This wiki was created on February 26th, 2008 by Mobutu4 and The Resisting Pig (no longer has a wikia account). It started off as a basic project until people such as Clank720 and The Forgotten Beast joined the wiki, where it exploded and many pages were added. The wiki was also given fancy layout, and a favicon was added!
Rise of Pac-Man Wiki
- This section is a narrative by Mobutu4's point of view. Mobutu4Talk To Me!!! 07:45, December 4, 2013 (UTC)
- When I started the Pac-Man wiki, I originally had no idea on where to begin building it. My knowledge of creating templates (to use for making infoboxes and other templates necessary to make a complete wiki) was nil, and I only knew basic formatting and HTML. I did not receive much help from the other co-founder, The Resisting Pig. He proposed the wiki to be created but didn't do anything afterwards. I contacted Wikia to remove his bureaucratic rights as he wasn't using those powers at all.
Before I made the Pac-Man wiki, my Wikia experience was limited to the Ratchet & Clank wiki as that was the only wiki I contributed to. I was a frequent editor around 2009 and was a top 10 contributor. I decided that I would ask assistance of some of my friends on there, namely Clank720 and Tigernose. I gave Clank sysop rights, and he instantly became a big help. He gave the wiki a new look and contributed as much as he could. This was easily the most important boost to the wiki.
At around the end of 2009, I took a break from the wiki for a long time, and it drifted somewhere in the back of my mind to be forgotten. I don't have much idea of what went on here while I was gone.
Return and Explosion of Contribution
During the year 2011, I returned to the wiki only to find people asking Wikia for my head. They wanted to do the same as what happened to The Resisting Pig. I apologized for my inactivity and returned to editing. This is about the time when a whole bunch of people started editing and really began to make the wiki more clean. The 100 article barrier was long broken and we celebrated our wiki's successes. But there was still much more to come.
Once again, I completely forgot about the wiki, and unfortunately, so did most of the other admins. The wiki sat in a dark age as there was nobody to ensure that content was real and nobody would rollback if it wasn't. Especially many a new games coming out in the series, it was the worst time for this to happen. Activity died and the wiki was left in shambles.
The Great Return
I returned once again on December 2, 2013. But this time, I'm not leaving and I would like to bring back what this wiki once was. I need help reorganizing and adding content to existing pages, as well as creating new pages full of content we don't have. That's where you come in!