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WoWWiki is a wiki dedicated to cataloging Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft universe (with a focus, though not priority, on World of Warcraft); covering the entire Warcraft series of games, RPG reference books, strategy guides, novels, comics (manga and otherwise), and other sources.

About WoWWiki

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The wiki is a flexible, user-editable web-based database of information made up entirely of user contributions, and uses MediaWiki software. All the text in the wiki is released under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license and to be able to edit the articles, visitors must register with the website.

So why a Warcraft wiki? As you are going through looking for information, if you see something that is incorrect, you can correct it. If you see any information that is missing, you can add it. This way, the information here should be as up to date as possible, instead of having to wait for a small group of people to update the information as the world changes. The more people that use WoWWiki, the more up-to-date the information will be!

  • WoWWiki is not a copy of Wikipedia — we do many things differently.
  • The WoW community often uses slang terms, which is in part reflected here. In addition, you may occasionally find information here on some articles that is decidedly not NPOV.
  • Wiki is not a religion here, it is a way of editing.
  • We strive to be as "lore-neutral" as possible. We do not decide what is "official" and what is not — that is Blizzard's job. We record the known information and try to present all sides of any valid controversy. Check our lore policy for further details.
  • We do not always flag spoilers — if new information has come out it will be added to the wiki.
  • We aim to produce easily navigated, high quality articles.

History and background

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The original site logo.

WoWWiki.com was launched on November 24th 2004 by Rustak, in conjunction with AlexanderYoshi, as a source of information pertaining to World of Warcraft and the interface modification suite Cosmos.[1]

Since the launch, the wiki has expanded massively to cover the entirety of the Warcraft universe, including the RTS games, novels, the RPG reference books, manga, and other written sources, along with the WoW expansion packs, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

It is also a primary and popular source for World of Warcraft interface customization and addon information (such as Cosmos) as Blizzard Entertainment themselves do not release documentation on the programming interface.[2]

On May 2nd 2007, it was announced that WoWWiki would be moving to Wikia, joining major wikis such as Memory Alpha, Wookieepedia and Uncyclopedia. This move occurred two weeks later.  

Icon-shortcutSee also: Ownership and administration below.

WoWWiki currently runs on MediaWiki 1.19.20.

See Special:Version for further details and a list of our installed extensions.

WoWWiki communities

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Official WoWWiki IRC channel

Main article: WoWWiki:IRC

For all-talk WoWWiki, come and idle on the official IRC channel, set up solely for your WoW + wiki needs! Many admins frequent the channel and you are cordially invited to chat, discuss wiki issues, notify us of important developments, and just generally make yourself at home! Once you have an IRC client, join us on: chat.freenode.net, #wowwiki.

Facebook and Steam

You can find a WoWWiki Addicts group on Facebook, as well as a group called WoWWiki — the Warcraft wiki on The Steam Community!

Trivia

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  • The name is a portmanteau of the acronym WoW (for World of Warcraft) and wiki.
  • Highly rated on StumbleUpon.[3]
  • Noted source for tips and tricks.[4]

WoWWiki in the media

Statistics

WoWWiki
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URLhttp://www.wowwiki.com
TypeWiki
RegistrationFree
LaunchedNovember 2004
Maintained byWikia
Alexa rating2,097
  • WoWWiki has:
    • 101,774 content pages.
    • 67,063 images.

You can check out the latest statistics here on WoWWiki and (approximate) popularity statistics on Alexa here.

Ownership and administration

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WoWWiki is run by Wikia and ably supported by lead admins Kirkburn and Kaydeethree.

Contact Gil Penchina (gil at wikia.com) about advertising or marketing opportunities as well as wiki operations.
(For issues directly related to wiki content, it is better to contact one of the administrators.)

The administrators:

See also

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References

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