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The Scrooge McDuck Wiki was founded on October 27th, 2015, by a user known as Heather the dragon rider, following her distaste with the fact that of the Duckburg Wiki and other English Disney comics Wikis, there was not a single one to document all Disney comics at once. She set right to work, designing the original homepage (an archived version of which can be seen here) and creating a few polls (some of which can still be seen on the homepage today). She then created the wiki's first page, which was, fittingly, Scrooge McDuck. The wiki's next few pages were also created on this first day: Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck (originally created as separate pages for each nephew, but later merged), Carl Barks, and Gladstone Gander. These early pages were devoid of much content, containing only a single sentence describing each character along with an image, but they soon grew, becoming longer and more informative.
By December of 2015, over 20 additional pages had been added to wiki. Among these were the Rules and Guidelines of the wiki, which are, with a few modifications, still in use to this day. On December 11th, following an invitation from Heather on the Disney Wiki, the wiki's second user joined: Scrooge MacDuck, who would one day become head administrator of the wiki. He began adding more content to pages, starting with the Blackheart Beagle page. He also began to create new pages, starting with Angus McDuck.
Although Scrooge MacDuck was increasingly active on the wiki, Heather became less so throughout the year. On April 23rd, Heather promoted Scrooge to the rank of Content Moderator.
Finally, in September of 2016, following an inquiry about where she had been, Heather gave admin rights to Scrooge MacDuck, telling him that she would be leaving the wiki and that he was now in charge.
Scrooge continued to add to and improve upon the wiki, introducing the general "Introduction-Description-Behind the scenes" page format that is used on most pages of the wiki and creating many of the wiki's infoboxes. On August 23rd, he created a thread on the Feathery Society in an attempt to find more editors for the wiki, however, it failed to garner much attention.
In October, Scrooge MacDuck created a new homepage design (archived here ), inadvertently marking the occasion of the wiki's first anniversary. That version was edited and revised into this version, which remained the basic design of the homepage, with a few modifications, until Summer of 2018.
In November, Scrooge MacDuck created the Notability Conventions of the wiki, which have stood largely unchanged to this day.
Hundreds of new pages were added to the wiki during this time, mainly by Scrooge MacDuck.
Scrooge MacDuck continued to add a prolific amount of content to the wiki throughout 2017. In August of that year, a new user joined the wiki, George W. Lucas. He created many new pages, and was, for much of the year, the second-most active member of the wiki.
In October of 2017, Scrooge MacDuck created the term "2017 Continuum", used to refer to the alternate continuity in which DuckTales 2017 takes place. He then began to create many pages relating to the Continuum.
In November, a user known as TheBoySwamp joined the wiki, and was also an active editor for much of the year, mainly adding pages which were linked to but non-existent.
Both George W. Lucas and TheBoySwamp eventually became less active, until they both stopped editing entirely, TheBoySwamp on December 5th, and George W. Lucas on December 22nd.
On December 26th, Scrooge MacDuck created page called Walt Disney Classics, examining the connections between the classic Disney animated films' relationship to the Duckverse. He created a thread on the Feathery Society linking to the page. On December 27th, a user known as Scroogerello joined the wiki, and still occasionally edits to this day. Also on this day, Scrooge MacDuck created a thread on the Feathery Society about the wiki reaching its 666th page, Chernabog. And on December 29th, a user known as Drleevezan joined the wiki (which he had heard of through the previously mentioned threads), and began to edit very actively.
Both Scrooge MacDuck and Drleevezan continued to actively edit the wiki throughout 2018. On January 10th, a user known as Darkanine (who also happened to be, at the time, head admin of the Duckburg Wiki) joined the wiki, and began editing somewhat actively.
On March 11th, Scrooge MacDuck created the Canon Outliers page, outlining the wiki's policy for characters not owned by Disney that are nonetheless canon to the Duckverse.
On March 14th, Drleevezan created the page Canonicity of Silly Symphonies, a page explaining the canon relationship of the Silly Symphony cartoons to the comics. He later created many similar pages, including Canonicity of Disney Afternoon shows, Canonicity of Pixar Films, and Canonicity of Disney Television Animation series.
In late March, a page about Fluffy and Mervin being added to the wiki prompted their creator Debbie Anne Perry (using the username DebbieP) to briefly begin editing the wiki, marking the first time the creator of something featured on the wiki edited it.
On April 16, a user known as RadarRiot began editing the wiki, and still occasionally edits (although he has been told not to create any more pages until every other page he has created have been completely filled).
On April 22nd, Remy13127 of the Picsou Wiki proposed that the Scrooge McDuck Wiki merge with the Duckburg Wiki. Remy13127, Dark Yada, KOMΙΞ, Darkanine, Scrooge MacDuck, and Drleevezan all took part in the discussion. Although it was agreed in the discussion that the merger should take place, many members of the Picsou Wiki disagreed with the merger due to the Scrooge McDuck Wiki's covering a wider scope of canon than the other wikis, and thus, the merger didn't come to pass just yet. (more details here)
On April 23rd, Drleevezan began editing the Duckburg Wiki, in preparation of an adoption request
On April 27th, Scrooge MacDuck created a guide to creating character pages properly.
On May 2nd, Heather the dragon rider briefly returned to the wiki to give Scrooge MacDuck bureaucrat rights.
In late May, Drleevezan discovered a series of three interactive comics about internet safety starring Disney characters. He, Scrooge MacDuck, and Disney Comics Archival Editor David Gerstein managed to discover all three in the Internet Archive and on Disney.com.au (although they have since been removed from the latter). Scrooge MacDuck later discovered a now-defunct web game about internet safety starring Disney characters titled Surfswell Island, and managed to track that down, too, with the help of Drleevezan.
On May 21st, Scrooge MacDuck promoted Drleevezan to the rank of Content Moderator.
Scrooge MacDuck and Drleevezan continued to actively edit the wiki throughout the year. On June 30th, Drleevezan submitted an adoption request for the Duckburg Wiki. It was approved on July 3rd. Later that same day, Drleevezan proposed once again that the two wikis be merged, after realizing that the Duckburg Wiki could best be fixed by merging it with the Scrooge McDuck Wiki. Scrooge MacDuck agreed that the wikis should be merged, and gave Drleevezan admin rights to complete the merger.
The content of the Duckburg Wiki was fully merged with Scrooge McDuck by July 7th, and the merger was made official on July 9th. With that done, the Scrooge McDuck Wiki established a partnership with the rest of the international Disney comics wikis, began creating interlanguage links between them, and joined the Picsou Wiki's embassy.
In August, the Scrooge McDuck Wiki's homepage was redesigned, with input from the international wikis. Mondopapero , KOMΙΞ, and Esteban02 were given ambassador rights on the Scrooge McDuck Wiki. They helped add interwiki links to the wiki's pages.
On August 14th, the wiki reached another great milestone when Scrooge MacDuck created its 2000th page, Joe Torcivia .
On August 22nd, Drleevezan created a Discord server for the wiki, and added it to the sidebar of the wiki. He added an embassy channel to the wiki, and invited ambassadors from the international wikis.
On August 25th, Drleevezan created a page on which users can request rights.
On September 5th, Drleevezan added a "Did you know?" section to the homepage, and created a page to archive previous "Did you know?"s.
On September 6th, Drleevezan created a list of wiki staff.
In early October, the background and header of the wiki were changed temporarily in celebration of the wiki's upcoming anniversary.
On October 9th, Drleevezan and Scrooge MacDuck wrote a history of the wiki in celebration of its third anniversary… and you're reading it now!