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AtticTelephone

Why is there a Fandom Doom Wiki?

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I was wondering why there was a Fandom Doom Wiki, since there was already a better and more visually appealing Doom wiki, so why is there a Fandom one? Is it for the fans of newer Doom titles? Does r/Doom know about this? Do any of you use the Fandom wiki at all?

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There's a Fandom wiki for everything. Movies, TV shows, books, and of course, video games. Of course, Doom being as popular as it is, would inevitably get a Fandom wiki. 

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1 hour ago, AtticTelephone said:

I was wondering why there was a Fandom Doom Wiki

Don't you wonder why porn have its own fandom wiki, though?

 

It's like Rule34, everything have a fandom page, somehow and somewhere. Even me.

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The Wikia is a piece of crap. Most articles they just copied and pasted from the DOOM Wiki, then they fill it up with ads, which means they are getting paid for things they did not make. Not all of the Wikia is copied and pasted, but I recommend not using it, because it is evil.

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45 minutes ago, LiT_gam3r said:

The Wikia is a piece of crap. Most articles they just copied and pasted from the DOOM Wiki, then they fill it up with ads, which means they are getting paid for things they did not make. Not all of the Wikia is copied and pasted, but I recommend not using it, because it is evil.

Not QUITE the truth; it's more like the Doom Wiki originally started on Wikia, so it was indeed written originally by members of the community. But they eventually got fed up with Wikia's eventual evolution into an ad-plasterer, and so one day, they backed up the content and split cleanly off from it. There's no mechanism for deleting the content they had there (and would already be out there on mirrors and the like, anyway), so about all they could do to protest the direction was to, very literally, disown it and disassociate.

 

So more accurately, originally the Doom Wiki was a copy and paste of the Wikia wiki, because that was the original Doom Wiki. Over time though, the community has coalesced around the independent Doom Wiki, and basically a fair bit of content since then has diverged.

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11 hours ago, LiT_gam3r said:

Wikia [...] I recommend not using it, because it is evil.

This part here is factual though

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But even if the Doom Wiki had always been independent, there would be a "fandom" wiki too anyway. Anyone can create any wiki they want on fandom.

 

Like for the Elder Scrolls, the UESP wiki is super old and has always been independent, but that didn't stop some idiots from creating a few elder scrolls wikis on fandom.

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2 hours ago, InDOOMnesia said:

"There can be only one!"

 

-Lo Wang, I guess.

 

You half a man you used to be!

 

More seriously, it has one because Fandom has one for every fucking thing, basically. There's even a "Villains" wiki lol. Too bad I'm not there yet.

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45 minutes ago, seed said:

There's even a "Villains" wiki lol. Too bad I'm not there yet.

 

You not being there is another proof that Fandom sucks :D

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