Wookieepedia: The Star Wars Wiki is an online encyclopedia for information on the Star Wars fictional universe [1] -including information is all the movies, as well as The Clone Wars , The Clone Wars and Its introductory movie , Rebels , the Star Wars expanded universe , And any upcoming Star Wars material. It is a Specialized wiki created to be an extensive encyclopedia of the Star Wars universe With Some products reaching up to 60,000 words, [2] and is written Almost Entirely from an in-universe perspective. The name Wookieepedia is a portmanteau of Wookiee and encyclopedia , a pun on the name of Wikipedia . The logo, too, is a visual pun showing the incomplete second Death Star as Opposed to Wikipedia’s incomplete ‘ jigsaw logo “.

It is a fan-built version of the Holocron , a database maintained by Lucasfilm [3] to track everything in the Star Wars universe and ensure continuity within it. [4]

History

Wookieepedia was conceived by Steven Greenwood and created at the request of hosting Wikia site by Chad Barbry. [2] [5] Barbry also conceived the name “Wookiepedia”, which was later respelled with an extra ‘e’. On March 4, 2005, Wookieepedia was launched at Wikia .

Wookieepedia is the most-visited wiki hosted by Wikia as of April 2005 . On November 28, 2005, Wookieepedia was selected as the Sci Fi Channel’s “Sci Fi Site of the Week.” [6] In January 2006, the site was featured as the Wikia of the Month.

As of July 2017 , the English language version of the wiki contains over 136,000 articles, [7] making it the sixth-largest [8] Wikia in terms of article count, ahead of other wikis such as Memory Alpha and WoWWiki . Wikia hosts Star Wars wikis in many other languages, and Wookieepedia also coordinates its efforts with the German language wiki called Jedipedia.net and the Polish language Biblioteka Ossus.

A 2014 April Fools’ joke was posted on the site involving alien breasts . [9]

Reception

Fans have criticized the administrators and how the content is circulated. Some Even-have gone so far as to say it is a Rather “Alienating” wiki Given icts appeal being white centered one hand only Star Wars fans if nothing more. [9] Criticism HAS aussi beens directed Reviews towards the choosing of bureaucrats as well as the growing amount of hostility and immaturity In Their forums. [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] In April 2014, drew wookieepedia Some controversy dans le Star Wars fan community for posting a satirical item is in-universe breasts have icts April Fools feature article. Critics regarded the article as misogynistic and in bad taste. [15] Some fans who haven ‘ T cared for Wookiepedia have even defected to the Star Wars Uncyclopedia equivalent Darthipedia as well. [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21]

References

  1. Jump up^ Bjortomt, Olav (2007-08-18). “The arts online” . London: The Times . Retrieved 2008-05-22 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Thomas J. McLean. “Wookieepedia tracks ‘Star Wars'” . Variety .
  3. Jump up^ Rose, Frank (2011). The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories . WW Norton & Company. ISBN  9780393080797 .
  4. Jump up^ Baker, Chris (18 August 2008). “Meet Leland Chee, the Star Wars Franchise Continuity Cop” . Wired . Retrieved 2013-03-09 .
  5. Jump up^ Wookieepedia – Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki
  6. Jump up^ “Sci-Fi Site of the Week” . Sci-Fi.com. 2005-11-28.
  7. Jump up^ “Statistics” . Wookieepedia . Wikia . Retrieved December 7, 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ “Big wikis” . Wikia Community Central . Wikia . December 3, 2014 . Retrieved December 7, 2014 .
  9. ^ Jump up to:b “Fear and Loathing on the wookieepedia” . Eleven-ThirtyEight .
  10. Jump up^ “Bed – Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki” . Jedi Council Forums .
  11. Jump up^ “What was the Mandalorians up to the Galactic Civil War ?: StarWarsEU” . Reddit .
  12. Jump up^ “Master Raddekh’s E-Wing over the Eocho Mountains.” . Deviantart.com .
  13. Jump up^ “Forum: Finding alternative hosting” . Wookieepedia .
  14. Jump up^ [1] [ dead link ]
  15. Jump up^ “Why the Wookieepedia article on breasts is a big deal” . Club Jade .
  16. Jump up^ “darthipedia.com on reddit.com” . Reddit .
  17. Jump up^ “Wookiee” QDB :: Quotes ” . Zervonn.net .
  18. Jump up^ “WTF happened to Wookieepedia – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Message Board for Xbox 360 – GameFAQs” . Gamefaqs.com .
  19. Jump up^ “A History and Science of April Fools Day” . Spore.com .
  20. Jump up^ “#wookieepedia” . Twitter.com .
  21. Jump up^ “What do the Storm Trooper armor serve? – The Trek BBS” . Trekbbs.com .

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