Community:Donkey Kong Wiki
|Donkey Kong Wiki is dedicated to Nintendo's longest-running series, covering everything from the inaugural 1981 arcade classic right up to the present day.|
|— NIWA on Donkey Kong Wiki|
|Donkey Kong Wiki|
May 25, 2008 Wikia
November 12, 2010 Inducted into NIWA
Donkey Kong Wiki is an independent wiki, owned by Porplemontage, that covers all aspects of Nintendo's Donkey Kong series and relevant spin-offs, such as the Super Smash Bros. Series. Like many NIWA inductees, Donkey Kong Wiki was founded on Wikia by Wiki443556 on May 25, 2008, only to move to an independent server two years later. Donkey Kong Wiki was officially inducted into the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance as the organization's thirteenth wiki on November 12, 2010.
The site was founded on May 25, 2008, two days after the Mario Party Wikia was founded. The two were former sister sites until the DKWikia's move. Initially, contributors from both sites helped, but after a short period of time, the Donkey Kong Wiki would see a drop in activity. There were low community efforts, and the Wikia version founder himself soon stopped contributing. Thus desperateness led whatever users were left to take article content and images from Super Mario Wiki in order to make up for what wasn't on the wiki already. However, even after, the wiki was still short of many, many articles and the remaining users abandoned the wiki, save for some random contributors.
The site would later see a revival in activity once site leader HavocReaper48 had joined the project. He, being a large Donkey Kong Country fan himself, would help overhaul the site with a spark of activity thanks to his own efforts and additional help from editors from various wikis (notably SmashWiki). Havoc quickly became an administrator and later bureaucrat. One of the older inactive admins, The Forgotten Beast, even came back out of a hiatus.
However, the site experienced much trouble when Wikia had made its "Oasis" skin mandatory. This skin, which was an extremely controversial decision made by the Wikia Staff, would force the wiki to secede from Wikia in order to continue the emphasis on content.