|"The Legend of Zelda encyclopedia"
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|April 24, 2005
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Zelda Wiki, previously known as Zelda Wiki.org, Zelda Universe Wiki, and temporarily Zeldapedia, is a wiki-based encyclopedia. Zelda Wiki aims to collect any and all information related to Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise.
Zelda Wiki was originally founded as Zelda Universe Wiki by Jess Rappaport for the website Zelda Universe. It quickly grew to contain information related to The Legend of Zelda, before the website crashed following a server move. After it was moved to a new server, the wiki adopted the name "Zelda Wiki.org" and became a collaborative project between several different Zelda sites. After many major Zelda sites choose to leave and the only masterminds were small Zelda sties, it was reorganized under an independent structure.
Its founder, Jess Rappaport, was also the one that approached Archaic and Porplemontage over forming an alliance together. Together the group founded the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, overseeing the growth of the alliance as various wikis joined the group during the Fandom migration.
On March 8, 2017, Zelda Wiki became part of Gamepedia, a wiki-farm hosting gaming wikis. Gamepedia was acquired by Fandom in 2018, bringing various Gamepedia wikis under the same roof as other Fandom wikis, including Fandom's own Zeldapedia. As a result, Zelda Wiki's status in the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance caused contention due to its acquisition by Fandom, the same wikifarm that the alliance wanted to get away from. On June 15, 2019, Zeldapedia agreed to merge their userbase into Zelda Wiki. By 2021, the wiki has received a new skin known as FandomDesktop, and a new domain name.
On October 19, 2022, Zelda Wiki officially announced its independence from Fandom, temporarily renaming itself as Zeldapedia (the name used previously by the Fandom-operated wiki before it was merged into Zelda Wiki) and moved the site to a new domain, zeldapedia.wiki. In January 2023, the wiki renamed back to Zelda Wiki, moving to a new domain, zeldawiki.wiki.
- Tweet by @ZeldaWiki. Posted on October 19, 2022.
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