Independent Fallout Wiki

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Founded by: Kid Aces
Eckserah
Status: Active
Language: English
Edit mode: LoginToEdit
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
Main topic: Fallout
Wiki size: 38,642 article pages see stats

(Page count as of: 2022-12-25)

The Independent Fallout Wiki is a wiki dedicated to documenting all aspects of the Fallout series of video games. In addition to regular content pages, the wiki offers community content pages, which are host to fan fiction, fan art, in-game screenshots, Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. pages and more, as well as mod content pages, which are host to documentation and pages for various Fallout game modifications. The wiki also welcomes technical articles, which can assist the modding community greatly.

History

The wiki forked off from Nukapedia, when FANDOM 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 fully independent. On April 7, 2022, the Discord, then called "Project Shmodex", was created. On April 8, 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".

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

On October 23, 2022, the wiki officially entered early access, opening registration to new users. On October 28, 2022, C0NN1E joined the team as a community ambassador and editor. She reached out to The Doom Wiki and Combine OverWiki to discuss wiki affiliations, which were officially completed that same month. StrategyWiki, Halopedia and the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages later followed suit in early November. On November 28, 2022, the wiki hosted its first mod, Vault 120. On December 1, 2022, the wiki was voted in as a member of the Gaming Wiki Network, becoming the largest member of the network. On December 19, 2022, JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia joined as an affiliate. The wiki officially opened on December 31, 2022.

The wiki prides itself in being independent, and has introduced many new policies and changes designed stomp out misinformation, head-canon and flowery non-objective writing. The community is described as being extremely inclusive towards the LGBTQ+, GSRM, MOGAI, Plural and Otherkin communities, to which it welcomes with open arms. Many site staff and users identify within these communities.

The wiki runs on the MediaWiki wiki engine together with Semantic MediaWiki. It contains no advertising and is not-for-profit.

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Wiki Affiliates

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

Gaming Wiki Network

The 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.

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