WiKirby just reached 4,000 articles, with Road to Victory being the 4,000th one! Thanks for your continued support; WiKirby wouldn't be here today without you all!
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WiKirby is a wiki dedicated to all aspects of the Kirby franchise, as produced by HAL Laboratory and distributed by Nintendo. Our primary focus is on the series of video games, with secondary focus on other Kirby related media such as the anime, merchandise, staff members of HAL Laboratory and Nintendo, and tertiary focus on related Nintendo works such as the Super Smash Bros. series and cameo appearances by other video game characters.
Founded in 2010, the wiki strives to be a massive, detailed, professional, and charming repository of Kirby knowledge on the web, while remaining independent in operation both from Nintendo and from wiki farms such as Fandom or Miraheze. WiKirby operates under a formal alliance with other video game wikis in an organization known as NIWA, and seeks to cooperate with these partner wikis in any way possible, whether that takes the form of linking to them via hyperlinks in article text, or sharing information, strategies, and editors with them.
WiKirby seeks to be the most comprehensive-yet-approachable resource for information on the Kirby series of video games, as well as topics in the larger franchise such as the anime series, novels, merchandise lines, and more. WiKirby believes that proper coverage of this beloved franchise requires the utmost care, which should be given as sharply and effectively as the care which HAL Laboratory puts into the series itself. We aim to have a resource in which pages are elaborate but concise, presenting all important details without inflating in word count, and images are as high quality as they can be. Most importantly, WiKirby strives to be a resource that is engaging to readers without being pandering or resorting to cheap humor or jokes (outside of certain special days).
As WiKirby is a wiki, the articles in question are subject to change from any willing contributors, and as such, the wiki should be considered perpetually unfinished. In addition to the writing standards lain above, WiKirby also seeks to assist inexperienced wiki users as best it can, and forgive their mistakes as they learn the craft. Readers who spot mistakes or missing information in articles are more than welcome to pop into the editing booth and make contributions, and should not fear reprisal for doing so.
All of our textual content is hosted with the GNU Free Documentation License, and as such, can be freely copied, modified, and reproduced for educational purposes. For more information, see our general disclaimer.
WiKirby first came online on January 24th, 2010. It was created as a joint effort from users from other NIWA wikis, namely Tacopill of Lylat Wiki, Adam of Zelda Wiki, Moydow of Fire Emblem Wiki, and Axiomist, who became WiKirby's original owner. These users and others worked diligently to create the groundwork for the wiki and saw it through the early days, dealing with many problems along the way. Around this time, there were negotiations for WiKirby and the Kirby Wikia (now known as the Kirby Wiki on Fandom) to merge into a single community, but these ultimately fell through.
As time went by, Axiomist continued his work, and new users came to occupy the upper echelons of staff via their efforts, including Vellidragon and T.c.w7468. Unfortunately, Axiomist (real name Joshua P. LeJeune) passed away on March 18, 2011 at only 30 years of age. Vellidragon assumed the mantle of WiKirby's lead administrator and bureaucrat, while Tacopill assumed the role of server host under grifkuba, and Dr. Archaic came to hold the domains. Not long after Axiomist's untimely death, the wiki fell into a state of dormancy for several years.
Starting in 2015, new life was breathed into the wiki when a separate Kirby fan community - first operating under "The Kirby Club" and then under "Meta Naito" (both sites are now defunct) - took interest in the site. Operating from the Discord server of "Shiver Star", they began to make large updates to the wiki, including the infamous Kirby & The Amazing Mirror mapping project and covering the then-newly-announced game Kirby: Planet Robobot. At the time, Vellidragon and Tacopill took notice of this activity, and began to inquire. A deal was made to formally induct the Shiver Star server as WiKirby's official Discord server and appoint the server's leader Fubaka as a new administrator.
From then on, activity continued on the wiki in fits and spurts as the Discord server slowly grew, with both communities benefiting greatly from the partnership and eventually merging into one. Additionally, affiliations were made with another independent fan site known as Kirby Informer. Not long after WiKirby surpassed the 3,000 article milestone in 2019, Vellidragon fell into inactivity, and Fubaka was elected as the first official Editor-in-Chief under Tacopill's supervision.
In March of 2020, Fubaka retired from the Editor-in-Chief position, and an election passed the role to YoshiFlutterJump. It was around this time that Project Clean-Up was started, which heralded a period of extensive renovation and overhauls for the wiki. YoshiFlutterJump retired in April of 2021, and a third Editor-in-Chief was elected in his stead, Gigi, who currently holds the position. On the 29th of October, 2022, WiKirby switched server hosting from grifkuba to System Theta, headed by Ampera and Soveia, dropping its use of advertisements in the process. On December 10th, 2022, Pinkyoshifan was elected as WiKirby's first Assistant Editor-in-Chief, under Gigi. A few months later, on the 25th of March, 2023, WiKirby hit its 4000 article milestone. The wiki has come a long way since its period of dormancy, with up to hundreds of edits being made daily by its steadily growing user base.
Additional pieces of history can be found on the Archive page.
What is WiKirby up to right now?
WiKirby has become fairly complete when it comes to information about the games, characters, anime, and other details relating therein (with the most notable exception being glitches pages, which are still largely incomplete). These days, much of the focus when it comes to new content comes in the form of making pages for the novel series, music pages, merchandise, and other extended media outside of the games themselves. In addition, many existing pages are being refurbished to make them cleaner, more complete, and more concise. Anyone who wishes to assist with these efforts can find more specific instructions on the Maintenance or Current events pages.
WiKirby thanks all of its readers, and wishes them peaceful sleep and hopeful dreams.