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The Ages of the Animal Crossing Wiki

Old Era August 14th, 2005
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May, 2007
Pseudo-Ancient Era May, 2007
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November, 2008
New Era November, 2008
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August, 2009
Entropial Era August, 2009
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January, 2010
Magnificence Era January, 2010
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May, 2010
Metamophosis Era May, 2010
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August 1st, 2010
Anniversary Era August 1st, 2010
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September 10th, 2010
Slowdown Era September 10th, 2010
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November 3rd
Oasis Era November 3rd
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Present Day

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This user joined during the Magnificence Era.


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This user joined during the Metamophosis Era.


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History

Old Era - August 2005 to May 2007

The Old Era was the time after the creation of the wiki, but before any mega-users (those with edits > 500) arrived. The wiki was a fairly empty place, with less than 100 articles for a long time. No active users from today joined in the Old Era.

Pseudo-Ancient Era - May 2007 to November 2008

This era was between May, 2007 and the release of City Folk. The wiki was a lot more active than in the Old Era, as there were a few mega-users. Again, no active users of today came from the Pseudo-Ancient era.

New Era - November 2008 to August 2009

The wiki at this period in its history was busy, for City Folk had just been released. This prompted many new users to join the wiki, and many of those (well, 4) became admins and were active for the entire era. Most administrators and active 'main' users were from England.

Entropial Era - August 2009 to January, 2010

After the surge of the New Era, the people who had been interested in City Folk started to lose interest in the franchise, becoming inactive. And that was most of the admins at the time. The quick development of the wiki, fueled by the many projects created in the previous era, was slowed, almost to a halt near the end of the era.

Magnificence Era - January 2010 to May, 2010

This era came after the period of low interest in Animal Crossing series, and gradually gained many users as it progressed. Most 'main' users now joined in the Magnificence Era. This showed a shift, in that most active users were (and still are) American.

Metamorphosis Era - May, 2010 to August, 2010

The rapid buzz of this wiki's social aspects, such as blogs and wi-fi meetings increased to a huge level. The wiki itself changed loads, new skins, new rules, new main page layout... all of these and many more new things appeared in this era.

Anniversary Era - August 2010

The Fifth Anniversary was perhaps the time when most activity happened on the wiki. As blog comments went up, article creation counts went down, primarily because, until Animal Crossing: New Leaf, most of the series had been covered.

Slowdown Era - August, 2010 to November, 2010

The onset of school for another year gradually muffled the chattiness of the wiki, until it became somewhat like the peak of the New Era. It is expected to continue through to November.

Oasis Era - November, 2010 to Present Day

In November, 2010 the new Wikia skin, Oasis went live for every user, and the previous skins, Monaco, and Monobook, were disabled, and all wikis were forced to switch. Many large wikis left Wikia, as they disliked the new skin. On the Animal Crossing Wiki, the skin was generally disliked, but after modifications became nicer. A new logo was added, the background was grass, as it always had been, and all was well.

PREDICTED ERAS

Dimensional Era - March, 2011 to Autumn/Fall 2011

Many new users will join during this era, a time which could be likened to 'New.2'. The release of the revolutionary Nintendo 3DS, as well as its many upcoming games will spark a huge new influx of articles, as well as huge amounts of blogs and general discussion of the games. Old, inactive users may return.

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