikings: Valhalla.
I would like to encourage everybody on this site that if you are going to make or edit a page related to the new show to please add a spoiler tag on it. We know that Netflix is going to release every episode for Season 1 of Vikings: Valhalla and not everyone will have time to watch everything when it releases. I will lock down the pages and add a draft page so that people can edit their works on it. If you are going to make a page, I would encourage all of you to add a tag labeled as MAJOR SPOILERS to it so that newcomers or old fans are notified before reading …
Hey again folks!
Fandom is holding another edition of The Downstream on Friday, September 10 at 11am EST.
This 2-hour event is held on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/Fandom and is a bit like a mini Community Connect 4 times a year. Fandom staff brief viewers on what is happening on Fandom, with the latest news and updates.
In this edition, guests include:
- Joey Merkel, Director of Social Strategy & Operations, who will be presenting on how Fandom approaches social media and answering questions about how admins can manage social media accounts for their wikis.
- Maggie Owens, Sr. Analyst - Site Analytics, who will be explaining how Fandom tracks traffic trends on the platform and connects them to external events, like how the Spider-Man trailer caused cert…
FandomDesktop is available for users to opt-in and test NOW!
To access the new skin, you need to do the following:
- Go to Special:Preferences
- Click "Appearance"
- Click "FandomDesktop"
- Click any FandomDesktop preferences you want such as light/dark mode, content width, and right rail
- Click "Save"!
There you go, you're on the new skin! Now not all wikis will have theming set up and templates may look different. To help with this, there is a Preparation Guide to help admins prepare their wikis. Admins - if you have any issues - please do contact me via my wall or on Discord at Spongebob456#7402. You can test out the new Theme Designer and if you feel your wiki is ready to be fully migrated to FandomDesktop, there is a button to mark it as such in…
Today Fandom hosted The Downstream where they offered news extended from coverage from Community Connect.
This included news on:
- The FandomDesktop (UCX) design
- An appearance by a representative at Fanatical
- An appearance by a representative for branding at Fandom
- SEO and UCX
- Trust and Safety
Here is a link to where you can watch the video!
Feel free to comment below with thoughts, questions, and comments! :) --Spongebob456 talk 18:23, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
In 2021, Fandom is releasing a new, redesigned skin called FandomDesktop. We have been reaching out in order to help communities prepare for the change, but also so they can offer feedback.
I have more to show you, this time about Navigation for desktop users on the new skin. We have new looks at Search, Profile submenu, and Notifications. There is also insight into why the local navigation decision was made.
Feel free to check them out!
What do you think of these? What do you like/dislike? Would you change anything? Please comment below and the more feedback we receive, the more areas we can give extra attention to. Thanks! --Spongebob456 talk
Fandom posted a preview of the new Fandom desktop experience, called FandomDesktop.
The blog outlines some areas which are seeing significant changes such as:
- Native support for Light and Dark mode
- Flexible content area width
- Collapsible right rail
- Redesigned editor toolbar
- And more!
We really want your feedback, both good and bad, so please feel free to fire away! If we know of your concerns beforehand, we can pass that on so those areas can receive extra attention, to help the transition go as smooth as possible.
What do you think of FandomDesktop? Do you have any concerns/highlights? How do you feel it will impact the community?
Comment below! :) --Spongebob456 talk 14:32, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Who's our new King of this Wiki
- 3 Discord
- 4 Vikings: Valhalla (Spin-Off Series)
- 5 Vikings Season 6 Part II
- 6 Any Questions?
Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday with their
families. I wanted to bring this attention to everyone about the
future of the wiki. For all of you who do not know who I am, my
name is Ish Decksteel, and I was granted the position of Admin and
Bureaucrat of the Wiki by our Founder Rwita64. I wanted to speak
with all of you to discuss the future of our Vikings Wiki.
As King Olaf the Stout said in Season 6 Part I, it's time to elect a King. I would like to give thank Rwita64 for placing her trust in me to oversee our Wiki and maintaining it. Since she has no interest in maintaining the wiki, she and I…
Vikings Star Amy Bailey talks about how she got the role on Vikings and what is was like when she first went on set because everyone but her knew Kwenthrith's storyline, why her character was killed and she left Vikings, what Queen Kwenthrith taught her about psychology and women, why there was a sex scene between her and Ragnar cut out, and why she loved working with Linus so much. Between King Ragnar, King Egbert and King Aethelwulf, which king would she kill, marry and sleep with?
I finally did the calculations because everyone was confused on how old the characters of Vikings were. These are the correct ages.
Ragnar (born in 763 AD) Age 31 (season 1 started in 793 AD)
Lagertha (born in 763 AD) Age 31 (season 1 started in 793 AD)
Rollo (born in 762 AD) Age 32 (season 1 started in 793 AD)
Aslaug (born in 772 AD) Age 21 (season 1 started in 793 AD)
Bjorn (born in 781 AD) Age 12 (season 1 started in 793 AD)
Ragnar Age 35 (season 2 started in 797 AD; four year time jump)
Lagertha Age 35 (season 2 started in 797 AD; four year time jump)
Rollo Age 36 (season 2 started in 797 AD; four year time jump)
Aslaug Age 25 (season 2 started in 797 AD; four year time jump)
Bjorn Age 16 (season 2 started in 797 AD; four year time jump)
Hey, I'd appreciate if you could check this out and maybe leave a comment real quick. Wish u all a great day!
Astrid was wearing a string, when she and king Harald, were chasing each other in the woods. Season 5 🙄😁😀
I have been defending Freydis' article from some fool who has been hating on the character and her actress. This had been going on for a few days now and would like to request a staff member to put an end to it either by banning their IP address or protecting the article so only staff members can edit it.
The story of Carlin Drustan MacAndrew, an Exiled Scottish prince who was driven out of his country and then he went far to the east before he became a Black knight, thrust into the politics of East Frankia, at the same time when Paris was invaded by the hordes of Vikings.
With new staff the Vikings Wiki will be growing and impoving
One of the things that can largely improve this wiki is to expand the current scope of the Events category, as it is a great way of keeping track of what actually happened inside this Universe.
The current events that have already been collected into articles, and some of the events that still need to be expanded. Feel free to use the comments section in order to propose the events that would need its own article.
Wikia is LIVE at San Diego Comic Con, but for those of you at home, here is the video that was shown at the Vikings panel, which includes never-before-seen footage from Season Four! Creator Michael Hirst and cast members Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) returned to SDCC fresh from the season 4 set to share with fans what the Gods have in store us.
Don't forget to follow Wikia's LIVE Comic Con coverage for the latest updates and exclusives straight from the convention floor!
Vikings and shield maidens are roaming the streets of San
Diego Comic Con!
Take a pic and hashtag it with #VikingsS3 and #wikiascavengerhunt to get 500 Wikia Scavenger Hunt bonus points!
For those of you at home, don't forget to follow Wikia's LIVE Comic Con coverage for the latest updates and exclusives straight from the convention floor!
Astrid is a young maiden, that finally have found her purpose in life. Healing and helping out those in need.
Hello I have a question..
Vikings season 3 is coming soon an in my country we dont have on the TV Vikings
so my question is if you all can give some sites then I will can watch online the season 3 when is will comes out?
English language is good but with English subtitles its better for me
I will hope you will answer.. Thanks a lot!
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“Vikings” Season 2 Blu-ray Special Features:
- BD Exclusive - 10 Unrated episodes that include extended and alternate scenes
- BD Exclusive - The Viking Sagas – An Interactive Archival Exploration of the Viking Sagas. Use the BD remote to select an icon within the Sagas to hear a detailed deconstruction told by Viking historians.
- A Warrior Society: Rites of Passage - Viking Historians unravel more fascinating mysteries of the Viking culture delving deeper into their rich history revealing the real world practices of the Viking people. Topics for exploration include: Viking Birthing Rituals, the significance of a young man receiving an armring, and the preparation undertaken before a young man or shieldmaiden’s first battle.
- My Family, My Enemy - C…
I've just read that The Viking Age book series, the Saxon Stories, written by Bernard Cornwell, who also created the Sharpe series and the Warlord Chronicles, is going to be adapted into a TV series by the BBC and mau be released sometime in 2015. Carnivale Films will be responsible for the production of the series, with Stephen Butchard (Good Cop, House of Saddam) as the scriptwriter.
I've been a fan of Cornwell's work since high school. What's more, we'll have another series with fricking Vikings!
While I'm pretty certain that Jarl Borg's not long for the Viking world, probably ending up getting "blood eagled," I for one would like to see his character last longer than he likely will. Borg is cooler than the other side of the pillow! He's also got probably the most impressive facial hair on the show. He's a sneaky opportunist, but a bold plotter and warrior who makes the show that more interesting! I'm looking to see why he's carrying on conversations with his first wife's skull!
The first season of Vikings makes its debut on Blu-ray and DVD today (10/15) from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. We've got an exclusive clip from one of the extras featured on the disc – it's a featurette called "A Warrior Society."
Check out the clip below...
And here's a look at the box art...
Guys! Our favorite Viking heroes graced WonderCon with their beautiful presence last Saturday, March 30. Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, and George Blagden were there, together with History channel's executive vice president of development and programming, Dirk Hoogstra. The possibilities for further seasons was also asked, but unfortunately, Dirk did not give a direct answer. BUT things are looking pretty hopeful!
See the videos in parts below, uploaded to YouTube by user "lauraz77".