Club Penguin Wiki:About

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The Club Penguin Wiki aims to create a large database for all there is to know about the popular online game, Club Penguin. The wiki was founded on December 20, 2006 by V-Rex. Since then, we have been through many different administrators, but the current administrators are Hat Pop (Promoted 15 April 2009), Seahorseruler (Promoted 29 June 2009), Nando144 (Promoted 19 November 2011), LordMaster96 (Promoted 4 February 2013) and Gatuti789 (Promoted 25 December 2013). Feel free to contact any one of them if you have any questions at any time. Click here for a list of our policies and procedures. Simply Create an account and get started, go to an article and click the "Edit" tab at the top of the page to make a change to the page!

Technology

Our wiki runs MediaWiki, the software used by Wikipedia. We are hosted on a VPS with RamNode, which we named "snoball". When we refer to "snoball", we are talking about our server.

Wiki Network

We have a sister wiki, the Club Penguin Fanon Wiki, where you can write fictional content about Club Penguin, use your imagination!

Additionally, we are working with our friends at Club Penguin Archives, Club Penguin Shops, and Club Penguin Wiki Português.

History

Beginnings (2006 - 2007)

The Club Penguin Wiki was founded on December 20, 2006(Technically, it was created on Jan. 10, 2007) by V-Rex. It was created on the wikifarm called Wikia. At this time the wiki consisted of a few hundred articles, being edited by a few different people.

Webmaster Era (2007 - 2009)

After the departure of V-Rex, the Club Penguin Wiki was governed by a webmaster system. The webmaster system set up a bureaucracy, led by two leaders (or "Webmasters"). From 2007 - 2009, the webmasters were TurtleShroom and Barkjon. After the resignation of TurtleShroom in 2009, and Barkjon becoming largely inactive, 2 new webmasters were appointed. The new webmasters were Sharkbate and Hat Pop. However, they were only webmasters for about 2 months until the webmaster system was abolished completely. The webmaster system was generally unsuccessful, keeping the wiki in a recession with poor content and an unstable community with a lot of fighting and arguing.

Democratic Era (2009 - Present)

In 2009, Tigernose and Seahorse started a campaign to abolish the webmaster system, as it was too bureaucratic due to the little voice the common user had on the governance of the wiki. After an offical vote, the webmaster system was officially abolished. A new democratic system was put in place, in which the users vote on new policies and other changes. Seahorse implemented a new policy system which summarized all of the rules and policies of the wiki. It acted as the wiki's constitution. Administrators were now given the role of policing the wiki per the policy, rather than being seen as rulers of the wiki. These changes led the wiki into a surge of edits, reaching several thousand articles and a very stable community.

Move from Wikia

In 2010, Wikia, the place our wiki host, announced they would be rolling out a new layout (skin) titled Oasis. The new skin was very limited, and was mandatory. Most wikis on Wikia were opposed to the change, making many wikis move off Wikia to other wikifarms (or to independently host themselves). The Club Penguin Wiki took part in the move off of Wikia as well. The community heavily opposed the skin, and after a vote officially declared that it would move off Wikia. The new independent wiki was created at clubpenguinwiki.info, which is where it is today.

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Milestone Articles

Article # Article Created
1 Town January 10, 2007 by V-Rex
1,000 Blue Football Helmet September 6, 2009 by Tigernose
1,500 Scuba Tank January 3, 2010 by Alxeedo111
2,000 Twelfth Fish Background May 5, 2010 by LordMaster96
2,500 Wood Cabinet July 10, 2010 by Hal Homsar Solo
3,000 Extreme Rescue stamp August 30, 2010 by LordMaster96
3,500 Medieval Party postcard (2009) February 27, 2011 by LordMaster96
4,000 Get Better Soon postcard August 4, 2011 by Brookelas
4,500 Snowflake (Puffle Toy) January 8, 2012 by Nando144
5,000 Layered Lime Look July 5, 2012 by Wboys14
5,500 Santa Desk December 20, 2012 by Nando144
6,000 Sensei's Bonsai Giveaway May 23, 2013 by Gatuti789
6,500 Tropical Smoothie August 22, 2013 by Gatuti789
7,000 The Insta-Hero December 27, 2013 by Gatuti789
7,500 SoundStudio Booth July 10, 2014 by Nando144
8,000 Loyalty Hoodie January 1, 2015 by Revern
8,250 Festival of Snow 2015 May 8, 2015 by Lisured
8,500 Find Your Voice November 23, 2015 by Phineas5501

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