Fandom Wiki Rules and Blocking policy updates

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Hey guys!

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.

What changed?

  • 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 or another wiki role. We added some guidelines to help wikis decide how users can gain certain roles.
  • Wording was updated in a few sections to clarify vagueness.

These new changes go into effect on April 4th.

Got questions?

If you have questions, you're in luck! There is an Ask Me Anything on this in the Fandom Discord server TODAY (March 25th) at 3pm UTC.

Also feel free to comment on this blog, leave me a message on my wall/Discord, or post a comment on the staff blog itself as well.


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