Forum:FANDOM Acquires Gamepedia

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ZeroTigress [Lorekeeper] 05:39, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
So... just last month on December 12th, Gamepedia notified all wiki admins of a very important change.

"We are excited to announce that Curse Media is joining forces with Fandom!

For years, Fandom and Curse Media have shared a common mission - to provide online tools, resources, and forums for communities in the entertainment and gaming spaces. By joining forces and combining knowledge, we are able to expand our resources and provide better support to our communities.

Our teams are being purposeful and thorough in making decisions on how Fandom and Gamepedia in particular will align in the coming months. Because of this, there will be no immediate impact to your user experience on either site. We ask for your patience as we evaluate our combined strengths and determine how to best leverage them to empower passionate communities worldwide. Our commitment to you is that our users are our first priority in every decision we will be making, and that your voices will be heard throughout this process!

This is an exciting time for the future of both Fandom and Curse/Gamepedia. We hope you’re just as enthusiastic as we are to see how this new relationship evolves over the first few months of 2019. As we know more, updates will be provided to the communities. Our team will be available on Slack to answer questions as best we can!"

Source: Gamepedia Slack

Obviously, this is not a welcomed announcement, given how I've decided to put all my efforts into the Gamepedia branch of the Ragnarök Wiki. Although the Gamepedia staff has promised that they will do their best to address each wiki on a case-by-case basis, I'm still apprehensive of what FANDOM/Wikia will force Gamepedia to do, despite having replaced a chunk of their staff with Gamepedia staff.

Best case scenario, they'll delete the Ragnarök Wiki on Wikia and have the URL redirect to the Ragnarök Wiki here as the main site. We'll have to wait and see what happens, but for the time being, just keep editing as usual.

Resident Lorekeeper of Ragnarök