PikminFanon:About

From Pikmin Fanon

Pikmin Fanon is a fan website about the Pikmin series. Its purpose is to give Pikmin fans a place to write about their related fan ideas as if they were real, and document real, playable fan content. Pikmin Fanon is a member of NIWA, the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, a collaboration of independent Nintendo-oriented wikis.

History

Founding

Pikmin Fanon was created on November 1st, 2008 by Rocky0718. At its creation, our wiki was hosted by Fandom, known then as Wikia, and was known as Pikcanon-NOT. It was originally designed to be a collection of fan creations for the now inactive Pikmin Wars online message board game. Soon, Pikmin Fanon began to draw popularity, and several fan games were created, most notably those of the Buildup trilogy. This made the wiki stray from its original intended purpose and led to it becoming the wiki we know today.

Independence and Pikmin Fanon

On September 14th, 2010, Pikmin Fanon, along with Pikipedia at the time, moved away from Fandom to become independent. The wikis were then accepted into NIWA on October 8th of the same year. It is during that time that our wiki's name officially changed from the Pikcanon-NOT to Pikmin Fanon.

Grifkuba

In the middle of the year 2020, PorpleMontage, the host of Pikmin Fanon at the time, had to make the tough decision to close down the wiki due to the little online activity it received and the rising prices of hosting it. Long-time users of the site were saddened by the news, but, behind the scenes, a new host was found: Grifkuba. Grifkuba remained Pikmin Fanon's host for over two-and-a-half years, until late 2022, when Pikmin Fanon, as well as some other NIWA affiliates, separated from it due to some issues and discovered a new host.

Project Clean-Up

Officially founded in 2021 by Trig Jegman and spearheaded by Cheepy-Cheepy years before that, Project Clean-Up is a dedicated effort to clean the then-unbelievably disorganized Pikmin Fanon. Many have contributed, and despite all the progress that has been made, Project Clean-Up is still ongoing. To much surprise, there existed a Project Clean-Up long before the current one came to exist, although it was far less successful and ambitious, consisting of only a few simple, and then-unfinished, tasks.

Present

As of now, Pikmin Fanon has 4,359 articles and 14 active users. Users can create fangames, as well as new Pikmin types, areas, upgrades, and much, much more. To maintain order on the wiki, Pikmin Fanon also has several policies and a multitude of help pages. For newer users, a Beginner's Guide has been created to specifically help the users become acquainted with Pikmin Fanon.