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* April 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 1,500th article is created, as part of [[User:Zeta|Zeta]]'s [[:Category:Trainer classes|Trainer classes]] article series.
 
* April 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 1,500th article is created, as part of [[User:Zeta|Zeta]]'s [[:Category:Trainer classes|Trainer classes]] article series.
 
* May 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 200th user registers.
 
* May 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 200th user registers.
* May 19, 2005: Again, Bulbapedia was vandalized again by Ph34r. This event is known as [[The Great Bulbapedia Turkey Shoot]].
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* May 19, 2005: Again, Bulbapedia was vandalized again by Ph34r. This event is known as {{bp|The Great Bulbapedia Turkey Shoot}}.
 
* June 4, 2005: Bulbapedia's 2,000th article is created as part of the mass-upload of [[Bulbapedia:Project Anime|Project Anime]] by [[User:Zhen Lin|Zhen Lin]].
 
* June 4, 2005: Bulbapedia's 2,000th article is created as part of the mass-upload of [[Bulbapedia:Project Anime|Project Anime]] by [[User:Zhen Lin|Zhen Lin]].
 
* July 28, 2005: Bulbapedia is moved to a new host, Elixant; total page views also exceed 450,000 that day.
 
* July 28, 2005: Bulbapedia is moved to a new host, Elixant; total page views also exceed 450,000 that day.

Revision as of 18:34, 29 March 2008

Bulbapedia is a MediaWiki installation run by Bulbagarden for the purpose of creating a Pokémon-focused encyclopedia. Bulbapedia is a wiki, meaning that editing is a simple process of clicking on the 'Edit this page' link, provided you have registered. It is overseen by an editorial board and is part of Encyclopaediae Pokémonis.

Bulbapedia began on December 21, 2004.

All text in Bulbapedia, and some images and other content, is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Milestones

  • January 11, 2005: 3 weeks since establishment, the 100-article mark was reached.
  • February 14, 2005: On Valentine's Day, Bulbapedia was announced to the public. Activity soared, with the article count jumping from 114 to 135 in just over 24 hours.
  • February 18, 2005: Bulbapedia is moved to a new server to accomodate the expanding needs of the clients of our host, InnerChambers.
  • February 21, 2005: A week since opening, Bulbapedia now stands at 175 articles.
  • February 22, 2005: And just a day later, Bulbapedia passes the 200 article mark.
  • February 28, 2005: Bulbapedia's hundredth user registers.
  • March 1, 2005: Bulbapedia's 300th article is created.
  • March 6, 2005: Bulbapedia's 400th, 500th and 600th articles are created, contributed by Meowth346. Most of the contributions in this timeframe are Meowth346's Pokémon articles stubs.
  • March 10, 2005: Bulbapedia's 50,000th (fifty thousandth) page view is recorded.
  • March 25, 2005: Bulbapedia's 1,000th article is created as a part of the mass-upload of Project MoveDex by Zhen Lin.
  • April 1, 2005: Bulbapedia's 100,000th page view is recorded. This is approximately 2,200 visits per day since the last page view milestone.
  • April 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 1,500th article is created, as part of Zeta's Trainer classes article series.
  • May 16, 2005: Bulbapedia's 200th user registers.
  • May 19, 2005: Again, Bulbapedia was vandalized again by Ph34r. This event is known as The Great Bulbapedia Turkey Shoot.
  • June 4, 2005: Bulbapedia's 2,000th article is created as part of the mass-upload of Project Anime by Zhen Lin.
  • July 28, 2005: Bulbapedia is moved to a new host, Elixant; total page views also exceed 450,000 that day.
  • August 24, 2005: Bulbapedia goes MediaWiki 1.5 (rc2).
  • April 8, 2006: Bulbapedia goes MediaWiki 1.6.
  • July 9, 2006: Bulbapedia goes MediaWiki 1.7.
  • July 20, 2006: Bulbapedia's 3,000th article is created, as work on Project TCGDex begins.
  • July 27, 2006: Bulbapedia is moved to a dedicated server.
  • October 14, 2006: Bulbapedia goes MediaWiki 1.8.
  • November 15, 2006: Bulbapedia's 10,000,000th page view is recorded.
  • December 30, 2006: Bulbapedia's 4,000th article is created, as part of Zhen Lin's work on Pokémon Special.
  • March 26, 2007: Bulbapedia's 20,000,000th page view is recorded at around 11:00PM (UTC).
  • April 15, 2007: Bulbapedia switches to version 2.5 of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
  • April 29, 2007: Bulbapedia's 25,000,000th page view is recorded at around 3:00PM (UTC), just one week after the US release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • May 19, 2007: Bulbapedia's 5,000th article, Ho-Oh (anime), was created by Pie at 6:10AM (UTC).
  • July 1, 2007: Bulbapedia's 40,000,000th page view is recorded just before 10:00PM (UTC).
  • July 31, 2007: Bulbapedia's 50,000,000th page view is recorded before midnight.
  • September 8, 2007: Bulbapedia's 6,000th article, Wobbuffet (Neo Discovery 16), was created by Shiningpikablu252 at 1:34AM (UTC).
  • October 8, 2007: Bulbapedia's 75,000,000th page view is recorded shortly after 2:00PM (UTC).
  • December 18, 2007: Bulbapedia's 100,000,000th page view is recorded shortly before 2:00PM (UTC).
  • February 13, 2008: Bulbapedia's 8,000th article was created.

Article count

What does MediaWiki think an article is? The MediaWiki code is as follows:

# Would the given text make this article a "good" article (i.e.,
# suitable for including in the article count)?
function isCountable( $text )
{
	global $wgUseCommaCount, $wgMwRedir;

	if ( 0 != $this->mTitle->getNamespace() ) { return 0; }
	if ( $wgMwRedir->matchStart( $text ) ) { return 0; }
	$token = ($wgUseCommaCount ? ',' : '[[' );
	if ( false === strstr( $text, $token ) ) { return 0; }
	return 1;
}

This means that any article that is in the main namespace (i.e. not prefixed with Bulbapedia: or Help:) that is not a redirect that has a link (or at least a [[) is considered a countable article -- since virtually every article, even the stubs, have a category link, this can be considered a very inclusive article count.

For more detailed statistics, see Bulbapedia:Article length statistics.