Fringepedia

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FringePedia
Fringepedia.net-logo.png
Web address http://fringepedia.net
Commercial? No
Type of site TV series fansite
Registration Only To Contribute
Available in English
Content license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license
Owner Dennis Acevedo
Created by Dennis Acevedo
Launched July 23, 2008
Alexa rank negative increase 547,344 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

FringePedia is a wiki-powered online encyclopedia of information regarding the American science fiction television series Fringe. Launched on July 23, 2008 by Dennis Acevedo,[2] the site uses MediaWiki software to maintain a user-created database of information. It is the largest, fan-generated, online encyclopedia for Fringe, and is intended to be the most comprehensive source data about the show.[3] The site is not affiliated with Warner Bros. Entertainment, Bad Robot Productions, FB2 Films Inc., DC Comics/Wildstorm, or any other persons or organizations responsible for the production, promotion or distribution of Fringe.[2]

History[edit]

Designed by Dennis Acevedo, the website was launched on 23 July, 2008, one day after Fringe was originally screened at San Diego Comic-Con International. Acevedo created the site to allow fans to "organize, read, better understand and better enjoy the extensive amount of information" presented during the popular science-fiction saga.

Impact[edit]

Five months after its launch, Andrew Hanson from the Los Angeles Times recommended FringePedia as a "pool of collective knowledge" that's "fun for everyone".[4] In 2011, Into the Looking Glass: Exploring the Worlds of Fringe author Sarah Clarke Stuart referred to FringePedia as the "main" wiki site for fans, explaining that the site is "reliable in its archiving of episodes and episode transcripts." However, Clarke Stuart did criticize FringePedia for not keeping its homepage announcements up-to-date.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fringepedia.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "FringePedia:About". FringePedia. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  3. ^ Scott Lewinski, John (5 February 2009). "Fringe Gets Its Own ‘Pedia,’ New Promo Posters". Wired. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  4. ^ Hanson, Andrew (2008-12-10). "'FRINGE': Web-surfing for 'Fringe'-fanatics". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  5. ^ Clarke Stuart, Sarah (2011). Into the Looking Glass: Exploring the Worlds of Fringe. ECW Press. p. 183. ISBN 1-77041-051-1.