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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]

FringePedia
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Home Page - FringePedia
Type of site
TV series fansite
Available inEnglish
OwnerDennis Acevedo
Created byDennis Acevedo
Websitehttp://fringepedia.net
Alexa rankNegative increase 547,344 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationOnly To Contribute
LaunchedJuly 23, 2008
Current statusActive
Content license
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license

HistoryEdit

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.

ImpactEdit

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]

ShutdownEdit

Fringepedia ceased operation in early 2017 for unknown reasons.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fringepedia.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ a b "FringePedia:About". FringePedia. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2011-02-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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.