Thursday, 5 February 2009

Bob's Deletionpedia page of the day....

Wikifur (deleted 24 May 2008 at 19:43)

WikiFur is a wiki created by and for the furry community, founded in July 2005 to represent furry culture and history. Like Wookieepedia, Memory Alpha and other fan encyclopedias, WikiFur covers topics which rarely meet Wikipedia's verifiability standards. Like this page...

WikiFur's userbase primarily consists of furry fans, and content focuses on points of interest for the fandom, including virtual communities, comics and other media relating to anthropomorphic animals. Regular events and furry conventions like Anthrocon and Further Confusion are also covered. Editors are permitted to contribute to articles about themselves as long as they comply with the neutral point of view policy. All text content is licensed under the GFDL, with news also available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

WikiFur is hosted by Wikia, and has become one of their larger and more active wikis, featured in December 2005, with a count of over 9,000 articles as of March 2008. It is listed on the Ursa Major Awards Recommended Anthropomorphics List.

Three weeks after its foundation, WikiFur was selected as Something Awful's Awful Link of the Day. Massive vandalism ensued, but the boost in traffic allowed rapid growth. More orthodox attempts at promotion have included the distribution of flyers, ribbons and membership cards, and the use of Google AdWords. Active localization projects exist in Czech, German, French and Portugese.

This page was created 26 September 2007 and deleted 24 May 2008 (241 days... impressive). So why did it get the ugg boot (see.. that's a furry boot... oh, ho, ho I crack meself up, so I do)? Unfortunately it's not because it's un-noteworthy, nor even that it just ceased to exist (the streets are not safe) but because "Furry Fandom" seems to be the page that you will be directed to if you type in wikifur whilst searching Wikipedia... if your into that kind of hirsute pursuits.

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