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  • Ascended Fanon: LMW-tan was only fanart until she became the official mascot.
  • Colbert Bump:
    • Popular video-maker RebelTaxi has pointed out to the Lost Media Wiki community, and can be credited to have brought in some contributors.
    • Happens to some obscure shows that get pages on the wiki. For example, most PBS Kids viewers had forgotten about The Noddy Shop until one of the users created a page on it. The same thing goes with several Kids' WB! cartoons, such as Waynehead, Monster Allergy and Channel Umptee-3.
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  • Newbie Boom: 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 wrote a few lines that didn'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.
  • Old Shame:
    • The old Wikia version of the site can now be considered this for some of the community. The original administrator tried to have it closed down after creating the new site, but got rejected.
    • Non-English dub articles. They rapidly got out of hand, as contributors seemed like they were going to write an article about every dub of every cartoon they knew. One particularly infamous article was the Albanian SpongeBob SquarePants dub, which is now used as a punchline in the community. The only articles that survived the cuts were the original Mexican Spanish dub of South Park and Nickelodeon's Japanese feed.
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  • Pop Culture Urban Legends: The Wiki has an entire section dedicated to content proven to be non-existent such as the myth of there being more than two Minerva Mink shorts, a 29th episode of KaBlam!, and the ever-infamous A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants, among other things. Most content that is non-existent is either proven to be so by show creators or after a lack of content appears over the years.
  • Troubled Production: In a strange case for a wiki, LMW has had a bit of a troubled history. In early 2015, after Wikia failed to provide the community with a decent editing and administrative tool, Dycaite decided to move the community to its own website. Of course Wikia, with its draconian policies, does not allow this, or at least not easily. Dycaite was not allowed to talk about the new wiki on the Wikia version, and Wikia's own administrators banned almost all of the admins from the site simply for making statements against the Wiki. The new website struggled to gain attention, with many people still linking to the "old" one. The admins struggled to stay on top of managing junk articles and vandalism, which was rampant from Wikia's supporters. The staff also had to juggle their own personal lives with managing the website. On top of that, the formatting for the new site was entirely different than the Wikia version, which led to many users staying on the old Wiki to avoid the confusing new format. Eventually, Dycaite tried to cater to them by making everything a bit simpler. The old Wikia version is now under new management, although they haven't been keeping up on editing and fixing articles.
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  • Wiki Rule: Well, it is a wiki itself, anyway.

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