If you have ever found yourself going to the web to read about your favorite game, chances are you’ve come across the site Fandom, home of many gaming Wikis but also the focus of high amounts of criticism and controversies. From excessive and questionable ads flooding the website to corporate greed, the site went from being made for the love of fans to the love of suits.
If you feel like this, you are not alone, as the official Zelda Wiki has recently stated that they’ll be going independent from Fandom as their principles do not align with those of the site.
Zelda Wiki’s Editor in Chief states:
“Following Fandom’s recent buyouts and questionable staffing decisions, we feel we have no choice but to do our part to keep the internet free from corporate consolidation.
We strongly urge our fellow wiki communities hosted under Fandom to make the same decision, and to help build independent wiki alliances such as NIWA(opens in new tab) and SEIWA(opens in new tab), free from corporate monopolization and control. For those who are currently employed by Fandom, we urge you to unionize while you still can. We can keep the internet free from hegemonic control together, but it must start with us.”