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Zeldapedia is an English encyclopedia dedicated to The Legend of Zelda series. Originally started by users of Zelda Universe, the wiki (then known as Zelda Wiki.org and then Zelda Wiki) eventually became a collaborative project between numerous Zelda sites dedicated to create the definitive wiki-based Zelda source. In 2013, this system was dropped, and Zelda Wiki became wholly owned and operated by the community. The site endured multiple hosts throughout the years. In 2017, the wiki transferred to Curse LLC and their Gamepedia network, which itself had been acquired by Twitch months ago. Years later, Gamepedia was sold to Fandom by Twitch's owner Amazon, leaving uncertainty in regards to Zelda Wiki's independence status. Four years later, it was announced that Zelda Wiki would be leaving Fandom, in pursue of independence. A fork was initialized, and is currently run by Prod, a longtime collaborator from StrategyWiki.

Zeldapedia aims to act as a hub for information on The Legend of Zelda series — created by users for users, using the anyone-can-edit wiki software. The goal is to provide a free, open, in-depth information about The Legend of Zelda series.

History

The original Zelda Universe Wiki (ZUW) was created as an "act of boredom" in April 2005. Yami and Jess suggested the idea in the ZU chat room, where it was created and assembled. The ZUW was quickly filled with information, not only about The Legend of Zelda series, but also about Zelda Universe and its community. It was also to be used to host Zelda Universe's Zelda Encyclopedia. On an older version of ZU, the encyclopedia existed as a list of words from The Legend of Zelda series with short definitions; with the help of the ZUW, the Zelda Encyclopedia expanded and became much more detailed as well. The Zelda Universe Wiki served Zelda Universe for over a year, before it crashed during a server move.

In September 2006 the Wiki was moved to another new server, with a new philosophy and under a new name. The name initially chosen was The Zelda Effect (TZE),[2] however this was quickly changed to Zelda Wiki.org (ZW.org).[3] The site was run at the time by the wiki's admin team, as well as the masterminds, a group of webmasters from each accepted fansite.

Quality standards at Zelda Wiki are maintained through the Admin team, who ensure that every edit is checked (or "patrolled"). Patrolling began July 8, 2007 when revision 42608 was marked as patrolled.[4] The practice of patrolling has continued ever since then.

On January 17, 2011, members of the wiki voted on a name change where it was decided that Zelda Wiki.org (ZW.org) would simply become Zelda Wiki (ZW).

Zelda Wiki was soon transferred to Curse Inc.'s Gamepedia service on March 8, 2017, changing its domain to zelda.gamepedia.com and with many users having to migrate to Gamepedia accounts.[5] On December 12, 2018, Gamepedia was acquired by Fandom, Inc. and went under common ownership with Zeldapedia. The latter merged with Zelda Wiki on June 15, 2019; two years later the wiki migrated its domain once again to zelda.fandom.com; that same year also saw the wiki switch to FandomDesktop as a skin.[6][7][8]

On October 19, 2022, Zelda Wiki officially announced their departure from Fandom. Its staff created a fork to be hosted by ABXY, LLC. under the name Zeldapedia.[9]

Philosophy

Zelda Wiki's mission is to serve as the ultimate source of Zelda information available online, aiding not only Zelda Universe, but all Zelda fan sites across the internet, connecting the Zelda community as a whole through one amazing encyclopedia. As the Wiki gathers affiliations and users, and makes its mark across the internet, it hopes to achieve the type of standards set forth by larger Wiki-based sites such as Wikipedia.

Zelda Wiki is a project that requires an open mind to connect to: Whose site it truly currently belongs to is ambiguous, because everyone who wishes to use this Wiki as "their" Zelda encyclopedia has the right to. So in a sense, it is everyone's wiki: a truly collaborative project that is made up of the communities of every collaborating Zelda fan site.

Achievements

  • Currently Zeldapedia contains 11,390 articles. To date, 0 active users have contributed on Zeldapedia. (See also: Special:Statistics)
  • The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy: I Link Therefore I Am, published by 'Open Court' in November 2008, mentions Zelda Wiki and recommends it a visit.
Want to know anything about the Zelda franchise, anything at all? Just look it up on zeldawiki.org - an online Zelda encyclopedia.
— pg. xiii
  • On August 14 2009, Zelda Wiki received LegendOfZelda.com's Pinnacle award, given to the overall best site for the last year.[10]
... it is impossible to deny the quality of writing and maintenance that Zelda Wiki maintains ... Not all articles are perfect, but that is the nature of all wikis – the imperfect is perfected, the scrawny are bolstered, and the quest is never ending ... It is a testament to the robustness of this community, this Zelda Online Community, that a project like the Zelda Wiki, which started as Zelda Universe’s own wiki, has evolved into a website that is truly worthy of this award.
  • In issue 53 of the Official Nintendo Magazine UK and issue 16 of the Official Nintendo Magazine Australia and New Zealand, Zelda Wiki and two of its mastermind sites—Zelda Universe and ZeldaInformer—were referred to readers.

If we've piqued your interest in further Zelda timeline discussion, there are loads of fansites out there expanding on some of the theories we've discussed here. Here are a few good starting points:
www.zeldauniverse.net, www.zeldawiki.org, www.zeldainformer.com

— Official Nintendo Magazine UK (page 099)

Partnerships

  • Zelda Wiki currently has a collaborative link with Zeldapendium, a German-language Legend of Zelda wiki. The partnership allows Zelda Wiki to provide relevant interwiki language links in the sidebar, using the {{De}} and {{Zp}} template.
  • Zelda Wiki has a long-standing affiliation with StrategyWiki.org, a site offering strategy guide information in a wiki format. All of our game articles carry a link to the relevant guides at StrategyWiki.org, and individual strategy links within articles are facilitated using the StrategyWiki template.

Staff

Wiki Staff

This is a list of the complete active staff team for editing and maintaining Zelda Wiki. All of these people have made edits in the past few months and taken part in discussions on the Discord server and can be contacted for help. You may use a specific user's Talk Page or any other form of communication that they list in order to contact them. All staff members are experts in article maintenance and management, and have experience in writing, curating, and removing content.

Administrators
Username Signature Other Field(s) of Expertise Contact Info
Chuck - Chuck * (Talk) Research
Social media
Spanish Translations
Talk Page
Discord: Chuck#9473
Croxodile Croxodile (talk) Research Talk Page
Discord: 30 degree angle#5951
GoldenChaos Talk Page
Discord: GoldenChaos#6532
Htwretched Graphics Talk Page
Discord: HTW#1556
JumbledLimes – JumbledLimes (talk) Talk Page
Discord: JumbledLimes#1857
Magicmason1000 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎 (𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤) Graphics
Mass Edit Automation
Talk Page
Discord: Magicmason1000#7472
PhantomCaleb — Hylian King [*] Modules Talk Page
Discord: PhantomCaleb#5857
TriforceTony - TonyT S C Talk Page
Discord: Tony#3183
Weirdguy42 German Translations Talk Page
Discord: Weirdguy42#4067


Community Staff

This is a list of the entire active staff team that manages the community and social media of Zelda Wiki.

Discord White Logo.svg Moderators
Discord Tag Wiki Account Other Contact Info
Dyslexis#1593
ModdedInkling#1952
Weirdguy42 Weirdguy42 Talk Page
Social Media Staff
Platform (Click for links) Username Other Contact Info
YouTube Logo.svg Magicmason1000 Talk Page
Discord: Magicmason1000#7472
Twitter Logo.svgTwitter Chuck
CodyDaviesTV
ChuckCody
Talk Page
Discord: Chuck#9473
Talk Page
Discord: Cody#1362
Facebook logo.png Chuck Talk Page
Discord: Chuck#9473


Partnered Staff

This is a list of all the people who run or have a position on a website or community that is affiliated with Zelda Wiki, like Zelda Universe for example. All of these people may have input on discussions related to the wiki, but not all of these members edit the wiki. If you wish to contact any of these people, it is best to do so from their own groups.

Partnered Staff
Group Group Account Wiki Account Other Contact Info
Niwalogo.png Cody CodyDaviesTV Talk Page
Discord: Cody#1362
Justin Folvarcik Justin ZW Discord: Justin Folvarcik#6319
Zelda Universe Logo 2.svg Cody CodyDaviesTV Talk Page
Discord: Cody#1362
GoldenChaos GoldenChaos Talk Page
Discord: GoldenChaos#6532
Shona Shona3212
Joshua Yumil1988 Discord: Joshua Lindquist#8029
GlitterBerri Banner.png GlitterBerri GlitterBerri Discord: GlitterBerri#3018


Retired Staff

Retired Wiki Staff

The following is a list of former Wiki Staff members; all of them have been recognized for their role in shaping the wiki by a permanent lavender color highlight on their usernames. Retired staff do not keep their administrative rights, but most retired staff can ask to be retrained and retake their role as an admin if they so wish. All users will be listed here, even if they have been banned for previous actions.

The staff was formerly divided into three groups: patrollers, admins (also known as sysops), and bureaucrats, each with their own rights. Under the mastermind system, trusted editors were given the patroller role which allowed them to review other's edits; experienced editors would be given the administrator role, which gave them more rights than standard patrollers; bureaucrats, also known as masterminds, were given full administrative rights and were always currently or previously webmasters of other Zelda fan sites, and the masterminds were the head team of the wiki who wrote and enforced the rules, created new quality standard policies, and oversaw the wiki in its entirety. In 2014, this system was scrapped. Bureaucrats (masterminds) were renamed to executives, the patroller role was removed as all staff members were given full administrative rights, and a single editor was appointed Wiki Director, who ran most events in the wiki community and organized most projects. This was once again changed on August 22, 2021, when these two groups (administrators and executives) merged into a single group of "Wiki Staff" while still retaining a Wiki Director, removing the position of executive. Because of this, many retired Wiki Staff are listed under the old title of wiki executive, bureaucrat (or mastermind), or administrator because they were members of the staff team before the change.

Furthermore, some people will have a second account link tied to their profile labeled (Zeldapedia). This is because the person originally had an account on Zeldapedia, a different Zelda encyclopedia that merged into Zelda Wiki on June 15, 2019. During this transition, all active Zeldapedia staff members were given administrative rights on Zelda Wiki. Zeldapedia is now kept as an archive and old accounts are linked to it in order to preserve history. People listed under the "Zeldapedia" category were only ever members of the staff team on Zeldapedia, and members in "Zelda Wiki & Zeldapedia" were staff on both Zeldapedia and Zelda Wiki before and after the merge.

On Zeldapedia, there were three types of wiki staff: rollbackers, administrators, and bureaucrats. Rollbackers were simply trusted editors that were given the rollback feature; administrators worked like Wiki Staff and moderated the site; bureaucrats oversaw the whole site and handled user rights, including the promotion of administrators. The occupations of each of these retired staff members are listed under their roles while they were active on Zeldapedia, in order to preserve history.

Retired Wiki Staff
Former Group Username Signature Former Occupation
ZW Logo White.png 52katie -52katie (Talk) Wiki Staff
Abdullah5599 (Formerly "Minion") — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  Bureaucrat
Adam660 Adam [ talk ] Administrator
Ando1400 Ando (talk) Administrator
Aranok Aranok (talk) Patroller
Astroninja1 Astroninja1 (talk) Wiki Staff
Axiomist1875 Axiomist (talk) Administrator
AzelleAx AzelleAx (talk) Wiki Staff
Barquero13095 --Barquero (talk) Administrator
Bob23 Bureaucrat (Former webmaster of the Hylian Help Desk)
Cipriano — ciprianotalk Wiki Staff
CircleHunter (Formerly "Captain Desdinova") Administrator
CodyDaviesTV - Cody (talk) Wiki Staff
Dany36 -- Dany36 (talk) Administrator
Embyr 75 Embyr 75  --Talk-- Patroller
Fury Three - F3 Bureaucrat (Webmaster of HTLoZ II)
JohnGames91 Sysop
K2L3798 K2L (Interrogatory) Patroller
Lars3 Lars Bureaucrat (Co-founder)
Leminnes -Leminnes Sysop (Co-founder)
Link Lab Link Lab (Talk) Administrator
Lord-of-shadow (lord-of-shadow) Sysop
Lozzie Lozzie Bureaucrat (Co-founder)
Mandi2517 Mandi Talk Administrator
MannedTooth MannedTooth (talk) Wiki Staff
Mases554 Mases Bureaucrat (Webmaster of Zelda Dungeon)
Melchizedek1866 - M E L C H I Z E D E K  (TALK) Administrator
MelonSpeedruns (Current account) Administrator
Mr. Wiggles Bureaucrat (Webmaster of Zelda Central)
Midoro Midoro (talk) Administrator
Nox16 Sysop
Owl13 Sysop
Pixel -Pixel TC Executive
PPLToast --PPLToast (talk) Administrator
Scott26 -Scott Bureaucrat
SearanoX Sysop
SnorlaxMonster --SnorlaxMonster Administrator
The Forbidden One Bureaucrat (Former webmaster of The Forbidden One)
Thewindmaker Bureaucrat (Former webmaster of Just Zelda)
Toby --Toby Bureaucrat (Former webmaster of Zelda World and 5 Rupees)
Vaati the Wind Demon (Current account) --Vaati The Wind Demon (talk) Administrator
Wielder of the Sword Sysop
Xizor1429 Xizor Bureaucrat (Former webmaster of LegendOfZelda.com)
Yami Co-Founder
Bureaucrat
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Ceiling Master (Zeldapedia)
Zelda WikiZeldapedia
Zelda WikiZeldapedia
Wiki Staff
Bureaucrat
Tirlby (Zeldapedia)
Zelda WikiZeldapedia
Tirlby (talk)
Tirlby (talk)
Zelda WikiZeldapedia
Wiki Staff
Rollbacker
Greenrupee (Zeldapedia)
Zelda WikiZeldapedia
Zelda WikiZeldapedia
Wiki Staff
Bureaucrat
Zeldapedia Logo.png Altar (Zeldapedia) --Altar Administrator
AuronKaizer (Zeldapedia) --AuronKaizer! Administrator
Baltro (Zeldapedia) Baltro [ talk · edits ] Administrator
Bek The Conqueror (Zeldapedia) --Bek (talk) Administrator
Birdman5589 (Zeldapedia) --Birdman5589 (talk) Rollbacker
Ccbermanzzpedia (Zeldapedia) -- C2 / CC Administrator
Champion Kai (Zeldapedia) Champion Kai (talk) Founder
Darknut15 (Zeldapedia) (Darknut15 (talk) Rollbacker
DjMack (Zeldapedia) DjMackmy talk Administrator
Emem123292 (Zeldapedia) ~emem123292 Rollbacker
EveryDayJoe45 (Zeldapedia) --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) Administrator
Eyewarp (AKA "Sir Real") (Zeldapedia) Sir Real (talk) Rollbacker
Fierce Deku (Zeldapedia) --FierceDeku Rollbacker
Fused Shadow (Zeldapedia) Fused Shadow Administrator
Happyjoe5 (Zeldapedia) Happyjoe5 Administrator
Hero of Time 87 (Zeldapedia) Hero of Time 87 Administrator
Hero of Wisdom (Zeldapedia) -- King Rage Administrator
Hylianhobbit (Zeldapedia) HH Hylianhobbit Signature.gif Rollbacker
Isdrakthül (Zeldapedia) Isdrakthül Rollbacker
Jedimasterlink (Zeldapedia) Jedimasterlink (talk) Administrator
LadyNorbert (Zeldapedia) LadyNorbert Administrator
Lessthan1337 (Zeldapedia) (_esstha(\)1337 Rollbacker
Lisa URAQT (Zeldapedia) --Lisa URAQT Rollbacker
Lord link (Zeldapedia) --Lord linkHoo-rah! Administrator
MaloMart (Zeldapedia) --MaloMart (talk) Rollbacker
McGillivray227 (Zeldapedia) McGillivray227 Administrator
McJeff (Zeldapedia) Jeff (talk·stalk) Rollbacker
Midnaslave (Zeldapedia) midnaslave Administrator
Minish Link (Zeldapedia) ~Minish (talk) Administrator
Moblin slayer (Zeldapedia) --Moblin SlayerOoT Bongo Bongo Artwork.png Rollbacker
Mr kmil (Zeldapedia) Mr kmil Mr kmil Signature.gif Administrator
Murchadah (Zeldapedia) Murchadah Administrator
Naftaliash827 (Zeldapedia) --Naftaliash827 Administrator
Oath to Order (Zeldapedia) Administrator
Oldschoolzeldafan (Zeldapedia) --OldSchoolZeldaFan (talk) Administrator
Oni Dark Link (Zeldapedia) Oni Dark Link Bureaurcrat
Power courage wisdom and time (Zeldapedia) --Power courage wisdom and time (talk) Administrator
Redeadhunter (Zeldapedia) --RedeadhunterRedeadhunter Signature.pngContributions Edits Rollbacker
Richard1990 (Zeldapedia) --Richardtalk Administrator
Scathee (Formerly "Uber Phoeb") (Zeldapedia) ScatheeALttP Link Sprite.png Administrator
Shiram-Ludgerus33 (Zeldapedia)  ShiramLudgerusээ HW Fi Render.png Rollbacker
ShutUpNavi (Zeldapedia) ShutUpNaviTalk to me! Administrator
Solar flute (Zeldapedia) Solar flute (talk) Rollbacker
Thai420 (Zeldapedia) Thai420Talk to me! Administrator
TheNewSheik (Zeldapedia) TheNewSheik Rollbacker
The Midna (Zeldapedia) TheTM Administrator
Triforce 14 (Zeldapedia) Triforce 14Triforce14 Signature.png Administrator
WiseAdventurer (Zeldapedia) WiseAdventurer (talk) Rollbacker
XXXXX (Zeldapedia) --XXXXX Talk to me OR ELSE! Administrator
Xykeb Zraliv (Zeldapedia) Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv Administrator

Retired Community Staff

This list contains all former Community Staff members. These people used to help run the wiki's Discord server and social media, but generally did not directly contribute by editing the wiki. Because of this, some people may be listed under both Retired Wiki Staff and Retired Community Staff in the event that they were a part of both teams.

Prior to August 22, 2021, Discord moderators were split into two groups: Server Moderators and Server Executives. However, these two groups have been merged into one group of Discord moderators under Community Staff. Because of this, some retired Discord staff are listed under the old titles of Server Moderator and Server Executive because of their roles at the time that they were moderators.

Retired Discord White Logo.svg Moderators
Discord Tag Wiki Account Former Occupation
Ceiling Master#2683 (Zeldapedia) Ceiling Master Community Staff
Green Rupee#1824 Greenrupee (Zeldapedia) Server Executive
Freak of Nature#3931 N/A (Zeldapedia) Server Executive
Phem See Grimm#3372 Community Staff
Somothunder (Deleted Account) Server Executive
Sparkles#2003 Community Staff

Retired Partnered Staff

Former Group Group Account Wiki Account Former Occupation
Fandom Logo.png MannedTooth MannedTooth Wiki Manager


Former Masterminds

From 2006 to its removal in 2013, the following were at one point Masterminds for Zelda Wiki.

Masterminds of Zelda Wiki
Mastermind Dates Webmaster(s)
Zelda Universe April 23, 2005 – 2013 Jess Rappaport
HTLOZ September 26, 2006 – January 18, 2009 Fury Three, Tempest, and Captain Cornflake
Hylian Help Desk September 26, 2006 – January 15, 2008 Dave
Just Zelda September 26, 2006 – April 9, 2008
The Forbidden One September 26, 2006 – March 24, 2007
The Temple Ruins September 26, 2006 – January 18, 2009
The Zelda Chronicles September 26, 2006 – March 24, 2007
Zelda Central September 26, 2006 – January 15, 2008 Victor Williams
Zelda Dungeon September 26, 2006 – December 14, 2007
April 20, 2008 – March 30, 2009
April 1, 2009 – October 31, 2011
Mases Hagopian
Zelda Insider September 26, 2006 – January 15, 2008
Zelda Oracles September 26, 2006 – January 15, 2008
January 18, 2008 – January 21, 2009
Henhouse and The Burning Link
Zelda World September 26, 2006 – January 10, 2007 Skermefaten and AppHunter
Zelda Cavern September 28, 2006 – January 18, 2008
April 27, 2008 – July 9, 2008
Link and Kaynil
5 Rupees January 10, 2007 – March 23, 2007
Twilight Plains January 15, 2007 – January 15, 2008
Absolute Zelda February 13, 2007 – January 18, 2009 Nathanial Rumphol-Janc and EA
Forsaken Legend February 15, 2007 – January 18, 2008
July 9, 2008 – January 18, 2009
Sam Brereton
ZeldaInformer July 28, 2007 – August 24, 2011 Dennis Wyman, Ilmari Arnkil, and Phil Stetson
Zelda Legends September 20, 2008 – July 2, 2010 davogones, Khuffie, and lord-of-shadow
Hyrule.net December 27, 2008 – 2013 Dustin and Tappy
Zelda Temple April 15, 2009 – August 11, 2009
September 5, 2010 – October 31, 2011
Amy Bolduc, Jake Johnson, and Tin_Man
Xero Gaming (formerly Legend of Zelda.com) April 29, 2009 – March 4, 2012 Link of Hyrule, Last Chance, and Xizor
The Sacred Realm May 4, 2009 – August 7, 2011 Lysia
Portal to Hyrule June 8, 2009 – 2013 DekuLink
Ordon Village June 23, 2009 – July 3, 2009 Vincent
LegendZelda.net March 10, 2010 – 2013 Noah Glaser
Link's Hideaway September 6, 2010 – 2013 Autydi
Zelda Eternity January 16, 2011 – 2013 Mike and Skermefaten

Contributor Banners

As a way to increase activity, some of the Mastermind sites offer 'Zelda Wiki Contributor' banners to members dedicated to both the forum and Zelda Wiki. The banner is not permanent, as users can be stripped of it if they are suspected of having edited Zelda Wiki articles for the sole purpose of obtaining a banner.

ZU's Zelda Wiki Contributor banner.

Zelda Universe began offering its banner on November 11, 2008. It has since been awarded to 11 people.

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