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Bibliotheca Anonoma

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The Bibliotheca Anonoma is a research library tasked with collecting, documenting, and safeguarding the grand legacy of Internet Folklife: The shared experiences of humanity in a limitless digital network, a virtual universe which has engendered civilizations, culture, trade... and warfare.

The Bibliotheca Anonoma was founded in 2010 by a small, closely knit task force focused on saving the Internet Folklife we've enjoyed. Since then, it has grown significantly as we've adopted content from Shii's Wiki, rescued significant amounts of data for the Internet Archive, and carried on the legendary legacy of Wikichan and its monitors. We can't do this alone, though: contribution is how we grow.

This library has been based on the Github Gollum Wiki engine since 2011. It's more impressive than you might imagine: the wiki is Git-based, so anyone can back up the entire wiki, images, and all edit history for offline view in minutes. It's editable by anyone that has a Github account. Most of all, we don't have to worry about hosting, DDOS, and spam protection (which killed Wikichan).

Inspirations and Forerunners

  • Everything Shii Knows - Shii's Personal Wiki directly inspired the creation of the Bibliotheca Anonoma, since he had a small page of saved content from Wikichan and ED. His wiki was the only remaining reference to Wikichan before this wiki.
  • Wikichan - A 4chan based wiki built by a task force to discover, archive, and present great stories from 4chan. Wikichan's task force practically invented the field of 4chan history, which was important as they worked before the rise of fuuka-archivers.
  • Insurgency Wiki - A family of wikis made explicitly for the purpose of supporting Anonymous's many raids, before Operation Payback. It held a long pedigree of projects, dox, and raid history. Unfortunately, data was constantly lost due to deadbeat admins or the scourge of the Partyvan. Other groups managed to create mirrors or backups, but most were outdated and anons quickly lost interest.
  • Encyclopedia Dramatica - The famously controversial shock wiki built on raid culture and the ideal of parodying everything that can be documented on a wiki.
  • LURKMOAR Wiki - The oldest 4chan wiki. It was inactive for many years due to the rise of the Partyvan and ED Wikis, but outlasted them both, and is seeing a bit of a revival today.
  • YSWiki - The Yotsuba Society attempted to create a revived Wikichan, scraping whatever remained from the Internet Archive.
  • Vryd.net - Some anon that created his own personal database of 4chan content, some of which came from this wiki. Awesome guy.

Installation and Editing

  • Hosting - Want to back up or host a mirror of the Bibliotheca Anonoma? Follow this guide and you'll have one up easily.
  • Editing This Wiki - If you're mystified by how Github Gollum works and how to edit it, (it is a very unique wiki), never fear! Just read this guide and all will be fine and dandy.

Improvements and Possible Modifications

Tools

Stuff that we use to maintain the wiki. They need lots of work and attention.

  • Mediawiki2Markdown - Our crappy little Mediawiki converting scripts. It's not perfect, and it causes a few problems with links, but it's the only thing we got.

Bibliotheca Anonoma

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Stories

Check the Workroom for content we're still reviewing.

Art

History

Books

Collections

Website Archives

Encyclopedia

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