Wikia Spotlights are images that appear in the Around Wikia's Network box at the bottom of each Wikia page with links to other Wikia communities. The spotlights are created by Wikia staff, and run for a few weeks.
Although most of the spotlighted wikias are chosen by Wikia staff, Wikia users can also request a spotlight for any wikia by adding a request to the spotlights request page.
A spotlight is a great way to raise your wikia's visibility within the general Wikia community. You might request one to mark a major milestone, such as a new series on a tv show, or a new release of a game. Or maybe you just think it's time to show off all your hard work!
What are the Guidelines?
Any wikia can be spotlighted if it meets the basic "best practices". These include a minimum of 200 content pages, a good category structure to organize the content, a customized appearance and an informative main page page. You can read the full list here.
- If you are not an administrator for the wikia that you wish to spotlight, please discuss it with the local administrators first and provide a link to the conversation as part of your request. They will be responsible for handling any influx of new contributors and need to be ready and willing to do so.
- You can request up to two spotlights a year for your wikia; these can either be back to back or spread out by several months.
- If you wish to provide an image and/or tagline for your spotlight, please do so as part of your request. Note that we cannot guarantee they will be used, but usually they are.
- If you do not want to provide an image and/or tagline that is not a problem. Wikia staff will be happy to create the spotlight for you. In this case make sure to mention any special milestones as part of your request so we know what to highlight.
- International Spotlights should be requested through the international spotlights request page and the links found there.