History of WikiFur

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This article covers the history of WikiFur and related projects.

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[edit] 2005

It should come as no surprise, but in case you were wondering: "yes". Yes, there is a Wiki for furries. Don't spam it up, if only out of respect for the wikipedia ideal.

As a result, a mass of users hit the WikiFur servers. At the peak one edit was made every 45 seconds.

At first we thought it was just an extension of the previous trolling, but as I tried to record the IPs and figure out some sort of pattern, I saw they were all over the place. Our next thought was proxies, but even then, there were just too many edits. Finally a vandal posted the URL while making an edit, and so we found out exactly what happened. Then we got chosen as Awful Link of the Day . . .
I drafted several sysops from those trying to revert the edits, and we slowly beat back the tide. By about 14:00 EDT we had a reasonable handle on things, although edits were still coming thick and fast. Ironically, it probably helped us far more than it hurt, considering how many users it brought into the site, but it was hectic at the time! --GreenReaper(talk)
  • August 20, 2005: Within the first week of openly promoting WikiFur, it had grown 32 times over, and there were over 1600 pages and 646 full articles on the site. Statistically, there was a new edit every 2 minutes, and a new page added every 20 minutes.
  • August 21, 2005: A WikiFur article was created on Wikipedia by an anonymous user, and almost immediately submitted to Votes for Deletion on grounds of non-notability. Nobody actually at WikiFur heard about this until later in the week. The majority of votes (including those by WikiFur admins) were for delete, due to unproven notability.
  • August 23, 2005: Passed 750 article pages.
  • August 25, 2005: Passed 850 article pages and 10000 edits.
  • August 28, 2005: Passed 1000 articles pages in the early hours of the morning, minor celebrations are held.
  • October 30, 2005: The main page and Community Central were redesigned (and the latter renamed) to celebrate the creation of WikiFur's 2000th article page.
  • November 18-20, 2005: WikiFur was promoted at Midwest FurFest 2005, using a leaflet written and distributed by GreenReaper, and printed with tweaks by Duncan da Husky
  • December 1, 2005: WikiFur pipped Wookieepedia to becoming December's featured wikicity.[1]
  • December 13, 2005: WikiFur passed 2400 articles.
  • December 30, 2005: The 2500th article page begun.

[edit] 2006

[edit] 2007

[edit] 2008

[edit] 2009

[edit] 2010

  • January 11, 2010: Flayrah acquired by GreenReaper, retooled as offsite replacement for WikiFur News; non-WikiFur-specific news from WikiFur News is merged into Flayrah archive.
  • February 12, 2010: Dutch edition is founded by Kashidom.
  • February 25, 2010: Estonian edition is founded by ValkaTR.
  • March 14, 2010: The Russian WikiFur reaches 1000 articles.
  • August 2010: The Czech edition reaches 100 articles.

[edit] 2011

  • February 2011: Russian edition reaches 2000 articles, doubling in article count from March 2010.
  • April 18, 2011: The Fursuit Wiki is launched.
  • May 2011: Chinese edition reaches 100 articles, having experienced rapid growth in article count in the prior month.
  • June 15, 2011: Korean edition is founded by Authen.
  • July 2011: Spanish edition reaches 500 articles; Portuguese edition reaches 100 articles.
  • September 11, 2011: Esperanto edition is founded by KuboF.

[edit] 2012

  • April 3, 2012: 15,000 English articles reached.

[edit] References

  1. From the Star Wars talk page:
    Maybe we can try to vote for Wookieepedia to make it the next month's featured Wikicity? [vote link] Sikon[Talk] 18:15, 5 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • Almost there... Just a few more votes to beat WikiFur, pleease! -Sikon [Talk] 15:20, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
      • If you only knew the power of the furry side . . . why not join us, and we can rule together as WookieFur!--GreenReaper 09:40, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
        • Nnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!--Azizlight 09:41, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
        • We...we actually lost? To furries?! God help us. *echos Azizlight*--MarcK [talk] 05:48, 2 Dec 2005 (UTC)
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