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September 10, 2023

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Stub September starts Monday 11 September, and it’s time to go on a dinosaur-themed adventure!! From September 11th - 24th, you can expand short articles on Fanlore to earn badges that have dinosaurs, puns, and a hidden color scheme!

Learn more about how to participate in our Stub September guide! If this is your first time editing Fanlore, you can also check out our New Visitor Portal and tutorial pages to learn how to get started. And if you’d like to mingle with the other guests before, during, and after the event, feel free to join our Discord server, where you can chat with other Fanlore folks and ask any questions you may have!

We hope you adventure with us, and happy editing!

July 19, 2023

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Join our Fandom in Color editing chat!

As part of Fanlore's Fandom in Color themed month, we're holding an editing chat over on our Discord this Sunday, 23rd July from 17:00-19:00 UTC! (What time is that for me?)

What is an "editing chat"? It’s a real-time chat over text where everyone works on doing some Fanlore editing, usually themed around pages of a certain topic. There's no requirement to have edited Fanlore before, as we're happy to show you the ropes! We'll also have a list of suggested pages for anyone who isn't sure what to edit.

The focus will be creating and adding to pages related to fans and fandom of color – characters, communities, events, activism, meta essays, and much more. If you're passionate about expanding Fanlore’s coverage of this extremely important area – so are we! We'd love you to come along and take part. All participants will also earn a cool badge to post to their Fanlore user page!

Use this link to join our Discord server, and we'll see you there for the chat!

May 29, 2023

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Fanlore Bingo is back from 5-18 June!

Returning for its fifth year is Fanlore's annual Bingo Challenge!

Join us from June 5th-June 18th to complete your Bingo cards. There are two cards: one for beginners and one for more advanced editors (or you can complete both for a total blackout!). Complete the challenge by getting a bingo, blackout, or total blackout to win appetizing badges!

To join the fun, all you need is a Fanlore account. If you haven't already, come create an account and check out the Help page to learn more!

April 22, 2023

Non-English-Language Content: Learn How Non-English-Language Fan Communities Enrich Fanlore!

Fanlore aims to document fandoms, fanworks and fan communities regardless of the language they are in. This is why we are happy to announce our newest help page, Help:Non-English Language Content on Fanlore! Read it to learn:

  • Why we welcome and encourage non-native English-language speakers and members of international fan communities to contribute to Fanlore
  • How to quote and link to non-English-language sources
  • How to title a page with source media with a non-English-language name
  • Lots more!

For questions that are not answered here comment on the talk page with your questions or reach out to Fanlore by clicking contact.

Happy editing!

February 13, 2023

2023 IFD Fanlore Challenge starts today!

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In honour of International Fanworks Day 2023, we are bringing back our annual editing challenge, the IFD Fanlore Challenge, for the sixth year! Join us from Monday 13th February to Sunday 19th February, and earn cool badges for your User page by completing the editing task of the day!

Each day has two options: a regular editing task designed to be accessible to editors of any experience level, and a bonus task for more advanced editors. You can complete either (or both!) to earn a badge. Check out the Challenge Help page to learn more and find the list of editing tasks!

Join our Discord for discussion and questions about the editing tasks, and browse everything the Organization for Transformative Works is doing for #IFD2023!