Discuss is our wiki's social space.
It is a place where our community can discuss their wiki. It's a great place to get a quick overview of what is going on in the community, and it's available in web browsers (desktop and mobile) and in Fandom's mobile app. You can be find it by adding
/f directly after our domain name.
What Can You See in Discuss?
At the centre, you see a feed of current conversations on the wiki. You can also see a module that shows the articles on the wiki (which have most recently received significant edits). Articles that were redirected or just received minor edits do not appear in this module. Above the first post in the centre column, you can sort the feed either by what is new or what is popular, and filter posts by category.
To the left, an info module gives you a brief intro to the community, and shows you its number of overall pages and overall edits. The wiki description you see here can be edited by admins via the mobile main page curation tool. The Discussions guidelines are linked here, and the "Get Started" button at the bottom of the box links to the wiki's main page or to Community Page where it is enabled. On the right side, the "Explore the wiki" module shows you which articles are currently most popular on the wiki.
How to Participate
Any logged-in user can participate in Discuss.
You can start a new post by choosing one of the options at the top of the feed (if you are on desktop), or tapping the "plus"-icon icon in the corner of the screen (upper right in iOS, bottom right on Android) on mobile.
In the first step of creating your posts, you can add the content you want to share. You can format your text by using the options bold, italic, and
preformatted. You can create a numbered or bulleted list via the buttons in the toolbar, or by typing
1. plus space or
- plus space respectively before your first list item.
After hitting "next", you'll have the option to assign your post a category. On wikis where the admins have not created multiple categories, this step won't be necessary and the option will be hidden. Here, you can also add article tags to your post before publishing it.
Posts and replies can be edited by their author for the first 24 hours after they are created. Admins and Discussions moderators can edit anybody's post at any time.
In addition to regular text posts, you have the following additional options:
@-mentioning a user lets them know you want them to see your post.
You can trigger a notification for a specific user by typing
@ followed by their username in your post. This is useful when you want to make sure that specific person sees your post or reply. Once your post with their name is published, they will receive a notification, and -depending on their email preferences - an email informing them that they have been mentioned.
Adding a URL will pull up a preview of the link destination
Hyperlinking in Discuss can be added to highlighted text
To add a link to a post or reply, type or paste the full URL, even a link to an article page on the same Fandom community. A visual preview of the link destination will appear in the post. In apps, article links to the same community will open seamlessly within the app.
On web, you can also highlight text within your draft and an option to add a hyperlink will appear. Enter the URL to which you want your text to lead, or start typing to see article suggestions from the same wiki that you can select and turn into a link.
Finding and Following Discussions
The Discuss feed can be sorted by either 'Hot' or 'New'.
The 'Hot' list shows recent posts that are receiving replies and likes from users. The list can also be filtered to only show specific Discuss categories, using the category filter in the top right corner.
In your mobile browser and in apps, you can filter by category, and switch between 'Hot' and 'New', via the ('Filter') tool on the top menu bar. Use the Follow option in the dropdown menu by each post to subscribe to conversations that are interesting to you. You will be notified when new replies are added to a conversation you follow. When you create your own post or reply, you automatically start following that conversation, until you choose to "unfollow" in the dropdown menu.
Liking a post
Like or "upvote" a post or reply by clicking/tapping the Upvote icon.
This icon will change color once you've upvoted..
All users can receive on-site notifications and email notifications about certain events in Discuss, and app users can receive push and in-app notifications as well.
Users receive notifications when:
- A post they are following receives a reply. After a notification is sent for a specific post, additional notifications will not be sent for that post until 24 hours have passed, or until the user visits that post.
- A post or reply they created receives 5, 25 or 100 upvotes.
- Someone creates a post that @-mentions them by name.
When a user creates a post or replies to a post, they automatically begin following that post.
Settings for Discussions emails can be adjusted in user preferences.
If you encounter inappropriate content (such as spam or insults against another user), you can choose to report the post or reply via the 'Report' option on the 'More' menu. You will see an orange triangle and a "Reported to moderators" banner on any post or reply that you have reported. This is only visible to the user who made the report, and to Discuss moderators and administrators.
The Fandom app gives logged-in users the option to upload an avatar and write a bio for themselves. Avatars uploaded via apps represent that user everywhere else on Fandom. Profile content added via the app will also be visible on wiki profile pages, but is only editable via the app.
Administrators and Discussions Moderators have specific tools to keep Discuss friendly and appropriate.