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Independent Fallout Wiki
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Founded by: Kid Aces, and
Eckserah
Status: Vibrant
Language: English
Edit mode: LoginToEdit
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
Main topic: Fallout
Wiki size: 58,727 article pages see stats

(Page count as of: 2023-12-29)


The Independent Fallout Wiki is a wiki site dedicated to documenting all aspects of the Fallout series of video games. It opened on 31 December 2022.

History

This Independent Fallout Wiki site forked off the existing Nukapedia, when Fandom staff decided to temporarily ban two of the Nukapedia administrators without warning in April 2022, for reasons that many in the community considered unjust and unprecedented at the time. Soon after, multiple editors started to discuss leaving the platform. Several options were considered, including moving to another third-party host such as Miraheze; but ultimately, it was decided to go to fully independent hosting. On 7 April 2022, the Discord, then called 'Project Shmodex', was created. On 8 April 2022, the Independent Fallout Wiki was officially founded by Kid Aces and Eckserah. As an inside joke, the Discord was then renamed to 'Schmault-Tec'. On 9 April 2022, the Fallout.wiki domain was officially registered.[1]

Several users joined the newly founded Independent Fallout Wiki site out of solidarity. In the following months, to attain guidance and help, the wiki site began conversing with other independent wiki communities, such as the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance (NIWA), Halopedia, and the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. On 27 May 2022, the Mod space was introduced, designed to cater to modders and to allow Fallout modifications to have dedicated pages.[2] In early June, all content from Nukapedia was successfully forked and imported into Independent Fallout Wiki. On 27 October 2022, the Community space was created, allowing fanon content such as fan fiction, fan art, screenshots, artwork, PnP documents, and Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. pages.[3]

On 23 October 2022, Independent Fallout Wiki officially entered early access, opening registration to new users.[4] The wiki reached out to The Doom Wiki and Combine OverWiki to discuss wiki affiliations, which were officially completed that same month.[5][6] StrategyWiki, Halopedia, and the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages later followed suit in early November.[7][8] On 28 November 2022, the wiki site hosted its first mod, Vault 120.[9] On 1 December 2022, Independent Fallout Wiki was voted in as a member of the Gaming Wiki Network (GWN), as a result, becoming the largest member of GWN.[10] On 19 December 2022, JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia joined as an affiliate.[11] Independent Fallout Wiki officially opened on 31 December 2022.[12][13]

Also on 31 December, the wiki site introduced a featured fan art program dubbed 'Pickman's Gallery', as a reference to a character in Fallout 4.[14] On 16 February 2023, Independent Fallout Wiki was voted in as an affiliate of the Square Enix Independent Wiki Alliance (SEIWA).[15] On 28 February 2023, GECK Wiki officially joined as an affiliate to the wiki.[16] On 1 March 2023, the wiki Twitter account surpassed 1,000 followers.[17]

Independent Fallout Wiki prides itself in being independent, and has introduced many new policies and changes to aid in the removal of head-canon and common misinformation. The community is described as having "love for LGBTQ / GSRM / plural / otherkin" communities, and that "everyone is welcome".[18] Many site staff and users identify within these communities.

The Independent Fallout Wiki site is powered by the ubiquitous MediaWiki (MW) wiki engine, together with the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension. The wiki site contains no advertising, and is not-for-profit.

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The Independent Wiki Federation (IWF) is a group dedicated to providing resources and support for independent wiki sites.
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Wiki affiliates

The Independent Fallout Wiki participates in an independent wiki-affiliate network, placing a footer on various pages that link back to affiliate wiki sites to allows users to visit and experience the wider wiki network.

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Kingdom Hearts Database RayWiki Mamiya Wiki
Star Trek Online Wiki Hollow Knight Wiki
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former members
Mystery Dungeon Franchise Wiki

Gaming Wiki Network

Independent Fallout Wiki participates in the Gaming Wiki Network, or GWN, a network of independently-hosted wikis about video game franchises. It is currently the largest wiki to join the network.

External links

References

  1. fallout.wiki domain - 9 Apr 2022
  2. Fallout Wiki Mod Namespace - 27 May 2022
  3. Fallout Wiki Community Namespace - 28 Oct 2022
  4. Fallout Wiki Twitter - 23 Oct 2022
  5. The Doom Wiki - 1 Nov 2022 (affiliation officially started on 29 Oct 2022)
  6. Combine OverWiki - Nov 7 2022 (affiliation officially started on 30 Oct 2022)
  7. StrategyWiki - 3 Nov 2022
  8. Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages - 30 Nov 2022 (affiliation officially started on 3 Nov 2022)
  9. Vault 120 Mod page - 28 Nov 2022
  10. Gaming Wiki Network - About - 01 Dec 2022
  11. JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia - 19 Dec 2022
  12. Announcing Independent Fallout Wiki - gamingwikinetwork.org - 31 Dec 2022
  13. Fallout Wiki Twitter - Prepare for the Future! - 31 Dec 2022
  14. Auntie Murdoc's Star Caps Are A Girl's Best Friend feat. Courier Six and Marilyn - 31 Dec 2022
  15. SEIWA Affiliation - 16 Feb 2023
  16. GECK Wiki - 28 Feb 2023 (affiliation started on 31 Jan 2023)
  17. 1,000 followers on Twitter - 1 Mar 2023
  18. Fallout Wiki Social Media Page - Discord Blurb