|"Your community-driven Animal Crossing wiki encyclopedia!"|
The website as of June 2, 2022.
|Language||English (names in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian)|
|Dates of operation||2010 - present|
|Date opened||Original wiki:|
July 12, 2010
October 23, 2010
|No. of articles||16,734 (as of December 3, 2023)|
|Forums||The Bulletin Board (defunct)|
Nookipedia (formerly known as Animal Crossing Wiki) is an online wiki encyclopedia for the Animal Crossing series, founded on October 23, 2010 and hosted by Jake. Featuring 16,734 articles, Nookipedia is the largest independent Animal Crossing wiki on the internet. It is a member of the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, a collaboration of independent Nintendo-oriented wikis.
Animal Crossing Wiki (2010)
On July 12, 2010, Animal Crossing Wiki was set up. It was originally run by Leem01, a moderator on the (now defunct) animalcrossingforums.net. Although the wiki received an affiliation with NIWA and obtained a few edits, a database problem caused the wiki to shut down without any backups created.
After the original wiki went defunct, Animal Crossing Wiki (animalcrossingwiki.me) was relaunched by Jake on October 23, 2010 and separate from the original wiki created in July 2010. Their intention was to gradually obtain an membership in the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance. In November, staff members from Animal Crossing City, who had previously tried ShoutWiki for their move away from Wikia due to a controversial implementation of a new skin, approached Jake and his wiki to help merge their contents from Animal Crossing City to Jake's Animal Crossing Wiki. Later that month, the merger with Animal Crossing City completed, and on November 19, 2010, Animal Crossing Wiki joined NIWA.
At the end of 2010, the staff agreed on a name change to Nookipedia (from Animal Crossing Wiki), to give the wiki a distinct and memorable name, as well as a new site skin. This update was completed in time for new year and launched to the public on January 1, 2011.
From 2010 to 2016, off-wiki discussion was held mostly on The Bulletin Board forum, which was created alongside the wiki. A Nookipedia Discord server was created in late 2016, and following its launch, most off-wiki discussion moved from there from the forums. The Bulletin Board was shut down on May 31, 2018.
The wiki has since overseen the rise in popularity of the Animal Crossing series from the likes of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the latter of which resulted in Nookipedia taking on a prominent role in the ACNH Spreadsheet Community. In mid-2020, the wiki initiated the implementation of the MediaWiki extension Cargo, allowing for databases of various aspects of the Animal Crossing series, such as items and villagers. On October 7, 2020, Nookipedia created ACNH.Directory, an open-source directory of fan sites, communities, and resources for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
- For documentation of Nookipedia's current logos, see Nookipedia:Assets.
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