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Every Wikia has a mailing list. See the list info page for a list and options to subscribe. There is also a mailing list for Wikia as a whole, which all users are encouraged to join. This list can be used for making project-wide announcements, or for asking for help on a wiki problem from the Wikia community.

All mailing lists are publicly readable, but you need to subscribe to be able to post to the lists. Posts from non-subscribers may be delayed or accidentally discarded, as they need to be approved by a list administrator to prevent spam.

Archives of posts to any list can be found at http://www.wikia.com/pipermail/*-l/
Information on any list can be found at http://www.wikia.com/mailman/listinfo/*-l
*Replace the asterisk with the name of the wiki (as shown in the address bar above, between the "//" and the first dot).

Alternative means of communication include user talk pages, and the Wikia IRC channel.

Mailing list adminsEdit

The default mailing list administrator is the person who requested the wiki. Their primary responsibility is helping people get subscribed to, or unsubscribed from, the list (as not everyone is comfortable with the tricky web interface). Note that subscription applications must be distinguished from spam, which should be deleted. DO NOT send spammers any messages, like "You need to subscribe", because this will increase the amount of spam you receive.

Other tasks include:

  1. cross-posting messages that pertain to other lists;
  2. gently suggesting that contributors keep on topic and/or avoid flaming each other.

List admins can change specific options on their mailing list and edit the moderation queue. The admin interface is reachable by using the link http://lists.wikia.com/mailman/admin/*-l where * is the name of the wiki. Not all changes are permitted. You cannot, for example, prevent the lists being publicly readable.

See Mailing list administration on Meta.wikimedia for more details.

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