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Poptropica Wiki:About

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Poptropica Wiki is the world's first Poptropica fansite, and the largest Poptropica information database. With hundreds of articles covering everything from characters to items, this comprehensive wiki has info on nearly anything you would ever need to know about the Poptropica Worldwide franchise. Poptropica Wiki is a facet of the Poptropica Help Network.

Poptropica Wiki was founded on June 11th, 2008 by user Jakeejakee, and thus was the first ever Poptropica fansite. The wiki was created (and purpose is still today) for the Poptropica Worldwide franchise, a game company that publishes games such as Poptropica, Poptropica: Realms, and Poptropica Adventures. It also covers the Our Discovery Island universe, an educational course by Pearson. Bob Bricks took action after a few more adoptions and hired a handful of new staff members, of which created the original basis for the wiki and contributed the a lot of the content the wiki has now.

Years later, the Poptropica Help Blog created their own wiki, entitled the Poptropica Help Wiki. The Vice Chairman, Ultimate iPad Expert, suggested to the Chairman, AwesomeOrange88, to contact the PHB and ask about a partnership between the wiki and the blog. After some consideration, the blog accepted, and formed the ultimate Poptropica fan network, the Poptropica Help Network. Soon after, they left their previous provider, Wikia, and joined forces with Gamepedia.

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Poptropica Wiki Timeline

2008

On June 11, 2008 Jakeejakee, founded Poptropica Wiki, creating the first ever Poptropica blog/fansite/walkthrough site, making the first edit on his userpage. A few users joined the wiki during the year, adding a few new pages. A little over two months later, Alejolink11 adopted the wiki, however he only edited for two days and was never seen since.

2009

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In 2009, Jakeejakee became very inactive and Greennave adopted Poptropica Wiki (renaming it as Poptropedia) during the beginning half of the year. Greennave edited quite a bit for a few months, but then became inactive. Users continued to edit the wiki, continuing it's growth.

2010

In April of 2010, Greennave hired Love Monkey 32 as a bureaucrat and admin to help out, since they had (and still hasn't) edited since early 2009. Love Monkey 32 suffered the same fate as Greennave become inactive only a few months after being hired. Lifti332 and Blue Tornado, who had both been big editors during inactivity of the admins, adopts the Wiki and continues with editing.

2011

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In 2011, Lilfti332 hires InSpeck to help out with editing and admin stuff. They also changed the name of Poptropedia back to Poptropica Wiki. Once again, the fate of the previous admins hits, and all three admins become inactive. The wiki, at this point, has grown quite a bit and vandalism begins to cover the wiki.

2012

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Vandalism continues to overtake the wiki and Bob Bricks decides to adopt and fix the wiki. He hires many of the big editors of the wiki to become admins. These include: Superdadsuper, NBerkhof, and DeeBradleyBakerFan. Later that year, DaranNorrisFan6 (now Ultimate iPad Expert) joins the admin staff, becoming the Chief Vandalism Remover. MalachiBoaz, one of Poptropica Wiki's biggest vandals, is banned permanently. Soon enough Bob Bricks steps down as Chairman and NBerkhof becomes the new chairman, with Superdadsuper as his Vice Chairman. Legofan100 joins the admin staff.

2013

Over the first few months of 2013 Rough Fang, Pikachu4807, and Godzilla2014andnext become admins. After long complications with the Vice Chairman, Superdadsuper, he is demoted from his Vice Chairman position. Ultimate iPad Expert becomes the new Vice Chairman after winning the election. He hands his role of CVR to Pikachu4807. In December, NBerkhof retires from Chairman and election is held. During elections, inactive admins, Akamichi and Director D., return to the wiki. Ultimate iPad Expert wins the election and becomes the new Chairman with Pikachu4807 as his Vice Chairman. After the election, new admins, EmperorAguila and SwagNoodle809, are hired.

2014

In April, Ultimate iPad Expert is removed from office due to inactivity and Bob Bricks takes his place. Becoming the Chairman for a second time, with the previous Vice Chairman continuing her term. During a long period of inactivity of most administrators (including the Chairman); users TronX7 and Ultimate iPad Expert manage the Wiki. Ultimate iPad Expert is soon re-elected as Chairman and serves over the wiki.

2015

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AwesomeOrange89 is promoted Chairman with Ultimate iPad Expert as his Vice Chairman. TronX7 is promoted to Chief Vandalism Remover. After the Poptropica Help Blog creates the Poptropica Help Wiki, Ultimate iPad Expert and AwesomeOrange89 decide to contact them about a partnership. The deal goes through and the two sites become part of the Poptropica Help Network. Following the deal, PHB authors HPuterpop and TheSlantedFish become admins. Elections begin in April (due to a decision to have two elections per year) and Ultimate iPad Expert is elected the Chairman. He decides to remove all titles (Chairman, Vice Chairman, etc.), however, he remains the main leader of the wiki. On June 28, editor Ylimegirl is added as an admin; Bob Bricks and DeeBradleyBakerFan are removed from adminship for inactivity. In August, after lots of thought, the admins decide to move Poptropica Wiki from Wikia to Gamepedia (reasoning behind the move can be read here).

A plan for the future ensues, and renovation is still in progress.

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