aka Kyle Harmon

  • I live in San Francisco, CA
  • I was born on November 21
  • I am usually thinking about Disneyland
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    The future of Central Wikia

    January 23, 2010 by KyleH

    Hi everyone,

    Last month, Sannse posted on the forum to ask what you thought the future of Central should look like. It's a subject that we've been thinking about a lot at Wikia because we don't believe the current system supports the community in the best way possible. Today, I'd like to share some plans for the future of Central.

    First of all, the current Central will be split in to two different sites: 1) a corporate site, with information such as Wikia's "About Us" page and Terms of Use, and 2) a community site, designed to help Wikia community members find each other and find help. The corporate site will be entirely new, live at and have a custom skin and homepage designed to show off "what's hot" on Wikia and make it easi…

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    Introducing: Magazine Creator

    October 30, 2009 by KyleH

    • Use the magazine creator widget on the left to access the MagCloud toolbar. Just browse the wiki and add any articles you'd like in your magazine by clicking the “add” button.
    • Rearrange your articles in the perfect order - Klingon weapons, favorite NASCAR drivers, best COD weapons or whatever you like!
    • Design a cover, either by using our easy cover generator or uploading an image of your own.
    • Then, publish your magazine directly to MagCloud. From there you can order as many copies as you like for you and your friends!

    Magazine Creator is live for most English-language wikis that use the Monaco skin. As always, if you have any thoughts / questions, please leave a comment below!

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    Lucene Search launching soon

    October 6, 2009 by KyleH

    Hi everyone,

    This Wednesday, we are tentatively planning to release a new search for Wikia called Lucene Search. This is the search engine that Wikipedia has been using for quite some time, and provides a number of significant advantages:

    • Short words are properly indexed (the old search ignored words with fewer than 4 letters).
    • Numbers are indexed.
    • "Common words" are indexed (words such as "from", "with", and "what" were previously ignored).
    • Search is no longer case sensitive.
    • Relevance should be dramatically improved--results are ranked by how the search terms are used within the page, number of incoming links to the page, and a number of other factors to provide the best possible results.
    • Results display the rendered text of the pages rather …
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    Hi everyone,

    Today we are making a small change to our privacy policy, and wanted to take a moment to explain the changes.

    Wikia, along with several of the ad networks that Wikia uses, uses cookies that are left on your computer to:

    1. Track how many times you have seen a given ad: Many advertisers specify that they only want you to see a given ad one or two times per 24 hours. Sometimes Wikia sets similar restrictions to improve user experience as well.
    2. Provide better-targeted ads: Some advertisers collect anonymous data to provide you with ads that might be more relevant to your interests. For example, I recently did a search on Google for "toshiba battery", and now I'm seeing more Google ads on Wikia for

    Neither Wikia nor any of it…

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    September 17, 2009 by KyleH

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