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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2011, 03:20:22 PM »
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I can't wait to present my award.

I won by a landslide

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2011, 03:27:44 PM »
I can't wait I'm so excited  ;D

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2011, 03:49:57 PM »
10 minutes!

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2011, 03:50:26 PM »

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2011, 03:51:15 PM »
I have to leave in 40 minutes.

And I won't be back until... either 1:40 from now or 2:40 from now (or somewhere in between.)
another quality post by Puddin

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2011, 03:51:37 PM »
9 minutes

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2011, 03:54:29 PM »
MY LORD THIS IS EXCITEMENT  :bowser:

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2011, 03:54:55 PM »
MY LORD THIS IS EXCITEMENT  :bowser:
Indeed good sir  :posh:

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2011, 03:59:25 PM »
1 minute!

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2011, 03:59:40 PM »
Long ago, users were banned from having fiction in their userspace on the Super Mario Wiki, as it was deemed as unproductive to the wiki. This sparked the Userpedia Revolution.

In mid-2007, User Wiki was co-founded by Master Crash and The Missing Link as, simply, a site where people from the Super Mario Wiki could dump their old fiction on to. This version of Userpedia lasted for a few days, when Xzelion and HK-47 co-founded Mwuserpedia and were able to secure a deal that moved all of User Wiki's content over to their newly founded site.

Later that year, the demand for more features was apparent: EditThis (the wiki host that Mwuserpedia was using) did not provide the necessary tools to improve the site. So Mwuserpedia moved to a new Userpedia: opened up on Scribblewiki. Despite the fact that Scribblewiki did not offer every feature that was desired, it was seen as the best option.

Userpedia then became a huge influence in the community, and started upsetting the abundant activity that was found on Super Mario Wiki and Fantendo. Its influence was acknowledged when the site got its own category in the 2008 Super Mario Wiki Awards. The site was growing, and growing... It seemed as though it couldn't stop.

In late 2008, Scribblewiki crashed. At first, everybody on Userpedia didn't think much: perhaps it was just an error with the Scribblewiki website, or perhaps some maintenance was being carried out. The Scribblewiki staff assured everybody that their site would be back up and everything would be fine.

That's not what happened.

The staff of Scribblewiki later announced that their site would be permanently shut down. And the effect on Userpedia? Most of its content was lost, and many members lost heart and gave up. The remaining members of the community decided to go ahead and try to revive Userpedia on another site and recover whatever lost content could be salvaged. Userpedia ended up moving around several hosts: EditThis, Wikia, and Referata were hosts to Userpedia at points.

Then Adriels became its home in early 2009. Attempts to revive the activity Userpedia once had were made. Some didn't work at all, and some projects attracted small boosts of activity. But nothing really made a long-term impact. And in 2010, activity rose slightly, but still not to the desired levels.

And this year. Userpedia's activity has risen slightly since last year. The administration tries its best to implement projects to reform and restructure the site. Quite a bit is being accomplished. Is the work almost done? Certainly not. The wiki has a long way to go, and will continue on a path of changes and fixes for many months to come.

This is the celebration for not just the progress that has been made, or the progress that is being made. This is the celebration for a much better time that is waiting for the Userpedia community in the future. The better time that is being built up now, and has been building up for all these years.

Welcome to Userpedia Awards IV!

New Super Mario is up first with U1, Favorite User Design!

SMB artwork by Edofenrir.

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2011, 03:59:49 PM »
 :posh:


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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2011, 04:00:49 PM »
Cool.

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2011, 04:00:55 PM »
yeeaahhh

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2011, 04:01:02 PM »
Indeed, :posh:.

Let's do this!


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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2011, 04:01:19 PM »
This is going to take a lot of refreshing...

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2011, 04:01:50 PM »
True dat.

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2011, 04:02:02 PM »
Win freaking win

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Re: OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS IV CEREMONY
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2011, 04:02:06 PM »
Yay for Userpedia Awards! :P