About the 'Adopt a Wiki' Project
Every month new communities are created by both users and staff. Both for the same purpose - to share a Fandom. When a user creates a new community, it's assumed that they plan to stay around to both grow the community and also to engage with users of the same interest. Sometimes interest wanes, or life happens and the communities are abandonded. Left to survive on their own, hoping that one day, someone will come along and adopt them.
When Fandom staff creates a new community it is generally to celebrate a new release of a game, or a tv show, or the latest movie or whatever it is we are excited about. We put a pretty bow on them and display them in hopes of attracting the right owner. Someone who will care for them and help them grow. Occasionally we find communities abandoned by someone else and we fix them up too. Especially if they have a release or launch of some sort coming up that directly relates to the community.
Ultimately the goal is to find new admins for these communities. It won't be quite as simple as handing you a puppy, but with a little work on your part, and some on ours, that adoption could happen before you know it! There is a process to adoption. You can find the details on our Adoptions page . We need admins who are willing to be active on their adopted communities. If you have questions on editing, being an admin or need help on a specific project, we are here for you. You can find help by searching our knowlegable articles on Community Central . Can't find the answer you want? Try the friendly group of users in Community Central Chat, or leave a message at Special:Contact. If you happen to see one of us lurking about on your community, don't be afraid to reach out on our message walls.