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Wikia, later known as Fandom, is a wiki hosting service founded in late 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley. It is notable for hosting many fanwikis, such as WoWWiki and Wookieepedia. However, many wikis have left the site due to discontent over policies such as advertising and the (at the time) new "Oasis" skin, implemented against the majority of the community's will.
- Ad Nauseam: A long string of forced reskins, which crowd out content to make room for more paid display advertising and more advertising for other Wikia projects. Unwanted Internet Ads for Real Money Trade (such as "buy gold", if placed against Guild Wars or World of Warcraft content as an invitation to cheat at these games) has been an issue in the past.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: These folks used to be fine with the Furry Fandom and others, back when they were still small and needed the traffic..
- Author Existence Failure: Can Wikia really exist when they're out of users?
- Awesome Personnel Carrier[context?] 
- Big Brother Is Watching: According to Terms of Service; Didn't Read, Wikia "may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users."
- Broken Base: There's a long list of communities which have voluntarily left. In most cases, Wikia leaves the old project open as a direct competitor, permanently fracturing the community.
- Content Warnings: Especially the spoiler warnings.
- Deal with the Devil:
- Wikia's sneaky fine print. One of the many disclaimers on Memory Alpha's main page says "Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted." but the clickable link points not to the original "CC NonCommercial-Attribution" licence but to a fandom.com page in which Wikia contracts themselves out of the "non-commercial" terms of the Creative Commons licence.
- The backroom deals in which Wikia secretly induces one individual who controls a domain name to sell it out from under an existing independent community. In the usual pattern, this individual (usually one of the founders) secretly agrees to delete data, agrees not to speak out publicly and agrees not to relaunch a competing wiki.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: Admins.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Wikia retaliates in various subtle ways against communities who try to leave, but they're utter angels compared to Internet Brands, who sued their own users for trying to leave Wikitravel for Wikivoyage in 2012.
- Everyone Is Gay: Depending on the Wikia's topic... for example, in the Winx Wiki, the majority of the population are girls.
- Fair Use: Stretched pretty much to its limits or beyond. Most of the wikis are commentary on well-known copyrighted entertainment franchises, which use large numbers of images from the original work.
- Grammar Nazi: Yes.[context?]
- Hot Linked: Particularly with deleted images
- Inn of No Return: A group of wikis, including WoWpedia, left Wikia for a competitor (Gamepedia, which ended up part of Curse Media) – largely due to intrusive advertising. Wikia then bought Curse Media, so ultimately "they check in, but they don't check out".
- Insistent Terminology: Wikis hosted on Wikia are not wikis, they are wikias.
- Law of Wiki Expansion[context?]
- Moral Guardians: Ongoing staff censorship of content within individual projects, plus a long list of wikis shut down outright lest their content offend Wikia's advertisers. Aggravated by Wikia's use of SEO and duplicate content penalties to prevent the affected communities from leaving and their blocking users for pointing out that the community has moved elsewhere.
- Post Count: The editcount.
- Reading Your Rights: Admins and Bureaucrats.
- Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement[context?]
- Screwed by the Network:
- Stillborn Franchise: Wikia Search.
- Someday This Will Come in Handy: Has been known to cause attempts to invoke this trope.[context?]
- The Wiki Rule: Wikia is one of the major reasons this Trope exists.[context?]
- Vitalizing Edit[context?]
- Walkthrough Mode: Especially in gaming wikis.
- Fandom Will Ruin Your Life: Of course, the same can be said for other wiki hosts (such as Shoutwiki or Miraheze).[context?]
- Wiki Magic[context?]
- Wiki Curator[context?]
- Wiki Vandal[context?]
- MOD: Whoever added this really needs to explain it. I can't figure out how a list of motor vehicles apples to a website.