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Hello,

I wanted to give you a heads-up about a new sidebar unit we are experimenting with on Wikia. We've been looking again at our Answers websites, and have just redesigned them to have a similar look to other wikis, and to make it easier to match the theme to a similar regular wiki.

Next we would like to point people toward a wiki’s corresponding answers site via a box on the right hand rail of the wiki, similar to the Recent Activity box.

This box is a bit like the the Answers widget we introduced last year, but is simpler and just shows a list of questions recently asked or answered on the corresponding answers site, much like one would expect to see on “Wiki Activity” if one were actually on the answers site. For this test, the box would only show to logged-out users.

We've chosen wikis with plenty of activity and an Answers wiki on the same subject - ut if we've chosen the wrong Answers Wiki to link to please let us know. If you are logged out, and see the “Recent Questions” box, feel free to give us your feedback! --daNASCAT WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 18:56, May 4, 2011 (UTC)

I just logged out to test this, but couldn't find anything. Please let me know if it has been activated or, if checking for usage of a "correct" Answers Wiki is the main task, just link to it here. That aside, I wonder if this really is a useful feature for this Wiki. We already have a good deal of information, and even a Reference Desk to ask for more. It seems as if that new feature will just draw visitors away from a working site to a nonworking one. -- Cid Highwind 22:25, May 4, 2011 (UTC)

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