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Aug 4, 2008 12:29 PM

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In light of our recent buyout, we have recreated our Wikipedia article for the 4th time in 2 years. This time though, I think it's safe to say we won't be deleted :)

Check it out here, and feel free to help out with whatever info you can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyAnimeList
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Aug 4, 2008 12:58 PM

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*gasp*

I didn't know MAL was on wikipedia...
Hello!
 
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Aug 4, 2008 12:59 PM

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Way to go! Knew that this would happen sooner or later. Take that, Wikipedia!
 
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oh wow XD
 
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Aug 4, 2008 1:10 PM

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Don't celebrate just yet. I've seem many "badges" on WikiUsers pages for helping get the previous MAL articles removed. It's safe to say that these users will be there trying to get it deleted again.
 
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Aug 4, 2008 1:25 PM

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ZinnKid said:
Don't celebrate just yet. I've seem many "badges" on WikiUsers pages for helping get the previous MAL articles removed. It's safe to say that these users will be there trying to get it deleted again.


Well, since the site has been sold, I think it is safe to assume that MAL is know acknowledged internationally and I bet that this time it won't be that easy to remove MAL from wikipedia. At least I hope so. People need to understand that MAL IS better than anidb.

And probably the first edit to the page: added a line about staff members under "Current Features" They shouldn't be left out!
 
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Aug 4, 2008 1:27 PM

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well, it was becuase of our comments, that anidb was deleted from wikipedia lol =P
so in this situatuon it's not too usefull to compare the two
 
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Aug 4, 2008 1:30 PM

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The rich get richer, the popular get popular and the otaku-based websites get more otaku's XP
 
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Aug 4, 2008 1:47 PM
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^ Very cute sig by the way!

That seems cool. WORLD KNOWLEDGE FTW!



 
Aug 4, 2008 2:05 PM

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Finally looks like MAL has a fighting chance on Wiki this time...


DRAGON EGGS!!!!
Help them hatch:
 
Aug 4, 2008 2:32 PM

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DaBigD said:
People need to understand that MAL IS better than anidb.
Why can't both just exist? AniDB isn't a social site, it's a DB.

I lol'd at "beautiful user-interfaces".

To start, I think
"(whose alias is "Xinil" on the site)"
and
"Information such as date of birth and the actor's name in kanji are listed."

It sounds like Wikipedia is pitching the site, that's not good. It should just be straight and informative.
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From 100-1000, how much do you love LWL?
OVER 9000!!!
 
Aug 4, 2008 2:36 PM

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LoveWifeLunch said:
DaBigD said:
People need to understand that MAL IS better than anidb.
Why can't both just exist? AniDB isn't a social site, it's a DB.

I lol'd at "beautiful user-interfaces".

To start, I think
"(whose alias is "Xinil" on the site)"


lol well, "beautiful user-interfaces" was not written by us, that part was directly quoted =P

and I fixed the Xinil reference. the second point you made I think is straight and informative enough.
 
Aug 4, 2008 2:55 PM

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Fair enough. I can't deny that MAL looks nice.

On the MAL disambiguation page I see that MyAnimeList is at the top when there should be some order there like most disambiguation pages.

And should http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=my+anime+list&ns0=1 redirect to MyAnimeList's page?
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MistaCloudStrife said:
From 100-1000, how much do you love LWL?
OVER 9000!!!
 
Aug 4, 2008 3:02 PM

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LoveWifeLunch said:
On the MAL disambiguation page I see that MyAnimeList is at the top when there should be some order there like most disambiguation pages.


hmm, yea but i can't figure out what the order is, since it doesn't seem to be alphabetical. Last time I did this someone else reordered it for me so I'll just let them do it again.



done
 
Aug 4, 2008 3:08 PM

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Right, I'd like to see them try and delete it this time. Mal is more well known than half of the subjects that have articles on Wikipedia...
Your search on "Oran Solus" returned the following quotes:
"Oran Solus? I know him. What a wanker. He still owes me a tenner." Oscar Wilde
"Oran, you're so intelligent and awesome <3" Bakayaro
"Oran's sexy." LolitaDecay
"Oran is a sophisticated penguin." Drybananna
"Oran is a Hand-Eye you faggots." EddieSpaghetti
"Oran for Prime Minister." the_prime_one
"Oran is all that is stated in his sig and more." orbitzz


 
Aug 4, 2008 3:15 PM

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Yay, MAL Wiki again~ you're fast kei, hahahaha. XD
 
Aug 4, 2008 3:21 PM

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I can't believe they'd delete the article three times :(

Here's to hoping fourth times the charm!

"I'd suck you~" Berri||Desu Ne?
 
Aug 4, 2008 3:50 PM

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Here we go again ^^' Lets hope it is deemed worthy of staying this time.



Kemonomimi Shoujo, a site dedicated to beautiful nekomimis, inumimis, kitsunemimis, usagimimis and more! Check out the club, too!
 
Aug 4, 2008 3:56 PM

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Oh wow... what have I missed? o.o;

Also, looks like it'll be tagged as an advertisement at the very least.
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Aug 4, 2008 4:02 PM
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Finally, the Wiki Lives~!
 
Aug 4, 2008 4:05 PM

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I find that now since MAL is a corporation I am less attributed to be as invested in the MAL.
 
Aug 4, 2008 4:05 PM

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Speaking of buyout.. that means the owner information on wiki is already wrong ^^
 
Aug 4, 2008 4:06 PM

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Wow, we have a Wikipedia page? That's pretty rad.
 
Aug 4, 2008 4:06 PM

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Hey, the wiki is back up!! Hope it'll stay this time :P
 
Aug 4, 2008 4:12 PM

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Didn't know MAL had a wiki. Thats brilliant. Hopefully it will stay up.
 
Aug 4, 2008 4:28 PM

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Haha, I love how you guys are so adamant about the wiki article.

Then again, if its on Wikipedia, I deem it the truth. =P
 
Aug 4, 2008 6:02 PM

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Awesome!

 
Aug 4, 2008 6:53 PM

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sorry for being so ignorant but why did wikipedia delete previous articles of MAL and Anidb from the site?

 
Aug 4, 2008 7:02 PM

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sorry for being so ignorant but why did wikipedia delete previous articles of MAL and Anidb from the site?
Because it was demeed unimportant, nobody would use it for research and was just advertising the site.
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MistaCloudStrife said:
From 100-1000, how much do you love LWL?
OVER 9000!!!
 
Aug 4, 2008 7:13 PM

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Oh my...again?
*prays it will stick this time*
MAL was BOUGHT I'm sure that sounds wiki-worthy now >_> *slaps wiki*


 
Aug 4, 2008 7:46 PM

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Speaking of buyout.. that means the owner information on wiki is already wrong ^^


xinil still owns MAL for all intents and purposes. craveonline has simply bought certain rights to MAL.
 
Aug 4, 2008 9:26 PM

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me saw 3rd try... ;.;

but i'm glad the 4th one will last even longer. >w<
 
Aug 4, 2008 9:42 PM

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Every single community I've been in, there's always a struggle to get their article on wikipedia. :P
 
Aug 4, 2008 10:40 PM

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I hope it actually stays up this time, I actually think that it will due to the recent buy-out.


#NBHNC
 
Aug 4, 2008 11:40 PM

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Finally, the Wiki Lives~!


And i think its safe to say it will live for a while yet :3
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Aug 5, 2008 12:47 AM

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Just because it was bought by a corporation doesn't mean it is of "importance".
Also way to many of the references are non-news sites. They are of blogs, which is not viewed highly on WP.
 
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Hopefully its there to stay, the only thing Im concerned about is it seems MAL is on wikipedia, but Craveonline is not.
 
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The article looks better this time, maybe it's gonna stay for a longer while, hope so^^

...but the "beautiful user-interfaces" part is a little too much... even if it's a quote;) if someone were to check out this "beauty" they'd be chotto disappointed :/
Though I'm not sure if this reffers to the whole page (layout, colour themes etc.) or user profiles, anime/manga list and stuff made by the users... Either way, I'd throw this part out.

One more thing: LUV MAL (and everyone involved with the site^^) and hope the site grows, grows & GROWS even more
 
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I think the owner should be changed to CraveOnline on the wikipedia article.
 
Aug 5, 2008 8:05 AM

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I hope nobody deletes the page again >_<

Music is from the soul~ ♥
 
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I didn't know MAL was on wikipedia...


Everything is on Wikipedia :P

Hope they keep it. I whould think that it whould qualify as noteworthy enough for Wikipedia, which really has many things that are much less noteworthy

 
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Oh and BTW, can someone add the article on ANN to Wikipedia? I don't know how to add references to Wikipedia. Don't wanna make any wrong changes to our cute lil' wiki page ^^
 
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Oh and BTW, can someone add the article on ANN to Wikipedia? I don't know how to add references to Wikipedia. Don't wanna make any wrong changes to our cute lil' wiki page ^^


added

I have also changed the owner information, given the new information at the bottom of the site
 
Aug 5, 2008 9:33 AM

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kei-clone said:
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On the MAL disambiguation page I see that MyAnimeList is at the top when there should be some order there like most disambiguation pages.


hmm, yea but i can't figure out what the order is, since it doesn't seem to be alphabetical. Last time I did this someone else reordered it for me so I'll just let them do it again.


Yeah that would have been me, here I'll go and fix it again.
 
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i'm too lazy to do this myself, but shouldn't "79,855 users have listed 4,529,962 anime and 807,825 manga entries" be in there somewhere?

DaBigD said:
Oh and BTW, can someone add the article on ANN to Wikipedia? I don't know how to add references to Wikipedia. Don't wanna make any wrong changes to our cute lil' wiki page ^^

I could be wrong, but isn't this just a plagiarized version of the yahoo article?
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Hopefully this time it will work out. :D


 
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i'm too lazy to do this myself, but shouldn't "79,855 users have listed 4,529,962 anime and 807,825 manga entries" be in there somewhere?

DaBigD said:
Oh and BTW, can someone add the article on ANN to Wikipedia? I don't know how to add references to Wikipedia. Don't wanna make any wrong changes to our cute lil' wiki page ^^

I could be wrong, but isn't this just a plagiarized version of the yahoo article?

They are both press releases, not really articles and so I doubt Wikipedia would be too happy with them.
 
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I think the owner should be changed to CraveOnline on the wikipedia article.

"CraveOnline is a unit of AtomicOnline, which operates a stable of online media sites. "

~http://www.socaltech.com/craveonline_buys_anime_manga_site/s-0016715.html


 
Aug 7, 2008 1:31 PM

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You were delated? I didnt know that. Well. The article is good, I think
 
Aug 8, 2008 1:26 AM

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Wow, didn't occur to me that MAL would be on wiki. I also didn't know the site was big time like that.

Very cool.
 
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