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%%* EternalSeptember: As both the wiki and community progressively grew in popularity, it brought a lot of new contributors. Unfortunately, a lot of them hastily wrote new articles without paying attention to their quality, ignoring proper format, clarity, and research of the media. On some pages, they only write a few lines that don't give a good description of the media, forcing another person to finish the article for them. This actually caused a ban on all non-english foreign dubs, as there were simply too many newbies writing articles about dubs in languages that they ''didn't understand''.


The website was originally based on Wikia, [[http://www.lostmediawiki.com but has now moved on to its own domain]].[[note]] The Wikia site is still up under the name ''Lost Media Archive''[[/note]]

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The website was originally based on Wikia, [[http://www.lostmediawiki.com [[https://lostmediawiki.com/Home but has now moved on to its own domain]].[[note]] The Wikia site is still up under the name ''Lost Media Archive''[[/note]]



* EmeraldPower: The main color of the wiki is green.



* GrandfatherClause: The Wiki has rules against including films that weren't put into any production. Normally, this would mean that ''[[http://lostmediawiki.com/A_Day_With_SpongeBob_SquarePants:_The_Movie_(unproduced_direct-to-DVD_film;_2011) A Day with Spongebob Squarepants]]'' wouldn't be allowed, but thanks to it bringing so much attention to the wiki (basically putting the site on the map), a decision was made to keep it.

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* GrandfatherClause: The Wiki has rules against including films that weren't put into any production. Normally, this would mean that ''[[http://lostmediawiki.com/A_Day_With_SpongeBob_SquarePants:_The_Movie_(unproduced_direct-to-DVD_film;_2011) A Day with Spongebob Squarepants]]'' SpongeBob SquarePants]]'' wouldn't be allowed, but thanks to it bringing so much attention to the wiki (basically putting the site on the map), a decision was made to keep it.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: When articles for the LMW were written in its first years, the titles didn't have a set formula yet (title (status of loss, description of media; year)) and the format would vary greatly until there was a rule of uniformity. This leads to a lot of "redirect" pages.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: When articles for the LMW were written in its first years, started being written, the titles didn't have a set weren't in the standard formula yet (title [[note]]title of the work (status of loss, "lost-ness" [see description], quick description of media; year)) the work; year)[[/note]] and the format would vary greatly until there was a rule of uniformity. This leads to caused a lot of "redirect" pages.early pages to have ''tons'' of redirects.

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* EmeraldPower: The main color of the wiki is green.


* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: When articles for the LMW were written in its first years, the titles didn't have a set formula yet (title (status of loss, description of media; year)) and the format would vary greatly until there was a rule of uniformity.

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: When articles for the LMW were written in its first years, the titles didn't have a set formula yet (title (status of loss, description of media; year)) and the format would vary greatly until there was a rule of uniformity.uniformity. This leads to a lot of "redirect" pages.

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: When articles for the LMW were written in its first years, the titles didn't have a set formula yet (title (status of loss, description of media; year)) and the format would vary greatly until there was a rule of uniformity.


* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Under the wiki's guidelines, the term "lost media" is applied to pretty much any form of media that is not easily accessible to the public, not ''actually'' "lost" as in "destroyed/vanished" without any copies available. So you have content that ''is'' confirmed to still be out there, but not made available due to issues such as copyright.

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Under the wiki's guidelines, the term "lost media" is applied to pretty much any form of media that is not easily accessible to the public, not ''actually'' "lost" as in "destroyed/vanished" without any copies available. So you have content that ''is'' confirmed to still be out there, but not made available due to issues such as copyright.copyright.
** A lot of cancelled projects are listed on the wiki, although it is not always specified what ''is'' lost, or if there was actually ''anything'' produced to be lost.


Launched around 2012 by dycaite, it centers around cataloging movies, cartoons, TV shows, video games, specific filmed footage, notable works of fiction and other media that either have no known copies left, are otherwise impossible to find, or are just extremely rare. So in another way, it can also be seen as KeepCirculatingTheTapes, the website.

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Launched around 2012 by dycaite, it centers around cataloging movies, cartoons, TV shows, video games, specific filmed footage, notable works of fiction and other media that either have no known copies left, are otherwise impossible to find, or are just extremely rare. So in another way, it can also be seen as MissingEpisode / KeepCirculatingTheTapes, the website.


* ObviousRulePatch: There used to be a ''massive'' amount of articles about foreign dubs of movies and cartoons that kept on appearing, and most of them being authored by someone who didn't even speak the language of the dub. One especially infamous example was the article about the Albanian dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', which became the poster-child of pointless foreign dub articles. After this, a new rule appeared: lost dub articles will only be qualified if it's a form of English dub or the original dub. Exceptions must be approved by an admin.

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* ObviousRulePatch: There used to be a ''massive'' amount of articles about foreign dubs of movies and cartoons that kept on appearing, and most of them being authored by someone who didn't even speak the language of the dub. One especially infamous example was the article about the Albanian dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', which became the poster-child of pointless foreign dub articles. After this, a new rule appeared: lost dub articles will only be qualified if it's a form of English dub or the original dub.language. Exceptions must be approved by an admin.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: A few pieces of "lost" media have turned out to be this. For example, the infamous "Clockman" short that aired on ''Series/{{Pinwheel}}'' was eventually found by a user named Nitrate Nerd on Website/YouTube (albeit in the original Czech, though the English dub would turn up later) under the name "Sally".


* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://lostmediawiki.com/LMW-tan LMW-tan]], a girl in green and white (like the color scheme of the wiki) who was originally fanart, has now become its official mascot.

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* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://lostmediawiki.com/LMW-tan LMW-tan]], a girl in green and white (like the color scheme of the wiki) who was originally fanart, has now become its official mascot.{{mascot}}.


%%% Troping LMW's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about. If you don't, your entry will be commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will also not be tolerated.

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%%% Troping LMW's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about. If you don't, your entry will be be commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will also not be tolerated.



Each lost media is in one of six categories of "lost-ness": whether it is completely out of reach for a normal person (lost), not confirmed to be real (existence unconfirmed), has been partially found([[ExactlyWhatItSatsOnTheTin partially found]]/partially lost), was lost for a long time but finally found([[ExactlyWhatItSatsOnTheTin found]]), or revealed that no production was started (non-existence confirmed)-.

Although some media is considered hopeless to recover, there have been some surprises in the history of the Lost Media community, with some efforts having come to fruition after either diligent research and negotiations or by the act of an AnonymousBenefactor. Many of such recovered works are often available for download or viewing on the website itself.

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Each lost media is in one of six categories of "lost-ness": whether it is completely out of reach for a normal person (lost), not confirmed to be real (existence unconfirmed), has been partially found([[ExactlyWhatItSatsOnTheTin found ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin partially found]]/partially lost), was lost for a long time but finally found([[ExactlyWhatItSatsOnTheTin found ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin found]]), or revealed that no production was started (non-existence confirmed)-.

confirmed).

Although some media is considered hopeless to recover, there have been some surprises in the history of the Lost Media community, with some efforts having come to fruition after either diligent research and negotiations or by the act of an AnonymousBenefactor. Many of such recovered works are often available for download or viewing on the website itself.


%%Troping LMW's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about, otherwise, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao not be tolerated.

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%%Troping %%% Troping LMW's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about, otherwise, about. If you don't, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and be commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao also not be tolerated.



Launched around 2012 by dycaite, it centers around cataloguing movies, cartoons, TV shows, video games, specific filmed footage, notable works of fiction and other media that either have no known copies left, are othewise impossible to find, or are just very, very rare. So in another way, it can also be seen as KeepCirculatingTheTapes, the website.

Each lost media has a degree of "lost-ness", whether it is completely out of reach for the common citizen, has been partially found, or was lost for a long time but finally found.

Although some media can be considered hopeless to recover, there have been a few good surprises in the history of the Lost Media hunter community, with some efforts having come to fruition after diligent research and negotiations, or by the spontaneous act of an AnonymousBenefactor. Many of such recovered works are often available for dowload in the website itself.

That being said, though, while the Lost Media Wiki in and on itself is unlikely to become lost media anytime soon, there have been various concerns around the aforementioned recovered media, as these are not hosted on long term public hosts such as the Internet Archive. Being, instead, hosted on private, for-profit hosts (mainly [=MediaFire=]) that could go kaput at any moment and take down its files with it, as they do not allow the Wayback Machine to crawl them. This has led to, among other things, web archiving initiatives such as Wiki/ArchiveTeam to get copies of recovered media from LMW and keep them on hold until a rainy day comes.

The website was originally based on Wikia, [[http://www.lostmediawiki.com but has now moved on to its own domain]].

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Launched around 2012 by dycaite, it centers around cataloguing cataloging movies, cartoons, TV shows, video games, specific filmed footage, notable works of fiction and other media that either have no known copies left, are othewise otherwise impossible to find, or are just very, very extremely rare. So in another way, it can also be seen as KeepCirculatingTheTapes, the website.

Each lost media has a degree is in one of "lost-ness", six categories of "lost-ness": whether it is completely out of reach for the common citizen, a normal person (lost), not confirmed to be real (existence unconfirmed), has been partially found, or found([[ExactlyWhatItSatsOnTheTin partially found]]/partially lost), was lost for a long time but finally found.

found([[ExactlyWhatItSatsOnTheTin found]]), or revealed that no production was started (non-existence confirmed)-.

Although some media can be is considered hopeless to recover, there have been a few good some surprises in the history of the Lost Media hunter community, with some efforts having come to fruition after either diligent research and negotiations, negotiations or by the spontaneous act of an AnonymousBenefactor. Many of such recovered works are often available for dowload in download or viewing on the website itself.

That being said, though, while the Lost Media Wiki in and on itself is unlikely to become lost media anytime soon, there have been various concerns around the aforementioned recovered media, as these are not hosted on long term public hosts such as the Internet Archive. Being, instead, media. Since recovered media is commonly hosted on private, for-profit hosts (mainly [=MediaFire=]) that could go kaput down with its hosted files at any moment and take down its files with it, as they do not allow the Wayback Machine to crawl them. This has led to, among other things, moment, web archiving initiatives such as Wiki/ArchiveTeam to get collect copies of recovered media from LMW and keep them on hold until a rainy day comes.

host goes down.

The website was originally based on Wikia, [[http://www.lostmediawiki.com but has now moved on to its own domain]].
domain]].[[note]] The Wikia site is still up under the name ''Lost Media Archive''[[/note]]



* AnonymousBenefactor: The ''Series/SesameStreet'' animated short ''Cracks'' (aka "Crack Master" then) was one of the most-sought pieces of lost media on the website, becoming some sort of an icon. Years passed until, on the morning of Christmas 2014, dycaite, the founder/administrator, received a copy of the short by email from an anonymous person.
%%* AuthorAppeal: It is obvious that a large amount of the contributors are especially passionate towards {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} TV shows and cartoons from the late-90s/early-2000s... including short ads, bumpers and transitions!! It comes out as no surprise that the most popular piece of lost media on the site is the elusive ''A Day With Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie'' (which was eventually proven as never having even been ''filmed''!).
%%** Elements related to the ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' franchise are quite popular too.
%%** Lost English dubs of any foreign cartoon, often anime, are a common subject of articles.
%%** Shows made by [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Britt]] [[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Allcroft]] are also popular. In particular the lost scenes of ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' are something of a holy grail to contributors.
%%** Specifically, anything ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''-related, including ''A Day with Spongebob''.
* [[invoked]] DeletedScene: A lot of lost media are deleted footage or other elements from existing works, and have not been released to the public as of late.
%%* EternalSeptember: As the wiki/community progressively grew in popularity, it brought a lot of new contributors. Unfortunately, a lot of those contributors, often young and inexperienced, hastily write new articles without paying attention to their quality, ignoring proper format, clarity, research or even notability of the media. Sometimes, they go as far as only writing a few lines and leaving a "will complete later" message! Veteran contributors are also not very pleased that so many of the new articles seem to be specifically about things like lost modern kiddy cartoon dubs or fragments of modern video games.
* GrandfatherClause: The Wiki has rules against including unproduced films unless they were put into at least some production. This means that ''[[http://lostmediawiki.com/A_Day_With_SpongeBob_SquarePants:_The_Movie_(unproduced_direct-to-DVD_film;_2011) A Day with Spongebob Squarepants]]'' wouldn't be allowed because of this, but thanks to it bringing so much attention to the wiki (basically put the site on the map), a decision was made to keep it.

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* AnonymousBenefactor: The ''Series/SesameStreet'' animated short ''Cracks'' (aka "Crack Master" then) was one of the most-sought pieces of lost media on the website, becoming some sort of an icon. Years passed until, on the morning of Christmas 2014, dycaite, the founder/administrator, founder/administrator dycaite received a copy of the short by in an email from an anonymous person.
%%* AuthorAppeal: It is obvious that a A large amount of the contributors are especially passionate towards {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} TV shows and cartoons from the late-90s/early-2000s... late-90s/early-2000s, including the short ads, bumpers and transitions!! It comes out as no surprise that transitions. Specifically, anything ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''-related becomes popular. Naturally, the most popular piece of lost media on the site is was the elusive ''A Day With Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie'' (which was eventually proven as never having even been ''filmed''!).
''produced'').
%%** Elements Media related to the ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' franchise are is also quite popular too.
(although considering how ''massive'' the franchise is, this may just be a given).
%%** Lost English dubs (and for a while, dubs in general) of any foreign cartoon, often anime, cartoons are a common subject of articles.
%%** Shows made by [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Britt]] [[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Allcroft]] are also popular. In particular particular, the lost scenes of ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' are something of a holy grail to contributors.
%%** Specifically, anything ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''-related, including ''A Day with Spongebob''.
* [[invoked]] DeletedScene: A lot Most of lost media are is either deleted footage or other elements from existing works, and works that have not been released to the public as of late.
public.
%%* EternalSeptember: As both the wiki/community wiki and community progressively grew in popularity, it brought a lot of new contributors. Unfortunately, a lot of those contributors, often young and inexperienced, them hastily write wrote new articles without paying attention to their quality, ignoring proper format, clarity, and research or even notability of the media. Sometimes, On some pages, they go as far as only writing write a few lines and leaving a "will complete later" message! Veteran contributors are also not very pleased that so many don't give a good description of the new media, forcing another person to finish the article for them. This actually caused a ban on all non-english foreign dubs, as there were simply too many newbies writing articles seem to be specifically about things like lost modern kiddy cartoon dubs or fragments of modern video games.
in languages that they ''didn't understand''.
* GrandfatherClause: The Wiki has rules against including unproduced films unless they were that weren't put into at least some any production. This means Normally, this would mean that ''[[http://lostmediawiki.com/A_Day_With_SpongeBob_SquarePants:_The_Movie_(unproduced_direct-to-DVD_film;_2011) A Day with Spongebob Squarepants]]'' wouldn't be allowed because of this, allowed, but thanks to it bringing so much attention to the wiki (basically put putting the site on the map), a decision was made to keep it.



* [[invoked]] KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Some of the listed "lost media" could be better categorized as this. While some people would have a copy, it doesn't mean they will make it widely available.
* [[invoked]] MissingEpisode: This is basically the whole concept of the website. Listing notable recorded content that has gone missing, whether it be old silent movies, TV show pilots, syndicated animated series or video game prototypes.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://lostmediawiki.com/LMW-tan LMW-tan]], a young girl in green who originally was JustForFun fanart has now become its official mascot. She is in green and white, befitting the website's color scheme.

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* [[invoked]] KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Some of the listed "lost media" could be better categorized as this. While some people would might have a copy, it doesn't mean they will make it that it's widely available.
* [[invoked]] MissingEpisode: This is basically the whole The entire concept of the website. Listing website is listing notable recorded content that has gone missing, whether it be old silent movies, TV show pilots, syndicated animated series series, or video game prototypes.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://lostmediawiki.com/LMW-tan LMW-tan]], a young girl in green and white (like the color scheme of the wiki) who was originally was JustForFun fanart fanart, has now become its official mascot. She is in green and white, befitting the website's color scheme.mascot.



* [[invoked]] WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the articles list projects that are not confirmed, completed works. Others are about alternate versions of some creations, but are unavailable to the public.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Under the wiki's guidelines, the term "lost media" is applied to pretty much any form of media that is not easily accessible to the public. Not actually "lost" as in "destroyed/vanished" without any copies available. So you have content that ''is'' confirmed to still be out there, but not made available due to many issues such as copyright.

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* [[invoked]] WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the articles list projects that are not confirmed, completed works. Others are about alternate versions of some creations, but creations that are unavailable to the public.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Under the wiki's guidelines, the term "lost media" is applied to pretty much any form of media that is not easily accessible to the public. Not actually public, not ''actually'' "lost" as in "destroyed/vanished" without any copies available. So you have content that ''is'' confirmed to still be out there, but not made available due to many issues such as copyright.


* ObviousRulePatch: There used to be a ''massive'' amount of articles about foreign dubs of movies and cartoons that kept on appearing, and most of them being authored by someone who didn't even speak the language of the dub. One especially infamous example was the article about the Albanian dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', which became the poster-child of pointless foreign dub articles. After this, a new rule appeared: lost dub articles will only be approved if it's a form of English dub or the original dub. Exceptions must be approved by an admin.

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* ObviousRulePatch: There used to be a ''massive'' amount of articles about foreign dubs of movies and cartoons that kept on appearing, and most of them being authored by someone who didn't even speak the language of the dub. One especially infamous example was the article about the Albanian dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', which became the poster-child of pointless foreign dub articles. After this, a new rule appeared: lost dub articles will only be approved qualified if it's a form of English dub or the original dub. Exceptions must be approved by an admin.


The wiki is also affiliated with webshow ''[[http://lostmediawiki.com/Lost_Media_Chronicles The Lost Media Chronicles]]'', made by [[WebVideo/ShoegazerProductions Shoegazer Productions]], where each episode centers on a particular piece of lost media.

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