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YPPedia is a free-content encyclopedia, written collaboratively by Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates players from around the world. The site is a wiki, which means that anyone can edit articles simply by clicking on the edit this page link.

For help topics and questions see Help:Contents.

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YPPedia History

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YPPedia was created in July 2005 by the Three Rings developers. Although the developers had tossed the idea around for a while, a successful unofficial wiki jump-started their plans. As of today, there are 29,444 articles in the wiki; every day thousands of visitors from around the world make hundreds of edits and create many new articles to enhance the amount of knowledge held by the YPPedia encyclopedia.

All the text in YPPedia, and most images and other content, is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution[1] (CC BY) license. Contributions remain the property of their creators, while the CC BY license ensures the content will remain freely distributable and reproducible (see the copyright notice and the content disclaimer for more information).

Exploring YPPedia

The main reason visitors come to this site is to acquire knowledge. The second reason is to share knowledge. In fact, at this very instant, several articles are being improved. You can view the changes at the recent changes page. New articles are also being recorded.

YPPedia also has a lot of improvement projects. The hope of any contributor is to provide useful and accurate information to others, and the projects help coordinate efforts. Most articles start as stubs, but after many contributions, they become much improved.

Contributing to YPPedia

Anyone can contribute to YPPedia by clicking on the Edit this page tab in an article. Before starting to contribute however, you should check out some handy helping tools such as the Wikipedia tutorial and the policies and guidelines, as well as our help pages.

Behind YPPedia

YPPedia uses the MediaWiki software. It is an open-source program that is used on all WikiMedia projects.

The hardware supporting the project is based on three servers hosted in various hosting centers around the world.

For technical bug information about YPPedia you can check out the Known bugs page.

How to contact project members

If you require more information, the first place to go is the Help:Contents. To contact individual contributors, you should leave them a message on their talk page. The standard place to ask policy and project-related questions is the Help desk. You can also reach other editors via the Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates Forums, because YPPedia usernames match forum usernames.

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