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  • Ascended Fanon: LMW-tan was originally fanart before she became the official mascot.
  • Colbert Bump:
    • Popular YouTuber RebelTaxi has frequently referenced the Lost Media Wiki community, and can be credited to have brought in some contributors.
    • This tends to happen 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. Even some non-American shows, such as the very obscure French TV series Kartapus, got some recognition after being featured on the LMW.
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    • The influence of the term "lost media" to describe media that falls under Keep Circulating the Tapes is so powerful that it has caused several networks to bring shows that were considered "lost media" back to their schedule:
      • VeggieTales on TV, the Qubo edit of VeggieTales, returned to syndication a year after the Lost Media Wiki made an article for it.
      • Buzzr started airing an annual "Lost and Found" week in response to the popularity of the wiki, and even added a formerly-lost game show to their regular rotation in 2019: The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour.
      • Disney+ has added several lost shows to their lineup, most notably the missing Bonkers episode "Fall Apart Bomb Squad".
      • In 2019, The Museum of the Moving Image hosted an event dedicated to Sesame Street moments considered lost media, including "Cracks", clips from the infamous Wicked Witch episode, and a scene from "Snuffy's Parents Get A Divorce".
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  • Foreign Remake: It has gotten a Spanish-language version on Fandom, Lost Media en Español, aka LMÑ. Has two furry mascots, Martina and Robertino, an anthropomorphic squirrel and raccoon, respectively.
  • Newbie Boom: As both the wiki and community progressively grew in popularity, a lot of new contributors were discovering it. Unfortunately, most of them hastily wrote new articles without paying attention to the proper format and clarity of the article, nor was there much research on the media. On some pages, they only wrote several lines that didn't give a decent description about the media, forcing someone else to finish the article. This is actually the main reason for the ban on all non-English foreign dubs, since there were simply too many newbies writing articles about dubs in languages that they didn't speak or 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 became a punchline in the community). The only article that survived the cut was Nickelodeon's Japanese feed.
  • 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, the 29th episode of KaBlam! (not to be confused with the actual 29th episode), 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.
    • Some "lost media" is banned from being featured on the wiki due to the only evidence being very unreliable. Those include the video game Kekcroc, the anime Saki Sanobashi and an alternate "slug Squidward" ending to the Spongebob Squarepants episode I Was A Teenage Gary. Despite this, they are popular subjects of talk among lost media aficionados.
  • 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.
  • Wiki Rule: Well, it is a wiki.

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