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The Wiki Progress Bar is a tool for founders and admins that leads them through the first days and weeks of creating a wiki. There are specific tasks that give users the steps they need to get their wiki off the ground. When all 30 tasks are completed, the percentage indicator moves to 100%.

How it works

Wiki Progress Bar
The feature in action, with no tasks completed.
  • Anyone on the wiki can complete a task - it doesn't necessarily have to be the founder or an admin.
  • Once tasks are done the task goes grey.
  • As each task is completed the progress wheel moves up; 3%, 5%, 15%, etc.
  • Tasks can be skipped.
  • If tasks are skipped, they then move into the skipped tasks area.
  • If the founder or an admin feels like certain tasks are not appropriate for their wiki, they can skip them permanently. These will go into skipped tasks.
  • Bonus tasks opens only when skipped tasks remain.
  • Bonus tasks can be completed in lieu of skipped tasks & the progress wheel will still move to 100%.
  • Once at 100% a congratulation message/flag goes live, and anyone with access to the dashboard sees it.

Things to keep in mind

  • The congratulation message is collapsible, but the percentage indicator can never be dismissed.
  • Tasks are not editable.
  • The feature cannot be removed from any wiki by a local admin, but any admin can request to Wikia Staff that the feature be removed from a specific wiki.
  • This feature has been enabled on all wikis created on and after 20 July 2011, as well as wikis created before 20 July 2011 with less than 250 edits.

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