Introducing the announcement feature
FANDOM has recently released a new feature that I am sure will benefit this community, as well as many others, greatly – Announcements. This new feature allows administrators, assistants, and Discussions moderators to highlight a Discussions post using FANDOM's new notification system, meaning it will be delivered to all active users on the wiki, even mobile users. Thus, we will finally bridge the gap between the wiki and its Discussions.
However, there’s more: Announcements isn’t just for Discussions. In fact, I've made the wiki's first announcement direct users to a forum thread (this one) to make this point abundantly clear. Local staff members can use the feature to announce any URL on FANDOM; a forum, blog, or Discussions post; or even an article. However, there are some differences between announcements and the wiki's current "highlight" tool.
Firstly, while highlighting a post shares it with every logged-in user on the wiki, no matter where on the FANDOM platform they are! Announcements are only shown to users who have made an action (edit, upvote, or post) in the past 90 days. This ensures that users who stumble across the wiki but are not active community members will not be bothered by any announcements we make. Note that if a user makes their first action after an announcement is made, they still won't see that announcement, even if it has not expired yet.
One thing to remember though is that we can only have one announcement active at a time, and by default an announcement will last for 30 days. Fortunately, if we plan on making announcements more often than that (e.g. proposals, mythology, even off-topic discussion), we can manually expire an announcement before 30 days have passed and just create a new one.
I hope you all enjoy this feature just as much as I am. Read more here