Community:Animal Crossing Wiki
|"The Animal Crossing Wiki"|
The current website logo
The website as of August 3, 2021.
|Dates of operation||2005 - present|
|Date opened||August 2005|
|Date closed||Split in October 2010|
|No. of articles||4,556 (as of August 1, 2021)|
Animal Crossing Wiki (formerly known as Animal Crossing City) is a wiki for the Animal Crossing series that is hosted by the wiki-farm Fandom (formerly Wikia). It was founded by a user named Aeryka in August 2005.
The articles can be edited by any registered member of Fandom, however unregistered members were permitted to edit before Animal Crossing Wiki required users to be logged-in to edit. Editors collaborate with set guidelines through talk pages and the Fandom blog system. As with other Fandom wikis, the Animal Crossing Wiki also provides its own forum discussion for members of the community to post about various Animal Crossing-related content.
Nookipedia, an independent Animal Crossing wiki, was created out of a split from the Animal Crossing Wiki in late 2010.
As Animal Crossing City (2005–2013)
Animal Crossing City was founded in August 2005 by a user named Aeryka. While she served as the wiki's main creator, her contributions to the wiki were minimal despite the community around the wiki beginning to grow. The wiki experienced immense growth by 2009 thanks to Animal Crossing: City Folk.
In 2010, Fandom began a forceful implementation of their new skin "Oasis", which upset various wikis on the website's redesign, coupled with tensions between the staff of Fandom and the members of the wiki. Many opted to fork the content away from Fandom into newly independent wikis. Animal Crossing Wiki (then known as Animal Crossing City) was one of the wikis that had its content forked into a new wiki. Although the whole community did not move, the majority did, mainly due to conflicting interests with Fandom staff and the limitations of their service. The staff members urging to leave managed to complete the transfer of nearly the entire database of Animal Crossing City to the independent wiki "Animal Crossing Wiki", who would later be renamed Nookipedia.
As Animal Crossing Wiki (2013–present)
Fandom continued to manage the wiki after most of the staff had quit, including its founder Aeryka. The remaining staff continued work to provide a source for all Animal Crossing content. By 2013, in anticipation of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the wiki changed its name to "Animal Crossing Wiki", which had formerly been abandoned on Nookipedia. At the same time, some users that had left to Nookipedia returned to Animal Crossing Wiki, including Dragonfree97, a former director of Nookipedia who defected back to Animal Crossing Wiki. Since its acquisition by Fandom in 2018 via Gamepedia, it has also been sister wikis with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Wiki and Zelda Wiki.
In February 2021, the wiki underwent a severe trolling attack that led to the shutdown of the entire wiki for a couple of days. Editors were still permitted to use the forums during this time.
- Dragonfree97 (January 1, 2013). "Forum:Aeryka controversy". Animal Crossing Wiki (FANDOM.com). Archived from the original on March 16, 2021. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- Jacube (February 2, 2021). "ACW Revolution Person: A Complete List of Alternate Accounts". Animal Crossing Wiki (FANDOM.com). Retrieved March 16, 2021.
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