At least 100 years ago, Wikipe-tan was created by a Japanese tartlet named . She is the personification of perverted Wikipedia and is used to lure weeaboos. Wikipe-tan and her sisters are the only things on Wikipedia that are worth raping. She is trying to destroy ED and all of its lulz, but so far has only fanned the flames by bringing attention to Wikipedia's colossal amount of sick fuck pedophiles aka wikipedos.
In 2003, Wikipedia was still young, and Jimbo Whails knew that his tiny, fragile index of knowledge could fail in an instant. Larry Sanger left the year before, and the trolls were moving in. He needed a catalyst or a symbol to bring everyone together under his flag, but he also needed one of those too. The Wikimedia Foundation decided that a mascot was needed, and Whails decided that the users should choose the mascot in true wiki fashion.
On February 21, 2003, a mascot election was held. Numerous anthropomorphic creatures contented for the win. On September 6, 2003, Wikipede the Centipede was declared the winner and was given his own article. Despite this, the election was never closed, and the voting continued on for at least a hundred years.
On January 4, 2006, Wikipedia's most brilliant anon suggested that Wikipedia use an anime character in the same spirit as the OS-tans. This anon also suggested the name "Wikipe-tan". Kasuga then then created and drew Wiki-tan on January 8 and uploaded it onto the Futaba Channel. On January 17, 2006, Shii (then known as Ashibaka) discovered the image and uploaded Kasuga's artwork onto Commons. He then added the artwork to the ballot. Despite all the weeaboos voting for Wikipe-tan, Wikipede the Centipede still had about ten more votes and won. Some critics decided to be butthurt.
Although Wikipe-tan lost the mascot battle to a mascot, Wikipe-tan developed a strong fanbase, and Wikipede remained obscured to the greater Wikipedian community. Wikipe-tan became the official mascot of several wiki projects, including the wiki's anime project.
Wikipedia Loli Wars
—Jimbo Wales' log summary as he deletes the lolis
Since April 3, 2006, Wikipedia's Lolicon article used "Final_Solution-chan.jpg" as its introductory image, but on June 1, 2007, Anonymous decided to change it, and this led to one of the greatest edit wars in Wikipedia's history (depicted in the following table):
Several channers (and possibly their sockpuppets) competed for supremacy over the article. Just when it appeared that the status quo would be preserved, "4lolicon" appeared and uploaded "Loliwikipetan.jpg". Merovingian approved of the image and added it to the article. Unbeknownst to him, this image will become the source of the edit war's next phrase. Merovingian, Erachima (then known as tjstrf), and Eyrian in favor of the new Wikipe-tan lolicon, while Herostratus was heavily against it. Merovingian and Herostratus became engaged in a deletion-restoration war, but this ended since Herostratus couldn't delete images on Commons.
On June 4, 2007, White_Cat nominated "LoliWikipetan.jpg" and "LoliWikipetan2.jpg" for deletion. Even more drama occurred on Talk:Lolicon. Nevertheless, the thoughts expressed in these discussions were rendered meaningless when Jimbo Wales unilaterally deleted the lolicon images and permabanned 4lolicon.
Push for officialness and rejection
Almost immediately after Jimbo Wales baleeted LoliWikipetan.jpg, weeaboos have been attempting to push his "Pedophilic sexualization of a community mascot? No." comment as a sign of official recognition by Wikimedia's highest authority (eg. ). Attempts to insert Jimbo's alleged recognition onto WP:Wikipe-tan were reverted until June 30, 2007, when Deadkid_dk reinserted it. Deadkid_dk wasn't reverted as the anons were because he or she had a account with many contributions and used an edit summary.
Jimbo's "recognition" was treated as Word of God until February 7, 2011, when Jimbo Wales revealed that he wasn't a fan and that he never intended for his comment to be interpreted as official recognition:
I think this article was misleading in saying that I "recognized" Wikipe-tan. My removal of the sexualized version from commons was in no way an endorsement of the standard versions. I don't like Wikipe-tan and never have. I recognize that some people do, and I'm not particularly agitated about it, but my name should not be invoked in a way that might lead some to believe that I approve. Thanks!
First Wikipedian War on Bikinis
On March 14, 2011, Herostratus removed both "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png" and "Kogaru1.jpg" from the article, citing alleged trademark issues and other legal-esque nonsense. This led to an edit war and arguing that lasted until late April.
On March 23rd, Herostratus nominated "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png" for deletion, and predictably, the lolicon-loving Commons community voted to keep it. In April, this same community would foil an attempt to purge TGcomix's pedophilic filth from Commons as well, although Wikipedia's righteous anti-pedophile defense team was able to remove "Kogaru1.jpg" from the "Fan service" article after an AN/I discussion.
On April 9th, Malkinann suggested creating a version of "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png" without Wikipe-tan's iconic puzzle pieces as a compromise, and in true Wikipedia fashion, the Wikipedia community spent their time arguing rather than getting started on creating that suggested alternative.
Malkinaan's suggestion wouldn't become a reality until May 4, 2011, when Jayen466 uploaded "Fanservice.jpg" and added it to the "Fan service" article. This would remain the status quo until August 23rd, 2014, when Knowledgekid87 removed "Fanservice.jpg" from the article, stating that "Fanservice.jpg" isn't actually fan service. "Fanservice.jpg" was restored on November 24th, 2014 and has so far remained in the article without further edit warring.
Second Wikipedian War on Bikinis
During Wikimania 2014, a presentation entitled "Creative Ways to Alienate Women Online: A How-to Guide for Wikipedians" was given. This was a self-described "tongue-in-check" presentation, and "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png" featured in one of its slides. Given the presentation's tongue-in-check rather than exposé nature, one who assume that its creators opted for goofy rather than actual provocative images. Nikkimaria, who held a long-standing beef against "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png", was apparently in attendance.
On August 9th, 2014, Nikkimaria once again removed "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png" from the "Wikipe-tan" fan page and used the Wikimania presentation as a justification. This resulted in another mini-edit war and yet another argument, and once again, the end result was the return of "Wikipe_tan_wearing_a_bikini_by_Kasuga39.png" to the fan page.
Wikipe-tan and Physical Attractiveness
In January 2017, a Wikipediot named Greenrd was browsing the Physical attractiveness article and became triggered upon seeing a picture of Wikipe-tan on the page. After being revived with smelling salts, Greenrd removed the image and accused the section of being "original research" and explained he was removing it because "most importantly - it's a little girl!" He then went to reddit to detail his actions, saying, "No, weeaboos, your creepy borderline-paedophilic comments on little girls and WP:SYNTH of unreliable and inappropriate sources about neoteny do not justify putting an image of a very young girl in an article on physical attractiveness as if she's literally some kind of apex of physical attractiveness. Fictitious or not."
The reddit post had the predictable result of an edit war breaking out, and Greenrd reverted once before opting to get "consensus" on the Talk page to have this offensive imagery removed. Four other Wikipedos managed to get off their fainting couches long enough to type out their support for the removal and Greenrd reverted it out once more with "consensus."
—The excuse used to upload the image, 
During the summer of 2007, GunnarRene made an amazing discovery: Due to Wikipe-tan's liberal licensing, anyone can create an derivative of Wikipe-tan and upload it onto Commons. GunnarRene then took Paranormal Wikipe-tan and transformed it into a minority, which came complete with an afro, a suit, and shades.
:3 can also be seen on Urbanesque Wikipe-tan's puzzle hair-piece.
The Wikichan.org (not to be confused with Wikichan.net) crew found the image and fact the Wikipedos did not complain about it yet lulzy. The Wikichan crew then added this information to their Wikipe-tan article and used Wikipe-tan in their logo as a sign of victory.
The Wikipedos did not realize the meme reference until months later. The anon who finally made the meme-connection had this to say:
I feel that the afro wikipe-tans should be removed as they seem to be some kind of joke from 4chan. They are a reference to the racist 'pool's closed' (NSFW) meme (note the current wikichan logo).
Additionally, see 'afro controversy' in this wikichan article (NSFW):
An art piece featuring Wikipe-tan wearing a suit, shades, and an afro was added to the gallery, with a caucasian and alternate black version. Fortunately, no one was keen enough to guess its meaning or delete it, and it remains there to this day. An edited version is seen on the WikiChan logo as a symbol of triumph. Really, you can add whatever the hell you want to the gallery. Go ahead.
How these pictures have been up for 5 months perplexes me. :(
After some debate, the OP said:
Original poster here. I guess the images themselves don't really create any harm as long as they aren't breaking any rules, even if they are a bit strange. For those who do not know, Wikichan is the official wiki of the *chans, which are a collection of imageboards famous for their 'raids' on websites. See 4chan for a list of things that one such imageboard have been responsible for. Being associated with these people may be a bad idea, which is why I suggest the removal of the references to their 'pool's closed' meme. Additionally, allowing these images to stay up may lead to further 'contributions' by 4chan when they realize what they can get away with. Finally, I don't really see how a dark-skinned version of wikipe-tan with an afro belongs in the gallery, but hey, I respect people's different tastes. Ultimately, I respect the majority decision.
Although Wikipedia is filled with many anime-loving weeaboos, Wikipedia also has its fair share of OCD-driven anime-h8rs. Haters of everything manga constantly besiege Wikipedia’s Wikipe-tan project page. The project page was proposed for deletion twice: once on July 20, 2006, and again on July 14, 2008. The second attempt to delete the article was by an "dummy account" (own words) named "Anon deletion", and he had this to say:
This page is completely and utterly ridiculous. An entire page dedicated to the "worship" of a childish drawing. If you think "worship" is too strong a word check out some of the David-Brent-level-cringe-factor comments on the talkpage. This user loves Wikipe-tan, the cutest personification of Wikipedia. is extremely apt - but whatever happened to This user loves Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia - that's what we're here for, not an extended anime fan club!! Given the deletion of that great Esperanza project on the basis it was distracting people and creating a socialized wiki culture I don't see how this can possibly be retained. It has no positive benefit for the project at all - why is it the namespace? Reason: it would get deleted as an article for a lack of notability. It's just a list of the uses of wikipetan and numerous derivative images. I honestly find it sickening that such an article exists on our encyclopedia. And before the accusations start flying yes this is just a dummy account (AFAIK this isn't against "the rules") as I'd prefer not to be a marked man by Wikipe-tan fans.
Although the Wikipe-tan project page survived, the anti-anime users continued to assault the article on the talk page.
Things that anime-haters forget include:
- Wikipedia:Wikipe-tan is a project page, not an article.
- Wikipe-tan is not Wikipedia's official mascot. It is a community-supported mascot.
- Kasuga is actually Japanese; therefore, Kasuga is not wapanese.
- Ad hominem attacks against weeaboos do not work.
- Wikipedia is not Americentric.
- Wikipedia is not going to change into an anime fansite due to a mascot.
Wikipe-Tan is not an only child, she has 3 other sisters who are all forced into sexual slavery by jimbo wales himself.
What Wikipe-tan is not
- Ae, Wikipe's rival
- Almost Raped
- Asking for it
- Dying alone
- Uncyclo-tan (mascot of Uncyclopedia)
- The pretty cool guy and Encyclopedia Dramatica supporter Running on Wikipedia, who loevs Wikipe-tan.
- Wikipe-tan at Wikipedia
- Archive of Wikichan's Wikipe-tan article – Courtesy of the Wayback Machine.
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