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This page lists the history of the Wikia Wikisimpsons from when it was founded to now. You can add anything that you feel should be included.

2005

Creation

The wiki was created on September 24, 2005 by PostBagBoy. He never edited here, apart from one edit on his user page stating how amazed he felt that the wiki he had created had turned out[1].

Rights

Later on, Wikia co-founder Angela appointed M Johnson with sysop rights[2].

2006

Rights

Staff member Sannse granted M Johnston with Bureaucratic Rights and Thai420 with Admin rights[3].

Criticism

Wikisimpsons recieved a lot of criticism on its quality. Unregistered contributors regularly claimed that Wikipedia had better articles on The Simpsons[4].

2007

Rights

Angela changed rights for Basel17 from none to Administrator[5].

Criticism

Wikisimpsons recieved more criticism on its usefullness.

2008

Rights

ToughPigs Changed rights of Brian McClure from normal user straight to Bureaucrat. Shortly later, Brian McClure changed rights for Dr. Ralph Wiggum to admin. Later on Brian McClure changed rights for Sgtcook from nonoe to Admin temporarily so he could delete images, Sgtcook later kept the powers and put them to good use. Brian changed Kingcjc's rights to admin[6].

Projects

On March 10 Sgtcook founded Project Images to help sort out images on the wiki[7]. On March 16 Kingcjc created Project Locations to help sort out location articles[8].

2009

Rights

In early February Brian made Joeyaa an admin.

Projects

Smiley12 starts Project Characters, a project that helped improve character articles on Wikisimpsons.

2010

Milestones

Wikisimpsons passes 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 articles.

Awards

In January The Golden Homer Award starts as an award for project Characters members[9], it later becomes for the whole wiki.

Rights

Solar Dragon passes requests for Adminship and Sgtcook passes requests for Bureaucratship and adopts the wiki. Smiley12 becomes a Rollback and then an Admin without having to pass any requests. JaffaCakeLover, Jasonbres and Ldude893 all become Rollbacks. Effluvium and TheHomer become rollback then admin after passing requests. Dohayecarumbadoh passes Rollback Request. Gran2 and Mythigator are both granted Rollback rights without having to pass the request[10].

Other Websites

Wikisimpsons creates it's own facebook group[11] and IRC Channel.

Vandal

2010 brought the most vandals to Wikisimpsons, most notably was the French Vandal. During April, an unregistered contributor bega nvandalising pages and spamming pages in French[12]. THe vandal had a constantly changing IP adress, and after fighting the vandla edits for weeks, the admins of Wikisimpsons requested a Global block of IPs with the same start of the IP adress as the French Vandal.

Projects

Sgtcook creates Project Episodes to help with episode articles. Solar Dragon creates Project Appearances, Mythigator creates Project Self Voicers and Effluvium creates Project Grammar.

Awards

Wikisimpsons enables ahievements[13]. The achievements system encourages a lot of activity as well as a lot of spam. The Golden Bart Award is created for the achievements system.

Wikisimpsons

Spotlight

Userboxes became common among userpages on the wiki. Wikisimpsons prepares to requests a Spotlight[14]. The wiki requests a spotlight[15] and later on the wiki passes the request. The spotlight becomes visible after a long wait. Wikisimpsons later requested a second spotlight with a premade spotlight image this time, created by Smiley12.

Skin

Wikisimpsons requests a new skin. The skin is implemented and improved by JaffaCakeLover.

Article Comments

A suggestion for articles comments to be enabled was brought up but quickly turned down[16].

Bot

A bot is created for Wikisimpsons[17], the bot quickly becomes inactive due to problems. Manyman uses Manybot to help out on Wikisimpsons.

Birthday

Wikisimpsons celebrates its fifth birthday. Smiley12 designs a new mainpage layout especially for the event.

Simpsons Font

Smiley12 introduces 'easy to insert Simpons Font'. Simspsons was sed for important headers on the mainpage and sometimes sitenotice[18].

Shoutwiki

Wikia Staff announced that a new skin was on its way. Admins of Wikisimpsons signed up for beta testing[19] with high expectations. The skin turned out to be a huge dissapointment and not fully compatible with Wikisimpsons' article layouts. Admins of Wikisimpsons argued with the staff and Smiley12 and Solar Dragon were blocked as a result. Wikisimpsons has requested a move to ShoutWiki and are now on the list of wikis moving there.

References

  1. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=User%3APostbagboy&diff=10649&oldid=2242
  2. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=&page=&year=&month=-1&hide_patrol_log=1
  3. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=&page=&year=&month=-1&hide_patrol_log=1
  4. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:The_Simpsons/Archive_1
  5. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=&page=&year=&month=-1&hide_patrol_log=1
  6. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=&page=&year=&month=-1&hide_patrol_log=1
  7. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Wikisimpsons:Project_Images&action=history
  8. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Wikisimpsons:Project_Locations&action=history
  9. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Wikisimpsons:Project_Characters&oldid=73071#Golden_Homer_Award
  10. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=&page=&year=&month=-1&hide_patrol_log=1
  11. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:Wikisimpsons#Facebook
  12. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Solar_Dragon/French_Vandal
  13. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog%3ASolar_Dragon%2FShould_we_enable_the_Achievements%3F
  14. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog%3ASolar_Dragon%2FSpotlight_and_Categories
  15. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Community_Central_talk:Spotlights#Wikisimpsons
  16. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Forum%3AArticle_Comments
  17. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog%3ASolar_Dragon%2FSolarBot
  18. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Simpsons_Font_for_Everyone
  19. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Susan_Taylor/Become_a_Wikia_beta_tester
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