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Coordinates: 40°49′50″N 74°07′29″W / 40.8306°N 74.1246°W / 40.8306; -74.1246

The website's front page in mid-2021.

Eamon Wiki (originally The Wonderful Wiki of Eamon) is a user-editable online encyclopedia of information related to the Eamon text adventure series, founded and administered by Huw Williams. It's powered by MediaWiki version 1.41.1, a free software application by the Wikimedia Foundation, and is hosted by DigitalOcean.

History

Eamon Wiki began development in March 2012 under the name "The Wonderful Wiki of Eamon" and opened to public editing on 17 March 2013 at eamononline.com. The wiki operated from a private Linux web server at Williams's residence in West Lafayette, Indiana, and shared space with several other sites. (Williams kept a Get Lamp commemorative coin inside the server's case.) Much of the encyclopedia's structure was built during the first two to three years of operation, including most of the category tree and article stubs.

Beginning around 2015 the wiki was the target of increasingly frequent automated cyber attacks that sought to create large volumes of bogus users and articles; in response, Williams disabled new user account creation and editing in order to prevent further vandalism to the project, and the wiki became dormant.

In 2017 Williams established the eamon.wiki domain and began transferring the wiki's content to a new and more secure installation hosted by New York-based cloud services provider DigitalOcean. The project, renamed "Eamon Wiki", officially reopened to the public in September 2017 and now operates from DigitalOcean's NYC3 data center in Clifton, New Jersey.

Anyone wishing to edit the wiki may request an account by emailing Williams.

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Young Man Reading by Candlelight by Matthias Stom, c.1650

As of Thursday, 13 June 2024 at 16:49 EST, Eamon Wiki has 1,486 articles and is in Phase 5.

Overall the wiki contains 8,402 total pages and 2,370 files. It has 20 users (1 active) and since its re-installation in 2017 has accumulated 40,752 edits.

Per Wiki:Copyrights, individual pieces of content original to Eamon Wiki may be reproduced with the following restrictions: it must be for non-commercial purposes, and it must include clear attribution showing that Eamon Wiki is the source of the content. Mirroring or other large-scale reproduction is forbidden without permission.

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