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See my talk. Here's a quick(-ish) idea of what I think should be in it; give ideas and such.

"The Pikmin series follows Captain Olimar's encounters with aliens called Pikmin over two games. Pikipedia (*), founded by Dark Lord Revan as a Wikia wiki in December 2005, aims to be the foremost source of Pikmin information. In September 2010, Pikipedia moved away from Wikia to become independent. With the release of a third Pikmin title imminent, there's no better place to be."

* The other ones have an abbreviation here. Discussion I had on it:

[19:25:19] <Jimbo_Jambo> Do we need one?
[19:25:32] <Greenpickle> Iunno, just noticed the others had one
[19:25:36] <Jimbo_Jambo> Mm
[19:25:39] <Greenpickle> there must be some reason
[19:25:49] <-> Miles_ is now known as The_Wiki_Confederacy
[19:25:57] <Jimbo_Jambo> Ease of use?
[19:26:01] <Jimbo_Jambo> God dammit Miles
[19:26:11] <Jimbo_Jambo> Stop making fun of my overactive imagination
[19:26:28] <Jimbo_Jambo> Unfortunately our name is all one work
[19:26:49] <Jimbo_Jambo> We don't have the luxury of being able to abbreviate "Pikmin Wiki" as PW or something like that
[19:27:20] <Jimbo_Jambo> But then again Bulbapedia did it
[19:27:38] <Jimbo_Jambo> Following their example it would seem like PP would be most appropriate
[19:27:49] <Jimbo_Jambo> But I dunno, it just doesn't
[19:27:56] <Greenpickle> ...Miles
[19:28:11] <Greenpickle> ease of use of what?
[19:28:18] <Greenpickle> 'P' fine?
[19:28:29] <Jimbo_Jambo> Instead of typing out "Zelda Wiki" or whatever every time
[19:28:31] <Jimbo_Jambo> P
[19:28:32] <Jimbo_Jambo> Haha
[19:28:34] <Greenpickle> I just saw the one-word Bulbapedia used 2 symbols too
[19:28:42] <Jimbo_Jambo> Yeah
[19:28:54] <Jimbo_Jambo> As I said
[19:28:56] <Greenpickle> oh, qust read you said that
[19:28:59] <Greenpickle> *just
[19:29:02] <Greenpickle> hadn't got there
[19:29:03] <Jimbo_Jambo> Right
[19:29:15] <Jimbo_Jambo> We've never really used one though
[19:29:19] <Jimbo_Jambo> Not that I recall
[19:29:36] <Jimbo_Jambo> We could call it PIK
[19:29:36] <Greenpickle> I would say Pk, lower-case k, is closer to the word
[19:29:41] <Jimbo_Jambo> Mm
[19:29:56] <Greenpickle> but yes, P is, above all, different.
[19:30:10] <Jimbo_Jambo> Who's gonna use that though?
[19:30:15] <Greenpickle> heheh
[19:30:20] <Jimbo_Jambo> "Yeah, I read on P that Pikmin 3 is coming out"
[19:30:35] <Jimbo_Jambo> "I'm an active contributor on P"
[19:30:44] <Greenpickle> oh yes
[19:30:47] <Greenpickle> perfect
[19:31:49] <Jimbo_Jambo> "Pkmn", not to be confused with the abbreviation for Pokemon
[19:33:05] <Greenpickle> well, people say 'wiki'
[19:33:09] <Greenpickle> so...'piki'?
[19:33:10] <Greenpickle> ...
[19:33:32] <Jimbo_Jambo> Heh
[19:34:15] <Jimbo_Jambo> I think we should first check whether or not an abbreviation is actually necessary
[19:34:27] <Jimbo_Jambo> Unless you just really want to have one
[19:35:21] <Greenpickle> yeah
[19:35:38] <Greenpickle> I'll ask the guy

I have indeed asked the guy. Also, could the last sentence could do with some sort of extension? GP

And the response:

"I suppose you could decide on it yourselves, but when we use interwiki links. Like say a pikmin cameo is in Kirby's Epic Yarn, instead of linking to Wikipedia for our readers to get more info on Pikmin, I'd use {{PKW|Olimar}} and that would go to the Olimar article you have. It's not entirely consistent."

I suggest 'PK', then; anyone else agree/disagree? GP

I agree. Vol (Talk)

Sounds fine.--Prezintenden
I would agree, if it weren't for the Earthbound Wiki that is slowly making its way to the 200 article mark. I'd assume that they'd want the PK abbreviation, as it is the most widely known one. But whatever, as it is ultimately Green's call more or less. Also, you guys have the most ... interesting Chatroom conversations.

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Doesn't PK refer to the psychic powers or something? I think this has to be an abbreviation of the wiki's name, not something related to it.--Prezintenden
PK is only Smash Bros. though; PSI is used in EarthBound. I guess that's why it changed from PK Wiki to WikiBound sometime ago. I'd guess they want WB, but I'm not a representative of it. Turtwig A 16:44, 8 October 2010 (EDT)
Well, it seems people like it as it is. Based on the Turtwig's comment regarding EarthBound likely not wanting PK, and there being no other objections to it, I'll submit that, and the paragraph as it is above. It's all open to change, of course, though. I was told Pikmin Fanon would get its own, separate description - and the separate request indicates the same thing, but it doesn't seem to have been replied to. GP
Bulbapedia seems to be using pk now for this wiki's link. Turtwig A 12:57, 10 October 2010 (EDT)
Sorry, a little late to the conversation. Yeah, PK's alright, but I wonder if PW for Pikmin Wiki might be more intuitive. —Jimbo Jambo 13:27, 10 October 2010 (EDT)