Wikia has recently announced the introduction of "a new way to track the health and well-being of Wikia Communities — WAM! The Wikia Activity Monitor (WAM) gives a Wikia Community a score between 0 and 100, based on a variety of measurements, including page views, contributions, and level of user activity".
It's pretty neat. Of the 300,000+ wikis on Wikia, the top 5000 are listed at http://www.wikia.com/WAM. Today I went and had a look to see if I could find Sonic News Network.
Yeah. #50 out of 300,000.
Our score is 98.69 out of 100.
Yeah. That's awesome.
But we're slipping. We used to be #17.
But I think we can do better. Who's with me?Read more >
No, it's not a new fan character. Clyde the Thistle is the recently-unveiled mascot of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. And if you're wondering why I'm mentioning this on a Sonic blog, then just have a look at his shoes: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-09-20/clyde-the-thistle-unveiled-as-glasgow-commonwealth-games-mascot/
Look familiar?Read more >
For a while we've been host to a button on the Main Page of our wiki advertising the Video Game Olympics currently being arranged by our affiliate, Wikia Gamia. Well, there's great news: Sonic and Tails have both won gold medals, in the 100-meter dash and the long jump respectively, and the wins were pretty comprehensive both times!
There's only one more event with a Sonic character, and that's Sonic (again) competing in the Decathlon! The winner of this event is the Olympic Champion, the world's best athlete, and Sonic is currently in second place. But the event closes today, so everyone go and vote for the fastest thing alive!
UPDATE: Well, the Decathlon has now finished (making it the only event so far that's ended on time), and Sonic won…Read more >
You may have noticed that we've got a ton of new articles about the characters from Sonic Unleashed, and this is all thanks to Ultrasonic9000, who has made all of the pages that have gone up pretty much single-handedly. Can we give him a round of applause? He definitely totally deserves it!
Something you probably haven't noticed is that he has put all the notes he has compiled about the Sonic Unleashed characters on his user page, at User:Ultrasonic9000#Sonic_Unleashed_Characters. If anyone fancies helping him out with his mammoth task, maybe drop a line on his talk page or just use his notes and try to make a SU character page for yourself!
UPDATE 8 AUGUST 2012: He's done it! Ultrasonic9000 has actually made character pages for every single Son…Read more >
It's been increasingly clear lately that our process for proposing changes or improvements to the site is not very clear. People can use article talk pages to discuss changes to individual articles, but not to the site as a whole. To hopefully fix this, I've set up a central place where anyone can propose and discuss any changes they want to make to the whole of Sonic News Network. It's at Forum:Site discussions.
The very first discussion is Forum:Not feeding the trolls, and hopefully many more discussions will follow soon. Just one way of bringing SNN back to its contributors.Read more >